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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.

Sincerely,

Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever
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  • MLB.tv questions?

    Hi, everyone,

    Was hoping someone here with an mlb.tv subscription will help me out. I'm looking at subscribing for this year (and buying Mlb.tv Premium to get the free At Bat app).

    1. Does Mlb.tv show pregame and postgame shows as well?

    2. If I subscribe for the 2013 season, do I get all spring training games as well? How about postseason? I'm guessing no on postseason without also buying Postseason.tv or whatever it was called. Right?
    Please check out my collection of vintage baseball recordings:

    http://www.oldtimesports.net/users/AWilliams

  • #2
    They have hot stove which previews every matchup for the day. I don't have the premium but I know they had spring training games on.

    It's deff worth subscribing to,
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #3
      MLB.tv only does radio pregame and postgame. There are very rare instances where you will get any sort of TV pregame (ie. stream starts at 8:00, game doesn't start until 8:20, special pregame ceremonies are usually shown) and you'll never get postgame; they cut to 'Thank you for watching' as soon as the first commercial break hits. You will see postgame interviews if they do not go to commercial first.

      You are correct about Postseason.tv (you still will have some games blacked out), and I believe CWS1173 is correct about spring training.

      If you or anyone else has any questions about MLB.tv, please ask away; I have a lot of answers, and if I feel I can give it I will.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the info! I already ditched cable in favor of Apple TV/blu-ray player, so basically my decision is whether to upgrade to MLB.tv Premium or just stay with baseball on the radio and iPad via both Gameday Audio and At Bat 12. I believe I will upgrade to MLB.tv as it includes both the audio broadcasts and the free At Bat app.

        I am slightly disappointed about the lack of pre-game and post-game shows, though. Hot Stove sounds interesting.
        Please check out my collection of vintage baseball recordings:

        http://www.oldtimesports.net/users/AWilliams

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        • #5
          MLB.tv premium is well worth it. I have nothing personal against the radio feeds, but I only use them when I have to (i.e. when watching a game that's blacked out live and I'm too impatient to wait until the blackout window is lifted).

          That being said: I wish they offered a chance to jump to a specific inning during an archived radio feed, like they do with video. And I HATE NEXDEF. It never works right. It's not even compatible with OS X 10.8.
          It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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          • #6
            I've had it for a few years and can't imagine life without it at this point. I'd go for the full package right off the bat, you won't be sorry. I love the condensed games feature they have. Nobody has time for every game everyday. It's good stuff.
            smoker

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
              MLB.tv premium is well worth it. I have nothing personal against the radio feeds, but I only use them when I have to (i.e. when watching a game that's blacked out live and I'm too impatient to wait until the blackout window is lifted).

              That being said: I wish they offered a chance to jump to a specific inning during an archived radio feed, like they do with video. And I HATE NEXDEF. It never works right. It's not even compatible with OS X 10.8.
              My best advice for you re: nexdef is to keep a shortcut to install nexdef on your desktop. If you ever run into a problem, just try reinstalling the plugin. Should solve most problems.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jgweiss View Post
                My best advice for you re: nexdef is to keep a shortcut to install nexdef on your desktop. If you ever run into a problem, just try reinstalling the plugin. Should solve most problems.
                The problem is that NexDef is incompatible with the current version of Mac OS X (10.8) and MLB.TV hasn't released a version that will work.
                It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                  The problem is that NexDef is incompatible with the current version of Mac OS X (10.8) and MLB.TV hasn't released a version that will work.
                  you are correct, and have a great point. I did not address the OS X 10.8 issue, merely the many complaints I hear over the course of a season about nexdef....when properly troubleshot, it actually does work.

                  While I'm not informed in giving this answer, I can speculate that an updated version should be out when the 2013 season opens; the crew does work hard through the offseason. Personally, I'm hoping for a chrome OS-compatible NexDef, though I can assume that a OS X 10.8 version will precede that. Again, I can't promise anything, but if there is an opportunity to complain (again) about the lack of compatibility, or any news regarding it, I'll be sure to try my best to represent you.

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                  • #10
                    Since I usually watch MLB.TV games via my AppleTV device, the NexDef incompatibility with 10.8 is not a huge problem. What I miss is the ability to overlay the radio call on top of the video feed. I dearly wish the AppleTV would let us do this. That's what I miss most of all, not being able to use NexDef. Especially when there are weekend Fox games and I am trying my darnedest not to have to listen to Buck & McCarver.
                    It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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