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    an article about forums and their etiquette, that's getting a few likes and links around the internet..

    http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/03/06...ble-arguments/

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    Like it.
    I do also like the idea of an "UnOfficial Rugby Referee's Forum Schedule of Arguments (updated - 2016 version)". However I shall resist the temptation to start a separate discussion. Some folks have the sarc gauge turned way down low on RRF.

    Following the excellent suggestion in the linked blog here is the updated UnOfficial Rugby Referee's Forum Schedule of Arguments. In order to avoid the current unpleasant habit of year round bickering please to stick to the schedule unless you’ve applied to Robbie for a special one off dispensation.

    January: The so-called "momentum rule" on forward passes.
    February: Wearing of "leggings" in underage rugby
    March: You have got to let him up.
    April: when is the ball out of the ruck. (Bird's poo ruling.)
    May: allowing theNot straight throw, if the non-throwing team don't compete.
    June: crooked feed at the scrum
    July: "Hurdling" in the tackle
    August: enforcing turnover ball at fluffed quick tap penalty
    September: they can't take a second quick one
    October: rucking a player is perfectly fine if he is lying over the ball
    November: enforcing correct air pressure of ball prior to kickoff.
    December: Hooker stepping into FoP at Line Out throw. AR to keep flag up, or not?
    There are more ways of killing a dog than choking it with butter.

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    Personally I'd replace one of those with "Brian Moore's Lucky Dip", but that's still a great job

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    Some others points from that article worth pondering :

    This is the real reason that forums are losing members, interminable arguments.
    A community made mostly of nice people can probably hold more productive debates and have fewer interminable arguments than one that’s not as good at civility.
    The choice is ours (collectively,) to remain a bunch of cranky old gits, or sort things out on these forums.

    Don't feel the need to correct others, don't reply to jerks, don't dismiss others ideas.
    Yes criticism can be good, but it isn't always.
    There are more ways of killing a dog than choking it with butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    Don't feel the need to correct others, don't reply to jerks, don't dismiss others' ideas.
    Yes criticism can be good, but it isn't always.
    Fixed that for you
    Don't feed the pedant!

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    Thanks I'm sure.
    Timely reminder that the dreaded "Grammar Police" is missing from that brief summing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    Thanks I'm sure.
    Timely reminder that the dreaded "Grammar Police" are missing from that brief summing up.
    fixed that for you
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Sorry, but I just can't think of the thread without thinking of.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    Thanks I'm sure.
    Timely reminder that the dreaded "Grammar Police" is missing from that brief summing up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    Thanks I'm sure.
    Timely reminder that the dreaded "Grammar Police" are missing from that brief summing up.
    fixed that for you
    Fowler says that the verb following a collective noun tends to follow the sense rather than the grammatical form, so "Grammar Police" could take either. A singular verb would imply an abstract entity whereas the plural would be referring to a group of individuals who make up that entity.

    In this case "Grammar Police" could also be referring to the phrase itself, which is, of course, singular.

    (I think that is enough for a one minute argument.)
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    the police are oppressing motorists
    the metropolitan police are oppressing motorists

    the metropolitan police service is oppressing motorists

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