Quote fadingrose: I often wonder what happens to Days fans who break a "no bashing" or "fans only" directive. It might make some of these very one-sided messages a bit more interesting to listen to differing viewpoints. For example: Ejami fans may be "obsessed" with their idols, but some of their enthusiasm borders on sickness or at least love-struck eighth-grade crushes. It would be scary to disagree face-to-face with any of them. Obviously, I think we all have the right to express our opinions.
Are you bashing an ENTIRE fanbase??
I'm not BASHING any entire fan base. Read my entry again--I used the Ejami base as an EXAMPLE and described SOME of its fans. There are other topics raised that include either a "no bashing" or "fans only" rule. My point was whether it is prouctive to restrict what one is allowed to say! By the way, I am a loyal fan of both EJ and Sami, whether together or even when they've been apart. They are both such skilled and appealing actors with individual or joint story lines that are always fascinating.
I'm sorry, fadingrose, that some of our posters need to take Reading Comprehension 101 all over again. Tedium. ~)
You know, just as a matter of courtesy, there is really no bashing on Facebook. It comes out wrong to be disagreeable and judgmental. Someone told me that about etiquette on the net. Same is true with these message boards. Nothing good to say? Say nothing.
Thanks, Shirleta, for understanding what I was getting at by starting this thread. The "no bashing" and "fans only" rules I can almost understand, but it should apply to both the character being discussed AND that character's "enemies." I'm an old lady who has tried to adjust to the cultural "norms" of the 21st century. Whatever "etiquette" once meant, it seems missing today. For the life of me, I can't relate to posters who get so emotionally involved in their favorites' lives that they name-call or vigorously insult other characters. "Hating" so-and-so and constantly referring to "boring cop," for example, accomplish nothing and are just plain mean-spirited. Remarks like that seem a little bit silly, since we know the actors are not real, but only portraying what the writers intend. Finally, I don't believe that the head honchos intended the "no bashing" rule to mean that a poster is not allowed to say anything even VAGUELY negative about the subject of a thread. "Can't we all just get along"? (I think Rosieroserson and LuvBoHope also got my point. Thanks)