Sports and Politics on Hornfans

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Dionysus, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin


    1. This site is managed and moderated by one person. I do my best to stay on top of things here but I work full time, have a family, etc. My time is limited so it has become increasingly important that Hornfans members comply with the Posting Guidelines and the policy below (which is incorporated into the Posting Guidelines).

    We are all adults and capable of following simple rules. Most here do this very well. If you are unable or unwilling to do so your account will be permanently banned. I am not babysitting disrespectful people who can’t be bothered to know the rules and comply with them.

    2. Political rhetoric and bickering in the sports threads has gotten out of hand. This stops today.



    The unprecedented weirdness of 2020 has seen politics permeate just about everything in our country, and it has been no different on Hornfans. Some of our fellow members here like to engage on those topics, and others don’t. There are fans who just want to enjoy sports without being lectured on the political and cultural implications of every damn thing. It is tiresome and it spoils the joy of UT Sports for many of us.

    Hornfans has always been a platform primarily for UT Sports, and I’d like for it to remain a good place for those discussions. We also have a forum dedicated to political topics, everyone knows about it, and we are going to restore some separation between the two. I have asked repeatedly for members to keep their political comments out of the sports threads, with very limited effect, so it is time for a policy that will be enforced.

    Strict Enforcement — Beginning IMMEDIATELY

    We will no longer have our sports threads being derailed with political comments. We’ve had our Covid Sports Hiatus and it is over.

    1. Threads to discuss political issues—including the political aspects of sports—will be posted on the West Mall, not on a sports forum. Failure to do this will result in the deletion of your post and a 3-day suspension of your account. Subsequent violations will result in a permanent ban.

    2. For threads on a sports forum, stay on the topic of sports and keep the political commentary out of it. Users who do not comply will get a 3-day suspension on their account. Subsequent violations will result in a permanent ban.

    If you don’t know the difference between a sports-related comment and one that’s political in nature—or where the line exists between the two—figure that out before you post, or don’t post anything. This is your responsibility to manage and I will ban aggressively on this one point.

    What you can do to help

    I cannot review every post. If you see off-topic posts, or a political thread started in a sports forum, please hit the Report button below the post and let me know.
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  2. stanhin

    stanhin 2,500+ Posts

    Outstanding, Dionysus. Thank you very, very much.
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  3. brnkj

    brnkj 1,000+ Posts

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  4. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

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  5. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Agree, and I was one of the offenders.
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  6. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

    So was I...many times.....sorry
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  7. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    No worries gents. We needed better clarity on this.
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  8. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

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  9. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

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  10. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

    If people can't understand this we can always rely on ii's ideology. BECOME A SPONSER
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  11. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Thank you Dion!! :bow:
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    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

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    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

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  14. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Will cause me to hold back cause sometimes I post a sporting comment that may have political tones but unintended. No worries cause my posts are generally worthless drivel anyway.
    hookem - yeah game day :yippee::hookem:
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  15. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    But aggys are maroons and ou sux are still ok on On the field?
    Asking for a friend
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  16. everette

    everette 100+ Posts

    Thank you
  17. hornde68

    hornde68 25+ Posts

    Great! Well done. One of our Supreme Court justices, Byron ‘Wizzer’ White was asked why he was reading the sports page at a club in D.C. his response, “I would rather read about man’s successes than his failures.” Life is tough enough, give me pure sports for a diversion. Of course there are those who woul
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  18. hornde68

    hornde68 25+ Posts

    Sorry about the inadvertent use of the word. HUA
  19. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 500+ Posts

    Thank you Dion
  20. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    OK Fine with me. :bevo:
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  21. Driver 8

    Driver 8 smoooove

    It's official now
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  22. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Take a break, Driver 8. :coolnana:
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  23. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

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    EDT 500+ Posts

  25. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    Isn’t this thread about both sports and politics and right here smack dab On The Field?

    oh wait—will we still be able to post bad humor on sports boards?
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  26. hookem245

    hookem245 100+ Posts

    Thanks and sorry. Guilty, as charged.

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  27. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    There's a new sheriff in town y'all !!

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  28. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Can you clarify this for us low IQ folks?
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  29. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    No do Trump talk with ball talk
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  30. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Must resist POTUS testicular joke.
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