for users to communicate directly with the moderators.
And when a moderator attacks a user,
the user has the right to know which moderator it was,
and should have the opportunity to respond.
If this gets deleted I will scream 1984 - because obviously, as users, we have the right to discuss the way this site works.
What has happened to Talking Chop? Last year there were new fanposts every day.
There was a living and vibrant community, lots of posts, lots of responses, some good some bad, but an active community none the less. I was totally fine with some less than valuable posts, because at least it was fresh, and i felt like I was connected with lots of fans.
I find myself coming less because there is hardly more info on this site anymore than the braves home page.
I know it started when people turned really cold on each other and started tearing each other down for their posts, I am sure that detoured a lot of people from posting.
It also seems that substantially more posts are being removed based on increasingly rigid rules.
Where is the fun and playfulness that this fan site had last year?
We have moved all of our comments to "rosterbation threads" and the main posts, which, in my opinion, has dried this place up. And this is my opinion, and I have a right to it, and I welcome responses of all variety because that's what discussion boards are all about..
I am not going to address my personal frustrations or specific cases because those aren't the point. Still - I am a phd student, braves fan for life, three year active participant in this site, and a respected speaker. If I post something that has less than extreme value, it's probably because there hasnt been a new fan post in days, and that alone bothers me.