I have never been a fan of the new Discussion Rules on G2G. I think the Honor Code is excellent and complete as it stands and covers all of these new rules in a comprehensive way. (Truly brilliant!) It is so much easier to point to a specific Honor Code item and indicate that a G2G entry might need to be amended to comply with the already agreed upon Honor Code.
Censorship and hiding important messages because they are not directly genealogy related or because someone, somewhere, sometime might be offended is not helpful. I don't understand why these new rules are needed. If I don't want to read a particular topic, I don't. If someone gets a little heated on their comments, I ignore it.
We don't need these rules. We need to direct the potential offensive contributor to the Honor Code and the specific item that corrects their offense. If they refuse to abide by the Honor Code, then they should be handled as we have always done, escalation to mediation. I don't think we need to control everyone on G2G because of a few occasionally troublesome contributors.
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