A quick note on this site, and Stevious.
I don't agree with a lot of the personal insults that many users (not just Stevious) post to each other. I never get involved with that kind of stuff. But I accept that it happens from time to time when people post their wrasslin views. We're not all saints. And we are adults. (Actually... are we all adults??? Serious question....)
Most long term AW members wouldn't be offended by the apparent troll-inducing post from Stevious, if that was the cause. I guess we're familiar with Stevious' personality whereas new people on the block may not be.
However, I do think the relentless banter and heavy insults which a handful of long time users find amusing, is discouraging most others from engaging in the site, beyond reading the blogs. I think everyone should recognize this and try to overcome this if we want the site to continue.
I think in the course of his posts, Stevious does cross the line at times, but he's not the only one and should not be singled out. Like him or not, this site needs Stevious. I always enjoy his Fab 5 / Shammy blogs etc and he has contributed a lot here over many years. So I for one want to see him reinstated. This site has a better chance of surviving the current activity drought WITH Stevious, not WITHOUT. That's my honest opinion, and while some may disagree, I've been here long enough to earn that opinion.
I've been using the site since 2009.
I'm here because the core members are clearly huge fans like me, and care enough to blog and post with other huge fans.
So without singling anyone out, can't we ALL just press the reset button, bring the blogs back to wrestling, keep the banter (with reasonable limits), be mindful if certain users are sensitive, and try to get along!
A renewed, approachable, inclusive, and more mindful AW.com
Bring back Pocket!
Bring back Linda!