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CelticsBlog => Comments & Remarks => Topic started by: Roy H. on December 22, 2010, 03:59:43 PM

Title: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Roy H. on December 22, 2010, 03:59:43 PM
Lately, there have been way to many posts along the following lines:

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This is a dumb thread . . .

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I wish I could give this thread negative Tommy Points . . .

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Do you even watch the games?  I'm surprised a real fan would say that . . .

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Worst trade idea ever . . .

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This thread is a massive FAIL . . .

The above are examples, because I didn't want to signal anybody out individually.  However, statements like those above violate our rules, because they're inherently disrespectful and devolve debate.

I'm sure every single one of us has come across a thread before and thought "What the heck is this idiot talking about?"  It's fine to think that, but when choosing whether or not to post in the thread, please use discretion.  Basically, follow the "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" rule.

It's very possible to debate without belittling or mocking others.  There are going to be times when we all vigorously disagree with others.  That's completely fine, just please remember that when debating, things have to remain civil.

Basically, we don't want to have people leaving here with their feelings hurt.  Let's all remember that we're on the same side here.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Roy H. on December 17, 2011, 01:27:36 PM
It's that time again.  A lot of newer posters have come to the blog now that the lockout is over.  For those newer posters who might not be familiar with our rules, or for those veterans of the blog who might be ignoring them, please read our rules (http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=10.0).

Some of the highlights:

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Respect each other at all times. Personal attacks are not permitted under any circumstances.

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Coarse / insulting / gloating / condescending language is not allowed under any circumstances.

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No swearing! There is absolutely no need for swearing in any post. If you can't find another way to express your opinion, buy a thesaurus. Any forum post, blog comment or personal message with profanity, masked profanity, abbreviations referring to profanity, or allusions to profanity (i.e., **** or @#$#, etc.), whether or not caught by the blog filter, will be deleted.

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Do not label fellow posters in a way that is likely to provoke a negative response.  Dependent upon context, examples include, but are not limited to, "fake fan", "bandwagon fan", "not a real fan", "hater", "homer", "koolaid drinker", etc.

Basically, just treat people decently, and don't swear or use crude language.  It's not that hard, but there have been a few instances of things devolving, and that's not cool.

As always, if there are any questions, let us know.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Redz on December 17, 2011, 10:36:41 PM
There's definitely been some less than courteous banter lately. 

It's been a frustrating pre-season to be sure, but there's really no need to jump down each others throats here. Make your point, but keep from personal jabs.  It is doable. 
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Jeff on December 17, 2011, 11:39:23 PM
Respect one another.  Pretty straightforward.

Everyone gets heated sometimes, but don't take it out on each other please.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: KGs Knee on March 20, 2013, 04:09:35 PM
Haha!  Interesting that the spammers chose this thread to post to.

I actually think this thread could stand to be read by a few (not singling anyone out).  I've noticed the snark has been getting a little much recently, and I'll admit, I've probably been dragged into it a little too.

Thanks, spammers  :P
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Chief on April 11, 2013, 03:44:45 PM
Haha!  Interesting that the spammers chose this thread to post to.

I actually think this thread could stand to be read by a few (not singling anyone out).  I've noticed the snark has been getting a little much recently, and I'll admit, I've probably been dragged into it a little too.

Thanks, spammers  :P

Too many seem to just pick a fight. Poster bashes Doc, Danny, ... and too many seem to want to defend them like kin folk.

Trade anyone you want, bash anyone you want, and complain about anyone you want as long as it's Celtic personnel.

But too many just want to pick a fight if someone does this. Gets old in the game forums. Especially when it's a mod.  :-X
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Banner18now! on April 11, 2013, 04:04:15 PM
I think it's great you are enforcing these rules! Things can get heated quick if someone doesn't agree with your post. Let's face it we are all passionate fans of the C's lets respect each others opinion!
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Roy H. on April 11, 2013, 04:22:49 PM
Ha.  Two and a half years later, and this post is finally getting some attention. ;)
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Chief on April 11, 2013, 04:35:16 PM
Ha.  Two and a half years later, and this post is finally getting some attention. ;)

LOL. :)
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: CelticConcourse on April 12, 2013, 10:20:10 PM
Anything regarding sarcasm, by any chance?
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Kiorrik on April 12, 2013, 10:49:45 PM
Anything regarding sarcasm, by any chance?
Online sarcasm can be very annoying.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Chief on April 14, 2013, 08:14:06 AM
Mods??? How about Devil's Advocate? I've seen a lot of it lately.

From the great Bob Day, "Don't be a jerk, and don't ruin CelticsBlog for others."

Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Roy H. on April 14, 2013, 08:30:41 AM
The best place to start is the rules. "Respect each other at all times" covers most things.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: TheFlex on July 09, 2015, 12:45:08 PM
What a clutch reminder the above spambot is giving us about respect and cordial discourse. Way too many rival "camps" forming on here that hold grudges against one another.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: danglertx on July 09, 2015, 12:47:53 PM
Always a good reminder.   :) 

If nothing else, I think we are all basketball fans and mostly Celtics fans.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Roy H. on July 09, 2015, 12:48:07 PM
What a clutch reminder the above spambot is giving us about respect and cordial discourse. Way too many rival "camps" forming on here that hold grudges against one another.

I love that the spammers tend to gravitate either this thread, or the Rules and Restrictions thread. 
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on July 09, 2015, 12:50:48 PM
I post here in spurts and therefore haven't really followed any trends over time. Do the formation of camps and increased hostility seem to occur during particularly discouraging times?

Would make sense, congruent with the notion that there's more discord among those on losing teams.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: JOMVP on July 09, 2015, 12:54:29 PM
I post here in spurts and therefore haven't really followed any trends over time. Do the formation of camps and increased hostility seem to occur during particularly discouraging times?

Would make sense, congruent with the notion that there's more discord among those on losing teams.

It's a lot better now that Rondo is gone. The Rondo side vs the non-Rondo side would go to battle like it was a scene from the Warriors.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: MikeJelly on July 09, 2015, 01:02:06 PM
I like this a lot, keeping this alive
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: D.o.s. on July 09, 2015, 01:02:46 PM
I post here in spurts and therefore haven't really followed any trends over time. Do the formation of camps and increased hostility seem to occur during particularly discouraging times?

Would make sense, congruent with the notion that there's more discord among those on losing teams.

It's a lot better now that Rondo is gone. The Rondo side vs the non-Rondo side would go to battle like it was a scene from the Warriors.

Cosigned.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Rondo2287 on July 09, 2015, 01:06:30 PM
Unfortunately the Snark/Condescension level on this site has gone up significantly, as well as the "well if you don't agree with me, you must be stupid" level. 

People seem to be less and less able to respectfully voice ideas on this blog which is upsetting. 
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: apc on July 09, 2015, 01:23:12 PM
I know it is probably too hard to enforce, but posters should respect the players.
I really donít like when players are being described by posters as garbage, trash or whatever.
They are still humans. 
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: D.o.s. on July 09, 2015, 01:27:17 PM
I know it is probably too hard to enforce, but posters should respect the players.
I really donít like when players are being described by posters as garbage, trash or whatever.
They are still humans.

Even if they play for the Lakers?
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on July 09, 2015, 01:31:56 PM
I know it is probably too hard to enforce, but posters should respect the players.
I really donít like when players are being described by posters as garbage, trash or whatever.
They are still humans.

I agree, but am sometimes guilty of it.

My mother disagreed when commentators or analysts made negative comments about guys, and always added "That's somebody's kid."
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: apc on July 09, 2015, 01:33:50 PM
I know it is probably too hard to enforce, but posters should respect the players.
I really donít like when players are being described by posters as garbage, trash or whatever.
They are still humans.

Even if they play for the Lakers?
You can say the Lakers are trash   ;)
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: cltc5 on July 09, 2015, 01:54:33 PM
Personally I'd like to see less... Player a is terrible because he can't hit 20 out of 30 free throws or his defense is not there.  Or posts about how great or not so great a players stats are and then using that as criteria as to whether or not a player is useful/desirable for the team.   bottom line is, can he make a positive impact in the team, does he make us better?       Moreover, I like  to see less posts about constantly trading up...."hey we got lebron James!  He will make a great trade asset to get this player".  For petes sake it'd be nice to get s team to root for.

Meh, I'm just venting.  Everyone's entitled to their courteous opinion and I've enjoyed the banter from time to time so it's all good.
Title: Re: A request regarding tone (and our rules)
Post by: Chief on June 24, 2016, 05:35:04 PM
It's that time again.  A lot of newer posters have come to the blog now that the lockout is over.  For those newer posters who might not be familiar with our rules, or for those veterans of the blog who might be ignoring them, please read our rules (http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=10.0).

Some of the highlights:

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Respect each other at all times. Personal attacks are not permitted under any circumstances.

Quote
Coarse / insulting / gloating / condescending language is not allowed under any circumstances.

Quote
No swearing! There is absolutely no need for swearing in any post. If you can't find another way to express your opinion, buy a thesaurus. Any forum post, blog comment or personal message with profanity, masked profanity, abbreviations referring to profanity, or allusions to profanity (i.e., **** or @#$#, etc.), whether or not caught by the blog filter, will be deleted.

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Do not label fellow posters in a way that is likely to provoke a negative response.  Dependent upon context, examples include, but are not limited to, "fake fan", "bandwagon fan", "not a real fan", "hater", "homer", "koolaid drinker", etc.

Basically, just treat people decently, and don't swear or use crude language.  It's not that hard, but there have been a few instances of things devolving, and that's not cool.

As always, if there are any questions, let us know.

 :)