The forum has clear rules and guidelines around abuse and sectarianism. They stick to them.
This place doesn't. It lets bullies 'other' people and allows posters to criticize someone's parents in a discussion on an Everton player.
Call yourself Evertonian's? I'd never let another supporter be treated like this. Ever.
Am I taking this personally? Too right I am because I'm not standing for being belittled for trying to articulate how i feel about Everton FC. Everyone else gets the same courtesy and so should I.
"everyone" gets treated how they get treated on here I'm afraid Thomas. You are no different in how you are treated. If someone else posted what you posted they would get the same treatment.
Maybe not EXACTLY the same because people have different ways of seeing different personas on the Internet. But they'd get told it was bollocks, most likely.
The "problem" you have is that you have grown up online. Literally. You went from mjd-teens to adulthood in public. From shadow boxing videos to dancing on mantle pieces. Youve done it all online.
Reputations and opinions of people stick. That's part of life. Unfortunately your reputation is pretty much legendary among those who have been online for more than a few years. I dare say I have people who have a problem with me based on stuff I did years ago too. That's just life though. We get on with it.
I dare say you remember how personally you took it when people criticised the work you did on the Everton site you ran. And rightly so, you put the work in and it upsets you when people criticise it. That works on a forum too.
People who post here invest time and energy and they are part of a community that, while it's close knit at times, does welcome people into it all the time. But when someone comes along and criticises what they are part of then they take it personally and will hit back.
As moderators we rarely have to intervene and that is not because we are lazy (I am like) but because things tend to sort themselves out quickly and civilly. That's the strength of what people have created on this site. When we do, we do though. But as has always been the answer - and you know this from the years you've spent on here - if people don't like it then there is a logout button.