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#2674460 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 29 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

When it's 4+ pages of team bashing and complete nonsense, absolutely. Directly from the forum rules. 
 
· DO post constructively. If you can't add anything meaningful to a discussion, don't bother.
 
While we have the small handful of posters here that seem to have issues with how things are handled, I guarantee you we have a much bigger concern from posters that think we are entirely too lenient and have expressed to us in PM about leaving this site because of how toxic the GDT becomes, and how X poster is entirely too argumentative and aggressive in their posting style and no longer want to be involved with this community due to these people. Its a two way road, but the majority that send us messages is out of concern about things not being moderated enough and the things we often let slide. If you could only see my PM box and weigh out the positives against the negatives, it may give you a better perspective. 
 
A lot of great members, boosters, and moderators have been chased away from this site from a few of the same very people that are critical of the moderation staff that generally find their way out eventually anyway. The minority of the community feels like the moderators are pushing people away, but the majority feels it is the aggressive and confrontational posters. This is a fact that any member of the staff here would easily back me up on, including Matt. 
 
So I support what the staff does, if threatening to close a GDT after receiving a handful of reports about how out of hand it is getting in the thread to level things out and return it back to game discussion instead of post after post of "This team sucks" "F*** this team" "What a joke" is a big concern of yours, in which the GDT was never, nor has it ever been locked in the middle of any game ever on this site, feel free to send a PM to Matt and we can look into overturning that comment in the now entirely irrelevant GDT. 
 
I've said this time and time again, no forum in the history of the internet's existence has ever had a moderation staff that 100% of the community is content with. It's impossible to please everyone in any scenario like this. It really comes down to how much of it really bothers you and if it's that important to you to be a determining factor if you stay here as a part of the community or take your leave. 


SO MUCH THIS. I cannot begin to tell you how turned off I have been by the aggressive negativity. And that's the difference. Constructive criticism? Well thought out critiques of the team? I'm all for it. But the constant BARRAGE of violent negativity and "f*** you if you don't think this is the worst s*** EVAAARRR" attitude to those of us who either are trying to find a silver lining or just DON'T GET THAT FRICKING WORKED UP is *ridiculous*. Some of the people that post here seem to be really miserable, unhappy people. That's not the rest of our faults. So you feel censored? Too bad. Because I feelf****** *assaulted* when I read some of these bulls*** rampages that get away with not only hostility toward the team but frequently sexism, racism, and homophobia to boot.

So you see, it's all about balance. The mods aren't here just to please you. They're here to try and balance what posters like myself want as well.


#2674172 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 April 2016 - 11:06 AM

How do you go from the best arena name in the country to *that*?


#2674169 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 28 April 2016 - 11:01 AM

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame (but not surprising) 


I was literally going to post the same thing.


#2674050 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 April 2016 - 05:44 PM

I think it would be awesome if we all switched to that av. I know I'm going to once I get in front of my computer.


#2673958 Name That Band

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 April 2016 - 11:06 PM

Oasis
 
What you are when someone ignores the sign on the door of your room.


Was gonna say "caught masturbating," but something tells me that's not what you're looking for


#2673729 Holland (selfishly) declined promotion

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 April 2016 - 10:32 PM

I guess I don't get the big deal about this. Why should someone have to stop doing a job they love for someone else's career?


#2673724 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 April 2016 - 10:31 PM

Hide yo kids, hide yo wives, and hide yo husbands...

Because Patty Kane has more time off this summer to be a scumbag.


#2673028 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 April 2016 - 04:01 PM

Guy on twitter out this link on his tweets

http://detroitsports...-mafia-problem/


That was one of the most asinine, overly dramatic attempts at a smear job I have ever seen. Who TF even is this nobody? Lmao "mafia" gtfo


#2672996 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 April 2016 - 01:32 PM

If I were Holland, my number 1 priority this offseason would be PK Subban. If the rumors of his availability are true, Holland has got to make that happen. I would be willing to trade anything up to and including Mantha+++. And if it turns out he is available but gets traded to another team, then Holland can GTFO.

If PK is truly available, then I would be perfectly fine with the team throwing everything at him. I love him, and I would also love to see the Head 'Splodey that would happen to a few members around here :lol:

Edit: Backes and Subban. That's what I want from this offseason, dammit.


#2672054 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 April 2016 - 09:24 AM

I'm more excited for this game than the Wings game tbh :lol:

I *really* want to see Chicago lose.


#2671014 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 19 April 2016 - 05:40 PM

I've had a crappy day so a Wings win would be great.


#2670578 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 April 2016 - 08:47 PM

*pats butts*


#2670505 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 April 2016 - 08:21 PM

I know the calls are going our way this game, but geez. Put the whistles away! I hate how officiating dictates the tone of the game.


#2670419 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

SUCK IT


#2670389 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 April 2016 - 07:42 PM

Cue Jon Cooper hissy fit.


Coossy fit