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.

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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New heights of Longevity - Wikipedia's Oldest players List.

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  • New heights of Longevity - Wikipedia's Oldest players List.

    People are living longer lives in general and Wikipedia's Oldest living MLB Players List is a reflection of that.

    Currently the Wikipedia List reports record of near-record numbers of players passing or approaching certain age milestones.:

    3 Living Players were born before 1920:
    ages 99,99, & 98....with #1 Fred Caligiuri due to turn 100 on Oct.22 and #3 Bill Mills due to turn 99 on Nov. 2.

    Three other players #s 4,5 & 6 were born late in 1920 and are all due to turn 98 in November and December, including former all-stars Wally Westlake and Eddie Robinson.

    13 players are at least 95 years of age with #14 Lee Howard due to turn 95 in November.

    77 players are now at least 90 years of age with five more due to reach 90 in the next 30 days, including Hall Of Famer Whitey Ford (birthday on October 21 - currently #80).

    99 players who are at least 89 years of age with #s 100 Harding 'Pete' Peterson (born: 10/17/1929) & 101 Ike Delock due to reach their 89th birthday in the next 30 days.

    There are 104 living MLB players who were born before 1930. #104 Pitcher Ray Herbert is the last listed player born in the 1920s (12/15/1929) and #105 P - Joe Margoneri (born: 1/13/1930) is the first listed survivor born in 1930.

    ….and finally there are 123 players who are at least 88 years of age with two due to turn 88 in the next five days - #124 Bill Fischer (tomorrow (10/11) and #125 Don Robertson (10/15).. (#125 is the last person on the list. For about the past year Wikipedia has normally tried to maintain the list with exactly 125 players on it).
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 10-10-2018, 08:59 AM.

  • #2
    Most WAR, living players 80+ years old:

    Player           WAR/ WAA/pos Born    PA From   To   Age
    Willie Mays     156.4   110.3 1931 12496 1951 1973 20-42 H
    Hank Aaron      143.0    92.9 1934 13941 1954 1976 20-42 H
    Frank Robinson  107.3    64.8 1935 11742 1956 1976 20-40 H
    Al Kaline        92.8    55.5 1934 11596 1953 1974 18-39 H
    Brooks Robinson  78.4    39.7 1937 11782 1955 1977 18-40 H
    Willie McCovey   64.5    30.5 1938  9692 1959 1980 21-42 H
    Billy Williams   63.7    27.1 1938 10519 1959 1976 21-38 H
    Luis Aparicio    55.8    20.5 1934 11230 1956 1973 22-39 H
    Orlando Cepeda   50.2    18.2 1937  8698 1958 1974 20-36 H
    Rocky Colavito   44.5    21.2 1933  7559 1955 1968 21-34
    Tony Oliva       43.1    20.2 1938  6880 1962 1976 23-37
    Felipe Alou      42.2    13.4 1935  7907 1958 1974 23-39
    Maury Wills      39.7    10.6 1932  8306 1959 1972 26-39
    Bill White       38.6    13.4 1934  6678 1956 1969 22-35
    Frank Howard     37.6    11.3 1936  7352 1958 1973 21-36
    Dick Groat       36.7     6.1 1930  8179 1952 1967 21-36
    Bill Mazeroski   36.5     5.0 1936  8379 1956 1972 19-35 H
    Don Buford       36.3    18.5 1937  5347 1963 1972 26-35
    Player            WAR WAA/pit Born   W   L     IP From   To   Age
    Gaylord Perry    93.4    45.3 1938 314 265 5350.0 1962 1983 23-44 H
    Bob Gibson       81.9    47.0 1935 251 174 3884.1 1959 1975 23-39 H
    Juan Marichal    61.9    30.0 1937 243 142 3507.0 1960 1975 22-37 H
    Whitey Ford      53.5    28.7 1928 236 106 3170.1 1950 1967 21-38 H
    Sandy Koufax     53.2    30.7 1935 165  87 2324.1 1955 1966 19-30 H
    Bob Friend       46.8    11.9 1930 197 230 3611.0 1951 1966 20-35
    Jim Kaat         45.4     8.0 1938 283 237 4530.1 1959 1983 20-44
    Curt Simmons     42.7    10.3 1929 193 183 3348.1 1947 1967 18-38
    Jim Perry        38.6    10.9 1935 215 174 3285.2 1959 1975 23-39
    Camilo Pascual   37.5    14.6 1934 174 170 2930.2 1954 1971 20-37
    Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice.

    Comprehensive Reform for the Veterans Committee -- Fixing the Hall continued.


    • #3
      Very interesting stats on some of our most elderly, living senior stars.....Thanks, Freakshow!


      • #4
        Harding 'Pete' Peterson -#100 with his 89th birthday this week and I don't know if there has ever been 100 players who were at least 89 years of age at any time before this.....A Likely Record!


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