no. (roses_rejoice) wrote,

Added some text to my "Please Read" message last night

I have a "Please Read" message at the top of my LJ, although I think a lot of people skip reading it. Anyway, I've been going back and forth over doing this but I added a new ground rule to it last night:

I sometimes complain/ vent or express controversial viewpoints in my posts. Please do NOT add this journal if you have a problem with the content. If you add this journal and then proceed to gripe about the level of complaining, or call me names, or repeatedly pick arguments, I will kick your ass off sooner rather than later. In the past, I believe I showed too much tolerance to ultimately unsupportive people who added this journal. This is MY journal, MY words, and MY safe space. You are free to complain about it in your own journal or just not read it. You are NOT free to add this journal and then bitch at me on here, even in a casual manner. This is not the place for that.

Discussion is OK but I'm not going to put up with any more people coming on here and making remarks about what I write, or coming on here solely for the purpose of starting an argument over most of what I say. In the past I've tried to give people the benefit of the doubt but after giving it some thought, I think there's something wrong with somebody who adds a journal and then proceeds to complain about what's written in it On That Person's Journal, rather than complaining on their own. Moreover, I've noticed that someone complaining about a journal is usually a prelude to their dropping the journal anyway so I'm not going to bother trying to cut them a break any more, as constant complaints usually signal some kind of communications impasse.
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