January 05, 2007

Posting Requirements: Is there a particular reason a new member can't post a new topic until they have submitted 15 replies and waited one weak?

posted by danjel to navel gazing at 08:55 AM - 11 comments

The announcement thread.

posted by apoch at 09:06 AM on January 05

Here is a pre limit discussion of the idea.

posted by apoch at 09:07 AM on January 05

Yes. If you look in the locker room archives, it tells the story. In a nutshell, we had a rash of "My team rulz...yurs is gay!" That coupled with links to Yahoo Sports and ESPN, as well as awful grammar, spelling, punctuation, and editorializing on the FPP, prompted the powers that be to create this rule. I have to say, God Bless Them for doing this. Hang it there. From what I've seen so far, it looks like you can type, spell, and form a coherent thought.

posted by hawkguy at 09:11 AM on January 05

until they have submitted 15 replies and waited one weak Yes, you must wait until you have one that's strong.

posted by rocketman at 09:47 AM on January 05

It gives you time get a feel for the site and fugure out where all the landmines are placed. In the past, some have wondered in, stirred up a lot of shit, and then never heard from again. If you interested enough to read several posts and give 15 comments, you'll be welcomed.

posted by louisville_slugger at 10:12 AM on January 05

I don't know why Yahoo Sports and ESPN are considered to be problematic. Isn't the issue with generic, vague wire stories, not with the original writing of either site? I've seen way more sucky, homer sportswriting from local papers than I have from the original material on Yahoo! and ESPN. I've also seen many local papers carry those same wire stories that are frowned upon when linked on Y! or ESPN. Is the idea that these websites simply cannot produce good sportswriting of FPP caliber? I have to disagree...

posted by Venicemenace at 10:57 AM on January 05

15 because it's the rumored number of dead hookers sacrificed and devoured by the all powerful Evil Overlord.... Greg Maddux... (On a Tuesday in September). All hail! All hail! Oh, great Supreme One - tell me who to smite and they shall be smoten! Just please, don't come after my family. They are innocents and know not of the True You. The Becoming. The Great Reckoning shall come to pass as you have foretold. And may you pass 340 wins this year to boot.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:01 AM on January 05

Isn't the issue with generic, vague wire stories, not with the original writing of either site? Yeah. I think those two sites are referenced because the people who tend to post wire stories don't know what wire stories are.

posted by yerfatma at 11:09 AM on January 05

Thanks for asking though, danjel....that you care enough to ask is a good sign that you will be a valued member and contributor to the SpoFi community.

posted by smithers at 11:15 AM on January 05

Agreed. The fact that you seem to have read the guidelines already separates you from the lesser species. If there's something timely that you think really should go up this week, you could always post it here.

posted by chicobangs at 12:01 PM on January 05

I just made a post that included an ESPN link. I find that if you want to link to a game recap that ESPN is a pretty good spot since it won't disappear like some newspaper archives do (or at least not as quickly).

posted by gspm at 12:06 PM on January 05

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