It may be time for another reminder. At least a couple good C-Blog members posted yesterday that they'd had enough of the perpetual griping and defeatism on the game thread.
Now I have too.
Several years ago I started hanging out on the game thread (yes, regular season too) and learned to see and interpret games better. I understood the games and the game of basketball more thoroughly thanks to the other members on game thread. Today, and for me personally, the bad now far outweighs the good. The griping and sniping clutter the posts, while the really insightful posts have become fewer and fewer as fans--C-Blog fans--appear to be leaving.
Some will suggest that if I can't stand the heat I should get out of the kitchen, and that's fine. My interest in the thread started to wane last year. In my own mind, I'm leaving the kitchen again because it has deteriorated to the point where there's little to be gained by staying. Hoped it would be like the old days during the playoffs, but I guess not. I will miss the camaraderie and the basketball acumen I enjoyed from other C-bloggers, but most of that is already gone already. Just see the date of the OP to see how long the decline has been.
Moderators, I can't really ask that you do more than you already do, but it would be wonderful if somehow the game thread as a resource and community could be revived.