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    adonai is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Quote Originally Posted by http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_be_a_dick
    "Don't be a dick" is the fundamental rule of all social spaces. Every other policy for getting along is a special case of it. Although nobody is empowered to ban or block somebody for being a dick (as this would be an instance of being a dick), it is still a bad idea to be one.

    No definition of being a dick has been provided. This is deliberate. If a significant number of reasonable people suggest, whether bluntly or politely, that you are being a dick, the odds are good that you are not entirely in the right.

    Being right about an issue does not mean you're not being a dick. Dicks can be right — but they're still dicks; and their message won't be heard, because no one likes listening to dicks, no matter how correct or in the right they are.

    If you've been labeled as a dick, or if you suspect that you may be one, the first step is to realize it. Ask what is causing this perception. Change your behavior and your mode of presentation. If needed, apologize to anyone to whom you may have been a dick. It's okay! People will take notice of your willingness to cooperate and will almost always meet your efforts with increased respect.

    Telling someone "Don't be a dick" is something of a dick-move in itself, so don't bandy the criticism about lightly. Don't be dense may be sufficient, but see that page before citing it.






    This might also be helpful:
    http://davidgerard.co.uk/fsckhead.html



    Based loosely on the above cartoon and essays who do you think qualifies as a dick/ass/fuckhead on the stoptazmo forum (or anywhere else if that'll make it easier to answer)?
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    wow, too bad we can't do that to all the newbies that come a post stupid stuff like that.

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    Hey, the Naruto section has to eat somehow. Otherwise we'd have nothing to feed on there.
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    Nah, we have pornvirusguy27 these days.

    What I wanted to see was more people like kur0n0.

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    yes, but you have to admit that beating them mercilessly would be so much fun...
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    I love it when people use Wikipedia policies to start topics.

    How about "Don't be a dick... unless it's for the greater good."? Jumping people just for making newbie mistakes is one thing. Killing them when they've been here for more than 5 minutes and are still making them, quite another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonai
    Nah, we have pornvirusguy27 these days.

    What I wanted to see was more people like kur0n0.
    Yeah, the one time jackass may be good for immediate laughs, but PornVirusGuy27 and his PVG27 Class Threads are forever.

    I do want a pet "kur0n0 class" troll on my section though. I think it'd be a lot of fun. I'd let everyone there get a chance to toy with it.

    ...because sharing is fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by erachima
    Jumping people just for making newbie mistakes is one thing. Killing them when they've been here for more than 5 minutes and are still making them, quite another.
    But making a martyr out of them and sacrificing them for the good of the republic? No man can ask for any more than to die in service to their Protectorate, by order of their Patriarch, me.

    Thus the Naruto Section needs to feed.
    Dear cousin choppitychop89, you were a good relative, though I hardly knew ye.

 

 

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