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The Rules of the Sand Box

  1. Arachnea profile image83
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    Okay, I like rules. I like to follow the rules. That makes it difficult for folks to limit my fun. So, if the HP forum were a sand box what rules would you as a player in the box like to see? I know there's an official set of rules for the forum somewhere, but I can't put my finger on the link at the moment.  Let's think of this thread as kin to the No Rant Thread. Humor, mutual respect and courtesy are welcomed here. My rule for the sand box would be:

    1. You can use what ever color shovel you want to dig with, just don't throw sand or the shovel or your bucket at anyone else. wink

    1. Rhonda Lytle profile image86
      Rhonda Lytleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This is the cutest thread.  I would divide the sand box designated play times to day and night with the night time being for more grown up discourse, debate if you will, but in a nice way with no throwing of sand allowed wink.  Kitties and unicorns would be welcome and trolls would be barbecued for kitty kibble.

    2. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Laughing and loving each other is not just accepted, but highly-encouraged.

      1. Lionrhod profile image93
        Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        YES!

        1. kenneth avery profile image82
          kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          smile

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    No poo in the sand-box.

    1. calculus-geometry profile image85
      calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      But it provides such excellent cohesion for the sand castles.

  3. Cheeky Kid profile image92
    Cheeky Kidposted 2 years ago

    Just like a normal sandbox...no killjoy adults allowed. Children won't be able to have fun. tongue

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    One difference, though. Cats are allowed in the forums, but not in the sandbox.

    1. Lionrhod profile image93
      Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hehe! I was thinking this one too.

      Also no stealing anyone else's shovel or pail.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No making fun of what someone else is digging.

    2. Arachnea profile image83
      Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm bad today. I read something really "snide" in this. I know that's not what you said or meant, it's me being really "catty." Something I don't do often. I need to go sit in the corner for a bit. big_smile Oh, and no play in the sandbox either. Yikes.

  5. lisavollrath profile image89
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Before you say anything in the sandbox, ask yourself:

    Is it true?
    Is it kind?
    Is it necessary?

    If the answer is no, go play in the corner, quietly, until you have something to say that fits this criteria.

  6. lisavollrath profile image89
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Also: all whining children will be put down for naps, and have their shovels revoked until they are less cranky.

  7. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    No pouting or sulking. If you are so inclined, please leave as to not sullen the atmosphere of the sandbox. Thank you.

  8. The Examiner-1 profile image84
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    You are allowed to come in and play as long as you are peaceful with others, and do not get upset with natural events.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That is very good,, however, I assume it excludes natural events like poo in the sandbox.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, we have control over that.
        By natural events I mean occurrences that we cannot do anything about.

  9. Lionrhod profile image93
    Lionrhodposted 2 years ago

    And no bashing others with your shovel.

  10. colorfulone profile image85
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    Leave attitudes somewhere else, they do not belong in the sandbox.

  11. colorfulone profile image85
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    Oh, and no arguing over the written rules. smile

  12. Arachnea profile image83
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    See. With folks like these in the sand box, who's gonna wanna throw sand?

    1. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      See.

  13. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    I want to throw sand in ppl's eyes... and I want a minibar on the side.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Sed-me, fine, but please allow me to get a pair of safety goggles first. Thank you.

      1. colorfulone profile image85
        colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Great, idea, Ken.
        Does HP have a free set of those for us? smile

        1. kenneth avery profile image82
          kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Shhhhh. (softly whispering) not yet.

      2. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It's no fun that way.

        1. kenneth avery profile image82
          kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I have one question: Is it legal or alright with everyone if I have a few bites of the dry sand for lunch?

          1. Lionrhod profile image93
            Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I have no objection, but you will have to file a Dental Agreement which releases Hub Pages regarding any wear and tear to your teeth.

            1. kenneth avery profile image82
              kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Lionrhod,
              That will be fine. I already have my passport, birth certificate and proof that I have a residence.

              1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
                The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                You must have a strong stomach Kenneth. lol

          2. Sed-me profile image83
            Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Sounds good. I'll be eating paste so...

          3. Arachnea profile image83
            Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            That's one way to polish your teeth.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image84
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Sed-me,
      According to the rules, I believe that you would have to go sit in the corner. wink

  14. Cheeky Kid profile image92
    Cheeky Kidposted 2 years ago

    Haha. Looks like it's an R-18 sand box after all. big_smile

    1. Arachnea profile image83
      Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      No, Cheeky Kid, that's the other sand box. This box is more like The Sandlot. It's PG6mos.

    2. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      R-18... is that the way you rate movies?

  15. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Can I bring my bulldozer?

  16. GiftsByDiana profile image50
    GiftsByDianaposted 2 years ago

    LOL - what fun !
    Hmmm, how about "Bring extra tools if you have them so that you can share with others"

    1. Jodah profile image86
      Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      especially pooper scoopers.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Why is everyone stuck on this? Only animals do that. None of which are allowed in the sandbox.

        1. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Jodah  cats are tricky - they poo in my planters and flower garden, which is not allowed, but who can monitor them 24/7?

 
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