Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
It has nothing to do with the rules in most cases. Most of the Sun Deck posters do follow the rules. We simply pick and choose who we feel gives better discussion. Let's call a spade a spade. You know it and I know it. We decide who the better posters are, they request being added, and we decide who comes and who doesn't. There are certainly some situations where some posters break rules quite often, but you know that it is usually simply a matter of popularity--and who we think is worthy of being added. The general rule of thumb is deciding who adds the most quality discussion. A lot of the people turned down don't break the rules. If, truly, the "rules" were all we were worried about, why not simply let everyone join and then quickly ban anyone breaking them? Because you know it's not about that.
I think it's a good idea. Many people have said so, including Boss. Now granted, boss has some concerns about it, but if it came to a vote, my sense is more people think it's a good idea than not.
RZ has over 2200 members. remember all the moderating that had to be done when just a few trolls came in after the BP tirade and ensuing brawl?
do we want one forum with 30 threads about Player X? and with such insightful posts as "I agree" or "that is interesting" and no follow up? you can obey the rules and still offer nothing to a forum.
I don't see the need to point to another group, put them on a yet higher pedestal, and foster even more division. I don't need to put Stormy in the hall of fame, in my mind he's there because when he does post, I ALWAYS read his posts. Same with woy, M2, princeton, who I happen to not like very much, no offense, he just rubs me the wrong way, Raisor, Puffy and TeamCasey. If they post, I read it. They are in my Hall of Fame already.
And my sense is if it were put to a vote, you'd be wrong about the outcome.