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Old Nov 12, 15, 9:03 am #31
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I appreciate your point and agree with it. But some people get disturbed by any unpleasantness, no matter how tame. That's unfortunate.

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Old Nov 12, 15, 9:36 am #32
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I have no problem with a "heated" discussion as long as the "heat" comes from the issue at hand, not from name calling, snarky responses, etc.
Well said. As for the rest of your post, I think the TalkBoard has such a limited effect and audience that pretty much anything said or done in the TalkBoard Topics forum will be self-contained there, and the chances of it spreading are minimal.

For what it's worth, while I have been following this year's TalkBoard drama with interest (and a little bit of ), I'm of the mind that venting frustration publicly (while perhaps satisfying) doesn't accomplish much. Instead, it's better to focus on what can be done--whether that's passing new procedures that mitigate the issue or even extending the impeachment procedures to better handle members who are detracting from TalkBoard's value.
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Old Nov 12, 15, 11:04 am #33
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I agree completely that venting merely for the sake of venting serves no real purpose. On the other hand, TalkBoard members are elected, and the voters have a right to know how we have conducted ourselves. If no one knows that a member has been disruptive, then is the election going to be meaningful? It becomes just a popularity contest or reflects little more than name recognition. I believe that more transparency would lead to a better TalkBoard at the end of the day.

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Old Nov 12, 15, 11:24 am #34
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I'd also like to add that it stands to reason that the more people are aware of this member's behavior than the more likely they are to cease such behavior.
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Old Nov 12, 15, 12:26 pm #35
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I'd like to remind everyone that the question was actually: "Do you see yourself as a person who is capable of standing above such (ie, snark, bickering)? In what way can you contribute to a friendlier and more tolerant FlyerTalk?" And not about a specific individual, especially since TB membership changes each year. Top down thinking.

I also think the horse has been beaten to death/the dog has gnawed through its bone entirely/fill in the appropriate metaphor re: this year's snarkiness & particular individuals - and that we move on, whether that be the individual or the ones who like to keep banging on & on about an individual. And focus on working together on future issues in a civil manner. Both TB & FT would benefit from it.

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