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Added Jan 13 2018

Lately multiple threads have been shut down due to violations of EveryBlock's policy of respectful comments.

If you post a comment, do not insult the person that you are reacting to.

........Keep your anger to yourself.

........You can disagree , but don't get nasty.

The rest of us want to see the range of thought on a particular topic.

We can also gain knowledge concerning a local topic.

Thank you for controlling your rage.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Good points. There is no excuse for all the inner-drama on a public forum.

  • Phill Unfair suspension without reason. No rules broken

    What I see is that some users get noticeable agitated when they are presented with ways of thinking that they disagree with and so they begin insulting and name calling which is against EveryBlock's rules.

  • Owen Wilson Sock it to me!

    I wouldn't be surprised if someone gets offended with this posting. let's see how it ends lol

  • Live From Rogers Park

    Yes Owen, take for example someone who commented "Kindly chill with the personal attacks it's classless and cowardly" and then, only a couple of hours ago, immediately turned around to attack his Alderman online at Everyblock by name, Cappleman, as being feckless and "stuffing" (a euphemism?) a local artist for #2,000? That's quite a bit of inner-drama on a public forum and probably the reason that the same person has been muted more than one hundred times. Jeffrey is correct. There's no excuse for that.

  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    It's simple, if you would not say to their face do not say it on line. I look forward to seeing a few.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    I will call out the flawed policies and actions of public officials online and in person and in my name.

    What I will not do is bicker with anonymous personas on EB or Facebook or wherever online. It's childish and pointless. Worse it is unfair to everyone else who look down on the geeky drama including myself.

    I don't like Cappleman, Trump or Rauner but I still respect people who voted for them all else being equal.

    If nothing else I want to learn what makes them tick. There are two names that seem to be at the end of every closed thread more often then not. If we clean it up report them, down vote, do not engage. They have a bone to pick...little else.

  • Live From Rogers Park

    Very good observation Jeffrey. The most recent thread to be closed had comments from only three people: Bruce, Phill and Jeffrey Littleton. The last two names on the thread before it closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines were, in order, Phill and Jeffrey Littleton. Check it out. https://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/jan13-on-trumps-sh-thole-comment-8466605/

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Thanks for posting Patrick.

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  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Be civil Omar.

  • Live From Rogers Park

    Jeffrey please don't get this thread closed down like you did the last one. Kenny says do not insult the person that you are reacting to so that we can see the range of thought on a particular topic. Kenny said control your rage. Think of nice things like all the new public art that we are getting from big names like Cecil Balmond and Cheryl Pope.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Huh?
    I'm glad you like art. Yay. Just behave yourself.

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  • Phill Unfair suspension without reason. No rules broken

    I didn't post anything against the rules, Live. I never do.
    Especially, I never lose my cool and insult my fellow neighbors.

  • Michael Archangel First - 13 Russian nationals; Next - US enablers

    @Phill - Well most of the time you do not lose your cool! LOL!

  • Phill Unfair suspension without reason. No rules broken

    That's right.

  • Michael Archangel First - 13 Russian nationals; Next - US enablers

    @Phill - Happy we are in agreement.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    There was a post about chickens that seemed to have gone ok, friendly and nice enough.

  • Very good point Kenny. I very often think the same thing.

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  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    They are your neighbors Bruce.

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  • Maggie neff

    Thank you, Kenny! I hope more people speak up about this trolling. This is suppose to be a friendly, neighborhood forum. Sadly, it hasn't been for quite some time.

  • Rob

    Maggie - given your movie idea post that was taken down almost immediately because it was a ridiculously personal attack, should you really be commenting about trolling and how this is a friendly neighborhood forum?

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  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Kenny Patrick, welcome to EveryBlock! Nice first post.

    You know, usually the initiator of a thread has felt strongly enough about his topic that he likes to come back and participate in the conversation. Please join in! You do seem quite knowledgeable about the situation here for a newcomer.

    Also, I'm curious about your choice of avatar photo. Some random elderly soul you're making fun of? Or perhaps a neighbor denizen with an interesting back story? Don't be shy, now. Could you educate us?

  • I see no need to insult others when they express a view.
    .....Respect their right to their opinion.

    You can then follow it up with your opinion.
    .....Expressed without derogatory comments.

    A civil expression of opinions is what this forum SHOULD be.

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    AVATAR :

    .....I love this photo. He seems so happy.

    .....I am no " spring chicken ". I want to be as joyful as this elderly man appears to be.
    ......................................................( Providing a happy time for those he meets ).

    .....This crazy world needs more people like him.

  • Maggie neff

    Just to be clear to those who don't know what your talking about, Rob, my idea for a film was about cyber trolls and it was inspired by the ones that have hijacked this sight, so yes Rob, this is a topic I feel strongly about and you can expect I will continue to respond to it, and at times, be inspired by it.

  • Hi all, in an all-too-common situation on EveryBlock, a wonderful post got hijacked by juvenile comments. REALLY?? This kind of interchange really ruins Everyblock for lots of people. Suggestion: once you’ve expressed your opinion once, be done. Thank you.

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  • Owen Wilson Sock it to me!

    theses postings ALWAYS seem to end up with same antagonistic remarks. I realize a lot of people are stuck indoors. maybe trying to focus on happy, positive thoughtful remarks will make the day nicer - Peace

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  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Maybe more chicken posts will help? Everybody loves chickens.

  • Owen Wilson Sock it to me!

    I noticed that pretty much everybody here has been muted at least 30 times and as much as 140 times.

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  • The are new trolls on this site: the folks who come on here and complain about trolls---and who otherwise contribute nothing, nada.
    There's also an interesting selectivity going on, with some folks calling ordinary neighbors "trolls" and ignoring (even cheering on) the actual trolls.

  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    Some people just have a bone to pick but most people are cool.

  • Maggie neff

    Well, it was worth a try,Kenny Patrick, and I,for one, really appreciate this post. Can't say I'm surprised by the thread that followed,though. Hope springs eternal. There are still some good people here who want the same things from this site.

  • Lol. There's a lot of 'pot calling the kettle black' on this site.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Pat, now do you understand?

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  • Jeffrey Littleton If you can't be a poet, be the poem.

    People could be nicer. It's not complicated.

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  • Live From Rogers Park

    Kindly control yourself Owen. The record holder on this civilized thread has well over one hundred mutes and that isn't even counting the number of mutes on the record holder's previous EB accounts that were deleted by the moderators.

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