While this post will not exactly go as far as calling the days of Mario D.'s comments "The Good Old Days," there was still a certain charm. An intimate, yet fun place for reasonable and intelligent discussion. Over the past year or so, I've felt both go by the wayside.
While homosexuality of athletes is a very important issue in sports, and I understand the need for conversation, seeing numerous threads hijacked by these debates that result in hateful language, deleted comments, and a lot of people not understanding each other is fun for no one. I have strong political opinions that I have shared before in regards to homosexuality, had the debate, and moved on. Seeing similar discussions pop up seemingly every day or every other day with largely the same people in the Fly Bys during lunch break during my internship was not a pleasant experience.* That the discussions have only grown more heated since then brings not a smile to my face
*I did not go on every day. There are Fly Bys during this time that I did not read. They may be better, they may be worse, I don't really know or care to know. The point of this is I did find them and they did bring my day down whenever I read them, which I felt happened too frequently.
Unfortunately, I am not the only one who feels this way. I have spoken to a long-time former regular in a private chat who concurs with the general sentiment. Of course, just because three people feel a certain way does not automatically make us right, however, when the linked post linked above is getting five recs and not a single "Bob," I believe that speaks to a growing concern among posters outside of those mentioned above. If I felt I was in some way alone here, I would not be doing this. But I know I'm not. And we can all do better.
That last sentence leads me to the main point of this post. How can we make BSH better? This thread is ours for discussing ways in which we can make this a better, funner, more informative community.
I want to have fun discussing the Flyers, especially as there is a lack quality Flyers writing in other parts of the internet, and this place has it in spades.
But the community is making me fall out of love with BSH. Make me fall back in love.
Discuss below ways we can improve this community, my first love on the SB Nation Network.