August 23, 2009

Should SportsFilter Have a Daily Catch-All Link?: The Drudge Retort has a daily Nooner post that's an open thread for any discussion that doesn't belong in any of the existing stories. It has been a useful and popular feature. Should SportsFilter have something similar?

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 01:49 PM - 18 comments

Possible names: The Huddle, the Scrum, the Faceoff, the TV Timeout, Telemanjaro.

posted by rcade at 02:10 PM on August 23

I think it would be a good idea. Sort of like a daily link dump.

posted by NoMich at 04:56 PM on August 23

I dig the idea.

posted by boredom_08 at 07:55 PM on August 23

What time of the day are you suggesting? I will need to adjust for my time zone.

NB: No matter much I love you guys, I'm still not getting up in the middle of the night. Unless I have to pee.

posted by owlhouse at 12:53 AM on August 24

Yes.

posted by yerfatma at 09:11 AM on August 24

I'll complain about it at first, and then grow to love it, and then complain against in six months' time when you change the time of the daily post.

I think we should name it The Judge Redfield T. Baum Story Hour.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:05 AM on August 24

What DrJohn said.

posted by tommytrump at 11:31 AM on August 24

Yes. My suggestion for the name: The Dump.

posted by cjets at 01:20 PM on August 24

I'd be up for taking a Dump here once in a while.

posted by dfleming at 02:01 PM on August 24

I've seen it work other places, so why not.

posted by justgary at 04:10 PM on August 24

Daily seems like it may be a bit much, but as long as you mods are willing to deal with the heavy-handed action that I suspect this would require, I think it would be an interesting experiment.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:25 PM on August 24

the heavy-handed action that I suspect this would require

Yep, had that same thought also.

posted by justgary at 10:50 PM on August 24

the heavy-handed action that I suspect this would require

Speaking as a purveyor of idiotic comments, I'm happy to let them stand in perpetuity*

*Comment made after sharing a 21 year old bottle of Macallan with my dad on his birthday. Sobriety may shed new light on the matter.

posted by cjets at 02:00 AM on August 25

The Huddle is scheduled to be posted each morning at 8 a.m. Eastern so it's at the bottom of each day's links.

posted by rcade at 01:28 PM on September 02

I miss a lot of things from around here. Mostly the way it was, I guess.

I can understand that, but I think a little experimentation here was needed. SportsFilter's drawing 60 percent of the traffic it did in January 2008, and the number of front-page posts has dropped over that time as well.

I suggested the Huddle because there ought to be more stuff to do here. It's an experiment, so we'll see over time whether it works out.

posted by rcade at 11:26 AM on September 03

As far as I can see, it's working out just fine. It gives us a place to drop the random, less significant tidbit of news that really is not important enough to make a FPP. What I've looked at in the past 2 days are a number of things in which I have little interest, but more importantly, a few things in which I am quite interested. Maybe it's not for everyone, but it is certainly a hit with me.

posted by Howard_T at 03:10 PM on September 03

Oh, so that's what that is. I was wondering who the hell huddle is and why he/she gets to post threads with no links.

posted by goddam at 08:12 PM on September 03

Huddle's a good guy. Loves pancakes and obscure sports links. Man of few words. Best damned salesman in the office. Slept with all our wives and he still sends them flowers on Valentine's Day.

posted by rcade at 09:07 AM on September 04

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