And that is me.
After discussion with Gina it's been decided I will handle some of our more... delicate issues. I don't care who's right or wrong, and I don't care if you're calling someone out for what we all agree is boorish behavior. A week of a constant stream of vile insults will not be tolerated; your thread will be locked and it will be suggested you continue your disagreements on each others' walls. That way if anyone wants to read it they can, and you can still say it, but the 95% of us who feel uncomfortable reading that stuff won't have to look at it.
New peeps are here. There are no sides, no us vs. them. They are unfamiliar with our protocol and nuances so give them a break for any faux pas. Obviously if they plunge their fingers into your chalupa you'll have a right to be PO'd, but from what I've seen they aren't bad people and they bring some much needed diversity to this place... Don't make running them off a sport. New peeps, some of you came in with guns blazing. Stick your toe into the water before you plunge right in.
We used to share pictures and anecdotes with each other and I miss that we don't share as much- I remember Iron posting pics of when they built their place and that was pretty cool. I'd like to see that come back- there's lots of really good, interesting people here and I come here to catch up with them and share the current events in our lives.
Really, if you're going to attack each other please do so on each others' walls. It makes this place less fun to visit when you read hateful comments in a back and forth. I have friends here I value and this is how we stay in touch.
There will be penalties for not following the rules- I will fine you like points. For extreme cases I will give you dislike points- many of them. Like I said- if you have to say it say it on that persons wall. Seriously, if we took a poll I'll bet 95% of the people who read some of that back and forth were made to feel uncomfortable. It wasn't funny- it was mean. There's a thin line sometimes, and we're all smart enough to see it so let's not deliberately cross it, OK?