Good afternoon, 11x2-ers. I come bearing an important message.
While I am not the largest of football fans available here, I am quite the purveyor of goodwill between my fellow people. I understand the nature of sports and the inherent desire for competition ingrained into our very genetic code. As such, I also know that as a result of such happenings within the world, there are bound to be debates, often escalating past the point of simply being "heated."
To put it bluntly, disrespect will not be tolerated. I understand that not all of you share the same opinion on teams, league decisions, and so forth, but there comes a point where debate devolves into bickering, which then further devolves into something far lesser.
I know I can collectively count on you to up and down vote posts and comments to basically give pats on the back or slugs in the arm, but at no point should something turn into a back and forth of childish tantrum throwing.
Use your downvotes to say that you do or don't like something. Use your bubble votes if you see someone who continually adds to a conversation, or use them to point out someone who consistently derails for their own amusement.
If you have a problem with another member, my inbox is always, ALWAYS open (surely Mezzo would say the same). If you see something I missed or can help you in any way at all, shoot me a message and, if possible, provide me a link so I can get a closer look.
To drive the point home, I once again say disrespect will not be tolerated. Debate is encouraged, personal attacks regarding an opinion are frowned upon. If you have an opinion yourself, please articulate yourself in a manner that not only commands respect, but begets it.
If not, you're in for a paddlin'.