When the site started, it was one guy, Mac Thomason. And man, I sure do miss him a lot. I can’t write like him, so I’m going to let him speak for me. We have an “About” page that you can find in the top header, and this is what it says:
This site has no affiliation with the Atlanta Braves, the National League, Major League Baseball, or the state of Georgia. Blog posts are my work, except when they are not. Republication with attribution is acceptable. Republication without attribution is not and my relatives are all lawyers.
This is a weblog of opinion. I make no particular effort to be neutral, unless I feel like it. I do generally attempt to be fair to individual Braves players, unless I don’t like them.
All statements of fact on this site are true, unless I am lying. Or joking. Or mistaken.
The commenting policy is simple. Be nice to me, and be nice to your fellow posters. Don’t use extreme profanity. Don’t make comments slandering entire groups of people. Use common sense. Basically, treat this forum like a civilized conversation. Don’t write anything you wouldn’t want your mother to hear you say, or that would likely provoke a fight in person. Don’t discuss politics or religion, two things that get people riled up and which nobody’s going to come to an agreement on.
There is one judge, me. Everyone gets one warning. On the second offense, you’re banned. You can appeal to me via email but insulting the judge is a very bad way to get him to agree with you.
I’d like to emphasize some points made in the final two paragraphs. The first paragraph outlines probably the best way I would know how to identify what things will get you banned on this site.
The second is where we need to get back to. I genuinely apologize if I have been too aggressive in my arguments, especially after taking over as editor. Chief, I love you, but man, you drive me bonkers sometimes. And everyone, I assure you I won’t be discussing Keith Law any further. :) But going forward, if someone crosses The Line, then you’re going to get one warning, and then you’re gone. And just like Mac, I’m going to be making The Line. If you don’t like The Line, do your best to avoid The Line. If you feel like The Line is just so woefully inconsistent that it offends you on a molecular level, then tough. Sam, this is your first and final warning.
Even if you completely disagree with a blog post or a comment, even if that post or comment is rooted so deeply in nonsense that you just want to chuck your computer or never read this Often Silly Site(TM) again, don’t cross The Line.