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Thread: The Official MERB 2010-2011 NHL Free For All Thread

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    The Official MERB 2010-2011 NHL Free For All Thread

    I thought I would put this up tonight to give everyone a release in preparation for tomorrow's season opening.

    Here are the rules:

    1) Keep the personal attacks or insults to a minimum, by that I mean comments like 'asshole' 'ignorant' or similar major personal insults will be removed and may result in time off. Do not direct your posts at any member who is not participating in this thread. If they do not wish to post in this thread that is their decision and it should be respected.

    Insult the teams or players at your leisure.

    2) Keep the flames for this thread. If they cross over into the NHL discussion thread, both threads will be closed and you will be posting on TSN or ESPN or wherever the hell else there are hockey discussions, but you will not be posting here.

    WARNING! If you have thin skin, do not post in this thread !!!

    That's it guys. Do you think you can manage it?

    Have fun and may the best team win the Cup!

    Mod 8

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    Hey Mod 8 - thanks for your final sentence where you hope that Detroit (in other words, "the best team") wins the Cup. You're in agreement with Red Fisher, who has also picked them. Needless to say, NO ONE has picked Celine, the Invisible Man, and their Leafs.

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    Maybe it's just me, but what's with the moderators of this board starting their own threads? Is this allowed? Since when are moderators creating threads on forums they're supposed to moderate?

    I don't agree with moderators starting threads. Sorry, but that's how i feel about it. Moderators' duties are to moderate, not to start threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but what's with the moderators of this board starting their own threads? Is this allowed? Since when are moderators creating threads on forums they're supposed to moderate?

    I don't agree with moderators starting threads. Sorry, but that's how i feel about it. Moderators' duties are to moderate, not to start threads.
    You have GOT to be kidding. Even for you this is an amazing statement - or maybe you're just annoyed because this is not another thread for only TWO specific posters like the Leafs Nation one where you and lg can play ping pong with each other's loving comments about TO.

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    Hello Doc,

    I have tried other methods to keep the sports forums under control and none of them have worked. Some members have started threads and used threats of thread deletion to try and get control over the thread. That has not worked either. Considering the number of complaints I receive regarding the behavior in the various sports threads, and the number of these PMs by far surpasses all other PMs I receive combined, there are two options. Either post in the official threads that are started be a moderator or run the risk of having the entire Sports Forum closed down. In the end, it does not matter who starts a thread, the mods have total control over it in any case.

    I am the only moderator willing to spend time moderating the sports threads. It takes way too much of my time and this is the only viable solution I have come up with. If members want to start their own threads there is no problem with that either. But any bad behavior or complaints resulting from posts in those threads will result in their closure and removal. My patience has run out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but what's with the moderators of this board starting their own threads? Is this allowed? Since when are moderators creating threads on forums they're supposed to moderate?

    I don't agree with moderators starting threads. Sorry, but that's how i feel about it. Moderators' duties are to moderate, not to start threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod 8 View Post
    Hello Doc,

    I have tried other methods to keep the sports forums under control and none of them have worked.
    I beg to differ. I think the discipline you imposed was beginning to work. Some of the members pushing their luck began to realize that you weren't one to mess with & were now being more careful with their words & their choices. I created my recent thread (with specific posting instructions) in order to allow people to praise a certain hockey team with rules in order to prevent a flame war/name calling. I think it was working except for one member who likely hadn't read the first post with the specific rules.

    I think having a thread (which we didn't really need) and call it FREE FOR ALL only encourages more nonsense. I doubt i'll be posting in it & i likely won't even bother reading it. I'll only read & post in the two threads i created. Just watch: only people looking to cause problems (a.k.a shit disturbers) will be posting in that thread. I'd be surprised if Leafs fans wind up posting in that thread, since there are no shit disturbers among Leafs fans, right?
    Last edited by Doc Holliday; 10-07-2010 at 09:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but what's with the moderators of this board starting their own threads? Is this allowed? Since when are moderators creating threads on forums they're supposed to moderate?

    I don't agree with moderators starting threads. Sorry, but that's how i feel about it. Moderators' duties are to moderate, not to start threads.
    I agree completely with Doc. How do you expect him to erase the tread or impose HIS rules on it and then threaten to take his ball and go home now.
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    This thread should be called 'Fifi for all'...

    Have fun !
    I have to go smash some white corolla's !

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    The season is now beginning to unfold as it should: Wings at the top, Leafs winless in their last three, and the Invisible Man padding his personal stats with a meaningless goal in yet another blowout loss by Canada's National Embarrassment.

    Ron Wilson might be an annoying human being and a coach who never went anywhere even with a GOOD team, but give him full marks for recognizing and publicly stating how freakin godawful bad the Leafs were last night.

    Dion is back to giving the puck away for no reason and Komi suddenly thinks he's Bobby Orr. News flash Komi: you're not even COLTON Orr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but what's with the moderators of this board starting their own threads? Is this allowed? Since when are moderators creating threads on forums they're supposed to moderate?

    I don't agree with moderators starting threads. Sorry, but that's how i feel about it. Moderators' duties are to moderate, not to start threads.

    What if a moderaotor is a former senior poster ?

    They should be allowed to remain a active participant in any forum, as long as they follow the rules...


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    Interesting discussion on Off the Record today as Michael Landsberg pointed out that Dion Phaneuf is already a minus 6 and was booed mercilessly by Leaf fans in his last home game.

    Landsberg asked what has gone wrong with the former Calgary star and pointed out that Calgary clearly wanted to dump him. In Landsberg's very accurate words, "Calgary didn't make the trade because they were in love with Matt Stajan." (Zing!)

    The panellists were clever enough to point out that Phaneuf had exactly ONE "great' year and ONE "good" year in Calgary before bottoming out. They noted that the NHL record book is filled with players who had ONE good year. They were also wise enough to question why Phaneuf was named captain without earning it. They also accurately observed that he is an immature, one-dimensional physical player with a good shot (not that the "good shot" has produced any results in the last year and a half - especially in Toronto).

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    Sutter had Phaneuf on the market for months (and no takers) then found a sucker in Burke
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    Hmmm...just an observation while passing through...

    Mysteriously missing from the "free for all thread" are any comments from the "KING" of "free for all", the member who has repeatedly attempted to turn all other threads into "free for alls"...just goes to show you when you turn a spotlight on a sneak, the sneak runs for the corner...kinda like a cock roach.

    Have fun,

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    Enjoy life my friends....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
    I beg to differ. I think the discipline you imposed was beginning to work. Some of the members pushing their luck began to realize that you weren't one to mess with & were now being more careful with their words & their choices. I created my recent thread (with specific posting instructions) in order to allow people to praise a certain hockey team with rules in order to prevent a flame war/name calling. I think it was working except for one member who likely hadn't read the first post with the specific rules.

    I think having a thread (which we didn't really need) and call it FREE FOR ALL only encourages more nonsense. I doubt i'll be posting in it & i likely won't even bother reading it. I'll only read & post in the two threads i created. Just watch: only people looking to cause problems (a.k.a shit disturbers) will be posting in that thread. I'd be surprised if Leafs fans wind up posting in that thread, since there are no shit disturbers among Leafs fans, right?
    So ... looks like ur predictions for this thread has been as good as the ones for the Leafs.

    Have fun !

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