So, since these seemed to catch on pretty well with the civilized populace....
Here are 11 more little Axioms that apply mainly to the STO forums (some are more general).
Eleven More Axioms;
1; If your post is a complaint, don't bother with a new thread.
There are already 50 or so, pick one of them so that you don't end up looking like a silly computer-illiterate who can't find the search function.
(Not that you are necessarily illiterate if you don't do this, its just that being consolidated and organized makes you look smarter.)
2; Somebody somewhere somehow will find some reason to accuse you of being a troll/fanboi even if you're not. Don't let it upset you, otherwise you stoop to that level in an attempt to reply.
Either say something witty and move on, or reply logically and civilly.
3; If you can't stand conflict don't set foot outside 10-Forward.
4; MK-IV Integrated-Anti-Flame suits are required gear.
5; If you lighten up a bit you might not mind the flames/conflict/arguments so much
6; Try to remember that all the civil ones among us are people who share a like/love/or obsession with Star Trek and possibly this game. Seek out and congregate with these people for a better experience.
7; Respect the other sub-cultures/groups within the forums/games.
Maybe RP is your thing maybe not. Respect the other party all the same.
The same goes for ethnicity, religion, opinions on cannon etc...
Respect-in = Respect-out where civil forum members are concerned.
8; Reputation exists online too. Sure you can just start a new account if you FUBAR yourself too bad, but if you invest in your reputation you can enjoy respect, community, laughs, and the shared knowledge/wisdom of others who do the same.
9; Correcting grammar/spelling is good from time to time, and is fine when someone totally mutilates it beyond recognition.... but nobody loves the people who correct your spelling grammar every single time.
10; Whiners complainers and trolls are much like death taxes and politics;
They are a universal problem that can never be totally exterminated.
Do what the mainstream media does and alternately make light of, and logically adress the problems.
(Wait scratch that, mainstream media rarely makes sense)
Just because we can't kill all the roaches in the house doesn't mean we can't make sure there are fewer of them.
11; If you ask about Sulu may God have mercy on your soul.
No one else will.