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    Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    Good afternoon fellow posters,


    I need your advice. Not just from those who have expressed your opinion on the mod thread, but from also from those of you from whom I have not heard as yet. The posting policy states that posters are to be "respectful" and "courteous" to other posters. What that means is different to different people. It ranges from "anything goes" to the other end of the spectrum. I would like to know how posters would like this thread moderated, and I will do my best to follow those instructions.


    Lets rank the needle on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being anything goes and 10 being much more strict about blocking posts and banning posters. Additional comment besides a number are welcome too. For example, is inserting political comments into baseball posts considered disrespectful? Remember: the same rules will be applied no matter whose post it is, regardless of their political beliefs.


    I do not want to turn this thread into an afternoon soap. Just some constructive direction is being requested. Have at it!


     

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    How about a 2.  There is already way too much political correctness and everyone taking offense at the slightest little insult or hint of impropriety.  I can take criticism as I am guessing most on here can.  I would hate to be banned for talking about the Washington Redskins. This Dago (that's an Italian for those of you in the race industry) can take a joke and loves clever sarcasm.  The only thing I would limit is obscenities.  

     

     
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    First of all, I think everyone should bare in mind, the mods were asked, agreed, and are doing this on a voluntary basis. They have put a lot of time and effort, in an attempt to make the forum better, which I think they have.


     


    I think the warning before banning, is a good policy. Maybe doing it by a personal message, other than on the forum, may be best, if possible. I don't know if the mods can leave a pm if the profile is not set to public. It's very difficult to draw a line in the sand, where the banning should begin and end. What bothers one, may not bother another. I think if the forum is better as a whole, that's the most we can ask for. Why there can't be civil discussions, is something I've never understood. Are the insults, attacks and snarkiness really necessary? Why should "anything go"? Is that what it's come to? No common courtesy or mutual respect for an opposing opinion, or poster. Ask yourselves this before you hit add your post. Would you want someone you know, to read your posts? Is it something you would say, if that person was standing in front of you?

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    In response to jam789123's comment:

    How about a 2.  There is already way too much political correctness and everyone taking offense at the slightest little insult or hint of impropriety.  I can take criticism as I am guessing most on here can.  I would hate to be banned for talking about the Washington Redskins. This Dago (that's an Italian for those of you in the race industry) can take a joke and loves clever sarcasm.  The only thing I would limit is obscenities.  

     



    What he said.

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    I actually wish there was less censorship here.  I'd rather have people swearing and throwing insults but staying on topic rather than going on a tirade about why Buchholz should be DFA'd because he kicked your dog.  (over dramatization) 

    I also think if more comments were erased that had very little to do with the topic it would make for better conversation.  That would also probably eliminate some of the posters on here as well, or force them to have a conversation, that would do more to get rid of the problem that censorship.  If someone is really bothering someone they can just be put on ignore, and if they are obviously going overboard, then that is what the report button is for.  

    Perhaps we should have a "showdown" thread were there are less rules for people to go at it???  

     
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    To me, the arguing and crap throwing is a big part of the fun of this forum. Someone can call me an idiot, and I may fire back, and that doesn't bother me at all as long as it's sports related. Some of the arguments between Rusty and Pats66 were some of the funniest things I've ever read. What I hate are political arguments, or arguments about religion. I'm very conservative and I believe firmly in God, but I don't make snide remarks about other peoples beliefs, and rarely bring it up unless someone wants to make an issue of it. We have our set of self described "atheists" on is forum, and if they want to believe that way, that's their business. But I don't think they need to go out of their way to make an issue of it if someone happened to mention God in a post. Second, I don't insult players for their off field beliefs, though I may insult them with all vitriol for their on field performance. I've criticized Adrain Gonzalez for his on field inconsistency, but I'm annoyed by posters who bring up his religious beliefs in their remarks, and it's the same with Tim Tebow on the Pats forum. So to me, the arguing and insult throwing are part of the forum game, and I don't mind it a bit as long as it's on topic with disagreements about sports issues. When I get steamed and think people need to be banned is when they bring in insults about someone's beliefs, family, race, politics, or any other "serious life issue" not related to sports. There was a poster on the pats forum called "Ricky" that would intentionally start socially, politically, and racially incendiary threads and posts just to cause trouble. He was the absolute WORST poster of all time on this forum, and I hope he was/is banned permanently. He's the only poster on my entire time here that I have ever put on ignore. 

     

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    In response to steven11's comment:

    In response to J-BAY's comment:


    First of all, I think everyone should bare in mind, the mods were asked, agreed, and are doing this on a voluntary basis. They have put a lot of time and effort, in an attempt to make the forum better, which I think they have.

     

     

     

    I think the warning before banning, is a good policy. Maybe doing it by a personal message, other than on the forum, may be best, if possible. I don't know if the mods can leave a pm if the profile is not set to public. It's very difficult to draw a line in the sand, where the banning should begin and end. What bothers one, may not bother another. I think if the forum is better as a whole, that's the most we can ask for. Why there can't be civil discussions, is something I've never understood. Are the insults, attacks and snarkiness really necessary? Why should "anything go"? Is that what it's come to? No common courtesy or mutual respect for an opposing opinion, or poster. Ask yourselves this before you hit add your post. Would you want someone you know, to read your posts? Is it something you would say, if that person was standing in front of you?




    And when you call Miscricket "Missy", you want us to believe that you aren't being snarky?  Or when you refer to me as Jackbu, you aren't trying to stir the pot?  Then there is a poster who wants to bring up something she thinks happened 5 years ago on another site which has been shut down for 4 years. When she doesn't get her apology she tells me I should have manned up.

    First thing first and the insults to Bill should be deleted and those posters making the insults should be banned. 



    Well, if you banned everyone who has insulted Bill, this board would be a pretty empty place.

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    1st off thanks 4 asking mod 2

    2ndly other than deleting my silly pics I think U R doing a fine job

    I figure this censoring  rudeness is a slippery slope no matter how much U try 2 B fair

    as long as  others have a '' ignore button '' I vote (1)

    heck I would rather U ban  those 2 rude & lazy 2 trim the white space on their posts

    maybe even disable the edit button till fixed

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    In response to 2013soxchamps' comment:

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    I never mentioned your name, guilty conscious? I don't know you outside this forum, but you seem to know my twitter and yelp account well....

     



    I'm sorry, Do I know you?



keep it that way, please and the forum will be a better place. 

 
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

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    And when you call Miscricket "Missy", you want us to believe that you aren't being snarky?  Or when you refer to me as Jackbu, you aren't trying to stir the pot?  Then there is a poster who wants to bring up something she thinks happened 5 years ago on another site which has been shut down for 4 years. When she doesn't get her apology she tells me I should have manned up.

     

    First thing first and the insults to Bill should be deleted and those posters making the insults should be banned. 

     



    Leave me out of this please. If you want to bring up the past, I'll happily travel down that road again. Wait, but you don't know me. LOL

     

    Let's test the MOD again

     

     




  • This is not a thread for a test. I am simply asking for the direction the majority of the posters here want to go in. I am just going to read the comments unless one is directed at me that seems to require a response, as yours does. Once a consensus is reached, hopefully within a few days,  I will try to summarize my understanding of what that consensus seems to be and do my best to abide by it going forward. I am not going backwards to alter all the posts that were blocked that should not have been blocked or block posts that should be blocked as that would be an impossible task. But you have my word that I will do my best to abide by what you all decide.

    And Bill: I did not block Bogey's post. As I mentioned earlier, there is something wrong in the software whereby random posts are getting blocked. I unblocked it; lets see if its sticks.

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

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    First of all, I think everyone should bare in mind, the mods were asked, agreed, and are doing this on a voluntary basis. They have put a lot of time and effort, in an attempt to make the forum better, which I think they have.


     


     


     


    I think the warning before banning, is a good policy. Maybe doing it by a personal message, other than on the forum, may be best, if possible. I don't know if the mods can leave a pm if the profile is not set to public. It's very difficult to draw a line in the sand, where the banning should begin and end. What bothers one, may not bother another. I think if the forum is better as a whole, that's the most we can ask for. Why there can't be civil discussions, is something I've never understood. Are the insults, attacks and snarkiness really necessary? Why should "anything go"? Is that what it's come to? No common courtesy or mutual respect for an opposing opinion, or poster. Ask yourselves this before you hit add your post. Would you want someone you know, to read your posts? Is it something you would say, if that person was standing in front of you?





    And when you call Miscricket "Missy", you want us to believe that you aren't being snarky?  Or when you refer to me as Jackbu, you aren't trying to stir the pot?  Then there is a poster who wants to bring up something she thinks happened 5 years ago on another site which has been shut down for 4 years. When she doesn't get her apology she tells me I should have manned up.


    First thing first and the insults to Bill should be deleted and those posters making the insults should be banned. 





    steven, for some reason you seem to have an issue with me. why, because I referred to you at times, by your previous screen name? Is it suppose to be a secret? You've made it clear, you're one in the same. I assumed you were unable to log in and had to create another, as others have.  I've addressed you as both, for no particular reason. Miscricket hasn't taken issue with it, but you have? That was not my intention, at all. I address many that way. It was just a take on the first part of her screen name. If I called her cricket would that also be misinterpreted? Why dont you put me on ignore or just skip over my posts, since they seem to bother you so much. The mods asked for suggestions on their moderating, and you came in here, and took aim at mine. You've done that numerous times, in other threads.

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    In response to J-BAY's comment:

    In response to steven11's comment:

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    First of all, I think everyone should bare in mind, the mods were asked, agreed, and are doing this on a voluntary basis. They have put a lot of time and effort, in an attempt to make the forum better, which I think they have.

     

     

     

    I think the warning before banning, is a good policy. Maybe doing it by a personal message, other than on the forum, may be best, if possible. I don't know if the mods can leave a pm if the profile is not set to public. It's very difficult to draw a line in the sand, where the banning should begin and end. What bothers one, may not bother another. I think if the forum is better as a whole, that's the most we can ask for. Why there can't be civil discussions, is something I've never understood. Are the insults, attacks and snarkiness really necessary? Why should "anything go"? Is that what it's come to? No common courtesy or mutual respect for an opposing opinion, or poster. Ask yourselves this before you hit add your post. Would you want someone you know, to read your posts? Is it something you would say, if that person was standing in front of you?




    And when you call Miscricket "Missy", you want us to believe that you aren't being snarky?  Or when you refer to me as Jackbu, you aren't trying to stir the pot?  Then there is a poster who wants to bring up something she thinks happened 5 years ago on another site which has been shut down for 4 years. When she doesn't get her apology she tells me I should have manned up.

    First thing first and the insults to Bill should be deleted and those posters making the insults should be banned. 




    steven, for some reason you seem to have an issue with me. why, because I referred to you at times, by your previous screen name? Is it suppose to be a secret? You've made it clear, you're one in the same. I assumed you were unable to log in and had to create another, as others have.  I've addressed you as both, for no particular reason. Miscricket hasn't taken issue with it, but you have? That was not my intention, at all. I address many that way. It was just a take on the first part of her screen name. If I called her cricket would that also be misinterpreted? Why dont you put me on ignore or just skip over my posts, since they seem to bother you so much. The mods asked for suggestions on their moderating, and you came in here, and took aim at mine. You've done that numerous times, in other threads. If they bother you so much, why don't you put me on ignore or skip over them, instead of your personal attacks?




    JBay:  You like to stir the pot at times with the best of them.  You think anyone who speaks up against you or pete has issues.  Miscricket did mention something about your Missy comment.

    I have never made a link to a past name.  Stay in the present, it is the best place to be.

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony.................................

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    In response to BmoreCommie's comment:

    I was reading the last few pages of the Moderator thread and am puzzled by what Mod2 and RedsoxKimmi are talking about when she says " Is it okay to instigate, flame, and insult, as long as it is not a poster's PRIMARY purpose".  First of all what does this mean? Please translate.

    I believe that Kimmi thought differently about it than Mod2 did. I have no opinion on this until you explain it and provide an example.

    I'd like to hear from both Mod2 and Kimmi on this since " instigating, flaming, and insulting" are prevalent on many sports forums.

    In other forums, I've seen threads that are designed to flame posters as a group who are are pro or against management, chronic pessimists or those with irrational exuberance, or loyalists or bashers. Threads started to annoy either side should be treated equally and not just favor or ptotect the majority of the forum.

    The primary purpose of a thread is often to flame a group and not an individual poster. The target is wide. A large net is cast to catch many fish. I don't see where that poster should be reprimanded or banned. Most threads in Internet forums are designed to instigate, flame, and annoy.



    PIKE!

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE

     

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

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    And see, even this thread has devolved into "you started it" and "you're creepy" and "you got a problem wit me?" 

    I wish people would stop talking to each other about each other, and just write about baseball.


    "Who would have guessed it possible that waiting is sustainable, a place with its own harvests -- or that in time's fullness the diamonds of patience couldn't be distinguished from genuine brilliance or hardness." --Kay Ryan.

    "Everything is happening, all the time, very fast. I like that." -- Warren Ellis



    I agree with your position. It seems quite reasonable. Too many posters here are writing in ways that are insulting, embarrassing, denigrating, and otherwise inappropriate IMO for a public forum. Posts are written that no one here would want their kids to read and posts are written that no one here would say to another poster face to face. Those IMO should be the guidelines: don't post stuff you wouldn't want your kid to read, and don't post stuff you would not say face to face to another poster. Just my own opinion.

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE

     

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    seriously pike Y not stand up

    show respect 4 others and call yourself pike 789 and just keeping adding from there

    rather than all these slimy feeling names U go by

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    In response to pumpsie-green's comment:

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    And see, even this thread has devolved into "you started it" and "you're creepy" and "you got a problem wit me?" 

    I wish people would stop talking to each other about each other, and just write about baseball.


    "Who would have guessed it possible that waiting is sustainable, a place with its own harvests -- or that in time's fullness the diamonds of patience couldn't be distinguished from genuine brilliance or hardness." --Kay Ryan.

    "Everything is happening, all the time, very fast. I like that." -- Warren Ellis



    I agree with your position. It seems quite reasonable. Too many posters here are writing in ways that are insulting, embarrassing, denigrating, and otherwise inappropriate IMO for a public forum. Posts are written that no one here would want their kids to read and posts are written that no one here would say to another poster face to face. Those IMO should be the guidelines: don't post stuff you wouldn't want your kid to read, and don't post stuff you would not say face to face to another poster. Just my own opinion.

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE

     




    I took this thread as one to be open and I don't post comments on other threads which stir the pot.  Mod2 was looking for suggestions and I gave them.  I seldom respond to a certain poster because I know it will only end up as it has here.

    I apologize for this thread if  anyone is annoyed by it.

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

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    First of all, I think everyone should bare in mind, the mods were asked, agreed, and are doing this on a voluntary basis. They have put a lot of time and effort, in an attempt to make the forum better, which I think they have.


     


     


     


    I think the warning before banning, is a good policy. Maybe doing it by a personal message, other than on the forum, may be best, if possible. I don't know if the mods can leave a pm if the profile is not set to public. It's very difficult to draw a line in the sand, where the banning should begin and end. What bothers one, may not bother another. I think if the forum is better as a whole, that's the most we can ask for. Why there can't be civil discussions, is something I've never understood. Are the insults, attacks and snarkiness really necessary? Why should "anything go"? Is that what it's come to? No common courtesy or mutual respect for an opposing opinion, or poster. Ask yourselves this before you hit add your post. Would you want someone you know, to read your posts? Is it something you would say, if that person was standing in front of you?





    And when you call Miscricket "Missy", you want us to believe that you aren't being snarky?  Or when you refer to me as Jackbu, you aren't trying to stir the pot?  Then there is a poster who wants to bring up something she thinks happened 5 years ago on another site which has been shut down for 4 years. When she doesn't get her apology she tells me I should have manned up.


    First thing first and the insults to Bill should be deleted and those posters making the insults should be banned. 





    steven, for some reason you seem to have an issue with me. why, because I referred to you at times, by your previous screen name? Is it suppose to be a secret? You've made it clear, you're one in the same. I assumed you were unable to log in and had to create another, as others have.  I've addressed you as both, for no particular reason. Miscricket hasn't taken issue with it, but you have? That was not my intention, at all. I address many that way. It was just a take on the first part of her screen name. If I called her cricket would that also be misinterpreted? Why dont you put me on ignore or just skip over my posts, since they seem to bother you so much. The mods asked for suggestions on their moderating, and you came in here, and took aim at mine. You've done that numerous times, in other threads. If they bother you so much, why don't you put me on ignore or skip over them, instead of your personal attacks?





    JBay:  You like to stir the pot at times with the best of them.  You think anyone who speaks up against you or pete has issues.  Miscricket did mention something about your Missy comment.


    I have never made a link to a past name.  Stay in the present, it is the best place to be.





    steven, I posts my opinions, and try to be respectful. I dont see any reason, not to be. I may not always be as successful as I'd like, but it's not my purpose. I don't think anyone has issues if they disagree with me, that's what the forum is for. If you interpret them that way, it's certainly not my intention. However, it's the internet and somethings may get lost in the translation. As far as Pete Abe, let's let it go. You've made it clear you don't like him and that's fine. I don't have a dog in that fight. If miscricket did, I didn't see it and she's welcome to address it, with me. If I remember correctly, there have been discussions about your previous screen name. I'm not sure what the issue is there, but whatever


    Edit: I posted this in response, while other before it were posted. It will be my last on the issue. I suggest if posters have certain issues with others, they ignore the poster/posts. Easy enough

     
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    Re: Disrespect: where to draw the line here

    How about this:   All the people who like the rougher back and forth and calling people idiots and other endearing words, take their baseball talk over to the high school board, which hasn't had a post in forty six yes,, thats 46 days and leave the soft core people here  I don't think that would offend the people there who, if they are not dead already, might enjoy the company.  This would be especially beneficial to the pairs of Siamese twins ( no offense to our Burmese posters) who stalk each other through these threads  to demonstrate the intellectual gifts that resulted in their superior SAT scores. I think the Mods need a separate individual thread so they can interact (fight) over there differing views in how they should moderate the madhouse.  And why does mod 1 call himself modd1? That alone should cause some sort of conflict.

     
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