Originally Posted by dougdirt
Another thing that is being overlooked in my opinion, is the whole saber aspect of it all. These enlightening posts you talk about were happening, but we were also in the saber enlightenment era at the time as well. While there are still plenty of new things that are coming out, it isn't like it once was. Dips theories aren't coming out left and right these days. We, as a saber community, were taking giant leaps back then. Today, we are taking smaller and smaller steps as there is less "unknown" out there to truly "blow out of the water with new thinkings".
I agree with this wholeheartedly. I can remember when I first started to post the topics about Adam Dunn and sabermetrics were pretty heated. It was when the the numbers first started to come out and it was almost like a battle line was drawn between the enlightened folk and the traditionalists. It has died down considerably in regards to those debates. I don't know if it is just that the new age saber stats have become a little more excepted of a balance has been met. Or could it be that the departure of Adam Dunn calmed the seas.
I don't really care for a rep button. I don't think it really serves for anything other than patting others on the back. I am all for increasing the conversation, I don't think giving someone "rep" points does that. Personally I have grown to take most of the stuff on the board with a grain of salt. There were posters that at times I didn't care for who now I really admire.
As for the two forums merging that sounds ok with me. I do agree with a waiting period and maybe even having a spot to block a poster from joining the ORG because of personal attacks, baiting, or everything we on RZ don't like. I am all for anything that will increase the amount of quality baseball talk. I think the more the merrier, as long as you can keep the misfits out.