RE: The Board farce
January 10, 2013, 08:50:54
Dear Mike, I read your rant with some surprise. I notice a lot of "I" in it.
Come let us reason together then as honest men Mike.
Firstly you say you respect Moz and that A girl is a friend. Explain to me why they should only post what finds favour in your eyes. They are happy entertaining one another in this odd way so who are you or me to dictate to them what they post on. It is a well known principle that if you do not find a thread interesting you are free to move on.
Secondly you partake in non rugby threads -eg the Sharapova where you made a few very suacy comments nogal!
Thirdly you are a self confessed stiirrer so why cant you allow others to stir a bit. Moz and A girl have been at it for years and keep coming back for more!.You have been at rooitwit 9the village idiot) for years. Whats the difference?
Forthly, I responded to allblacknblue's comment re Moz and A girl going on a date by bring up the [removed] ab story as a counter. That is sports related and the article has been in various news papers all over the world and it appered in Sports 24 under the rugb ysection and drew a numner of comments. You enjoyed the saucy Sharapova post but go ballistic re this one. I agree its not something to go on about and said as much.
If there are juvenile tendencies than they abound on all rugby webites and probably on all public websites. being juvenile =can als obe fun so lighten up. It will keep you young at heart!
The fact is one cannot shape a board to ones own preferences whatever they may be. Allow folk to do their thing. It is only in cases of extreme and consistent abuse that you will find most draw a line. We have not come remotely near that line.
By all means make attempts to up the tone of the board as you see fit. You are one of the guys I would put in the imminently sane catergory (this rant aside!). You are a decent, honest person and often have nudged us in the right direction. However threatening to leave because some folk are not measuring up to your standard is being dictatorial and is not on.
As an experienced poster you must surely know that many a thread is highjacked. Things take a turn and follow another direction. It happens all the time so why the hissy fit. simpl ybring the threa dback on cous eby being persistent
Also as an eperienced poster you surely know that the end of year is always quiet rugbywise and folk post on a numner of subjects and bante raway more than usual. I have visited other boards over this period and they have just about stone dead. We havee hada bit of this and that a squable or two and have remained reasonably entertained. No harm done.
A board is made up of basically two types. Sane guys and loonies. If all were sane the board would die of boredom. If all were loonies the board would explode! The great thing is the benefit of diversity. Of course loonies can at times be sane and sane guys can have moments when the become loonies!!
Hope you can be objective enough to see it from another view point. Anyway yours truly is a great fan of yours and I hope we can continue our squables, agreements, good and bad times on into the future. I am anticpating a bumber year. We will have to find ways to cheer up the Kiwis though!!