Originally Posted by New York Red
Here's an idea; if you don't care to join the discussion of a particular thread topic, don't open it. That's my philosophy and it seems to work just fine. The number of years someone has been here or the number of posts they have, doesn't make them a better poster or better Reds fan. Go Reds!
Some of those threads, I haven't opened. Do you think RedTruck shouldn't be spoken to? Those 4 or 5 threads optimize the very definition of "trolling". Why ask the question if you don't care about the answer or clarifying your question or responding to the answers?
And no, a time limit doesn't make someone a better anything...but it does give them time to become accustomed to the level of quality here and what is or isn't really appropriate. Not every board is the same. If we don't even try to control things..."control" isn't the right word, but I think you'll get my point....then the overall quality of the board and discussion here will go down and we'll become "just" another board. The ESPN boards get threads like that all the time and some really annoying posts/trolls/horrific comments/etc...and I simply can't stomach going near them anymore. Turning a blind eye to the situation isn't addressing the situation. So the "if you don't like it, don't look at it" argument really isn't helping IMO.