Lately, there have been way to many posts along the following lines:
This is a dumb thread . . .
I wish I could give this thread negative Tommy Points . . .
Do you even watch the games? I'm surprised a real fan would say that . . .
Worst trade idea ever . . .
This thread is a massive FAIL . . .
The above are examples, because I didn't want to signal anybody out individually. However, statements like those above violate our rules, because they're inherently disrespectful and devolve debate.
I'm sure every single one of us has come across a thread before and thought "What the heck is this idiot talking about?" It's fine to think that, but when choosing whether or not to post in the thread, please use discretion. Basically, follow the "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" rule.
It's very possible to debate without belittling or mocking others. There are going to be times when we all vigorously disagree with others. That's completely fine, just please remember that when debating, things have to remain civil.
Basically, we don't want to have people leaving here with their feelings hurt. Let's all remember that we're on the same side here.