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how they let us more or less "police" our own board when attacked by trolls. We've had a few during my 25 months on the CheckerBoard, and the way the board has responded has been very impressive. So here is to you, my fellow posters for being great at protecting our house without having to run to the Mods to get someone banned . . .
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
Well said, volviking. You make a very good point. We say it all the time, and it really is true: The biggest reason this board remains a friendly, mostly troll-free place to talk about UT sports is the fact that you all do an unbelievable job of policing this board yourselves.
We certainly do our share of moderating, and there are times when we have to quietly address some issues behind the scenes. But we really haven't had to blacklist or ban many people at all to make our point to trolls or other posters causing problems, and that's because of you guys, so thank you!
This post was edited by Ryan Callahan 17 months ago
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If I am still around I think we have done a pretty good job plus 1 viking
Ain't that the truth... +1
Nice post vv. This is why it is such a great place to hang out. I guess you could say we're all on the Neighborhood Watch Program. +1
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
You said it Carolina. +1 I just wish our chief enforcer would make a quick return!
Thanks, Volviking. This really is the best place for UT news and the best UT fan board...by a mile. Wes, Ryan and Kevin do a wonderful job and my fellow posters on here do as well.
Thanks to all!
"What did he do? All he did was score!" - John Ward
Agreed- we would have rolled over a Denver type troll!
Who knew some words on a screen could get you banned? If I was him I would be pissed. I've been a subscriber under another name for 2 years. Somebody that has been a member for that long with no issues deserves some more respect. JMO
He knew what he was getting in to- still funny what he did!
Go read the bored thread.
This post was edited by OrangeVol79 17 months ago
30 months here.
What do the 247 mods thinks going to happen when members go to rival boards? Just because Vandy fans are too ignorant to realize whats going on doesn't mean some one should get banned. I like it over here. Don't get me wrong, but it's just a message board for fans. I think it's being taken a little too serious.
This post was edited by Tree3587 17 months ago
I would be interested to know if the Michigan fan that came to our site talking smack got banned. If that hadn't of happened, I doubt Denver would have felt comfortable doing the same thing.
I do agree that we should limit the smack talk, but Denver felt remorse, unlike the Michigan fan, and tried to delete the thread. He even changed the title asking Barton to delete it.
And the things he posted were innocent.. No profanity. He didn't single out a poster and attack him. I thought it was a fun jab. Something I'd laugh at if a Bama fan posted something similar on our site. JMO
I must have missed all this lol
You ACV missed on heck of a ride from Denver yesterday, and I argued that he should be reinstated. I was wrong though. Denver predetermined that he wanted to troll. Was egged on by other posters such as myself. Shame on me. Then went and did said trolling on the vandy board. Result was a ban. I hate it for Denver, do want him back, but woke up this morning and realize we have to play by the same rules as everybody else.
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Please, for the love of God, don't let this change! This is the only board I even think to get on anymore because of the culture here. I haven't seen a board for any team or sport that comes close to touching this one, but I worry about it getting more popular. I will gladly give ya'll my money!
“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.”
― Winston Churchill
It's not going to change as long as everyone builds off the foundation that was built early on here.
This site is already one of the five largest in the 247Sports network, and the culture here hasn't changed yet, so I don't see why it would change in the future. With your help, I expect this to remain the great community you all have made it.
When did we crack the top 5? Last time I remember seeing something about where we ranked compared to other sites on the network, we were just outside the top 5 (either 6 or 7)...
Your team. All the time.
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