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Ahem - time for a civility reminder

I've seen multiple examples of late here of folks forgetting the basic rule of Wood Central: be civil. The examples have taken several forms: sniping and snark; judgments on someone's work practices, including assumptions about, for example, whether or not they sharpened a plane before commencing some work; and other statements destructive of good relations.

Even if you think someone's wrong, there are polite ways to raise the matter: "Faced with a problem [like you describe], I'd consider these issues and take these approaches, and here's why," or "Have you looked at this, that, and the other factor?"

And rehashing battles that may have occurred in the past just helps no one.

So please pause before you hit the "post" button, and ask yourself if your post builds harmony and moves our discussions here forward.

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