I would also keep it much shorter, than say...this opening post.
Also...whether you think someone is an a-hole, idiot, cry-baby...or troll, it's better to not actually call people those things. #6 could of been just as effective leaving out the "Don't feed the trolls". While it's the same to some as saying "Don't feed the a-holes" or "don't feed the idiots"....if you look at number 6 in the above post, and just skipped the "Don't feed the trolls" part, it is just as effective and meaningful if it would of started "If someone presents a point....." Labeling others and name calling is never a good thing. There are no trolls here. they are not allowed. And I think the forum and moderators do a good job keeping them off the site. So let's not fabricate false trolls because everything is not as serious as you may want it.
Other than that, it is a good post. And while I think shoving a forum into a hard defined box, never expecting topics to go off subject, to never have a spat, and to have folks threaten to leave at the first sign of something they do not like, the forum is a place that is dynamic, entertaining, and a place to hear all views and opinions. Having everything all "PC" all the time, and worrying about what others do or not do, I think should be also good advice in what not to do. I think folks get all defensive and whiny way too much when their thread goes off course, and they read something they don't want to hear. It's almost like some really don't understand what a forum really is to many folks.
Did you really only come here to read the latest poll on what color to paint a hive? Or did you come hear because you like to chat with the wonderful members here, and read the latest jokes, the latest thoughts, and the latest entertainment....even if that mean topics go off course and someone might say something a bit outside the "box". Way too many people get offended at the first sign of two members disagreeing. And then they throw fuel on the fire thinking they are helping by pointing out some ill conceived notion that things are nasty, and they were never as bad as they see it to begin with. When you can't laugh off another persons post, and you are all serious all the time, you may need to perhaps step back away from the screen for awhile and take a breather.