Last edited by SanAntonioSteelerFan; 09-24-2013 at 10:23 AM.
We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!
The way I see it is this...we are men and should be able to discuss things as men. If you don't like a particular poster don't read his posts or respond. With that said, there are people who come here for obvious trolling who go unchecked for months. They are not here to have a reasonable conversation, but to be ignorant for their own entertainment. It's easy to spot. But, they linger around here like the plague.
Two guys who should have never been banned are Crash and Smartmonies. Yes, both seemed to be at the center of many disputes but I believe it always takes two to tango. Many quality posters here seemed to like to lock horns with them then complain about them. Never understood that.
MSM was a different story. While his style wore thin on some, he was at least "adult" about the way he interacted with others. Crash on the other hand has indeed been banned from every single Steeler board he has ever been on. There is a reason for that. As some one who has taken part in this board and others hes been banned from, Im frankly tired of it. ITS BEEN OVER 10 YEARS NOW OF THE SAME GARBAGE. At what point do you eliminate the cancer? He posts leading threads to needle anyone he can into an argument. Then when he gets his chance to argue the argument quickly turns into childish beat your head against the wall nonsense.
It may take two to tango, but when one constantly hits his partner over the head and drags him to the dance floor, somebody needs to do something about it.
I have been banned from multiple boards myself (sometimes for valid reasons other times not so much), including this one (and I am a founding member of this community). I'm at least a guy who tries to be a quality poster. Message boards are fickle, people get abrasive and brave over the internet...political nonsense and plain douchebaggery effect who stays and who goes. So being banned from multiple message boards means little to me. That isn't evidence that Crash shouldn't be allowed to post. Some personalities are easy targets. Crash's is one of them. He is opinionated and comes off as a know it all. He doesn't always respond positively to social cues. Doesn't mean he doesn't bring legit conversation to the table. I enjoy debating him, he challenges me to think. As long as people can keep it from getting personal, rules are applied uniformly, then I see no reason he shouldn't have another shot here.
PS-I'm about to start the "bring smartmonies back petition". Talk about a quality poster who got shafted due to some posters being sensitive. Guys...start acting like guys.
I disagree with your whole second paragraph. If you keep getting thrown out of places, and cant figure out how to interact with others properly, then thats a problem. We have places for people like that in real life society. They are called prisons.
Im with you on the MSM thing. Comparing him to Crash is unfair to MSM IMHO.
That is the real problem here. We are pointing at Crash, yet won't look at our interactions with Crash. We ban MSM, yet I seen good posters go bad because they couldn't handle his style of disagreement. The problem isn't with guys like MSM and Crash. It's with anyone we don't like. When that happens, it becomes a free for all, and the there is much douchbaggery to go around.
Why don't I have issues with either of these posters? Because I don't take any of it personally. It's just a message board. If I allow them to effect my ability to put together a well thought out post instead of insults, then that is on me...not them.
O, I never understood insulting a poster...then running to the mod and complaing about said poster. I know it happens, because I used to have to deal with with it from the moderator end. There will be parties who will "unite the troups" and pressure administration to ban certain posters. The problem isn't these posters...it's us. It's how we engage with people we don't like or who rub us wrong.