- Aug 26, 2011
You’re probably right about the game threads. I don’t have a lot of experience with those. But I’ve seen enough to know passions run high.It's also hard, because we definitely want to be ourselves and while we should watch what we say, there is no way to please everyone.
Mods could simply delete every (or the vast majority) of negative posts, but then the place won't feel real and it will lose it's charm and wit, because anyone with a remotely negative thought won't be posting it.
As for game threads, I just think they should be locked away when the game is done, and a post-game thread created. Game threads (anywhere you go) are heated places that are pure emotion swings as the game swings one way or another as it hangs in the balance. Locking them away allows people to still go and look for them if something remarkable happens. But creating a new post game thread allows most people to continue to talk about the game in a more logical/sane way as it is already over/outcome decided, so a lot of the emotional craziness ends with it.
I just think the “being ourselves” view is accurate. And who we should be is pretty simple, don’t say anything that you wouldn’t say right to a player’s parents’ face.