These rules are copied from the board known as Trooper Brown's
message board. I like them, they follow here.
The Short Form
The focus of this board is on retirement benefits, separation benefits, and benefits for existing employees.
Pretty simple, huh? And
the best part is - I get to enforce them! Be nice to me, OK?
- No personal attacks on anyone living or dead, born or unborn, evolved or not evolved
- No direct attacks on the company by inference, innuendo or shorting the stock
- No inter-post bickering, sniping or rude gestures (you're on the honor system with that one)
- No posting of company confidential information (including the Wednesday
Special in the Cafeteria)
- No whining about the rules
- Don’t post anything you wouldn’t say in front of your mother, or mine.
If you do not agree with the rules of the board, here is an alternative.
Get your own web site. There are many free sources such as YAHOO, AOL, etc.
Start a board or blog of your own.
If you need more help, send me a private email and I will be glad to assist you, but in the mean time, MY BOARD, MY RULES!
The Long Form
Go placidly amid the noise
and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as
possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are a
vexation to the spirit. If you compare yourself, you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career,
however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high
ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all
aridity and disenchantment love is as perennial as the grass.
the counsel of the years, gracefully surrender the things of youth.
strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress
yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle to yourself.
You are a child of
the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and
whatever your labor and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace
with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a
Be careful. Strive to be happy.
(Copyright 1927, Max