So I guess you two are okay with a few of the posts above with swear words and personal attacks? THAT never used to be tolerated around here, and that's one way the site has gotten worse.
Granted, almost everyone who's been around a long time is going to reminisce about the good ol' days to a certain extent when the forum was smaller and more intimiate (and we just lose patience with the same ol' same ol' regardless...be around a few more years and see if you're not complaining about how the board used to be), but as time goes on almost everything on the internet gets swallowed up by reactionaries and people who just look for an outlet to complain, and others lose patience with it.
Ironically one of the things that keeps me around is the non-hockey sports folder and the fantasy leagues, which does still distinguish it from other hockey boards. But the hockey forum itself is more of a wasteland by the year IMO.
Eh I'm as guilty as anyone when it comes to flying off the handle once every while..I think most of us here have had one bad back and forth, at least. Now, I'm not going to question DM and Msweet and their moderating methods, but I personally would probably intervene in conversations that drag on like the one above (I honestly didn't read it all, I got the gist from the first couple posts) before it gets too ugly. But, their laid back style really allows us to talk freely here - unlike the nazi mods over at Hfboards. So, you take the good with the bad, I guess.
But yeah, anonymous forums are gathering places for negative nancy's. I'm a member over at the Rutgers Rivals forum and that place is just awful - poor moderation, excessive negativity. Rarely any good discussion goes on over there. Conversely, I'd like to think lots of great discussion occurs here, with the occasional troll outburst that's taken care of.
I have been around for ever. I was Get Real before I was Lucifersdog. I have the only title of Broken Record because I use to talk bad, still do, but not as much today about Marty. I don't have to say much about Marty today because everyone, not all, but most are on his case. There are other forum all saying the same about Marty, his time is up. All forums are on Pete DeBoer case. Yet the guy that is behind this mess or messes is Lou Lams. It won't be long before he is the next subject like Marty and DeBoer. They all brought it on themselves.
Oh man, I remember when I first joined I hated you so much. I was a Marty defender from the get-go, and your posts drove me absolutely insane
Edited by Devilsfan118, 01 February 2014 - 07:20 PM.
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