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Forum Tone II

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Posted: December 08, 2019, 8:53 PM Post
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Location: Washburn, WI
I think it’s time to mention that the tone on here between a lot of posters has been decreasing by the week. People are constantly being snarky, twisting words, being condescending, bashing the organization and owner as a whole, and just trying to prove everyone else wrong even if most of the people are on the same page.

Why can’t people just state their side and have another poster actually state their opinion of either why they agree or why they disagree instead of people always needing to take a jab at each other somewhere in their response? Aren’t we all here to share our opinions and viewpoints on what we think the Brewers should or shouldn’t do? Why is it a constant battle of people needing to prove others wrong?

Sometimes if you don’t agree with someone, read it and move on. If you want to respond, state that you feel like player B would be a better option than player A because blank. Instead, people just say something like “he sucks and has done nothing since 2015. There’s absolutely nothing positive he can bring”. It’s pretty obvious that someone that took the time to present their opinion on someone or something isn’t going to take that response well. And obviously not every post is quite that aggressive, but you get the point.

I come here to read Brewers news, share opinions, and read different ideas on ways the Brewers can do things to field a competitive team. I don’t need to read people making snarky remarks and people beating other posters down and dismissing their viewpoints so harshly all the time.

I’m not going to point anyone out, but there’s some long time posters and consistent posters here that even in the last few weeks have changed how they tend to post. And it’s definitely not for the better.

If you think the owner is cheap and slashing payroll, say “I feel like the Brewers payroll is going to be lower this year and am disappointed that Yelich might not have a good enough supporting cast to make a World Series push this year”. Instead, we get “cheap Mark does it again! He needs another yacht!”. I think it’s obvious which post is going to set people off and lead to arguments. Another example would be “I don’t think Jeffress is going to bounce back from his rough 2019. He looked like he was overmatched and I don’t think he will get back to where he was in the past”. Instead, you might get “Jeffress is washed up. That bum shouldn’t see another mound ever again”. Again, pretty obvious that people who like Jeffress or just other posters in general might be turned off or annoyed with that post.

Anyway, I hope the tone of people around here can get a little better. We can all do better. That one line of snarkiness whether part of a long post or the entire point of a post does not need to be included. It is not doing anything productive for anyone or contributing in a positive way toward sharing our passions for Brewers baseball.

I hope this can be addressed and that all posters here in general want to have more productive and interesting discussions than battles of superiority and intelligence.

I know that I am tired of the way things have read here the last little while. I am sure others are tired of it as well.

Thank you.

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Posted: December 10, 2019, 11:04 AM Post
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I hope people can read this and take it to heart.


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Posted: December 13, 2019, 3:08 PM Post
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well stated, but it just isn't here. The tone brewer fans take in other forums is very similar. I am not sure why it has happened. Its like the brewers have some sustained success and everyone looses their mind because they don't want the brewers to be bad again and is taking everything stated that they don't agree with personally. In the end its just a game. If the brewers lose 90 games or win the world series it really doesn't affect our everyday lives. Lets not be crappy to each other who come here just to talk about the team that we all love.

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Posted: December 24, 2019, 7:15 PM Post
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It isn't the last few weeks it started a few years back already. The tone shifted quite a while ago which is why I come here very infrequently.

Fan is short for fanatic.
I blame Wang.

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Posted: January 28, 2020, 10:58 AM Post
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One thing I want to include here is that there has been an increase of people being attacked if they ever mention the Brewers possibly having a sub par team. But also, if other posters say something about the Reds being contenders or something along those lines, that person is basically dismissed and told the Reds aren’t contenders until the prove so and whatnot. Then how can you sit here and dismiss people that say the Brewers aren’t contenders until they do so? You can’t have it both ways.

It just seems like there’s a group of people here that love everything the Brewers do. If you mention another team being decent, that’s not allowed it seems like. Because it’s early and who knows what will happen and the regular season isn’t won in January. If it’s not, then you can’t be sitting here talking up the Brewers here in January as being a competitive team either. It’s been pretty interesting recently how much it seems like only one way of thinking is the proper way here recently while talking out of both sides of their mouths.

My point is that if the Reds can’t be contenders in January, neither can the Brewers. Don’t talk about the Dodgers either being good because they can’t be. It’s January. So then I guess we can’t really have much discussion. Which is almost what’s it’s gotten to recently.

We are all better than this. Again, people can have varying viewpoints. And I think this entire offseason of thinking “it’s only December” or “it’s only January” and now switching to dismissing any discussion on other teams isn’t helping with adding additional angles to a topic on the board. Because it’s almost like they aren’t allowed.

Let people have their discussions about other teams, or about the Brewers moves being underwhelming, or they love Gyorko and Sogard as being the 3B platoon. We are all fans and should be able to discuss different angles and topics here even if it’s different than what you think. Heck, even let people have their payroll discussions on here (maybe this one should have a delegated thread). But you get the point.

It’s just more of a call out to let people discuss other teams, trades, and signings how they seem fit for that person. If you don’t like a certain comment, you don’t need to comment. Or if you want to respond, don’t dismiss their opinion completely because of what month it is or anything else. Let’s try to keep this place fresh with new interesting discussions and ideas instead of trying to shut them down all the time.

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