Guys and gals, as a reader and member it's getting really hard to read this forum. I love this place and what it was originally and intentionally built for. It however, is becoming a place of bigotry and ignorance. No, not ignorance as in someone posting about something that in which they do not know, but instead the rude comments and snide remarks that follow. If somebody posts something that you don't agree with, simply send them a personal message...calling them out publicly on the board is uncalled for and it just creates pages of unreadable material. I don't go to the PRO cycling discussion to read peoples silly arguments. It's getting really lame pretty much everywhere on this forum and its coming from us, the users. So please, I'm asking, us, the users to make weightweenies a better place.
I agree. +109. We all can do things to make this a better place. Disagreements are bound to happen in any forum. You are right that publicly calling anybody out is the real instigator, which devolves into namecalling, personal attacks, and getting moderators to come in and act as judges. It's simple. Stick to the rules, and this place is ok.
What has occurred in the past is that disagreements turn to arguments. Arguments turn into personal attacks, with namecalling, obscenity. Then the mods get involved and usually discipline the user with the initial disagreeable opinion, often leaving those who clearly violated the terms of service free to namecall and harass others. We need to get away from the kick out the supposed "troll" mentality. And just enforce the rules.
Namecalling of any sort receives disciplinary action. Obscenity, profanity, also should receives same punishment. These are specific rules, not general ones. The problem is with the generalized interpretations because what is rude to you might not be rude to another. So, we must stick to the specifics. Someone calls anyone a troll or any other name, they should get banned. It clearly states such in the terms of agreement prohibiting namecalling, profanity, obscene language, etc.