A Few More Words About Civility

Today is a Cubs off day. It has been a difficult season -- and may wind up being the worst in Cubs history.

Because of the off day, I decided not to write anything today. I think I'm entitled to take a day off from posting.

Unfortunately, because of the actions of some BCB posters in some of the threads today, I'm forced to make this post. Again.

Once again, there have been a number of people here who just can't seem to resist namecalling, and make some of the more vile comparisons I've ever seen here. I am not going to call out anyone by name here. That's really not necessary, and not my point. The point is, that all I ask here is that each person who makes a post or a comment, respects every other person here who makes a post or a comment. It's not that difficult. No profanity (I understand if a few slip by in a tough game thread). No namecalling. Every person here is a human being, not just a user name behind a keyboard. If you feel the urge to call someone a name, swear at them or make comparisons to things that don't belong on a baseball site, step away from the computer, take a deep breath and just don't do it. The following is from the community guidelines that everyone agrees to when they sign up for this site. It's worth reading again:

When posting at this blog, please follow this one simple rule: Before hitting "post" to post your remarks, ask yourself: "Would I be embarrassed to say this in front of strangers who were physically present in the room with me and could respond to my face?" If the answer is "yes," then don't post. BCB encourages and welcomes all opinions, no matter how strong; however, personal attacks, vulgarity, and other uncivilized forms of expression are not welcome.

Words to live by here. I'm tired of playing hall monitor. Grow up. This season's tough enough already without us attacking each other.

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