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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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  • New photos found
    I hope this link works for everyone. I'm definitely going to print out the Larry Haney and try to get it autographed.

  • #2
    Great find.

    There is something about the Pilots that fascinates me. Much like an 1800's franchise they stayed for a year then moved on.


    • #3
      Unfortunately the press box was located on the roof behind home plate which made so much of the photographs impersonal. Nevertheless, any new Seattle Pilot find is a treasure indeed.


      • #4
        Now that's a classic baseball look: button-down jersey, belted pants, stirrup cocks, black shoes. Cool!



        • #5
          "button-down" stirrup what? Nice pajamas. I bet that flannel stuff kept them warm in the cold, damp Seattle air.
          The Ultimate Baseball Look

          Modern Synthetic Baseball Fields


          • #6
            Nice, rare, old photos, however, no player identifications were included.


            • #7
              Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
              Nice, rare, old photos, however, no player identifications were included.
              Let's see if I can help you with that. Anybody with a better eye than me (which should be almost everyone), feel free to fill in my "dunno"s or correct me where I'm wrong. Going by the numbering of the slide show slides.

              1. Ray Oyler
              2. Eddie O'Brien
              3. Looks like Joe Schultz and that's definitely Sal Maglie
              4. The same
              5. Dunno. Could be Merritt Ranew
              6. Group shot. Mike Hegan in the front
              7. Group shot. #7 is coach Ron Plaza
              8. Same as #5
              9. Wayne Comer
              10. Wayne Comer
              11. Picture's not big or close-up enough, but I'm guessing Hegan again
              12. Looks like Gus Gil to me (could be Chico Salmon, though)
              13. Same guy as #12, only this one looks more like Chico (but could be Gus Gil)
              14. Looks like (L-R) Ferraro, Hegan, dunno, Crossetti
              15. Same as #14
              16. #7 is Ron Plaza
              17. More exercising
              18. Group. #10 is Haney, #8 is Hegan, #26 is Ranew, #28 is Mike Marshall
              19. John Morris and Joe Schultz
              20. #42 is Skip Lockwood, #4 is Sal Maglie
              21. Larry Haney
              22. Sure looks like Bill Stafford to me
              23. Ray Oyler
              24. Sal Maglie and Skip Lockwood from the front
              25. - 28. Sicks Stadium renovation
              29. Sicks Stadium
              30. National anthem (Pilots v. White Sox, April 69) - probably the home opener
              31. Don Mincher
              32. Ray Oyler is the Pilot
              33. Diego Segui
              34. Diego Segui
              35. I'm guessing Oyler
              36. Oyler
              37. Ray Oyler
              38. Pilots Win! Pilots Win!
              39. Gary Bell
              40. Mincher and Hegan
              41. Dugout. #12 is Tommy Davis
              42. 2 men on first. At that point in the season, #30 should be Freddie Valazquez
              43. Tommy Harper is the Pilot
              44. Dunno, but probably the continuation of #40
              45. Dunno, possibly also Mincher
              46. Oyler
              47. Rollins
              48. Rollins
              49. Davis and Mincher
              50. Oyler
              51. Get yer souvenier Pilots pennant
              52. Fans at Sicks
              53. Proof sheet
              54. Proof sheet


              • #8
                #19 is Ray Peters and Bob Lemon


                • #9
                  on pic #19 that is Ray Peters and Schultz