Originally Posted by redsfanmia
I now would like say that I think this board is over moderated, is being called a stathead really offensive? Is talking about the Dixie Chicks not wanting certian people to buy their cd political? I really enjoy coming here and reading the posts but am dissappointed that the non-baseball board has become reduced to whats for dinner and who is you favorite band threads. When any good discussion starts the mods come in a close it, its just over done. That being said I like the board and enjoy coming here but I have noticed like everyone else how this board has gone down in quality as of late and I would love to see less moderation.
I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers here, but I kinda agree here. I think the mods do a good job on the whole, and they have a thankless task set in front of them, but lately it does seem like the trigger finger is getting quicker, and threads are closed more out of fear of potentially becoming political, rather than actually being political. Some threads are also closed because the mod who closes it feels that it "no longer serves any purpose here".
I guess I don't understand the need for Ochre's board. I don't see why we have to go to a seperate site for those discussions when we're all here already. Perhaps a less moderated "rant" forum, as others have suggested, would be a good idea...I dunno.
I do like the idea about hiding rep points, maybe even hiding post counts.