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To Limerick or Not to Limerick

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Bubblesong, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    It has been my custom, upon finding a discussion turning into a scrum, to send in a lighthearted limerick, like a Literary Fritillary.
    There is considerable craft in these simple Messages of Mockery.
    Too often these Butterflies have gotten zapped in the Zeal of Moderators removing all but the driest of informative comments.

    My proposal is that the Mods might consider simply moving the whole thread to the pub, under the heading, (Take it Outside Yah Yobs!) or something similar.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    More often than not, your attempts at levity only serve to further derail the threads they are in. We get that it's "Mockery" and that goes against the Spirit of friendly discourse. If only you would use your "considerable craft" in being helpful and keeping threads on topic.
     
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  3. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

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    I've enjoyed reading them. Kind of surprised to hear some were deleted as the ones I saw I thought were tongue-in-cheek and didn't seem designed to offend or derail ...
     
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  4. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    Location: Massachusetts
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    By the time i post a limerick, the thread has already gone off the rails, but ok. I will try to be more...
     
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    Every thread has a "Report" button. Don't wait for the train wreck to hit it. If you see early signs, or a thread is starting to go off topic, hit that report button and alert us to the impending doom.

    There's a fine, fine line between keeping things friendly and being so heavy handed that we cease to be relevant. Mods are not patrolling the Board looking to write Off Topic tickets. We're actually waiting for users to report problematic posts. Yes, we rely on you, the end user, to let us know your boundaries by using the Report feature when things are going sideways. We can't see things from your perspective unless you clue us in. You perspective is unique, just like everyone else's in the world and we want to make SB a safe haven for everyone. We can't do that without your help via your input.

    We do this for several reasons, some I've already mentioned, but I love lists.
    • Mods are users first
    • We tend to be overly sensitive to some people
      • Especially them thar limerick writers! :D :D :D
    • We can easily miss a regional insult
    • This is YOUR Board
      • You should have a say
      • You should want a say
     
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  6. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    Exactly! We leave the good ones and remove the mocking ones.
     
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  7. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

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    Perhaps, or perhaps not.
    That small thing called timing!!
     
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  8. -Moe

    -Moe Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: SW Ontario, Canada
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    You're from MA?

    Oh the possibilities :)

    There was a man from Nantucket...

    OK I'm ducking and running.
     
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