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John Bonnes
02-22-2013, 01:12 PM
3326Twins Daily prides itself on the community of fans it serves, and understands that the forums, comment sections and blogs are central to their participation and the health of the site. We strive for civil, insightful and passionate discourse that welcomes and challenges all our members and readers. As such, comments of this nature are not allowed:

1. Personal attacks or insults towards other commenters, the post author, journalists, teams, players, members of baseball organizations or agents. (You can be critical, but not personal.)

Examples:
Bad: Gardy is a fat moron who thinks the #2 batter always has to be a middle infielder.
Fine: It drives me crazy that Gardy seems to think that a #2 batter always has to be a middle infielder.

Bad: Your post clarifies the level of ignorance with which I'm dealing. I'll try again. There is just no justification for Butera to be....
Fine: I'll try again. There is just no justification for Butera to be....

2. Inappropriate language, including swearing and related censor bypass attempts, lewdness, and crude terms for body parts, bodily functions, and physical acts. Also, anything offensive relating to race, gender and sexual identity. Overall, we don’t want any language that a parent would not want their kid to see.

3. Juvenile comments or extensive use of text message-type spelling.

Bad: i cant understand why you think TR is good. he's terrible.
Fine: Terry Ryan needs to be fired, and he needs to be fired soon, before he does any more damage.

4. Copying entire stories from elsewhere on the internet. This is copyrighted content, and we want to respect that. If you're pulling a quote or an example to give people a taste of a story, that's fine. If you're copying everything because you're too lazy to summarize yourself, that's not fine.

5. Comments about how you're sick of this topic or it's not newsworthy.

6. No inappropriate avatars or images are allowed.

7. Anything else we deem bad for business.

8. Spam. (This will result in an immediate and permanent ban.)

9. Please be sensitive to the fact that comments relating to race, gender and sexual identity can be offensive, even when there is no pejorative intent. TD encourages humor and attempts at humor, but please be thoughtful about how something might be interpreted by someone who does not know the author.

10. Alternate (alt) accounts. If you attempt to bypass a moderator ban by creating a second account or if you create a second account whose sole purpose is to incite an argument, all accounts (and your IP address) will be permanently banned from Twins Daily.

We invite members to notify us if any comments violate these guidelines so we can take appropriate action, rather than police it (or worse, angrily react) in the comments section. Each comment has a small icon shaped like a triangle with an exclamation point in it. By clicking on this icon, community members can easily notify us of possible violations.

Breaking the rules will result in deleted posts and bans. Attempts to circumvent bans will results in all accounts being permanently banned (along with their IP address).

Both Twins Daily’s founders and the community consider this policy to be a fundamental responsibility for keeping this community healthy and active. This post will remain visible on the "About Twins Daily" page so it is always accessible. In addition, we’ll feature this story on a semi-regular basis as a reminder.

Thank you for your understanding and commitment. Now, back to play time….

PatMearesFan
02-22-2013, 06:49 PM
i thought forums were supposed to be fun? rules are rules i guess but if someone makes a comment like "blind mice" how is that really that bad especially if its said in obvious jest???

PseudoSABR
02-22-2013, 06:56 PM
That's all pretty reasonable.

johnnydakota
02-22-2013, 07:00 PM
Thank you for reminding us all this is a different site , 1 that is designed to create discussion not hate

JB_Iowa
02-22-2013, 07:16 PM
I don't think I engage in, or have engaged in, much of the "bad" behavior but there is something about the list with "good" and "bad" that seems stifling to me. I hope that we are seeing this posted again -- and pinned to the top -- because you are anticipating an influx of new posters as the new season starts. I hope it isn't because you are finding it necessary to again try to control the people who have been posting here on a regular basis. To some extent I think people have to use an "ignore" button -- either literally on the site or a mental one. It SHOULD be a fun place to post and to converse with other Twins fans and I would hope that everyone approaches the site with a sense of humor and some tolerance for differing opinions -- after all, while most posters here are fairly rabid fans, none of this is life or death (or frankly all that important in the overall scheme of what should be important in anyone's life).

Seth Stohs
02-22-2013, 07:42 PM
I think the occasional reminder of these policies is important for new members, but also for myself. I often forget some of these. I think they're all good. The one I tend to forget is the one about writing about how annoyed I am about certain topics coming up all the time (Butera, Correia, etc). I think it'd be good to re-post this on the front page monthly even though it is in the About Twins Daily page.

Brad Swanson
02-22-2013, 07:54 PM
I feel like I have to say this... I hate A Christmas Story. I apologize for that. I agree that all these rules are very reasonable.

Riverbrian
02-22-2013, 07:56 PM
Perfectly reasonable.

If you bring back the like button... You'd be notified of a like.

glunn
02-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Perfectly reasonable.

If you bring back the like button... You'd be notified of a like.

I am missing the like button as well my friend.

Riverbrian
02-22-2013, 08:39 PM
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The Wise One
02-22-2013, 10:26 PM
I miss the like button.
What is said in obvious jest in the author's line of thinking can be missed by 95% of the readers. Although there is an ignore feature I do get tired of the people that contribute little more than lowbrow snark

The Wise One
02-22-2013, 10:32 PM
In regards to number 10. If Riverbrian's coworker is a bad apple on Twin's Daily will we then miss Riverbrian's wonderful takes because you would ban that IP address?

John Bonnes
02-22-2013, 10:41 PM
Regarding the "like" button, we're battling some bugs and hope to get them resolved in the next week or so. We think it might have had some unintentional consequences, which is why we turned it off. We're not opposed to it, and hope to reintroduce it.

Riverbrian
02-23-2013, 12:38 AM
In regards to number 10. If Riverbrian's coworker is a bad apple on Twin's Daily will we then miss Riverbrian's wonderful takes because you would ban that IP address?

You'd be able to tell... My co-workers only use an ellipsis when they are omitting stuff from sentences.

I use them... cuz... one period can't stop me.

ChiTownTwinsFan
02-23-2013, 11:29 AM
I think the occasional reminder of these policies is important for new members, but also for myself. I often forget some of these. I think they're all good. The one I tend to forget is the one about writing about how annoyed I am about certain topics coming up all the time (Butera, Correia, etc). I think it'd be good to re-post this on the front page monthly even though it is in the About Twins Daily page.

About the same topic coming up over and over again ... with mostly the same comments and sentiments over and over again ... by the same posters over and over again ... is there something the moderators can do about this? I don't think that forum topics need a review process, nor do I like the idea of censorship or stifling pertinent conversation/discussion, but sometimes these topics are beyond beating a dead horse and only help to encourage/create some of the 'bad behavior' these 'rules' are trying to discourage. Just an observation. And maybe the rash of this lately is just getting antsy for the season to start.

johnnydakota
02-23-2013, 11:40 AM
perfectly reasonable.

If you bring back the like button... You'd be notified of a like.

like

twinsfaninsaudi
02-24-2013, 06:04 AM
I think that references to alcohol and drug use should be included in this. If you really want this forum to not have any language that parents would not want their kids to see you should put a stop to all the talk and remarks that casually glorify drinking alcohol. This is constantly taking place on this forum.

John Bonnes
02-24-2013, 06:41 PM
I think that references to alcohol and drug use should be included in this. If you really want this forum to not have any language that parents would not want their kids to see you should put a stop to all the talk and remarks that casually glorify drinking alcohol. This is constantly taking place on this forum.

As far as alcohol goes, it's a legal activity and one that the vast majority of members do. It's one thing to glorify underage drinking. It's another to remark on it as an adult activity. I'll admit, it's a pretty tenuous line in the sand between that and some other activities, but it isn't our intention to model behavior for humanity. Our intention is to provide a good place to talk Twins baseball. That's the purpose of the rules.

Thrylos
02-24-2013, 06:53 PM
Frankly, I have not seen any "casual glorification of drinking alcohol" (whatever that may mean) here. Or not even any memorable mentions of it. I dunno... I am a parent of 3 teenagers (one of them adult) and I really think that "shielding them" from any alcohol references makes it even worse when they are on their own. (sorry for the potential "casual glorification?" that may follow but) I have no problem drinking in front of them or say "that beer really hit the spot" when it does, or "this is crap" when it does not.

There is a thin line between "universally acceptable" and "censure". And depends on the universe.

On the other hand, if one lets his/her kids to be on the 'net without supervision, methinks that "casual glorification of drinking alcohol" at the Twins' Daily site is probably the least of his/her problems...

TheLeviathan
02-24-2013, 07:24 PM
I think we should definitely turn this into a thread about what good parents do.

In all seriousness, the "language you don't want your kids to see" is probably leaving open this kind of problem. That isn't as clear as I think it's intended to be. Some might see it as very restrictive and others might not take it seriously at all. I think the message is sent by the rest of that paragraph, you could probably just do without that line and save the confusion.

John Bonnes
02-24-2013, 07:31 PM
In all seriousness, the "language you don't want your kids to see" is probably leaving open this kind of problem. That isn't as clear as I think it's intended to be. Some might see it as very restrictive and others might not take it seriously at all. I think the message is sent by the rest of that paragraph, you could probably just do without that line and save the confusion.

It's a fair point. We'll give that some thought.

Dilligaf69
02-25-2013, 01:42 PM
Jeez what else is there...LOL....ooops sorry!:D Of course I agree with the majority of this post.

glunn
02-25-2013, 03:09 PM
Jeez what else is there...LOL....ooops sorry!:D Of course I agree with the majority of this post.

There is baseball, my friend, glorious in its detail and complexity.

Now that the Twins are actually playing games, there is much more to talk about, and as spring blossoms appear and people focus more on what's happening every day, I expect that there will be a lot less for the moderators to worry about.

nicksaviking
02-25-2013, 03:25 PM
Ha are you saying to cold, disappointing offseason brought out the worst in us? Perhaps a bit.

glunn
02-25-2013, 03:50 PM
Ha are you saying to cold, disappointing offseason brought out the worst in us? Perhaps a bit.

Yes, that was what I was thinking. And even though it never gets very cold in Southern California, I was definitely sharing in the depression.

twinsnorth49
02-25-2013, 03:58 PM
Yes, that was what I was thinking. And even though it never gets very cold in Southern California, I was definitely sharing in the depression.

Yeah all that warm weather must have been very hard on you..........................http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQcO52ojXLMbPZkPCsQM1CAqUFR0OK88 H1wOiC1BGuXf3I7bpYN

glunn
02-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Yeah all that warm weather must have been very hard on you..........................http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQcO52ojXLMbPZkPCsQM1CAqUFR0OK88 H1wOiC1BGuXf3I7bpYN

Not as hard as all of the beautiful women wearing minimal clothing.

twinsnorth49
02-25-2013, 04:20 PM
Not as hard as all of the beautiful women wearing minimal clothing.

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/swearing/i-hate-you-smiley-emoticon.gif

mcrow
02-25-2013, 04:36 PM
You mean we can't call people ****** and ****** because they're ******** ?

ashburyjohn
02-25-2013, 04:51 PM
You mean we can't call people ****** and ****** because they're ******** ?

Hey! My mother was a ******** (but not ****** and ******).

crarko
02-25-2013, 05:01 PM
You really want to treat this thread as a joke?

mcrow
02-25-2013, 05:02 PM
You really want to treat this thread as a joke?

The OP didn't say can't have a sense of humor. :th_alc:

glunn
02-25-2013, 05:27 PM
I believe that jokes are always allowed as long as they don't violate any of the rules (and are not directed against another member).

Yes, this is a serious thread, but sometimes a bit of levity provides comic relief.

The Greatest Poster Alive
02-25-2013, 07:32 PM
You really want to treat this thread as a joke?

http://i.imgur.com/mvYLyhj.jpg

snepp
02-26-2013, 06:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h05YfP_8UsU

SpiritofVodkaDave
02-26-2013, 10:38 AM
Obligatory

http://i48.tinypic.com/14cupld.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

Twins Twerp
02-26-2013, 03:27 PM
I cannot believe that people are not taking this thread seriously. We have 10 commandment, 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights, and 10 rules on Twinsdaily.com. Please take this super serious.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzAWOgME6saFumsMfjr5GMfvvrT86MT CoX2nJFriJIP9IHzC7YVA

Twins Twerp
02-26-2013, 03:30 PM
http://aamirazeem.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/funny-baby.jpg (http://twinsdaily.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=funny+baby+picture&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=dom69VlRvHkoVM&tbnid=0Zoe1VigtlQguM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Faamirazeem.wordpress.com%2F2012%2 F08%2F18%2Ffunny-baby-question%2F&ei=ZyktUZeUH9G_2QXGiYDwCQ&bvm=bv.42965579,d.b2I&psig=AFQjCNF7dyd3QmVvn2IGlrFPVCPFNQ_q2g&ust=1362000358576589)

glunn
02-26-2013, 08:04 PM
These posts are very funny.

I would note that during that past week or so, there has been almost zero snarking and personal attacks on TD. People have been respecting the guidelines and I believe that this has made TD a funner place.

As a moderator, I have had almost nothing to do, but as a fan, I have been enjoying the brilliant and insightful posts of our incredible members. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated, along with your insight and humor. Twins fans are the best fans in the world and you people are the cream of the cream.

Nick Nelson
02-27-2013, 09:13 AM
Huge thanks to glunn for his respectful efforts to change the tone, and thanks to everyone for the increased civility lately. It's making this place a lot more pleasant.

mnfanforlife
02-27-2013, 09:25 AM
I think that references to alcohol and drug use should be included in this. If you really want this forum to not have any language that parents would not want their kids to see you should put a stop to all the talk and remarks that casually glorify drinking alcohol. This is constantly taking place on this forum.

Constantly? Get real. Are you one of those people that thinks prohibition is the answer? Sheesh

twinsnorth49
02-27-2013, 09:43 AM
I think that references to alcohol and drug use should be included in this. If you really want this forum to not have any language that parents would not want their kids to see you should put a stop to all the talk and remarks that casually glorify drinking alcohol. This is constantly taking place on this forum.


Where? Do you have any examples? I'm on this site pretty regularly and honestly have no idea what you're referring to.

luckylager
02-27-2013, 10:09 AM
I think that references to alcohol and drug use should be included in this. If you really want this forum to not have any language that parents would not want their kids to see you should put a stop to all the talk and remarks that casually glorify drinking alcohol. This is constantly taking place on this forum.

What's so glorious about a bunch of drunk people sitting in their underwear in their dimly lit basements arguing online about Twins baseball?

I think we present a fine example for children - "Do you really wanna grow up to be like this"?

SpiritofVodkaDave
02-27-2013, 11:35 AM
Well to be fair the Twins play the past two years has probably driven many of us to harder alcohol.

edavis0308
02-27-2013, 11:57 AM
Where? Do you have any examples? I'm on this site pretty regularly and honestly have no idea what you're referring to.

You are holding a beer in your picture. BUSTED.

twinsnorth49
02-27-2013, 12:19 PM
You are holding a beer in your picture. BUSTED.

Heh, heh....ooops. http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/embarrassed/shy-whistler.gifOk, Ok, that's one.

ashburyjohn
02-27-2013, 01:13 PM
Constantly? Get real. Are you one of those people that thinks prohibition is the answer? Sheesh

If it worked in the Twenties, it could work now.

Twins Twerp
02-27-2013, 02:08 PM
If it worked in the Twenties, it could work now.

Thank goodness for the like button. Prohibition did lead to Women's Suffrage, amendment 19 :)

Willihammer
02-27-2013, 03:01 PM
The law of unintended consequences. My favorite law.

edavis0308
03-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Reading through this, I find it pretty funny the concern involved with the beer and alcohol and censorship discussion, all while I have a Summer's Eve banner at the top of the page.

EDIT: Ohhh now it's a banner between posts also.

ChiTownTwinsFan
03-01-2013, 12:07 PM
Reading through this, I find it pretty funny the concern involved with the beer and alcohol and censorship discussion, all while I have a Summer's Eve banner at the top of the page.

EDIT: Ohhh now it's a banner between posts also.

Makes me wonder what websites you were on for that to be the advertising to pop up on your screen. All my adverts are for shoes.

TwinsFanInPhilly
03-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Makes me wonder what websites you were on for that to be the advertising to pop up on your screen. All my adverts are for shoes.

Definitely artificial intelligence at work.

edavis0308
03-01-2013, 12:52 PM
Makes me wonder what websites you were on for that to be the advertising to pop up on your screen. All my adverts are for shoes.

You sneaky devil, it's on a work computer!

ashburyjohn
03-01-2013, 01:24 PM
Reading through this, I find it pretty funny the concern involved with the beer and alcohol and censorship discussion, all while I have a Summer's Eve banner at the top of the page.

Not sure what connection you're making there. If my kids were still at an impressionable age and raised a dinner-table conversation about what they had seen on TwinsDaily that day, I might caution them about the perils of alcohol addiction. I doubt my wife or I would warn our daughter about overdoing it with a product like Summer's Eve.

glunn
03-01-2013, 02:11 PM
Maybe the concern is that Summer's Eve might lead to premarital sex?:)

twinsnorth49
03-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Maybe the concern is that Summer's Eve might lead to premarital sex?:)

NO!!!! REALLY? THAT HAPPENS IN AMERICA!!?? http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/crossing-oneself-christian-smiley-emoticon.gif

SpiritofVodkaDave
03-01-2013, 10:46 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/2v1t9wh.png

I am APPALLED!

Family website my as....i mean butt. Now to have a shot of whiske.....apple juice before bed.

Riverbrian
03-01-2013, 11:03 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/2v1t9wh.png

I am APPALLED!

Family website my as....i mean butt. Now to have a shot of whiske.....apple juice before bed.

I'm sorry to all impressionable youngsters in attendance but I'm laughing out loud. Look at the right side of the ad... Bordered in purple... It seems there's a video.

And why... Why is there an airplane on the left side.

PseudoSABR
03-02-2013, 12:54 AM
Why is there an airplane on the left side.Obviously because some one needs to give a presentation, given the easel set up on the other side. See the product is business lady friendly (duh!)

Personally I'm glad TD (er, google ads) doesn't discriminate gender.

The real question is what sites has Dave been visiting that he gets such ads....

Riverbrian
03-02-2013, 08:16 AM
Obviously because some one needs to give a presentation, given the easel set up on the other side. See the product is business lady friendly (duh!)

Personally I'm glad TD (er, google ads) doesn't discriminate gender.

The real question is what sites has Dave been visiting that he gets such ads....

Ah... I see... When it says "freshen up in between"... It means in between flying on a business trip and your presentation... And not actually... Literally... In between.

That kinda makes sense.

I thought the product was so versatile that you could also use it to clean the charts off your dry erase board and also clean entire airplanes.

Your way makes more sense.

As for Dave... He was obviously enticed by the video.

edavis0308
03-02-2013, 09:58 AM
Personally I'm glad I'm not the only one getting them. And, what a way to start Saturday off with a laugh.

old nurse
03-02-2013, 10:10 AM
http://i49.tinypic.com/2v1t9wh.png

I am APPALLED!

Family website my as....i mean butt. Now to have a shot of whiske.....apple juice before bed.

distilled potato juice?

ashburyjohn
03-02-2013, 12:10 PM
Cleansing wash video? Giggety. I wish I had an Internet connection so I could investigate this further.

ChiTownTwinsFan
03-02-2013, 01:11 PM
I'm seriously wondering why all you men are getting this ad and I, a woman, am not.

Riverbrian
03-02-2013, 02:12 PM
I'm seriously wondering why all you men are getting this ad and I, a woman, am not.

The marketing firm they hired is obviously trying to grow the market.

What was once a female exclusive product... It has now expanded to the cleaning of airplanes and dry erase whiteboards and everything in between.

Try not to be upset when your husband or boyfriend uses the stuff to clean the lawnmower.

glunn
03-02-2013, 02:15 PM
The marketing firm they hired is obviously trying to grow the market.

What was once a female exclusive product... It has now expanded to the cleaning of airplanes and dry erase whiteboards and everything in between.

Try not to be upset when your husband or boyfriend uses the stuff to clean the lawnmower.

You deserve your own TV show my friend -- that was hilarious!

luckylager
03-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Funny, I never get that ad. Maybe this is someone's way of suggesting that you are a d-bag? :confused:

PseudoSABR
03-03-2013, 01:08 AM
I'm seriously wondering why all you men are getting this ad and I, a woman, am not.
We need to clean up (er, refresh), too. Quit being sexist.

snepp
03-03-2013, 02:58 AM
We need to clean up (er, refresh), too. Quit being sexist.

You spelled it wrong.

ChiTownTwinsFan
03-03-2013, 08:19 AM
We need to clean up (er, refresh), too. Quit being sexist.

Well, that gives me a very good idea what kind of websites YOU go to; still leaves everyone else a mystery, however.