So if you've read me here it's pretty likely that you've read me on the USCHO Fan Forum. But you won't be reading anything written by me on that site for the next month. I was bad. I've been bad there a couple of other times (ok ok ... three) over the last 6 years. The first time was for making fun of the Boston College bandwagon fans during their run up to the NCAA championship game. It seemed every time they had a new thought they'd start a new thread. Of course, I thought it'd be funny so I started a half a dozen new threads with names like ... "I'm a BC fan and I think ..." and "This is not your father's BC thread" and "My favorite BC thread" and "This BC thread rulez!!". The administrator was NOT AMUSED. I sat for a week.
The third time (I can't even remember the second offense) I reeled off a serious insult string in response to another poster in some hotly contested political thread. It was a quality personal insult but once again the administrator wasn't amused; my timing on that one was critical as the board was just starting a "crackdown" on rule violators. That one was last year about this time and cost me two weeks posting privileges. This time my transgression was substantially less offensive when I posted irrelevant song lyrics to ruin a thread who's subject already had an open thread. The poster was too lazy to find it and post in it (even though he'd done so about 50 times before) so I made the mistake of "flooding" his thread and as the nice admin's email informed me that couldn't be tolerated. Ouch. I'm sooooo bad.
So get yer ass over to USCHO and post some UAA positive stuff while I'm on vacation for the next month (suspensions increase over time and I'm up to a month!!! WOOHOO!!!). Just don't use any quality insult strings; instead just call someone a "moron" 'cause that's ok. I'm not sure if the admin has a sense of humor or not so if you just don't emulate me at all you should be ok. And if you do manage to acquire a suspension don't expect an answer when you respond to their email and point out the error they've made. Seriously though; UAA representation on the board is pretty good but YOU can make it better by registering and posting. Yeah I know it's hard to muster much enthusiasm when the program isn't exactly soaring but when the program does start soaring wouldn't it be nice to know you'd said what was on your mind long before the success? And won't that make the success that much sweeter as a fan? Go post.
Ironic isn't it; that I was offering advice to Shea Hamilton about not establishing a bad reputation with the referee's while at the same time I was cementing my already established bad reputation on USCHO's fan board?