Below, words to live by, because several people here had very wrong impressions:
People who identify as fans of another team are not barred from posting opinions in a team forum area, even negative ones. The line is drawn at intentionally clowning and trash talk (ie. after their team wins and yours loses). That is the definition of trolling, not simple or even vehement disagreement.
What about calling members all kinds of names, insulting their intelligence, mocking them, and use of objectionable language?
Sure, that should and would get addressed. As will the post and poster of "get out of here troll you're not even a fan of team X" for starting it.
That is correct. Given his recent posts below ro1313 seems to think that the "safe haven" rule accords Als' fans special status in the Als forum:
Do you see Als fan in other team forums telling fans who they should hire....
Coming into a team forum and posting positive about someone who is not wanted on the team is not different than being negative towards someone who is liked on the team
Call it reverse trash talk
Ro1313 needs to understand that the safe haven rule only means that it's forbidden to taunt the Als or their fans in this forum. (Mind you since I'm first and foremost a CFL fan I don't like to see taunting in General either.) Otherwise all posters are to be accorded equal treatment under forum rules.
Like DM it's a foregone conclusion he is now the mod, and I don't really care, I can live with that, but his previous behaviour was totally contrary to what Sully posted. He and I had a set to and AFAIC it's over but I just wanted to make clear Sully set the ground rules and he has to abide by them, not his wrongful impressions previously.
..disregarding your interpretation of what is on topic and what is not (and believe me you're wrong) you've managed to contradict yourself in the same sentence...bravo...
...so it's either over...or...it's not...what is it? Please let's get this out in the open so I can make some decisions of my own here...I'm growing increasingly tired of the behavior here in the past few days...
Enlighten me, and BTW you’re the mod who called me a name for calling people names, something to the effect of “Hey Jerk don’t call people names.” So I hardly think you are the one to pronounce any fair judgments.
You did, in the banner at the top and I had a good laugh at the hypocrisy of it. And your impartiality is above reproach. It's like people here want a one party system, one mindset, lets have a little mean girls' bitchfest.
The only mindset, if I may be hypocritical, is to cheer on the Als, I would think, but apparently I'm wrong.
It wasn’t a post it was your little love note to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not crying about it, I’m just saying treat people equally and not your buddies differently
Vachon said a vulgar thing, I don’t know if anything happened to him but HfxTFC said something equally vulgar and is still here and nobody said a word about it. “Oh it’s retaliation, I can do what I want.”