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  • Nick Stevens Jan 15, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Private website.... meaning maintained by a private company, not by the government. It is not publicly funded.

  • Orange County Jan 15, 2013
    All Star

    everyone has a opinion and if you can do better go apply for the jobs your complaining about and coach yourself, it's easy to crticize from the outside looking in, thats the problem with sports today too much parent involvemnt everyone is a expert and has all the solutions, go sit down and let the coaches do their job and you do yours from 9 to 5. Nicksaid no bashing cpaches or players plan and simple this is not congress and there is no democracy rules are rules follow them or go somewhere else.

  • TheBballWhisperer Jan 15, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    Its funny to see people try to justify their ignorance. Constructive criticism, first amendment, development, etc...Face it, its wrong...dont do it. Nick why even discuss it? Youve made your peace, they can either like it or love it. You dont have to give an explanation as to why its not allowed.

  • georgecostanza Jan 15, 2013
    Veteran

    "private website either"... private? on the internet? lol

  • Nick Stevens Jan 14, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Constructive criticism doesn't come in the form of anonymous posts on a message board. If you feel that you need to provide some sort of constructive criticism, this is not the place to do it. That should be done in person.

    First amendment rights don't apply to a private website either. We have the right and the responsibility to moderate this board based on our Terms of Use.

    Again, this is not up for debate.

  • tballnhard Jan 14, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Kids are out of line because they are not taught to believe in themselves and be honest with themselves. They are not taught that honesty help all the way around. Suppressing your opinion and denying the truth creates false hope, fake friendships, and misleading actions. Kids needs to be taught the first admendment of the constitution and what it means.

    I agree that this forum should be open to opinions and should have respectable mature conversation. Critism is important for growth. Honesty is important for development. Everyone I know appreciates the truth whether it hurts their feelings at that particular moment or not. Later they change or fix the problem.

    I think coaches should hear what the public are thinking, and take the good with the bad. I do not think name calling is appropriate but constructive conversations with open minded mature adults. This is how I want my future leaders to compromise and think about differences.

    Real Athletes accept challenges openly and turn negatives into positives. Thats why they lead in sports. Other people never make it into any leadership position because they do not except positive critism and is not true to themselves, other. Its a sad way to live, when you have a one track mind and can't open your mind to compromise or differences in opinions. That's a person who has stop growing. I hope I did not offend anyone. Have a good sports expereience everyone who reads this.

  • Nick Stevens Jan 14, 2013
    Sports Legend

    1975musty:

    We have done plenty of moderating on the football boards. As soon as something comes up that I see or is brought to our attention AND it violates our terms of use, we take action.

    There is a difference in talking about a coaching decision -- going for it on fourth down, not calling a timeout before a last second shot, running the ball instead of passing -- and something personal -- calling someone a name, making unfounded accusations, etc.

    Anyone on this board has the ability to click the "Report" button next to any message board topic, post or story comment. That will alert us that there is a problem and we will take the appropriate action. The only other solution is to moderate every comment before it is posted, and that will severely limit the amount of conversation users can have.

  • TheBballWhisperer Jan 14, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    Voice your opinion as you may, but DO NOT aim them at specific people....SIMPLE!!! This is a public forum for discussions not personal beefs.

  • baldmanb Jan 14, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    What is so puzzling? Follow the rules or don't post!! This is why kids today are so out of line, they follow the adults in their life who can't follow simple rules!! If you don't like Nick or his rules start your own blog and trash whomever you please!!

    Nick- Start banning people!!

  • lbeck37439 Jan 14, 2013
    Sports Legend

    these are state employees --LOL

  • georgecostanza Jan 14, 2013
    Veteran

    All of a sudden we aren't allowed to talk about coaches? What's going on. these are state employees and while I agree we should not bring up issues that are "personal" wink wink, I do believe we should be allowed to voice opinions.

  • 1975musty Jan 14, 2013
    Pro

    Nick- have you read the football posts? seems like the rules should be enforced regardless of the sport and/or who is being attacked.

  • childplease Jan 14, 2013
    Pro

    Constructive criticism in reality is feedback. Feedback can only be given by those within a system. The feedback is usually measured against the goals the team and the coach set before the season. Since you or I aren't a part of these teams please don't try to mask the harshness of our criticisms as contructive.

    I will be the first to admit that I am guilty of this but please call it what it is. If you want to be constructive, go to these schools, wait on the coach after practice and give them your two cents. Ask the coach can you sit in on the practice. Write a letter to them using your REAL NAME and REAL RETURN ADDRESS. It has got out of hand lately. Someone posted something about players, former players, and their parents the other day on the PAC 6 thread, smh. Glad to see it was removed. I know for the most part we operate in anonymity, but that was down right cowardly. That's right COWARDLY! Poking fun and things of that nature is cool as long as we keep it amongst ourselves, the fans.

  • Nick Stevens Jan 12, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Rules: http://www.highschoolot.com/content/page/3330469/

    You are more than welcome to post opinions. Hundreds of people do it every day on here without breaking the rules.

  • Nick Stevens Jan 12, 2013
    Sports Legend

    There's nothing puzzling about it. It's pretty clear actually. Follow the rules or don't post.

  • luckymack73 Jan 12, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    Very puzzling. Is it constructive critism or what? Bruiser mcgee I think they are talking bout football. What ever...

  • bruiser mcgee Jan 12, 2013
    Pro

    Again, puzzling...

  • Nick Stevens Jan 12, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Multiple posts have been removed on this board and the football board in the last few days because of things directly aimed at specific coaches and even kids. We do not allow that under any circumstances.

    If there are other posts that violate that and they are still live on the site, feel free to report them as abuse so we can handle them.

    Terms of Use: http://www.highschoolot.com/content/page/3330469/

    Those are the rules. Please follow them.

  • bruiser mcgee Jan 12, 2013
    Pro

    Considering the entirety of the post and the things that are kept on this forum, this is a puzzling post and, more so, omission...

  • Nick Stevens Jan 12, 2013
    Sports Legend

    If you have personal complaints about specific coaches, please express them elsewhere and not on here.

    Thanks.

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