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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:46 AM

In case you haven't noticed links popping up over the past 24 hours, we're expanding into Vikings coverage. The site is live, though we're not promoting it outside Twins Daily until tomorrow morning.

 

http://vikingsjournal.com

 

You can log in using your Twins Daily credentials. Be sure to check out the articles published by MinnCentric's new Vikings team: Bo Mitchell, AJ Mansour, Arif Hasan, and Joe Oberle. They're all accomplished writers and will bring the same kind of coverage you get from Twins Daily to the Vikings world.

 

Also, give our new Facebook page a like!

https://www.facebook...828110553874365

 

Or our Twitter account...

https://twitter.com/vikingsjournal

 

If you have feedback, feel free to give it over on the Vikings Journal forums.

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#2 Winston Smith

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:03 AM

Very nice!

 

I bet the moderators will stay busy! 

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#3 Mike Sixel

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:07 AM

Still not a trusted site.....

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


#4 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:08 AM

Still not a trusted site.....

 

That will take time. I looked into it and it appears there is no way for me to submit a request on behalf of the site, which means we have to wait for it to be crawled...


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:16 AM

Thank you for making it a separate site.

 

When I come to this site I come here for baseball.

 

Best to have the sites not lose their focus.

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#6 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:18 AM

Thank you for making it a separate site.

 

When I come to this site I come here for baseball.

 

Best to have the sites not lose their focus.

 

Yep, yep, and yep. We wanted account integration and easy crossover between the sites but we didn't want it to feel as if they're one giant site with blurred lines.


#7 Mike Sixel

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:26 AM

I also agree with that decision.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

Great news, big Vikings fan clearly.Baseball's my first love but I still love my football.

 

It seems to me that baseball forums (even this one!) are always much more civilized and grammaticly pleasing than football forums, so I'm guessing the moderators will have their hands full!

 

I can't wait to check it out but I hope it has the same quality contributors we have here.Here's hoping the posters are similar to this site, as in they state opinions with supporting justifications and the posts aren't lacking capitalization and puncuation.

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#9 Obie

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:46 AM

This is outstanding news because Twins Daily is the best thing that's happened to the Minnesota online sports scene in a long time. I appreciate the content and the moderation. Kudos to all responsible.

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#10 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

Yeah - this is cool - I created a separate username because I felt mine was a bit too Twins-specific for a Vikes site. My username at Vikings Journal is "Gjallarhornist"

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#11 Mike Sixel

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

Not me, I still want wins.....

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I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


#12 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

Yeah - this is cool - I created a separate username because I felt mine was a bit too Twins-specific for a Vikes site. My username at Vikings Journal is "Gjallarhornist"

 

Do me a favor and play guinea pig... Use your Twins Daily account to log into Vikings Journal. Go to your profile on Vikings Journal and change your display name. See if it also changes on Twins Daily.


#13 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:22 AM

Scratch that, it doesn't work. Display names are universal.


#14 Kirby_waved_at_me

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:40 AM

Scratch that, it doesn't work. Display names are universal.

yep - tested it anyway and changing my username on VJ changes it on TD as well.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

Packer fan here so glad it is a different site.

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#16 Parker Hageman

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:46 PM

Packer fan here so glad it is a different site.

 

 

Please don't go to Vikings Journal and troll Vikings fans. They hate that. 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:46 PM

LOL, no time for that, Parker. Thru the years I've felt sorry for Queen fans and would never throw salt. 

he's gotta go

#18 nicksaviking

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

I guess I'll keep my user name.

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#19 Seth Stohs

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:35 PM

I have to admit, I'm pretty excited about Vikings Journal. I really believe we have four really strong writers, and then I know a few people will start "blogs" and find their way to the front page at times too. I'm a bit concerned about the forums, but we'll have moderators and they'll do wonderful!


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

Good luck guys. Sounds like a fun endeavor.

Much more passion in that town for the Vikings than the Twins, and if the moderation of that site is the same as this site, just the moderators will be left...

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