(Felt like making a dramatic title)
Yesterday things got a little heated on the boards during the game against the Wings. Evidently this isn't something we want to happen. This post will address these certain situations when you feel a commentator is having trollish behavior.
(Here's some music to accompany your reading experience)
First thing I want to address is when opposing team's fans comment. They're entitled to an opinion and to speak it freely, just as all of you here are able to do so. If you disagree, don't get angry and post anything rude. Instead, make a counter-argument and have a meaningful discussion instead. I don't think anybody wants to read a string of unproductive comments that don't add to the discussion.
Obviously the last point has to do with civil opposing team's fans. It's inevitable that every now and then there will be a troll. The best thing to do when you see a troll is to ignore them. As hard as that seems, it really is the best option. If you make a comment responding to them with insults and personal attacks, you're doing exactly what they want you to do. Don't give them an opportunity to spew their nonsense.
Sometimes the moderators aren't online and aren't able to instantly deal with the trolls. This is where we ask you guys to try not to let things get out of control, although sometimes it happens. And when it does,w hat can you do? Flag flag flag. Click the "actions" button, which is next to the "reply" button. You can find the Flag button there. There you have the ability to flag it as spam, trolling, or inappropriate. Flagging is a users way to message the moderators about misbehavior. Even though it isn't required, please put a reason when flagging (it makes it easier for us). We'll deal with the situation ASAP and make you guys happy (that's our goal!).
I realize that this brief post didn't cover everything possible. If you have something to add, please do start a discussion. Your comments will be appreciated and will help benefit the community because, well you guys are the community.