By Decentric - 2 Aug 2019 9:30 AM
I've been posting on sports forums for 13 years.
Now we've re-established this forum after a nameless person tried to destroy it, this is the best sports forum I've been on by some margin.
Conversely, some posters in Inside Sport Cricket also post on the Inside Sport FTBL forum. It has declined so much in recent times that a plethora of erudite posters have left in droves to be replaced by many young, infantile and immature trolls, and, some grumpy old men who are rampant cynics seeking conflict.
Whirlpool's Cricket section is okay, but quite impersonal. We've tried to recruit five of their good guys here, but with little success, although two have promised to have a look.
Whirlpool's Mods stifle discussion by having minimal access to starting new threads ( they constantly close the new threads down claiming others already exist) and stifle discussion by limiting successive posts too. The Mods here create a scenario where discussion can be created much more easily.
To see this forum operating so well compared to the current manifestation of FTBL, is salutary.
I've already met up with two other IS Cricket posters face to face, even though we live in different states/countries. It looks like I should be able to get one IS Cricket participant into Tas Crick Assoc Members to watch some free cricket for a few games.
By Decentric - 22 Sep 2019 10:16 AM
As a former short term Moderator, as long as you stick to cricket discussion, even if emotional, according to the guidelines set down by the site owner, it is totally acceptable to have passionate debates on topic.
Abusive, racist, sexist, misogynistic and trolling comments are unacceptable though. Also, some discussions can tend to drift off topic.
You and Paddles are probably similar in the way you post.
You both bring a lot of cricket content, knowledge and strident opinions to the forum, which is welcome.