We generally are very tolerant of letting discussions/concerns run its course at VP - as evidenced by this Kitex thread itself even at the cost of deteriorating discussion quality
We have been receiving lots of messages from well-meaning members to be stricter in enforcing
a) VP culture - of mutual respect and politeness (no abrasiveness, arrogance, or mockery)
b) Value-additive discussions - disallow repetitive opinions/counters of the same viewpoint unless they point to new facts; and off-topic posts
Moderators have stepped in often, but their well-meaning advise isn’t being respected, it would appear.
Everyone is requested to think twice before posting -
a) Am I adding value to the existing discussion
b) Am I taking the discussion forward by quoting relevant/new information or facts
c) Am I adhering to the VP Culture of always being polite, and respecting other/contrary viewpoints, or am I being self-righteous in wanting to prove a point at any cost, with a couldn’t-care-less attitude
We are a set of ordinary individuals at VP who have been able to raise the bar continuously through extra-ordinary teamwork - by respecting each individuals contribution, always being humble and open to learning from the next guy. We are careful to shun abrasiveness and arrogance, always open to owning up to mistakes made on that front, always trying to be polite (no matter how much we may disagree with the viewpoint expressed (even repetitive)).
We have rarely ever stepped in to actively edit/delete posts at VP, but our hands are now being forced with the surge of new membership - who (we suspect) are yet to assimilate the VP Culture/ethos - and develop that innate sense of belongingness/responsibility to the community - and need more time, and some firm hand-holding perhaps!
Some of you might have noticed a few posts edited/deleted in this thread recently. We will have to become stricter in enforcing VP culture/discussion quality till such time we see things improve. If you think some actions are out of line, we will be happy to hear from you directly (privately), so we can improve.
We will step-in more often from now, and edit/delete posts as necessary.
We also reserve the right to review all existing posts and wield the axe retrospectively.
Please allow us that space and discretion.