There is a lot to be said on this topic and countless stories to attest to the fact that the community of AVA is extremely antagonistic. So many people are trolling people and calling each other out rudely with no end of insults. Arguments lasts for days and it leaves both the parties in a sour mood, which never fails to spawn more hate towards another player. This snowball effect has changed the environment of AVA to be less enjoyable for most players regardless of skill level.
Change must be made and this is my step towards a better community.
I realize there is no way to enforce this, nor is there a way to make anyone take this pledge but one must learn to crawl before learning how to run.
The idea? Simple. Copy and paste this pledge filling in your appropriate information and strive to keep acting on your personal promise. Think of it as a New Years Resolution. Hopefully the word catches on to others and more pledges are filled out!
I, [your ign], pledge to create a positive environment for all players of the community. To make the effort to not discourage others and to keep a positive atmosphere in all aspects of AVA, or at very least strive towards it. I, [your ign], will not falter from this pledge and continue to pursue this endeavor.
Thank you for your time and consideration! Please pass the word along and / or bump this for others eyes.