Ran across this link today. Reminded me of this message board. Could apply to all of the thread categories but most effective here I think.
It's the same for any anonymous internet forum. For me it's an entertaining mind break at work. For others, as the article states, its a place "to display their unresolved mental health issues" (e.g. B-Rad's racist/misogynist trolling) - which is a shame. It is certainly NOT a place to solicit advice and NO your 10 yr old is not elite. LOL
I don't know, seems to me the world has larger issues than youth hockey message boards. Read it, learn, enjoy. It will all be over before you know it.
Don’t knock it until you try it!