Originally posted by vivify
I think we should dedicate the entire month of August to bring negativity free. For just one month, no matter how badly anyone wants to, there shouldn't be one derogatory word spoken to another on this forum.
The problem is that is really isn't just about derogatory words. What typically happens is that one of the posters avoids answering a question - then their opposition starts to press or to bait them to try and get them to give a straight answer. This may come in the form of derogatory words, or it may be in the form of repeatedly asking the same question, or it may be in the form of speculating about why the poster doesn't want to answer.
Both the evasion and the response are the main causes of threads failing.
Although Kelly says he is 'in', the truth is that he is a master at vagueness - and that will not change and he has refused to talk to some posters - and that will not change. He is not known for being derogatory, so there will be no change there. So essentially he wants everyone else to change while he does nothing.
And yes, I am well aware that I am talking about a personality in a thread about getting away from just that. But when personalities destroy conversation, what can you do but talk about those personalities? Robbie is famous for calling any question he doesn't want to answer 'personal', and then announcing that he doesn't discuss personal things.
This thread seem to me an attempt to get licence to behave badly without consequence.