I have to agree with my fellow SpoFites on this subject KC. There is a way that things have been ran on this site before I even became a member and I had to adjust to the way things were. This site is a lot more casual then other sites out there but with a lot more intelligent and well informed individuals who actually still have discussions whether they agree with one another or not about whatever subject is being discussed.
If you feel that the language is not suitable for your child, there are many proactive ways to block out the language as already have been pointed out to you and/or other sites that you are free to visit that do not allow that sort of vulgarity. There's not need to become hostile towards other members when all they're doing is trying to be helpful to your cause.
I do not believe that we should have to watch our language since this site was made for adults who are passionate about sports and that's the majority of the members here. If children check this site out and read the posts, be a parent to your child and educate them on what you feel is appropriate language in your household.
posted by BornIcon at 02:51 PM on November 05
I say again, we so need a throwdown feature over here. It's a guaranteed* cure for all this animosity Sounds fair. I'll be happy to take a timeout, but if someone attacks me, I won't bend over My sentiments exactly. It's just humorous how Crafty seems to be getting all bent out of shape since I found yay-yo's comment to be funny and is going all Carmen Sandiego suddenly. That was directed at me, because I pointed out that you called out the entire site for not commenting on the heartwarming Sean Casey posts. Doc, you are correct that it was directed at you since what you felt the need to 'point out' was way off base. It was a rather heart-warming post until the 'established members' decided to hijack it and fucked it up for the rest of us.
posted by BornIcon at 12:35 PM on May 18
There's a big difference between appreciating the game of baseball and appreciating having a great season. They're two different things (at least IMO they are). Proclamations of your unfailing respect have been slightly exaggerated. ....sigh Just let it go.
posted by BornIcon at 11:55 AM on May 18
You wrote this less than five hours after writing "I can [sic] believe the shit that comes out of peoples mouth's [sic] sometimes." Please explain how this translates into respectful discourse. Did you even read why I would write that? My thought is no, otherwise you would totally understand where and to whom that was directed to and you wouldn't need an explanation. I'm not going to get into the mindless patter in October when you said Yankees fans are basically incapable of appreciating the game of baseball, except to point out that you forgot to add that I have no sense of humor and a little dinky. I am no fan of the Yankees but I said no such thing. Please stick with the facts, people and we can have a civil discussion.
posted by BornIcon at 11:09 AM on May 18
Encouraging yay-yo? Yeah, I so happen to be the sole reason on why those two are locking horns because his comment made me laugh. Get real guys, if they want to continue to battle it out, that would be just because I 'encouraged' yay-yo. What are we....12? There's much worse shit out there but me laughing at dumb humor is now out of line? Oh brother, here we go again. Can't we all just get along?
posted by BornIcon at 08:53 AM on May 18
Thanks for your contribution. You're right man, gay jokes are the best! Very mature, too! TBH, your little rift that you may or may not have with yay-yo is not my concern. I could've done the very same thing and brought forth an example but I thought the whole point of this discussion is to try and extinguish these types of situations, not to cause them. Because I found humor in what was said, that makes me the culprit? Just trying to make light of the situation, buddy. Didn't you say, "We're a big community. Shit's gonna happen"??
posted by BornIcon at 06:43 AM on May 18
You are correct to want to address this issue, Folkways. I can only speak for myself but it seems that if there are a few 'established members' that seem to want to create some sort of chaos over nothing. The thing is, I have no idea where it's coming from or why it started in the first place. It's getting way out of line when someone wants to make a comment that has nothing to do with the subject at hand but the moment I retort, I get the whole "why don't you just drop it" comment. First off, I am a grown man and the last thing I'm going to do is to let someone feel the need to rip me over a simple observation especially over the internet. I would never disrespect someone with intent so why should I allow someone to do the same to me? I'm so glad to see someone else create this discussion because I'm sure if I was the one to do so, someone would want to cause some sort of unwarranted drama. I just want to understand where this pent up hostility is coming from. It's not needed or necessary.
posted by BornIcon at 04:02 PM on May 17
I'm confused . So which is it... Both. The links should stand on their own And both those posts in question did just that.
posted by BornIcon at 02:00 PM on May 14
How long is it gonna take for BI to post on Pacman Jones going to a strip club before meeting with the commish? There's no need for cheap shots like that, slugger, that's low. I didn't know about lilnemo doing the playoff thread until someone brought it up to my attention. The link that I posted when Derek Fisher came back to play for Utah wasn't just about the playoff game but more about his daughter and what he went thru to get to the game. I don't understand what all the hostility is about. I don't have all the time in the world to look for an article that I think will conjur up some interest. If some article interests me (Steve McNair getting a DUI while not driving) and I feel it might lead to some great discussions, I'll post it (via the Cal Ripken story).
posted by BornIcon at 12:35 PM on May 14
What a shame! Being drunk and getting behind the wheel. Nothing good can come out of that.
posted by BornIcon at 11:54 AM on May 04
I'm getting all misty eyed about this but HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY SpoFi and many more.
posted by BornIcon at 08:25 AM on February 15
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