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    I have an odd suggestion...

    And I think I am making it early enough.

    Close the board down for the All Star Break.

    give the board a rest. Let us be forced to do other things. the board can get pretty divisive, and I'm seeing a lot of posts with the words "take it private". I'm certainly guilty of the snarky tone at times myself.

    So why not force a little vacation? better yet, And I certainly won't be the one to do it as it isn't my place to do so, why not make it a poll?

    It's three days of no gnashing Dusty's lineups, no Stubbs can't hit, Homer can't pitch, why is Cairo here. Just a sigh that says we will reopen with a countdown clock.

    Just an idea.
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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    And I think I am making it early enough.

    Close the board down for the All Star Break.

    give the board a rest. Let us be forced to do other things. the board can get pretty divisive, and I'm seeing a lot of posts with the words "take it private". I'm certainly guilty of the snarky tone at times myself.

    So why not force a little vacation? better yet, And I certainly won't be the one to do it as it isn't my place to do so, why not make it a poll?

    It's three days of no gnashing Dusty's lineups, no Stubbs can't hit, Homer can't pitch, why is Cairo here. Just a sigh that says we will reopen with a countdown clock.

    Just an idea.
    I think you should take it private!

    j/k

    I think during the all-star break we should have an honorary Miguel Cairo day. That will really liven things up and get rid of the divisiveness, LOL.
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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    I see the point, but that would be rough if this team continues playing well.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I see the point, but that would be rough if this team continues playing well.
    let's plan on it then, good idea TRF
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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    It's like intervention for those who are addicted to the board... I understand the point but I'd like to be able to discuss the ASG with RZ, especially if any Reds are in it (which, since it's a requirement, there will be at least one). So I say no. But I understand the point.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    How about a button where you can voluntarily "suspend yourself" for a pre-determined amt of time? So your login doesn't work for a week or two?

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    I'm sure if anyone wants to suspend themselves a Mod will be happy. They have no problems banning me before

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    How about a button where you can voluntarily "suspend yourself" for a pre-determined amt of time? So your login doesn't work for a week or two?
    Like it.

    I think TRF's suggestion is pretty interesting too.
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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I see the point, but that would be rough if this team continues playing well.
    Just noticed he said for the ASB, not until the ASB.

    My bad.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    I don't like it. If you don't want to read the board for a few days then you can always log out and not visit the board for a couple days. I enjoy discussing the All-Star game, Home Run Derby, and the Future's Game during that three day perioid. Also, what if the Reds make a trade or something? IIRC, the Kearns/Lopez trade happened during the All-Star break.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Leave RedsZone open for the All-Star break.

    Take a few days off if you feel like, don't force a three day blackout on everyone else. (JMHO)
    Last edited by Ron Madden; 05-13-2010 at 03:47 PM.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Sometimes you can take a break. And sometimes you need a break forced upon you. And this place is hard to walk away from for a lot of us.

    I thought I'd throw the discussion out there as a possibility. I'm not even a mod, but I can see some nerves seem frayed.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    No.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Sometimes you can take a break. And sometimes you need a break forced upon you. And this place is hard to walk away from for a lot of us.

    I thought I'd throw the discussion out there as a possibility. I'm not even a mod, but I can see some nerves seem frayed.
    Get off my back, I can quit any time I want. I just don't want to right now, but I have it under control.

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    Re: I have an odd suggestion...

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Get off my back, I can quit any time I want. I just don't want to right now, but I have it under control.
    Razor, we think you have a problem. This is an intervention for you to seek help.
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