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    Over moderation

    Lee Harvey joke too edgy for these parts? Gimme a break, people need to lighten up.

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    I would point out we have a celebrity death pool, yet a joke about a death 50 years ago is over the line. Got it. Just because a couple people didn't get the joke doesn't mean it has to be deleted or whatever.

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    Yeah, I still use the site for up to date Twins info..but the humor is non-existant these days. Remember how hilarious those old BYTO game threads were?

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    Guys, if you want to fire up a BYTO style site someplace, we'll be happy to support it, just like we try to support independent blogs, TwinkieTown, podcasts, etc. This is not BYTO and it's not going to be.

    As for the LHO quote, it was borderline, and I didn't feel strongly enough about it to ban or even do an infraction. But on the 50th anniversary, literally to the day, of Kennedy's death, I'm not surprised that a bunch of people found it tasteless, and I don't really believe you would be surprised by that either.

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    It was timely and hilarious. Nobody is saying it needs to go back to BYTO, however the occasional joke is fine and breaks up the constant arguing back and forth if Terry Ryan will spend money on free agents or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    It was timely and hilarious. Nobody is saying it needs to go back to BYTO, however the occasional joke is fine and breaks up the constant arguing back and forth if Terry Ryan will spend money on free agents or not.
    i don't disagree with any of this. a post can be timely and hilarious and also still be a candidate for deletion because it's in questionable taste. And it's not like it was just me. How many comments related to it did I need to delete?

    I dont really know what you're fighting for here. Do you want me to make people, several of whom commented on it, not think it's in bad taste? There was no punishment attached to the deletion. Are you feeling cheated because people didn't see your point? If so, repost it without the Kennedy assassination reference, including the quote, and it will stay. Or do you just want a definite boundary on that for which there can be no absolutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    breaks up the constant arguing back and forth if Terry Ryan will spend money on free agents or not.
    In a thread titled "Over moderation", I hope you notice the irony of this complaint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Lee Harvey joke too edgy for these parts? Gimme a break, people need to lighten up.
    I promise to laugh at your joke if you PM it to me.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatt Crapps View Post
    . Remember how hilarious those old BYTO game threads were?
    Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
    a little of the glory of, well time slips away
    and leaves you with nothing mister but
    boring stories of glory days

    Time to move on dude......just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    I promise to laugh at your joke if you PM it to me.
    "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- Lee Harvey Oswald

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    This might not be the place to inquire, but since I have you guys here, where the hell did the like button go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Richard View Post
    This might not be the place to inquire, but since I have you guys here, where the hell did the like button go?
    http://twinsdaily.com/showthread.php...l=1#post177841

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    See the Where did the Like button go thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- Lee Harvey Oswald
    Nice try.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    I promise to laugh at your joke if you PM it to me.
    Like.
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    Nice try.
    Hey, I took a shot at it.

    / in case it's ambiguous, what I previously quoted was verbatim from Dave's deleted post

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    Empty your PM inbox Dave.
    Do or do not. There is no try.

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    this thread is offensive in title only and should be deleted #hiroshima

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Twerp View Post
    this thread is offensive in title only and should be deleted #hiroshima
    Instead of a cryptic attempt at humor, I suggest you go ahead and make your point. This is not a baseball thread, and discussion of the site is welcome.

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