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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Not to be argumentative, but would RFS62 post in the game thread if it were pure as the wind driven snow?

    I agree that the shenangans can run off some quality posters, but I don't think you can make a +1 correlation between people acting up and people not posting on the game thread.


    The ONLY reason I don't post regularily on the game thread is that it has way too much "noise". I believe it was WOY who first coined that term around here, at least to my knowledge.

    There have been many, many enjoyable game threads over the years that I've had a lot of fun with. But when it's all a bunch of mindless yammering, it's not a bit of fun for me. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

    I always go back to a sports bar analogy whenever these semi-annual conversations come around. The owners of the bar set the standards of behavior. It can either be a fun place to hang out and discuss the game, or a mosh pit. The free speech argument is irrelevent here, although to their great credit, the admins and mods have always bent over backwards to allow people a very long leash.

    It seems more like a mosh pit these days. No doubt, many posters like that atmosphere. It's just not for me.

    I love a good debate. Nothing better than intelligent arguments and good humor watching a game. And we've had that many times over the history of the site. But with the tremendous growth we've experienced, the old timers have all seen the problem of "noise" grow more and more.

    The owners and mods really do their best to make it a great place to hang out, but it seems to me that we now have a bunch of people who seem to think it's their right to say or do anything they please.



    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    I think the threads are for observations that one would want archived. For general ranting during a game, go to the chat. That's what I do


    Boy, do I ever wish it was like that.

    And, BTW, I couldn't agree more with M2 about the rep system. The guys at the top of that list couldn't care less about their rep points. I know I couldn't. And like he said, we've been hanging out together for years. I consider many, many people here good friends. There's not much better than hanging out with people you respect and talking baseball.

    The noise in the game threads, and on the site in general, makes it too much like work to search out the people I want to hear and talk to.
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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I'm going to try to get into Chat tonight. I haven't been in there yet this year and was rarely in it last year. I'd like to see if it's a good way to enjoy the game. As long as people like WilyMo leave me alone, it should be enjoyable...
    I've never tried chat before, but dag-nab-it, I think it's about time I did!

    Hey, BRM, I heard Eric Gordon's Cadillac Escalade has 24" chrome rims and a vanity plate on the back that says: "KLVNLUVSME"
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    Typical Kentucky fan...dwelling on the past.

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    Those who ignore the past...

    How's that saying go?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    I've never tried chat before, but dag-nab-it, I think it's about time I did!

    Hey, BRM, I heard Eric Gordon's Cadillac Escalade has 24" chrome rims and a vanity plate on the back that says: "KLVNLUVSME"
    The couple of times I went into Chat last year it was a lot of fun.

    Billy G. will be sporting a "KLVNOWNSME" vanity plate after a few years of Hoosier domination.

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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    I'm a gamethread socialist: save the literature for the non-game threads; game threads should be angst-wet IMO.

    Bring the noise.

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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    The couple of times I went into Chat last year it was a lot of fun.

    Billy G. will be sporting a "KLVNOWNSME" vanity plate after a few years of Hoosier domination.
    We're gonna have to get some sort of wager going... loser has to display a UK/Indiana avatar of the other's choosing for a couple weeks or something.

    If you're not CHICKEN, that is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    One of the interesting things (to me anyway) is that 'Live' consistently has more posts/threads than does ORG---and they are written, very heavily, by ORG members. I think that this reflects a desire by most posters to expose their thoughts/opinions to the most people and to accept feedback on them. Rem
    I think I read more on ORG, but post more on Reds Live .... although I haven't posted much in awhile.

    I'm a casual fan. I do enough research at work and baseball is simple entertainment for me. I'm a lightweight and I'm perfectly O.K. with that. Always have been.

    I fit in with the rowdy fans in the bleacher seats. They're my peeps!

    I don't have anything in depth to add or that I really feel like putting a lot of energy into.
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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    Wow - I read this thread this morning and it was barely over a page. Now we're at 11+.

    Good thread, though...obviously.
    Please note that the number of posts recently changed fron 20/page to 15/page, ergo, more pages.

    Rem

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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    We're gonna have to get some sort of wager going... loser has to display a UK/Indiana avatar of the other's choosing for a couple weeks or something.
    I'll take you up on that. I'm betting Razor will be around to accept the bet as well.

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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I'm a gamethread socialist: save the literature for the non-game threads; game threads should be angst-wet IMO.

    Bring the noise.
    You know, I usually don't mind the noise as long as game updates are sprinkled in often enough for me to follow along.

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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Maybe we need to define "noise".

    To me, it's mindless yapping. No thought behind it.
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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    probably zombie = not funny
    not funny = hilarious
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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I'm going to try to get into Chat tonight. I haven't been in there yet this year and was rarely in it last year. I'd like to see if it's a good way to enjoy the game. As long as people like WilyMo leave me alone, it should be enjoyable...
    Wait a minute. In all this feal good vibery I overlooked one important thing. Does this mean that WillyMo guy will be allowed into chat? Holy crap! Wait a second. I have to rethink everything now.

    Everybody should stay in the game thread. Chats the sux ! Stay away!

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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie-a-go-go View Post
    not funny = hilarious
    In your specific case, yeah, I guess you're right.

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    Re: Game thread forum a mess...

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    I'll take you up on that. I'm betting Razor will be around to accept the bet as well.
    ?????



    ?????

    Nahhhhh, even I'm not that cruel.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"



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