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Andy Freeland
07-20-2010, 12:25 PM
Do we need a separate forum for game threads once the season starts? We could have:

1. Users can't start new thread. A few volunteers will start a thread for each game with a pre-defined format (mm/dd/yy away at home, or something similar) and everyone responds.

2. Standard forum. Users start threads for games with suggested, but not required, title. Everyone else piles on.

3. Standard forum - no format, no rules.

I think 2 is probably best. Has the potential for duplicates, but less clutter, there won't be a thread unless someone has something to say about the game. We can also put in historic games, anything from last year to 1920 (if you happen to have a strong opinion on the 11/14/1920 Dayton Triangles 21-0 win over the Rock Island Independents)

Thoughts?

Kosar19
07-20-2010, 12:30 PM
I agree on the second option, probably best, but I didn't want to say #2 for fear of giggling....too late. Someday I may have to grow up.

badgers7
07-20-2010, 12:31 PM
I think that there should definitely be a separate forum for game threads. That way fans from both teams will participate in the same thread instead of having duplicates in all the team forums. I think option two sounds fine to start as long as you make sure that you delete any duplicate threads right away. And if that becomes too much of a problem just switch to option number one.

Andy Freeland
07-20-2010, 12:32 PM
Someday I may have to grow up.

I tried that for a while. No fun.

InNOutBurgler
07-20-2010, 12:33 PM
I'm actually for the first option, but I'm a socialist

MattBer2c
07-20-2010, 12:36 PM
I like #2. (That just made me laugh. Thanks a lot, Kosar!)

I'm guessing we would include a poll for every game thread?

Kosar19
07-20-2010, 12:39 PM
I like #2. (That just made me laugh. Thanks a lot, Kosar!)

Anything I can do to help your day along.....The poll is a good idea. It'll be fun to see how this site is going to EXPLODE during the season. Fresh perspective from fans as it's happening is going to be awesome.

GBPKS
07-20-2010, 01:23 PM
Unless you want to set up a separate forum for each of the 17 weeks and set up a topic for each game and then somehow lock the forum to new threads...

Tinindian
07-20-2010, 01:32 PM
I'm gonna go #2. Err.. go with #2.

Pruitt
07-20-2010, 01:39 PM
Great idea. Always happy with a good solid #2.

footballgal
07-20-2010, 01:56 PM
You could go ever harder-core than #1 and have standardized game threads automatically set to go up every week. Of course, that would be unnecessary if indeed there are games nobody comments on--I wonder if that will happen?

Either way, I also agree it's a good idea to have a separate forum for game threads.

Wordsworth
07-20-2010, 05:03 PM
I actually prefer option #1 for simplicity and organization. I mean, eventually this board will have to have moderators that aren't Andy and Cris, and I figure someone like that can be responsible for posting game threads.

DM138385
07-20-2010, 08:55 PM
I actually prefer option #1 for simplicity and organization. I mean, eventually this board will have to have moderators that aren't Andy and Cris, and I figure someone like that can be responsible for posting game threads.

Good point, I agree.

TheLinc
07-20-2010, 09:34 PM
I actually prefer option #1 for simplicity and organization. I mean, eventually this board will have to have moderators that aren't Andy and Cris, and I figure someone like that can be responsible for posting game threads.

Came to say this. If there was an option to let users create polls once in the thread, that's something, but having everything concise and organized is the way to go to prevent overlapping or spam.

ElShay
07-21-2010, 07:08 AM
I like Option 1. We could have three threads per game, with one thread being strictly for the game itself, and one thread posted by a fan from each competing team. This way there can be a discussion between people defending why their team will win on the game thread, while having a person close to each team proposing a topic for discussion that could probe into an aspect of their team that might be the biggest reason for a win or loss.

Wordsworth
07-21-2010, 07:50 AM
I like Option 1. We could have three threads per game, with one thread being strictly for the game itself, and one thread posted by a fan from each competing team. This way there can be a discussion between people defending why their team will win on the game thread, while having a person close to each team proposing a topic for discussion that could probe into an aspect of their team that might be the biggest reason for a win or loss.

You have a good intent with that, but I think that's way too messy. This isn't a hooting and hollering homer fan forum, so I don't think we need separate threads just so fans of Team A or Team B can chat in private. I think we could keep it all in one thread and be fine. It's the way I've seen it done at Rotoworld forums and similar places and it has worked fine for the most part.

Resdog154
07-21-2010, 08:47 AM
Option #1 would keep it clean and easy to find the right forum each week.

IndyColtsFan
07-21-2010, 11:15 AM
Option One is my vote- keep the NFL thread to news around the league and other topics

kotar44
07-21-2010, 12:15 PM
The first option is the best, but I don't see the connection to socialism (said as a proud socialist myself)...unless it was meant as a joke, then its just an unfunny comment

giantsfan97
07-21-2010, 12:53 PM
I like the first option the best myself BUT


(if you happen to have a strong opinion on the 11/14/1920 Dayton Triangles 21-0 win over the Rock Island Independents)

I've been waiting to discuss this game since before I was born

clone
07-21-2010, 12:56 PM
Unless you want to set up a separate forum for each of the 17 weeks and set up a topic for each game and then somehow lock the forum to new threads...

This makes a lot of sense as far as organization and useability.

Polishguy00
07-21-2010, 01:22 PM
If we can have a separate thread group for each week and a sub-set for each game that week already set, I think that might be the best option. Leave up to us and you will probably have a lot of work combining. There is another board I am on that just sets up a thread for the week, but that is not a mostly football-only place.

As for the socialist notion, a friend of mine once got Ned Isakoff black-listed from his favorite Chinese restaurant. They named names. No socialism.

adamdon3
07-21-2010, 01:23 PM
#2... meeting 10 character limit

KevinG
07-21-2010, 04:20 PM
Unless you want to set up a separate forum for each of the 17 weeks and set up a topic for each game and then somehow lock the forum to new threads...

I like this idea and I think it's close to being the same as Andy's 1st option, though it would require a bit of initial setup.

That being said, I don't see why option 2 wouldn't work just fine and it comes with little up front work needing to be done. I'm feeling a bit like Brett Favre, I just can't make up my mind :)

StarvinMarvin
07-21-2010, 04:26 PM
I'd opt for the 1st option. But then I'm anal-retentive and hate duplicate threads :eek:

Colts01
07-21-2010, 04:37 PM
I think you should make the threads Andy and sticky them say from wed-mon.that way theres pleanty of time for comments and they are right at the top.

Colts01
07-22-2010, 06:59 PM
or maybe put each game on the team pages so other NFL topics dont get buried too quickly

brauneyz
07-22-2010, 08:21 PM
I'm actually for the first option, but I'm a socialist

I'll see your 'socialist' and raise to 'anarchist'. Number three, please.

ReaderM
07-22-2010, 09:30 PM
I actually prefer option #1 for simplicity and organization. I mean, eventually this board will have to have moderators that aren't Andy and Cris, and I figure someone like that can be responsible for posting game threads.

I think this sums up my thoughts pretty nicely, I too am a fan of option #1