posted at 5/15/2011 9:03 PM EDT
In Response to Re: _Moved_
[QUOTE]Harness, that's not what I said. I said posters should be allowed to say whatever they want about their rival team here . I've asked so many times now for someone to tell me where there's a Yankee board where posters are not allowed to have fun talking about the Red Sox. No answer yet. You know why? Because there is no such Yankee board on the Internet. You want to know why that is? Because Yankee fans would tell you to get lost if you told them what to do or say on their own board. And don't even compare Beni to Babe. Babe is a Yankee troll who hangs out 24/7 just to annoy posters. He also fills the board with his mocking, contradicting, questioning and slamming posts about the Red Sox. Babe is not on a Yankee board, no matter what your description of this board may be. As for your "double-standard" comment, that sounds alot like you believe this is and should be a neutral baseball board. Nonsense. Beni's posts are made with humor, wit and intelligence, and there are many posters who had fun posting there
. At least the ones that could take a joke and didn't put on a dress everyday just to sit down in front of a computer and harass posters on their own team's board. And posters should be responsible for their own reactions, they shouldn't be rewarded for thier behavior by getting rid of the person they didn't want here. Btw, what do you mean Beni returned? Where is his thread?
Posted by kimsaysthis
"Fun" can get out of hand. And from what you've told me, you witnessed it several times...first hand.
You never addressed why
posters took Beni's fetish seriously.
You only said it's on them. But never on Beni. That's what I mean by a double-standard. If you put yourself in a position to be needled continuously - even if it's meant to be good
- even if it's meant to witty
- even if it's meant to be "fun" - how would you react?
Judging from what I've seen in UR retorts, you are getting caught up in the same whirlwind as these "grown-up men". If it's all supposed to be in "fun", why is that?
If his threads don't bring out the "funny" side of some posters, what can you say about the nature of his threads? Is it that all
these NY posters that are to blame?
I've had many exchanges with Jessey and Steve and Jete and Zac - they aren't the kind to go off the deep end without a damn good reason. Others here will tell you the same thing. So, somewhere along the line, this "fun" turned serious.
I didn't ban Beni, Kim
. As you know, I've had his back when the forum turned on him. I don't like lynch-mob mentality. I know you don't either. I admire you for having his back. Just don't turn a blind eye to the repercussions of his threads
fault it is, that
is a primary source of origin.
I don't believe Beni is mean-spirited. I also don't believe he much cares about the ripples from his own actions. He should have given it some real thought all the time BDC had him quarantined. But he kept on his same fetish once he returned.
I don't think he wanted you to be hurt by gutter talk. But it happened.
I don't think he wanted to be banned. But it happened. And for the same reason.
When you and he and NY posters take this stuff seriously, things get out of hand. And there are hard feelings as a result.
To answer UR question, I saw him post around the end of the first week in May.
He reverted back to his old Pic. He had one post. He was asking one of the posters who frequents his threads what happened. I told him. Many were glad to see him return.
Not everybody wants him off this board. They just want to keep the dialog friendly
. That's all.