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Enough with the profanity and name-calling guys. Seen too much of this lately. Gonna start blacklisting if we see any more of it.
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It was only a matter of time. The other boards are overflowing here as 247's reputation grows. The garbage that drove us away is spilling into this space. Props for enforcing civility. Keep it up.
Gentry, it's your board and you can run it the way you want, but...................
1.) If a person says anything negative about anything, he is attacked by the WDW sunshine sect. You should do something about that too.
2.) The down vote feature is the biggest detriment to free speech that I have ever encountered on a message board. 24/7 should do away with it.
3.) I didn't join this board to be a member of the Christian coalition. I am a former Navy SEAL and I cuss every now and then. And before you question my vocabulary, I have an Annapolis education.
4.) In my two years on this board I have never instigated one pissing match. Yet when I respond to personal attacks, I am threatened with blacklisting and banishment. I don't much care for it. Address the attack, not the reaction.
5.) I have been a member of just about every Georgia message board in existence since the turn of the century....even Brett Jensen's TotalUGA at ESPN before it went belly up. You and Rusty do a very good job of providing information....second to none, actually. However, this board needs some member mods that can put an end to this reign of Disney Dawg terrorist that frequent this board.
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I understand people aren't going to always agree. That's part of it, and I like having differing viewpoints. That said, I've deleted plenty of posts from each side when it delves into, as you said, personal attacks, and we'll continue to do that.
I'm fine with everything you said except No. 3. Can't swear here, man. Sorry. Them's the rules. I've been known to cuss in everyday life too, but I understand that I can't do it here.
And we actually are in the process of adding member mods. That has already started. Waiting to get everyone on board before we announced anything about it.
This post was edited by Gentry Estes 19 months ago
Outside of exclusive information, conversation and debate are why we are all here. It would be beyond boring if we all shared the same opinions.
As for my swearing, I do my best to remain in compliance with the rules. Sometimes emotion can get the best of us.
The addition of member mods is long overdue, imo. You and Rusty have enough work without babysitting grown men.
With that said, once they are introduced, the elimination of the upvote/downvote feature would improve the board 100%. There are several solid posters on this board that have had their reputations tarnished by a pre-school popularity feature that has nothing to do with the quality of their contributions to this board.
As a long time paying member...that's how I see it.
Debate is a great thing, but to characterize that discourse as one-sided here is not accurate, in my opinion. I think there's a good balance here and will continue to be.
I'm all for debate, so long as it is civil and respectful.
Now I do understand where you're coming from with the downvotes, but there are a lot of members on this site who do not post on the board very much if at all. At the end of the day, true quality posts will be rewarded, positive or negative. I really believe that.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Gentry Estes 19 months ago
Now that we have that out of the way.......how's Ryne Rankin looking out there?
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