hollus wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 01, 2023 8:37 pm
Just for the record, it is not OK. Daily, it is not OK.
Negative posts daily are not OK and positive posts daily are also not OK. Responding daily to counter the daily negative posts just adds to the problem, as does responding daily to counter systematic positive posts.
My point, the problem is in the DAILY part. That is spam.
Negative posts are welcome... if they are reasonable and justified, add new perspectives, etc. And ideally a tad novel, thanks. and definitively in moderation
Trumpeting "this sucks" systematically just to poison the air should and often does get you warnings and eventually a ban if it repeats. Similarly repetitive positive posts should too, but they are more tolerated for reasons that I hope are obvious.
Now, we are guilty of on occasion (often?) failing to notice the slow, drip, drip, drip repetition sufficiently. Like in the example of a frog inside slowly heating water, the occasional glance might miss it. Maybe we could do a better work, but erring on the side of caution is, partly, by design.
Thanks for the reply Hollus,
As I have said before I'm absolutely cool with criticisms and as you intimate, it's a case of balance.
But this is the problem, it's totally devoid of balance in the Merc thread. It's literally an exercise in mudslinging, be that the car, the management etc etc. On other team threads there is a more amiable and constructive discourse that leads to disagreements, agreements and debate, which is healthy. For example we know Ferrari are shite at strategy, McLaren have had many false dawns, Aston are punching way above their weight. These will draw comments to the reality, and all is fair.
Even the said parties that frequent the Merc thread negatively, do so in other team threads positively. And this is the contentious issue, because it then becomes abundantly clear they occupy that space to sh*t stir.
As a marker of it, my posts are clear mapping of opposition to that incessant negativity.
A great thing about this website is the cumulative data and breaking snapshots or news as it happens in many threads, its easily accessible and can integrate social media and youtube. So when you go to a post and then see negative replies or a story spun negatively it loses any semblance of the usefulness that other team threads enjoy.
Another great thing about this website is that you easily check posts made by certain users, which readily indicates that this is pattern behaviour.
I mean why else would the fan of one team frequent the team thread of the rival team as the most posted topic?
It is a real pertinent question, and of course I'm not calling for draconian measures of censure. I wanted to raise awareness to it, and this has now been done.