In response to MeanE's comment:
Fletch - you want a good example, here it is: http://boston.com/community/forums/sports/bruins/on-the-front-burner/nhl-and-thuggery/100/6927302
You start out by playing moderator: "If you're going to start a new thread, with an opinion. Explain what the opinion is." His opinion is that the NHL is hypocritical. I didn't think that it was too hard to understand. The NHL encourages hitting & fighting and then is shocked when players get injured. He thinks that this is hypocritical.
NAS follow with his snipe, because well, he's a douchetard: Teachers encouage spell check and are shocked by the results!
Red comes in to spray some ice in the goalies face after the whistle!
This is a prevalent pattern in here. I did not say what I had to say to single you out. It is how I feel that this board has become. If you like the current version of BDC.com that is great. I don't and that is why I don't come in as often or post as often. Simple as that.
But that is my opinion Mean, and I have no control over what other people post after that.
Rather than looking at who is posting the thread, I look at the content. I think that is a lousy thread. I have no idea what the post even means really. No analysis, no discussion, no supporting evidence of an opinion, no follow up. Just slap up a new thread with an inflammatory one liner. I do find that annoying.
Wouldn't you agree that's a lousy thread? It reminds me of the troll threads -- it's just a 'look at me'.
I think there is a desire for quality control here sometimes, not to exclude anyone, but to make the discussions here interesting. It's like marco starting a new Seguin thread, saying the exact same thing, every time he has more than one goal. No new discussion, thoughts, or ideas. It's another 'look at me' thread. Of course those guys will always have the right to do it that way (I've stuck up for marco), but I think I have the right to express my dislike of it too. If others agree, so be it. It isn't planned that way.
I actually think the regulars here argue about practically everything. If I start a new post saying "The Sky is Blue", half the people here will disagree. shupe say it's red. Stanley will say he predicted a blue sky. Bookboy will point out that is isn't actually blue and discuss how sight perceptions are shaped in solar photo spectrums. I'm joking of course, but everyone will argue. I get mocked about threads I started two years ago.
I think one of the few things people here agree on is a desire for quality debate and discussion. Sometimes that is expressed by mocking others who contribute nonsense here. I get that can be annoying and condescending, but I think everyone wants good discussion and debate. The people who consistently provide it get more respect than those who don't. I don't think it is anything more than that. It isn't for me.