Roolz reminder

I remind readers of Rule #9, which is sometimes being broken in a big way. If you’re in a one-on-one comment war, do not let it go on too long unless it’s informative. And if you simply want to comment again and again after a given post, think twice:

9.) Try not to dominate threads, particularly in a one-on-one argument. I’ve found that those are rarely informative, and the participants never reach agreement. A good guideline is that if your comments constitute over 10% of the comments on a thread, you’re posting too much.

And if you’re a newbie, please read the posting rules. The one broken most often by new commenters is the requirement for civility.

11 Comments

  1. Nicolaas Stempels
    Posted February 1, 2019 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Since I’m the only one commenting here, I’m dominating the thread by 100%! Is that a breach of rule no9? 🙂
    Seriously though, initially I thought your rules were too strict, but after a few month I changed my mind. Your website is about as agreeable as it gets, a balm compared to other sites with flame wars, insults and fake info, and I’m sure Da Roolz are instrumental in that.

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted February 1, 2019 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      If I ever am going to start a website, ‘Da Roolz’ will be shamelessly plagiarised.

    • Posted February 1, 2019 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      I would comment but I’m afraid of breaking Da Roolz.

      -Ryan

      Shit.

    • Posted February 2, 2019 at 7:49 am | Permalink

      With this comment, you are down to 20% – on equal footing with infinitimprobabilit.

      I think one of the Roolz should be “let common sense prevail”.

  2. Posted February 1, 2019 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Thanks for Da Roolz sir!

    Your living room is a nice pool of calm and civility on the internets. 🙂

  3. Posted February 1, 2019 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I am fascinated by the pole-sitting cat – photoshopped???

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted February 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

      No, it’s stuffed, with a pole up its foundation. 😉

      cr

      • infiniteimprobabilit
        Posted February 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

        Oh, I just got the pun. ‘This post’. Duh, I’m slow today.

        cr

      • Posted February 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

        Very cool, and I am still fascinated:-)

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted February 1, 2019 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

          Or looking at its shape, it could be a photoshopped owl 😉

          cr


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