This CFL fan forum has been hijacked by about a group of perhaps 100 people, that make up the rules as they go along, and only allow opinions in line with their
s. I am speaking of the entire forum as a whole and it has been like this for years now. How many people have been chased away over the years? Some sections go weeks without any posts, private team forums have been forced to start own forums not affiliated with the CFL because of the bias forum here. Its really become a joke.
I am finally going to sit down and write a letter (snail mail) to the CFL head office about this site and what a downright joke it is, just the overall tone. Many die hard CFL fans here are banned or have posts removed. If there was a way to show just how many CFL fans have been banned, it would be an eye opener
My oldest brother for instance, signed up a few years ago, a moderate fan, his passion for the CFL is not what it was some years ago, but still a fan. He signed up, getting ready for the CFL season, and was Not banned, but had his first post removed, they did not like his opinion. Just the tip of the Ice burg. He never came back.
Over on the Rough Rider forum, even the mention of Mike Kelly in passing is a threat of banishment, not to mention Bishop.
The mods are not fair and balanced, all opinions should be allowed, it`s really gotten out of hand. I will address my very polite well written letter to the CFL office, copy to the Commissioner as well. Am sure I will be mocked for this, but you know that will only help prove my point .
Now if the CFL forum was say not affiliated with the CFL, that would be fine to run a biased unbalanced forum, it`s a free country, but the CFL official forum should be open to ALL fans and ALL opinions, even when these opinions go against the moderators of the day.
The only way I see this forum becoming fair and balance is to remove the moderators. Am NOT talking about removing current mods to replace with new mods, that would not help I do not believe.
The way the moderation currently works, it only feeds into the culture of corruption here, really just is not working.
It would be better just to limit moderation to personal attacks and bad language. But it has to be fair, the way it is now personal attacks are fine on people that hold "unpopular opinions" shall we say.
I realize it`s hard to find unbiased people, how many people are unbiased, non partisan, probably impossible. So are better off limiting moderation to personal attacks, even personal attacks on a poster that is not with the "in crowd" here.
And if that can not be done, better off with no mods even.
The CFL official forum should be interested in one thing only, bringing new people to the great CFL game, and not banning them because they hold a different opinion than the small click of regular posters here.
Just look at the mocking I will receive for this post, assuming first that the mods do not just remove it.
Absolutely going to write that letter over the next few days.