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#1 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:29 PM

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

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:49 PM

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.

#3 Fatt Crapps

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

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? :cry:

#4 John Bonnes

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:31 AM

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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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:39 AM

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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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:58 AM

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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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:16 PM

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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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

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.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:45 PM

. Remember how hilarious those old BYTO game threads were? :cry:


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.

#10 ashburyjohn

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

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

#11 B Richard

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

This might not be the place to inquire, but since I have you guys here, where the hell did the like button go?

#12 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:37 PM

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.co...ll=1#post177841

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#13 goulik

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

See the Where did the Like button go thread

#14 GCTF

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:51 PM

"you miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- Lee Harvey Oswald


Nice try.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

I promise to laugh at your joke if you PM it to me.

Like.

#16 ashburyjohn

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

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

#17 Badsmerf

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:03 PM

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

#18 Twins Twerp

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

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

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:54 PM

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.

#20 DuluthFan

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:00 PM

Can we get a glossary for abbreviations?
WTF is BYTO?

Be Your Transit Operator
Best Young Tranny Opera
Beer Yes Turkey Oranges
Basset Yak Teenage Operation
Bite Your Tiny Opening

Some of the adults are not hip on all the preteen texting abbreviations.