This board is important to me... As I know it is to many of you. It's not a huge board, but it's our board, and as such I ask something very simple from each of it's members. Don't hurt this board. A forum like this is comprised of conversations. All kinds of conversations, some serious and some not so serious. The single most important concept to the survival of this board is respect for each other. Now this is a Bears board. But we have members who are not Bear fans. These non Bear fans are not second class citizens.... (Just stupid in their Sports choices). Our Rival board members are vital to the survival of the board. We have rules about how and where they post different subjects. And when those rules are crossed our leaders remind them of the boundaries.
Plain and simple guys. You don't have to like everyone here. But you do have to be respectful of each other. If you don't care to interact with another member please inform them via private chat, and then leave each other alone. Arguments are a large part of what we do here... But you all know when arguments turn into something else. That something else is not healthy for this board.
We are lax in how we Moderate this board, and frankly I like it that way. I don't care for forums that are heavy handed. But with that laxity comes an obligation for personal accountability. I'm not singling out anyone here, because frankly I haven't seen the need. I just felt a reminder of how this board functions was in order.
It's a long season, and even longer off season. This board is how a lot of us stretch our love of this team and this sport out over 12 months.