I'm so glad to see this list as I really need it! I have a hot temper and
too often I have been guilty of firing off a scathing post without really
stopping to think before I hit "send". I think I should print this list
and stick it to my monitor so I can see it before I ever post anything!
Difficult to follow advice (especially in the midst of constant hostility and
attacks from others) but good nevertheless.
@ ElizaAldous - Utah County, UT - "We need to do what Elder Holland has
said: "Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend
them.""AMEN to that!
We need to do what Elder Holland has said: "Defend your beliefs with
courtesy and with compassion, but defend them."
Thanks. We seriously need this to happen on this website.
A code of conduct !. Watch what you say.2. Don't take what
anyone else said to heart or personally. 3. Never assume any thing. 4. Always do your best.
I may not always be Christian in my comments, but I'm trying, and though a
senior citizen, I think I'm still learning.Here's one practical
idea to add to the excellent list above: use the old English writing curriculum
advice: revise, revise, revise. I like to copy-paste back and forth from the
comments box to MS Word, and look for exactness in my expressions and
vocabulary. That's a good practical application for the suggestions above,
particularly the first one.We are altogether too much in a hurry nowadays,
and press "enter/return" without pondering our message. A little
reflection will help us to put the dampers on, not only for pride, but also for
impetuous remarks that may be hurtful.When I get feedback on my comments,
I assure those that do so that I value them and try for
self-improvement—even if the feedback is perceived as negative and/or
somewhat hurtful. I believe most people are well-intentioned and assume that
commenters' motivation to post is that they wish to do some good for the
cause of mankind.
How true - as in other good advice, we need to be reminded from time to time.