KCPowercat wrote:All I am saying is the posters are bad in the first place. The discussion of sports might bring that out but that doesn't mean sports topics are 'bad' topics.
Well, sorta. People aren't that rational about sports. There is only so much objective discussion one can have on the topic. Sports rivalries are much bigger, older and more emotional than most any other topic on this board and our region has one of the most contentious set of rivalries anywhere. People fueled by this passion act in ways they wouldn't otherwise act and since there is, as a rule, no right or wrong answer, discussion has to escalate out of control with more and more absurdity and tactics being used.
Thus, an otherwise constructive poster could devolve into madness in a sports forum. The topics are "bad" in that they have the least relevance to the mission of this board and the by far greatest propensity to incite a riot.