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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



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Posted on 4/6 11:08 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

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

Link: NO MORE OT


Posted on 4/6 11:09 AM | IP: Logged

Most people will not go there. And when the tigers fans aren't getting the right kind of circulation for their posts, they're going to post here anyway.



Posted on 4/6 11:09 AM | IP: Logged

The site is in this business to make money, and Michael has been pretty clear on how the staff feels such a policy would affect business. By the same token, I do not underestimate the number of those who dislike the Detroit sports posts. A compromise seems to me the obvious solution. Game-day threads will clean up the play-by-play stuff, and Tigers threads would represent an even smaller fraction of the OT posts than they already do.



Posted on 4/6 11:09 AM | IP: Logged

besides just "give me my way and we'll all be happy"?



Posted on 4/6 11:10 AM | IP: Logged

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

No matter how many times I hear that I still mess it that phrase up...

Posted on 4/6 11:12 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

responded that it's not a big deal and they just breeze right past them.

Not sure why a select few are so up in arms. It really isn't a big deal.



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

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Posted on 4/6 11:16 AM | IP: Logged

segregate different topics onto different boards. We have basketball, football, hockey, olympic sports, ticket exchange and premium. There's nothing "premium" about a tigers baseball game and nothing wrong with having a different board for it. But, like I said, it won't work because the people who want to talk about tigers would soon find out that the shiny new tigers board is dead...because nobody ever thinks to himself "I wonder what people thought about that last hit in the tigers game?"



Posted on 4/6 11:17 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.

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

It's not just a couple people, because it becomes an issue every year for just about every game. I'm sure there are plenty of people who are annoyed by it but that know it's futile to complain. That doesn't mean they are cool with it, just that they have resigned themselves to the annoyance.



Posted on 4/6 11:19 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

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

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

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Posted on 4/6 11:21 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

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

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.



Posted on 4/6 11:23 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

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



Posted on 4/6 11:23 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.



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Posted on 4/6 11:27 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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Posted on 4/6 11:27 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

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

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

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

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

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.

This post was edited on 4/6 11:32 AM by TDFever



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

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Posted on 4/6 11:31 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.



Posted on 4/6 11:32 AM | IP: Logged

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

Yet all these treads on other sports teams remain individual.



Posted on 4/6 11:35 AM | IP: Logged

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



Posted on 4/6 11:37 AM | IP: Logged

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