I have been granted the authority to speak on behalf of the management of Pacers Digest (all Hail the founder Hicks).
Basically what it boils down to is this. We've taken a look around the Pacers Digest & frankly we don't like a lot of what we see. In fact, I think it's safe to say that for the most part we are not happy with the direction of the forum itself.
We know in dealing privately with several of you that you are not happy with the state of the forum either.
Now frankly the team itself has a lot to do with this in some ways. Very inconsistant & frankly very mediocre for most of the season so far. So we understand that there will be a certain amount of unrest regarding the team. We also understand that some of us have little to no faith in management to improve on this. As well as certain players driving some of us crazy.
However what we are haveing a real problem with is the direct & often times not so direct insults that we lay down at the feet of each other as posters.
Nobody should be belittled because of their thoughts, for that matter nobody should be worshipped because they said something that you agree with.
What we miss, & when I say we I don't just mean members of the admins., is an open honest dialoge between posters.
No, not everybody is going to take the time to write out long well thought after post every time they hit submit. But the one line zingers and the QFT things have got to go.
But this post is not about what is wrong, per say. This is our official appeal to you as valued members of our board to help us take this place back to where it once was, the best sports forum on the internet.
We want to know from you either here on this post or in private your ideas to help us improve things.
What do you like? What don't you like? What can we improve on?
We are listening.
We know that we can only regain our former status with your help.
Now a special appeal to some of you old timers, you know who you are, we need your help.
Some of us, I am more guilty lately than anyone, have just slowed our postings down so that we no longer really impact (thanks Jay) the direction of the forum.
Please, if at all humanly possible & your work life & personnal life permitting, rejoin the fold. We need you guys. If you are posting some now, post more.
We know why some of you have slowed down or stopped altogether & we are in the process of correcting some of those issues.
To our newer members. Your input on this is very valued by us. We do not blame you for the way this has taken shape. In some ways it was just a perfect storm of events that has taken it's toll over time.
We know that with your help we will make improvements.
Thank you for your time.