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post #11 of 22 Old 13th November 2007, 05:26 AM
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I have a question: What can be done about chronic jerks? You know the guy who is always puttiing others down, and even when you go to read a different thread there he is being a smarta** and not in a nice friendly way but in a way that is just plain disrespectful!
Good question.

It happens a few ways:

Peer pressure- model 'good behavior'; take the high road; if you must call them out, do so with class. It is also helpful when more than one person takes up the 'call'. If multiple people say "dude, this is just childish and unacceptable" you are telling not just that one person, but others what we accept here as a norm.

I for one am very proud of the community and how we've keep the discourse at a pretty high level.

When all else fails, report the post. The triangle with an ! is a report post. Give an explanation. This is not an 'automatic delete' but a mod will review it.

I believe that in general a broader cross section of people appreciate a civil, mature board in which all members feel they can participate without being attacked, ridiculed, disrespected- or just having to read unpunctuated slang.

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post #12 of 22 Old 14th November 2007, 03:09 AM
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Thank you Ard, you have answered my question very well as well as finally detailing the exact purpose of the red triangle. I appreciate your well-mannered feedback


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Please read this thread first then...here's some simple yet effective pointers.

The moderators here take moderating very seriously and we do try to limit our moderation to the bare minimum. However, members are also guests here who should try to stick to the (sometimes unspoken) houserules...

We can't jump into every thread and post our expectations, members need to understand that mindset. Also, there certainly is no hard-and-fast rule about what is appropriate to post. But sometimes it's easier to try to drag the thread back on-topic by deleting a few one-liner posts that don't really contribute to the discussion.

There are lots of other car messageboards where most discussions are limited to one-liner comments and lots of 'LOL' responses. We're not going to ever let that happen here. Posts containing nothing more than 'LOL' 'haha', etc don't really contribute anything to the discussion. Also we'd rather not see wildly off-topic one-liner posts in each and every thread. That very much limits the opportunity for meaningful, in-depth discussion which we try to stimulate here.

What we're trying to achieve on this messageboard is that members take the time to think about their responses. We'd rather see a 10 paragraph, highly detailed and well-argumented post about the merits of the CLS63 than 100 one-liner posts. That 10 paragraph post can be of interest to enthusiasts 10 years from now. The one-liners typically lose their merit immediately upon posting.

Don't start a thread about subjects that have been asked many times before. You won't get good quality responses. If you can't take the small amount of time to conduct a basic search why should someone else take the time to respond to your question? Use the search feature to find out if your question has been discussed before: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/search.php

Many of the recurring questions have been compiled in one easy-to-find 'Frequently Asked Questions' thread at the top of the forum. If you think a particular thread is interesting and informative enough to add to this thread please let me know.

Don't ask subjective questions (such as "what color should I get?")...and expect an objective answer. You will only get subjective answers.

Don't use irritating or non-descriptive thread titles...examples of such thread titles are:
ALL CAPS - using capital letters is like shouting on internet. Don't.
Using excessive punctation!!!!!!????!!!! - your question very likely isn't the meaning of life so try to keep it down to a basic descriptive thread title
****LOOK AT ME STARS**** - if your thread is interesting enough people will spend time and effort on it. If it's not an interesting thread chances are you won't make it any more interesting by using lots of stars.
the simple yet utterly useless "HELP!!" - unless you're at the verge of being ripped up by a roaming circus tiger or drowning in a tidal wave chances are you can actually do better than this. If you can't put more effort into a thread title how much effort do you reckon others are going to put into reading the thread?

Aside from all these pointers, it's also important to point out that you are very welcome here on M5board!
As a new member here, I find this post offensive. DO NOT tell me how or what to ask or write. That is borderline oppression. I have been reading posts on here for 2 years. I just joined only because I had a question that couldn't be found on google. I've been on countless forums and never has anyone had the arrogance to counsel members on their typing etiquette. If I want to I will ask otiose question as often as I chose. It is my right.
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As a new member here, I find this post offensive. DO NOT tell me how or what to ask or write. That is borderline oppression. I have been reading posts on here for 2 years. I just joined only because I had a question that couldn't be found on google. I've been on countless forums and never has anyone had the arrogance to counsel members on their typing etiquette.
If you can't stick to a few basic housekeeping rules that help to keep this a nice place maybe this is not the right messageboard for you. This thread has been around for more than a year now...if you have been reading posts here for 2 years surely you would have noticed it before deciding to become a member?

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If I want to I will ask otiose question as often as I chose. It is my right.
This is a private forum where you are a guest. You do not have unlimited rights to do as you please. That's what helps to keep it a nice place.
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Uh, oh......

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As a new member here, I find this post offensive. DO NOT tell me how or what to ask or write. That is borderline oppression. I have been reading posts on here for 2 years. I just joined only because I had a question that couldn't be found on google. I've been on countless forums and never has anyone had the arrogance to counsel members on their typing etiquette. If I want to I will ask otiose question as often as I chose. It is my right.
I smell a very quick BAN coming.

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Moderation in all things including the House rules.

Personally I choose to read the various threads on this board because the Mod's keep it relevant, respectful and on thread.

I am disappointed by PennsM5's comments, and whilst I do not always agree with the moderators I am firmly on their side here.

I too read other Forum posts and with very few exceptions I have to say they are less interesting than the M5board, sometimes even almost impossible to read due to the sheer silliness displayed. I vote with my mouse cursor to keep coming back here.

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post #19 of 22 Old 12th August 2010, 01:29 AM
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Hello great board
I think i had a post that was deleted. I do say sorry to whom ever i offended.
Well I have been a bmw nut for a long time, and have had quit an array of m cars E30 m3, E36 m3, E46 m3 LSB. Then I got married and my wife hated the fact that I took care of my car so much. Funny being she has driven a passat, camry, and just recently she wanted to lease a honda pillot, so at this point the dealers are driving my wife nuts and she has had it so i told her i found a 5 series bmw which happens to be an M5 and she said she does not care as long as she has enough room for my two boys 4 years old and 8 months old. so my question is i found a few new M5 and some used, should I even think a M5 is a good wiffy car.

plus now Ill have a choice of cars to take to the track.

ps thank you so much great board

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I think i had a post that was deleted. I do say sorry to whom ever i offended.
I had a look at your profile but couldn't find any deleted posts. The only post you have made is this:
Least expensive M5 I have ever seen

If you did post something else it must have been a software hiccup...?
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