Being easy-going and understanding hasn't worked for me here. Some people are to socially immature to self-censor and the more freedom I give, the more some folks will take advantage of it.
Think about some if the screen names I allow, including the guy whose buddies feel the need to start a thread in his honor.
I can't see everything on here. I'm sure I and the other moderators miss inappropriate posts. So the "but someone has written worse things than me" excuse doesn't work. Everybody is responsible for himself or herself.
The thing is, if you're a habitual offender, sooner or later you'll be found out. And there are long-time posters on here who are good at reporting disrespectful posters, flamers, trolls, etc. because they care about the board.
These folks and others who show that it's about the community and good, mature Hawkeye talk get the benefit of the doubt from me. Those people that act like it's about them and disrespect others, don't receive that courtesy.
Again, all are welcome to join this community. We approve most requests to post here. But you're anonymous guests on the free boards. As I said, there are many posters on here who are preferred guests, a status earned over time. This isn't the Wild West. We have rules and a decorum to be followed.
Guys it's the leadership over in iowa city they feel like they have arrived and all of us idiots out here will just keep buying what there selling. Quit buying the product will help but I'm afraid this is more internal and a top down thing which will be very difficult to ever fix. I hope im wrong
"Know your role and shut your mouth because the People's Champ is ready to talk!"