Agreed. Sometimes things get too heated with some members when it pertains to certain topics of discussion. I have tried to avoid discussions lately other than viking related issues. But, I do feel strongly that these issues should be discussed, being mindfull of each members personal opinions on the particular topic. Individual name calling needs to stop, but in-depth discussion on various topics is something I do enjoy. I think it will die down once the season starts and we can focus on the Vikes more.
How about a 10-day suspension for the first offense, a one-year suspension for the second offense and then a lifetime ban for the third?
Oh wait, that is MLB's baseball steroid policy...and it probably won't work!
But seriously, you are correct...we shouldn't be engaging in namecalling (except for Packers, Packer fans and George W. Bush). I don't like to see when posters call each other names...they should at least be able to make their arguments without resorting to that. I, for one, don't want to see our discussions limited...as they serve to enliven the board on days that there is nothing about football going on. Posters need to be mindful that we are guests in Webby's (Internet) house...none of us would want the rest of us to come in and trash it...therefore, we need to be respectful and mind the rules. That shouldn't mean that we can't debate things...just that we need to do it civilly and with a modicum of decorum.
Thanks again Webby for giving us a forum (actually several) to share our thoughts with each other. I will try to be mindful of that when I engage in heated discussions with fellow members.