Due to certain postings in the last couple of days that we have unfortunately had to delete for various reasons, it has come to a point we never thought we would have had to go when we started this site over three years ago.
I guess since every other one of the major Rangers Hockey news blogs out there have had to do it, why should we be immune? We knew there would come a point where we would have to deal with this as well and today is that day. So here goes...
Certain ground rules:
1) EVERYONE posting here, whether it's us or the fine folks that write in on a semi regular basis, are entitled to their opinion whether you agree with it or not. Respecting that is not only what makes this site a better place to visit, but is a cornerstone of the American was of life. Respecting the differences in our vast and various opinions is how we all grow.
2) It's important to note that enjoying and then wanting to participate on this site does NOT REQUIRE that you MUST AGREE with everything that is written here either by me or any other poster. HOWEVER, this site will NOT tolerate name calling, derogatory (as in nasty, NOT thought-out critical) comments towards players or coaches or the organization or those of the opposition. If you want to be critical, that's perfectly fine. There is no problem with that WHATSOEVER. But by all means, bring your critical view in a civil, respectful manner without resorting to nastiness or name-calling as the delivery agent. That will NOT be tolerated by ANYONE for ANY reason. NO EXCEPTIONS... If you've had something deleted and you still want to make your point, then rewrite and rethink what you've written and change the tone. Make your remarks civil and there won't be any need to delete them. The next choice will be to edit your comments, which frankly I don't have the time to do.
3) If you don't think a particular person is doing a good job, whether it's us, the players, the coaches, the organization, there's no problem with that it's totally fine. But try this, instead of just attacking, anyone can do that after the fact, offer some insight as to how you think it could be better. Put a little thought into it. That's the great kind of debate that we're after here. NOT slinging mud or insults or just frustrated screaming.
4) Be as respectful towards others as you want them to be towards you.
Lastly, this was created to be an open forum where people can feel free to share their ideas and thoughts AGAIN, as long as it's civil. We have no desire to do it, but if we have to ban people from the site for violating these simple rules of conduct then we will.
We'd really rather not resort to that...
Let the conversation continue...