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|LJ126||The Future of Political Discussions at the ZSDW... (page: 1 2 3 4 5)||82||Oct 31 2012, 2:13 AM EDT by LJ126|
Thread started: Oct 29 2012, 7:31 AM EDT Watch
Every site member, regardless of age (provided they are old enough to participate), gender, race, ethnic background, religious preference and political affiliation is entitled to their own opinion here at the ZSDW. Under no circumstances is it appropriate to belittle their opinion or call them names. Period.
Over the last month or so, as a blind experiment, the ZSDW staff and I allowed a series of political threads to remain open despite our well-known policy regarding the topic. I believed - no, I hoped - that our community had progressed to a point where these discussions could take place without mudslinging and name-calling. Personally, I attempted to guide each thread quietly via "leading by example." I made a point to politely post my position and share what I know about the topic, all while respecting the positions of those who differ from mine. For the most part, everyone respectfully stated their piece and moved on... exactly what should happen in a discussion on politics.
However, a few people were unable to play nicely. These participants created a hostile environment for those whose opinions differed from their own, used bullying tactics to belittle the opposition, and in effect spoiled the discussions for everyone involved. Each discussion degenerated into mindless simian chest-thumping. No offense, just calling it as I see it. That said, these members aren't entirely to blame, as we anticipated this outcome from the onset.
Until further notice and review, discussions of a political nature are suspended. The community is, by all measure, unprepared for these topics. While I respect each of your's ability to express yourselves how you wish, these threads create rifts in our community. It causes good people to leave the site and dissuades those who share their beliefs from openly sharing them -- defeating the purpose of a community contribution wiki.
|Marsden||Ladies and Gentlemen of the ZSDW (page: 1 2)||20||Nov 6 2012, 10:58 PM EST by Xemnasthe3rd|
Thread started: Nov 5 2012, 5:13 PM EST Watch
Give your congratulations to the next admin on the ZSDW and our brand new Commander-in-Chief:
He's been with us since 2009, and this promotion is long overdue.
Following the retirement of LJ and his many years of great service at the ZSDW I can think of no-one better suited to replacing him.
Timberrattler will be leading the ZSDW into 2013! I'm certain that only great things can come of this!
Best of luck Timber! We're all behind you!
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|Redrighthand||Reporting threads and/or abuse||1||Jun 3 2012, 8:21 AM EDT by timberrattler|
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How does one properly report a thread or post that's offensive?
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|nissassa||need help||0||Mar 13 2012, 1:42 AM EDT by nissassa|
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ive receive directions on how to "create a album" but its just not on the web page at all i dont know if this is a glitch or what but if someone can help me with an alternative i would love it , thanks
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