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    Viva la Rolen kaldaniels's Avatar
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    Game thread question...

    Not my website I know, but I appreciate the big dogs in here always being receptive to feedback...so here goes...

    I am completely on board with the mods being the one who starts a game thread, but is there a reason why it is locked until the game starts after lineups are posted. Yeah I know chat is there but I like many I enjoy the game thread better. I'd love to get a feel for who is on the thread that night and to discuss the upcoming game/lineups/etc...just a question I find myself wondering quite a bit.

    Thanks for all you do mods

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    Re: Game thread question...

    Back in the day, users would race each other to see who could start the game thread the soonest. It became common to have six game threads before the first pitch with the first one created 12 hours before game time.

    It's to avoid that.
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    Re: Game thread question...

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    Back in the day, users would race each other to see who could start the game thread the soonest. It became common to have six game threads before the first pitch with the first one created 12 hours before game time.

    It's to avoid that.
    Oh absolutely and that is needed...I was wondering about why it gets started...then locked...then started back up.

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    Re: Game thread question...

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Oh absolutely and that is needed...I was wondering about why it gets started...then locked...then started back up.
    In short, to avoid having endless lineup bashing/critiquing for hours and hours before a game even starts. We used to allow this to occur and regardless who was the manager, that's all it was - more or less the same thing each and every day. Since that type of dialogue is not consistent with the site's ideology, we made the decision a few seasons back to open them shortly before the game.

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    Re: Game thread question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog View Post
    In short, to avoid having endless lineup bashing/critiquing for hours and hours before a game even starts. We used to allow this to occur and regardless who was the manager, that's all it was - more or less the same thing each and every day. Since that type of dialogue is not consistent with the site's ideology, we made the decision a few seasons back to open them shortly before the game.
    Thats cool...like I said, just curious. Thanks Boss.

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    Re: Game thread question...

    I'm just curious, when are the game threads open for postings by members?

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    Re: Game thread question...

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    I'm just curious, when are the game threads open for postings by members?
    They should be opened by a moderator shortly before the start of the game.

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    Re: Game thread question...

    Not to hijack but it would be cool if there was a designated PBP "guy" in each GT. It would also be cool if the PBP guy could post in a different/bolded/colored font so one could scan down the page and read each play. Finally, the pinnacle of coolness would be a big line or some sort of indicator that shows the close of each half inning with the score.
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    Re: Game thread question...

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Not to hijack but it would be cool if there was a designated PBP "guy" in each GT. It would also be cool if the PBP guy could post in a different/bolded/colored font so one could scan down the page and read each play. Finally, the pinnacle of coolness would be a big line or some sort of indicator that shows the close of each half inning with the score.
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