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    The "tone" of RedsZone

    I've noticed lately that RedsZone has become a lot more abrasive in the posts many users have made to one another. This may be due to the fact our team and certain players are slumping, but it doesn't mean we can take this frustration out on each other. I've let a lot of this slide lately and I shouldn't have. Boss and I created RedsZone to get away, far far away, from this type of attitude and I'm not going to let us become infected by the virus that was Cincinnati.com's message board. We can disagree, we can argue, we can post "mad" smilies, we can vent here with each other and voice our displeasure...but we cannot tear into each other maliciously. Message boards often allow people to say things anonymously they would never say in person. Please don't let that become you. Treat everyone here as if they were a member of your family and not an "internet stranger" and I think we'll see a much more fun and productive RedsZone.

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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Finally....someone with power speaking up like this. This place has been miserable the last week +. Thanks GIK :GAC:

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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Thanks Bud!

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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Word. I feel the same way. And stuff. Thumbs up.
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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    I had thought all along that GIK had a different vision of what exchange between people should be, thanks for restoring my faith in your judgement GIK.

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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    I agree
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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Thanks, GIK. I've haven't spent much time here the last few weeks for this exact reason. It may be the large number of new posters, I don't know. I do know that I always looked forward to a lot of the members' insight on what the Reds are doing. Those folks have chosen to not be around much anymore, too. I hate that.

    Yes, this should be a place where, like family, we can discuss the Reds and not fear someone calling you "stupid" or "lame" or "idiot." Unfortunately, that's what we appear to be becoming. More fights and hurt feelings have happened on here since the season started than I can count. And it started the middle of last year and has continually gotten worse. Let's hope this "heads up" settles folks down.
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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Salud!
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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    I was under the impression that only certain members of the "clique" could say something of value in a thread. Was this just a by-product of the downslide lately in redszone?

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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    ^No It's just all the subscribers are on the "IN"...lol i think...
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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by tremere
    I was under the impression that only certain members of the "clique" could say something of value in a thread. Was this just a by-product of the downslide lately in redszone?

    You can say anything you want, the mods just want it done in a way that is civilized and constructive. These rules have been in place for years and enforced fairly the whole time. There is a list of posters who have claimed ignorance of these rules, they no longer can post here.

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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Folks...if you wanna bash the ball club and the FO, and dispute topics...I'm all for it

    We're all friends here, let's play nice!

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    Re: The "tone" of RedsZone

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    You can say anything you want, the mods just want it done in a way that is civilized and constructive. These rules have been in place for years and enforced fairly the whole time. There is a list of posters who have claimed ignorance of these rules, they no longer can post here.
    I think you missed my point. My point is that while everyone can pretty much say anything they want as long as it falls within the parameters of "good forum hygiene", the flow of the conversation almost always gets hijacked by those who have the most posts. The rest of the posters are just fillers for the threads. Then, you have those posters who have "I want to be in the clique" written all over their posts. That is what I have observed, anyway.

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    So people that have been around for awhile and yack a lot are part of a clique?

    So as your post count grows with posts such as the ones in this thread...does that put you in the *Wanna be in the clique* crowd??



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