Yesterday, someone received the Yellow Card for what looked like a threat of violence. Here is the recommended code of conduct when a yellow card is issued: Take a deep breath. Take a walk. Maybe, take a few days away from TTAC. But for heaven’s sake, don’t talk back. And don’t continue the argument that got you the yellow card. You know the color of the next card.
That’s right. I mean, that’s wrong. So for disregarding the warning, the referee has sent MikeAR off the field. There is no coming back when that happens.
The comments are being policed by Ed and myself when we have nothing better to do, like writing articles. Each of us has a slightly different style, here is mine:
- Any opinion is fine. This is an open forum for civilized discussions.
- Don’t get insulting or personal. If you would not say it in the face of the other person, don’t write it.
- This is like a dinner party: You are all invited to have a good time. Certain topics, such as race, religion, or politics should be avoided, or at the very least treated with caution.
- If the host says: “Now, now” – please tone down. Don’t continue the argument, don’t argue with the host. If you absolutely have the urge to say something, say “I’m sorry.” That’s one line. Not an “I’m sorry, but …”
- If the dinner party disintegrates, the person who causes the disturbance will be shown the door and will not be invited back.
Now how’s that for mixing metaphors?