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OldPilot and I will use this thread to make important announcements.

In March I instituted a Code of Conduct.

I have a made a few additions to it since implementing it, so please review the entire Code so that you are familiar with them. I have just added another item to the Code:

  • Accept Disagreements Graciously
    Lively discussion can benefit us all; it allows us to explore and understand the diversity of experiences and perspectives. It can help us to be more understanding and tolerant as well as increase empathy and become more appreciative of our differences, leading to transformation. An open environment to learning benefits us all.
    Unfortunately, it takes only a single person to disrupt the feeling of safety in a discussion and instead, many feel attacked, unsafe emotionally and that they are not supported by their peers on the forum or by the forum itself.
    • Be respectful of differences of opinion and experience.
    • Stop trying to show how you are right or how others are wrong or misguided.
    • Agree to disagree. Let an argument die. There is no need to be a right-fighter. Instead, accept that others may never agree regardless of how sound you find your argument.
    We all may occasionally be set in our position and become frustrated when others can’t or won’t see what to us is obvious. This becomes a problem when the abuse is a continuous pattern of behavior.
    This is subjective and will thus be subject to moderator discussion before significant action is taken. We will start with either a request within the thread, by PM or both along with tracking it in the system.

I am truly sorry it had to come to this, but your protection is important and I want you to feel safe, comfortable and at home when reading and posting here.

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