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       The redwings will fix the Tiger problem until late may * - sn0cap2k4 4/6 11:44 AM (show all)  Views 27837
       Use TigerDroppings.com as a great example.... - FL_Blue 4/6 11:43 AM
       Re: The best solution to Tigers threads? - dat_man 4/6 11:42 AM
              People whine too much one way or another - OHIOBLUES 4/6 11:49 AM
       One Tigers thread per game. Delete others. Warn posters who don't abide* - JWuGP23 4/6 11:39 AM
       We can't chat about Auburn any longer????? Or LSU? - speedboys 4/6 11:38 AM
       Allow one thread per game, and erase the rest. - jizzard19 4/6 11:37 AM
       Simple: Create a new board* - PurpleArgyle 4/6 11:32 AM
       Ban all MLB threads outright. That will instantly class up the board.* - The Mighty Wolverine 4/6 11:31 AM
              and the NBA, NFL, WNBA, NHL, MLS, OT and where does it stop? - speedboys 4/6 11:48 AM
       my 2 cents... - mngmikes 4/6 11:31 AM
       "scroll past the Tigers threads" does not work... - M_Powered 4/6 11:30 AM
The best solution to Tigers threads? - MichaelSpath 4/6 10:31 AM
       Make a Tigers Board or MLB baseball board. - j0hnny_22 4/6 11:29 AM
       Re: The best solution to Tigers threads? - adamgluck 4/6 11:27 AM
       Pin an Inge thread to the top* - nicolashill 4/6 11:26 AM
       Billy Chapel's wife said it best: "is this not America?" - simmygoblue 4/6 11:23 AM
              Simmy - you always bring the goods. Great reference* - andrewhfine 4/6 11:39 AM
       Not a tigers fan - h2owolverine 4/6 11:23 AM
       Re: The best solution to Tigers threads? - timthumb 4/6 11:23 AM
       Why don't we at least try the idea of a separate tigers board?* - TDFever 4/6 11:23 AM
       Beat ohio.* - MichiganMan1 4/6 11:21 AM
       Why is it so difficult for some to just skip the Tigers threads? I don't - mgoblue9798 4/6 11:21 AM
       Convert all the whiners and inconvenienced nancies into Tigers fans? - Blue Skywalker1 4/6 11:20 AM
       not a big deal...we can just scroll past subjects that... - madmartin 4/6 11:17 AM
              Re: not a big deal...we can just scroll past subjects that... - bradibbs 4/6 11:27 AM
              You chase MICHIGAN fans off by catering to tigers fans. - TDFever 4/6 11:21 AM
                     Or not. - Brockman26 4/6 11:28 AM
       Mike, I understand both sides. - drbajwa 4/6 11:14 AM
       Re: The best solution to Tigers threads? - AirBlue23 4/6 11:09 AM
       Default the website to topic view, and pin a tigers topic* - SD MichiganFan 4/6 11:07 AM
       Just leave it as it is - OrionWolverine 4/6 11:07 AM
       Everyone's saying start a Tigers in-game thread and that's a great idea but - HokeyWolverine 4/6 11:07 AM
       I think this is the objective solution - bradibbs 4/6 11:04 AM
       Official game day tiger's thread - CH99 4/6 11:04 AM
       Switch the board to topic view, much easier to move past... - Mich Fan 4/6 11:03 AM
       It's as simple as.... - O_How_I_Hate 4/6 11:03 AM
       Delete redundant threads. - jlite 4/6 11:02 AM
       The best solution to Tigers threads? Here goes.... - Victor Valiant 4/6 11:02 AM
       Do nothing or just make the whole forum topic view only - blueconundrum 4/6 11:02 AM
       (M_Partial) My suggestion is to bar, and immediately delete.... - Shorty06 4/6 11:01 AM
              And ban Tigers posters who complain about ANY OT post. ** - Cincinnati_Wolverine 4/6 11:26 AM
              This is BY FAR the best idea I have heard....and it would work* - mark1234 4/6 11:17 AM
                     It's by far the WORST idea I've ever heard.... - TDFever 4/6 11:20 AM
                            There seem to be just as many threads from people whining about the Tigers - mark1234 4/6 11:21 AM
                                   First of all, no, that is not even close to being accurate... - TDFever 4/6 11:25 AM
                                          It is a cue - a cue that some people need to relax and figure out how to - mark1234 4/6 11:27 AM
                                                 Re: It is a cue - a cue that some people need to relax and figure out how to - timthumb 4/6 11:32 AM
                                                        So, again, the solution is "give me my way or leave if you don't like it"?* - TDFever 4/6 11:33 AM
                                                 Why don't you ignore their "whining" instead of letting it affect you? - TDFever 4/6 11:31 AM
              Amen to that* - OrionWolverine 4/6 11:16 AM
              I approve this resolution.* - blueconundrum 4/6 11:11 AM
       A separate board for Detroit professional sports* - Felix 4/6 10:59 AM
              Isn't this essentially the "quit whining" response of the other side? - Chris Calloway 4/6 11:09 AM
                     No, it's not. This board is set up to... - TDFever 4/6 11:17 AM
              It's a great idea. The only problem is that.... - TDFever 4/6 11:09 AM
              Agreed* - backroom 4/6 11:02 AM
              Good idea - the Olympic Sports board should become the MLB board* - Chicago_Blue 4/6 11:00 AM
       I'd always advocate a hands-off policy* - Chicago_Blue 4/6 10:59 AM
       Re: a link to the LSU board?* - Big_Houseman 4/6 10:57 AM
       Start a Tigers only thread about 5 hours before gametime. - jmgoblue 4/6 10:57 AM
       Can I get one for the Brooklyn Dodgers? - vawolv 4/6 10:54 AM
       maybe just a general "suggestion" from the Mods... - northernmichigan 4/6 10:54 AM
       Is to move on - Seabreeze 4/6 10:52 AM
       What about an OT Fort Forum... - cdycus 4/6 10:49 AM
       I could care less about the Tigers.... - greenemarine 4/6 10:49 AM
              How much less could you care? :)* - toriousafp 4/6 10:52 AM
                     Lol - greenemarine 4/6 11:12 AM
       Official in game thread . . . - myers15 4/6 10:47 AM
              Agree. Same for Red Wings, etc. threads. I don't live in Detroit and - Cal Varnsen 4/6 10:57 AM
                     Yep, the mods at one time were combining posts on similar topics ... - ElysiumsGuitar 4/6 11:35 AM
       Switching the forum to topic view - BlimpyBlue 4/6 10:44 AM
       Have an official Tigers thread for posters to use. ** - BursleyBlue75 4/6 10:44 AM
       Official Tigers thread* - Geos 4/6 10:42 AM
              Re: Pin an official thread a couple of hours before the game. That way, - bama blue 4/6 10:58 AM
       Re: The best solution to Tigers threads? - Buck_Wolverine 4/6 10:42 AM
       During and immediately following games, delete any new Tigers posts... - Chris Calloway 4/6 10:42 AM
       Open the chat room & delete any thread about it on the board - jkarl 4/6 10:41 AM
       I'm a Mets fan, couldn't care less about the Tigers, but... - WolveriNut 4/6 10:40 AM
       Re: The best solution to Tigers threads? - Kevin13 4/6 10:39 AM
       Flog the poster who starts the thread. If that doesn't work, leave the - TWheatly 4/6 10:38 AM
       I don't see why this is an issue, ESPECIALLY because there is a dearth of - Aero_Blue 4/6 10:38 AM
       Fact is, it's baseball season and there isn't much Michigan - marktine 4/6 10:37 AM
       Tell the People that don't like to see Tigers threads to not get on during - michiganfan8676 4/6 10:37 AM
              That defeats the purpose of the board and if you are coming in - speedboys 4/6 10:49 AM
                     I was Kidding - michiganfan8676 4/6 11:01 AM
              Yeah, Rivals' advertisers would love that one: "Please don't frequent the - WolveriNut 4/6 10:41 AM
       There are more threads about Tigers threads than actual Tigers threads* - umkevin 4/6 10:37 AM
       Re: The best solution to Tigers threads? - MICHIGAN4 4/6 10:36 AM
       Everything but football in moderation :) Act wisely. - mlars027 4/6 10:36 AM
       Either... - 97Rose 4/6 10:35 AM
              Re: Either... - Gulo gulo 4/6 10:37 AM
       the best solution is for people to stop whining, - Trouten25 4/6 10:35 AM
              way to see it from both sides** - M_Powered 4/6 11:27 AM
              Well, that's not going to happen. Got any other ideas... - TDFever 4/6 11:10 AM
                     dude, you are crying bout this way too much - toriousafp 4/6 11:41 AM
                     There's plenty of people on this thread that don't like the Tigers but have - mark1234 4/6 11:14 AM
                            Then why is Spath asking for solutions for this not big deal? - TDFever 4/6 11:19 AM
                                   Because the few of those doing all the whinning refuse to give up... - UofM_Boxer 4/6 7:29 PM
              Agree.....just deal with it* - jasonkerwin 4/6 11:08 AM
              Agree. Don't like Tigers talk, breeze on past the threads* - Dave Baxter 4/6 10:59 AM
              EXACTLY. I don't care about them so I just don't read them* - UofM_Boxer 4/6 10:53 AM
              What he said* - toriousafp 4/6 10:50 AM
              Agree - ernied 4/6 10:45 AM
                     u hating on my pop thread ernied!?! - Trouten25 4/6 10:50 AM
              +1 - michiganfan8676 4/6 10:38 AM
              agree* - MICHIGAN4 4/6 10:37 AM
              +1 how hard is it to go through and just read the threads you want* - rsmith6 4/6 10:37 AM
                     on any big tigers game u figure theres two pages of mixed - Trouten25 4/6 10:41 AM
              Agree* - mark1234 4/6 10:36 AM

To me, this is one of the best college team sites out there. They provide nice links to their Saints/Hornets forums and they are well used. I'm a Tiger/Lions/Pistons/Red Wings fan but this is a Michigan Wolverines forum and should remain so. If board members are truly passionate about other non-UM sports then they'll make these other boards work for them. I think if you provide the type of web experience that Tigerdroppings does then you may be surprised at the number of people willing to venture to other areas of the site.



Posted on 4/6 11:43 AM | IP: Logged

Oh look, it's the annual people bitching about Tigers threads discussion.



Posted on 4/6 11:42 AM | IP: Logged

Slap an OT on it and let 'er fly. That being said, if so many people get huffy about in game posts during Michigan games, equal treatment should be given to Tigers, Wings, Pistons etc posts.

Honestly, if you can't wade through a page of threads to find on point Michigan posts, you're probably too inept to be trolling the internet anyway.


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Posted on 4/6 11:38 AM | IP: Logged

And ban people that complain about Leyland for being repetitive jags.



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Posted on 4/6 11:48 AM | IP: Logged

you have to go back 6 full pages to see anything pertaining to the tigers game... the other 5 pages are full of "I hate OT posts, OT posts or I hate tiger posts"
I think there may of been 3 actual posts about Michigan recruiting



Posted on 4/6 11:31 AM | IP: Logged

When you are on the mobile site, as there are a limited number of threads that show up on the mobile site.



Posted on 4/6 11:30 AM | IP: Logged

Give me your ideas and we'll discuss them as a staff on Monday when we all return to the office. Simple fact is, nothing outside of politics or religion is as polarizing as the Tigers threads on this board, and we simply don't allow politics or religion to be discussed.

Have always allowed the Tigers threads because we consider ourselves a sports bar and because we know a good number of our patrons are Detroiters (plus it's better business to keep those folks in your bar then to tell them to go someplace else - if you can't understand that then you've never been in a paying customers business). At the same time, we're not going to deal with the constant back and forth for the next five months until football season starts.

So throw out your best idea and we'll discuss them and come up with a solution.

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Posted on 4/6 10:31 AM | IP: Logged

You should def implement the 'Game Thread' as you have attempted to do for basketball and football.



Posted on 4/6 11:29 AM | IP: Logged

I hate the tigers and don't read he threads. But it was opening day yesterday and it's like that here every year. If it is bad and disturbing Michigan conversations or info, that's one thing. But otherwise, let it be. If something really important happens (like Burke making a final decision) it will be pinned anyway.

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A place where you can't discuss baseball is fascist and communist.



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Posted on 4/6 11:39 AM | IP: Logged

So I don't enjoy the posts about them. But it's not a problem because I use topic view and it's easy to skip through them.

Originally the knee jerk reaction was to just make a game topic. But I'd want that for my baseball teams. So that's not realistic. Switching to topic view would quell that problem very easily. Topics in discussion stay on top. People can post 100+ posts and it only takes up 1 line on the board.

That's easy. Clean. Sastifies all sides. And it brings the fort up to date on message board posting.

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Posted on 4/6 11:23 AM | IP: Logged

The solution is a rule that says that subject line posts that say nothing but "Leyland is an idiot" aren't allowed. They render this place unreadable during any live sporting event. Why people around here think they add anything to the forum is beyond me.



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Posted on 4/6 11:21 AM | IP: Logged

read most of them but they do not bother me in the least. IMO banning a sports related topic on a sports message board is idiotic. I guess some would rather keep going back and forth about Burke without interruption.



Posted on 4/6 11:21 AM | IP: Logged

Or create a new Detroit Sports forum where we can discuss all things Lions, Tigers, and Wings. The Pistons are an abomination right now so I doubt anyone wants to chat about the awesome of Stuckey and Charlie V.

Posted on 4/6 11:20 AM | IP: Logged

we don't care to read about. Understand your logic regarding the customer point of view - I wouldn't chase anyone off either.

Posted on 4/6 11:17 AM | IP: Logged

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Posted on 4/6 11:27 AM | IP: Logged

You really do. This board ceases to be a Michigan board in the spring and people just stop coming here to hear about Inge's cannon.



Posted on 4/6 11:21 AM | IP: Logged

It cuts both ways, but to say this place ever ceases to be a Michigan board way overstates reality. If anyone ever wants to talk Michigan - this place is always willing and able.



Posted on 4/6 11:28 AM | IP: Logged

Having lived in Ann Arbor for five years I always like to hear about the Tigers, but being an "outsider" now that I live in Lincoln, Ne there is always more hunger for Michigan news. Stopping Tigers threads will only make the board slower because and not necassarily add more Michigan discussion because at times there is nothing else to talk about and yet I sometimes complain about Tigers threads



Posted on 4/6 11:14 AM | IP: Logged

Following the bar analogy, you would certainly prevent annoying patrons from approaching other patrons tables and cramming loud obnoxious discourse on things better served in another bar or at least in another section with other village loons.
My $0.02 is we enforce the rules of the fort that states that all discourse is regarding Michigan athletics and recruting in The Fort and have a "Wolverine Town Hall" or soemthing of that nature for all the other BS. Seems pretty cut and dry to me.

This post was edited on 4/6 11:10 AM by AirBlue23

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Link: NO MORE OT


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If for 3 hours out of the day people want to talk about the Detroit Tigers what is the big deal?

If someone can come up with a compelling reason why something should be done about "all the Tigers threads", then we should do something. Until then it's just pointless whining.



Posted on 4/6 11:07 AM | IP: Logged

we're still going to discuss the Tigers outside of Tigers games. I think it would be ridiculous to only allow us to discuss the Tigers when a game is on. Also, not many people will even be discussing the Tigers that often during games, I think, once the season gets going. The only reason the board was like it was yesterday is because it was opening day.



Posted on 4/6 11:07 AM | IP: Logged

I think I fall right on the median of Tigers interest. I am a Twins fan (the first step is admitting it), so I am only partly interested in the Tigers because they are division rivals. I'm about half way between the diehards and the people who think that the threads are a giant pain. However, having lived in Michigan for undergrad, I can appreciate the fans new excitement about fielding a winner. This is a sports message board with roots in Michigan. Detroit Tigers baseball is a part of that, whether people like it or not.

Do I think the Tigers threads are annoying? Yes. Do I really mind it? No. This is a message board fergodsake. If you don't like the content of the thread, it is literally a 2 second mouse click/scroll. Or, switch to topic view.

To the people being inconvenienced: Come on, is it that big of a deal? You're just going to waste the mods' time on a Monday when you could just click through.

Spath, you don't have to change the board, it's quite easy to navigate.



Posted on 4/6 11:04 AM | IP: Logged

Just have someone (mod or a regular poster) post it near the 1st pitch.

Much like Chris did with BBall threads. If it gets too long, someone can start a new one.



Posted on 4/6 11:04 AM | IP: Logged

the discussions you don't care about. All you have to do is teach people to use the qoute button, and it's easier for anyone to see who you are responding to.

I would encourage a single game thread, as it were, if we're supposed to limit our bball comments to one game thread, then other games should be treated the same way. That said, People who complain about that stuff just end up causing as much clutter as the people they're complaining about, IMO. But, as a topic viewer, I couldn't care less, it's just one line on the page as far as I'm concerned, I can click on it if I want to read their complaints, or Tiger game comments, or move past it to something I care about.



Posted on 4/6 11:03 AM | IP: Logged

ASK the members to please keep the Tigers topics to a minimum and/or try to keep it to one thread a page. Also, can make a rule such as, no substance-less posts such as:

"Verlander is filthy*"
"Inge needs to be cut*"
"I see you Boesch*"
"WOW*"

Posts that include meaningful links or information such as major injuries, positions switches, call ups, etc should be tolerated.

I do think that asking the members to cut it down will work...may need a few reminders throughout the summer.



Posted on 4/6 11:03 AM | IP: Logged

I have no problem with tigers/red wings threads. I do see the same problems with them that happens during football games. 10+ people posting the exact same thing in the subject line. 10 people saying nice hit Cabrera, takes up the same amount of room as nice run denard!

Delete the extras. If that can be done, delete the threads calling for threads to be deleted.



Posted on 4/6 11:02 AM | IP: Logged

First, there is no good solution. So many Michigan fans are Tiger fans that they want to vent, and feel they are free to do so. On the other hand, many Michigan fans are not Tiger fans and find all the threads here an annoying distraction and side-show. Any "solution" is going to irritate someone.

The way I see it, just one opinion, is that this is a Michigan Wolverine's board, and everyone who signs up and pays is doing so to follow and discuss the University of Michigan. That is the implicit contract for signing up. It would seem a reasonable conclusion that those who want to discuss the Tigers' every inning find a Tigers venue somewhere, and sign up to converse with others interested in that team.

As a Tiger fan, this opinion probably upsets me. (Free speech!) However, this site is about Michigan U., so at the end of the day, it doesn't seem fair to impose Tiger-Mania on everyone who has paid to be here specifically for the Michigan Wolverines. My opinion is to keep this board focused on what it was created for, is marketed as, and everyone pays for. Again, any decision likely leaves a number of subscribers unhappy.

Posted on 4/6 11:02 AM | IP: Logged

the whiners will still whine b/c that's what they do, whine.



Posted on 4/6 11:02 AM | IP: Logged

....any and all posts that complain about Tigers threads. This will instantly cut down Tigers-related posts by about 25 percent, will keep patrons "in the sports bar," will encourage today's whiners to be tomorrow's Tiger thread skippers and raise the cumulative civility level.



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Posted on 4/6 11:17 AM | IP: Logged

And, again, it's the just the "give me my way and we'll all be happy" solution.



Posted on 4/6 11:20 AM | IP: Logged

threads as there are from people posting on the Tigers.

Take a cue from greenemarine and many others on this thread. Complaining about it is ridiculous.



Posted on 4/6 11:21 AM | IP: Logged

There are 10x the tigers posts for any 1 of somebody getting fed up with it. And the fact that there is major backlash to a topic should be a clue...and not a clue that the people who have a problem with the topic must be the ones who need to be silenced.



Posted on 4/6 11:25 AM | IP: Logged

navigate a message board.

It is just asinine that so many people want to complain about such a small issue.

Don't like it - don't read it. It is not difficult. People complaining about it are whining for the sake of whining. If you really feel strongly about it, I don't know what to tell you, other than it is not a subject that warrants strong feelings. Just scroll past, it isn't hard.



Posted on 4/6 11:27 AM | IP: Logged

The real solution is for those of us who don't like it to go to the places on the internet that are stricter about off-topic stuff.



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Posted on 4/6 11:33 AM | IP: Logged

It's a small issue. This is like a sports bar where people who like to whine about tigers posts come to share their commonalities about how they can't stand being barraged with inane tigers commentary. Just ignore it.

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