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

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Signature Composition
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Signature Content
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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.

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    Saba, Ceasar
    Sabbathia, CC
    Saberhagen, Brett
    Sabo, Chris
    Sadecki, Ray
    Sadek, Mike
    Sadler, Billy
    Saffell, Tom
    Sager, AJ
    Sain, Johnny
    Salas, Juan
    Salazar, Jeff
    Salazar, Luis
    Salmon, Tim
    Salome, Angel
    Salsgiver, Lance
    Saltamacchia, Jarrod
    Sambito, Joe
    Samcoff, Ed
    Samford, Ron
    Sammons, Clint
    Sample, Billy
    Samuel, Amando
    Samuel, Juan
    Sanchez, Alex
    Sanchez, Freddy
    Sanchez, Henry
    Sanchez, Israel
    Sanchez, Jonathan
    Sanchez, Rey
    Sanchez, Tony
    Sanchez, Yunesky
    Sandberg, Jared
    Sandberg, Ryne
    Sanders, Dee
    Sanders, Ken
    Sanders, Marcus
    Sanderson, Scott
    Sandlock, Mike
    Sandoval, Freddy
    Sandoval, Pablo
    Sanford, Fred
    Sano, Miguel
    San Pedro, Erick
    Sanguillen, Manny
    Sanatan, Alex
    Santana, Danny
    Santana, Rafael
    Santangelo, Lou
    Santiago, Benito
    Santiago, Jose Jr.
    Santiago, Jose Sr.
    Santo, Ron
    Santonocito, Justin
    Santos, Adalberto
    Santos, Omir
    Sanz, Luis Angel
    Sardinha, Bronson
    Satin, Josh
    Satriano, Tom
    Saucier, Frank
    Sauerbeck, Scott
    Saunders, Michael
    Saunders, Tony
    Saupold, Warwick
    Sauveur, Rich
    Savage, Bob
    Savage, Ted
    Savage, Will
    Saverine, Bob
    Savransky, Moe
    Sawatski, Jay
    Scahill, Rob
    Scales, Bobby
    Scanlan, Bob
    Scanlon, Pat
    Scarce, Mac
    Scarsone, Steve
    Scattinger, Jeff
    Schaal, Paul
    Schacker, Hal
    Scaffer, Jimmie
    Schaffernoth, Joe
    Schallock, Art
    Schatzder, Dan
    Scheid, Carl
    Scheinblum, Richie
    Scherman, Fred
    Scherbarth, Bob
    Scherrer, Bill
    Schierholtz, Nate
    Schilling, Curt
    Schimpof, Ryan
    Schlact, Michael
    Schmidt, Dave
    Schmidt, Fred
    Schmidt, Josh
    Schmidt, Mike
    Schmidt, Willard
    Schmitz, Johnny
    Schneck, Dave
    Schneider, Dan
    Schnurstein, Micah
    Schoedienst, Red
    Schoenweis, Scott
    Schooler, Mike
    Schoop, Sharlon
    Schourek, Pete
    Schramka, Paul
    Schreiber, Ted
    Schroeder, Bill
    Schrom, Ken
    Schu, Rick
    Schuerholz, John
    Schug, Peggy
    Schugel, AJ
    Schugel, Jeff
    Schult, Art
    Schukltz, Barney
    Schuler, Dave
    Schultz, Buddy
    Schultz, Howie
    Schulze, Don
    Schumaker, Skip
    Schwall, Don
    Schwartzbauer, Dan
    Schwinden, Chris
    Scioscia, Mike
    Score, Herb
    Scott, Dick
    Scott, Donnie
    Scott, Gary
    Scott, George
    Scram, Deik
    Scrivener, Chuck
    Scudder, Scott
    Seager, Kyle
    Searage, Ray
    Searage, Ryan
    Searcy, Steve
    Searles, Jonathan
    Sebra, Bob
    Seguignol, Fernando
    Segrist, Hal
    Selig, Bud
    Selleck, Tom
    Sellers, Jeff
    Sellers, Justin
    Sellers, Neil
    Sells, Dave
    Sembera, Carroll
    Seminick, Andy
    Semproch, Ray
    Senreiso, Juan
    Segui, Diego
    Septimo, Leyson
    Serrano, Dave
    Service, Ed
    Service, Scott
    Severson, Rich
    Sewell, Joe
    Sexton, Jimmy
    Shaffer, Richie
    Shamsky, Art
    Shantz, Bobby
    Shanahan, Greg
    Shappi, AJ
    Sharon, Dick
    Shaughnessy, Dan
    Shaughnessy, Sam
    Shaver, Chris
    Shaw, Bob
    Shaw, Jeff
    Shaw, Travis
    Sheaffer, Danny
    Shealy, Ryan
    Sheely, Matt
    Sheely, Ryan
    Sheets, Larry
    Shelby, John Jr.
    Sheldon, Rollie
    Shell, Steve
    Shellenback, Jim
    Sheridan, Neill
    Sheridan, Pat
    Shepard, Larry
    Shepherd, Ron
    Shelton, Chris
    Sherrill, Dennis
    Sherrill, Tim
    Shields, Tommy
    Shields, Steve
    Shifflett, Garland
    Shifflett, Steve
    Shipley, Craig
    Shipley, Joe
    Shirek, Charlie
    Shirley, Bart
    Shirley, Bob
    Shoemaker, John
    Shopay, Tom
    Short, Bill
    Showalter, Buck
    Shubsda, Brian
    Shuey, Paul
    Shull, Jimmy
    Siddall, Joe
    Siebert, Paul
    Siebert, Sonny
    Siebler, Dwight
    Sierra, Moises
    Sierra, Pedro
    Sievers, Roy
    Signore, Tom
    Silva, Carlos
    Silva, Johan
    Silvera, Charlie
    Simon, Bill
    Simon, Randal
    Simons, Zach
    Simmons, Curt
    Simmons, Nelson
    Simms, Mike
    Simpson, Dick
    Simpson, Hayden
    Sims, Lucas
    Sinatro, Matt
    Singleton, Chris
    Singleton, Ken
    Sinisi, Vince
    Sinkbeil, Brett
    Sirotka, Mike
    Sisco, Andy
    Sisk, Doug
    Sisk, Tommy
    Sisler, Dave
    Sisler, George
    Sisti, Sibby
    Sitzman, Jay
    Skaggs, Dave
    Skaugstad, Dave
    Skidmore, Roe
    Skinner, Bob
    Skinner, Joel
    Skizas, Lou
    Skok, Craig
    Skole, Matt
    Skube, Bob
    Showron, Moose
    Simonton, Benji
    Slagle, Roger
    Slaton, Jim
    Slaughter, Enos
    Slaught, Don
    Sleater, Lou
    Sledge, Termel
    Sleeth, Kyle
    Slider, Rac
    Slowey, Kevin
    Smajstrla, Craig
    Small, Aaron
    Smalley, Roy Jr.
    Smalley, Roy Sr.
    Smiley, John
    Smith, Andrew
    Smith, Bill 75 Angels
    Smith, Bobby (Mets)
    Smith, Brett
    Smith, Bryn
    Smith, Chris
    Smith, C J
    Smith, Curt
    Smith, Daryl
    Smith, Dave (Astros)
    Smith, Dave (Toronto prospect)
    Smith, Dick
    Smith, Frank
    Smith, Greg
    Smith, Hal Jr.
    Smith, Jeff
    Smith, Jim
    Smith, Joe
    Smith, Kieth
    Smith, Lee
    Smith, Lonnie
    Smith, Matt
    Smith, Ozzie
    Smith, Paul
    Smith, Pete
    Smith, Reggie
    Smith, Ray
    Smith, Roy
    Smith, Seth
    Smith, Steve
    Smith, Zane
    Smithberg, Roger
    Smithson, Mike
    Smoltz, John
    Snell, Ian
    Snider, Duke
    Snoddgrass, Fred
    Snow, Bert
    Snyder, Ben
    Synder, Brad
    Snyder, Brandon
    Snyder, Cory
    Snyder, Kyle
    Synder, Russ
    Sobolewski, Mark
    Soff, Ray
    Sogard, Eric
    Solano, Jhonthan
    Solderholm, Eric
    Soler, Alay
    Sollmann, Steve
    Sonnanstine, Andy
    Sorenson, Lary
    Sorenson, Richard
    Sorenson, Roger
    Sosa, Carlos
    Sosa, Elias
    Sosa, Henry
    Sosa, Juan
    Soto, Neftali
    Souza, Steven
    Southworth, Bill
    Spahn, Warren
    Spangenberg, Cory
    Spangler, Al
    Spanswick, Bill
    Sparks, Greg
    Sparks, Joe
    Sparks, Steve
    Spears, Nate
    Speed, Horace
    Speier, Ryan
    Spencer, Daryl
    Spencer, George
    Spencer, Jim
    Spencer, Tom
    Spiers. Bill
    Spinks, Scipio
    Splittorff, Paul
    Spoone, Chorye
    Sprandlin, Jack
    Spring, Jack
    Spring, Matt
    Springer, George
    Springer, Russ
    Springer, Steve
    Sproul, Bobby
    Squires, Mike
    Squires, Nate
    Squires, Nick
    St.Claire, Randy
    Stachowsky, Mitch
    Stahl, Larry
    Staiger, Roy
    Stairs, Matt
    Staley, Jerry
    Stallard, Tracy
    Stallings, Jacob
    Stange, Lee
    Stanhouse, Don
    Stankiewicz, Andy
    Stanley, Mike
    Stanley, Bob
    Stapleton, Dave (Bos)
    Staley, Jerry
    Starr, Dick
    Starrett, Herm
    Staub, Rusty
    Stauffer, Tim
    Stavisky, Brian
    Stearns, John
    Steele, Michael
    Stein, Bill
    Steinbach, Terry
    Steinhauser, Kurt
    Steirer, Rick
    Stengel, Casey
    Stenhouse, Dave
    Stenhouse, Mike
    Stennett, Jose
    Stephens, Gene
    Stephen, Buzz
    Stephenson, Earl
    Stephenson, Riggs
    Stern, Adam
    Stevens, Bobby
    Stevens, Chuck
    Stevens, Dave
    Stevens, Jake
    Stevens, Lee
    Stevens, RC
    Stewart, Dave
    Stewart, Ian
    Stieb, Dave
    Stillwell, Kurt
    Stinnett, Kelly
    Stobbs, Chuck
    Stock, Wes
    Stoddard, Tim
    Stodlka, Mike
    Stohr, Tyler
    Stokes, Brian
    Stokes, Jason
    Stone, Jeff
    Stoneman, Bill
    Storen, Drew
    Story, Trevor
    Stowe, Hal
    Strain, Joe
    Straker, Les
    Strange, Patrick
    Strawberry, Darryl
    Street, Huston
    Streuli, Walt
    Strickland, George
    Strickland, Scott
    Strickland, Jim
    Strincevich, Nick
    Strom, Brent
    Stronach, Tim
    Stubbs, Drew
    Stubbs, Franklin
    Stuifbergen, Tom
    Stuper, John
    Sturm, Johnny
    Stutes, Mike TL
    Smalley, Roy Jr.
    Smalley, Roy Sr.
    Smith, Dick
    Smith, Donnie
    Sorensen, Larry
    Spangler, Al
    Spidale, Mike
    Stanton, Leroy
    Stapleton, Dave (Bos)
    Stassi, Matt
    Stephenson, Phil
    Stevens, Ed
    Stone, Jeff
    Stottlemyer, Mel Jr.
    Stottlemyer, Mel Sr.
    Stottlemyer, Todd
    Suarez, Iggy
    Such, Dick
    Sueum, Dale
    Sukla, Ed
    Sularski, Joe
    Sularz, Guy
    Sullivan, Corey
    Sullivan, Scott
    Sullivan, Frank
    Sullivan, John
    Sullivan, Marc
    Summers, Champ
    Sundberg, Jim
    Sundin, Gordie
    Susce, George
    Sutcliff, Rick
    Suter, Brent
    Sutherland, Darrell
    Sutil, Wladimir
    Sutter, Bruce
    Sutton, Daron
    Sutton, Don
    Sutton, Don III
    Suzuki, Kurt
    Sveum, Dale
    Sveum, Rustin
    Swackhamer, Wes
    Swan, Craig
    Sweeney, Mark
    Sweeney, Mike
    Sweet, Rick
    Swift, Bill
    Swihart, Blake
    Swindell, RJ
    Swisher, Nick
    Swisher, Steve
    Switzer, Jon
    Swoboda, Ron
    Sykes, Bob
    Szekely, Joe
    Szymanksi, BJ
    Last edited by kearns643; 07-02-2014, 08:59 AM.
    Family Autograph Thread

  • #2
    Thank You for coming up with this solution. Sorry I over reacted your threads, but this is a great way to share our collections with each other.
    Last edited by SouthSideChamps05; 08-20-2006, 11:35 AM.


    • #3
      Can we just get a Kearn's collection thread, I know you cant remember who you have, but you can edit what you have aswell...we dont need these numerous threads on here taking up space. Thank you.