Going back to the days of HH, this has always been billed as “an Angels community” and that sense of community has been a real draw.
Times are tough for the community right now. The Angels are bad in a year in which many of us had playoff hopes. The strikeouts, the bad play, the constant chatter about our favorite team wasting two all time greats; it is a lot to bear.
And times are tough outside our community right now. The pain at the gas pump, the rising cost of food, the constant predictions of a recession; it is a lot to bear and some of that frustration likely carries over when you log in.
We get it, life isn’t sunshine and rainbows right now.
That said, the community guidelines and rules exist to keep this little section of digital heaven running for all of us but aren’t being followed.
Community members disagree, that’s cool. And familiarity can breed contempt. But the name calling is getting more prevalent and needs to stop.
Community members get frustrated and want to vent. That’s cool but don’t drop racist or homophobic remarks or slurs. We all know what terms were thrown around in locker rooms up until recently. Leave them there.
I’m writing this post because I genuinely care about this community. In the last week we’ve had to ban two posters for breaking the community guidelines. Yes, I’ve linked the guidelines twice because I hope we all take a refresher and read them through.
In case you don’t click those links, here’s the meat and potatoes:
Sadly, each time we reached out to the accounts that were banned we were met with anger and criticism rather than an apology.
This isn’t about supressing genuine discussion, becoming “woke” or anything else. This is about keeping our fun little Angels site a fun little Angels site.
Thanks for reading this. And let’s go Halos!