Since 2005 I am on the RealBasic - Real.Studio - Xojo forum. I always enjoyed the friendly and helpfull atmosphere here on these forum. There are many very helpfull and skilled people here, which are an excellent addition to this community.
However, since the new forum is up and running, there are a lot of insults, flaming wars and aggressive talk going on here.
This website is visited and viewed by people all around the world. There are a lot of nationalities, cultures and religions present here. Some people use English as their native language, some have to translate. That means that sometimes, people are just misunderstood because they used the wrong expressions.
There is no need to insult each other because we all spend our valuable time here helping each other. Just insulting other people is not productive. We need to build an understanding with each other. Respect has to be earned, it isn’t something people get for free.
When you read something, you do not agree on, or which offend you, is it too much to ask to think twice about what offended you. Was it really ment to be offensive or perhaps was it just the other person was unaware what he/she wrote was offensive? I read many threads who where resulting in flaming wars or insults. As an outsider of these threads, in most cases people where just misunderstanding each other or did not realise what they wrote was offensive.
Respect each others differencies, and learn to accept each other for what a person really is. Believe me, positivity is so much stronger than negativity. A smile, a friendly word can resolve a bad situation and you will learn that in most cases the other party didn’t mean to be offensive or upsetting. Behind every member here on the forum, is a real person present. A person with his/her own personality, beliefs, religion and temper. Sometimes you go along with a person, sometimes not, however not liking some person doesn’t mean that person is bad. It is just that in that case, personalities are colliding with each other, nothing more nothing less.
I honour democracy and the freedom of speech very much. There is nothing wrong in defending your opinions, viewpoints and ideas as long as it happens with respect to other people, even when they are your opponents or their viewpoints are completely against yours. I do not like to see well meant threads ending in vulgar conversations because they are not adding anything worthwhile to the community.
I only ask you to think about for a moment about what I have said here. Being polite and gentle to each other will bring much more positive value to this excellent forum. We are all humans and humans make mistakes.
Let us respect and appreciate each other for our unique personalities and make this communitiy a nice and friendly place to meet and help each other.