Originally Posted by DaFace
I think it's mostly cultural - people aren't afraid to call people out for doing stupid shit that clutters up the board, so we self-police pretty well. That makes it a little tougher for n00bs to get the hang of things, but we've always been a niche board that isn't for everyone. Those who stick around and get teh swing of the vibe of the place usually do fine.
Our mods these days are a little more heavy-handed than in the past, but we also have a lot of tools that we didn't used to that allow us to limit people from being obnoxious without handing out bans all over the place (n00b restrictions, infractions from supporters, ban from thread, etc.).
I've noticed that. I've been a lurker for a while, and just started posting more frequently because I'm on my computer 12 hours a day when school is in session. All those things seem to be effective in contributing to a solid board. The only criticism I have is the immediate "you're ****ing stupid" response people get if they don't agree with someone. People here are better than that.
Outside of that, it's a great board. Now if the Chiefs were better, I think it would enhance the board experience even more, but I haven't experienced that quite yet. I firmly believe posts would stray away from the constant "**** *****" and "**** matt cassel" to intelligent football posts (I'll be the first to admit I have little to no football intelligence). I still get the sense that there are some people who truly know their shit here, but it won't come out until we get back to being relevant.