LOL Thanks Pawno.
This site is free and will always be free. I appreciate people willing to donate but I wouldn't accept it.
Here you can chat about anything that's not Warriors related.
ok, I dont want to pile on here or revive something that may be dying down but as I have been away from the board for a few days dealing with some personal issues, I feel the need to chime in... especially considering the mods have been "called out".
32, I am greately dissapointed in you for feeling the need to trash us on your way out. I, and a lot of posters here, respect your knowledge and we reasoned opinions on the Warriors and the game of basketball, but your behavior in this regard is much like a child throwing a tantrum for not getting their way.
There has been a growing trend lately of members PM'ing the mods asking for other members to be banned. We do not LIKE to ban people and it is a last resort. We DO want people to act like adults and try to have some understanding that as passionate fans (non passionate fans do not come to fan sites and post like we do) are not always going to share the same opinion. And you know what... that is what MAKES a place like this.
I can attest to the fact that at one point or another, I have gotten complaints about almost every one of the "regular" posters here. If we banned everyone that has gotten a complaint, very few of us would be left.
32, I have received more complaints about you then perhaps any other member.
Have I (we) banned you? No!
And you know what... the people that have complained have not quit the board or trashed us in threads because they did not get their way. They acted like ADULTS!
The fact remains is you have a LONG history with this other poster and to think that you dont have an agenda or a bias against him is naive at best. While I dont like some of the things this other poster said in a couple of posts, the mods have talked to him about it but again, we will be adults and move on. You have strong personal feelings about this poster and you want him gone. You did not get your way and now you resort to childish bashing and it is NOT DESERVED of a few people that devote free time to help out around here.
I am sorry 32 but in this situation, you need to GROW UP.
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Although I am not as active as I once was on this board, I still enjoy the place I try to stay up on the current talk here but it's like every time I log on there are a million new topics that mostly bash.. I saw where 32 mentioned Pest & Colt aren't around could someone fill me in on why because both were very valuable here..
As for 32 I tried to research what caused this latest spat even though I am aware that there has been a ongoing discontent with migya, (whom I have also had problems with as well in the past).. I saw where migya took offence to 32 telling migya "You're thinking from a homer perspective" with migya responding "Let's just start by keeping any name calling down", Maybe I can call you homo instead of homer" & also I see where migya try's to justify extremely ignorant statements as jokes in the Rhianna thread with 32 correctly pointing out yet another instance of ethical violation by migya
I am glad to see the Mods not rush to banning members & I would be very disappointed to see 32 leave the board & would like to ask 32 to not leave but just avoid convo & pot shots from/too certain people
Mods, migyas post's in the Rhianna thread should be deleted & addressed PEACE & Go Warriors......
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We all, regardless of whether we live 10 blocks, 10 miles, 10 states, or an ocean away from the Oakland Arena, clearly care enough about the Warriors to post on a forum about them. One thing that needs to stop in sports is people constantly questioning the fan credentials of other people. We're all fans. Like has been said before, I have to say I applaud the fans that are outside the U.S. for being so dedicated to a team that plays here.
For the record, and as Migya mentioned me as someone who understands him alot..............I am very open and honest and say what ever is on my mind.
However, this doesnt mean that I promote and allow anyone saying anything (obviously, given some of my past crusades )..............I do understand you Mig, mostly because you speak and post your humour in a very "I dont care what you think" way, which I do respect..............but sometimes it does go a little far, and I cant/dont agree with everything you say (the Rhianna thing was abit much, considering you made it sound quite serious and not like you were just being darkly humurous)
Anyway, never once have I thought that you should be banned............the "incident" which saw you have your mod status taken away was total bull sh*t, and a by product of people wanting to bring you down in the first place and using one contentious comment to do that.
Overall, alot of the problems and exceptions to comments like yours, mine and others who post dark humour outside the box............is objected to by either the "young" Americans (the ones I know to be young from when they stated their ages) and the Americans who believe that they are some kind of messiah here and feel the need to gather up the sheep and lead them out of the "darkness".
Obviously there are exceptions to the age thing..............but we have had so many discussions over the years regarding the difference in cultures and the acceptance/willingness to be open and accepting of others ways of being............it wont stop, and all we can hope for is to not have the "leaders" around that much, cuz they are the ones that cause the real trouble and totally dis-regard the fact that there are people in the world who exist outside their own way of thinking and being.
Anyway, hopefully things will be cool now.............weve tried over the years to promote an open-ness and transparancy to who we are with the "Reveal" threads and other things where talk about who we are as people, which should help............but overall, we are always going to have periods like this and when I think of the best times/threads/discussions I have had here, they were pretty much involving about 5 members, all of whom knew each other real well and could basically say anything to each other.............which is ideally how the whole board should be (and kind of was not that long ago) but is incredibly difficult to achieve.
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Wow. I read the forums 3-4 days a week and I had no idea it had come to this. I'd hate to see 32 go. I never really liked his anti-Nelson slant that began more than a year before most of the posters here realized they hated him (he was ahead of his time there). A shame.
One of the biggest problems is that the Warriors aren't what they were and that the only two guys who probably escape all attack are Beans and Ronnie, since they pretty much do what we all expect them to do. And maybe Az. Not too many people bashing him.
The rest... well. They all have die hard supporters and critics, and those battles are fought here every single day. After a while, folks get tired of other posters getting up on their soapbox every single day and bashing the Warriors they happen to like.
Nellie, Jack, Monta, AR, Wright, Maggs, Crawford, Macro, Watson... all these guys are both loved and hated by the Warrior faithful.
I've grown tired of most of the debate. I don't even care that much anymore what the Warriors do. I just want to watch basketball. The Warriors have been playing better lately, and that's been good to watch.
Anyway, I hope we don't lose anyone. Especially guys like 32 who know basketball and don't just post emotional responses every time the Warriors lose or a guy looks bad. He held off on posting any opinions on the Warriors in 08-09 until Monta came back, and he was right. We're a much different team than we were 6 weeks ago.
(GSW for life)
Exactly.............but its not really a case of whether a person who is from a more open and accepting land should be warned or banned when a comment isnt exactly clear.
Its just about people not launching instantly into some crusade without even bothering to try and understand that it is a simple case of cultural mis-understandings and differences.
Thats what has pissed me off with the recent stuff, is the whole "You are wrong, Im from America, this is how we do it, therefore you are wrong"..............if a "foreign" member even dared to state something that they did as fact and as a ruling force over something Americans do, then they would be destroyed.
More to the point, even if it is fact where your from............what the f*ck does it matter to the person who isnt where you from? why would they care and take that into consideration when those people are putting in that "Im better than you" way.
Whereas if people just learned to recognise and understand that things and ways of thinking do exist outside of their own culture (which if you notice, all of the foreign people here do with the Americans) and simply ask a question, instead of instantly going on the offensive..............then we wouldnt have the trouble we do of this nature.
Anyway, Ive had the best times here when Ive been open and able to speak plainly, without the risk of some douche (see, American word, just for you guys. ) taking it completely the wrong way..............and when that has happend, its largely been with the smart, free thinking Americans of the board, among others, and not the "Holyer Than Thou" crew.
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