Anyone else find it pretty suspicious how, all of a sudden, people who claim to be longtime lurkers on these boards decide to make their first post chastising the "board bullies"?
I mean one, sure, two, maybe, but more than 3? I'm not buying it.
Yep I was thinking the same thing...
Regardless of how people feel about 'bullying' on the boards, it's my opinion that if it leads to less worthless threads like this one being created, then I'm all for it. When you post a topic or thread, what else do you expect people to do but comment or share their opinion on it? It is ignorant to expect boardwide agreement on whatever is posted - and when a statement is incorrect or narrow minded, there are people who will tell you that.
The topic here is titled 'We need a Minnesotan on the Wild'. Short answer - No, we don't need one at all. It may be nice to have one or it would be interesting to have one, but to say we need one is foolish plain and simple.
If you are unsure of what you want to post or if you are afraid of what people might say, then don't post a topic in the first place. Where has the thick skin gone in this world? First we're giving trophies to all of our little league teams and now people cannot handle petty insults over the internet from people they don't even know and will probably never see.
For God's sake either grow a pair and stand up for yourself (an option for which you must accept the consequences if people are in disagreement) or sit down and shut up.
That's not what it's about man. It's more or less the name calling, put-downs, and other childish crap that get's retorted around here. Obviously people are going to disagree, nobody is stating otherwise. But if you can't see what I, among others are referring too, then you have your eyes only half open. If you have been here long enough, which I am guessing you have, then I shouldn't even need to further explain. You have seen KC's crap day in and day out, and I am not talking about his seemingly worshiped statistics and analogy's, I am talking about his (among others) responses which ONLY demonstrates their insecurities and true age level! I love it when people argue, but when it becomes a name calling battle, well then that is where you get 100 posts of PURE CRAP. It's not the back and forth hockey talk that hurts the threads, it's the initial little league BS that KC spews out that draw attention of people like me
; at that point it get's nasty...and for at least multiple changes. If you think bullying draws people away for the most part, you may be PARTLY right, but more than not it only TRIGGERS other posters, and in the end makes matters worse! GUARANTEED!
So say your peace and let it go. Or, are you admitting to being no better than the very thing you are "protesting" against?