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    What are the chances

    we can get a no player bashing rule on this site. It seems very appropriate at this point at Cyclonefanatic. I am a member of some other forums (MMA) and they don't allow fighter bashing. Yet on this site we see guys killing our players on an open forum. I don't mind killing the coaches. They get paid with our money. However it's a little crappy to kill our players that are here to represent our school. Anyone else down with a no player bashing rule?



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    Re: What are the chances

    Pretty low - but I agree.

    I think it's fair game to say a kid had a good game/bad game/screwed up on this or that (see LJ's PF against UNLV).

    But this garbage of of calling he or she a "bust" or "overrated" is just a tad much. When as stated so well earlier by jbhtexas - it's pretty much the members of this board who elevated these kids to the point where they can be thought of as a "bust".



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    Re: What are the chances

    I'm all for it......I just think its sad that we even have to consider it. After reading some of the posts on Lucca and Oliver the last several days, I'm actually a little less proud to be a Cyclone.



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    Re: What are the chances

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    we can get a no player bashing rule on this site. It seems very appropriate at this point at Cyclonefanatic. I am a member of some other forums (MMA) and they don't allow fighter bashing. Yet on this site we see guys killing our players on an open forum. I don't mind killing the coaches. They get paid with our money. However it's a little crappy to kill our players that are here to represent our school. Anyone else down with a no player bashing rule?
    I think this could be up for discussion... as long as it is constructive criticisms versus... he sucks? so and so is plain horrible. bench that lazy SOB.

    i will report it and see what the ideas are amongst the mods.

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    Re: What are the chances

    I just think some of these people are off there rockers. It's actually embarrasing. People building up recruits is basically guys just getting excited about players coming to play for our team. Nothing more than that. Then if they are not as good you have the negative guys come in and kill them. I am just sick of it.



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    Re: What are the chances

    Impossible. The interpretation of what is offensive and what isn't varies from one person to the next. Unfortunately you have to let individual opinions fly or else this site will quickly go bye bye.

    I don't like it any more than the next person, but you can't big brother it. The site loses credibility if you do IMO.



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    Re: What are the chances

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Impossible. The interpretation of what is offensive and what isn't varies from one person to the next. Unfortunately you have to let individual opinions fly or else this site will quickly go bye bye.

    I don't like it any more than the next person, but you can't big brother it. The site loses credibility if you do IMO.
    Exactly. You do this, then it will be coaches. Because there's plenty of people on here who think we shouldn't discuss coaches either. And the second you bring up something on the side against them - you're bashing them.


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    Re: What are the chances

    Question - how would such a rule effect other school's players?

    Little disingenous to protect our own, and not iowa's or UNL's or KU's.



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    Re: What are the chances

    Critiquing a player = fine.

    Blathering on and on senselessly about how bad a player is, he should transfer, hope player X leaves instead of player Y, etc. = foolishness.



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    Re: What are the chances

    I agree that player bashing should be stopped. It might be hard to draw a distinct line between bashing and "constructive" criticism. It would be up to the discretion of the moderator. At least we could stop blatant and embarrassing ISU player bashing.


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    Re: What are the chances

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Exactly. You do this, then it will be coaches. Because there's plenty of people on here who think we shouldn't discuss coaches either. And the second you bring up something on the side against them - you're bashing them.

    +1

    Good luck enforcing it, as it will all be up to individual interpretation. Some things are clear, others not so much.

    Common sense prevailing would be nice, but not likely.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Critiquing a player = fine.

    Blathering on and on senselessly about how bad a player is, he should transfer, hope player X leaves instead of player Y, etc. = foolishness.
    Agree, but at the same time it shouldn't be censored IMO.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    +1

    Good luck enforcing it, as it will all be up to individual interpretation. Some things are clear, others not so much.

    Common sense prevailing would be nice, but not likely.
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    Re: What are the chances

    I would be all for this but like others have said it hard to draw that line between criticizing and straight up bashing a player.



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    Re: What are the chances

    This site censors too much already... I understand the need for some of it, but it's the old slippery slope. You start regulating one thing, it just spirals out of control.


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