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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #135 on: April 24, 2018, 01:41:43 AM »
If anyone wants to  carry on the conversation that this thread has turned into today...feel free to do it via PM to whichever members of the moderation/admin team you'd like.


Which is what I did and stated in part:

"...it's not that people are offended by what one says but how it is said, phrased, and deliberately thrown in general to a poster's face, as if whatever the poster is saying either amounts to nothing or that the person is made to look and feel dumbed down.

...Don't get me wrong, there have been some very good and wonderful posters around that make this site all the better, without fear of reprisal or severe talkback.  Unfortunately, there are a few who've managed to overpower the good conversationists out there, and thus spoil it for the many by the few.).

If TMLfans is to become a more inviting and less devisive site, then let the people who wish to post, write, and discuss subject matters differently, to engage and be involved without fear of verbal retribution, put downs, or even verbal 'bullying' by those who choose to sound superior over others.

Perhaps there is a way to get around and for one to administer their complaints should the need necessitate -- the "Report to Moderator" button.  I have never used it, for the life of me, I don't know why.  Maybe only once and that was for something different.  If you could politely remind the posters of that button, and should someone need to use it to lodge a complaint, etc., that you moderators will look into it and respond to the poster via personal message.  That is probably the best way to go about it.

Pressing the "Ignore" button that is simple to do, but not when someone gives one a verbal putdown or brushback, however we may call it.  In this case, the "Report to Moderator" would serve it's purpose more fruitfully."
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« Reply #136 on: April 24, 2018, 02:36:16 AM »
I gotta say Polak has looked serviceable too. Still prefer Johnsson to Komarov though.
I agree about Polak.  I love his physicality and it seems like he is getting a lot of shots on net from the point.

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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #137 on: April 24, 2018, 03:42:15 AM »
I think the main reason readership/comments are disappearing is because message boards themselves are archaic, not because of the types of discussions happening on this board. I'm glad that some people have stuck around, but not surprised that many haven't.

This is the key point for me. This is one of only 2 boards that I would use that is still relatively active. For example the first hockey board I ever used was for my local Belfast Giants, it was hugely active but Facebook and Twitter have taken over and in fact the forum on it has had about 6 posts in the last 4 years now. This one has survived in spite of those outside influences and changes.

Personally as someone living 3250 miles away and often watching the games at midnight at home on my own the GDTs have been my main reason for using this site. I enjoy having a bit of "company" to shoot the shit with as the game goes on. On occasion I pop into other sections of the site (the MLB/Jays section especially for similar reasons). If the Leafs sign someone I'll have a look on the thread to get some opinions/articles/links. But after a while I tend to check out of the thread when I get bored of it.

I think the site is what you make it and yes I will freely admit I read some poster's posts more than I read others' or certainly will maybe read some in more depth and scan over other posts.

As for this thread itself, I like the idea of having a more conversational Game Day Thread kind of atmosphere. But I do fear that just saying things like "Polak is class" then banning people from using certain ways to quantify why they think that is going to just lead to different kinds of shouting matches.
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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #138 on: April 24, 2018, 08:08:57 AM »
I haven't posted in over ten years or so.  Only reason for my absence was pure laziness after forgetting my password and not wanting to set up a new one.

I enjoy the banter here and it doesn't really seem to get too personal in my mind but like everything else on the internet, it's hard to sense others emotion and sarcasm. When compared to any FB or YouTube comments you might decide to read, this site feels like sunny day at the park. 

You all seem like decent, knowledgeable folk.  Nothing really needs changing, in my mind.

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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #139 on: April 24, 2018, 09:51:14 AM »
Some posters simply aren't as vested as others and instead of arguing their point to death they give up. Not everyone cares or has the time to go back and forth 30 times. So at the end of the day you feel like you lost the argument or your point gets thrown out and it feels kind of shitty that this ALWAYS happens here.
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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #140 on: April 24, 2018, 10:30:12 AM »
I'll start: Hainsey has been fantastic the past couple of games, even if his advanced numbers are dogpoo in them. The whole team, but him in particular, have been playing Pastrnak a lot more physically than they did earlier in the series and it's been a massive improvement.

I gotta say Polak has looked serviceable too. Still prefer Johnsson to Komarov though.

And Zaitsev probably had his best game all season last night. 

Holy shit, a couple of wins and all of a sudden the right side of our defense is no longer a problem!

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« Reply #141 on: April 24, 2018, 10:48:19 AM »
Some posters simply aren't as vested as others and instead of arguing their point to death they give up. Not everyone cares or has the time to go back and forth 30 times. So at the end of the day you feel like you lost the argument or your point gets thrown out and it feels kind of shitty that this ALWAYS happens here.

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« Reply #142 on: April 24, 2018, 10:56:18 AM »

Another problem here is that way, way too many people listen to mods when they say to move on from a subject and take it to PMs.
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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #143 on: April 24, 2018, 10:59:48 AM »

Another problem here is that way, way too many people listen to mods when they say to move on from a subject and take it to PMs.

I don't think the Prime Ministers of Canada and England care. 
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« Reply #144 on: April 24, 2018, 11:00:48 AM »

Another problem here is that way, way too many people listen to mods when they say to move on from a subject and take it to PMs.

I don't think the Prime Ministers of Canada and England care.

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« Reply #145 on: April 24, 2018, 11:06:08 AM »

Another problem here is that way, way too many people listen to mods when they say to move on from a subject and take it to PMs.

I don't think the Prime Ministers of Canada and England care.

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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #146 on: April 24, 2018, 11:11:12 AM »
Is the safe word still waffle-cheeks?

Nope, we've changed it up to floccinaucinihilipilification.
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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #147 on: April 24, 2018, 11:19:29 AM »
Just dropping by to casually say that Marner seems to slowly be taking on a leadership role. It wouldn't surprise me to see him named captain the year after next (unless management has already made up their mind about Matthews).

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« Reply #148 on: April 24, 2018, 11:25:28 AM »
Marner is really impressing me. He is physical and reasonably effective along the boards for his size and seems to have really bought into the team concept, paying attention to defense and playing a complete game. I don't know how well he might hold up over multiple series playing that way, but hopefully we get the chance to find out.

Have also noticed Matthews throwing his weight around a little more which I think is a good thing.

Defensively, Dermott seems to have hit a bit of a wall. Doesn't look very confident lately, making way more mistakes.

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Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« Reply #149 on: April 24, 2018, 11:35:36 AM »
Marner is unbelievable.  My favorite player.

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