Being easy-going and understanding hasn't worked for me here. Some people are to socially immature to self-censor and the more freedom I give, the more some folks will take advantage of it.
Think about some if the screen names I allow, including the guy whose buddies feel the need to start a thread in his honor.
I can't see everything on here. I'm sure I and the other moderators miss inappropriate posts. So the "but someone has written worse things than me" excuse doesn't work. Everybody is responsible for himself or herself.
The thing is, if you're a habitual offender, sooner or later you'll be found out. And there are long-time posters on here who are good at reporting disrespectful posters, flamers, trolls, etc. because they care about the board.
These folks and others who show that it's about the community and good, mature Hawkeye talk get the benefit of the doubt from me. Those people that act like it's about them and disrespect others, don't receive that courtesy.
Again, all are welcome to join this community. We approve most requests to post here. But you're anonymous guests on the free boards. As I said, there are many posters on here who are preferred guests, a status earned over time. This isn't the Wild West. We have rules and a decorum to be followed.
Great message from the boss. Believe me,I have been to all of the sites,including other colleges and this is hands down the best one. No,I am far from a sucky and of nothing to gain. I am just speaking the truth.
Good post, Rob. It seems this issue has gotten worse of late. The OP will start a topic and within 5 posts it gets into a pissing contest (usually between just two people). I think it's great to disagree - that's what a democracy is all about. But let's have a disagreement over the topic and stop attacking the person who makes the argument. It's one thing to say, "I disagree because ...". It's quite another to say, "You are a F%$&%$ idiot because you said that".
I agree, but I think to much freedom is being given out on these boards. The name calling I am seeing here is getting out of control. I just got called a nazi a few days ago and all the mod did was lock the thread. I may not be a paid subscriber but I have been a frequent visitor here for years. Crap like this will drive me away along with other good Hawk fans.
I am going to use this topic to make my first post. I have been on the other major site for several years now. What I am getting so sick and tired of is bringing up topics and most of what I find is so much negativity towards other posters and being really cruel to the players that are working their tails off trying to make a difference. I am as passionate about our team as anyone and I also get frustrated when things don't go the way everyone expects. But what I do not do is to belittle players, call other posters names or feel as though I need to stick some suggestive comment in every post I make. I like reading others information and look forward to spending more time on this board. GO HAWKS!