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gonelong
01-31-2007, 02:23 PM
Has any consideration been given to creating a forum specifically for the game threads? They seem to take up quite a bit of space in both the ORG and Live forums. Its kind of annoying to have them come up in searches because they rarely have the information in the context you are acutally searching for. Occasionally I like to order by views or replies to see what the larger stories for the past year or so has been. Mostly you just get game threads.

The large majority of those threads get rather large, but most are quickly forgotten after the game is played. It would seem to make some sense to segregate the game threads into a seperate forum.

just my $.02

Speaking of my $.02, how are we doing on donations this year? I haven't ponied up for some time and will be doing so shortly.

GL

pedro
01-31-2007, 02:24 PM
I think that's a pretty good idea.

remdog
01-31-2007, 02:30 PM
I like that idea. It would eliminate two threads about the same thing. From my viewpoint, anything that does that is progress.

Rem

HumnHilghtFreel
01-31-2007, 02:34 PM
Speaking of my $.02, how are we doing on donations this year? I haven't ponied up for some time and will be doing so shortly.

GL

Where would those go to? I wouldn't mind making a small donation.

Also, I think it's a good idea.

Heath
01-31-2007, 02:36 PM
If this was GAC, he'd tell you to join chat.

:D

I'd email GIK or Boss - or even better - create a Feedback Forum where you can "Ask a Mod".

:thumbup:

paintmered
01-31-2007, 02:36 PM
If this was GAC, he'd tell you to join chat.

:D

I'd email GIK or Boss - or even better - create a Feedback Forum where you can "Ask a Mod".

:thumbup:

You can PM any or all of us. Direct links to PM us are at the very bottom of every RZ page.

Heath
01-31-2007, 02:36 PM
Where would those go to? I wouldn't mind making a small donation.

Also, I think it's a good idea.

The Donate button is located on the upper left hand corner and, just like Waffle House, it is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

HumnHilghtFreel
01-31-2007, 03:19 PM
The Donate button is located on the upper left hand corner and, just like Waffle House, it is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Ah thanks, Never really pay much attention to the buttons up there. Just gotta wait a couple days for the money to get transferred back into my paypal.

GAC
01-31-2007, 08:01 PM
If this was GAC, he'd tell you to join chat.

:D

No donation needed..... just a small initiation ceremony. :mooner:

KronoRed
01-31-2007, 10:32 PM
I think that's a pretty good idea.

Same here

GIK
02-01-2007, 07:40 AM
Sounds good to me. Send me a PM so I remember to do this before ST.

gonelong
02-01-2007, 09:27 AM
Sounds good to me. Send me a PM so I remember to do this before ST.

I don't frequent the game threads as much as some folks, so maybe you should put it up to a vote or discussion? I seem to remember some fuss about seperate game threads at one time.

GL

remdog
02-01-2007, 09:53 AM
Multiple game threads are redundant and take up space. Personally, I prefer chat but for those that like the game threads open it to everyone by useing a single thread. JMO

Rem

paintmered
02-01-2007, 11:02 AM
Multiple game threads are redundant and take up space. Personally, I prefer chat but for those that like the game threads open it to everyone by useing a single thread. JMO

Rem

Last year we started with the game thread in Reds Live so everyone could post in one place. After a few weeks of 1300+ posts threads, it became nearly impossible to follow them so we reverted to parallel game threads after receiving multiple requests.

I'm not sure how a separate forum would made the threads more visible. They were stickied at the top of the forum before. Previous game threads would be easier to find, but the threads usually stayed on the first page for another day or two as it was. To me, this seems like we are reverting to the Reds Live idea just in a different location.

I think the bigger problem is that people have different ideas as to what a game thread should be. Some like to use as a supplement/replacement to radio or TV. Others just want to post their reactions and gripe/cheer without going into detail as to what actually happened. Regardless, the 1300+ post game threads didn't work so well (or maybe too well) and there is room for improvement.

gonelong
02-01-2007, 11:16 AM
Last year we started with the game thread in Reds Live so everyone could post in it. After a few weeks of 1300+ posts threads, it became nearly impossible to follow them so we reverted to parallel game threads after receiving multiple requests.

No reason there couldn't be multiple game threads going in a Game Thread forum ... read on.


I'm not sure how a separate forum would made the threads more visible. They were stickied at the top of the forum before. Previous game threads would be easier to find, but the threads usually stayed on the first page for another day or two as it was. To me, this seems like we are reverting to the Reds Live idea just in a different location.

I was hoping that moving them to another forum would clear up Reds live and ORG a bit more. When you do searches you end up with all sorts of game threads that pretty much noone cares about anymore.

It would probably make them a bit less visible in their own forum, though I'd imagine everyone would find them. I think the difference is that moving the game threads out of Reds Live and ORG make both those forums a little cleaner.


I think the bigger problem is that people have different ideas as to what a game thread should be. Some like to use as a supplement/replacement to radio or TV. Others just want to post their reactions and gripe/cheer without going into detail as to what actually happened. Regardless, the 1300+ post game threads didn't work so well (or maybe too well) and there is room for improvement.

IMO thats a solid argument for a game thread forum. There could be 3 or 4 game threads for each game there based upon your own tastes. You could have a PBP thread, a gripe/cheer thread, etc. all going at once. PIck your type of thread and have at it.

GL

IslandRed
02-01-2007, 11:17 AM
Last year we started with the game thread in Reds Live so everyone could post in it. After a few weeks of 1300+ posts threads, it became nearly impossible to follow them so we reverted to parallel game threads after receiving multiple requests.

I'm not sure how a separate forum would made the threads more visible. They were stickied at the top of the forum before. Previous game threads would be easier to find, but the threads usually stayed on the first page for another day or two as it was. To me, this seems like we are reverting to the Reds Live idea just in a different location.

Even if you decide not to create a game threads forum to host the active game threads, and stick with it the way it is, it might work to create a new "archives" board for old game threads. That would get them out of the way but still easy to find, and those threads wouldn't clutter the search results of the other boards, which was one of gonelong's issues.

paintmered
02-01-2007, 11:19 AM
IMO thats a solid argument for a game thread forum. There could be 3 or 4 game threads there based upon your own tastes. You could have a PBP thread, a gripe/cheer thread, etc. all going at once.GL

I like that idea, just as long as everyone is aware of it.

gonelong
02-01-2007, 11:27 AM
Even if you decide not to create a game threads forum to host the active game threads, and stick with it the way it is, it might work to create a new "archives" board for old game threads. That would get them out of the way but still easy to find, and those threads wouldn't clutter the search results of the other boards, which was one of gonelong's issues.

That would be fine as well. The game threads themselves are no issue to me, its that the clutter up the forums long after they are useful. I thought the additional forum would be less work on the MODs than trying to archive the game threads in season. Plus it would put all the game threads in one forum in case you did want to search through them.

I don't want to rock the boat just to rock the boat. Make sure that it make sense for the users, mods, and forum in general.

GL

paintmered
02-01-2007, 11:33 AM
That would be fine as well. The game threads themselves are no issue to me, its that the clutter up the forums long after they are useful.

As a mod, the threads themselves are a very big issue. They make our job virtually impossible and very frustrating.



I thought the additional forum would be less work on the MODs than trying to archive the game threads in season. Plus it would put all the game threads in one forum in case you did want to search through them.

I don't want to rock the boat just to rock the boat. Make sure that it make sense for the users, mods, and forum in general.

GL

You aren't rocking the boat. These kinds of threads only help to make RedsZone a better place.

TeamCasey
02-01-2007, 11:45 AM
I liked 2 game threads, but don't care where they reside.

My reasoning is the sheer number of people posting. One thread gets too long. They're horrible to read back through if you missed the game, but want to read about it. You get multiple posts about the same event on the field and then everyone pisses and moans about it. Created too much fighting in the past.

TeamCasey
02-01-2007, 11:51 AM
The minor league forum split off seemed to be successful.

Would it be prudent to split out some other category? The number of users has grown tremendously.

Just brainstorming.

Joseph
02-01-2007, 11:58 AM
I kind of favor this idea too. I think it could potentially even make the work easier on us mods because the main thread we'd have to worry about would be the reaction [IE complaining] thread.

Caveat Emperor
02-01-2007, 05:59 PM
IMO thats a solid argument for a game thread forum. There could be 3 or 4 game threads for each game there based upon your own tastes. You could have a PBP thread, a gripe/cheer thread, etc. all going at once. PIck your type of thread and have at it.

As the game threads got longer last summer, I thought a few times about trying out just a "PBP Only" thread to see if anyone would react positively or negatively to it.

But then that pesky "bar exam" thing came around. :angry:

dsmith421
02-01-2007, 07:22 PM
I think the best solution might be to retain the dual game threads, but have someone move them into a new "Game Thread Archives" forum something like 48 hours after the conclusion of each game. That way you avoid the 1300 post monstrosities (by keeping the ORG/RL split) but also avoid fouling peoples' search results.

Alternatively, you could just delete them after 48 hours. It's extremely rare that someone makes a point on a game thread that's worth debating more than two days after the fact.

TeamCasey
02-01-2007, 08:42 PM
I would LOVE a PBP thread.

WebScorpion
02-05-2007, 10:11 AM
I think a separate Game Thread Forum is a great idea. It could evolve into whatever the users wanted. You could have a Play-by-Play thread, a gripe thread, a positive feedback only thread, a drunken ramblings thread (We could even name it GAC's Corner Pub or something,) Heck we could even get Richard Hand to come back to type word-for-word what the radio broadcasters were saying. Of course, they'd take up so much space you'd prolly have to implement a 7-day retention deadline or something and just can them after 7 days. Great idea IMHO, GL. :beerme:

Red Leader
02-05-2007, 10:27 AM
I like the idea of a seperate game thread forum. I also like the idea of having a PBP thread for those that can't watch / follow the game and a seperate "reaction" thread for those that are watching / following the game. I think those would be great additions.

gonelong
03-06-2007, 12:18 PM
Bump - since we have ST games it might be a good time to implement this to see if it works for everyone.

GL

GIK
03-22-2007, 07:23 PM
Done
http://www.redszone.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=27

remdog
03-22-2007, 09:19 PM
Thanks GIK! It should work well and I look forward to dropping by often.

Rem

KronoRed
03-22-2007, 09:42 PM
Good call GIK :clap:

paintmered
03-23-2007, 01:18 AM
Does anyone have any ideas for a name?

remdog
03-23-2007, 02:31 AM
Ummmm, how about ....Game Threads. :evil:

Rem

Heath
03-23-2007, 06:57 AM
Does anyone have any ideas for a name?

How about "Bizzaro Marty's Place"?


:D

Redsland
03-23-2007, 11:00 AM
The whatacrappylineup-shutupgeorgegrande-niceplay!-dammit!-sweet!-damn!-Yay! Forum.

paintmered
03-23-2007, 11:14 AM
The whatacrappylineup-shutupgeorgegrande-niceplay!-dammit!-sweet!-damn!-Yay! Forum.

Winner. :thumbup:

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 11:23 AM
What about gOrEDzzz!!!!!!

:dunno:

paintmered
03-23-2007, 11:26 AM
Schizophrenic overreactionland? :dunno:

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 11:27 AM
Schizophrenic overreactionland? :dunno:

That rolls off the tongue nicely.

Has a Jimi Hendrix feel to it.

Me likey.

Redsland
03-23-2007, 11:36 AM
And This Forum Belongs to the Reds
This forum not actually affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds™ or Major League Baseball®

The Forum Those Stat People Don't Care About

Hot Man on Man Action

The Game Thread Forum Brought to You by Prescription Wellbutrin (Ask Your Doctor)

Club 162

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 11:41 AM
Hot Man on Man Action



I'm thinking if we had to change the Minor League forum from "Down on the Farm" to "Minor League Forum," because of spiders and such, this one ain't gonna fly.

I like the suggestion, though. I'd bet Chip would spend all of his time in that forum. Moderating, of course.

acredsfan
03-23-2007, 12:56 PM
Today's Titanic Struggle?

And this game threads gonna beeee..... HERE!!!

Big Red Game Threads.

Ok, I just realized how much I suck at this....

Redsland
03-23-2007, 12:58 PM
Today's Titanic Struggle?

And this game threads gonna beeee..... HERE!!!
:laugh:

gonelong
03-23-2007, 12:59 PM
The Forum Those Stat People Don't Care About



:laugh: BWA aHAAHhaaAHahAHahaAh ... <pant><gasp> whew!

Good one!

GL

acredsfan
03-23-2007, 01:09 PM
WWMSNTMADFM? (What Will Marty Say Next To Make Adam Dunn Fans Mad)

The Brenamen Family Horror show.

WWGGPHMLFJEN? (When will George Grande Profess His Man Love For Jim Edmonds Next)

The Reds and the Restless. ("borrowed" from Gary Burbank.)

Caveat Emperor
03-23-2007, 01:20 PM
"This lineup sucks"

-or-

"Uncle Milty's Clubhouse"

Roy Tucker
03-23-2007, 01:41 PM
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here

OR

Prozac Alley

westofyou
03-23-2007, 01:46 PM
"The Seventh Level of Hell Zone"

"ADDVille"

"Short Attention Span Theater"

Red Leader
03-23-2007, 01:47 PM
Jerry's kids.

KronoRed
03-23-2007, 01:57 PM
"Batting 3rd..Donnie Sadler"

WebScorpion
03-23-2007, 08:01 PM
Game on!

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

Palace Of The Fans.

Play Ball!

Boss-Hog
03-24-2007, 07:25 PM
Thanks for the name suggestions

RFS62
03-24-2007, 08:16 PM
"The good, the bad, and the ugly"

"The Institute for the very, very nervous"

"Snivel zone"

pedro
03-24-2007, 08:23 PM
I think it'll ought to be called "Game Threads"

(props to Redsland on the "Club 162" though, good name for a baseball themed strip club)

Redsland
03-24-2007, 08:31 PM
"Club 162" though, good name for a baseball themed strip club)
I've always thought "Gapper's Alley" sounded a bit fishy, myself.

Ron Madden
03-24-2007, 08:43 PM
How about... Play Ball

Caveat Emperor
03-25-2007, 02:56 AM
I've always thought "Gapper's Alley" sounded a bit fishy, myself.

Does it make me strange that my strong dislike for Gapper the mascot causes me to use Gapper's Alley less frequently as an entrance?

GAC
03-25-2007, 04:24 AM
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here

Now I like that one; but it's probably too pessimistic. :mooner:

Or how about?...

The Torture Chamber
The Rubber Room
The Rose Garden: Place Your Bets


I think it's a great idea to have a separate GT. Is everyone gonna have access to it?

Also - who, if anyone, would be responsible for posting the lineups so we don't get several people posting them? I thought that was a "minor" problem last year (confusion).

I feel it should just be titled "Today's Game Thread Versus The ____"; but is there someway the inning/score could be "headined" on that thread? Or is that too much of a hassle and over kill?