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I'm only going to say this once

In reading the threads, I've been distressed by one thing.  Therefore, I'm going to say this once and once only.

If you prefer to wait and see how things play out in the long term, and elect to take a patient approach in judging this draft (and anything, for that matter) that is your right.  If you want to express that, you, personally, want to take a patient approach here, and explain your reasoning, that's okay, and in many ways, it's admirable.  

But under no circumstances is it okay to chastise other posters for not sharing this viewpoint and deciding to express an opinion.  Once we get to the point where we're criticizing each other for wanting to put in their two cents about anything, we are going against the very nature of what this site is all about.  If you have a legitimate counterpoint to make, that's one thing, but when your sole contribution is to tell other people that they need to chill out, that crosses the line.

The following thoughts will receive warnings, and repeated offenses will receive temporary bans:

  • Comments that criticize posters for "complaining" or anything of the sort.
  • Comments that simply say "we need to see how this plays out," without any further thought. UPDATE: I didn't make this clear - what I mean are comments that respond directly to others by saying "we need to see how this plays out" without any further thought. I am not referring to comments that just say this off the bat or express that, personally, you would rather wait and see how things play out.  
  • Comments that criticize other posters' language, without any further thought.
  • Comments that chastise others for speculating and making educated guesses, without further thought.
(In case you're wondering - the "without further thought" part of those qualifications is key).

Bottom line: this goes back to the golden rule of the site.  Be respectful.  Understand that we're fans, and fans express opinions, speculate, make educated guesses and all that stuff.  This site just cannot function if that quality is taken away.

Comments are closed.  If you have any questions, e-mail me at mikeprada AT sbnation DOT com.