Mudcat Café message #1087779 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65758   Message #1087779
Posted By: The Shambles
07-Jan-04 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
Subject: RE: BS: On the cowardly nature of GUEST postings
Tried this before but only made things worse
Never before have I tried it in verse
Might be a foolish hope I know
Perhaps our forum can be allowed to grow?

Will we never learn from the pain?
Making the same mistakes again and again?
We know the answer is toleration
And abuse is abuse, whatever the justification

The abusive post is of course taboo
Except when it comes from the chosen few
A place where the double standard rules
Where wise men are being made of fools

Praise the vision of our creator
Not the bully, clone nor moderator
He created this garden and cannot today
Understand why we just can't go out and play

The dream was a forum for sisters and brothers
Not a freedom for one, being denied to others
Open to all that was the plan
Not just a few - a clique or a clan

But that still is the plan guests ARE invited!
If we set the example we can all be united
I think this welcome is often hollow
The example being set - not one to follow

It is not who is saying it but what is being said
All this is lost when you close down a thread
Respect every post as if it were your friend
One you would always be prepared to defend.

Post what you like ignore what you don't
If you don't abuse- perhaps others won't
Encourage the positive just ignore what is not
Share out the ration don't piss in the pot.

Agree, disagree or make no reaction
Just never ask for editing action
Save these requests for your own posts
Don't waste time hunting witches and ghosts.