Some reminders for some of the posters in this thread, per the Mane guidelines.
Use the Ignore Feature:
Each poster has the first responsibility to protect themselves from interactions with posters that they don’t care for by using the ignore feature. This is the Internet – not everyone is going to like what you have to say. If you find someone who will not leave you alone, your first course of action should be to put that poster on ignore. Of course, this is not a perfect solution, but it is the first step towards achieving a perfect solution. You will not see direct posts, reputation comments, or receive personal messages from people who are on your ignore list, eliminating any direct contact with this person.
Personal Attacks –
Sometimes you think someone is an idiot and you want to tell them as much. But if you’re going to call someone an idiot, you’d better back up your words with something of substance because if an argument devolves into two (or more) people calling each other idiots, none of them are using their heads or showing any amount of respect to the community, and both of them are subject to receiving a ban. While some forums see this issue in black and white will ban over the smallest slight, this forum recognizes that there is a gray area – this is a football discussion forum. Football is a competitive sport. Smack is part of the culture, but there is a line and it will be judged by such criteria as substance, vulgarity, and consistency. If your attacks comes with no substance, are vulgar, or it seems that all you add to the forum is attacks on people who disagree with you, you put yourself at risk for a ban period (or even permanent exile). Mods will have discretion on this. The best way to protect yourself is to moderate your vulgarity, and provide substance: facts and content.
Nearly every single person in this thread has violated one or both of these guidelines. A warning. Tone it down, or everyone who continues to engage in it is getting a vacation. And I do mean everybody.