It seems that there have been a lot of raw nerves of late here on the site. I don't know if it is the post Holiday let down or the winter blues, but one thing is true. We all need to respect each other.
You want to be treated with respect. I know I do. So if that is what we want, then that is what we should be giving as well. Even in disagreement, we can still listen to that little voice that says "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." I mean that. Just leave the conversation before starting something that gets way out of hand.
If there are things going on in the site that you don't think are appropriate, please flag the comment instead of starting an argument. Please refrain from calling people names and stirring up the pot. Respect each person and understand that we do not all come from the same place in life. Life choices are made and some of them are not great, but that doesn't degrade the person at all. They post because they want help, even if they really don't realize it. So please, always be helpful, not hurtful.
We are all here for support and help. We can get the nit picking and complaining anywhere. This is where we want to come to learn about how we can improve our lives, not stress out because some one said something that was a little odd or off color. Words without a face sometimes get misunderstood. Jokes can be taken the wrong way. Even our cultural differences can cause issues.
I come here every day because I trust that you all have my back. I have yours. This place is special. Respect each other emotionally, intellectually, culturally, in experience or lack of it. It is what we all deserve.
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