I would like to start by saying that I love this board and that I truly appreciate the contributions of the vast majority of the people who have posted here over the last few years. When I first discovered bigsoccer I felt like I was in heaven. I spent countless hours on multiple boards thrilled to be part of actual soccer discussions for the first time in my life. Unfortunately, after a few months I came to see that a large ammount of it was crap, petty disputes, clique-fights and general trolling. All of this, however, was absent in the Arsenal forum and so while I slowly stopped visiting the other boards I eventually made this one my start-up page. OK, I say it was absent but I'm sure there were a few trolls here and there. That all ended when we won the last Double and a slow trickle of trolls grew and grew and grew into the situation we have now. It's getting harder and harder to have a discussion around here without having someone pop in and try to throw it off course by spouting something inflamatory, and I for one am getting sick of it. If I'm the only one then I apologize to everyone for using up the time it's taken you to read this and the bandwidth needed to post it, but from reading the boards I don't think that I'm alone. The fact that it has gotten to the point where one manu fan has told another to "shut up" in one of our threads (Motterman, you get a gold star in my book for that) tells me that something needs to be done. I've always felt that we have a strong community here, so I started this thread and poll as a means of trying to sort it out ourselves.