We encourage members to post stating an opinion or debate on Sheri’s Forums but it must be completely objective. When a statement or post is argumentative, demeaning, sowing discord, upsetting people, off topic, insulting or inflammatory it depicts troll activity whether it was intended or not. It’s fine to disagree on the Forums but members must present their point of view in an inoffensive and polite manner.
Your “teenager” comment was offensive and degrading and served to ridicule me personally in order to discredit my statement. You’re playing with words if you’re trying to say my post “read like a teenager wrote it” wasn’t a derogatory comment against me personally, because I composed the post. The implication is there and it can’t be viewed in any other manner. This is regarded as an unethical debating tactic and unacceptable on our Forums, because it serves to degrade the poster rather than present another unbiased point of view.
I’m not overly sensitive but there is zero tolerance on our board for this type of posting because we don’t want our Forums to become like another well-known rogue message board. I’m the moderator and it’s my obligation to make sure this doesn’t occur. Numerous members are reluctant to post on the other offensive posting and troll friendly board for fear of personal attacks or unfair criticism; we won’t allow abusive posting on these Forums because we don’t want members to feel intimidated to post. This is my moderator decision and that concludes the discussion, since I’m firm on this point without any leniency or favoritism.
We appreciate clients’ business at Sheri’s Ranch but they must still be objective, respectful and polite posters on the Forums without offending, harassing, defaming or ridiculing any other member. Forum members are encouraged to follow the Golden Rule that basically states a person must treat others in the respectful manner that they desire to be treated in return.