Stop-n-Pop and I have noticed an upward tick in caustic, virtrioliccomments around Hoopus lately. In an effort to mitigate that trend andmaintain the very high level of discussion we're proud to participatein here, we ask you all to avoid instigating or entering intoinsulting or immature discussions with you fellow community members.
Heated arguments are a natural and expected outcome of sports talk.Sometimes it feels like the best part of being a sports fan. But ourgoal is to make Canis Hoopus a forum for thoughtful, intelligentdiscussion about the Timberwolves and the NBA.
Fortunately for all of us, these two things aren't mutually exclusive.
Because of the volume of traffic and comments on Hoopus (thank you!)it's impossible for SnP and I to police every discussion in thecommunity. In fact, we don't *want* to do that. It sucks, it's no funand it takes up valuable brain power that would be better used ondiscussing basketball.
While I hope everyone considers how they could better policethemselves, I would discourage you from reacting directly toinappropriate comments. In my experience, ignoring them tends to be abetter deterrent.
Instead, we encourage community members to utilize the functions builtinto our system. If you find a comment offensive, insulting orinappropriate please click "actions" and then "Flag." These responsesare tallied in the site backend.
And, lest we lean too negatively in this message, please feel free touse the "Rec" function on anything you like!
All that said, as facilitators of this community Stop-n-Pop and I havea responsibility to all other members to, if necessary, enforce theboundaries of what we consider legitimate conversation.
If you have any questions or comments on the matter, feel free toshare them here.
Thank you for continually making Canis Hoopus a worthwhile way to spend time.