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Fair Warning To All

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by osugrad21, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    After speaking with some of the veteran Admins and seeing we are all in agreement, I think it is only fair to post this warning/wake-up call.

    BuckeyePlanet was not built upon a foundation of smack talk and insult.

    BP was built as a forum of open opinion and open discussion for all fans. That premise includes visiting fans who will likely be wearing (insert school colors) blinders. We've had excellent posters from all over the country who have become regulars because of this approach.

    Until an opposing fan breaks the set rules of BP, their opinion is as valid as any tOSU fan's opinion. Debate, discuss, and present your present your fact-based argument.

    However, the name-calling, trolling, and instigating will not be tolerated. If you choose to go to another board and act like an idiot that is on you...if that mess comes back to BP, it is on you and will be handled here also.

    Enough is enough.
    Bucks21, NJ-Buckeye, matcar and 5 others like this.
  2. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    Now that we are having an open discussion about it... I feel like BP can be a harsh environment just like any other discussion board. We are tight knit, but we can be assholes too.

    I remember when I first joined, I got so much negative rep simply for expressing some doubt in the 2011 season. I didn't take it personally of course, but it didn't encourage me to post here either. Thank god I got over that hump.
    TDunk and osugrad21 like this.
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I dunno, this sounds like ding whining to me.

    NJ-Buckeye likes this.
  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Thank you Capo. Policing ourselves should be easier as well but there is a growing element that tends to migrate towards the attitudes found on some "other" websites. This is the only Buckeye website I frequent and has been since I joined nearly a decade ago. Keeping it tops is important. Thanks to the mods for recognizing our slippage.
  5. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I agree with the above because sometimes I think that we antagonize the opposing fan and then when they come back at us things start to go south.

    I can remember the first Iona poster. He seemed like a pretty good guy and I was having a fairly good discourse with him. I then went off the board late in the day and the next day when I came back he was banned. I do not go back and look through the entire thread but it sounded like we started saying things about Iona as a school so he came back with some comments about Ohio State. If we are going to give, we must also take or not give IMO
    Bestbuck36 and osugrad21 like this.
  6. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    As someone who's a fan of another team and who visits pretty frequently, I've found it's pretty simple for visiting posters:
    1. Don't post stupid, inflammatory shit.
    2. Expect a shorter leash than Buckeye fans have. This is to be expected on nearly every board regardless of affiliation.
    3. Bring insightful analysis about your own team when necessary.
    4. Never post immediately after Buckeye losses. My first post came a few years ago in this fashion and I got hit pretty hard, and rightfully so.
    5. Think about what you're posting before you post, and defer on the side of not posting if you even think it'll get you in trouble.
    muffler dragon likes this.
  7. scott91575

    scott91575 Resident hater

    This is going to make Michigan threads much less entertaining. I know this is all about the Iona thread, but let's face it, much worse has been said about Michigan, Wisconsin, Alabama, and well, just about every other team in college football and basketball. I appreciate the warning, but there is a long history of this stuff on the board, and there are many threads that now need to be nuked if this is the case.
  8. sepia5

    sepia5 JoePa apologists = Pendejo

    Perhaps an exception for anything related to Michigan is in order?
    buckeyes_rock likes this.
  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Disagree. I see a major difference in an Iona thread vs. any of the schools you listed. Back and forth is expected...but going out of your way to be a straight up asshole is not going to be tolerated.

    We did not specify anyone but since you have come forward, let's discuss it publicly. You can make as many excuses or comparisons as you wish but we all know the truth here. The Iona fans were trolled into getting banned whether on the boards or via PMs. That is ridiculous.

    If the shoe fits...change your size. Otherwise, BP members will be removed. Period.
    bigdog3300 and MD Buckeye like this.
  10. scott91575

    scott91575 Resident hater

    Well, I am going to completely disagree here. We have threads ragging on Lane Kiffen, Bret Bileima, Nick Saban, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and many others that are just as brutal and long running (over many years) that are not in response to other team's trolls and even have titles that are inflammatory added by the mods. I know, you feel bad for the little guy. Yet the first posts were not bad at all, and one person got worked up over it (someone who came back and agreed our assessment of them was right). I made a sarcastic post on that matter, and well, let's just say the Iona fans were not very good in response even though it was not even meant for them.

    I know you are trying to look out for the little guy here and feel bad for them, but this policy needs to be policed for all. If you are going to do it, have some consistency. That means all schools, not just little Iona. That is all I am asking.
  11. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Trolls will out themselves as trolls. They don't need to be coaxed into it.
  12. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    You don't see the difference in "fucking with" a college football coach and setting up an opposing fan into being banned?


    No one is looking out for the little guy...
    osugrad21 likes this.
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Seriously? I'm speechless. If you don't see the difference in trolling new posters and digging on big name issues, I can't help you there. You sound pretty defensive to me bro. Either way, you've been warned about what we expect and demand on BP.
  14. Tonyank

    Tonyank BuckeyeNation 4 Life

    Fuck Meatchicken ???
  15. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    and the same to Indiana:)

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