Originally Posted by Spitball
All posters deserve to be responded to with toleration and respect. I believe much of what has happened lately has been born from a condescending comment or two.
I'm quite certain none of us would talk to our spouses that way. We wouldn't talk to our bosses, employees, or customers that way. We wouldn't talk to our friends that way. Why is it alright to talk to other posters that way?
Good post. And the reason why you can get away with it is because you will most likely never have to face that poster/member face to face
The internet makes some people very bold in their talk.
What bothers me about this forum - and alot of others have expressed the very same sentiment - is what you mention above Spitball - the condescending attitude that leads to basically a "know it all" attitude.... I'm right, and I'm trying to do you a favor and educate you.
We all, myself definitely included, will always encounter individuals that are more knowledgeable on various subject matter or topics.
Our whole lives are about learning.
But it's the way or approach inwhich it is done.
You have a vast mixture and diversity of not only people on here, but also type of fan...
from the casual fan, all the way to the die-hard statiticians.
I've stated this before - everyone derives their enjoyment from the game of baseball in different ways.
People don't want to simply respect that.
But there are also people who act childish in the real world - so it's no big deal for them to do so on a forum. They know no better, and nothing is gonna change them.
I don't like the two separate game threads.
It has created "classes". There are those who come into chat, and want very much to participate on a gamethread, but are not able to NOW do so because a majority now post on the ORG gamethread.
And from my standpoint, these were not people who were "troublemakers" before. But now they are basically being "punished".
I think the gamethread should be accessible for all. Ther is a positive to that too. It enables people to get to know others better.
When you isolate people, even when the intentions were noble and good, that is very hard to do.
When a person joins RZ, are they required to have to read the forum rules (so they know/understand) and then sign a disclaimer that they accpet them?
That might be a solid idea to consider.
Alot of new members come from other various forums that have little or no moderation. So they are use to a more "open" atmosphere where little rules/etiquette are involved.
Also - maybe a few more moderators as this forum continues to grow?