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Re: My suggestion to fellow Illini: use the blocklist

Posted: 10/6/2011 9:40 PM

Re: My suggestion to fellow Illini: use the blocklist 


I think, for the most part, people can have a pretty civil discussion on here.   I can ignore the posts (without ignoring the posters entirely) of those very select few that I find completely ridiculous.  But even posters I disagree with have good things to add.  I come to this board for both sides of the spectrum.  Basketball, I probably come off a little more negative.  Football, I'm probably a little more neutral to positive.  But, I appreciate that most perspectives (within reason on the negative side) are allowed here.
You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.

Last edited 10/6/2011 9:41 PM by BleedOandB11

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Posted: 10/7/2011 1:09 PM

Re: My suggestion to fellow Illini: use the blocklist 



BleedOandB11 wrote: I think, for the most part, people can have a pretty civil discussion on here.   I can ignore the posts (without ignoring the posters entirely) of those very select few that I find completely ridiculous.  But even posters I disagree with have good things to add.  I come to this board for both sides of the spectrum.  Basketball, I probably come off a little more negative.  Football, I'm probably a little more neutral to positive.  But, I appreciate that most perspectives (within reason on the negative side) are allowed here.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for opposing viewpoints and seeing all sides.  But just like the guy that keeps screaming "{insert politican} is worse than Hitler" every time a political conversation comes up--it's tiresome.  In my private life I have very little time for such people and tend to avoid conversations with them.  Here, I want to hear from the opinions of rational folks with something to contribute and mute the voices of others.

I'm also not just talking about the couple of kool-aid drinkers by any means.  In fact, I'm probably more concerned with those that just feel they *need* to post on every topic, whether they have anything intelligent to say or not.  
Again, just like in "real life", if you don't have anything useful to say, don't say anything at all.  
We know who the authoritative posters are--think of "Harv" on the basketball side--when he posts, people listen because he has intelligent things to say.  That's who I want to hear from.  For those with thousands and thousands of posts to their name--they're either super intelligent or just windbags who can't shut up.  I choose to ignore windbags and just wondered how many others have enjoyed the same bliss as I have since doing so.
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