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01-04-2007, 10:50 PM
I understand the need for significant informational threads to be highlighted at the top of certain forums.
But, why are there two sticky threads in the 19th century forum that are opinion threads - All-Time All-Star team and Best 19th Century Player?
1) The study of baseball is not what Joe Blow feels is best, better, worst, worse, least, most or whatever.
2) No other main forums highlights such threads. If they stay on top from use that's one thing, if not, than the don't.
3) The study of the game is not enhanced by those that just want to take part in polls and spout b.s. from a mathematical program.
4) Humans and groups of humans cannot be qualified and valued as X or devalued as Y by a bunch of keyboard jockeys.
Just my two cents but every time I enter the 19th Century forum I am smacked with the fact that few people actually contribute anything substantial within its confines, yet everybody and his brother seem to "know" enough to debate the "worthiness" of the men who played during the era.
01-05-2007, 07:56 PM
I gathered up some data on the stickied threads here at BBF. Tell me which of these you don't think belong based on the name. Give me the number next to the name.
1 19th Century Historic Photographic Archive-19th Century Baseball
2 Your 19th Century All-Time, All-Star Team-19th Century Baseball
3 Amateur Forum-Amateur Baseball
4 College Baseball - NCAA-Amateur Baseball
5 Little League Websites-Amateur Baseball
6 Websites: College baseball teams-Amateur Baseball
7 Books Sticky Request....-Baseball Arts & Literature
8 TTM Success 2006-Baseball Card Collecting & Memorabilia
9 No Advertising Accepted-Baseball Card Collecting & Memorabilia
10 How did your team fare the day you were born?-Between Innings
11 Where Are We? I'd really like to know?-Between Innings
12 Who Are We? I'd really like to know.-Between Innings
13 Between Innings' INTENT-Between Innings
14 hiddengem's Regular Season Thread-Current Events
15 All-Time Fantasy Draft-Fantasy Baseball and Gaming
16 Baseball Fever Hall of Fame-Hall of Fame Talk
17 January 2007 BBF HOF voting thread-Hall of Fame Talk
18 BBF 2007 Mock HoF Vote-Hall of Fame Talk
19 Albright's musings-Hall of Fame Talk
20 Introduction to HOF talk forum/Resources-Hall of Fame Talk
21 Bill Burgess Presents: Historical, Archival Photographs-History of the Game
22 Classic, Vintage Threads: Some of our best work.-History of the Game
23-Cuban Players Defectors-International Baseball
24 Cuban Baseball Structure-International Baseball
25 Japanese baseball info-International Baseball
26-Resource info on various countries-International Baseball
27 Looking for Data? Before asking your question, go here first-Statistics, Analysis, & Sabermetrics
28 Negro Leagues Historic Photographic Archive-The Negro Leagues
29 Some Negro League player profiles: -The Negro Leagues
30 Negro League Resources-The Negro Leagues
31 Negro League data-The Negro Leagues
Note: Data is from the General Baseball Area
01-06-2007, 08:18 AM
All the "Intent" threads should be stickied, and "look here first" threads like No Advertising and Classic, Vintage Threads. The ATFD can be unstickied. I see no problem with temporary threads such as BBFHoF voting threads. The rest I'm not sure about.
01-07-2007, 05:30 AM
1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 21, 28. These all don't seem to be important information and background subjects.
Um, well the mod from each forum has the options on which threads to stick... which ones not to stick. I suggest you sending your concerns to the appropriate moderator and allow him/her to make the decision on if the thread stays "stickied" or not.
A perfect example of what I am talking about would be found here:
the White Sox forum still has threads from the 2005 season, keep in mind they won the world series that year... the mods there seem to want to remind the visitors that each time they visit the site.
That is their choice.