I have to admit, I can be a bit of a ass when it comes to dealing with instances when rules have been broken, but even then I always give justification as to why I'm taking that action, and when a rule violation is not very clear, I do make an attempt to explain what was done wrong.
I guess it stems from the types of jobs i've done for a living: When I first started out as a member here, I was working fast food, when I became a mod, I was still working fast food, now I work at a call center where I deal with people who don't pay their cable bills on time (now if you think that dealing with problems here on the forum is bad, do my job for an hour and see how fast you crack under pressure when you have to tell an old lady who's only company/contact with the outside world is the TV and calling tech support that you can't reconnect her cable till she pays her bill).
I don't give out respect very easily, I've been burned too many times for that, and most of the time people have to earn it. Generally, if your a good upstanding member who contributes in a positive intellectual manner and you own up to your mistakes, you'll have my restpect, and I'll even bend over backwards to help you out.
If he wasn't a teenager yet, under the COPPA act, it would have been illegal for him to register for this website.Originally Posted by Legend