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2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Whining Here)

Postby Willy T 4 MVP » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:59 pm

Anyone who's read the 2009 Closers Thread this season is aware that 3/4 of the posts consist of:

A) people posting game commentary
B) people bitching about people posting about game commentary
C) people bitching about other people bitching about people posting about game commentary

As you might imagine, this is clogging up an otherwise very useful thread and rendering it far less helpful to those who rely on it.

I propose that going forward we use THIS thread for all of our bitching and moaning about who broke the rules of the sacred 2009 Closers Thread.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby silverZ » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:06 pm

D) people bitching about other peoples bitching about people bitching about something that they shouldn't care about
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby Maris09 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:14 pm

This is like Groundhogs Day.....this exact scenario happens every year.


-People post useless items in the closer thread (many of which are simple questions,
such as; Did this pitcher throw 2 days in a row or something, why isn't he out there?

-People ask them to follow the rules and not post useless stuff and clutter the thread.

-People then say that asking people to stop is also clutter.

-People then say well if no one ever mentions it, then no one will ever stop posting useless clutter.

-People go back and forth for a few days.

-Somebody makes as seperate thread for said useless banter.

-Mods come in and delete new thread, and most of the useless stuff in the original closer thread.

-Rinse, repeat.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby WickedSmaat » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:15 pm

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby Willy T 4 MVP » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:24 pm



I hear you man, but this thread is meant as a joke. The point was for all the people whining about who posts what where to post their complaints here, instead of the other 2 threads.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby Maris09 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:38 pm

Willy T 4 MVP wrote:


I hear you man, but this thread is meant as a joke. The point was for all the people whining about who posts what where to post their complaints here, instead of the other 2 threads.

Herrrrooooo.

Doesn't fix the original problem though.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby Bloody Sox » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:52 pm

To be honest with you, I almost don't know what the heck the Closers Thread actually IS for, since pretty much any single post is considered taboo by someone:

Q: "Who is more likely to become the closer, pitcher A or B?"
A: "HEY!!! You can't ask that!!! That's a DTKW question!!!!"

Q: "Did you notice that pitcher A was just yanked? Maybe pitcher B will get a shot. Thoughts?"
A: "HEY!!! You can't ask that!!!! That's belongs in the Game Commentary forum!!!"

Q: "Boy, pitcher A sure is pitching awesome. Any chance he could end up with the closing gig?"
A: "HEY!!! You can't ask that!!!! That belongs in the Players Update forum!!!!"

Q: "Who is the closer of the future for team X?"
A: "HEY!!! You can't ask that!!!! That belongs in the Minor Leagues forum!!!"

Q: "I have a mancrush on pitcher A. How would you rate these other guys?"
A: "HEY!!! You can't ask that!!!! That belongs in the Rate My Team forum!!!"

Q: "Tony LaRussa said that when Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars all align, pitcher A might get the closers job"
A: "HEY!!! You can't ask that!!!! That belongs in the Venting/Cheering forum!!!"

And so on and so on... thanks for creating THIS thread so I could get that off my chest!
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby Old_Style » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:56 pm

Yeah, the whole thread is a mess, which is why I don't frequent it as much as most.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby Willy T 4 MVP » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:57 pm

Bloody Sox wrote:To be honest with you, I almost don't know what the heck the Closers Thread actually IS for, since pretty much any single post is considered taboo by someone:

And so on and so on... thanks for creating THIS thread so I could get that off my chest!


Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (Please do All Bitching Here)

Postby fbc_fan » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:58 pm

if you were to look at the closer's threads usefulness vs. time spent reading it, then the thread's ratio went down the toilet two years ago.
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