02-22-2013, 01:12 PM #1
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02-22-2013, 06:49 PM #2
i thought forums were supposed to be fun? rules are rules i guess but if someone makes a comment like "blind mice" how is that really that bad especially if its said in obvious jest???
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02-22-2013, 06:56 PM #3
02-22-2013, 07:00 PM #4
Thank you for reminding us all this is a different site , 1 that is designed to create discussion not hate
02-22-2013, 07:16 PM #5
I don't think I engage in, or have engaged in, much of the "bad" behavior but there is something about the list with "good" and "bad" that seems stifling to me. I hope that we are seeing this posted again -- and pinned to the top -- because you are anticipating an influx of new posters as the new season starts. I hope it isn't because you are finding it necessary to again try to control the people who have been posting here on a regular basis. To some extent I think people have to use an "ignore" button -- either literally on the site or a mental one. It SHOULD be a fun place to post and to converse with other Twins fans and I would hope that everyone approaches the site with a sense of humor and some tolerance for differing opinions -- after all, while most posters here are fairly rabid fans, none of this is life or death (or frankly all that important in the overall scheme of what should be important in anyone's life).
02-22-2013, 07:42 PM #6
I think the occasional reminder of these policies is important for new members, but also for myself. I often forget some of these. I think they're all good. The one I tend to forget is the one about writing about how annoyed I am about certain topics coming up all the time (Butera, Correia, etc). I think it'd be good to re-post this on the front page monthly even though it is in the About Twins Daily page.
02-22-2013, 07:54 PM #7
I feel like I have to say this... I hate A Christmas Story. I apologize for that. I agree that all these rules are very reasonable.Works on contingency? No, money down!
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02-22-2013, 07:56 PM #8
If you bring back the like button... You'd be notified of a like.
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02-22-2013, 10:26 PM #11
I miss the like button.
What is said in obvious jest in the author's line of thinking can be missed by 95% of the readers. Although there is an ignore feature I do get tired of the people that contribute little more than lowbrow snark
02-22-2013, 10:32 PM #12
In regards to number 10. If Riverbrian's coworker is a bad apple on Twin's Daily will we then miss Riverbrian's wonderful takes because you would ban that IP address?
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02-24-2013, 06:04 AM #17
I think that references to alcohol and drug use should be included in this. If you really want this forum to not have any language that parents would not want their kids to see you should put a stop to all the talk and remarks that casually glorify drinking alcohol. This is constantly taking place on this forum.
02-24-2013, 06:41 PM #18
02-24-2013, 06:53 PM #19
Frankly, I have not seen any "casual glorification of drinking alcohol" (whatever that may mean) here. Or not even any memorable mentions of it. I dunno... I am a parent of 3 teenagers (one of them adult) and I really think that "shielding them" from any alcohol references makes it even worse when they are on their own. (sorry for the potential "casual glorification?" that may follow but) I have no problem drinking in front of them or say "that beer really hit the spot" when it does, or "this is crap" when it does not.
There is a thin line between "universally acceptable" and "censure". And depends on the universe.
On the other hand, if one lets his/her kids to be on the 'net without supervision, methinks that "casual glorification of drinking alcohol" at the Twins' Daily site is probably the least of his/her problems...
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02-24-2013, 07:24 PM #20
I think we should definitely turn this into a thread about what good parents do.
In all seriousness, the "language you don't want your kids to see" is probably leaving open this kind of problem. That isn't as clear as I think it's intended to be. Some might see it as very restrictive and others might not take it seriously at all. I think the message is sent by the rest of that paragraph, you could probably just do without that line and save the confusion.