New comments policy

It’s pretty simple. Be nice to me, and be nice to your fellow posters. Don’t use extreme profanity. Don’t make comments slandering entire groups of people. Use common sense. Basically, treat this forum like a civilized conversation. Don’t write anything you wouldn’t want your mother to hear you say.

There is one judge, me. (Unless Merv thinks I’ve let things get out of hand.) Everyone gets one warning. On the second offense, you’re banned. You can appeal to me via email but insulting the judge is a very bad way to get him to agree with you.

I didn’t want to do this, but I also don’t want this site to go the way of Usenet, or Metafilter, or Little Green Footballs, or (name your own online forum that’s been taken over by barbarians).

8 thoughts on “New comments policy”

  1. Mac, sorry for any contribution to the ugliness that I might have made. Thanks for providing this forum.

  2. Yes, Mac. Thanks… I have been reading your site for a coupla years now, and it’s refreshing to find a (normally) civilized forum where baseball fans in general, and Braves fans, specifically, can just sit around and spout numbers and do other geeky things that only baseball nerds can do.

    And if that’s insulting to anyone, please know that “geek” and “nerd” are terms of endearment to me. I’ve been in the IT business since 1996, and am darned proud of it.

  3. Mac, I too would like to apologize for any involvement with the ugliness I may have contributed. I visit this site everyday, before I even go to ESPN.com to read their recap of the games. The comments board brings the element of the common fan into discussion, instead of the neutral AP story not making it absolutely clear that the Braves are the best team… ever.

    I will be the first to say that this is the best Braves website on the net, and I probably won’t be the last.

  4. This s–t’s the f—-n’ bomb!!! Much better duscussion and insight than you can get out of AJC.com’s bulls–t pay-site. Like I’d want to pay $30 dollars a month to read their lame a– blogs with topics like “Losing Chipper Jones is bad” and “Hampton Struggling”. No s–t!!!!
    Like I need to pay for what I already fn’ know? Suckaz!

    Hinted profanity aside, I enjoy what I get from reading this blog and I no longer feel like a lone Braves enthusiast with no support group. Keep up the good work!

  5. So, it’s something like if you retaliate and throw at the batter’s head, both benches are warned and the next time there’s an ejection. Also, you get ejected if you argue balls and strikes. I guess baseball really is like life.

  6. the brrrreaves r gunna brrrrrrring it to the nationals in the second half. get ready fo!!

    peace

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