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    The frustration with the game threads

    OK.

    I'm going into my grumpy old man mode now.

    In years past, the game threads were a joy. Seriously, i enjoyed them. Intelligent baseball fans gathered there to do pbp, joke and discuss the game in a (somewhat) rational manner. Of course, it might be my memory failing--like my Dad's walks to school "uphill both ways barefoot."

    Still, I can't help it. Today's thread was a lot like most of them since they have gone exclusively to the "Reds Live" board. Everyone sucks on the team. Dunn, Griffey, and Kearns either need to switch positions or be traded. You get the idea. Long-time members like Creek, Stormy, Cougarquest, RILA, RFS62 etc. don't even come around. I spent my first whole game in the game thread today out of necessity--I had no TV or radio coverage at work. And it was non-uplifting. I threw my stapler at the monitor more than once. We won, but I felt like everyone sucked, so it didn't matter.

    Was it a mistake having the game thread only on the RL side? It seemed to be a good idea at first, but now I don't know. I'd like my RedsZone back.
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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    It's hard to censor and clean up the internet. Anonymity allows for even the most civilized people to let out a "Dunn is worthless" or two.

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    The game threads have always seemed to me to be a manic swing between delirious and apocalyptic, with half the roster sent to Louisville after each inning. It's a real treat though when someone like Caveat Emperor is doing play-by-play.

    Two things would probably help: More play-by-play, and more winning.

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    Two game threads might keep some of the roar down.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
    OK.

    I'm going into my grumpy old man mode now.

    In years past, the game threads were a joy. Seriously, i enjoyed them. Intelligent baseball fans gathered there to do pbp, joke and discuss the game in a (somewhat) rational manner. Of course, it might be my memory failing--like my Dad's walks to school "uphill both ways barefoot."

    Still, I can't help it. Today's thread was a lot like most of them since they have gone exclusively to the "Reds Live" board. Everyone sucks on the team. Dunn, Griffey, and Kearns either need to switch positions or be traded. You get the idea. Long-time members like Creek, Stormy, Cougarquest, RILA, RFS62 etc. don't even come around. I spent my first whole game in the game thread today out of necessity--I had no TV or radio coverage at work. And it was non-uplifting. I threw my stapler at the monitor more than once. We won, but I felt like everyone sucked, so it didn't matter.

    Was it a mistake having the game thread only on the RL side? It seemed to be a good idea at first, but now I don't know. I'd like my RedsZone back.

    Amen its a convention of the bi-polar wonders of the world. Its baseball some times you win some times you lose and well lol sometimes Dave Williams pitches and we all become closer to god with our prayers he is adequate

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    I also was checking the game thread yesterday and yes it was particularly lame (my own 2 or 3 comments included).
    Usually there is a "designated pbp guy", and the rest of the posters post "commentary". If they're watching the game, it might be "Dunn almost caught that" or "Narron looks angry" or "Marty just said..." (for those who care), but it gives additional info to those who have no TV and is a bit better than say...Gameday or Gamechannel.

    Without an "official" pbp guy...it kind of goes off into...anything.

    The other thing is that it was a day game. Many adults were working...
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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    I made this same complaint last year and we had a worse record when I did it then now. I wholeheartedly agree.


    We used to have honest-to-God pbp or 1/2 inning recaps, but those are the exception nowadays. Natigirl and RBA, amoung others have tried, but it really gets lost with the drivel that is in there more often than not.

    I'm not a big fan of the 2 game threads, but it may end up being the lesser of two evils.


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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat
    Amen its a convention of the bi-polar wonders of the world. Its baseball some times you win some times you lose and well lol sometimes Dave Williams pitches and we all become closer to god with our prayers he is adequate
    LOL - I told someone last night that the only bad thing about the win was that Dave Williams got off the hook for the loss that he clearly deserved.

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    until the team starts winning, i don't think much is going to change...

    does anyone go into chat anymore?

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    I haven't visited the game thread, for the most part, for the better part of the past year. It's comprised of mostly inane, vapid comments from posters that are just posting to see themselves in print---actual info is minimal.

    The problem, IMO, is what Red in Chicago alluded to: people are using the game thread as a chat room instead of being in chat. Move most of the posters over to chat and they'll have a good time and the game thread will return to what it was originally. Seems simple enough to me but I doubt enough of the game thread posters have figured this out. (shrug)

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    Hate to break this to you VW, but you are wrong: you don't sound grumpy, you sound right.
    The game threads can and have turned into total train wrecks, with virtual fight breaking out in the virtual stands. It does tend to suck the enjoyment out of it.
    Thinking before one posts is not all that bad, even in the heat of the moment.

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    So move the game threads to the ORG.

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago
    until the team starts winning, i don't think much is going to change...
    They are winning.
    Originally Posted by nate
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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

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    I'm not a big fan of the 2 game threads, but it may end up being the lesser of two evils.
    I think 2 game threads is a good idea, at least here it is. Redszone has the longest game threads that I have ever seen on any board, so I don't think it would take much away from them if you split them up. There are usually two types of fans. IMO...you have homers and realists. The homers only have good things to say about their players no matter what, they look at the bright side. The realists call a player out if they aren't doing good. In a game thread, you have a mixture of both types of fans, and it gets annoying for both sets of fans. I'm more of a homer, and give my players the benefit of the doubt, when other Cardinals fans seem to always have a negative opinion, at least to me. I don't read the Cardinals game threads much anymore, because it's too much of an emotional rollercoaster. Of course, there are both types of fans on both boards, but two game threads would help.

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    Re: The frustration with the game threads

    I don't pay much attention to them anymore am all for going back to old guard if it helps>GO CINCY!!!!!


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