Updated Baseball Fever Policy

Baseball Fever Policy

I. Purpose of this announcement:

This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

Baseball Fever is a moderated baseball message board which encourages and facilitates research and information exchange among fans of our national pastime. The intent of the Baseball Fever Policy is to ensure that Baseball Fever remains an extremely high quality, extremely low "noise" environment.

Baseball Fever is administrated by three principal administrators:
webmaster - Baseball Fever Owner
The Commissioner - Baseball Fever Administrator
Macker - Baseball Fever Administrator

And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

II. Comments about our policy:

Any suggestions on this policy may be made directly to the webmaster.

III. Acknowledgments:

This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

IV. Requirements for participation on Baseball Fever:

Participation on Baseball Fever is available to all baseball fans with a valid email address, as verified by the forum's automated system, which then in turn creates a single validated account. Multiple accounts by a single user are prohibited.

By registering, you agree to adhere to the policies outlined in this document and to conduct yourself accordingly. Abuse of the forum, by repeated failure to abide by these policies, will result in your access being blocked to the forum entirely.

V. Baseball Fever Netiquette:

Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
a. All posts to Baseball Fever should be written in clear, concise English, with proper grammar and accurate spelling. The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum; when abbreviation is necessary, they should be either well-known (such as etc.), or explained on their first use in your post.

b. Conciseness is a key attribute of a good post.

c. Quote only the portion of a post to which you are responding.

d. Standard capitalization and punctuation make a large difference in the readability of a post. TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS is considered to be "shouting"; it is a good practice to limit use of all capitals to words which you wish to emphasize.

e. It is our policy NOT to transmit any defamatory or illegal materials.

f. Personal attacks of any type against Baseball Fever readers will not be tolerated. In these instances the post will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the personal attack via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue personal attacks will be banned from the site.

g. It is important to remember that many contextual clues available in face-to-face discussion, such as tone of voice and facial expression, are lost in the electronic forum. As a poster, try to be alert for phrasing that might be misinterpreted by your audience to be offensive; as a reader, remember to give the benefit of the doubt and not to take umbrage too easily. There are many instances in which a particular choice of words or phrasing can come across as being a personal attack where none was intended.

h. The netiquette described above (a-g) often uses the term "posts", but applies equally to Private Messages.

VI. Baseball Fever User Signature Policy

A signature is a piece of text that some members may care to have inserted at the end of ALL of their posts, a little like the closing of a letter. You can set and / or change your signature by editing your profile in the UserCP. Since it is visible on ALL your posts, the following policy must be adhered to:

Signature Composition
Font size limit: No larger than size 2 (This policy is a size 2)
Style: Bold and italics are permissible
Character limit: No more than 500 total characters
Lines: No more than 4 lines
Colors: Most colors are permissible, but those which are hard to discern against the gray background (yellow, white, pale gray) should be avoided
Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

Signature Content
No advertising is permitted
Nothing political or religious
Nothing obscene, vulgar, defamatory or derogatory
Links to personal blogs/websites are permissible - with the webmaster's written consent
A Link to your Baseball Fever Blog does not require written consent and is recommended
Quotes must be attributed. Non-baseball quotes are permissible as long as they are not religious or political

Please adhere to these rules when you create your signature. Failure to do so will result in a request to comply by a moderator. If you do not comply within a reasonable amount of time, the signature will be removed and / or edited by an Administrator. Baseball Fever reserves the right to edit and / or remove any or all of your signature line at any time without contacting the account holder.

VII. Appropriate and inappropriate topics for Baseball Fever:

Most concisely, the test for whether a post is appropriate for Baseball Fever is: "Does this message discuss our national pastime in an interesting manner?" This post can be direct or indirect: posing a question, asking for assistance, providing raw data or citations, or discussing and constructively critiquing existing posts. In general, a broad interpretation of "baseball related" is used.

Baseball Fever is not a promotional environment. Advertising of products, web sites, etc., whether for profit or not-for-profit, is not permitted. At the webmaster's discretion, brief one-time announcements for products or services of legitimate baseball interest and usefulness may be allowed. If advertising is posted to the site it will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the post via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue advertising will be banned from the site. If the advertising is spam-related, pornography-based, or a "visit-my-site" type post / private message, no warning at all will be provided, and the member will be banned immediately without a warning.

It is considered appropriate to post a URL to a page which specifically and directly answers a question posted on the list (for example, it would be permissible to post a link to a page containing home-road splits, even on a site which has advertising or other commercial content; however, it would not be appropriate to post the URL of the main page of the site). The site reserves the right to limit the frequency of such announcements by any individual or group.

In keeping with our test for a proper topic, posting to Baseball Fever should be treated as if you truly do care. This includes posting information that is, to the best of your knowledge, complete and accurate at the time you post. Any errors or ambiguities you catch later should be acknowledged and corrected in the thread, since Baseball Fever is sometimes considered to be a valuable reference for research information.

VIII. Role of the moderator:

When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
a. Leave the thread exactly like it was submitted. This is the case 95% of the time.

b. Immediately delete the thread as inappropriate for Baseball Fever. Examples include advertising, personal attacks, or spam. This is the case 1% of the time.

c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

d. Edit the message due to an inappropriate item. This is the case 1% of the time. There have been new users who will make a wonderful post, then add to their signature line (where your name / handle appears) a tagline that is a pure advertisement. This tagline will be removed, a note will be left in the message so he/she is aware of the edit, and personal contact will be made to the poster telling them what has been edited and what actions need to be taken to prevent further edits.

The moderators perform no checks on posts to verify factual or logical accuracy. While he/she may point out gross errors in factual data in replies to the thread, the moderator does not act as an "accuracy" editor. Also moderation is not a vehicle for censorship of individuals and/or opinions, and the moderator's decisions should not be taken personally.

IX. Legal aspects of participation in Baseball Fever:

By submitting a post to Baseball Fever, you grant Baseball Fever permission to distribute your message to the forum. Other rights pertaining to the post remain with the ORIGINAL author, and you may not redistribute or retransmit any posts by any others, in whole or in part, without the express consent of the original author.

The messages appearing on Baseball Fever contain the opinions and views of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of Baseball Fever, or of the Baseball Almanac family of sites.


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  • lol, yea sure? I think you missed one, or at least, a better one:

    Left to right:

    318, 399, 408, 385, 314. Thats a very good one, there's a sketch of it, it would look somthing like this:



    • Since I'm a fan of the Polo Grounds dimensions, this is what I came up with when I tried to put a baseball field into a former soccer stadium in my hometown. I used Google Earth for the dimensions, I know 303 in left field can't be right if there's a 90° angle. The deepest point in center field is actually a corner of the soccer field.
      Attached Files


      • Thats pretty cool, but I dont think the right side is right, i mean how you drew it, 303 and 373, its to close to be that.

        I'm learning Java at school, I wonder if I could do somthing with it in the future (other than using excel lol)


        • hey elvis, if you got time, think you could get some of your drawlings up? that would be pretty cool.
          LETS GO YANKEES!


          • Originally posted by J25nadroj2042
            hey elvis, if you got time, think you could get some of your drawlings up? that would be pretty cool.
            Yeah, sorry about the delay. My computer "crashed" this week, so I've been spending a lot of time dealing with that mess. I just reinstalled Windows yestersday, so it may be a few more days to be back up and ready to roll. I still haven't reinstalled my scanner yet, and I actually lost my favorite photo editing software in the crash, but as soon as I get a new photosuite and get everything else back to normal I'll get some more drawings up here, I promise.


            • lol, ok sounds great! good luck getting your computer all in line.
              LETS GO YANKEES!


              • Any way I can put Paint on here?


                • what are you asking?
                  LETS GO YANKEES!


                  • There is something called Paint, it is a progam where you can draw and paint things.


                    • Ya. I'm assuming you have a saved document already.

                      Post a reply in this forum. Press the attatchment button at the top (the paper-clip). Once it is open, click on the "Browse" button. Select the file you want to upload, and press "Open". Then press "Upload". If it comes back saying your file is too large, you're gonna have to re-size it. But that should work, assuming that your file is smaller than 100 Kb.

                      If not:

                      Open the file in paint. Click on "Image" on the toolbar. Then, click on Stretch/Skew. Change the %'s to accomodate the size. I would suggest doing it 10% at a time, saving it, and trying to upload it again. Do this until it works.

                      I know this isn't the clearest of explanations, but I hope it works. If not, just post again with your problems.


                      • There is something called Paint, it is a progam where you can draw and paint things.
                        lol, the program, I know it, I use it a lot, yea why not? go ahead and post it! though you need to host it 1st.

                        edit: lol I just read RHP post, just host it on image shack or photo bucket, its free. Then take the address it spits out, and post it here, just make sure you have [img] [/img] around the link.
                        LETS GO YANKEES!


                        • Is that better than what I'm doing now?


                          • My First Baseball Stadium

                            Here. This is my first baseball stadium. It's pretty dull and boring on the outside because I couldn't think of anything that would have made it better. PLEASE GIVE ME SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT I CAN DO TO MAKE THIS BETTER. Thank you. =)

                            Grab some pine, MEAT!!!


                            • Originally posted by -Kyle-
                              There is something called Paint, it is a progam where you can draw and paint things.
                              Sure, go right ahead. I don't see a problem with it.

                              Okay, now Elvis, don't take this one seriously. If anything, this ballpark is pretty humerous.

                              I call this, "Are you kidding me? Field"

                              Left Field: 200 feet (100 foot wall)
                              Left Center Field: 383 feet (30 foot wall)
                              Center Field: 1,000 feet
                              Right Center Field: 383 feet (30 foot wall)
                              Right Field: 200 feet (100 foot wall)
                              My Top 4 funniest BBF posts ever:

                              1) "plZ dOn;t' pOsT LikE tHIs n e mOr!"

                              2) "The teams play 1962 games in 180 days."

                              3) "Stadiums don't move silly, people do."

                              4) "Once again you quibble, because it is I who speaks."

                              5) Almost anything RuthMayBond says...


                              • -The area in left field is special. When a Home Run is hit there, no one is allowed to touch it. It will sit there for eternity, in peace. The only one allowed in is the old custodian of the park. People will recall the time that the local hero won the big game with a shot to left field, and gaze upon the old weathered ball in awe.

                                RichmondHill, that is an awesome idea.
                                Place your quote here for just $5.00

                                I hate pink bats...Tigers losses...White Sox...Yanks...and Chevrolet!


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