Common courtesy...

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Chip, Feb 14, 2001.

  1. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    Just a quick reminder to a few folks (and I think you know who you are)

    Those of us who helped to create this forum are hoping to create a place for spirited discussion, disagreement, agreement, debate, etc... but *not* a place where people can belittle or insult each other.

    At a.e.d., I've certainly been guilty at times of being, uh, less than charming... but I'm trying to maintain a higher personal standard here. And I think that most of the posters here are doing the same. The supporting evidence can be seen in the number of a.e.d. lurkers who are posting regularly here, because it feels less intimidating.

    I think that if we all try to stick to substance and topics at hand, respectfully disagree instead of denigrating someone's intelligence, we'll have a much more thriving community, with more posters, lots of varied viewpoints, and a forum that I suspect will grow and prosper.

    So far, the moderators haven't had to step in at all (except to remove contact info from diploma mill postings) and I think that's great... it's what we were aiming for. And if everyone will just pay a little more attention and self-moderate, I'm sure it will stay that way.


  2. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Your point is well made! Certainly, professional courtesy should be the protocol for this forum.

  3. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I'll even try for uncommon courtesy. [​IMG]
  4. David Yamada

    David Yamada New Member

    I hate to sound like such a cheerleader, but I just wanted to say that I've been participating on this board for several weeks now and have been impressed with the overall tone of sincere interaction, "listening" to others, and civility. I have learned a lot, and I enjoy the debates and discussions, even on items where I'm simply lurking. Hat's off to the administrators and founders and participants for keeping the dialogue at a generally high and engaging level.

    David Yamada, [email protected]

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