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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
www.baseball-almanac.com | www.baseball-fever.com
"Baseball Almanac: Sharing Baseball. Sharing History."
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    • Originally posted by Cougar View Post
      Mike Henneman
      Windy is up.

      LAST 8 PICKS
      14-6 - Bill Spiers
      14-7 - Joe Hoerner
      14-8 - Jim Corsi
      15-1 - Rob Murphy
      15-2 - Johnny Temple
      15-3 - Wade Miller
      15-4 - Frank Thomas
      15-5 - Mike Henneman
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      19th Century League Champion
      1900s League Champion
      1910s League Champion

      1930s League Division Winner
      1950s League Champion
      1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
      1960s League Division Winner
      1970s League Champion
      1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
      1980s League Champion
      All Time Greats League Champion

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      • Dave Veres
        "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
        - Sammy Sosa

        "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
        - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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        • Originally posted by Windy City Fan View Post
          Dave Veres
          JR is up.

          LAST 8 PICKS
          14-7 - Joe Hoerner
          14-8 - Jim Corsi
          15-1 - Rob Murphy
          15-2 - Johnny Temple
          15-3 - Wade Miller
          15-4 - Frank Thomas
          15-5 - Mike Henneman
          15-6 - Dave Veras
          .


          19th Century League Champion
          1900s League Champion
          1910s League Champion

          1930s League Division Winner
          1950s League Champion
          1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
          1960s League Division Winner
          1970s League Champion
          1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
          1980s League Champion
          All Time Greats League Champion

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          • JR take Art Howe.

            I take Roger Metzger and Nate Colbert.

            JR takes David Weathers

            Back to Windy now.

            LAST 8 PICKS
            15-3 - Wade Miller
            15-4 - Frank Thomas
            15-5 - Mike Henneman
            15-6 - Dave Veras
            15-7 - Art Howe
            15-8 - Roger Metzger
            16-1 - Nate Colbert
            16-2 - David Weathers
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            19th Century League Champion
            1900s League Champion
            1910s League Champion

            1930s League Division Winner
            1950s League Champion
            1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
            1960s League Division Winner
            1970s League Champion
            1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
            1980s League Champion
            All Time Greats League Champion

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            • Nice pick on Colbert, was going to grab him. But I suppose we can let the run on the lousy shortstops begin. I'll take Don Buddin.
              "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
              - Sammy Sosa

              "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
              - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)

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              • Originally posted by Windy City Fan View Post
                Nice pick on Colbert, was going to grab him. But I suppose we can let the run on the lousy shortstops begin. I'll take Don Buddin.
                SavoyBG is collecting first basemen. He has 6 on his team now. :-P

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                • Originally posted by Windy City Fan View Post
                  Nice pick on Colbert, was going to grab him. But I suppose we can let the run on the lousy shortstops begin. I'll take Don Buddin.
                  Cougar is up.

                  LAST 8 PICKS
                  15-4 - Frank Thomas
                  15-5 - Mike Henneman
                  15-6 - Dave Veras
                  15-7 - Art Howe
                  15-8 - Roger Metzger
                  16-1 - Nate Colbert
                  16-2 - David Weathers
                  16-3 - Don Buddin
                  .


                  19th Century League Champion
                  1900s League Champion
                  1910s League Champion

                  1930s League Division Winner
                  1950s League Champion
                  1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                  1960s League Division Winner
                  1970s League Champion
                  1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                  1980s League Champion
                  All Time Greats League Champion

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                  • Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

                    SavoyBG is collecting first basemen. He has 6 on his team now. :-P
                    You never know when you might need an extra 1Bman !
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                    19th Century League Champion
                    1900s League Champion
                    1910s League Champion

                    1930s League Division Winner
                    1950s League Champion
                    1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                    1960s League Division Winner
                    1970s League Champion
                    1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                    1980s League Champion
                    All Time Greats League Champion

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                    • My next pick is looking good if he makes it to me.
                      “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

                      "Fill in any figure you want for that boy [Mantle]. Whatever the figure, it's a deal." - Branch Rickey

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                      • Cougar takes Mike Magnante.

                        1905 is up.

                        LAST 8 PICKS
                        15-5 - Mike Henneman
                        15-6 - Dave Veras
                        15-7 - Art Howe
                        15-8 - Roger Metzger
                        16-1 - Nate Colbert
                        16-2 - David Weathers
                        16-3 - Don Buddin
                        16-4 - Mike Magnante
                        .


                        19th Century League Champion
                        1900s League Champion
                        1910s League Champion

                        1930s League Division Winner
                        1950s League Champion
                        1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                        1960s League Division Winner
                        1970s League Champion
                        1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                        1980s League Champion
                        All Time Greats League Champion

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                        • Pulling a rabbit out of my hat is Don Larsen.
                          “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

                          "Fill in any figure you want for that boy [Mantle]. Whatever the figure, it's a deal." - Branch Rickey

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                          • Originally posted by 1905 Giants View Post
                            Pulling a rabbit out of my hat is Don Larsen.
                            Perfect pick!

                            CWS is up.

                            LAST 8 PICKS
                            15-6 - Dave Veras
                            15-7 - Art Howe
                            15-8 - Roger Metzger
                            16-1 - Nate Colbert
                            16-2 - David Weathers
                            16-3 - Don Buddin
                            16-4 - Mike Magnante
                            16-5 - Don Larsen
                            .


                            19th Century League Champion
                            1900s League Champion
                            1910s League Champion

                            1930s League Division Winner
                            1950s League Champion
                            1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                            1960s League Division Winner
                            1970s League Champion
                            1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                            1980s League Champion
                            All Time Greats League Champion

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                            • CWS takes Cesar Geronimo.

                              Bothrops is up.

                              LAST 8 PICKS
                              15-7 - Art Howe
                              15-8 - Roger Metzger
                              16-1 - Nate Colbert
                              16-2 - David Weathers
                              16-3 - Don Buddin
                              16-4 - Mike Magnante
                              16-5 - Don Larsen
                              16-6 - Cesar Geronimo
                              .


                              19th Century League Champion
                              1900s League Champion
                              1910s League Champion

                              1930s League Division Winner
                              1950s League Champion
                              1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
                              1960s League Division Winner
                              1970s League Champion
                              1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
                              1980s League Champion
                              All Time Greats League Champion

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                              • Greg Swindell
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                                The Top 100 Pitchers In MLB History
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