Ron from ThinkBlueLA.com texted me and said he completely understands everyone's mindset and frustration. He tried to register with yuku, but gave up, telling me that he now knows why we're fed up over here. Anyway, he emailed me and asked that I forward this message to you, which follows in this post. This option is out there guys. And even our non-baseball stuff (spam and mullets thread) is allowed in the "outside the lines" area. Mary, there are a few woman posters over there as well, who would welcome you without a doubt. Also, Ron is completely engaged in the minor league coverage, which I know a lot of you enjoy. A regular at RC Quakes games, often interviewing up and coming minor leaguers for his blog pieces. His message to you follows:
"Hi gang. My name is Ron Cervenka and along with my IT guy Scott Harvey (the real brains behind our operation) run the ThinkBlueLA.com forum and blog site - not to be confused with TrueBlueLA, which I suspect is the site that some of you feel like you are being pushed to the corner at - although I must say that Eric Stephen (the proprietor of TrueBlueLA and arguably the brightest Dodger blogger on the planet) and I are good friends.
Although the ThinkBlueLA forum has roughly 100 members, there are maybe a dozen or so who actively post on the site - and I can absolutely assure you that every one of them would welcome and embrace you guys.
As a point of history, ThinkBlueLA was created back in 2009 for the EXACT reason why many of you are here on BBWC today - to get away from the hostile site that the old ‘Inside the Dodgers’ site became; the daily (if not hourly) profanity-riddled rants to fire Grady Little, fire Jim Tracy and eventually fire Joe Torre and the endless personal attacks against other posters. (I referred to them as groundhogs based on the movie Groundhog Day - it was always the same thing over and over and over again, day after day).
In creating our site, we made it so that every new member was required to register so that we could eliminate the groundhogs, although, to be quite honest, there have been only a couple - presumably because those who did not play well with others or couldn’t deal with our very simple guidelines were banned from the site.
I can absolutely positively assure you that none of our current members will push anyone into a corner regardless of your individual opinions. In fact, it is/are your opinions that make any fan-based forum successful - as each of you well know.
By no means are we trying to "steal" members from anyone, nor are we pounding on our chests claiming to be better than any of the other sites out there. We are simply providing passionate Dodger fans a platform to share their passion with like Dodger fans - that's it. No ulterior motives, no 'we're in it for the money' (which there is none). In fact, our philosophy has always been "It's your forum; it will only be as great as you make it."
Feel free to lurk (at http://www.thinkbluela.com/forum/) and if you are so inclined, feel free to register (and deal with our pain in the ass CAPTCHA thingy). If you like it, fine. If you don't, that's fine too. It will cost you nothing and you can come and go as you please - without any fear of reprisal.
And thanks for the kind words VicenteRomo.
PS: Go Dodgers!"