I keep getting emails from people telling me to ban this person or that person and let me say right off the bat that as far as I know I can't ban people on this site. But I can delete posts and that's what I'm going to start doing more often now. When I started this blog I asked everybody to behave and for awhile it went well. But lately there's been more and more sniping going on so we're going to stop that right now.
If somebody made mostly good points in a post but threw in some shots, I let it go because I thought most of the post had valid points. Unfortunately, however, people are taking advantage and it's getting carried away. From now on, if I think you're instigating even a little I'm deleting the post. If people comment on the post that was deleted, I'm deleting those, too. If you complain about a person instigating I'm deleting that. If somebody even hints at taking a shot at another poster I'm deleting that. You get the point. I don't care if I have 100 posts go down to 2, if I have to I'll delete 98 out of 100.
This blog averages anywhere from 5-10k a day so most people read and don't post. And those who do post almost always do so in a mature way. But like every sports message boards, there is a very tiny minority who ruin it for everybody else because they can't play well with others. These small factions ruin every message board they go on and I'm going to do my best to keep them in check in here even if I have to delete them every day.
Bottom line, don't complain if your post gets deleted. It's nothing personal. I'd just rather be safe than sorry. That doesn't mean you have to agree with me or anybody else on here. But it does mean that you have to state your position in a mature, intelligent manner. This is just a sports message board. It's not war, or birth, or love, or any of the other biggies in life. Everybody on this blog are here because they are on the same side. It's pointless to fight amongst yourselves. So everybody post as much as you want but do so in the right way or you'll be deleted into oblivion.