There seems to be some confusion about room rules and staff . I hope to clarify with this blog
the first 3 lines of my statement about your gm's states
1. to be allowed to be a GM we agreed to uphold the room rules
2. we will uphold the room rules even if we like you
3. we will be fair even if we don't like you
To understand what those 3 lines mean it is important to apply some seperation between room rules and staff beliefs. Staff did not write the rules according to their own personal philosophies and private beliefs. STAFF DID NOT WRITE THE RULES AT ALL. They did, however, agree to uphold them and they do apply the same rules to one as to all.
example; If i ask you to please dont tell blonde jokes in lgh chat it doesnt mean I am offended by them.. i love blonde jokes. What it means is there is a room rule about ethnic or stereotypical jokes. while most wouldnt be offended, some might be, so they arnt allowed. Me telling you to follow the rules doesnt change the fact that i luv blonde jokes it just means youre breaking a rule and you arent allowed to break room rules.
Please dont confuse the two
if i allowed you to reak the rules i wouldnt be treating everybody fairly. i would be using my staff position to play faverites for the blonde jokes.
The rules werent just thrown out there, made up on a spur of the moment. each one has had great forethought put into it and tons of experience with the results . When we speak in LGH chat we have to speak as if every post has been checked over by the granny squad and approved by nuns to boot. Because LGH chat isnt just for you and for pewople who think like you, its for everybody. and we are all difrent.
More specificly, maybe the guy fishing next to you was tormeted as a kid about his non-specific blondeness. Maybe it still hurts him. Maybe your blonde jokes push him over the wedge and he stops fishing and puts a gun to his blonde head. Extreme yesh but my point is. whats non offwensive to you may be offensive to someone else. to keep it safe, follow the rules. easy peasy
DONT MISTAKE THE FACT THAT STAFF MAKES YOU FOLLOW THE RULES WITH MEANING STAFF AGREE WITH THE RULE. WHAT WE REALLY THINK MAY BE 100% DIFRENT OR 100% THE SAME., ASK IN PRIVASTE MESSAGE BEFORE JUMPING DOWN OUR THROATS BUT KEEP IT OUT OF LGH
that being said...
A blonde wanted to go ice fishing, so after getting all of the right gear, she headed toward the nearest frozen lake. After getting comfy on her stool she started to cut a circular hole in the ice.
Then from the heavens a voice boomed, “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.”
Startled, the blonde moved further down the ice, poured a thermos of hot chocolate and started to cut another hole in the ice.
Again the voice boomed, “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.”
This time quite scared, the blonde moved to the far end of the ice. Then she started another hole and once again the voice said, “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.”
The very scared blonde raised her head and said, “Is that You, Lord?”
The voice answered, “NO. IT’S THE MANAGER OF THE ICE RINK.”