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Manners cost Nothing, but Rudeness is more Fun.........
« on: August 14, 2021, 09:29:47 AM »
I have arrived at this page for a breath of Autopuzzles Oxygen after having witnessed the latest slanging match on the main forum. Once in a while, someone with grudge-bearing tendencies pops up and posts vitriol regarding a Puzzle. Simple courtesy evades the coward who lurks behind a keyboard,...but enough about me ;D.

The sad fact is that one or two of our fellow travellers seem to be driven by a worship of "points" neglecting respect owed to the puzzle poster. Such childish behaviour is upsetting to all of us, and achieves nothing besides revelation of the perpetrator's character.

Jokingly (?), I have suggested abandonning points altogether. Happily, there are sections on Autopuzzles where one can post a picture along with basic information, ask for further input from all and sundry,...and receive the most gracious and informative responses :hail: A comfortable place to be.

The the deployment of 'Search by Image' is rightly punishable by a lifetime ban. I propose a similar fate for the tiny minority of renegade puzzlers.

Thanks for reading, and peace to all.

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Re: Manners cost Nothing, but Rudeness is more Fun.........
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 11:25:44 AM »
Many thanks for your input FrontMan.
AutoPuzzles has always been a very friendly site, where we don't generally get any of the 'back-biting' you see on so many Internet forums.
Occasionally though, a bad apple does creep in.  As an Owner/Editor I make a point of reading every post here and whilst I tend to have an attitude of 'laissez-faire', not wanting to get involved in other people's puzzles other than to guess answers, occasionally a point has been reached where the offender has received a warning. 9 times out of 10 the warning has been heeded but in my dozen or so years here a small handful have been banned, a solution I never really like.
Recently I haven't seen anything serious enough for those measures, although a couple of times it has come close.
Any closer and something will be said and done!
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Re: Manners cost Nothing, but Rudeness is more Fun.........
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 01:19:59 PM »
Well said. No more petty tiffs gentlemen, please.

Remember the puzzles always remain the "intellectual property" of the puzzle-setter. He can ask whatever questions he wishes,  and if you don't like the answers, leave the puzzle alone and try another one.
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Re: Manners cost Nothing, but Rudeness is more Fun.........
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2021, 01:34:55 PM »
Onwards and Upwards, gentlemen. Many Thanks for your vigilance :)

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Re: Manners cost Nothing, but Rudeness is more Fun.........
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2021, 04:07:16 PM »
Many thanks for your input, FrontMan, as ever