Unless the moderators get their act together soon it will become damaged irrevocably.
So what do you suppose we do then?
If we deleted every post from opposition fans that some of us don't agree with this forum will turn into an old mans country club with recurring posts from the same old users able enough to make you go to sleep. Those that try to wind us up will only try harder if their posts are deleted by coming back for more.
Do we delete EVERY "controversial" post on here, that includes those posted by Canvey fans, therefore driving them away because they cannot post their own opinions and once again turning this place into the previously mentioned retirement home?
OR, do some of you need to learn to retaliate less and therefore refrain from turning this into a personal shouting competition? So what if some Hornchurch/St. Albans/Gravesend fan comes on here with some banter? Just because some of us may not agree with the comments doesn't mean we have to jump down their throat and start insulting them. You'd just turn into into a slaggingfest after three or four posts.
Example: EFM's post about a 'Reserve Team'.
It was banter, there was no malice of obsenitites involved in the initial post and therefore I personally thought it was perfectly ok to stay on here. The followup comment was totally out of order though and therefore was deleted as soon as I saw it - But still some of you saw fit to keep on having a go back at him, for a comment that no longer existed. If you wanted to have a go at the way his mind works, use a bloody PM, that's what they're for. Don't use this forum to keep going over the same old rubbish once the offending statement was wiped.
If someone was to put something on here like; "Ha, ha, ha, ur so shlt u all live in pikey caravans" etc. You can obviously tell that this is a wind up and the user needs help, please don't bother replying to the poor sod. Just ignore the thread and the likely hood is it will go away back to school or to some institution.
Keep the discussion on topic, and worthless threads will work their way down the page and will be forgotten about. Peristant spammers who post threads and threads of rubbish like that above, will be warned by the Mods and if they continue recommended for Alctraz.
Use your common sense people, you must be able to tell whether a post is worth replying to or not! It only turns nasty and personal when we bite back and that is when threads get locked and posts deleted, which ultimately we don't want to happen because everyone deserves their say, no matter how much you might disagree with it.