Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
You're right that it's more so bush league to start a new user name and try and fly under the radar. If you want to get your point back out there, create that new user name and say "This is who I used to be, and this is why I'm posting under this name now". At least that gives a frame of reference to the newbie, as opposed to wondering "why is this thread really popular with newbies?"
I guess some posters feel the need to align themselves with the mods, which is obviously their choice. IMO, the quality of a community stems from the variety of well articulated opinions in a civil and respectful manner. What's the point if the entire community agrees with the mods and follows every rule to a T?
It's really this simple for me (and I'm sure many others agree).
The extent that high quality baseball discussion occurs as consistently as it does on this site is in large part due to the fact that this site is moderated.
I'm a huge fan of high quality baseball discussion. It then follows that I'm a fan of the rules that promote such discussion too.
BTW, creating multiple user accounts is blatantly against the rules of this site and from experience on unmoderated sites, I can say there is excellent reasons for the rule. As a corollary, there is good reason why those who create such accounts don't announce their new identities....