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Respect and CR
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Posted 5/6/08 , edited 5/6/08

hikaruchan16 wrote:

I think words are a powerful weapon, and people need to learn how to use them with more discretion, because, regardless of how little people care, or how much we've been brainwashed with this "sticks and stones" nonsense, words can wound deeper than most people realize. Words should not be used recklessly against people with disregard for others' feelings.

I understand that this is the internet, and there are going to be those immature dingbats who just don't want to get with the program, but I think because of the vulnerability of people on the internet, even the smallest bit of respect could be enough. Just a bit is needed because this is the internet.
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Ah, I completely agree with you in regards to that words are a powerful weapon because of the many implications or connotations they might have. Not to make extreme generalizations, but it seems that thinking before saying (in this case typing) has gone to the wayside in this day and age. It's rare to see a clear and articulate post made by someone who looks like they had put some time and effort in presenting themselves in a coherent fashion. Given that this is the internet, most people don't think about punctuation or capitalization -- just typing legibly altogether -- much because they aren't writing to impress anyone.. such as a teacher.

And yes, because most people could care less about the things they say online, of course that will breed the occasional spat or flame. If you think about it, some of those disagreements are caused by misunderstandings or misinterpretation of what was being said. Things would be a lot better if people thought about the things they were going to say or type before they actually did so.

In my opinion, respect is born from being able to mutually understand each other.



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Posted 5/6/08
I do think should be some sort of standard. In order to keep this a civil community there has to be a line drawn between what is and is not acceptable. Everyone needs to be able to continue to express their opinions, and people need to be allowed to disagree, but there is a difference between disagreeing with someone and being hateful to them.

I also think there should be some sort of standard on the way posts are written. Capitalization isn't a big issue, but I can't stand reading a post that has no punctuation in it. I hate when people capitalize the first letter of every word, and I hate when they don't type whole or properly spelled words. Don't "typ lyk dis cuz it maks u luk dum". Type like you're a fully functioning human being, please. I mean, if there is going to be a respect standard, I won't be able to follow it for people that type like that. It's a huge pet peeve of mine, and I know I'm not the only one.
Posted 5/6/08
I think that respect in CR is very important, then cr will be a better place w/o the flaimgs... etc..

but honestly... everyone respecting each other here... not gonna happen.....
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Posted 5/19/08

O_oStefferzO-o wrote:

Honestly, it would be awesome if we all got along but realistically it's not going to happen. People argue for the sake of arguing and some even cross the line.


i agree
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Posted 5/19/08
People earn respect, it is not just given.
for example am I supposed to respect a 14 year olds opinion on "drinking" when they don't drink and mimic opinions off Anime?
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Posted 5/19/08
In a community this large with such a vast range of opinions there will always be 5 to 10 arguments going on at a time. On the interent people think of the most disrespectful things to say, knowing that those words would never come out of their mouth if they were face to face with the person.. i guess its natural people are going to see what they can get away with
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Posted 5/24/08
as we all know...
respect is essential to everything you do, encounter..

every single detail we have been through needs respect.....without this there wouldn't be peace then....

why is it important in CR?

because...this is a community....as a group we must pay respect to each other..this is the sign that we are of good camaraderie.... and we are in union with each other..

just think of a community where people say bad words to each other and are maniacs or so...

it wouldn't stay long...

but we have to admit that there are always black sheeps who exists in this community amongst the throng of good people...

gladly, people who respect themselves are more abundant^_^


PUNISHMENT?
---ban their accounts!!!
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Posted 5/24/08

LG135 wrote:

^Yeah it would.

Woo! God watching here! Or at least shinji ^^ Let's hope the new potential mods will add some much needed tough love and discipline here.


right!!
gladly we have nice mods around here...
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Posted 5/24/08
Respect... is important in almost everything you do or say.... you will have to think if your action will affect others....
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Posted 5/26/08
respect is very important ^^ but everyone's standard r diff. so respect is kinda hard to get sometimes here, i kinda think some ppl use cr to let out their anger cuz i noe a few ppl like that here.....
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Posted 6/5/08
norms vary from place to place and in CR the moderators control the standard though personal issues are hard to detect unless it is reported.
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Posted 6/6/08

kujins wrote:

I do think should be some sort of standard. In order to keep this a civil community there has to be a line drawn between what is and is not acceptable. Everyone needs to be able to continue to express their opinions, and people need to be allowed to disagree, but there is a difference between disagreeing with someone and being hateful to them.

I also think there should be some sort of standard on the way posts are written. Capitalization isn't a big issue, but I can't stand reading a post that has no punctuation in it. I hate when people capitalize the first letter of every word, and I hate when they don't type whole or properly spelled words. Don't "typ lyk dis cuz it maks u luk dum". Type like you're a fully functioning human being, please. I mean, if there is going to be a respect standard, I won't be able to follow it for people that type like that. It's a huge pet peeve of mine, and I know I'm not the only one.


I think thats why they have mods to guard the forums, but only to an extent because people who type retarded cannot be slap at the back of the head to keep them from typing like dis, i know because i want to.
Posted 6/30/08
respect has to be earned....I think everyone should have a bare minimum of respect for one another....problem is, some people cause you to lose that respect with a horrible first impression
Posted 7/1/08
everyone deserves respect =)
an equal amount.
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Posted 7/30/08 , edited 7/30/08

mangoku wrote:

respect has to be earned....I think everyone should have a bare minimum of respect for one another....problem is, some people cause you to lose that respect with a horrible first impression


I agree that respect has to be earned.respect has to given before it can be recieved, and a standard of respect can quickly turn into mandatory ass-kissing. something that is put elequently and is politically correct can stab deeper than even the most malicious statement. if someone has an oppinion, but can't say it because someone who is insecure might find it offensive that in itself can offend worse than the most hateful insult. when someone rubs someone the wrong way, being forced to respect them anyway can become an offense so much worse than the original offense. no flamming is one thing, but when someon is denied thier oppinion because somone with authority over the "standard of respect" or someone more established in the community doesn't agree with it... it becomes something entirely different. and when a joke can't be a joke, who laughs? nobody.
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