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Recent Locker Room Posts by lil_brown_bat

September 05

Question About Armstrong Post: After reading the book, no doubt is left in the reviewer's mind as to Armstrong's guilt. If this is a quote from the article, shouldn't it be in quotes? And if it isn't, it's editorializing, and doesn't belong in a fpp.

posted by lil_brown_bat to editorial policy at 10:41 AM - 5 comments

January 26

Back button don't work with Chrome: Post a comment, hit the back button. You go back to the page where you were editing your post. Hit back again, you go to the thread with the comment posted. Back again, you\'re back to the edit page. Back again, thread with the comment posted. The bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, and what do you think he saw?

posted by lil_brown_bat to feature requests at 11:01 PM - 2 comments

September 23

Bug: Spofi eats comments: Apparently if a comment is considered "too long" (I'm guessing), Spofi simply trashes it without warning or option for recovery.

posted by lil_brown_bat to bugs at 11:51 AM - 25 comments

July 30

Link dump: kicking it off with something special for yerfatma.

posted by lil_brown_bat to navel gazing at 10:27 AM - 9 comments

July 07

Is spofi ailing? : Is it just me or is anyone else seeing many many many "connection failed"s lately?

posted by lil_brown_bat to bugs at 01:48 PM - 26 comments

June 25

Link dump! : Inspired by this.

posted by lil_brown_bat to navel gazing at 10:23 AM - 32 comments

May 02

Guess I didn't get the memo: Newbies have to take a sports quiz to join SpoFi, but they can't view a chunk of the site "guidelines"? More inside.

posted by lil_brown_bat to editorial policy at 11:16 AM - 22 comments

March 04

Thread-pissing: can we have a little civil discussion about what constitutes thread-pissing, and what editorial policy toward it is (and should be)? There's been a bit of it lately, or at least allegations of same (I'm thinking of three, possibly four different threads, which I'll reference if anyone wants).

posted by lil_brown_bat to editorial policy at 02:39 PM - 56 comments

December 27

Guidelines update request: can we put something in there about no damn AOLisms? The influx of "LOL" makes me want to hurl.

posted by lil_brown_bat to editorial policy at 09:11 PM - 55 comments

November 20

Would you know the right thing if you saw it? : Currently, the front page has the most recent of several FPPs about injured NFL players being tossed on the scrap-heap. We know it happens, now let's talk about doing the right thing.

posted by lil_brown_bat to navel gazing at 07:40 AM - 21 comments

February 26

Is it just me...: or is there no simple and obvious link to the posting guidelines (not the "what's a good FPP", but the lengthier, "what is an asshat and how not to be one" guidelines)?

posted by lil_brown_bat to editorial policy at 09:03 AM - 6 comments

January 25

Helping the Fugees: with Fence's great FPP about the Fugees as inspiration, I found the Fugees Family website. I know sometimes we have very informal charity drives here in the Locker Room, so I'm putting the Fugees out there. I'm gonna kick in (kick, get it? heh heh heh). Anyone else?

posted by lil_brown_bat to navel gazing at 07:59 AM - 5 comments

January 09

The music is in the mail: I just dropped three CDs to various places in the US and one to god knows where in China in the mail. I sure hope someone can interpret that address that I wrote, because except for the recipient's name and CHINA none of it makes any sense to me. Here's hoping it gets there!

posted by lil_brown_bat to navel gazing at 02:46 PM - 159 comments

December 22

November 12

Nominations: best/worst in sports:

Best set of man-boobs: Bill Parcells.

posted by lil_brown_bat to navel gazing at 05:27 PM - 38 comments

October 20

Link dump! : Cuz someone sent me this.

posted by lil_brown_bat to navel gazing at 08:22 AM - 47 comments

August 11

SpoFi Field Trip: The WNBA playoffs will be under way very shortly, and there's no way the Connecticut Sun aren't gonna bring it home this year...and no way I'm not gonna be there. Anyone interested in catching a playoff game or two at Mohegan Sun?

posted by lil_brown_bat to gametime at 09:26 AM - 25 comments

August 02

There aren't limits...: but maybe there could be. This is gonna sound a little nutty, but is it altogether out of the question to think of amending the posting guidelines to suggest brevity as a virtue?


...or at least, if what you write contains nothng sports-related?


posted by lil_brown_bat to editorial policy at 08:04 PM - 71 comments

January 18

Houston, we still have a problem. : We need a solution to the column problem, and we need it quickly. I don't personally care what it is. I understand how the Pantheon Denizons may want to solve the technical problem, but this is a bit fiddling while Rome burns. If the column gets posted, it doesn't matter if it got that way through technical automatic-post-yer-column whizbang or by human agency. However, if it gets posted a week or two weeks or three weeks late, and it contains information that once was timely, it really won't matter in the least how cool the method of posting was.

We need a resolution on this, or the next discussion is going to have to be whether the Torino 2006 project will take place or not, and what site (other than SpoFi) will host it. Yes, I'm quite serious. Three or four columns have been written, some of them are, what, a couple of weeks old? And they're still not posted. There's no point in writing them if this is how it's going to be.



posted by lil_brown_bat to bugs at 09:03 AM - 0 comments

January 16

Column post page don't work. : skydivedad ran into this too -- error creating category.

Without this working, the only way I know to post a column is to send it to rcade, which I did on Friday...and it's still not up. Not to begrudge rcade his long weekend, but this is gonna be a problem in the near future if people are trying to post timely stuff for Torino 2006, and it has to get put up manually by some pantheon-denizon.

posted by lil_brown_bat to bugs at 03:41 PM - 0 comments

December 28

Never mind the goddamned ponies. : Just either get rid of the damn colon in the FPP preview, or put it in the damn post. One or the other. Please.

posted by lil_brown_bat to feature requests at 06:23 PM - 0 comments

December 23

Torino 2006 update: see more inside.

posted by lil_brown_bat to feature requests at 10:21 AM - 0 comments

December 16

Editorializing in FPPs: okay or no? : I'd like to hear what people think about the practice of injecting one's own opinion in FPPs. Obviously it's always in there in some degree -- we choose what we want to FPP, after all -- but should there be limits?

(more inside)

posted by lil_brown_bat to editorial policy at 01:48 PM - 0 comments

December 15

Let the games begin! : Similar to redsnare's recent suggestion, I'm wondering if there are a few good SpoFites who would join me in writing a collective Torino Olympics column. The thought I had was that each of us could pick a couple of sports to write about -- nothing too heinous, necessarily; it could just be, "What are those wacky short-track speedskaters up to now?" You don't have to be an expert on the sport, just a decent writer and willing to spend some time up to and during the 'lympics to do a little research and writing. Anyone join me in this one?

posted by lil_brown_bat to feature requests at 04:12 PM - 0 comments

August 16

The Spofys: I just had this weird idea, inspired by a Weedy comment in a recent thread ("Worst. Thread. Ever."). What about having a locker-room-based "awards show", a la the Espys, Oscars, etc.? Worst Thread would definitely be one category; I'm sure there would be plenty of others. Nominations, voting, emcees, the envelope please!

Fun or idiotic?



posted by lil_brown_bat to feature requests at 10:32 AM - 0 comments