Greg Davis (50)
Thanks B&W for your kind words.Hello Joker;
For the trolls who can be easily identified and intend to cause Mischief. I stand by the Movie "Lawerence of Arabia" in a scene where the Arab Cavalry, are attacking the Turks, Actor Peter O'toole playing Lawerence, yells out "Take No Prisoners. An approach we need to apply on this site.
We must maintain the high standards you and others have establish on this site. Talking about the word, that shall not be mentioned on this site, lowers the tone on this site. Particularly, as the offenders are neither interested or committed GPS Rugby. Instead, they are intent to making excuses for the failure of their schools Coaching and Rugby programs. Others are just intend on a " Adolescent Shit Stir",particularly, the trolls who have just arrived from a certain North Shore educational institution.
Yes, the forum has been the beacon for trolls since I first landed here after Sportal imploded. That forum was a magnet for hate, slander, bullying and everything an adolescent could think of. Mature, considered discussion was mocked openly. Sometimes I wish Sportal was still there so the trolls who take their simple minds away from here. This would leave the intelligent in charge to continue a mix of discussion, speculation, some fun/banter (that's my wheelhouse) but all done with a level of civility and good humour.
The "word that shall not be named" was a major pain here many years ago when I first arrived. We even gave a thread to the damn thing to draw the trolls away from this thread. It seems though they have become wise to the ruse and have abandoned that neck of the woods.
Young posters I have no issue with. This season we had two Under 14 lads who made great contributions and helped with the results for our competition tables. Then were was Wyvern boy who seemed to be a good contributor until he slipped up and was shown the door. I would rather they stick around and we can encourage them to "be better men" and demonstrate their ability to contribute in a meaningful fashion. Yes.....these lads are in the minority, but they are the future here and they will carry the standards forward. Each year we do have to deal with the trolls, but let us celebrate those students who actually demonstrate more than 2 brain cells than those who focus on slander, hate and division.