gh wrote: But that forum operates under the old rules, so please be aware of a required change in attitude when posting.
Oh man, that's a short time to have to learn how to be civil again. I was just getting the hang of that INcivility thang!! How many banishments will we see before everyone gets the hang of the new-old rules again?
gh wrote:Enjoy your last few hours of incivility, one and all.
All in all I thought this was quite a civil forum. Conrgrats to all . . .
I agree - there's been more incivility on a "Wariner should do the 800" or an "Alan Webb: Discuss" thread. Even when we've disagreed we've mostly disputed the facts or interpretation of the facts rather than descending to insults. It's been fun.
eldrick wrote:from the guy who doesn't believe athletics fans are capable of discussing politics
i cannot understand your stance
either you believe :
1) athletics fans are incapable of political debate
2) politics shoud only be discussed by a "higher" form of intellectual life which you have not deigned to inform us of ( obviously if someone used the handle "kissinger" or "mcnamara" you'd be creaming yourself to read every post here )
3) you wish to censor free speech
4) you are not intellectually capable of discussing politics with athletics' fans
How about: 5) this is a T&F site, if any of us feels the urge to discuss politics, there are plenty of other places to go to.