- May 13, 2012
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Squirox is the word that the hapless character Milligan chose to indicate to the Author (Spike Milligan) that he was unhappy with the way the plot in the book "Puckoon" was developing ............The simple problem on a forum like this is if we don’t allow members to have a guanine rant then we are not being true to our very friendly nature here, with exceptions of course !!
So if anybody wants to rant off for whatever reason they can start a new thread of their very own in “EVERYTHING ELSE” and call it whatever they wish and then we can at several members requests move any unnecessary rants to that thread to keep the original one clean and clear..
Would that work ?
@Roy Sletcher Very nice new Avatar..
Its - light hearted, humerous, and non judgemetal......
Sadly the complete aptness of the word and what it conveys is apparent only to me and my wacky sense of humour, and folks of the Irish/British persuasion.
As has already been raised by others there is much to be lost by censure. What I see as censure worthy and what Paul Verizzo (for example) would be poles apart on one hand, but is what makes this forum what it is. Disagreemet and conflict are the bricks and mortar on which humans interaction and progress has been built since the beginning, and we still after millenia have not found a "good" way to deal with it.
Its warm and cosy, and VERY dry when a thread stays "academic" like a technical paper. But like ALL familys we are made up of a bunch of VERY different folk, who can look at the same post and have VERY different reactions to the contents.
If I have learned just one thing over my 67 years and as head of a family, tolerance builds families, intolerance destroys or at least erodes an fractures. Families that learn to listen and " see" rather than just look and react are more likely to be joyful attractive communities than their more authoritarian counterparts.
In this spirit I offer the word SQUIROX, and the process of Authorship to the OP to use the word to convey discomfort.
So the Author (OP) indicates discomfort with a post and it is then up to the poster to move/remove /create a new thread with his her post.
Regardless, once ANY censure tool is used, it will be destructive. Even having more proactive MODERATION, will, eventually be destructive.
However, if a word/ term like SQUIROX ( a silly harmless, meaningless word) became accepted by all as a polite light hearted REUEST/EXPRESSION that we use as a non threatening way to request a move.........it my work....but its still a big risk
What do others think, whatever, its going to need to be ALL of us that decide, not just a few. Alternative is an EDICT and that will also bring changes that may not preserve what we have here at this time.