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Username Post: This site: An appreciation        (Topic#21828)
Stuart Suss 
PhD Student
Posts: 1127

Loc: Chester County, Pennsylva...
Reg: 11-21-04
09-06-18 04:07 PM - Post#260979    

Today, my favorite baseball blog chose to delete its comment section after it became, in the words of the blog's founder, "a cesspool." That action led me to appreciate what we have here.

1. Despite all of the rivalries, victories and defeats have generally been handled graciously.

2. Anonymity emboldens bad behavior. Those on here who post under their real name, or under a recognized variant of their real name, elevate the discussion. And, so I don't sound like I am patting myself on the back, I acknowledge that those who post using pseudonyms have also maintained the proper level of decorum.

3. If Mike, or Jake, before him, has ever had to ban someone, it was done quickly and quietly.

4. Each school's posters have politely attempted to restrain the occasionally emotional member of their group.

5. Political comments have been defined as OFF TOPIC, a ban which has been honored, and enforced, by "both sides of the aisle."

Let's acknowledge what a good thing we have here and keep it going at the same high level.

Old Bear 
Posts: 3551

Reg: 11-23-04
09-06-18 04:16 PM - Post#260981    
    In response to Stuart Suss


Posts: 3767

Reg: 02-04-06
09-06-18 04:38 PM - Post#260982    
    In response to Old Bear


Silver Maple 
Posts: 3443

Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
09-06-18 05:57 PM - Post#260985    
    In response to SRP

So say we all.

Posts: 2238

Reg: 02-15-15
09-06-18 06:59 PM - Post#260988    
    In response to Silver Maple

I love you guys!

Posts: 9359

Reg: 12-07-04
09-07-18 02:23 PM - Post#261007    
    In response to PennFan10

I used to peruse many more boards back in the day but this is the only one I still frequent. I am sure the decorum has a lot to do with it. Getting out political rage on twitter helps too.

Masters Student
Posts: 939
Reg: 12-08-04
09-07-18 04:34 PM - Post#261019    
    In response to Quakers03

I theorize that breaking the forum into sub-boards for different schools helps because folks are less inclined to get into faces of opposing fans, especially at emotional moments.

But whether or not a factor, Salud.

Posts: 4153

Age: 55
Reg: 07-07-09
This site: An appreciation
09-07-18 04:59 PM - Post#261025    
    In response to sparman

The root cause of much of the world's ills can be traced back to self-congratulatory Ivy Leaguers.

Just saying.

PhD Student
Posts: 1510

Reg: 10-20-14
09-07-18 05:41 PM - Post#261032    
    In response to TheLine

Thanks, Stuart, for the positive words and thoughts.

Mike Porter 
Posts: 2670
Mike Porter
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Reg: 11-21-04
09-15-18 01:31 PM - Post#261299    
    In response to rbg

Well played all, well played!

Masters Student
Posts: 627

Age: 46
Reg: 05-19-16
09-15-18 02:21 PM - Post#261300    
    In response to Mike Porter

This is pretty much the only bulletin board I actively participate on. I realize now that it's the congeniality among the members that keeps me here.

I find that there is a general appreciation among the board as a whole for the league and not just there team. A good example is rgb posting euro league information on Cam Smith on the Dartmouth board!
"...no excuses - only results!”

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