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An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
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An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
Quote:An Open Letter to the BlazerTalk Family:

The rampant negativity and lack a civility that has taken over the board has become too prevalent. As with the current political climate, it seems as if many think that any opinion conflicting with their own is not only misguided, but that the opinion has zero validity. Some think that anyone who doesn’t think like with them is simply stupid and should be shouted down and silenced.

People who used to scream “Freedom of Speech” anytime their posts were moderated are now some of the same who try to demand other posters be silenced. Let’s be clear, anyone is welcome to post their opinions here, as long as they remain civil. Whether any posts/threads belong on a particular board is our decision, not yours. If you feel a post or thread should be moved, contact a mod through PM and it will be looked at.

We realize that things are not always going to be all sunshine and roses…sometimes life throws in some dragon poo. Negativity in and off itself is not a bad thing, as long as the negativity stimulates a constructive discussion. Negativity for the sake of being mean, denigrating or even for the sake of trying to prod another poster is over as of now. If you can’t be civil with others and play nice, you’ll need to find somewhere else to play. We are not going to let the actions of a few childish, name-calling posters define this board.

Four posters in the past week have stated privately that they have left or are leaving the board due because of the extreme negativity and fighting among posters. We’ve tried to be tolerant and give great latitude. Sadly there continue to be a few posters who seem set on perpetuating the unsettled atmosphere that is currently infesting the board. Therefore, going forward there will be a zero-tolerance policy on the infighting. No name-calling; no posts meant to incite another without any contributive substance; no mean-spirited calling out of another poster for only stating their views.

Don’t become the example.

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01-06-2018 09:12 PM
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RE: An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
And, for every poster that left bc of the negativity, there are many more of us that are still around, but post/read far less frequently
01-06-2018 09:19 PM
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I hope this includes negativity toward the athletic department as well.
01-06-2018 09:38 PM
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RE: An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
(01-06-2018 09:19 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  And, for every poster that left bc of the negativity, there are many more of us that are still around, but post/read far less frequently

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01-07-2018 12:39 AM
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RE: An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
(01-06-2018 09:19 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  And, for every poster that left bc of the negativity, there are many more of us that are still around, but post/read far less frequently

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01-07-2018 08:28 AM
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RE: An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
(01-06-2018 09:19 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  And, for every poster that left bc of the negativity, there are many more of us that are still around, but post/read far less frequently

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01-07-2018 10:47 AM
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RE: An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
(01-07-2018 10:47 AM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  
(01-06-2018 09:19 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  And, for every poster that left bc of the negativity, there are many more of us that are still around, but post/read far less frequently

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id post more if I could reset my password
01-07-2018 01:34 PM
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RE: An open letter to all BlazerTalkers
To what extent is "negativity", like beauty, in the eye of the beholder? Personal attacks should not be tolerated, but on some topics in Blazer history (like the past actions of BOT members) it is hard to refrain from calling a spade a shovel.
01-07-2018 05:34 PM
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01-07-2018 07:42 PM
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So that only 4 (×1's)
01-08-2018 12:06 PM
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