Proposal: 1 month Negative Comment Ban :-)

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TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 22, 2013 - 10:54am PT
I was thinking this morning about how sometimes right after I post something I feel like a child waiting for his alcoholic father to get home.... I made him a macaroni picture for the fridge and I'm anxious because I don't know whether he will hug me and tell me he loves it or scream at me and punch my mom in the face. This is the vast span of commentary that is possible on here through the anonymity and lack of accountability that the internet provides (as opposed to standing in a circle of your peers face to face) that I think promotes a severe drop in humanity and compassion.

If the month of November was a "No Negative Comment" month I wonder what kind of incredible utopia for awesomeness it could become.

Maybe that urge to slight someone for posting something that agitated you could transform into a constructive bit of advise to help them.

Maybe that bitter circular argument that never ends but just gets more polarized could become a compromise that both parties can live with.

It could be:
 No-Negative-vember
 Whoa-vember
 Bro-vember
 Glo-vember

I think I will be doing it regardless. It makes me feel better already. I'm not going to destroy any of your macaroni pictures...




nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 22, 2013 - 10:56am PT
GFYS

I mean.....


TFPU! ;-)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 22, 2013 - 10:58am PT
That was funny, Nature.

This sounds like a reggae song.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 22, 2013 - 11:02am PT
Utopia, you say?


I'd settle for more climbing content.


ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Oct 22, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2013 - 11:07am PT
1 month head in the sand?
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Oct 22, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Maybe a better way to put it is a 1 month ban on attacking and/or nonconstructive comments while still having the ability to post constructive criticism comments.

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Oct 22, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Apparently he's new around these parts.

Peace out bro, it's all groovy...
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 22, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
I promise not to tell the world about what a giant wh0re Burch's mom is.


But just November!!!!!
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Nature- Ha.

Munge- I think it would lead to a ton more climbing content. 80% of the current OT commentary would be off limits.

Jaybro- No. reason isn't denial. compromise isn't apathy

nrockclimber- Wow, what a great example of positive feedback!

J-tree- Absolutely. I don't think constructive critisism is negative at all.

Fish Finder

Social climber
Oct 22, 2013 - 01:47pm PT


Fukcofftober
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Well put J-tree, now your concept I can get behind!
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
Jaybro-

They are one in the same. Nothing negative about constructive criticism.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
"...a constructive bit of advise to help them."

C not S---just helping out. :)

Building not razing. I get it.

There are several posters here who would follow this advice, but like the farce too much. They won't shut up, either.

"You can't make me, because it's a free internet."

I know, because I am one of them, to an extent, though I am trying to control that impulsive "post it now before some other clown does" attitude.

Just like you can't prevent a dude from nailing a free pitch if he's such an azzhat that he feels it necessary, you can't dictate to the immature youth--they won't listen--or the ancient teenager--who's seen it all--or suggest things which make life better.

Ignore the rules of societal engagement on the personal, face-to-face level with the rock, though, and see how upset these same dooshetards become.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 22, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
That is a very interesting analogy. There does seem to be an incredible importance to treat the rock and the outdoors in general with a respect that we do not give eachother even when it causes harm.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 22, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 22, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
"Ban"....not a good word to use in the world's oldest democracy. The First Amendment should have more fans than the Second.
Nemesis

climber
Oct 22, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Dumbest idea I have ever heard.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2013 - 05:26pm PT


Jaybro-

They are one in the same. Nothing negative about constructive criticism.

Promise? I've heard this Pollyanna stuff before. Stifling and self censoring, free speech to sound "good" and sweep unpleasant realities under the rug, serves Nobody!

Politeness is cool, though, usually...
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