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Old 01-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #9
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: Request for Civil and Respectful Conduct

I too love the ignore button. It can totally change your reading experience.

But also to some extent I agree with Szczepan. Politely asking people to be respectful, over and over again with little results, is pretty ineffective on people who aren't strongly intrinsically motivated to be respectful (i.e., it mainly works on people for whom not being respectful is a rare aberration anyway). And lots and lots of gentle reminders and warnings that rarely lead to actual consequences just seem to teach people to ignore 90% of what the person asking them to be nice says to them.
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