i am alil angry to just learn that i can no longer post on the game forum i agree if you were already and ORG member why couldn't u all stay a member that is just intersting
so does this technically mean we can have game thread in the sun deck?
Last edited by captainmorgan07; 05-21-2007 at 04:40 PM.
Ok, so I'm on the bus down to AAA trying to figure out how to get back up to the Bigs--where I was for over a year. I would've asked the powers that be to cut someone else, but they disabled that function before I could put in my request. I guess I'll go work with EdE and Joey V. and wait for my call back up.
I'm most upset about not having access to my avatar. It goes with the name, like Peanut Butter and Jelly.
But no game threads on the Sun Deck.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
The Great White Lie of the internets is that it makes everybody equal. Bzzzt. The truth is that, just as in real life, there are many stupid people and many stupid things to be said by them. The internet just makes it easy for people to broadcast them out to a larger audience.
Setting posting requirements does NOT help "build a community" or whatever. It just sets the standard that "We don't care what you say, but please, dum dum, we'd like for you to say it here. We'll even give you dozens of ******** little gif files you can insert when your words fail you." I no likey.
That said: I'm not at all against the RedsZone Poobahs changing things up so that they can make their Secret Hang-out a little more fun and gratifying for them. I just think there are better methods for vetting potential new members than requiring them to spastically post on a daily basis just to get noticed.
Then again, this criticism comes from a guy who has made 50-something posts in 4 years of being registered here, and who had a 3-to-1 "rep points to posts" ratio before those got wiped. Under the old system, I might have made the ORG with just 4-5 more really good posts. Under the new system, at the rate I'm going, I won't even be considered until probably the All Star Break of 2009. ...
Maybe even longer, since this new system is only going to ensure that the parts of RedsZone I *can* post to are populated by people who will be motivated to post voluminously, whether they have something to say or not, thus gumming up the entire works and making it harder for me (and others like me, as I do not lay claim to being the only Damned Clever Semi-Hermit on these boards) to find spots to post our own selves.
See? Vicious circle.
Last edited by macro; 05-21-2007 at 11:29 PM.
Why don't we all just take a deep breath, step back, and see how this works out? I remember the "sky is falling" mood during the last big round of changes, but the negative were wrong--the board changed for the better. If you contribute and make intelligent posts, you'll be allowed to post on the ORG. Simple as that, and I don't have any problem with it.
FR, while the basic structure will not change, we may make small modifications based upon performance of this plan. One change could very well be the minimum post requirement for access to ORG. Right now you're fine, time wise, but still need more posts. The main reason for this is to establish a body of work that can be reviewed. That being said, we may be able to judge content at numbers less than we now require. We'll see. You're absolutely right that quantity does not equal quality.
Thanks for you post.
I find it difficult to not be able to respond to posts in the Sun Deck. It's hard for me to read something that I disagree with and not have the right to refute it (in ANY forum).
I may have to give up reading the Sun Deck forum, as I know it's going to become frustrating.
I also think it's unfair to not allow the Sun Deck to have a game thread. Is it because of band width?
*I often participate on the game thread but RARELY go into chat because I find it distracting to keep up with the chat AND the game. The game thread allows me to watch the game and contribute (or not).
I know you've done all this for a reason, though I'm not sure what all the reasons are. IMHO, the board is more divided now than it was before.
* PS: I know I'm allowed to do both of these things as a member of the ORG... I'm just thinking how chat frustrated me and perhaps the same thing is true of some of the SD posters. If so, I can relate.
Last edited by TeamBoone; 05-21-2007 at 05:45 PM.
"Enjoy this Reds fans, you are watching a legend grow up before your very eyes" ... DoogMinAmo on Adam Dunn
Seems to me the value of continuing to find and promote quality posters (with the extra kicker of providing an open forum for non-ORG members) out weighs the irritation of a few people of reading a post and not being able to respond. At least in the intrests of the long term health of RZ.
It will be interesting to see the tweaks that unfold over the comming weeks and months. But I applaud Boss and GIK for deciding a change was needed and acting quickly to implement it.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
I'm a little disheartened. I don't post a lot, but in trying to gain rep I spent a fair amount of time doing research and writing interesting posts/ articles. Eventually I received the necessary rep to post in ORG.
Now those previous efforts are for not. With this new system I have to go through that effort again when I don't really have the time. In addition it doesn't sound like it can happen piecemeal because you have to stay in members memory to get in. So a well researched post and discussion in May followed by another in July will probably have no effect, because most people wont remember who brought up the May discussion.
This seems to reward high post counts (more likely to be remembered) as opposed to quality posts. It also seems to aim at only having members that can post all the time.
I enjoy RedsZone a lot. And I will probably read it regardless, but it does feel like a kick in the stomach at the moment. I'm not sure I'll apply, but I'll give it some time and see.
(of course I do not argue at all with your right to make these changes)
Agree with Gully. I don't post often, but I put thought into my posts. I got into the ORG with 200 posts over the past 2 years--now I have to start all over again. It's a little frustrating to make the effort to contribute something positive to the board, only to get "kicked out" after the fact.
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi
Past contributions are still archived here. If you're nominated or apply for ORG, those contributions can and will be reviewed by the voting parties.
Makes all the routine posts.