posted at 7/15/2013 10:50 PM EDT
In response to Guilderland-Srephen's comment:
Ok, I had to respond to this thread. This is Pike. I came to this forum about five years ago and noticed that its " integrity" ( a concern of Yankee fan Pinstripezac) was flawed. What was obvious to me at that time was that Zac, Mikey ( with at least ten aliases), and many other Yankee fans were in the majority here. There were at least 60 Yankee fans here on a forum that was designed to be a Red Sox forum. OK, now let's go beyond the obvious contingent at that time, OK? Much of the rest of the forum were Red Sox fans who were always dismal, negative, cynical, and skeptical. It was very difficult for me to deal with that since when I arrived here five years ago as I expected at least a small minority of posters to act like Red Sox fans. They were not here. Babe, Law, and Softlaw were the forum heroes at that time. WHY??? Because they were entertaining?? Why not hire Don Rickles to slander RSN??
So what did I do? I was furious that a Red Sox forum was inundated with Yankee fans, pretend Sox fans, and negative Sox fans, with no positive fans in sight. I was very MAD. What did I do since my solitary voice was a peehole in a snowbank? I created about 20 other monikers that were positive RED SOX fans. That effort brought a " RED SOX" forum up to a 10 percent positive rating. One day, all 20 monikers of mine were banned and the forum rejoiced ( especially the Yankee contingent and the Chicken Littles of RSN). I confess that I used multiple monikers then. Shame on me for trying to revert a forum back to being a positive RS Forum.
In the last two years I have rarely had more than two aliases that were used at the same time. Yet I am continually banned because I have zero patience for trolls and pretenders. You may not like me but I am a sincere Red Sox fan. I don't come here for a three-ring -Circus like DGalehouse and Burrito do. The forum is for Red Sox fans and is not for entertainment as DGalehouse believes. S5 and Breidy are my favorite posters.
Last week the forum banned me for praising Breidy as my favorite poster. Has anyone ever been banned for labeling Babe as their favorite poster. I was also banned a few days ago for saying that the forum is better now than it was a few years ago.
Kim would come back tomorrow if someone told that a Yankee fan was upset about the integrity of a Red Sox forum. Give me a break.
Yes, according to some, it is "creepy" to artificially make a Red Sox forum look more POSITIVE. But isn't it more "creepy" for trolls, pretenders, and "wet blankets" to make it look like a Yankee forum? You be the judge. You have my confession, I am very EVIL for being a RS fan.
You say thay I come here for entertainment. Some truth there , but the vast majority of my posts consist of discussions on the state of the Red Sox. Many of your posts could be considered in the realm of entertainment as much , or more so , than commentary on the Sox. I have no problem with that either.