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BlueNoteworthy wrote:I said, I wasn't going to respond. However, as glen and Comrade responded constructively, I will. It is not an issue of how thick my skin is. It is an issue of why I came to the site. I came to the site to talk hockey, especially the Blues. I did not come to the site to exchange banter and jokes with strangers. I have real life friends for that. They just do not happen to be die hard Blues fans, so I came here to discuss the Blues with people who follow them as closely as I do. Unfortunately, when the vast majority of the posts are jokes and insults, I am not getting that for which I came. If there was a vibrant discussion of hockey and the Blues, I would have gladly stayed and let Viper and sseagle say whatever they want. There isn't. In my short time, anytime there was one, a senior member would crack some jokes and divert the topic.
So while I agree with Comrade that changing the way people interact will not bring in new members, it will lessen the number of new members who leave. You can have all the fancy web design in the world, but very few people are going to continue coming to a fancy web site if the only content is not-funny jokes and insults. Keep the jokes, just make sure they are not mean spirited and do not derail discussions. Also add more actual hockey discussions of substance. Then when new members come, they can talk hockey until they get acclimated. Then they can join the friendly fire if they so wish. Having 3 of the dozen active posters telling a new member his thread is stupid and he is a terrible fan is a good way to drive away people who might have been good additions to the site. Maybe I am wrong, and my skin is thin. Take it for what its worth, but that is how I see it.
STLADOGG wrote:I got dogged on too, on this forum but it's all good. Just don't take it personally.
There are other options but I love this place.
Btw...I am decent a Photoshop if that helps curt.