Member Rara Avis
uhm - why didn't you just email the people you have a problem with? That seems to be what you're suggesting?
You've presented several issues here and you get my take on them because... well, I got here first.
I, intentionally, haven't looked at the post you're speaking of. Really, it doesn't matter. I have full faith that if things got out of hand, our Senior Moderators and Deputy Moderators (of which Marshalzu is one of the latter and I one of the former) would have discreetly and fairly addressed the situation.
The first thing I want to point out is in reference to your own words - if 90% of the people are arguing over a critique, doesn't that mean that 90% of the people like to do so? That statement tells me that the majority disagree with what you're saying. Of course, I know this isn't wholly true, nor completely representative of Passions as a whole. If someone has their critique box flagged, then one can certainly expect people to critique their works. Critiquing a work can cover many areas and often will end up with disagreements because people see things differently. There's nothing wrong with that. Everyone has a right to their own opinion - it's what helps us learn and grow; if all you had was your opinion, with no other input, you would stagnate.
This leads into another portion of your statement, one which has been discussed many a time here:
quote:This is an absolutely true statement. And I have two issues with it.
i forgot to put something else last time icheeked this is america and we have the fredom to voice our opions...
Issue 1: If, as you stated, everyone has the right to their own opinion, then why should we stop those arguing a critique from voicing theirs? Or is it only your opinion we should listen to?
Issues 2: This is a free country. However, the Internet, and specifically in this situation, Passions, isn't America. Passions is a virtual property owned by Ron Carnell, an individual, and opened - much as one would open their home - to those who wish to come visit. As such, he has the right to make rules for his house. We, as free Americans (Canadians, etc.) have the right to accept his invitation or not as we choose. However, by the wording you agreed to when you signed up, by entering, we agree to follow the few, simple guidelines he's set down for his home.
Don't get me wrong, you are more than welcome to voice your opinion here. This is a good way to bring it up and get input on it. No one in Passions' history has been kicked out for voicing their opinion. No one. Hopefully I've given you a little more insight by voicing mine.