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About ElmCityFan

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  1. I've been lurking on this board for years and everyone here responds irrationally to every little insult or disagreement. You haven't tried ignoring them. You responding to the trolls is reinforcing their behavior in that it increases the likelihood they will continue to do it. Behavioral science tells us if you remove the reinforcing value to their trolling, the rate and/or the intensity of the trolling will briefly INCREASE. If you continue to remove the reinforcing variable to their trolling behavior, even through the initial burst, the behavior will gradually DECREASE from the initial levels of trolling. It works, you just have to put some effort into not responding. It really isn't that hard. Source: Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis.
  2. I totally understand this point of view, I'd never wish losing a team on any fan base (except Carolina) but there are only 30 teams, we have to jump on an opportunity whenever or whoever that may be. As for Calgary they seem to be strong arming the city for an arena and there is too much uncertainty here regarding ours so we likely wouldn't be a viable option unless the General *****embly surprises us in the next week or so.
  3. Seriously everyday for years you guys break internet rule #1. Don't feed trolls! Of course they are going to keep coming back because you get into childish name calling fits. Geez the third graders I teach have a better understanding of this concept.
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  5. I didn't watch the video but I do agree this could be (it won't be) a wake up call for Connecticut to start investing in our cities. These dang millennials want urban environments with walkable neighborhoods and bustling economic activity. Other than the Goat Yard Hartford doesn't really have that. In fact, you guys up north might be surprised by this, there is WAY more going on in Bridgeport than in Hartford and Bridgeport is a hallowed out relic of the industrial revolution. GE left because there's nothing to do in northern Fairfield and Bridgeport is a dump so young talent wasn't inclined to stick around. Aetna might leave for NYC, partly I'm sure, because Hartford shuts down at 5, the suburbs are boring, there's no public transportation, traffic ****s, and City Steam is **n once in a while but really what do you guys have going on up there? Our capital city has to stop being an embarr*****ment or we in New Haven are going to have to take that title away from you guys. It is imperative we provide an entertainment center like the Civic Center for the city, and state economies. Along with that increased public transit, maybe in the form of a light rail system, and build up the neighborhoods. Or we can keep being a boring suburban **** hole that people like Colin Cowherd and Mike Greene have escaped after years of desperate pleas. EDIT: I changed a word cause it made it look like I cussed and I totally didn't cuss.
  6. Was the Rangers playing preseason games in Hartford part of the initial deal or was that just a rumor?