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Old 01-12-2012, 05:06 PM   #8
Conrad Gus
 
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Re: Request for Civil and Respectful Conduct

I became so tired of seeing these "unpleasant" discussions that I started blocking people. Now if I go into a thread and there are a bunch of blocked posts, I just back out and don't waste my time. Blocking a couple of people has flagged most of the unpleasant posts. The rest are from people who are normally great to read but somehow got sucked into a flame war.

I believe there are just a few people that are jumping into many threads and affecting the overall tone. They are VERY active (thousands of words per week) and have a high influence on the forums overall.

The perceived shift on the forums is the result of the activities of a small number of individuals.
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