Originally Posted by mth123
On page 1, there is a thread about a potential no hitter in Seattle which has nothing to do with the Reds. There is a thread about Joe Torre. No real Reds connection. There is a thread about Derek Jeter and his mystery HBP - again no Reds connection. There is a thread about Vin Scully with again, no Reds connection.
Yet, somehow, a thread tracking the HR journey of the player produced by the Reds system who has a real possibility of becoming only the second guy originating from the long history of the franchise to reach 400 let alone 500 HR is off limits because he is no longer a Red? I don't get it.
I do understand that some may have no interest, but some do so why ruin it with the constant whining? There are threads that don't particularly interest me either. I could care less about uniform styles (but there is a thread about them on page 1) and I don't really care much about Torre retiring nor do I see the big deal about Jeter's HBP gamesmanship, but I don't ruin those threads by whining about them. I simply move on. I'd suggest that people who aren't interested in any topic simply move on and resist the urge for posting things about them being uninteresting. While I'm ranting, I'm also annoyed at posts like "I can't believe we have ... number of pages about ..."
My suggestion to everyone is to participate in threads that interest you and leave discussions that you don't care about alone and let others discuss as they please. As long as its not offensive, illegal or in violation of board taboos, why chime in with this whiney drivel?
Were you one of the ruined the strikeout thread with "constant whining?" Or did you make a post just like this that said if you don't like it, stay out of it and don't ruin it? This isn't a trick question, I'm just making sure you've been consistent, because I can completely see your point... but want to make sure you supported the other thread in reverse as a consistent principal that people should stay out of stuff if they don't like it. After all, I saw quite a few people immediately jump in and criticize the strikeouts thread.
One thing you're missing about the Derek Jeter thread, Vin Scully thread, etc... those threads haven't been discussed over and over for two years. I'm not saying that justifies not being able to talk about it (I can't emphasize that enough). But it's one thing to talk about Derek Jeter for 2 days until the topic cycles off the front page and continually bumping a thread dedicated to a player's career for two years constantly after his leaving. And again, so I can emphasize this: I personally don't think it shouldn't be able to be talked about. But I definitely see how it would annoy people just as it annoyed people when the strikeout thread was up.
Guess what? A lot of stuff annoys a lot of people here. It's my experience that people come to the defense of stuff they like and complain about stuff they don't. It's nothing against you personal, because we're all guilty of it, but I would be willing to bet sometime at some point you've complained about some topic being discussed or something being said. Yes? We've all done it.