Originally Posted by TeamBoone
If I don't participate in the game thread, I later read the last page first and then go back to fill in any gaps I may have in mind. Last night, the last page told me all I wanted to know.
I'm asking this question because I didn't read the thread... was the problem percipitated by new posters, old posters, or a pretty even mix of the two?
I never liked the idea of two game threads; it's like telling the folks on Reds Live that they're too stupid to discuss the game intelligently so "pardon me, but I don't want to 'play' with you".
Many of our new posters appear to be pretty savvy baseball fans. Others are very interesting posters but will never reach 200 rep points merely because they don't post often enough... but when they do, they're worth the read.
Bottom line... it's not fair to leave them out because they don't have enough rep points.
Paintmered's solution sounds fair without regressing to two game threads. Deal with the problem posters instead of punishing everyone.
It was a few new posters and a couple of old posters, too. Truth was, and is, some outrageous things are being said in the game threads these days. I went back to see the ages of some of the posters and found what I feared. a lot of them are very young. I think they need to understand that this is not a chat room where they can say anything they want about anyone and when it gets tough apologize by saying "my bad" and everyone loves one another again. Teenagers kills me.
I'm negative I know, and I'm working on this daily, but it was a horrid experience last night and really all year.
Someone who shall remain nameless sent me an email the other night and said, "If Griffy would just retire, dunn could be traded, Milton could be DFA'd, etc. the game thread would return to normal". I told him no. There will be goats to replace them in these teenybopper's eyes. And some adults too, i might add.
At my age, I've given up hope for another WS championship in my lifetime and I'm not that old. It's time to enjoy the baseball without worrying about who sucks and how much.