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Any other deadbloggers here? IIRC, Zeth was one. I was disappointed with the lack of feedback, but what really killed DS was lack of time as my life got busier.
Greg, we discussed this before and I bookmarked it :-P
While we're talking about comments, and I'm sure this has been talked about before, but is it reeeeally necessary to censor swearwords as BBTF does? Surely THAT is not a reason, or at least a negligible one, as to why the quality of comments are so high around here.
As long as it's not enforced every time someone overrides the system to emphasize a certain point,
The purpose of the nanny is to keep BTF pages from showing up in search results for the very words that are censored.
As if I override it more than once a week or so
What? Where are you getting this from? There is no chance of this site ever showing up in a Google search for "####."
For a few weeks after that, I heard "daddy dropped the dang milk" from my oldest. It was the best example of "watch your mouth" that I have ever had. My boys have rarely heard a swear word out of my mouth FWIW after that incident.
Dear nanny, how come you put a backslash before censored words that appear in quotation marks? It's weird.
So a couplish years back, my parents sent us a quart of chocolate milk from a local dairy (Broguire's for anyone in so cal - best chocolate milk ever). Problem is, the milk comes in glass bottles and I dropped one on the garage floor. When my wife came out, I told her "I dropped the dang milk" (dang is honestly what I said, my boys were in the car). For a few weeks after that, I heard "daddy dropped the dang milk" from my oldest. It was the best example of "watch your mouth" that I have ever had. My boys have rarely heard a swear word out of my mouth FWIW after that incident.
I probably don't fit the bill exactly.
I have a site entitled "The Tony Batista Apology Tour", but it's not really intended as a thing for other humans to visit.
I am generally against censorship, but I'm all for banning anyone that uses the terms "sheeple", "Kool-aid", or "-wing rag".
Any other deadbloggers here?
It certainly isn't a surprise that aging 60s liberals look upon the word with a certain nostalgic, oppositional affection, but I wouldn't confuse that with anything real.
*Raises hand sheepishly.*
Any other deadbloggers here?
So this thread is done.
...For a few weeks after that, I heard "daddy dropped the dang milk" from my oldest. It was the best example of "watch your mouth" that I have ever had. My boys have rarely heard a swear word out of my mouth FWIW after that incident.
There's one website (itself unchanged since 2006) that has a dead link to my blog from the 90s. I would have kept up with it if I knew what a blog was.
Someone who once blogged but now doesn't, I'm assuming.
There used to be a blogroll here at BTF back in the day. I wonder how many of those links would still be live. Folks migrated from place to place over the years. I remember when Cardboard Gods used to be with Baseball Toaster. I liked that little family of blogs. IIRC, Dodger Thoughts was there along with a few others
What's the term for someone who used to blog and who gave up his blog, but the blog got a new owner and is now far more popular than it was under the original owner? Because that's me.
Did Baseball Analysts wither away? It looks like their last post was from 2012.
The purpose of the nanny is to keep BTF pages from showing up in search results for the very words that are censored. It's not for us so much as to keep the riff-raff from finding our quiet little fishing hole. SHHHHHH!
This also affects which context-sensitive ads are seen by those of you without ad blockers.
also "I loves me some..."
One enormous problem with comment sections/discussion boards is that they become communities. The existence of those communities then greatly affects how people conduct their discussions. People become inflexible in their arguments because they don't want to "lose face" in the community. Or they don't bother to make an attempt to understand someone else's argument, because they do want the other person to lose face in the community. Or they just generally "act out" in order to get some sort of a reaction from the community. etc.
I'm on the completely opposite end of the spectrum from Sugar Bear Blanks, Sam, Andy, Publius, et al.
But we all know you're really interested in WWII minutiae.
I can find no recent news about the whereabouts of Rich Lederer, although AFAICT he'd heavily ramped down his writing before the blog just stopped having new posts.
P.S. I actually do remember you as someone I wish still posted here more. Were you the one who once created that all-time shootout among the greatest teams of all time?
I do recall arguing with Bradbury at some point eons ago, but don't recall any tiffs with Morong.
No, the thread I'm thinking about wasn't posted by a Yankees fan. The main thing I remember about it was that it assigned very little relative value to postseason results, and that it overrated the 1954 Indians to the point of absurdity, in large part because it added wildly disproportionate value to a pair of mediocre Cleveland benchwarmers.
Given that it seemed like Lederer's main reason for having the site was to bring attention to Bert Blyleven's campaign for the HOF, maybe he feels like his work is done now.
Just like the old spam solution: Charge people $1 to comment on your site. Every comment they make, you deduct 2 cents. Pass the comments to an anonymous reviewing system. If it get three strikes, we keep your 2 cents. Otherwise you get it back.
I no longer invest sufficient time in following baseball to have anything worthwhile to say about it in long form. I've become a casual. (Would God that most casuals would realize they have nothing worthwhile to say about sports on the internet.)
lot of us are refugees from rec.sport.baseball (or usenet team groups) and the most prolific troll ( RLM ) would not have been intimidated by the stats. He lived to troll statheads.
I remember writing in around 2008 that at 32 Paul Konerko was unlikely to be a viable major league starter anymore.
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