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    Official Striking Wrestler at Fargo

    One I'll gladly give up.
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    Forum going soft?

    I don't think any topics would be taboo if people could actually have a rational and mature dialogue. Some of you prove time and time and time again you don't have the ability to conduct yourselves in such a manner. Ruining it for the rest of us who can actually have a legit discussion. Don't blame the rules and the platform when it's the users who are being donks.
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    Good for you USA Wrestling staff...

    Never said there was - trust me, the inbox fills up from opposing fan bases when athletes from certain programs get posted more than others. Who needs an algorithm when you have wrestling fans?
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    Good for you USA Wrestling staff...

    Or they just rotate the amount of times they have specific athletes on the main pic of the story. Can’t always be the same guy/girl. Sometimes you have to put a shot of the non-credentialed. This is NBD, LJB
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    Forum going soft?

    if I had to guess, I’d assume it was because the thread devolved into non-wrestling political babble. Don’t blame the mods for users posting stupid sh*t unrelated to the sport.
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    Forum going soft?

    I was not the mod during the whole Mike Zadick issue (there, I said it!) , I was still at InterMat until August of 2008. Wrestling 411 after that. I didn’t start moderating this board until December of 2009-October of 2012. During that time, I outlined rules and best practices. I can’t speak for the moderation before me, but I felt I was fair, approachable and transparent - but I did prefer to answer most questions directly asked - although few actually took the time to contact me directly. I banned 12 accounts in 3 years, most trolls and repeat signups from previous bans. The 2008 purge had that many in a week and the 2009 one (Shovegate) was likely more. Neither of those were on my watch. Just wanted to clarify. Magistrate! (Some if you understand what this means)
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    Check out this smoke show

    But does Bo know Diddly?
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    Check out this smoke show

    You can edit your own listing, you just can’t create it.
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    Check out this smoke show

    Still one of those “not telling the whole story” and “selective context” types of things.
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    Check out this smoke show

    Still more legitimate than someone we know.
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    Been 'bout 20 years since my state title

    Gonna lean towards fake.
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    Jordan Burroughs Final X weigh-in

    That’s the spirit.
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    Bellarmine University

    Kentucky dropped in 1982. They wouldn’t be a permanent member in the SoCon, they’d be an affiliate.
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    Will Steveson's suspension be lifted?

    It's not absolute censorship, it was - and apparently still is - a preventive measure. Just by the sheer volume of people trying to circumvent a posted rule by being catty and coy about it shows the rule is still necessary because people will do anything they can to be jerks. Instead of saying, well, we can just talk about it on Facebook (maybe some who come here are afraid to post their thoughts under their real name there?) and move along, people spend more time making posts to specifically get removed to prove a point rather than honoring the posted rules of the board (ones posted for a long time, mind you). This rule isn't in place for the adults, but when the inmates overtake the asylum, banning and deleting posts becomes more cumbersome and labor intensive because rather than saying "ok, we don't do the legal issues here" trolls come out of the woodwork and try to outsmart the posted rules. Even though I don't work here anymore, it's clear to me people still don't understand WHY it was put into place, because some of the stuff I saw before threads were yanked were right on par with what I dealt with years and years ago. It's even harder to ban individuals these days because of VPNs and disposable e-mail addresses. Again, it was put in as a preventive measure and this situation has proven once again, we can't have nice things. Anyone care to stay on topic about the OP before this gets locked/removed too?
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    Will Steveson's suspension be lifted?

    Read the rules, guys. USAW doesn't provide the platform for its athletes to speak on this (meaning, it doesn't own Twitter). It does, however, provide this platform and it's well within USAW's rights to make rules that users can either abide by or not abide by. If you don't abide by them, talk about it somewhere else. There's a litany of comments in more trafficked platforms than this. I don't work here, but I explained in detail why this policy was enacted - it's because this forum's userbase often lacks the level of restraint and maturity to discuss it without it divulging into absolute crap. I dealt with it for years. Legal matters aren't discussed here because we have some absolutely deplorable fans who have accounts here. They ruined it for everyone years ago. No one's to blame except the fans who can't control themselves. Why does this thread stay? I'm going on the assumption it's about him returning to the lineup. I suspect people will spend more time trying to circumvent the rules, which I will never understand. Pretty sure if the topic stays about competition at heavy, it won't be locked up or tossed, but that's up to you guys.
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    Iowa Hawkeyes - Director of Operations

    Varies by state and institution. Central Michigan wouldn't allow Tom Borrelli to hire his son Jason as an assistant coach because of laws/statutes related to nepotism.
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    Iowa Hawkeyes - Director of Operations

    No. Melissa Simmons is currently the Director of Ops at NC State and there's been several others. Off the top of my head Purdue, Campbell, Arizona State, Iowa State and West Virginia have all had female director of ops at some point in the recent past. Probably leaving a team or two out as well.
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    Stop 1984ing us

    Well, it's not just college kids, it's pretty much any legal matter. HS kids, coaches, etc. That's not arbitrary, it was concrete. Your better solution was tried first and tried repeatedly. This was the last resort - When I would leave for lunch and come back an hour later to find dozens of posts, it would take more time to actually read the posts to determine what stays and what goes. Volunteer mods were used prior to my arrival and at a few times during - but no one wanted to do it or they'd do it and then would get too busy - you get what you pay for with volunteers. You can't complain about them not doing the work you aren't paying them to do. When you have volunteers, none of them want to be identified either, because when they're outed, they get dogged by PMs and DMs and then they get run off. This board is only as good as the people who post on it. This action back then was a direct result of proven and continued abuse by its patrons. In my time, I only banned 12 people despite the claims that it was a wholesale ban fest. I can't speak for those who moderated the boards before me. They're not overworked in regards to what the term sounds like, but this forum is not (and should not be) a case where it takes hours a day to moderate. That's what it becomes when you want to sift out what's good and what's bad. I had a college coach call my cell at 5:45 in the morning screaming at me for something that was posted overnight, blew up and I had no idea it was there. I lived in the Mountain Time Zone, so rational people are usually asleep during those hours. That's why the rule was put in place. It's been posted for all to see for years. I don't work here anymore, but I also find it amusing that people blame others for not allowing them to be complete jagoffs. This was a direct result of the bad apples who, as the saying goes, ruin it for everyone else. Run them off, new ones grow in their place.
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    Stop 1984ing us

    I created this rule back when I operated the boards. Why? Because too many times, people cannot act in a civilized manner with things like this. There was a time where I spent more time policing this board than doing my actual job while at USA Wrestling. What happened? I got heated calls from coaches, athletes, parents and even attorneys about the content on this message board. This, along with feedback from the staff at USAW during my tenure (2009-2012), was used to create this rule. So what happened was members of this very board weren't mature enough to have that conversation. It was repeated time and time and time again. Adults can't handle themselves like adults, then the rules of this board were created to prevent adults from acting like children. People seem to have short memories. Anytime a Hawkeye had an issue - the haters flocked. There were also instances with Cowboys, Nittany Lions and other athletes from high profile programs. You have the right do discuss these things. USAW doesn't have to provide you that right on their messageboards. There's plenty of other places for people to spew their venom - this rule was created so that this was not one of them. The rule was created because some people aren't responsible enough to have civil discussions. I don't work there anymore, but the rule has been in place and was put into place because of constant and repeated vitriol in situations regarding college athletes. You want to fight about it? Go to Twitter, Facebook or the comments section of newspaper websites. That's why the rule was put into place and I'm glad USAW is sticking to it. If you don't remember anything like this before, you have a short memory.
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    Most annoying commentator catchphrases?

    I don't know about you, but I think that was one of the greatest lines in wrestling broadcast history. There will always and forever be the "illegal fist to the back."
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    Stop 1984ing us

    i don’t work here anymore, but you guys might want to understand that this board has rules ... that are posted ... that have been in place for a while.
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    Women's College Wrestling

    Woeful context, considering you can take D2, D3, NAIA, NJCAA and every other men's college division and combine them in one arena and have empty seats. D1's championships had a number of empty seats as recently as 2003. The D1 championship is one of FIVE championship sports that makes the NCAA money - that's of the 90 NCAA championships they run. Comparing one of the five to a fledgling sport isn't apples to apples. It doesn't make you a dinosaur, but it doesn't mean you're giving an adequate comparison. You could replace "Women's wrestling" with virtually any of those other sports and still be correct (with both genders). Proper context and comparison is important. Also, that's how new sports start, combining all member schools until there's enough to branch out into separate divisions. It took beach volleyball 7 years to have its first "official" NCAA championship.
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    I've been tracking attendance for Division I schools for over 15 years. I know what attendance is like more than nearly everyone other than Denny Diehl. This is the first season we've had at least 24 schools with an average of over 1,000 fans per dual. A stylistic shift is not going to eliminate half of the casual wrestling fans, like some suggest. There's just zero comparable evidence to support such an opinion. The increase in fan attendance isn't because of style, it's because of marketing. Casual fans show up because they are casual fans. Volleyball fans didn't revolt when they went to rally point scoring. But rest assured, I highly doubt the NCAA would change men's college wrestling to freestyle, so we're basically arguing about a hypothetical where there can be no winning statement.
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    #NCAAforFreestyle?

    We've been over this - "casual fans" don't attend the NCAA Wrestling Championships. The fans who go - go. If you don't go, guess what, someone's going to fill your seat.
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