Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:11 PM
aylbert: There are some people who are simply not willing to listen to reason - at least one of the guys who got banned today was one.
I dispute 76's 'the team isn't doing well hence the board is contentious' - the board was contentious even when the team was doing well. Kyydax got thrown out of here in 03 or 04, if memory serves. There were other trolls then too, and I'm not even counting our resident troll. It's a message board, people are going to disagree, and that's part of the fun. But there's always going to be a segment of any board that disagrees just to get a rise out of people, and those people need to be dealt with in some fashion.
I wasn't seeing it quite as black-and-white as are you are making it.
The board has always been contentious on some level since I joined (as are most boards I've participated in, though I've never been anywhere near as active on those boards as I've been on this one). My first season here was the '05-'06 campaign, and with the start the Devils got off to, it was plenty contentious. I was more pointing out that a lot of factors are adding to the usual level of contentiousness. We've never had to deal with Marty's career ending, Zach possibly leaving...and Kovy is about as polarizing a Devil as there has ever been. Like aylbert says, we'll never have utopia here, nor should we...we're all passionate enough that flare-ups are going to happen, especially when it's something each party feels strongly about.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 12 December 2011 - 03:16 PM.
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