Bwanna wrote:If the mods were more aggressive would that help? What about:
1) forking a new thread so the conversation can continue for those who care
2) deleting subsequent posts that should be in the forked thread or if the mods have the time and energy, moving the posts to that thread (I think this board handles that)
If this happens consistently, then the guys that want to beat a dead horse might take the initiative and fork their own new threads. Or mods could just start deleting posts, that would be OK with me too.
I remember we had something like that last season when I was arguing/discussing Downs and Frieri in LA. there was a separate thread created, but it didn't last long before it was closed for some reason.
bigh0rt wrote:SpecialFNK wrote:I didn't sign up with a new account. I've never been banned, or even been warned this season.
honestly right now I don't even think I've done anything to even warrant a warning. is this not where we discuss closers? I swear the title is closers thread. that's all I have been doing.
I've supplied multiple information to this thread, including multiple updates/information on Valverde, who despite what people thought, until recently was still the closer for Detroit. I haven't seen any official word on whether he has been completely removed. last I read on twitter was Leyland would mix and match.
I think right now Valverde is in a slump, and that he could get his job back. he used to be great, and in recent seasons (12/13) he has been only good enough.
I was simply saying/showing how early THIS season he was pitching well. people were saying the old Valverde was back.
FNK, I like you, you're a nice guy, but you do this every season, on one or two topics. You may not see what you're doing as being negatively impactful for the forum, but it is. You pick two or three issues or players or ideas, and just hammer them incessantly and annoyingly much, that it drives people away. It's irritating to come into a thread where we're trying to get helpful information about closers, to see you posting, yawn, again, about Jose Valverde. You've got to have the last word. wrveres said it -- you had a little spat that occupied a lot of the last 10 pages of this thread; a thread thousands of people are reading trying to use as a resource. And it's one of our very greatest resources, and I'm stuck reading nonsense about Jose Valverde in a conversation that should've lasted about 4 total posts. I don't want to see a post every time he takes a piss, or strikes out a batter. There's productive conversation, and then there's just conversation. We need more of the former, and less of the latter, and I could be wrong, but it feels like every year there's more than once instance where this happens and you're campaigning on one side of it, right or wrong. It's bad for the forums. That's my final word on it, as we need to get the hell back to actual closer discussion; not just any closer discussion, but productive closer discussion.
I can understand that.
I felt like I was arguing for Valverde and that could help those who were reading. few days ago his drops were one of the highest on yahoo, and I felt like that was crazy. I felt like if someone was dropping him, they could end up regretting it.
for now I will try and bite my tongue and not comment on Valverde anymore.