Two months ago I kicked off a new feature on in-the-back-of-the.net – a regular general debate thread – something that I hope will help this blog to become a place where people feel comfortable coming, not just to read, but also to engage and debate football issues. The basic thought is that a generic post will go up once a month (for the time being) that encourages comments on any football topic that you would like to discuss.
Why would you comment here when there are perfectly good forums? I hope because this will be a bit more pleasant. Lots of people have told me that they won’t engage in debate on the forums because they are not moderated and quite often descend into ugly slagging matches. While I don’t want to be a total square, and have no intention of banning anyone (that only puts people off even more), I will simply ask commenters to respect each other and I will delete any personal attacks.
The first month we got two comments, last month we more than doubled it to five, so this month I reckon we can safely aim for ten(!) So there’s your performance target. Now, GO!
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