NFL  > General NFL  > What is a message board?
December 18, 2011, 10:34 AM
Is it a place to be spammed to death every two days? Is it the freaks who pretend to be famous people, is it people who like to cuss and get drunk, is it place to meet new people, a place to share ideas and conversations, a place to vent your frustrations on occasion, or a place to get pissed off and share why the world is the greatest or worst place ever? YES...it is all the above apparently, so now the question becomes tolerance of others.
I personally find the celebrity dupes way more entertaining than say the less-than-average dupe, who has no friends on his friend list and appears only when trying feed himself with stirring the pot.
The bottom line is, some of us have made good friends here, and dispiite the less than desirable shape this site is in, still come back because we like the few the proud the dozen.
I would hope with the New year coming, all of us could represent some semblence of tolerence, myself included.
dawn
December 18, 2011  10:36 AM ET

If you are interested in tolerence, please leave a comment!

December 18, 2011  11:56 AM ET

I guess bickering wins out over tolerence...shocking!

December 18, 2011  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE:

.... because we like the few the proud the dozen ....

I liked your post ... but a message board has to be about more than just a dozen regulars. Most people who take football seriously stay from NFL threads because of all the goofy immature <hit.

December 18, 2011  12:22 PM ET

I'm for tolerance! I think your thread keeps getting kicked down the page with the on-line streaming crap....keep bumping.

December 18, 2011  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I liked your post ... but a message board has to be about more than just a dozen regulars. Most people who take football seriously stay from NFL threads because of all the goofy immature <hit.

I agree it should be more than a dozen, I was referencing a certain group that was created 3 years ago. This place has lost a lot of good posters. Mostly due to spam IMO,

December 18, 2011  12:42 PM ET

I guess we will see how serious people are about tolerence. I am here making the thread, so it's up to the rest of you now.

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December 27, 2011  02:19 AM ET

Tolerance........ one definition is; sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own.

In response to this with my own thoughts, I see a lot of things going on here that I myself can and cannot tolerate. The famous people characters (which is a fantasy outlet of sorts for whoever is doing it), is no hair off of my back. But then again, I've been a part of "Virtual Places", a chat place where you can be anyone you wish, and I've worn Alan Jackson or George Strait avatars........so, I cannot condemn those who do something I've done... albeit in a different type of virtual environment..........Most people know this is a fantasy and leave it at that.

To meet new people, one has to be accepting of a differing opinion, culture, and ideas. Being quick to judge someone because of suspicions of being a dupe, troll or whatever, would be detrimental to any kind of friendship (and conversations, ideas exchange) from developing. Now, in my opinion one who trolls is the lowest of life forms. Someone who has a dupe account, but is respectable in conversations and exchanges is a different story, but that's just me. I can be friends with most everyone......I don't tolerate trolls very well, and those kinds of people are very recognizable, such as Mr Phallus, as I called him. I don't even remember his real screen name now.

I can go on and on, but the longer one of these comments are, the less chance people will take time to read it. But, I agree that the coming year, we all can be friends "IF" we all really wanted to. But, it requires effort and TOLERANCE of others' ideas and the way they do things.

December 27, 2011  02:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Too me?A message board is a place for posters ,friends,too meet and talk about anygoddamn thing they feel like talking about, It ain't'just about sports', go too the TnR boards and after the 16 pages? the subject changes,want sports, 'period' ? try a blog, good luck cuz it ain't about 'all sports' nither.

It's human nature to have discussions and subjects change every ten minutes. At an office party, for instance, several people are standing around having a conversation. The subject(s) can range from 2 or 3 to several in a matter of minutes. One person will say something, or a key word, that will bring up a memory in another, and they'll say something about what they remember, and it goes on and on. It's not much different in virtual, because there are real people behind each and every monitor, and what's being discussed triggers memories or stories in another.

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December 27, 2011  08:57 AM ET

interesting piece JAck, Is this one of yours?

December 27, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I guess bickering wins out over tolerence...shocking!

It's called bragging-rights, O' "Bearded-Clam".

You wouldn't understand. It's a testosterone-thing.

 
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