Since there's been comments in the past (especially on other Blues boards) about what is and isn't allowed on this board, I decided to start this thread to allow anyone interested to voice their comments. It's open to all users so if you've got something you want to say about how things are done here, this is the place to state your comments. (Keep it within HF guidelines - that means don't attack any other users. Otherwise...I'll try to let things go as much as possible.) Dissent is allowed (and even encouraged!), so you don't have to be nice under fear of later punishment (unless something you say falls outside of HF guidelines...and again – it has to be really blatant to earn punishment.) I'll try to address things as time permits and hopefully use the comments made here to improve the Blues board.
This thread will stay up for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time…but don’t wait forever to leave your comments.
What do you like about the Blues board? What do you not like? What do you want to see here? What do you not want to see here? Suggestions? Comments?
My brief thoughts…
There’s a perception that not agreeing with the commonly held ideas is not allowed. That’s not true. In fact, I personally started discussion threads about Larry Pleau, Joel Quenneville (who I’ve been critical of in the past on many occasions), and the goaltending issue before the start of the season. I have no problem with someone who disagrees with the majority…but I do have a problem with how some choose to go about it (which is where some people got the idea that dissent isn’t allowed here). Example: Osgood. If you think Osgood isn’t the goalie who can carry the Blues deep in the playoffs, fine – explain why. Don’t just come here and say that Osgood sucks. Have a comment that can provide a basis for discussion, not just some rambling comment designed to provoke name calling.
Under no circumstance will PB or I ever allow threads such as “SIEVE GIVES UP ANOTHER!” – those are clearly designed to inflame others and will not be tolerated. (Those of you who are regularly on other Blues forums…you know what I’m talking about.) If I want to know if Osgood gave up a goal, I’ll look at the box score. If you want to explain how Osgood looked horrible trying to clear the puck and it led to a goal for the opposition, fine – explain it using a thread title such as, “What was Osgood thinking?” – something that isn’t a troll-like statement. Again…I don’t want to delete posts if I can help it, but I won’t allow troll-like threads here.
(probably) More later…but I want to hear from everyone else first.