Whew! For a second, I thought that I was the only one who noticed!
I’d hate to see censorship take over, though. It leaves too open the question of where to draw the line on censored/uncensored material.
Unfortunately, it may end up being the best solution in the future, though.
I think the biggest problem with all of this is that the T-Nation (us- in general, not the contrib.ed’s) has lost it’s focus on why we came to this site to begin with. Three years ago when I discovered T-Mag, it was geared to really help those that were serious about improving themselves, as well as testosterone-driven humor. It was always in the spirit of good fun and encouragement- If someone was doing something wrong, point them in the right direction.
Now it seems to be a bitch session of why any opinion other that the author of the post is wrong. You either voted for the wrong guy, lift wrong, look wrong, think wrong, or like the wrong things. Nowadays, if someone isn’t an expert on lifting and has questions, he’s more likely to get flamed for being an idiot or a dumbass rather than be encouraged or pushed in the right direction. Also, humor is out of the question because it’s sure to offend SOMEBODY.
Bring back “Dangerously Hardcore”. Let’s get rid of “Dangerously-walking-on-eggshells”, “Dangerously Political”, “Dangerously Offendable”, and “Dangerously Don’t Ask if you Don’t Know”. They don’t have the same appeal.
Also, bring back more “Atomic Dog” articles and humorous blogs from Shugart- we could all use a few more good laughs…