Rules of Engagement for Zelig Kopel

Rules of Engagement for Zelig Kopel

... for the purpose of increasing the quality of our interactions.
    It's all there! Black and white, clear as crystal! - Willy Wonka
Rev 1.71 (Feb 2023)


Crocker's Rules

I declare Crocker's Rules and invite you to speak your mind without consideration of politeness, convention, or political correctness. Communication may be optimized for information exchange, and not for being . Being that CR is a one way road, all return communications will remain in standard customary format.


  • Prefer text/voice/video/real-time? Make it known.
  • Real-time Communication - I prefer Telegram and voice
  • Communication time sensitive? Send 'ping' to see if I'm available. The traditional response is 'pong'.

  • Social

    Name Pronunciation

    Technically low german ˈzeːlɪç. I like Zélɑk personally, but prefer pronunciation to be unique with each person. Just say it with confidence.

    New Day Policy

    Each day is a new beginning. I hold no grudges and harbor no enemies. It is safe to assume I have reset myself after one sleep cycle.

    Practiced Values

  • Do not do to others what you know has hurt yourself. ‒ Kural 316
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. - Luke 6:31
  • Being mindful of one's self and aiming towards being a decent human being are important to me. I expect this of others.
  • Leave it better off than it would have been if you had not existed.
  • I play devil's advocate. Don't take me too seriously. My humor is dry, obscure, and full of sarcasm. It can be difficult to ascertain when I am being serious and when I am not... which is the point. If you'd like to know, just ask.

  • Love Life