« on: July 18, 2015, 12:19:04 am »
You guys crack me up!
As a staunch advocate of free speech as well as one of the primary moderators of the forum I think this has been a great airing of grievances.
I do on occasion PM someone and ask them to tone it down, especially if it appears to be hateful, personal or just blatantly offensive. All three of these areas is what it took to get one individual banned from the forum, many years ago I might add. No one else has ever even come close. Cade said it best, change the channel if you don't like the programming. These are individuals posting their personal responses. If someone from a parks department, TV station or perhaps a radio station like say... 96.5 The Buzz, got on here and started reading I'm sure they would be able to rationalize the simple fact that the posts they are seeing are from individuals and don't represent the club at large.We are well over 400 members strong these days and the rabble-rousers on this forum number in the five to ten range. Does it get out of hand? Depends on what that means to you.
But... I've seen some things lately that have approached blatant personal attacks. If that continues to happen, be warned, you will most likely receive a stern talking to via PM from somebody. Otherwise... lighten up fer cryin' out loud.....
FYI - We still get several new registrations on the forum each week and the posts I see from those new users are without a doubt disc golf related 100% of the time. From lost discs or other personal items to what course should I play when I come to town, this is the place they come to. I suspect most of them are smart enough to separate the wheat from the chaff.... Cheers!!