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I wish discussions were more open and less regulated.I wrote a post once calling out Celtics fans who attacked Ryan Gomes for not being onboard with the tanking. It was intentionally incendiary because I wanted people to think hard about what right the Celtics brass has to fix games, and also about the lasting consequences of tanking.No one was attacked individually, but I called the pro-tanking/Gomes attacking group cowardly and uncompetitive and tried to point out that Gomes was one of the few players (maybe the only one?) on our team to graduate college and seemed to actually understand that the odds of the lottory are against us getting a top two pick (which is a FACT that most people seem to breeze over). A moderator edited out my opening paragraph because it, "attacked a group of people." I thought that this was a poor decision by the mod because it prevented these people from actually having to consider and defend their viewpoints from being A)Cowardly B) Non-Competive and C) Based on a poor grasp of mathematics and odds. My point was that we talk about Celtics Pride all the time, but when I tried to start a fiery discussion about what that actually means it was snuffed out (in my opinion) because the ideas involved weren't concrete enough, but rather based in philosophy. Well how else can you have a conversation about an idea like "Pride" without challenging your opposition's sense of it? In this case I thought the editing of my post prevented an important discussion from happening on this board in order to protect a majority of posters from having to defend their viewpoints on a philosophical level.
However, if the discussion isn't allowed to progress past the axis of positive, pro-Celtics, thoughts, it will unfortunetly be worthless.
we've always considered this a community, and communities generally have rules that all people agree to in order to have a sense of order and overall well being
I really hope saying "this is the dumbest thread ever" is illegal. When I see posters saying that, it makes me ill. If someone does not like a subject, just avoid it. No need to make comments that would start a war of words.