Where are the worst trolling/flame wars on BigSoccer?

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by DevilDave, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. DevilDave

    DevilDave Member

    West Bromwich Albion/RBNY/PSG/Gamba Osaka/Sac Republic
    United States
    Sep 29, 2001
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    West Bromwich Albion FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a fun poll question (and possibly a service to BigSoccer administrators/moderators), I was wondering where people think the problem of trolling is the most epidemic on this widely-used message board.

    Personally, I've seen some of the alternatively funniest and yet most blatantly vulgar stuff on MLS: Fan Rivalries. I thought personal attacks were against the Terms of Service?
     
  2. AndrewGK

    AndrewGK New Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    Dublin, Ohio, USA
    They are.

    However, the TOS are selectively enforced.
     
  3. AndrewGK

    AndrewGK New Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    Dublin, Ohio, USA
    Case in point today. My yellow card.

    Others violate TOS. They never see yellow cards. I point out to others that they are acting like jackasses, and I see yellow.

    Nice.
     
  4. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    The explanation of your yellow card is infinitely broader than that.
     
  5. Premium Members get yellow cards too? Wow!
     
  6. AndrewGK

    AndrewGK New Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    Dublin, Ohio, USA
    I would be extremely interested to hear this "infinitely broader" explanation of my yellow card. All I got was a terse sentence in my PM box. Meanwhile, those who truly make life miserable for others on BigSoccer, and those who blatantly violate the rules that YOU set down, have carte blanche, and now the inmates run the asylum.

    Huss, as far as I'm concerned, the Terms of Service don't exist, because they certainly are not enforced.

    Something is obviously wrong here.
     
  7. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1) The initiator here misses the point. MLS Rivalries exists as a kind of flypaper. It provides an outlet for blatant troling which WOULD be sanctioned if done elsewhere.

    The rules there are different, and rightly so. BS provides different atmospheres for different tastes. Most good folks have the great good sense to steer clear. If you wander in, you can't say you weren't warned.

    Put it his way: if you're opposed to nudity, stay out of strip joints. Just don't tell the rest of us we can't stock up on dollar bills and write "sucker" on our foreheads if we want to.

    2) Goodbye Andy. You never learned that simply being a pain in the ass does not mean you're a Crusader for the right. Sometimes it just means that you're a pain in the ass. And eventually, everybody just gets tired of you.
     
  8. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think flaming and trolling are two different issues. Like Bill said, flaming in MLS:R is done there instead of it happening on either the regular MLS boards. One could say the same about World Rivalries. True trolling, from what I can tell, is dealt with pretty quickly on the boards I frequent.

    As for flaming on the Politics board, even that doesn't always get in the way of the purpose of the board itself. But I could be wrong.
     
  9. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Seems appropriate, considering flaming has been the essence of republican (with a small 'r') politics since beginning of time, no?

    And yeah, I like that we have Rivalries forums where posters can smack, troll and flame to their heart's content so that it doesn't affect real soccer discussions.

    I used to frequent the Politics forum but I stopped after I realized certain posters were always going to piss me off. I enjoy reading and joining politics discussions and many of the threads were quite informative, but you have to weigh the benefits against the costs. Yeah, jumping off tall buildings is a rush like none other, but if you don't like breaking your bones in 20 different places, it's probably not worth it.
     
  10. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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