First off, I would like to apologize in advance if anything I have to say in this post is redundant. I am way too lazy to read 16 pages of kvetching.
Originally Posted by Raisor
I think there should be a "beaten to death" forum. Topics (say, like Dunn, K's, and sac flies for example) could be sent to the "beaten to death" forum.
If someone wants to keep arguing about it, they can go in there. Two men enter, one man leaves: THUNDERDOME!!!!
I am fairly certain Raisor was being facetious with this post, but I actually love the idea.
In addition to being a Reds fan, I am a combat sports enthusiast and spend a fair amount of time on the sherdog.com forums. If you have never been there, that place is a cesspool of trolling and downright childish behavior. In no way shape or form do I ever want Redszone to resemble that zoo. However, they do have one feature that I like. They have a forum called 'The Wasteland' where moderators send topics that have been beaten to death or that are obvious attempts at trolling. It is essentially a garbage bin where bad threads (or good threads gone bad) go to fade into obscurity and die. However, those folks who want to wallow in the garbage are more than welcome to respond to their hearts content in that forum.
I think adding a 'Wasteland' to Redzone could work wonders. Want to talk about Dunn's strikeouts? Fine, do it in the wasteland. Want to poke a stick at all the sliderule wearing sabre-geeks? Fine, do it in the wasteland. Want to talk about the geopolitical ramifications of the Dixie Chicks latest album? Fine, do it in the wasteland.