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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

For discussion about the updated comment policy:

http://twinsdaily.co...ent-policy.html

#2 PseudoSABR

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

I appreciate the changes. I'm sure others will too.

#3 TheLeviathan

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:56 AM

It's nice to see them posted and clarified, thank you.

#4 Mark_RM

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:09 AM

A needed update, thanks.

#5 John Bonnes

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:20 AM

bump

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for the update. I appreciate the new definitions.

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#7 glunn

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

We are working on some updates to the TD comment policy. If any users have any suggestions, please feel free to post them here.

#8 Monkeypaws

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:47 PM

My policy would read: "Don't let this become the Twins board at MLB.com."

People should check their hostility and anger at the door.

#9 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:28 PM

I'd caution on vague statements like "negative". It's really vague and can chase off good contributors.

I don't have a problem with negative posts personally. I have an issue with people (positive or negative) who knowingly post irrational things over and over and over again in multiple threads derailing them all into a *****fest when most of the time their comments are unreasonable... That's my 2 cents.

You guys have a pretty tough job, so I don't want to knock you, and the tone of the board has improved a lot of late, so I shouldn't complain too much.

#10 jorgenswest

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

Do the game threads serve their intended purpose?

#11 MichiganTwins

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:12 PM

I agree with the game thread thing too. Although, it is fun to joke about random stuff too.

#12 glunn

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:38 PM

My policy would read: "Don't let this become the Twins board at MLB.com."

People should check their hostility and anger at the door.


And you have also identified a better place for someone to go if he/she is more interested in drama and flame wars than in friendly, intelligent discussion.

#13 Oldgoat_MN

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:41 PM

Do the game threads serve their intended purpose?


If that purpose is to remind you that you're not the only idiot in Minnesota still following a game when your team is down by a dozen runs, then it worked great for me today.

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#14 glunn

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:42 PM

I'd caution on vague statements like "negative". It's really vague and can chase off good contributors.

I don't have a problem with negative posts personally. I have an issue with people (positive or negative) who knowingly post irrational things over and over and over again in multiple threads derailing them all into a *****fest when most of the time their comments are unreasonable... That's my 2 cents.

You guys have a pretty tough job, so I don't want to knock you, and the tone of the board has improved a lot of late, so I shouldn't complain too much.


Thanks for this response. The policy allows people to be as negative as they want, so long as they are respectful of other posters. Some people have mastered the ability to do this, and others need to work a little harder at it. We are going to be providing some useful examples in the new policy thread that we started tonight.

#15 glunn

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:45 PM

Do the game threads serve their intended purpose?


At this time, the purpose of the game thread is for fans who seek camaraderie to watch the game together and chat as if they were all sitting together in left field.

If you think that this can be improved, we are always open to suggestions.

#16 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

Do the game threads serve their intended purpose?


I think they do. Game threads are where people hang to watch the game and chatter. Sometimes it's about baseball, often about other stuff. It's not a forum thread or an article; it's a different 'animal.' Would you sit at a baseball game and spend the entire game debating a baseball issue in a manner of a typical forum thread? Or would you be sitting there with your pals, beer in hand, commenting on this or that bad call, good/bad play, in game stuff, while mixing in talk about your day, your job, life in general? Personally, I find the game threads refreshing after reading most of the forum threads. And for someone who is outside of 'Twins' Territory,' it's not like I can gather at the local watering spot to catch the game with a group of like-minded fans.

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#17 snepp

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:46 PM

Do the game threads serve their intended purpose?


Short answer, yes.



Long answer, yessir!

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:36 AM

Do the game threads serve their intended purpose?


It would be instructive to hear John and Seth's takes on this.

#19 mike wants wins

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:13 AM

abj and I chatted on this already, but at some point (and I am guilty of this), once you've made a point 5 times in a thread, maybe it is time to stop.

Not sure how this works, but once 2 people are talking to each other, with huge quote blocks, for a page or so, it might be time to move on.....

I like the game threads, they are light and airy, and frankly, this board could use more humor and fun. It is the one place to escape. Compared to the game thread on footballsfuture during the last Vikings game, the threads here are like air in a vacuum (wow, that was bad....).

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


#20 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:17 AM

It would be instructive to hear John and Seth's takes on this.


Game threads are exactly what we want them to be... Basically, a group of people discussing the events of the game... and whatever else comes to mind. We want to keep it loose and interesting, not necessarily about in-depth game analysis on the fly (though that's okay as well). Basically, a way to hang out and talk with other fans like you're sitting in bleacher seats in the outfield when you can't talk with other fans sitting in the bleacher seats in the outfield.