Originally Posted by Brisco_County
I try to avoid using the ignore list, and I only have one person on it.
A lot of people are joining the forums this year just to lash out at the organization, and it's diluting the quality of the discussions. It's up to veteran members to reject these low-value ideas being thrown around. It's why I've been so vocal the past few weeks with these people. They rationalize applauding when players are injured, condone throwing ice at players, they include players' families in their rants, and they make their criticisms personal. No wonder TexMex Mom stopped posting here.
So I don't think they should be ignored; We should vet their crude ideas until they learn to filter them themselves, or stop posting trash altogether. I think every veteran member here should make an extra effort until the plague has passed.
Great post, man. Vinny has always said to give posters enough room to define themselves (obviously drawing a line about personal attacks, etc.).
When someone is allowed to speak their mind long enough, their own words define them and everyone else forms a perception of that individual based on the thoughts they put on these pages.
We have never promoted group-think mentality. On the contrary, the forum flourishes when all perspectives are laid out. But sometimes a perspective can be so vindictive, so filled with vitriol and hate, that it goes into extremism and loses all objectivity. And that is when the collective standards of members comes into play, because you see folks with different opinions aligning themselves together against the obvious troll cancer until it is eradicated, either by choice or by force.