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What's up with the Josh Gordon Thread?

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The second we get some good conversation going... the mods lock it. Happens just about everyday.

It feels like an oppressive society over there sometimes. Let us have our memes! Just delete the comments... no need to lock.

Issue I have is the thread remains locked a lot of the times. A lot of the times when it's locked, there's news that Rotoworld members would love to talk about. Aren't these forums for speculation, debate,  logical theories & plans?

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11 hours ago, ponza88 said:

The second we get some good conversation going... the mods lock it. Happens just about everyday.

 

The Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook thread has been locked 5 times in the past two weeks, two of which were just for a few minutes.  There were three locks lasting more than a few minutes over the course of the last 14 days, which is a definition of "just about everyday" that I'm unfamiliar with.

 

JG is a fascinating player, so there's a lot to talk about regarding his outlook as a player and as a fantasy asset.  We do get some talk about those things, but at times the conversation is overwhelmed by nonsense.  You've been around long enough and visit often enough to have seen some of that nonsense, either in this year's JG thread or past ones.  Now take whatever ones you do see and imagine that there are hundreds more like them that we're removing.

 

To put some concrete numbers on the problem, there have been some 650 removed comments in there, with a vast majority of them occurring in the past few weeks since the season started.  In one day this week, we had to remove 43 comments and edit a dozen or so more just in the Gordon thread.

 

11 hours ago, ponza88 said:

It feels like an oppressive society over there sometimes. Let us have our memes! Just delete the comments... no need to lock.

 

Locking a thread is a last resort, but there are times when it's necessary.  "Just delete the comments" assumes there is no cost to doing so -- that we have infinite resources available to remove as many garbage comments as people want to post.  Time spent deleting the eighth posting of the same meme in that thread or a dozen comments over the course of a half hour between two people arguing about Gordon's drug use is time that the mod team can't apply to cleaning up other threads.

 

There are plenty of places on the Internet to have a more free-for-all discussion where there's no expectation of staying on topic and no penalty for attacking other posters.  We have decided that this community is more valuable when a lot of the nonsense is removed.  But removing that nonsense takes time, and when the thread is in a state where a vast majority of the comments aren't saying anything useful about a player's fantasy outlook, we have to make choices how to best spend our time -- and that sometimes means shutting the thread down for a while.

 

11 hours ago, ponza88 said:

Issue I have is the thread remains locked a lot of the times. A lot of the times when it's locked, there's news that Rotoworld members would love to talk about. Aren't these forums for speculation, debate,  logical theories & plans?


Yes, they are.  But we have day jobs, families, etc. in addition to the time we spend trying to keep this community going.  The idea that closing down one thread for a couple of days in a two week period constitutes an "oppressive society" is absurd.  What sort of "speculation, debate,  logical theories & plans" can't wait until later that day or the next morning?

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11 hours ago, tonycpsu said:

 

The Josh Gordon 2018 Outlook thread has been locked 5 times in the past two weeks, two of which were just for a few minutes.  There were three locks lasting more than a few minutes over the course of the last 14 days, which is a definition of "just about everyday" that I'm unfamiliar with.

 

JG is a fascinating player, so there's a lot to talk about regarding his outlook as a player and as a fantasy asset.  We do get some talk about those things, but at times the conversation is overwhelmed by nonsense.  You've been around long enough and visit often enough to have seen some of that nonsense, either in this year's JG thread or past ones.  Now take whatever ones you do see and imagine that there are hundreds more like them that we're removing.

 

To put some concrete numbers on the problem, there have been some 650 removed comments in there, with a vast majority of them occurring in the past few weeks since the season started.  In one day this week, we had to remove 43 comments and edit a dozen or so more just in the Gordon thread.

 

 

Locking a thread is a last resort, but there are times when it's necessary.  "Just delete the comments" assumes there is no cost to doing so -- that we have infinite resources available to remove as many garbage comments as people want to post.  Time spent deleting the eighth posting of the same meme in that thread or a dozen comments over the course of a half hour between two people arguing about Gordon's drug use is time that the mod team can't apply to cleaning up other threads.

 

There are plenty of places on the Internet to have a more free-for-all discussion where there's no expectation of staying on topic and no penalty for attacking other posters.  We have decided that this community is more valuable when a lot of the nonsense is removed.  But removing that nonsense takes time, and when the thread is in a state where a vast majority of the comments aren't saying anything useful about a player's fantasy outlook, we have to make choices how to best spend our time -- and that sometimes means shutting the thread down for a while.

 


Yes, they are.  But we have day jobs, families, etc. in addition to the time we spend trying to keep this community going.  The idea that closing down one thread for a couple of days in a two week period constitutes an "oppressive society" is absurd.  What sort of "speculation, debate,  logical theories & plans" can't wait until later that day or the next morning?


There's a lot here I agree with, there's a lot here I disagree with. I'll respond in due time.

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Please lock the Derrick Henry thread forever. The 2018-17-16. Derrick Henry is not living up to expectations. 

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