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Old February 6, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Default A call for civility and common decency for us sports fans

We are mostly Bangalis. We are emotional and hotheaded and we get carried away very easily. As easily as we adulate our heroes and elevate them to lofty grandeur, we tear them from their pinnacle and unleash on them our pent up hate devoid of 'manners'.

Yes, we are hypercritical and it's alright to be hypercritical. But is it alright to be rude and insulting to someone? When did it become fashionable to denigrate someone just because you do not like him?

Just look through the posts in the Ashraful thread. How many of you can truly say - yes, I have been decent in my post(s).

Remember the Henry James standard. Only three things in life are important, James said:

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"The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."
At least, let us not be unkind.
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Hmm fair enough. Brothers and sisters....let's all try....there's no harm in trying
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Its cool to bash Ash.
It is also a good way to get noticed.
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:21 PM
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It's ok to bash. It's ok to bash ash. At least be decent about it.
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Bashing is ok. But not when it goes to an unreasonable level.
But Ash bashing here in BC is anything but reasonable.
People openly pray for his bad performance when he gets picked.
Then he is damned to hell, whatever his performance is.
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Hmm calling Fazal bhai....
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:31 PM
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We all love Ash . Whenever we saw Ash name in any thread, amader hat nish pish kore ekta post mere dite. Just because we all love him from the bottom of our hearts .

This thread will be a superhit one, because it's something with Ash
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:44 PM
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We all love Ash . Whenever we saw Ash name in any thread, amader hat nish pish kore ekta post mere dite. Just because we all love him from the bottom of our hearts .

This thread will be a superhit one, because it's something with Ash
100% khati kotha !!!
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:45 PM
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It's alright to criticize players constructively but not alright to abuse players verbally. At the end of the day, these guys are our guys and I'm sure their trying their best against the best teams in the world. So it's best to be supportive when they're doing good. When the players are not doing good, we can constructively criticize players but again not go overboard.
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Old February 7, 2012, 01:33 AM
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Yeah, screw you guys, Ashraful is the best.
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Old February 7, 2012, 03:32 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zunaid
We are mostly Bangalis. We are emotional and hotheaded and we get carried away very easily. As easily as we adulate our heroes and elevate them to lofty grandeur, we tear them from their pinnacle and unleash on them our pent up hate devoid of 'manners'.

Yes, we are hypercritical and it's alright to be hypercritical. But is it alright to be rude and insulting to someone? When did it become fashionable to denigrate someone just because you do not like him?

Just look through the posts in the Ashraful thread. How many of you can truly say - yes, I have been decent in my post(s).

Remember the Henry James standard. Only three things in life are important, James said:



At least, let us not be unkind.


Very badly needed .....
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Old February 7, 2012, 09:28 AM
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This thread is getting hijacked by ash lovers/haters again. the message is not about ash... BC fans does the same for other cricketers coaches and what not...
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Old February 7, 2012, 09:42 AM
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A good call. BC needs support from everyone. We are expecting lot of new guests and members here. We need to give them a positive memorable experience.

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Old February 7, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Thank You Doc. I would like to extend this to all human beings. Especially those who have already died. Be it political leaders from our country or from a different one. Using foul language doesn't make one look good, nor does his/her arguments makes a better case.

Controling hatred and channeling them to a positive response is very difficult and not many can do. Decency can not be bought, it can only be nurtured. Indecency is related to upbringing and association.

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Old February 7, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by WorldCup11
We all love Ash . Whenever we saw Ash name in any thread, amader hat nish pish kore ekta post mere dite. Just because we all love him from the bottom of our hearts .

This thread will be a superhit one, because it's something with Ash
We love Ash too...but we criticize his performance, not him individually. If he does not hurt fans by his unacceptable performance, fans will not hurt him, at least sometimes.

But yes, in criticizing him we need to show civility and decency.
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Old February 7, 2012, 10:18 AM
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agreed!....i dont think the issue only relates to Ash..
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Old February 7, 2012, 10:20 AM
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This thread is getting hijacked by ash lovers/haters again. the message is not about ash... BC fans does the same for other cricketers coaches and what not...
People are missing the bigger picture just like they also are on the thank you thread.
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Nice thread. Should have a global appeal - and not targeted to one person.
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:15 PM
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If speech were to pass your lips
......test if it is true.... if it is not - don't say it
if it is true
.......test if it is necessary.... if it is not - don't say it
if it is necessary
.......test if it is kind......if it is not - don't say it.

- Sufi saying

Ultimate test is kindness...
true - necessary - kind
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:44 PM
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If speech is to pass your lips
......test if it is true.... if it is not - don't say it
if it is true
.......test if it is necessary.... if it is not - don't say it
if it is necessary
.......test if it is kind......if it is not - don't say it.

- Sufi saying

Ultimate test is kindness...
true - necessary - kind
Oh mai! zsayeed bhai is so wise. This is the post of the day.
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:50 PM
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What Happened?

ke Kare Khali Khali Gali dilo?

ke Ashraful ke abar opomaan korlo?

Amar kintu kono dosh nai... Ami ei site-er ashe pashe diyeo ghuro ghuri kori nai last few weeks....looks like all those Ash threads clean... nothing is there.... esssh ektur jonno sob moja miss korlam.
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Oh mai! zsayeed bhai is so wise. This is the post of the day.
Beaming ...........................
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Old February 7, 2012, 12:59 PM
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What Happened?

ke Kare Khali Khali Gali dilo?

ke Ashraful ke abar opomaan korlo?

Amar kintu kono dosh nai... Ami ei site-er ashe pashe diyeo ghuro ghuri kori nai last few weeks....looks like all those Ash threads clean... nothing is there.... esssh ektur jonno sob moja miss korlam.
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Old February 7, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zsayeed
If speech were to pass your lips
......test if it is true.... if it is not - don't say it
if it is true
.......test if it is necessary.... if it is not - don't say it
if it is necessary
.......test if it is kind......if it is not - don't say it.

- Sufi saying

Ultimate test is kindness...
true - necessary - kind
zsayeed bhai khub darun. Eta likhe amar monitor er shate lagiye rakhbo. Next time kono post korar somoy mone porbe

Only zokhon kichu true AND necessary AND Kind hobe tokhoni kotha bolbo
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