Announcement

Collapse

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."
See more
See less

The Sandy Alderson Thread

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #91
    Originally posted by Strawman View Post
    Wonder if Alderson is calling Jeter's agent tonight?
    Hells no! We are trying to be fiscally responsible so that we can compete in 2 years and make some serious noise years thereafter. Signing a guy like Jeter would be 'old regime'. We don't need any more 70 million dollar band-aids. It would be akin to signing Tom Glavine away from our arch rivals for almost twice what they were offering.
    "We have a plan; and I like our plan." ...Omar
    "I belive in our minor leagers; and I like our minor leagers." ...Omar

    Comment


    • #92
      Originally posted by Strawman View Post
      Wonder if Alderson is calling Jeter's agent tonight?
      More satire?

      Assuming thats in response to my previous post. Nobody is saying taking end of their career players. The sad thing is most of the Yankee hating Met fans would probably protest if Alderson was about to get Cano. I know I know...no way do us Met fans want Cano either after all who needs any Yankees for our proud proud tradition over here in Flushing. Cano is only the best second basemen in baseball by several miles.

      Comment


      • #93
        Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
        More satire?

        Assuming thats in response to my previous post. Nobody is saying taking end of their career players. The sad thing is most of the Yankee hating Met fans would probably protest if Alderson was about to get Cano. I know I know...no way do us Met fans want Cano either after all who needs any Yankees for our proud proud tradition over here in Flushing. Cano is only the best second basemen in baseball by several miles.
        I think Sandy should sign Jeter to a 5 year, 100 million dollar contract.....it guarantees' us 5 years of the best intangible % in the national league. Gotta be worth something.
        "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

        "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

        Comment


        • #94
          Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
          Hey great phone call today then on WFAN. I call them ignorant and stupid because thats what they are. Its not a secret. You would be sick to your stomach if any ex Yankee got an interview, and obviously you wouldnt want them as manager. Ok goody. What if they would make your team better? How would you feel if that manager was going to make the Mets better? Still no? When then let me tell you ....you are a great fan. Really you are.

          Maybe because I dont carry this infantile hatred for other teams because they are good around with me that I dont understand that thinking. To me its stupid and ignorant. I may hate them so to speak while the game is being played and want to knock them on their ass. I really worry about my team being good. If my team is good, a team that shows heart, and the desire to win then I dont care how good the Phillies are or the Braves..I actually want them to be good so if/when we win its just that much better.

          The "I hate you because your good" and you kick my ass attitude is had by losers. Rivalries are great and having intense games with another is what its all about. I want to see a game in September that means the division against the Phils.

          Yes i would be sick to my stomach if any ex-Yankee got the job. We don't need their charity and sloppy seconds, let us forge our own path and be different. Don't give a sh*t if they could possibly make us better.......do not want any Yankees.

          And if I'm an infant for hating and not wanting any Yankee playing for or coaching the Mets, then so be it. A lot of people feel the same way as I do. I would have been annoyed beyond belief if that clown Torre even got phone call from Alderson. Can't stand that jerk. Hated him the first time he was here, and now that he managed the Yankees and Cardinals, my hatred for Torre is off the charts.

          Never said I had a problem with the Phillies or Braves. I actually like and respect both franchises and hope they're great every season. Makes our rivalry with them much better. But I hate the Yankees and Cardinals. hate hate hate But I would take Pujols and Molina. Just no Yankees.

          Comment


          • #95
            Originally posted by majorleads View Post
            Yes i would be sick to my stomach if any ex-Yankee got the job. We don't need their charity and sloppy seconds, let us forge our own path and be different. Don't give a sh*t if they could possibly make us better.......do not want any Yankees.

            And if I'm an infant for hating and not wanting any Yankee playing for or coaching the Mets, then so be it. A lot of people feel the same way as I do. I would have been annoyed beyond belief if that clown Torre even got phone call from Alderson. Can't stand that jerk. Hated him the first time he was here, and now that he managed the Yankees and Cardinals, my hatred for Torre is off the charts.

            Never said I had a problem with the Phillies or Braves. I actually like and respect both franchises and hope they're great every season. Makes our rivalry with them much better. But I hate the Yankees and Cardinals. hate hate hate But I would take Pujols and Molina. Just no Yankees.
            Technically the Yankees got sloppy seconds from the Mets with Torre, but yeah thats right...the Yankees actually gave Torre a team.

            Believe me I am not big fan of Torre. I never thought he was a great manager and after he wrote the book he was useless in my opinion. With that said, maybe because I root for the Yankees but that animosity just isnt there.

            I guess when you walk around feeling second rate in baseball terms that can happen.

            Comment


            • #96
              Originally posted by majorleads View Post
              Yes i would be sick to my stomach if any ex-Yankee got the job. We don't need their charity and sloppy seconds, let us forge our own path and be different. Don't give a sh*t if they could possibly make us better.......do not want any Yankees.

              And if I'm an infant for hating and not wanting any Yankee playing for or coaching the Mets, then so be it. A lot of people feel the same way as I do. I would have been annoyed beyond belief if that clown Torre even got phone call from Alderson. Can't stand that jerk. Hated him the first time he was here, and now that he managed the Yankees and Cardinals, my hatred for Torre is off the charts.

              Never said I had a problem with the Phillies or Braves. I actually like and respect both franchises and hope they're great every season. Makes our rivalry with them much better. But I hate the Yankees and Cardinals. hate hate hate But I would take Pujols and Molina. Just no Yankees.
              Well now I better understand the Randolph treatment by much of the fan base. Oh and I notice that the Yankees didn't mind taking on ex-Mets, in particular late '80s Mets, to get their "dynasty" jump staerted (Torre, Cone, Gooden, Strawberry). Just sayin'.

              Comment


              • #97
                Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
                Well now I better understand the Randolph treatment by much of the fan base. Oh and I notice that the Yankees didn't mind taking on ex-Mets, in particular late '80s Mets, to get their "dynasty" jump staerted (Torre, Cone, Gooden, Strawberry). Just sayin'.
                In general I will say that most Yankee fans dont hate the Mets as much as Met fans hate the Yankees. I am not saying there are no Yankee fans that hate the Mets, but this is a very one sided rivalry. For the most part the Mets are not on the Yankees radar. They are too worried about winning the WS. They dont need to worry about any other team but theirs.

                I remember when the Mets signed Randolph. All you heard was "he is a Yankee". If you hear Met fans talk about Randolph now without knowing you would think they were 70-92 every year under Randolph. The Mets winning % is .544 under Willie - 2nd only to Davey Johnson. Now I dont give much credit to managers for winning %. Davey was given a great roster with awesome pitching. Willie also had an excellent roster, but Willie did win.

                Comment


                • #98
                  Originally posted by m8644 View Post
                  I think Sandy should sign Jeter to a 5 year, 100 million dollar contract.....it guarantees' us 5 years of the best intangible % in the national league. Gotta be worth something.
                  Yeah I agree - he'd be worth the dough and would change the vibe in Queens. As a fan who buys entertainment from the Mets, I don't really care about their fiscal sanity at all.
                  Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

                  Comment


                  • #99
                    Originally posted by Strawman View Post
                    Yeah I agree - he'd be worth the dough and would change the vibe in Queens. As a fan who buys entertainment from the Mets, I don't really care about their fiscal sanity at all.
                    Really? I'm serious. I cant tell if your joking or serious about Jeter. Being that you wanted to fire Alderson jokingly -- I cant tell. I think Mets fans would throw themselves in front of the 7 train by the thousands if Jeter ever moved across town.

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                      In general I will say that most Yankee fans dont hate the Mets as much as Met fans hate the Yankees. I am not saying there are no Yankee fans that hate the Mets, but this is a very one sided rivalry. For the most part the Mets are not on the Yankees radar. They are too worried about winning the WS. They dont need to worry about any other team but theirs.
                      Far too many of those Yankees fans are too busy pumping up their self-worth with the "27 rings" or 28 or whatever it is, as if that really makes up for the inadequate hand the gene pool dealt them. At any rate the Mets outdrew them pretty consistently until the late 90s or so .... so I think beneath many a Yankee fan is a repressed Met fan.

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                        Really? I'm serious. I cant tell if your joking or serious about Jeter. Being that you wanted to fire Alderson jokingly -- I cant tell. I think Mets fans would throw themselves in front of the 7 train by the thousands if Jeter ever moved across town.
                        I disagree - I think they'd love it. It's fantasyland of course, but Francesa was pushing it yesterday all afternoon....
                        Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
                          I disagree - I think they'd love it. It's fantasyland of course, but Francesa was pushing it yesterday all afternoon....
                          Well it cant happen and personally I dont want it. Obviously it would have nothing to do with Jeter being a Yankee. Reyes is the much better player right now, and where would Jeter go? Second base? Also Jeter would only lock up cash that another player couldnt get.

                          Comment


                          • Why would or should the Mets tie up that much cash in an aging player. It would be a complete mistake.

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                              Well it cant happen and personally I dont want it. Obviously it would have nothing to do with Jeter being a Yankee. Reyes is the much better player right now, and where would Jeter go? Second base? Also Jeter would only lock up cash that another player couldnt get.
                              It would be pretty comical if they did and Reyes "A-Rodded" Jeter and made him play LF. Of course I have a better chance of winning the lottery and I don't buy tickets.

                              Comment


                              • the fact that Francesa was pushing for the idea should be a clue to everyone that it's a bad one, considering Francesa is a moron who knows very little about baseball.
                                "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

                                "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X