Now for thread business: this is a sampling of problem comments from the last few pages.
…of course that is what we were all expecting him to do…
…so of course he's going…
It's been canon since Season One…
All of these are from posters who posted their opinion as a fact. Just because you see something in the show, or believe something about a character, doesn’t mean that your conclusions and interpretations are fact or "of course" going to happen, or canon. Canon is "Finn thought he got Quinn pregnant, but he didn’t" and other events
. Your interpretation
of what the character wants isn’t a fact. And using the royal "we" as if you can speak for anyone but yourself comes across as forcing your opinion on the thread. Don’t do those things, please.
The rest of these are boards on boards
I have never understood why…
I don't get what…
These phrases break the boards on boards rule because they come across as dismissive. If you disagree with someone, great, but just say so an why, rather than imply that their opinion is incomprehensible.
I know everyone is ragging on the…
People ragged on Rachel…
I’m in the minority/probably alone on this/Am I the only one?…
These are boards on boards because it’s your opinion about people or the thread or viewers or the audience, instead of being your opinion of the show. Again, if you disagree with something someone said, just say so and why. Leave your opinion of others out of it, and don’t take the temperature of the thread or count up sides, please.
True. And the writers have never contradicted themselves before. No reason to think they'd start now.
This was sarcasm aimed at another poster, which is never allowed. Save the sarcasm for the show, please, and use respect towards others here.
I mean, if I'm just going to say in response to anything that happens "but the writing is so bad, nothing that happens means anything", then there isn't any point in discussing anything that happens on the show at all. Right?
Please don’t put words in another poster’s mouth, or assume you know how someone is going to respond. It’s dismissive. Share your opinion about the thread, rather than your dismissive assumptions about others.
Finally, we have a rule
against repetitive posting here. Make your point once or twice and then move on
. And please don’t attempt to end the discussion with a controlling phrase like "let’s agree to disagree." That just comes across as you wanting to make your point, and grab the last word. If you really, truly want to end a back-and-forth discussion, then just don’t post
I’m not trying to pick on anyone in particular here, but there were too many of these problems for me to write out warnings for all of them. So please take this as a warning, and change your posting style if you recall writing something akin to this. Thanks.