Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
Well actually it is kind of personal. They are personally telling us that our thoughts aren't as good as other peoples. Now its their board and they can do what they want, but people tend to not like being told they aren't as good as others when there is really nothing to base that on.
Well, they kind of do have the overall quality of our posts to base that on. It may seem subjective, but they have a definite feel for what they're looking for of people who "get it" and can contribute in that way. Maybe I'm not taking it so hard because I haven't been here that long and I should just shut up about it, but I guess I'm feeling a need to differentiate myself from the whiners. I really do understand and agree with these changes. I remember reading that "Classic ORG Post" about old-time ballplayers vs. modern athletes and thinking, "whoa, I am so out of my freaking league here".
Now, I can continue to read and learn from the high quality ORG stuff without feeling like I should be trying to contribute on that level, and meanwhile, throw my occasional two cents into the Sun Deck whenever I feel like it. Like I said elsewhere, it's a bit disappointing to be "rejected", but at least they're letting us stay. It's very much like the minor leagues and quite frankly, not everyone is cut out for the bigs.