Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?


Tom English @TomEnglishSport 23m rangerstaxcase was a phenomenon. Total respect for …

Comment on Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show? by Lord Wobbly.

Tom English @TomEnglishSport 23m
rangerstaxcase was a phenomenon. Total respect for the
quality of that blog’s information. But it became bitter and
pompous and lost its way
The RTC blog was a phenomenon. It started small but steadily grew. As the readership grew, people from any and all clubs and walks of life were welcomed. The small number of Rangers fans who joined in were actively encouraged and defended, at times robustly.

Yes there were also obvious trolls who were only on to wind up and deflect. Such posters were quite rightly given short shrift.

Meanwhile, posters applied their skills to uncovee, scrutinise and interpret anything that related to the leading characters, Rangers finances, the tax cases, big and small.

The camararderie amongst the varied readership was a joy. The self-policing was, in the most part, of excellent quality. There were occasional lapses, of course there were, but by and large the behaviour was exemplary.

Did blog get a bit pompous near the end? Certainly some comments did.
Did the blog lose it’s way? Maybe, but there was still many quality posts which perhaps became diluted due to the level of traffic.
Did the blog become bitter? Again, there may have been some bitters comments posted, but these were usually rounded on and told to desist

All in all, I am immensely proud to have played a small role as a regular poster in what was, and Tom is quite correct, a phenomenon.

I’ve just been a little pompous there, haven’t I? 😀

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