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...I'd just like to say how thankful I am for the fans that make up this board. In looking at the petition to ban racist statements on tBB, it's becoming painfully apparent the differences between the psychological makeups of many fanbases. I'm beyond proud to see every single Michigan poster in there standing up for what's right, despite the idiocy and ignorance spewed by numerous other posters.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate every other fan standing with us, but the consistent high level of discourse, awareness and social consciousness, and appreciation for doing the right thing are all traits of this Michigan board, and, by extension, all of the fans who comprise it. We may joke about some people liking Drake, or some people having absurdly attractive wives, but when it comes down to it, I cannot recall a single instance where I've been upset, offended, or disgusted with a post on this board from a Michigan poster.
Now, before I go on any longer, I'd just like to end by applauding all our efforts at keeping the board clean, respectful, and appropriate for fans of all ages, races, sexual orientations, or creeds. Our moderators are top-notch, and every day on this board, I'm consistently reminded of why I'm a Michigan fan.
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The thread is getting lots of upvotes, but unfortunately, the people who oppose the petition are those that post the most. It is near impossible to make your opinion heard in there.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
I am shocked by the absolute ignorance of so many posters in that thread. And was it just me, or were there a lot of Buckeye fans opposing the movement?
This post was edited by Due51 21 months ago
I don't go to tBB that often now, too many idiots.
Go Blue and Go Titans!
Why was the "petition" thread locked and deleted here? There is obviously a ton of support for it from here.
+1, well said
We're pretty much the only consistent voices of reason in that thread on tBB, clearly we were needed somewhere other than this board.
I locked it, but I'm not sure who deleted it, or why it was deleted. What I said in that thread was that I completely agree with the premise of the petition, but that the best thing to do would be to contact the people in charge directly, as the last thing they want to see is any racist or homophobic language on our network.
I agree with you that we have a neat thing going here with Wolverine247. Credit goes to all of you guys for holding each other to a higher standard.
It was great to see the petition post started by a Michigan guy. I too was surprised to see many of the comments on that thread. I wouldn't generalize about fan bases though. The vocal ones are more likely just the lunatic fringe.
Is there any way to know what the raw number of up and down votes is?
It wasn't clear what the call to action is?
Todd, so what can/will they do to police it?
Upvotes - 154
Downvotes - 19
That doesn't explain why you locked the thread. We aren't allowed to discuss racism on tBB here?
This post was edited by WingedHelmet 21 months ago
Upvote for you my good sir.
It should not have been deleted. That is preventing the support it should get. This whole thing was started in the um/msu thread by both sides.
I'm not in charge, but I would imagine that if people send them specific examples, they'll take care of it.
Props to your fanbase as well. Really was a joint effort, and a pretty darn good one. Felt this was something that needed to be brought to the attention of everyone affiliated with the board; thanks a ton for all your input and support.
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