I hereby make the following motion:

You're as welcome here as anywhere else. As a body, we ask that you don't over do it by straying from the topic...

You may respond to comments that are addressed to you,  but we further request that you please stay within the bounds of reasonableness and rationality.

The motion has been placed before the body here present for consideration, discussion, and debate.

Is there a second?

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According to Robert’s Rules of Order, parliamentary procedure is based on the consideration of the rights: of the majority, of the minority (especially a large minority greater than one-third), of individual members, of absentee members, of all of these groups taken together.

"The application of parliamentary law is the best method yet devised to enable assemblies of any size, with due regard for every member’s opinion, to arrive at the general will on the maximum number of questions of varying complexity in a minimum amount of time and under all kinds of internal climate ranging from total harmony to hardened or impassioned division of opinion."

[Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised [RONR (11th ed.), Introduction, p. liii]

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Comment by Ron Powell on October 30, 2017 at 5:40am

The procedure presented here is slightly less formal than strict adherence to the rules may require but you get the idea: Keep in mind that you need not be in favor of the motion to second it...

Comment by koshersalaami on October 30, 2017 at 5:47am

Community standards don't generally work here. I've been down one version or another of that road too many times. Which isn't to say I agree with your whole premise in that I don't care where threads wander. This is not a second. 

Comment by Arthur James on October 30, 2017 at 5:58am

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& THE BOOK
SCARED OUT OF YOUR MIND
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AUTHOR ` LIU VIXIN`
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ON BEING RADIO *
& BLOG HOST
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TEMOPERATUES FLUCTUATE FROM 33- DEGREES
CENTIGRADE TO 33- BELOW FREEZING..
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& SO SO INTERESTING = DR. ATUL GAWANDI
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Comment by alsoknownas on October 30, 2017 at 6:01am

I don't think that recognizable standards are honored in most online discourse, however I understand your wish for it.

Comment by Arthur James on October 30, 2017 at 6:01am

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300 CENTIRADE...
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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on October 30, 2017 at 6:05am

You're as welcome here as anywhere else. As a body, we ask that you don't over do it by straying from the topic...

Who decides whether a "person" is straying from the topic?   Who decides whether a "person" is "over doing"???Seeing as how the majority people "stray" (usually including the original poster) 

You may respond to comments that are addressed to you,  but we further request that you please stay within the bounds of reasonableness and rationality.

So you are proposing that you can only respond to comments that are addressed to you?  Are you going to tell me that if someone spews bigoted code words (so that the ToS can't be applied) you are not ever going to respond because you weren't specifically named?

Next, just like "straying", who gets to determine what is "reasonable and rational"???  You?  The poster (who already CAN deal with thing like this by simply deleting it) or the "majority"?

SOOOOO, in other words, I'm calling bullshit.  This is simply a thinly cloaked attempt at censorship aimed at one or maybe two individuals.   If the same criteria were applied to the you or me, we'd all raise hell (and rightly so because we'd be singled out based upon bias, bigotry and a sense of "I'm the boss of you" narcissistic assholeism that reeks to high heaven.)  

That the guy you most probably are singling out for "censure" (along with the gleeful HOA Nazi AKA) won't clearly call you on your hypocrisy doesn't mean I won't.  Consider yourself called, dude.  (and I'll add a big assed "shame on you!" because you know better)

Comment by Ron Powell on October 30, 2017 at 6:53am

Before this gets blown out of proportion and out of hand...

This post is a Halloween Goof....

The giveaway should have been in the title ...

There is about as much 'order' here as there is in a bowl of oatmeal....

And I as much as anybody here understand that trying to get structure and order to function here is the equivalent, at the very least, of herding cats...

However, interesting reactions....

Part of the a lure of online interaction is the lack of formal structure.  That said, there is or are limitations that should be recognized even if informally...

My chief concern is that of respect for one another in a world that seems to be becoming increasingly more disrespectful....

That's why I prefer real time conversation and exchanges and rarely delete comment comments no matter how distracting or distasteful they might be...

Of course everyone who has commented thus far is right. As Amy said, "I know better"....

Comment by Ron Powell on October 30, 2017 at 7:29am

@Kosh;  'Keep in mind that you need not be in favor of the motion to second it..."

A typical public relations and parliamentary trick is to second a motion, which gives the appearance of being in favor of the motion when in actuality all you've done is vote in favor of discussing, arguing, or debating the merits. Then, upon the call for the question,  vote against the motion....

It's done all the time in Congress.

Comment by Arthur James on October 30, 2017 at 7:50am

`

Today's Wash/Post

cartoon` WUMO

Three Halloween

Characters dress

up... One is a

lion. one is so

Goofy dressed

&

one looks normal,

She says: ` I am

dressed upas the

Scariest thing I know.

Someone you've known

since high school and who

knows your social media

persona is a complete lie!

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`

Comment by alsoknownas on October 30, 2017 at 9:52am

Somebody snipped the ties off the sleeves of the straight jackets is my best guess.

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