Quote from: Britishbulldog on June 12, 2016, 10:55:28 PMQuote from: sniper55 on June 12, 2016, 03:28:57 PM
I didn't say that you needed university level English classes to have interesting discussions. Saying "all of our players are great, and anyone that doesn't agree with that are downers", doesn't create that kind of "debate".
Nobody should be ridiculed for their opinion, but at the same time, if you're going to call others downers (I don't mean you in particular, just an example) because they don't share the same opinion, then of course those posts are going to be more criticized than others.
Don't get distracted by the 'downers' point and lose the fact that is being shared here. Recently it has been better but overall typically the mocking, belittling, etc has been pathetic over the last few years.
Being on this site for many, many years I can say that I have seen the community here lose some great posters in exchange for arrogant ones that try to nit pick every sentence or even words to create a counter point when someone is looking to share a basic thought. Simple as that.
If you haven't noticed that when some hockey fans have tried to post some ideas they have... then good for you. If you are saying it doesn't happen here then you are naive so brace yourself for when it does happen to you.
Not saying that at all. It's an internet forum, of course that's going to happen. You're right in saying there is occasionally some mocking, but at the same time, there are also some well thought out posts that are brushed off as being pessimistic. It goes both ways.
If I post an opinion that's probably unrealistic, I'm not going to be surprised when there are a few snarky replies.
Just so I don't derail the thread too much, I would generally lean towards taking a slightly more patient approach and letting the team develop at it's own pace. It allows the team to have more cap flexibility in a few years when you're hoping to be a contending team. By then, you have a better idea of the teams needs based on the core that you are trying to build now.