Posted by Dinah on February 27, 2012, at 8:13:40
In reply to Re: » gardenergirl, posted by Solstice on February 27, 2012, at 0:50:34
There are already rules in place, and I've described them. Admittedly a more active administrative presence, at times, would be welcome.
I think once matters start to get complicated, with violations on more than one side, it's harder for Dr. Bob to find the time to deal with it. That's just my observation based on seeing him come deal with minor matters while leaving an all out board war untouched.
I get it too. Or at least I did originally. After a while, the pendulum on the board starts to swing, and with it my sympathy.
I think any comparison to Nazis, any suggestion that one's actions on Babble could lead to death to millions of Jews, or any assertations that any complaints about any one person are the result of that person's ethnic origin (in the absence of any evidence that this is the case) is on the face of it uncivil and accusatory and should be dealt with under existing Babble rules.
But it also upsets me when people act together towards one poster. And I tend to lose any sympathy I had for the original cause when it continues too long or becomes spread over many threads. Particularly when it deals with behaviors Dr. Bob has already explicitly approved. And I don't think Dr. Bob is wrong.
This is a mental health board. There are many posting behaviors by *many* posters that the majority of posters find annoying. If they aren't uncivil, accusatory, or explicitly insensitive to a particular poster or particular group of posters, these behaviors are allowed on Babble. Making it a more inclusive place than the world at large often can be. I would think many of us would appreciate that inclusiveness. I certainly do.