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    Icon4 Lift your game

    I log in here to be entertained. Be it OT, GSF or CC.

    Lately it's been garbage. I know there's only been the Numpty Premier League recently, but let's get our **** together, eh?

    Mods, implement a policy whereby all "All Time Great" threads are immediately closed from here on in, and the thread originator has their genitals fed to a mob of hungry crows. "Oooooooh, **** me. We're playing Mars this week. Is it home or away?" How about this for and answer: No we aren't, and no one gives a **** because it's been done to death.

    Likewise with Draft threads. Is there anything more tedious than the 80th draft thread which is exactly the same as every other ****ing draft thread but which gets a different title and is therefore meant to represent some breakthrough in CW interaction? It's beyond boring. It's mind numbingly inane. I was tempted to join the last 65 draft threads if only to deliberately miss my turn in order to delay the next post which would leave everyone on the cusp of tedium. And to piss off watson (a noble ideal, to be fair). "All Time Test draft"; "All Time ODI Draft"; "Speed Draft"; "Slow Draft"; "Bang you head against a brick wall it's ANOTHER ****ING DRAFT". Enough.

    Also, immediately implement a policy whereby only members with 500 plus posts can start a thread. Weed out the riff raff. I don't want to read the ramblings of some newbie on why Rohit Sharma gives him a hard on or why some bloke from Delhi is going to be the fastest bowler in the world. I want to read that rambling from an established, proven poster. Someone with a proven track record of being wrong.

    I know international cricket is quite boring at the moment because Sri Lanka is touring England, and let's be honest, Sri Lanka touring anywhere is the cricketing equivalent of a Valium over dose; but can't we have some threads in Cricket Chat which aren't recapitulations of the same tired arguments by the same people who, sadly, never seem to tire of it themselves?

    Turning to OT.

    Off Topic is on life support. Activity in OT at the moment is like the self awareness of those who continually post Draft and ATG threads in CC - virtually non-existent. There was a brief flurry during BOTM, but since then it's been tragic. It's even got to the point where I've had to read an Agent Nationaux thread about Halal Meat to see what was going on, ffs. Of course, not much was. But desperate times called for desperate measures. The rest of it is threads about TV shows ffs. It's pathetic. I don't want to read what some amateur ****ing reviewer thinks about the latest Game of Thrones episode, and how it fits in with some ****ed up theory of the real world. It's like going to church and having some trumped up member of the laity preach instead of the bloke whose job it is to actually bring some insight to an (albeit ancient and irrelevant) piece of scripture. It's not on. Is this all that's going on in the collective lives of the membership of a once great Forum? Sadly, knowing the online personae of many members, I suspect it is. Nevertheless, make something up ffs. You've all got fertile imaginations - half of you even think you know something about cricket, and the other half believe (albeit erroneously) they have some insight into politics. Use those fertile nurseries of the ridiculous. FFS, entertain me.

    About the only area of the site which seems to have maintained some semblance of decency is General Sport, though I fear for that part of the site now the European Football season has drawn to a close, and we may therefore see less of the excellent Grecian and his ilk in those threads. Sure, there's some decent AFL/ NRL content because the action is ongoing, and I've even made a semi-serious post in the Rugby thread. But that aside, there's nothing. Zilch. Niente. Nada. The World Cup holds some hope for redemption, but I suspect time zones won't help an awful lot for the antipodean community; while we all know the England crew will lose interest after three weeks when their mob bows out in ignominy. That will leave the small, but typically loud and ignorant North American members to prosper in the World Cup subbie, and most of their posts will be questioning why the players don't wear helmets.

    It's getting very, very bad.

    I strongly recommend the polices I've suggested be implemented post-haste. That, or make me a Mod. I'll liven up the place.



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    It all went wrong when Jono won BOTM, ImO
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    Shut it, Manilla Boy

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    There's only one l in Manila. Have some respect ffs


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    If you want it done right, do it yourself IMO.


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    well if you caught a bus forgetting you drove more often then maybe we would have something to talk about
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    I've tried, Dan.

    I've cajoled, nurtured, encouraged, mentored and then abused the living **** out of so many members of this forum. Sadly though, many of these imbeciles are still here. Others haven't got the message. I don't know that there's any more I can do other than issue this good natured, public plea for a lift in the standard of positing across the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    well if you caught a bus forgetting you drove more often then maybe we would have something to talk about
    See, this is the standard of thing I'm referring to in the OP; and the typically low rent stuff from Flem.

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    us shorties have no choice but to take the low hanging fruit tbf, which is usually jokes about you.

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    or Jono. Don't forget jokes about Jono.

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    Definitely should have a post count limit to start a thread.

    Only exception should be for the coaching forum.
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    No. No I'm not.

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