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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 wants wins

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:07 AM

Still not a trusted site.....

Lighten up Francis....

#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 wants wins

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:26 AM

I also agree with that decision.
Lighten up Francis....

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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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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 wants wins

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

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

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#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.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:22 AM

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


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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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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. 

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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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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:52 PM

I've totally gotten away from Pro Football but I like that you have a College FB forum so I'll have to remember to check for that.

 

Best of luck with the site.


#22 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:53 PM

if the moderation of that site is the same as this site, just the moderators will be left...

 

Similar rules will apply to Vikings Journal. If we suffer decreased traffic just to hold the torch as "the sole provider of reasoned Vikings discussion", so be it. We're prepared to challenge fans and commenters to act like adults and given the response to it on Twins Daily, we think it'll work out just fine in the long run.

 

RubeChat already exists. I say it's time for something different and in my opinion, better.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:56 PM

I'm Boniface Roosevelt instead of Pius Jefferson on Vikings Journal.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

Go Pack! Good luck in your other endeavor, let me know when you expand into Wild coverage.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

Did Arif leave the other blog then?   Or is he doing both?


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:01 PM

Go Pack!

I'll get the tar.  Who is bringing the feathers?  :)


#27 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:03 PM

Did Arif leave the other blog then?   Or is he doing both?

 

He's doing both. We've worked out an arrangement for him to continue working with both sites. I'm super-excited to have him on board. He's a hell of a writer.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

I'm Boniface Roosevelt instead of Pius Jefferson on Vikings Journal.

 

I see you're really stretching your legs and expanding outside your comfort zone.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:08 PM

Very grateful for a website for the Vikings that will, hopefully, provide the type of community that TD has for us passionate Twins fans. (Actually been hoping/dreaming of such a companion site)

I believe I have successfully got myself joined to VJ, but haven't had time to play yet or investigate it properly. Planning on still being DocBauer, it's just me. Lol

Question though, if anyone knows, do our avatars continue over to the new site? Or are we able to create a Vikings specific avatar over there even while keeping our same account name?

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#30 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

Question though, if anyone knows, do our avatars continue over to the new site? Or are we able to create a Vikings specific avatar over there even while keeping our same account name?

 

Right now, all profile information past your login and password is NOT carried over to the Vikings site. We've had some discussions about it and never reached a consensus. I think we'll let the users figure it out. If the majority of you want universal profiles, we can make that happen (probably). It'll take some creative coding on my part, though. The system isn't really built to do that but I'm sure I can make it work (sooner or later).