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New Day Rising
New Day Rising Senior Member • Posts: 2,787
Re: Respect

Tommi K1 wrote:

Pixnat2 wrote:

Cross format talking wouln't be a problem if done respectfully.

And being polite or with good manners doesn't mean respect.

Respect includes that you honor other decision and will to stay in own place.

M4/3 has its own room, it is this.

This thread is actually about comments on articles in the News section of the site, not the m4/3 forum. You don't get to dictate what people can write in a common area like the News section (you also don't get to dictate who is entitled to post in this forum either, but that is another issue).

If someone wants to get cross format talking, that is why "Open Forum" is for. That is the "lobby for all rooms" and it is disrespectful to start preaching about other formats there, but it would be respectful to give a link to other forum where the corresponding format/system discussion is going. And if it is general cross topic one, direct it to open talk.

Think it as religion. Muslims in one of the island, Hinds in their own, Christians in own, Jews at their own and etc.

Yet, inexplicably, some societies have functioned perfectly well for hundreds and hundreds of years with people of different religions coexisting peacefully and respectfully.

You don't go to others island to preach how their religion is bad or how it is different from others. No, you stay away from others. You respect their religion, their rules, their manners and ways of life when you visit other islands.

Try telling that to missionaries, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses.

But there is need for a open island where everyone is welcomed. But not to argue, fight and bash. Polite discussion, logical arguments, sharing view points. But not to convert anyone, not to preach own, not to put down others etc.

But there needs to be as well a some small place where people can go to argue, relief themselves, test themselves and others. IT IS LIKE A FIGHT CLUB. There are rules not to kill, not to permanently injure, other than lose face or face, but only in there. What there is, is kept there and not carried over to other places.

And that doesn't exist!

It did. It was called the Off Topic forum and had to be shut down because it was a cesspit of vile political, racial and religious vilification perpetrated by some members who are still sighted around here and others who have mercifully disappeared (one particularly foul and violent bigot, who even managed to outrage the other foul bigots, comes to mind).

DPR should create a new forum, just for arguments. It is strictly moderated for personal attacks, but the you can within rules are as much you want about is blue dress or white dress, is 245mm² better than x⅔ or is it better to have old brand or new brand, is f/2 a f/2 or does ratio of two element change of third value is changed that ratio doesn't include?

And if someone wants to make remarks about someone, better do it private message or not so at all.

Those discussions, when constructive, are very helpful for a lot of people.

Constructive is never negative, it is always positive. It is never about "this is bad, that is better". It is not never pointing out how something else is better than what someone else has now. It is not about explaining something and stating "but these are just the facts, look it is science"

You need to think about your own posting style, Tommi. A DPR reviewer just has to state a fact like "The E-M1X has a smaller sensor than the D5" and you start wailing about m4/3 bashing.

There is a difference to tell someone how to improve their results, than it is to tell them that the someone else does it better.

Just dreaming ...

Yes, but moderators so not want to make a such dedicated "fight club" forum. So everyone suffers. Themselves too.

The moderators and admins (and DPR management no doubt) suffered more when the Off Topic fight club was in operation. There would be a lot less self-induced "suffering" around here if some people were less defensive, paranoid and emotionally attached to their plastic, metal and glass idols.

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