Since I saw no announcement or warning of any kind, I figure I'll share my thoughts on the sports thread in the feedback area. This was my response to what I think is a ridiculous decision, posted on Yoly's Sports board thread:
I think this is ridiculous, and don't expect that I'll be likely to ever post a sports thread in the sports forum.
RCW not wanting to be bothered with not opening football threads doesn't seem justification enough to have a forum to me. And we don't keep threads alive long enough for it to matter. For the curly book club and the recipe forum, threads have a longer, less active life. Sports threads tend to have a very active life for a very short time, which goes against why the forums make sense otherwise. (And they don't overwhelm the board as politics threads were starting to w/ the upcoming elections)
This kind of "we're not even going to allow conversations to continue, or warn you, or accept opinions other than RCW's very public *****ing over and over" is the kind of crap which has made me take a hiatus several times this year. I just feel like - what's the point, can't actually continue a conversation over anything anyway, since everything gets broken up."
I just figured you should know that, since you might wonder why posters keep disappearing on you.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
Thanks for your note, Goldy. I'm happy to go either way, but I would like a poll, as I get a number of emails and PMs from folks who aren't comfortable posting on the boards about their preferences. I think an anonymous poll would be a great way to decide!