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24 April 2011 @ 11:02 pm
People can be passionate in their feelings surrounding LiveJournal. That passion sometimes manifests in comments that're negative in nature. This community has over 1300 permanent account holders, and has managed to exist for some time now without the need for warnings or bans.

As a reminder, common courtesy is expected. There is no cause for some of the abusive language, rude arrogance, or disrespect for even marginally different opinions I've been seeing in the last several months. Tongue-in-cheek, one might say this defines LJ; this should not define your interactions in this community. I've had several people express that it makes them uncomfortable to participate in the community, and in a community where our discussion revolves around shared interests, that shouldn't be the case.

Please be civil and respectful of other. If we need to start warning and/or banning accounts, we can do that.
surrey_suckssurrey_sucks on April 25th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Thank you. Perhaps I shouldn't have responded the way I did to that commenter, but his comment was incredibly out of line.
Pink-Haired Girldetails15 on April 25th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
I also got upset with a comment I felt was out of line, and which then continued to be rude. Thanks, adudeabides, for the reminder for us all.
CJ Smithcjsmith on April 25th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
Thank you.
Jamesflashfire on April 25th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
Going through the last two posts, I only see one person who's really in need of removal.
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on April 25th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
I went beyond the last two posts.

And this serves as a reminder to all members, regardless of the last two posts or the last several months worth of posts.
Ron Newmanron_newman on April 25th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
I was surprised by the reaction to my observation that a wide photo overflowed its column layout.

(by the way, I hope you've turned off LJ's 'spam protection' in this community.)
Two eggbeaters do not a spaceship make.: Chrono Trigger Victoryhill_the_khore on April 25th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
By "we," you mean "I," right?
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on April 25th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
At the moment just me, yes, as the other maintainers we previously had have abdicated their positions.

We I will likely re-evaluate the need for additional maintainers in this community in the near future.
Esprix: LiveJournal - serious businessesprix on April 25th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this.
...: New Beginningscookiegirlie on April 25th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on April 25th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
I can't really speak to the corporate culture of LJ or their parent company of the week.

In the instance of this community, I think the majority of people wish it to be more positive.
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Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on April 25th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
There's a difference between whining and personal attacks.

If you dislike the tone of the community, you're welcome to make posts that're more positive or productive and that contribute to building a better community.

Likewise, if you have ideas for community improvements, I'm all ears.