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COURTESY AND RESPECT
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- Don't be rude to others, or make an argument personal
- If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all
- Know the difference between a difference of opinion and a personal attack
- Don't try to "win" an argument by repeating yourself over and over
- Don't tell others what to post
- Don't bash other members
- Keep it clean, don't use profanity
Why can't I tell this user what an idiot he/she is; every single thing he/she posts is just so wrong?
If you can't find a respectful way to express your difference of opinion, then you're better off saying nothing at all. Don't talk down to other posters, lecture them or be rude and dismissive. Disagreement is fine, but attacking another poster personally will get you in trouble and result in a ban from the forum.
But he started the fight by attacking me! Can't I defend myself?
This is a forum for the discussion of Basenjis, not a dueling society. If you feel attacked, please report it to the admin and then ignore the poster, respond to another thread. Remember, however much you were provoked, if you attack a poster personally then you are just as guilty of breaking the rules.
Why can't I tell a poster that he's breaking the rules?
This board has a moderator. Telling other people what to do is rude, derails the conversation even further and often ignites flame wars. Please just report the user to the admin and move on.