Virginia Tech lost to Old Dominion on the road. It's prudent to conclude everyone who rocks maroon and orange ranges from pissed to dejected. The same can be said for other unexpected and high-profile losses. Emotions are high and chances are, given TKP is a very large community, someone is going to downvote to downvote.
Yes, that absolutely goes against the community guidelines and preferably that would stop. Many TKPers complained about downvotes yesterday. I've maintained that adds more noise to the discourse than a downvote (because it does). In all the instances I looked at, ultimately those comments and topics ended up on the plus-side of the ledger. Moreover, unless you dcwilson40-type tear as a new poster, the downvotes have little immediate impact. Hopefully in the instances where they are warranted, downvotes serve in the longterm to better adhere to the community guidelines.
As far as dcwilson40 goes. That account was blocked from posting this morning. To be clear, it had nothing to do with criticism of the program or its coaches.
As a community, we encourage all thoughts on Virginia Tech athletics, whether they be supportive, critical, or otherwise. However, please keep it respectful, well informed, and refrain from personal attacks towards players and coaches. Criticism for the sake of criticism does not add to the discussion, and neither does rah-rah homerism for the sake of rah-rah homerism. Statistics, screen grabs, diagrams, etc... may help your point across better, and that benefits the entire community.
Before you post and contribute to the community, ask yourself, "Does it make TKP better?" If you answer 'no', stop what you are doing.
When I read through the community guidelines this morning that's the part that stuck out to me. dcwilson40 provides valid criticisms, but the provocative posting style is not what TKP is all about.
I hope TKP at-large does better than the Hokies after the next heartbreaker or head scratcher.