New commenting policy

Freedom is an oft-misinterpreted subject. People think they understand what freedom means — they lust for it, obsessively idealize it, even kill over it — yet when faced with unbridled liberty people often become engines of irresponsibility, abuse their privileges and go absolutely bonkers on their fellow man. This, unfortunately, is what has happened in the comments section of Roundball Mining Company as of late. It’s sad, really. I always liked the idea of giving readers as much freedom as possible to say what they want about players, coaches, executives and owners. Perhaps it was stubborn of me to think that was a sustainable policy. Or perhaps I was simply too lenient for far too long a time. Either way, something had to give — which it did — and now we’ve implemented a new commenting policy here at RMC, which you can find in the “About” section of our blog. In summary, if you’re found to have abused your privileges as a commentor on our website, we’ll send you a polite e-mail asking you to tone it down. We will also add you to our “blacklist” which will serve as a reminder for those who’ve been found guilty of breaching our commenting terms. If you then violate our policy for a second time, you will be disallowed from commenting at RMC in the future. Simple as that. Thanks for your time. And as always, thanks for reading (and commenting like a civil human being).

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Kalen Deremo

Kalen was born in Durango, CO, in 1988 and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013 with a degree in journalism. He's now an itinerant hoping to travel as much as possible before eventually succumbing to the "real world." Aside from writing Kalen likes movies, music, spicy food and the great outdoors. Edward Abbey is his current idol.

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  • Jay Crynes

    Thank you!

  • Andrew

    I support this.

  • heykyleinsf

    I hear you loud and clear and hope to get my act together.
    I’m sorry if I offended anyone.

  • Sharkboy242

    All was well on RMC until the unthinkable happened… The Nuggets missed the playoffs. Chaos ensued.

  • steve

    geez, what did i miss recently?!?!

  • Native Nugget

    Sad it came to this. There is something about driving and the internet that gives people more license to react impulsively without a direct sense of connection to other people. Both circumstances can bring out the lesser side of our human nature.
    I support the new boundary/policy. Most of the comments on this site are positive/informative. It’s worth taking action to protect a good thing. Ideally with this new policy posters will still voice their differences and engage in lively discussions while leaving out the personal attacks.

  • Trevor

    Nice! These comment sections had become unbearable the past season and I pretty much abandoned the site.

  • pgwarner

    Thank You Kalen