Respect.

It seems that from time to time some people need to be reminded that there are some rules for commenting here. The most basic one is respect. And in last weeks post when I mainly wanted to talk about what we have in mind for the future of SaabsUnited some people hooked up to the mere fact that two of our writers got a car from another brand and spoke about it here. I don’t want to start talking about that thing anymore now, it’s been too much an issue anyway, I just want to say that I was not happy about some comments. Not at all.

Tim has done a great job on this blog and spent a lot of time and effort into getting the latest news and stories here. Jörgen has done a lot of work for the community and still owns more Saabs than most of us. Both still have Saab in their hearts, no matter what car they drive right now. There are many around here who had to look into another brand due to their personal situation. That itself has been bad enough but for me it is no reason to make them a persona non grata from one moment to another.

Ever since I joined SaabsUnited and through all the ups and downs we had it was always clear that we should treat each other with a minimum of respect. And in that last post of mine some people definetely crossed a line. I was actually close to deleting one or two, but since I believe that most people here still have their common sense I left them for everybody to see how much the commenter just disqualified himself.

If you want to express your opinion here please remember that we are all human beings and deserve a minimum of respect. I don’t want to see members of the team treated sh*t just because of their car. We are all frustrated because of the state of Saab. And because we have to face realities like getting no new Saabs on lease. I had to add a vehicle from another car brand to my car park, too. But does that change anything in my relationship to Saab?. Not at all.

I am always open for a good debate, even if it is controversial. But I strongly believe that those basic values like respect and politeness are a must, especially in the anonymity of the Internet. Those cannot be discussed and therefore the comments on this post are closed.