Re: Are there any other Reds message boards?
As a member of this forum for quite a while, I would agree that they don't dispense warnings or anything of that nature without necessity.
That being said, the attitude that is perceived by everyone outside the ORG is not a good one. Rules which alienate Reds fans who have never posted a single malicious post and have been members for 2 years should not exist, as they are by definition self-defeating. Having a minimum post count is archaic and unfair. I know I'm not the only reader who fits my mold either.
I'm more of a reader, and less of a poster, although I have MANY times found myself reaching down to click "Reply" only to realize I'm not part of the old boys' club. I appreciate the mods on this forum striving to keep it clean, positive, and interesting, and they have done so; it is far greater than the cesspool other baseball forums liken to. That being said, I fail to see the need for elitism AND a warning system. It seems to me that they are both good systems, but are completely redundant when used simultaneously. If a poster is malicious, ban him. Don't keep good posters out of the forum because they don't talk as much as everyone else.
2012 Reds record: 5-2
I look like a banker in this...