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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Baseball/Softball Business Names

    I’m in Southern Illinois, our area code is 618 not sure if it’s worth incorporating

    1. Lumber Yard

    2. Wheelhouse Academy

    3. Down South or South Side Academy

    4. Lower Half hitting

    5. Hitting Lab

    6. Green Light Hitting

    7. Hitting Vault (not my favorite)

    8. Hitting Vault

    Last edited by Zspie3; 10-01-2018, 11:45 PM.

  • #2
    What do you mean by baseball/softball company? What will your business be?


    • #3
      I meant to put Academy!

      I give private lessons to kids to kids ranging from 4-25


      • #4
        Are you going to have teams? If so, what ages? As far as incorporating talk to a lawyer about liability.


        • #5
          Teams will rent my building during weekends but private lessons are no more than 2 kids per 1 instructor

          just need names!


          • #6
            What about "Super Elite Xtreme Select Ultra Prime Hitting?" Parents will be willing to pay extra just to be part of that name.

            And, yes, I am joking.
            Coaching experience: Managed 5 Little League teams and coached on 4 others. So, what do I know?


            • #7
              Cage bombers
              I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.


              • #8
                i dig Green Light, Green Light Academy or Green Light Baseball Academy.

                could do some cool logos with that.


                • #9
                  Right now
                  1. Green Light
                  2. The Lab or Hitting Lab
                  3. Lumber Yard

                  not sure what type of logo would look good for green light


                  • #10
                    Also, is Green Light mainstream enough that most people would understand without an know?


                    • #11
                      Batting cage hero...


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zspie3 View Post
                        Also, is Green Light mainstream enough that most people would understand without an know?
                        You’re going to make a majority of your money off parents of young players who don’t understand you can’t purchase talent. They will believe if they spend more money their kid will become a ball player. These ignorant, uninformed parents won’t understand Green Light. Keep it simple.

                        A few built connections and your reputation will do more for you than your company name. A lot of kids from our LL went to this mediocre instructor because he had been a A level and Indy player and then Indy manager. He gave the kids of the president of the LL a bunch of free lessons. His kids (who stunk) got a little better. The president allowed the instructor to advertise free at our LL. The president referred ignorant, uninformed parents to the place.
                        Last edited by JettSixty; 10-02-2018, 10:10 AM.


                        • #13
                          Jett's open contempt for baseball parents is pretty entertaining.

                          Green Light has a ubiquitous meaning that is understood outside of baseball. I am sure that even baseball parents will be able to grasp the baseball application.


                          • #14
                            The batters box

                            The Dugout

                            Line Drive Sports

                            5 tool baseball

                            Hardball Academy

                            Bluechips Baseball

                            All names in my area except for the first one I made that up because I am awesome.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by abc123 View Post
                              Jett's open contempt for baseball parents is pretty entertaining.

                              Green Light has a ubiquitous meaning that is understood outside of baseball. I am sure that even baseball parents will be able to grasp the baseball application.
                              It’s not contempt. It’s reality based amusement. I’ve been through the journey from kiddie ball to college ball with two kids. I even saw delusion with parents of committed D1 kids. Some kept sending their kids to showcases. I asked why. Pro scouts. I asked if their son would sign instead of going to college. They said if he’s offered at least 500k. I asked if they had ever seen pro scouts at his high school games. They said pro scouts don’t go to high school game. I said they do if a MLB organization is going to spend 500k to 1M+ to sign him in June. I suggested they go to X and Y’s games and see how many scouts are there with radar guns and stop watches. X went in the first round. Y went in the third round but signed for first round money. He was threatening to go to college if not offered 1.5M He “settled” for 1.3M at 11:55pm on the signing deadline date.

                              But the big money for academies is the untalented preteen kids with fathers with more money than sense. Just keep telling the kid is getting better. He will keep digging into his wallet. My favorite line I heard was an instructor telling a dad ... “With a lot of hard work there’s no telling how far your kid will go.”

                              The instructor wasn’t lying. There was no telling how far the kid would go. But dad kept digging into his wallet. The instructor kept smiling in front of him and laughing behind him. Dad just didn’t understand you can’t purchase talent.

                              The dad of one of my son’s 17u teammates purchased an academy. The previous owner wanted to be a purist. He only wanted to teach talented 14u to 17u players. He went broke. The dad who purchased the academy has made it successful. He said you have to suck every last dollar out of the 8u to 14u parents. He sells he has connections to the 16u and 17u top programs. He will promote the talented 14u players. He does. They rent space.
                              Last edited by JettSixty; 10-02-2018, 12:23 PM.


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