Re: Important: Merging of the Baseball Forums
I just read the entire thread.
Since joining the ORG, I've learned that I am a "traditionalist" and not so much caring about the new stats. As Brutus pointed out, that has created two groups. I think the new statheads kind of dominate now. I've also seen tension created by this, paired with insults.
I've had to learn to change my tone and work on backing off, simply because it's hard to be insulted and not be able to retaliate. But I think people need to learn to agree to disagree and respect differing opinions.
I do enjoy posters who can bring the humor and even make fun of someone lightheartedly.
I'm looking forward to the merge because there are some posters in Sun Deck who I enjoyed hanging with when I was there, namely TexasDave. Never understood why Dave didn't try and move up. Quality poster.
I think Kal Daniels pointed it out the other day when he mentioned the Sun Deck thread talking about what would happen if the entire Reds team died in a plane crash. I laughed at first, but then read that thread and actually learned something. But often there are other threads that seem silly. I'm sure I've been guilty of it as I've worked on better posting.
As for the rep points, I like the idea presented by whoever brought it up, to give points to a post, not a poster. This would help others, like me, to see what a quality post is. It would hopefully help improve posting by teaching those who don't do a good job, of what a good post is.
Again, I'm looking forward to the merge simply to spice things up. Spring Training is almost upon us. Time to unite as Reds fans.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread