Communication platforms across the internet have a vast range of cultural and ethical guidelines that have massive influence on the users’ experience on any given platform. Some are complex, some are simple - and they vary widely from the authoritarian-like moderation on Reddit to the truly anything goes boards of 4chan.
I believe there’s a happy medium that allows folks to express what they want while still maintaining decorum. I would love to see the Bort find that happy medium. And I believe it can happen if a supermajority of borters adopt what I am calling Guideline #1:
DON’T BE A JERK!
I believe it’s really that simple - and therefore am beginning a campaign to you all - the borters - to adopt Guideline #1 and codify it into Bort culture.
because you are #1 all time in replies on the bort. figured if i’m starting a campaign I might as well begin by making my case to the users most likely to have an impact if they decide to adopt “Guideline #1: Don’t be a Jerk!”