------------ I got really irritated when a post of mine discussing what Hunter and Sam will do to acknowledge “Black Lives Matter” at the games this fall and, after three very calm comments by other posters, all got deleted. So, I messaged Clay to ask for a call.
Clay did call and explained that he has released the running of the board to Matt (which I understand since he is almost as old as I am) and that Matt (after 8 “Black Lives Matter” posts in a row all went berserk) has now a zero tolerance policy for any “Black Lives Matter” posts. My suggestion to Clay was “why not just freeze posts that start out in an adult manner and start turning childish/nasty” with an explanation for why. That allows adult conversations and becomes a teaching moment for how to not respond if you want to participate in them.
My problem is that water melon, trout fishing, and dog show posts don’t interest me and they have nothing to do with the Razorbacks. Things like the FBI prosecution of corruption in basketball recruiting, Congress on the verge of mandating athletes get paid, the Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, etc.and their impacts on sports in general and the Hogs in particular does interest me. So, I am looking for a board that can handle all of that and will not take the easy way out to avoid some people who are unable to diagree without becoming nasty. I think punishing the nasty folks and letting the adults who behave themselves discuss how these things impact the Hogs is a good way to go. Apparently, Matt doesn’t feel he has enough time to handle that and my kind of posts aren’t welcome here. So, it is time to join Douglas Adams’ Dolphins, say “so long and thanks for all the fish” and move on down the universe.
PS: Since it appears that Clay is concentrating on the magazine and my problem is with Matt, not him, I withdraw my threat to cancel and demand a refund on the two magazine subscriptions (mine and the one I buy for my father). Clay took the time to call, explain some things, and it is hard to stay mad at Clay.