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I have been getting feedback from several people regarding the non sports posting lately. Many are concerned that it is driving some posters away, as well as causing harm to the small family we have here. I have decided to make a few moves.

I have locked, I hope, the thread regarding kneeling. I do agree and feel that it is getting too heated.

I will not automatically delete new threads that have the topic of covid or politics, but I personally will not participate and add opinions to them. I will also be quick to either delete or block comments if I feel that they are moving away from being relevant to sports. 

I want to say, that considering the strong views that many here do hold, I am still very proud with the restraint, for the most part, that everyone had in making the arguments personal. If you look anywhere else on social media that is not something often seen. So again, thank you to everyone. This decision is in no way motivated or directed at any single poster. It is purely for the overall health of this websight. 

Please PM me if you have any additional questions or concerns. I very much want eveyone to move on without any lingering concerns.

 

Cal

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TEST

This is a test of the emergency thread blocking system.  In the case of a real emergency this thread telling us other threads have been locked, would be locked.  But since i am replying to this thread it clearly is not locked, therefor this is only a test of the emergency thread blocking system.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled threads.

(Unless you were scheduled to post in the thread that is now locked, because that one really is locked)

END TEST

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Cool, but I will also like it noted I have never once started a political thread.... so as long as those other folks can keep their politics off the board, I'll keep my responses to myself...

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BamaBear09 wrote:

Cool, but I will also like it noted I have never once started a political thread.... so as long as those other folks can keep their politics off the board, I'll keep my responses to myself...

No worries Bama. As I said, you guys all did a pretty impressive job of trying to keep the talks civil and respectful. Something often not seen these days. I did not make this choice based on anything being posted by anyone. I just decided that from overall feedback I was getting it was time to try and move back to sports. 

Obviously Covid and the kneeling have become part of the NFL, I do not expect anyone to shy away from either topic. Only that we do our best to keep it related to the Bears and the NFL. 

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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"I will not automatically delete new threads that have the topic of covid or politics, but I personally will not participate and add opinions to them. I will also be quick to either delete or block comments if I feel that they are moving away from being relevant to sports. "

"Obviously Covid and the kneeling have become part of the NFL, I do not expect anyone to shy away from either topic. Only that we do our best to keep it related to the Bears and the NFL."

 

 

Just wanted to bump this. I think there are some posters that are worried to post anything political or regarding COVID. That is not at all my intention or desire. Both are a big part of our current world. I just hope we can keep it related to how it is affecting sports, the NFL, the Bears. 

The reason I stated that I would not participate in those conversations is not because I disapprove of them, but because as the owner and main moderator of the forums I did not want to make anyone feel that they had to consider my personal opinions while posting their own. I feel I need to try my hardest to stay neutral and apart from those, especially if it ever did get to the point a moderator needed to step in.

My goal has been and always will be that this be a place where all of you can post whatever is on your mind, as long as it stays respectful to others. Which I will say again, I was impressed with all of you. You were tackling very volatile and emotional topics with way more respect than I ever see elsewhere.

I hope this makes sense. I am sorry if at any point I ever stated something that made my intent unclear. I know at times I don't do the best job at editing and reflecting before posting. I am certainly sorry for anything I have done that has caused in any way anyone to shy away from posting.

 

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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