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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
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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  • In 1928, Marty Walker was a 29 year-old rookie pitcher for the Phillies. For his major league debut, he was penciled in as the starting pitcher. He faced just five batters. Two of them got hits and the other three recieved walks. Walker was given the hook by manager Burt Shotton, calmly strode off the mound, quietly went into the locker room and took his shower, walked out of the stadium and was never seen in the major leagues again. His ERA is an impressive infinity.

    In a 1933 spring training game, the St. Louis Cardinals' Ripper Collins was called on to pinch hit. Before leaving the dugout, he tucked a ball under his left arm where nobody could see it, including plate umpire Bill Klem. On the first pitch, Collins dragged a bunt toward first base and at the same time let the ball fall from under his arm. Collins recalled, "The pitcher ran over to get the ball that I had bunted and the catcher picked up the one that I had dropped. Neither one threw, they were so surprised. Klem threw me out of the game. He told me, 'There will be none of that, young man. This is serious business, even in an exhibition game.' For a minute, though, it was fun."
    Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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    • Saltalamacchia has the longest name but who had it earlier,and before that???
      i would really like to know
      10 14 23 26 31 31 42
      1876 1880 1881 1882 1885 1886 1906 1907 1908 1910 1918
      1929 1932 1935 1938 1945
      1984 1989 1998 2003 2007 2008

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      • Originally posted by Solrac View Post
        Saltalamacchia has the longest name but who had it earlier,and before that???
        i would really like to know
        I read it was William VanLandingham.
        28 year SABR member.

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        • Originally posted by Sports Fan 07 View Post
          I read it was William VanLandingham.
          Thnx
          Now Does Someone Know The Shortest Last Name???
          10 14 23 26 31 31 42
          1876 1880 1881 1882 1885 1886 1906 1907 1908 1910 1918
          1929 1932 1935 1938 1945
          1984 1989 1998 2003 2007 2008

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          • Originally posted by Solrac View Post
            Thnx
            Now Does Someone Know The Shortest Last Name???
            I believe the shortest last name is 3 letters by lots of people with Ed Ott and Ed Hug having the shortest full names.

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            • Originally posted by Utter Chaos View Post
              I believe the shortest last name is 3 letters by lots of people with Ed Ott and Ed Hug having the shortest full names.
              Of course you can't forget Sadahara Oh!

              Welcome back ARod. Hope you are a Yankee forever.
              Phil Rizzuto-a Yankee forever.

              Holy Cow

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              • Nap Lajioe was batting .400 after every single game he played in 1901. After the first game, he was batting .400 after every single at bat he had!
                "He studied hitting like a broker studies the stock market, how a scribe studies the scriptures" - Carl Yastrzemski on Ted Williams

                "The greatest clutch hitter in Red Sox history has done it again! Big Papi!" - Don Orsillo's call of Ortiz's walk-off single

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                • Originally posted by Utter Chaos View Post
                  I believe the shortest last name is 3 letters by lots of people with Ed Ott and Ed Hug having the shortest full names.
                  What about Mel Ott?
                  Originally posted by Cougar
                  "Read at your own risk. Baseball Fever shall not be responsible if you become clinically insane trying to make sense of this post. People under 18 must read in the presence of a parent, guardian, licensed professional, or Dr. Phil."

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                  • Originally posted by nerfan View Post
                    What about Mel Ott?
                    (MelOtt = 6) > (EdOtt = 5)

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                    • career homeruns against lefthanders:

                      223 - bonds (yesterday off glavine the most recent)
                      221 - aaron
                      219 - ruth
                      209 - mays
                      "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                      • Denny Mclain is the last pitcher to ever win 30 games in a season.

                        Reggie Jackson is the all time strikeout king.

                        Nolan Ryan holds the record for the most walks in a career.
                        "The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault. -Ty Cobb

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                        • in 2001

                          bonds hit 73 hr, 37 at home.
                          all visiting players combined: 57
                          "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                          • As of 12/31/05, the guys with the fewest hits on the 2200 hit list were all named "Willie"-

                            Can anybody name them?

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                            • Originally posted by anjo25 View Post
                              As of 12/31/05, the guys with the fewest hits on the 2200 hit list were all named "Willie"-

                              Can anybody name them?
                              Wilson, Randolph, McCovey
                              Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                              • Originally posted by Dodgerfan1 View Post
                                Andre Dawson holds the record for having played in the most major league games without appearing in a World Series, 2,627.
                                Originally posted by geezer View Post
                                Wrong, the player who played the most games
                                without ever going to the World Series is Rafael Palmeiro, who played in 2,831 games.
                                And current Yankee manager Joe Torre's combined player/manager streak of
                                games played/managed before going to a World Series is:
                                2209 (player) and 2063 (mgr) = 4272 (not including playoff games).

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