Following some internal discussions and after consulting with Tyler Bleszinski, the founder of SBNation and Athletics Nation concerning the uptick of trolling on BN, we have decided to amend our rules by adding the following "negativity clause":
Relentless negativity will not be tolerated. What constitutes "relentless negativity"? It's simple: simply posting the Bruins suck 100 percent of the time or the coaches are screwing up left and right without reasoning or proposing solutions. There is nothing helpful about someone who constantly says that their team "sucks" and complains. We're all fans and we all get frustrated when the team doesn't perform or has bad luck, but regurgitating the same venom over and over again doesn't help anything or anyone. BN is aiming to be better than that. If you continue to do nothing but post negativity, you may lose posting privileges without warning. There's a difference between someone who aims to point out flaws and be constructive and someone who is destructive. If you post strings of fanposts or comments in a row about how Bruins stink or coaches are terrible with no reasoning or proposals, that is basically trolling and that's how it will be treated. The goal is to make this community fun for everyone.
I would also add, please spare us the lines about how long you have been a Bruin alum or fan when you are offering same tired, stale arguments (on either side). They are kind of ridiculous as they add nothing in terms of substantiating your takes.