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  • Introduction to HOF talk forum/Resources

    This thread is meant as an introduction to our forum as well as to provide resources for those who might want to research various questions.

    One thing I want to do right away is make a request: Baseball Fever has a search function, and if you want to discuss someone in this forum, please use it first. You probably would do well to limit the search to the title of the thread and to limit the search to this forum. We've covered so many candidates on an individual basis here, many of them multiple times. If you would be so kind as to do such a search, it would help those of us who have been with the site for a while avoid the tedium of plowing the same field over and over again.

    The links below were selected with the following criteria in mind the thread either should a) involve a lot of posts and/or be heavily visited (but no padding posts permitted), b) involve multiple players (best 3B, etc.), or c) include valuable resource material, and preferrably meet more than one of these standards. After much consideration, I've decided against putting threads on individuals up here, so you're not likely to see much of that listed below.
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    BBF HOF Discussion thread

    Franchise Halls of Fame

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    AG2004's Keltner Lists

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    The Suburbs of Cooperstown threads:

    The Discussion thread

    The Draft thread

    Rosters thread

    SOC Catchers

    SOC 1B

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    Top 200 pitchers project rundown

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    The Kid's Warehouse

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    Review of VC polls thread

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    Links to BBF mock HOF election threads (BBWAA and VC)

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    The BBF HoF All-Timeline

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    Hall of Mistakes/Corrections recap

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    Managers and GMs who belong in the Hall (or already are)

    HOF league executives and team owners

    HOF umpires

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    BBF team hall of fames

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    Would you still vote for any of these guys? (Steroids)

    Best Player not in the Hall of Fame?

    Best outside the Hall by position and era

    Weak HOFers

    My All-Time Undeserving HoFer Team

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    A thread included as a special dispensation to tireless BBF worker, Bill Burgess:

    How many of the following players do you feel SHOULD get into the Hall of Fame? Poll/Survey: Love To Hear Your Thoughts.
    Last edited by jalbright; 10-03-2012, 02:31 PM.
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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    Before you start a new thread, I'd like to ask everyone to do a few things:

    1) Look to see if there's an existing thread on the topic. It's really not too interesting to plow the same ground repeatedly.

    2) Understand that a key concept here is to foster, not hinder discussion. Polls which try to force people to make a choice they may not agree with may be acceptable in some cases, but not in others. In any event, I can assure you that any attempt to restrict discussion in this fashion is a red flag.

    3) If you have an opinion about a topic, especially if your position is not a commonly held one, please state your opinion and the reasons supporting it up front. There's no sin in having a different viewpoint, but if you want to publicly swim against the tide, it behooves you to justify doing so.

    4) Sometimes player versus player discussions help illustrate a specific point. I have no problem with such comparisons. However, other such comparisons lack this redeeming feature. I can assure you that if such a comparison doesn't serve some larger point (and if you think it does, please spell it out), I will regard that as a red flag.

    5) If you want us to discuss a player who is not commonly regarded as a serious HOF candidate (much less multiple players of that quality), please provide your reasoning supporting those less well regarded candidates. If you want to foster discussion and change minds, that really is the appropriate way to proceed.

    I don't particularly want to move threads to other forums or consolidate them with other threads, but the less you adhere to the above guidelines, the more likely I am to exercise my power as a moderator to do so. In extreme cases, I may even delete a thread which does not follow these guidelines.

    I wish this post was not necessary, but my experience is that when a user does not comply with these guidelines, particularly on numerous occasions in a short period of time, many of the usual crew in this forum understandably regard such a behavoir as close to an attempt at a hostile takeover and respond accordingly. Many users met with hostility (whether it is justified for the reasons set out above or not) respond in kind, and that means I as a moderator have a mess to deal with. Such a scenario does not meet anyone's best interest, and I'd rather use a few ounces of prevention rather than require many pounds of cure.

    Thank you for listening and for your continued and future cooperation.

    Jim Albright
    Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
    Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
    A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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    • #3
      A new project to add a link to, the Single Ballot BBF HOF: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...F-Hall-of-Fame
      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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      • #4
        Some projects of mine that were meant to accompany the team HOF project:

        Negro Leagues
        Round one: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...Fame-Round-one
        Round two: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...f-Fame-round-2
        Round three: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...f-Fame-round-3
        Round four: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...f-Fame-round-4
        Round five: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...f-Fame-round-5

        Defunct NL teams
        round 1: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...-all-star-team
        round 2: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...-teams-round-2
        round 3: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...-teams-round-3

        American Association (19th century)
        round 1: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...r-team-round-1
        last round: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...29-HOF-round-2

        Pre-1876
        only round: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...-stars-round-1
        Last edited by jalbright; 08-20-2011, 12:40 PM.
        Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
        Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
        A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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        • #5
          Just adding this project as I didn't see it here:

          Ranking the HOF Players

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          • #6
            adding one other: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...ibutor-section
            Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
            Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
            A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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            • #7
              Here's the last seasonal post for the World Series Hall of Fame

              2018: https://www.baseball-fever.com/forum...layer-election
              Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
              Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
              A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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