Vote them off the island: The folks at Gawker Media are playing with a new model for moderation- once a week, they terminate someone and explain on the front page why they did it. Probably a little too drastic for spofi's tastes, but... ya know, something different.
Summer Reading List: A long time ago my favorite basketball site did a fun 'summer reading list' post where they'd ask readers to suggest a summer reading list. So here is an attempt to do the same here :)
Soccer for the non-trolls: Will there be a spofi chatroom for WC? (Maybe that should be rephrased as 'it would be very cool to have a spofi chatroom for the WC.' :)
soccer trolls: How do we keep the soccer trolls from constantly pissing on the world cup parade for the next month or so? Could we maybe give some of the obsessive soccer fans more ban-atory powers or something? (See, for example, this thread, with such choice comments as 'Soccer is what you put your kid in when he/she is to little to play Football (American) and Tee Ball.')
I want my MTV: So I've pretty much given up on spofi in favor of deadspin- the posts typically have *something* interesting or funny to say that I'm not getting from espn (which maybe a third of the FPPs do here these days) and the comments are closed to morons. That said... I'd way prefer to read the-spofi-that-was over deadspin- less corporate (aka fewer ads), more community-oriented, etc. (sigh). I'm not sure where this is going exactly, except, dammit, I want my old spofi back, and I'm feeling a little guilty about cheating on spofi with deadspin. Thoughts...?
roid rage: Does anyone else find it amusing that we've had enough steroids posts (apparently) that the top ad on the front page is frequently for anabolic roids? :)
slight link breakage: The permalinks from the little thought bubbles have 'mefi' in the URL where they should have 'comments.cfm'. Needless to say, that breaks them.
Olympics posting policy?: This hasn't happened here yet, but I just clicked over to ESPN and forgot that they don't have a 'no spoilers' policy. Can we agree here that things which haven't been show on American TV should have clear 'spoilers' text, with the spoiler inside? [Obviously the American TV caveat is amerocentric, but I have not really seen any posters from Asia-side, so I'm assuming that we're mostly safe here about 9 hours after competition has actually occurred, AKA PST.]
I just wanted to say... I think the volume of the site lately has been great. Thanks to everyone who has posted- seeing updates several times a day here is quite nice. Banning new registrations, here we come! ;)
So, um... I call boo hiss on moving things from the front page. If you couldn't wake up for the game, it is utterly ridiculous to come to a web page all about sports and not see reaction to the most significant game in American soccer history.
OK, so... am I out of line in thinking that 'suck on my nuts until you choke' is just way out of line?
I've been surfing the individual descriptions, and I'm sort of disappointed that very few people have filled them out. Go forth! Tell stories of nicknames and memorable games! Give me something to do when I'm burnt out! And link to them from this thread when you're done!
So...in one of the early threads, the difference between SI and ESPN/Mag was eloquently described as the difference between always looking forward and always looking back. Did the founders of Sportsfilter intend for it to look forward, to look back, or what? And what say the other early adopters? [The question is prompted by my desire to discuss a specific game occuring tonight, which I can sort of tie in to larger, retrospective and analytic themes, but not very well It seems to me that the thread would seem slightly out of place with what I've seen so far here.]