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You're more than welcome to discuss it. My thing was just that I thought the petition itself was unnecessary, when by far the best course of action would be to directly contact the people in charge when you see an offensive post. It's not like 247Sports is having an internal debate over whether or not those words/phrases are OK. We all know they're completely unacceptable, but the petition makes it look like it's up for debate. Again, I totally agree with the basic idea, but didn't agree with the chosen course of action.
It really shouldn't even be needed, considering the first rule in the guidelines is this:
1. No offensive language or images (swear words/cuss words, sexist, racist, religious) - including variations of offensive language with different spellings or letters omitted, etc.
If the people using them don't like the rules, then why did they even join in the first place?
Go Blue and Go Titans!
I dunno. It's 247 board so they can regulate it however they want. I've never gone on any other forum on the 247 network other then this one so I'm oblivious to this issue. But I've always felt like people should be able to say whatever they want. At least then you know what you're dealing with.
There needs to be a clear call to action in the petition.
Todd, 247 also needs to have a clear policy on what is acceptable and how users can "easily" follow AND help police the policy.
Sending an email to "the management" when somrone sees a racist rant wont ever make a long term impact.
For example the petition's call to action could be for 247 to explicilty lay out its policy and how/when to ban someone and how/when to have a post deleted. There might also be a request to add what is usually is common feature of having a flag button next to every post for anything that violates the policy. That way posts and posters can be easily identified.
Now I'm only ever on mobile so I dont know if any of this is already implemented.
Per Todd's other point thus doesn't need to be a public request/petition. It needs to be a request from users, employees, or a from of mods that have influence.
This post was edited by Uncle Newt 21 months ago
I do think it'd pretty much eliminate the offensive language if the moderators are immediately made aware. I assume they'll delete the posts and ban the posters, so the message will be clear that that behavior is unacceptable.
Agree whole-heartedly. This is a classy group of Michigan fans if I do say so myself.
Once again the leaders and best taking charge.
Not according to tBB mods, check their conversation about "us" in the LNC thread, starting somewhere around 2am
Sounds like the Mods aren't doing their job on tBB. Anyone agree? And they just deleted the massive complaint about it.
It is joke right now. People questioning the fact that certain mods call posters against bigotry "pansies" and/or state they won't do anything about it and it will pass over, get banned, while those throwing out bigoted statements get a slap on the back from the mods.
This post was edited by xxmgobluexx 21 months ago
Can you document all the examples?
Its amazing you were banned...you started the petition. Its like China, give a little power to some regional official and they abuse it.
If I was at a laptop maybe, as it is, I am on a mobile and banned for a week.
Should be more efficient at work this week. :)
SpartanRocky, SteveSchneider, and several Michigan fans deserve the credit. They pushed for it and wrote it, I just posted it.
You just wanted up votes....
Seriously, I echo your sentiments. And yes, there is a giant difference between the fan bases beyond the general "we don't poop in coolers."
If only you guys could read all the VIP comments in this thread.
Fellow 247 Posters:
A group of us have been alerted to the fact that the Blue Board, the flagship board of 247, has and continues to be t
Jeebus, the non-VIP comments are bad enough.
What about sexual harrassment. I feel like abusing butte a little. Ya know, rub him him, make him uncomfortable? Is that ok?
O m g I just clicked that. Uneducation is Like a spreading disease in ohio.
Oh but you must share your favorite 1 or 2!
We are college football
Goes on for several pages.
This is pathetic. A few things I really am ashamed of about that.
1) Even the good mod, Aussie, has stated he will just stay away from tBB. That means he won't be doing his job at all.
2) They all seem to think it's only Michigan posters and that it is a North-South issue. Leave it to them to make it a sectional issue.
3) The mods, and most of the posters there, actually believe that racism and sexism is less vulgar than swearing.
4) They believe we are all pansies for not wanting to be associated with bigotry.
5) It's time the staff get's rid of Aussie and MarineMountie as mods. I used to like Aussie, but this did it. Both are intentionally misusing or not using their powers and are denying their responsibilities.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
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