Relatively new here, and this is by far the coolest group of online fans I have ever come across, but one critical observation...
This weekend we've seen a few posts from some folks that are also new-ish here about Greg Oden. Obviously, in this forum, the debate about whether his top pick was warranted has been played out ad nauseum amongst the long-time Bedgers, and many are sick of seeing the posts and reading the opines of fans frustrated with him not playing, or playing at a level less than what they had hoped.
However, the condescending tone of some of the replys is, in my opinion, much more irritating that whatever harm there might be in a redundant post. Assuming that this site is all about creating a community for Blazer fans to exchange thoughts, ideas, and experiences, the immediate gainsay or berating of a new member dropping a question about an issue that you consider "tired" is counterproductive.
Maybe I am being overly sensitive (I don't think so), but I think we have enough elitist web-wizards in other regions of the internet that maybe we can allow free exchange here amongst our own without resorting to name calling or teaming up in ridicule of someone less savvy in the unpublished rules around here. If you have nothing more to say on a topic, don't post on it. Eventually, if everyone does this, there will be no replys to someone posting about the issue, and it will slowly dwindle down the "recent" box, and go away forever.
In other words, a debate about Oden vs. Durant is far more interesting than a debate about whether or not someone should be posting about that debate.
Of course, freedom of speech is a beautiful thing and you will do whatever you like. God bless 'Merca and more power to you!!
Debate, don't berate!!