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Title: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 10, 2011, 03:05:59 pm
use this thread to offer comments or suggestions for improving this forum.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: aka Loveland on April 10, 2011, 06:09:03 pm
I think I like this format better than proboards. 

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 10, 2011, 08:27:17 pm
I do too.  Thanks for joining & posting.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: Fury on April 11, 2011, 09:21:59 am
Yeah, this seems to have a more accessible feel and look.  Nice job setting this up, Andy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: Fury on April 11, 2011, 04:43:46 pm
Question: If we ultimately decide to make this the primary board, Andy, can you take the [backup] off the title?  Or would you have to set up a new forum?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: aka Loveland on April 11, 2011, 06:16:02 pm
Shoeless isn't going to like all these topics......
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 11, 2011, 10:11:22 pm
Question: If we ultimately decide to make this the primary board, Andy, can you take the [backup] off the title?  Or would you have to set up a new forum?

As you can see, there was no problem removing [backup] from the forum name. 

If a majority prefers, we can change the name to something else (like Chicago Sports Forum) and even add some additional separate categories on the main page. For example I added 'Chicago Bulls'  category as a test.  We can add a Bears or Blackhawks category if people want and still retain the http://sox.createaforum.com URL.   

We can even split off a separate "World Today", "College Sports" or "TV & Cinema Revue" category if people want to keep the White Sox category purely about baseball.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: joeconners on April 12, 2011, 07:03:55 am
I've posted an announcement on the proboards forum directing everyone over here, FWIW....
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: joeconners on April 12, 2011, 07:10:56 am
We can even split off a separate "World Today", "College Sports" or "TV & Cinema Revue" category if people want to keep the White Sox category purely about baseball.


I'll leave that up to JhonJeter.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: joeconners on April 12, 2011, 07:27:38 am
How much would it cost to make this board ad-free?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 12, 2011, 07:45:38 am
How much would it cost to make this board ad-free?

I don't know. I'll have to find that out.

However, I'm using Firefox 3.6.16 with Adblock Plus as an add-on and I see no ads here or at over 99% of the other website I go to. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 12, 2011, 07:56:02 am
I gotta say... this forum looks so much cleaner and modern than World Crossing.  Seems fairly user-friendly too.  Nice!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dave23 on April 12, 2011, 09:13:07 am
looks good!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 12, 2011, 01:40:13 pm
How much would it cost to make this board ad-free?

Joey:

Unlimited Ad Free Only $29 Sale $14.95 a Month

Plan Details:
Unlimited Ad Free Credits
Extra 100mb of Space

http://sox.createaforum.com/upgrades.php

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 12, 2011, 01:57:28 pm
I think I have found my mistake that was creating multiple threads of the same topic.  Hopefully they won't reappear again.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comment Box
Post by: joeconners on April 12, 2011, 02:30:24 pm
How much would it cost to make this board ad-free?

Joey:

Unlimited Ad Free Only $29 Sale $14.95 a Month

Plan Details:
Unlimited Ad Free Credits
Extra 100mb of Space

http://sox.createaforum.com/upgrades.php

That's expensive....  k.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 12, 2011, 02:45:02 pm
seems like a nice board Andy. TYVM
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: TheCamel on April 12, 2011, 03:12:50 pm
I do like this format better than the older one, even though I has made it to rookie ball on the other board.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 12, 2011, 03:26:32 pm
Yes Joey $15 @ month is a little high to just block ads at only this site.

Best bet is to use Firefox as a browser and then add-on Adblock Plus (both free) and you'll never see an ad again on 99+% of the websites you visit. 

I did this a couple of years ago and I very rarely find a site that their ads are displayed to me.

mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/ (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/)

Adblock Plus: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 12, 2011, 04:13:26 pm
Nice - I just installed it for Chrome.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 12, 2011, 04:24:34 pm
Nice - I just installed it for Chrome.

Great!  Glad it works for you.  Much better than paying a fee to block ads here.

Joey, I added you as a moderator here.  Is that OK?

If anyone else wants/needs to ad Adblock Plus to their browser, the info can be found here:
http://adblockplus.org/en/ (http://adblockplus.org/en/)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 12, 2011, 07:51:19 pm
Joey, I added you as a moderator here.  Is that OK?

Fine by me.

Like before, I'll just be using my powers to move threads to archives and create new threads as necessary.

And to cater to Jeter's wishes, of course.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 12, 2011, 08:03:57 pm
Joey, I added you as a moderator here.  Is that OK?

And to cater to Jeter's wishes, of course.

No catering for Jeter please. He is way too demanding.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 13, 2011, 12:39:56 pm
We have a **** issue here. Profanity is being asterisked out. Even "p i s s e d off" got it. If I want civil language, I'll go to Over Auntie's Garage.

Is there a setting that can adjusted?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 13, 2011, 01:47:59 pm
We have a ****ing issue here. Profanity is being asterisked out. Even "p i s s e d off" got it. If I want civil language, I'll go to Over Auntie's Garage.

Is there a setting that can adjusted?

I didn't set any censor option.  Let me poke around in the Admin area to see if there is anything I can tweak.   Bear with me, this may take awhile since the Admin area isn't well organized.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 13, 2011, 02:16:30 pm
Thanks! Yeah, I'm guessing the default is set to "wuss".
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 13, 2011, 02:30:32 pm
interesting, all my posts say I have made 5 posts. Looks like that is not working, not that it matters.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 13, 2011, 02:32:06 pm
Triemstra will have nothing to do with this board if he can't cuss. . .for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 13, 2011, 02:36:17 pm
JJ

In the Admin area I found a box labeled 'allow users to turn off word censor' so I put a check in it.

I guess each user must have to turn off the censor themselves.

Click on 'profile' located in the middle of the top of this page.

after the page changes, look on the left under 'modify profile' and then click on 'look and layout'. 

half way down the page there will be a 'leave words uncensored'box.  check the box and then click on 'change profile' which is located at the lower right of the page.

This should, in theory, do it.

Now, I just did this for myself and I'm still getting words censored.  However, I have found some changes I made here didn't appear immediately so I'm going to give it a few hours before I call it a failure and continue looking. 

I got to go now. I won't be back online to sometime after 8pm tonight.  Hope it works by then or I'll continue looking for a solution.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 13, 2011, 07:55:25 pm
censor testing:

During one of Lenny Bruce's performances, he says he was arrested for saying the following 9 words and says them in alphabetical order: ass, balls, ****, ****, ****, ****, ****, ****, ****.[2] The latter 7 became George Carlin's "7 Dirty Words".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_dirty_words

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So bad news JhonJeter, looks like you can't post ANY of George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words.

I'll keep looking to see if there's a work around it but I expect I'll be as successful as the sox bullpen.

Until then, here's something for you JJ:

http://adaironbooks.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/if-i-profane-with-my-unworthiest-blog/


Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Sophist on April 13, 2011, 10:09:04 pm
 "Let me poke around in the Admin area"

Careful this is what got _____________* in trouble.   

And this sounds much worse than  a few cuss words.


*pee-wee Herman, Bill Clinton, Marv Albert, Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Eliot Spitzer, Tiger Woods . . .
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 14, 2011, 02:19:23 am
In an effort to make things easier.....

When you click on the HOME button located on the left near the top of this page, you will be redirected to the main page.

There I've added the following direct links for:

[1]  links to a Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs and Tigers forums.
[2]  links to our two backup White Sox forums at proboards.
[3]  link to the create-a-forum support forum
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 14, 2011, 05:35:17 am
You're doing a nice job here, Andy.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 14, 2011, 06:56:55 am
Yes - much, much appreciated, Andy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 14, 2011, 09:05:46 am
So bad news JhonJeter, looks like you can't post ANY of George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words.

Well, s h i t, that's too bad.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 15, 2011, 07:26:39 am
"So bad news JhonJeter, looks like you can't post ANY of George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words."

.....not that we all couldnt do without hearing them.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on April 15, 2011, 11:23:14 am
.....not that we all couldnt do without hearing them.

I second that.  Is there any way to fix the censor option?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 15, 2011, 11:27:36 am
You can probably kiss off the TOGWF (Triemstra Official Gametime Weather Forecast, pronounced "togwf") if there's no profanity. Either that, or it will be an extremely bowdlerized version.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on April 15, 2011, 11:34:10 am
I'm going to have to award a 20 point bonus for the word "bowdlerize" -- well done.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dave23 on April 15, 2011, 11:47:21 am
I saw somewhere on the Support board that the cendored words are due to the sponsors of the ads not wanting that kind of language on boards that they place their ads on...

You can remove the filter by buying ad-free blocks, but they are based on page views, and would be expensive in the long run.

Which sucks.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 15, 2011, 11:57:07 am
It's no big deal I don't think. The workaround is pretty f u c k ing easy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 15, 2011, 12:51:32 pm
fukc

shti
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on April 15, 2011, 01:05:37 pm
New board game:  Guess That Expletive
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on April 15, 2011, 03:26:44 pm
Jeter posted a bad word!

(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/3/14/128815448138581721.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 15, 2011, 04:00:33 pm
WC had a feature that allowed you to mark certain threads as read, See like I dont read certain threads because they dont interest me and I dont want to have to visit them just so that there is no new posts to read. This forum doesnt have a "Mark as read" thing to click on
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 15, 2011, 04:22:07 pm
Now that WC is officially dead...

I'd like to thank Andy for setting this this board up... you've definitely put in a lot of work and its appreciated.

Good to keep this group together... i am amazed we've been together since 1998... i did lose some of you for a few months when we moved to WC... but shoot I've posted on a community with most of you for almost half my life... that's a scary thought.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 15, 2011, 04:22:45 pm
Oh no, not Moderator Kitten, we are doomed!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on April 15, 2011, 09:29:47 pm
Test post fuckin shyte
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 16, 2011, 02:50:53 pm
Any interest in changing the look of this board from the CAF default blue?

Here are the choices:

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Curvy Caramel

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/smfstyles/curvycaramel/screenshot.jpg)

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Orangina

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/smfstyles/orangina/screenshot.jpg)

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Dark Modern

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/smfstyles/dm/screenshot.jpg)

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Should we try one of the three options or keep the default? What do you think.



Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 16, 2011, 03:14:27 pm
I like the contrast in dark modern.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on April 16, 2011, 03:25:15 pm
Ditto. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 16, 2011, 04:27:57 pm
Me too.  Sox colors.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 17, 2011, 06:02:12 am
Get rid of that crap. Sorry if you like it but I dont. While I like the Sox uniform colors being that, I dont like my board being that color. Please change it back to the way it was
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on April 17, 2011, 03:02:27 pm
very cool.   Way better than Cubbie blue.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 18, 2011, 07:59:41 am
I like the Sox colors.  The dark background is better for your eyes.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on April 18, 2011, 09:10:27 am
I like the Sox colors.  The dark background is better for your eyes.

Then why does it seem harder to read this forum? The light blue was much easier on my eyes.  :(
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on April 18, 2011, 09:11:07 am
Is there not a way for each individual to customize their background? So those who like this can keep it while others can switch to a different color?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 18, 2011, 09:14:47 am
I like the Sox colors.  The dark background is better for your eyes.

Then why does it seem harder to read this forum? The light blue was much easier on my eyes.  :(

Maybe just because of the low contrast between the gray-ish text and the darker gray background.

My point was just that if you're going to stare at a backlit computer screen, it's better for your eyes if it's a darker image....[/HR cubicle safety schpeel]
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 18, 2011, 09:22:07 am
I'd be more concerned for your eyes watching TV. Particularly sports. Particularly baseball. Partic-. . . .ahh, you know where this is going.


Wacky!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 18, 2011, 09:29:29 am
I like the black/grey background, but if it must be changed again, I'd vote for the caramel.  The blue is too Cubbish.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on April 18, 2011, 12:47:10 pm
The Sox went through about 20 different uniforms before settling on the black and silver. They spent two entire decades (70s-80s) in really, really bad attire.

Let's try to learn from history and leave this puppy as is. It looks fine.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 18, 2011, 01:36:55 pm
Is there not a way for each individual to customize their background? So those who like this can keep it while others can switch to a different color?

There isn't an option on create-a-forum for users to pick their own 'style' setting.

If you wish, you can go into their Support Forum ->Suggestions and ask them to offer this option.

http://support.createaforum.com/ (http://support.createaforum.com/) 

However, If you're using a FireFox browser there is a quick way for you to customize the background color +/or the text color and the 'zoom' level. 

It's called the NoSquint add-on and it works great. 

I just tried it and I was able to change the background to white, the text to black, and adjust the 'zoom' level for the text which could be easier on your eyes.  You can even change the text color of the 'links' too. 

JhonJeter could even change to colors scheme to match his Seattle Mariners or Chicago Cubs jammies using this add-on. ;D

more info here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nosquint/ (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nosquint/)

https://urandom.ca/nosquint/ (https://urandom.ca/nosquint/)

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 18, 2011, 01:46:34 pm
Thats a pretty nifty app. Thanks andy... will have to show that to my folks...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 18, 2011, 02:42:35 pm
Some examples of what you can do here with NoSquint:

Black & White

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/NoSquint1-1.gif)

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Black & Grey

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/NoSquint4-1.gif)

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school blackboard (aka Oakland A's)

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/NoSquint2-2.gif)

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Mariners colors for JJ

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/NoSquint3-1.gif)

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even a Coob Blue for JBN & Chris27

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/NoSquint5-1.gif)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 18, 2011, 05:51:40 pm
Jeter will have his psychodelic
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 18, 2011, 05:55:04 pm
Thats really neat, but I dont use firefox so downloading that wouldnt help me unfortunately
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 19, 2011, 07:36:53 am
that was the best thing about the old board. simple, clean, easy.  I prefer white background, black print. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 19, 2011, 09:51:54 am
that was the best thing about the old board. simple, clean, easy.  I prefer white background, black print.

And for those people with corporate overlords roaming the halls looking for excuses to lop off heads (not me, thank goodness- hunger is my Master), the black on white was the most innocuous.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 19, 2011, 11:45:53 pm
Well poop... the other topic is now locked...

Loveland has way way too much power now :)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 20, 2011, 05:27:39 am
that was the best thing about the old board. simple, clean, easy.  I prefer white background, black print.

And for those people with corporate overlords roaming the halls looking for excuses to lop off heads (not me, thank goodness- hunger is my Master), the black on white was the most innocuous.

Amazing that we agree on something. Has to be a first :o :o :o
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 21, 2011, 08:29:18 am
can we get a new main page pic?  I hate that one and it is up in the left hand corner.  Can it be centered?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 21, 2011, 09:18:06 am
I've got the No Squint add-on enabled now.  I went with a simple light gray background, black text, red links, purple visited links.  Had to disable the ugly orange background though.

Yeah, you can't please everyone.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Joshpr on April 21, 2011, 09:28:49 am
Ewwwww blecko!!!! 8)
Code: [Select]
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 01:54:41 pm
How do you do html stuff like colors, etc. beyond what's available in the dropdown?

How do you embed links in normal text?

Need to re-develop the full arsenal of Tools of Annoyance
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 02:09:10 pm
There are buttons right above the smiley faces... one of them inserts links etc... looks like a planet symbol with a page in front.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on April 21, 2011, 02:09:50 pm
Yeah!

And how does one exactly embed a video?  I know how much all of you loved my WT clips at the old place...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 02:10:35 pm
Pretty sure I know how to post a link, Method. I've gotten support like that when calling Chennai in the past. Question was how do you EMBED a link "under" normal text? And same question with the different colors, the equivalent of <font color=""></font> here.

MODS!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 02:34:52 pm
heh.


I havent played around with it but pretty sure you can use all HTML code in here as long as you replace the <> with []

 Testing.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 02:38:51 pm
[color="dark orange"]test[/color]
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 21, 2011, 02:41:13 pm
jeter
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 02:41:46 pm
[font color="goldenrod3"]test[/font]

Nope

change it to just color instead of font color
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 02:42:07 pm
[color=goldenrod3]test[/font]

Nope

change it to just color instead of font color
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 21, 2011, 02:42:18 pm
jeter
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 21, 2011, 02:42:43 pm
way to ruin all the fun method
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 02:43:07 pm
they just dont have goldenrod3 as a possible choice.

but color=red/green etc work just fine
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 02:45:43 pm
test

Nope.

The basic colors

test

are easy, any retart can do that

Support like this, I can get in Hyderabad.  MAybe it's the numeric HTML code? #C68E17 for golden rod?

TRY USING GOLDENROD, nimrod
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 21, 2011, 02:49:24 pm
JETER!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 21, 2011, 02:51:10 pm
JETER!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 02:54:36 pm
Cool! Thanks Shoeless! Goldenrod does indeed work! Good old AMERICAN tech support wins out again. LOLhahaha. . .awful.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 21, 2011, 02:57:39 pm
seems some work, others don't.   hot pink did, chocolate brown, kelly, irish green no good
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 03:00:25 pm
test

Nope.

The basic colors

test

are easy, any retart can do that

Support like this, I can get in Hyderabad.  MAybe it's the numeric HTML code? #C68E17 for golden rod?

TRY USING GOLDENROD, nimrod

LOL. i didnt even realize goldenrod was a color... thought you made it up to be jeteresque.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 21, 2011, 03:01:50 pm
I thought "Goldenrod" was a p*o*r*n*o movie with a James Bond-type theme.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 03:04:12 pm
Now I will experiment with getting the link "under" normal text.

I think I'm going to google that one first though. Isn't there a day game in TB today though? It would be almost over and we would have missed it.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 03:11:47 pm
Nopers 6:40 start.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 03:14:35 pm
he keeps up with this whole income tax is re-distributing wealth crap... so not believable.. we've got 30 years of data to show that lower taxes for the rich... doesnt lead to all that much job creation.

How many jobs did the bush tax cuts create?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on April 21, 2011, 03:18:46 pm
Use the large text box, not the quick reply one for more options.

Highlight the text   you wish to change  the font  or color  of and  choose the  corresponding button or color  choice.  Kind of like word, the code will be inserted for you.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 03:21:57 pm
Use the large text box, not the quick reply one for more options.
Highlight the text   you wish to change  the font  or color  of and  choose the  corresponding button or color  choice.  Kind of like word, the code will be inserted for you.

Good lord, talk about being late to a party. I take back what I said about American tech support.

MODS!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on April 21, 2011, 03:26:26 pm
Now I will experiment with getting the link "under" normal text.

I think I'm going to google that one first though. Isn't there a day game in TB today though? It would be almost over and we would have missed it.

No such luck!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on April 21, 2011, 03:29:26 pm
I actually find it much easier to simply type the code.

 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 21, 2011, 03:38:26 pm
I actually find it much easier to simply type the code.


3 cheers for loveland... the mouse and these menu's ruined simple nice interfaces...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 03:46:24 pm
No such luck!

hahahaha, maybe I'll get hit by a bus on the way home
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 21, 2011, 04:48:01 pm
Hi Loveland

I guess you are able to get 10 quote with quote boxes in a post.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 05:54:48 pm
Cool! Headfry, man.

That reminds me of going to the barber shop as a Wee JohnJeter. Some of you will understand that. Maybe.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 21, 2011, 08:08:36 pm

Testing (http://www.google.com/)

Woot
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 21, 2011, 08:18:50 pm
Cool! Headfry, man.

That reminds me of going to the barber shop as a Wee JohnJeter. Some of you will understand that. Maybe.

yep
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 21, 2011, 11:52:19 pm
can we get a new main page pic?  I hate that one and it is up in the left hand corner.  Can it be centered?

No it can't be centered. I tried. 

The 'choke' photo is the slump-buster for this team. 

It's been removed for now since they won but it will return each & every time this team loses two or more games in a row. :)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 22, 2011, 11:51:18 am
can we get a new main page pic?  I hate that one and it is up in the left hand corner.  Can it be centered?

No it can't be centered. I tried. 

The 'choke' photo is the slump-buster for this team. 

It's been removed for now since they won but it will return each & every time this team loses two or more games in a row. :)

I'd make it three or more games in a row.  Two losses in a row is pretty commonplace for most teams.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 22, 2011, 04:14:26 pm
an Archives board has been created where old polls and full topics and posts will be placed when their time has come.

You can access The Archives through either the Home page of by using the Jump to drop down rectangle located on the lower right of each page.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 22, 2011, 04:16:04 pm
I think we should stream line...

Lets dump cinema revue and merge it with the BP bar.

Merge Sox history with Sox management. both are low post treads.

Merge Welcome to the white sox sticky with quick reference links...

Just a couple of ideas.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 22, 2011, 04:30:07 pm
In this era of austerity...

Both the Welcome to ... and Non-Political News topics have been sent to The Archives.

The 2011 White Sox and Sox Management topics have been merged.

Thru the effective lobbying of the AMPAS and ATAS, the TV & Cinema Review & Revue topic has survived this round of cuts.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 22, 2011, 04:44:59 pm
I think Sox History should stand on its own.  It doesn't really belong with Sox Management, which does in fact fit nicely with 2011 White Sox.

Cinema Revue could go into BP Bar.  Or not.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 22, 2011, 04:47:49 pm
can threads be pinned to the bottom? 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 22, 2011, 04:50:22 pm
can threads be pinned to the bottom?

Can Shoeless be banned?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 22, 2011, 05:06:05 pm
**** off bastage!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 22, 2011, 05:08:12 pm
Come on man, get a hold of Ozzie and tell him to get this fricking team straightened out. There is talent there. Maybe time to send Morel down and let Vizquel become everyday 3Bman again.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 22, 2011, 05:11:29 pm
can threads be pinned to the bottom?

No.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 22, 2011, 05:13:34 pm
can threads be pinned to the bottom?

Can Shoeless be banned?

No and he's a 'Global Moderator' so he has the power to put YOU on moderate.  ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 22, 2011, 05:24:10 pm
Nice job with the merges... management with sox goes well... its the same damn thing.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 22, 2011, 06:00:06 pm
guess it's just going to take some time to get used to the new digs
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 22, 2011, 06:48:16 pm
guess it's just going to take some time to get used to the new digs

a very small price to pay for ridding ourselves (at least so far) of Wildcat Bill & Chris27.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 22, 2011, 09:18:12 pm
His Reds arent doing so hot are they?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 22, 2011, 10:03:38 pm
I'm saddened by the fact that Pravda is gone... he was mildly entertaining... esp after getting to see his still current 2008 myspace page. yes he was about the only one still on myspace in 08.

However.... i was a little afraid he'd come down to florida and shoot me in the face. you'll all notice that Joey; the finder of the site; was too smart to make fun of the crazy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 22, 2011, 11:12:38 pm
Wildcat Bob
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2011, 12:01:34 am
can we get a new main page pic?  I hate that one and it is up in the left hand corner.  Can it be centered?

No it can't be centered. I tried. 

The 'choke' photo is the slump-buster for this team. 

It's been removed for now since they won but it will return each & every time this team loses two or more games in a row. :)

I'd make it three or more games in a row.  Two losses in a row is pretty commonplace for most teams.

I'll compromise with you.

the Ozzie choke photo goes up in the left hand corner whenever the CWS have a three or more game losing streak while their overall record is .500 or above.

A sub-.500 team record gets the 'choke photo' after a two or more game losing streak.

With the loss Saturday afternoon, the Ozzie choke photo has made its return.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2011, 01:36:26 pm
With Loveland's approval, we're going to try this new style.  All the objectionable orange has been replaced with the black & silver, however it retains the light background for posts.

Hopefully, this is an acceptable compromise for everyone here. 

If not, anyone with the computer skills to design one that resembles the old worldcrossing style, please send me the CSS codes for your new design and I'll try it out on testing board.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Southsider05 on April 24, 2011, 02:39:45 pm
Like the black and silver.

Now,  can we do something to make this site more mobile friendly?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 24, 2011, 03:23:04 pm
Thats going to be close to impossible...

A lot of the "features" are not removable... they are build in and there to stay.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2011, 10:14:28 pm
Like the black and silver.

Now,  can we do something to make this site more mobile friendly?

Allegedly this is a more mobile friendly link to this board:

http://sox.createaforum.com/general-discussion/?wap2 (http://sox.createaforum.com/general-discussion/?wap2)

southside05, Method or someone else who relies mainly on a mobile connection to this forum,  please try it and give everyone a report.



 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Southsider05 on April 24, 2011, 10:39:29 pm
Hmm.  Not bad.  Very Spartan, which I like for this sort of thing.  However, no way, that I can see, to "quote" another's post but this will do for now.   Thanks!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 24, 2011, 11:18:54 pm
I do see quotes... but only one lvl deep... if its a quote in a quote it doesnt show up...

Although it only shows 5 posts per page and no post numbers...

Some of you might like the mobile version better for general usage...

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Southsider05 on April 24, 2011, 11:38:36 pm
No, I meant that one can't click on a button or link to quote another poster's post in response to it.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2011, 11:41:35 pm
In the regular view of this site (not the mobile friendly link), there is a 'print' button located at the lower right near the bottom of the page on each and every topic page. 

If you click on it, you'll get a simple black & white page of all the posts for that topic.  You'd have to go back to the regular view to make a post, but the actual reading of the posts could be easier for both the vision impaired and mobile users.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 24, 2011, 11:49:26 pm
For mobile users:

Dave23 & grrrrlacher on the BBF & Bears Board are working on trying to install TapaTalk and favicon on their board.  I asked Dave for help doing the same here if their efforts are successful.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 25, 2011, 09:11:55 am
can the thread topics be made black?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 25, 2011, 01:19:42 pm
I think this looks pretty good now.  Nice compromise.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 25, 2011, 01:20:55 pm
...he was about the only one still on myspace in 08...

Wow, I was still active on MySpace into early 2010.  That place is a mess now.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 25, 2011, 02:30:52 pm
For mobile users:

Dave23 & grrrrlacher on the BBF & Bears Board are working on trying to install TapaTalk and favicon on their board.  I asked Dave for help doing the same here if their efforts are successful.

Not sure if tapatalk is compatible with this forum at this time... last I'd seen it was vBulletin, phpBB compatible... and simple machines and ip.board were under development... but thats a solid 6mths ago.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 25, 2011, 02:49:39 pm
For mobile users:

Dave23 & grrrrlacher on the BBF & Bears Board are working on trying to install TapaTalk and favicon on their board.  I asked Dave for help doing the same here if their efforts are successful.

Not sure if tapatalk is compatible with this forum at this time... last I'd seen it was vBulletin, phpBB compatible... and simple machines and ip.board were under development... but thats a solid 6mths ago.

According to their website, TapaTalk now works on SimpleMachines which creataforum is based upon.  However, CAF uses a heavily modified version of SM so we're not sure if it's going to work.

http://support.createaforum.com/general-discussion/tapatalk/ (http://support.createaforum.com/general-discussion/tapatalk/)

http://www.tapatalk.com/ (http://www.tapatalk.com/)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JBN on April 25, 2011, 04:12:03 pm
Love the color scheme of this board.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 25, 2011, 05:17:06 pm
just wondering....is it possible to change the color of the Topics on the main page?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 25, 2011, 05:58:54 pm
I like this format because I am used to Simple Machines format for my Bulls board.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on April 25, 2011, 06:04:43 pm
I like it too.  But on the main page, the subjective titles are hard to read.  not sure why Started by is in black.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 25, 2011, 06:09:28 pm
I like it too.  But on the main page, the subjective titles are hard to read.  not sure why Started by is in black.
Good point Shoe. Plus the Post button was real hard for me to see, even with my reading glasses I can barely read the work Post inside the black box.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 25, 2011, 06:59:58 pm
I believe the reason for this is that there is only one code that sets all the fields text color.

In order to have the dark background else where, the text color needs to be light enough to  be seen... yet dark enough to show up against the lighter backgrounds.

Doesnt allow for much wiggle room unless we change the txt color to something really bright, like Red/Teal/Light Blue. Any of which would look gaudy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 25, 2011, 07:06:19 pm
well, let me write you a defect and you get right on fixing that ok? LOL, that is what I would tell my underlings here at work, hah
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 25, 2011, 08:08:59 pm
I believe the reason for this is that there is only one code that sets all the fields text color.

In order to have the dark background else where, the text color needs to be light enough to  be seen... yet dark enough to show up against the lighter backgrounds.

Doesnt allow for much wiggle room unless we change the txt color to something really bright, like Red/Teal/Light Blue. Any of which would look gaudy.

Method is correct.  In the coding for createaforum, one single CCS color code controls numerous places in the board.  Some of these places have dark backgrounds and some are using the vegas gold or beige background.  That's one of the reasons why I used very little 'white' as the text color in the darker backgrounds as the color code would then make certain areas with the light backgrounds very difficult to read with white text.

For example: If I change the color code to 'black' to darken the text in the subtitles on the home page, you'll won't be able to read the text in the top left section of the home page.  If I change it to a lighter color to make text in the darker backgrounds more visible, some areas that use the lighter background will be more difficult to read.

So it is very difficult fine tuning this compromise of using both dark & light backgrounds here, as there's a fine line in finding colors that are easily visible in all the different shades of backgrounds.

I could change it to 'red' which would be more easily visible in both the dark and light backgrounds but I'd expect I'd be soon reading plenty of complaints that 'there's too much red text here.'

-------
Update:  I changed the color code to a slightly darker grey in order to make the 'subtitle' area of the home page easier to read on the light backgrounds.  It will also make it a tad less visible on the darker backgrounds. (I can always change it back)

Also to show you what substituting 'red' as the CCS color would do to the look and to further demonstrate how changing only one color code affects other parts of the site, look here at a sample board I set up to work on possible changes.  You'll be surprised how much is affected by changing just one text code color:

http://duffer.createaforum.com/index.php (http://duffer.createaforum.com/index.php)





Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 25, 2011, 08:18:07 pm
well, let me write you a defect and you get right on fixing that ok? LOL, that is what I would tell my underlings here at work, hah

I know this createaforums setup uses Smart Machines forums... We could fix it... by starting up our own SMF box with the forum on it... We could get Tapatalk working with it in a hurry... doing it in conjunction with the other Chicago sports forums would make the process easier by getting more peeps involved in setting the deal up.

But this is only if you write up a defect... :)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 25, 2011, 09:12:05 pm
well, let me write you a defect and you get right on fixing that ok? LOL, that is what I would tell my underlings here at work, hah

I know this createaforums setup uses Smart Machines forums... We could fix it... by starting up our own SMF box with the forum on it... We could get Tapatalk working with it in a hurry... doing it in conjunction with the other Chicago sports forums would make the process easier by getting more peeps involved in setting the deal up.

But this is only if you write up a defect... :)

You are hired!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Joshpr on April 25, 2011, 09:49:28 pm
Like the black and silver.

Now,  can we do something to make this site more mobile friendly?

Allegedly this is a more mobile friendly link to this board:

http://sox.createaforum.com/general-discussion/?wap2 (http://sox.createaforum.com/general-discussion/?wap2)
 
southside05, Method or someone else who relies mainly on a mobile connection to this forum,  please try it and give everyone a report.



I use my iPod touch
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 30, 2011, 07:47:42 pm
newly added to the bottom of each page are:

a 7-day weather forecast for the Chicago area & an active radar map of the Midwest.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on May 01, 2011, 09:03:43 am
Nice
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 02, 2011, 08:44:52 am
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5103/5598482094_a855b16b11.jpg)

It's unnecessary. And I question its accuracy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 02, 2011, 11:51:04 am
Fantastic. Love the weather radar and the 7 day forecast.

When can we see the return of the Titanic?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on May 03, 2011, 04:18:03 pm
When can we see the return of the Titanic?

Frank Thomas retired some time ago, I believe.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on May 03, 2011, 04:18:36 pm
Seriously, this place is looking great.  Classy, even.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on May 03, 2011, 05:06:03 pm
still don't like the thread titles.  also, can link colors be changed?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 03, 2011, 05:54:07 pm
When can we see the return of the Titanic?

Frank Thomas retired some time ago, I believe.

I am talking about the baby smoking cigarettes above. That replaced the Titanic. FT isnt the Titanic
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 03, 2011, 09:03:21 pm
Fantastic. Love the weather radar and the 7 day forecast.

When can we see the return of the Titanic?

As soon as the Twinkies sweep the White Sox.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on May 03, 2011, 09:54:05 pm
FT isnt the Titanic

I don't know... he's a pretty big guy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Joshpr on May 03, 2011, 10:25:37 pm
Can we get 2012 whitesox thread?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 03, 2011, 11:15:46 pm
Can we get 2012 whitesox thread?

September 1st or as soon as they're mathematically eliminated. 

So that should be in about three weeks.  :)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 04, 2011, 05:41:01 am
Can we get 2012 whitesox thread?

September 1st or as soon as they're mathematically eliminated. 

So that should be in about three weeks.  :)

So that means we are on course for those 100 losses this year?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 04, 2011, 05:44:34 am
Fantastic. Love the weather radar and the 7 day forecast.

When can we see the return of the Titanic?

As soon as the Twinkies sweep the White Sox.

The sooner the better, because cigarette smoking babies is more than I can stomach
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 04, 2011, 07:52:05 am
Fantastic. Love the weather radar and the 7 day forecast.

When can we see the return of the Titanic?

As soon as the Twinkies sweep the White Sox.

The sooner the better, because cigarette smoking babies is more than I can stomach

Now you're tempting me to make cigarette baby a permanent fixture at the top of the page.  :)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 04, 2011, 09:10:20 am
I for one am a big fan of the Smoking Baby. I am such a fan that I actually own one:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/308356405_5f54c3f52e.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on May 04, 2011, 10:24:26 am
Let's all make the smoking baby our avatar.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 04, 2011, 10:46:09 am
AndyMacFAIL, how do you make an avatar animated, like yours? Maybe I don't know how to do the correct "Save As" to my machine first?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on May 04, 2011, 11:57:15 am
I for one am a big fan of the Smoking Baby. I am such a fan that I actually own one:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/308356405_5f54c3f52e.jpg)

Love the tag line at the bottom of the package: "REAL babies should never smoke!"

That should be included in with the Surgeon General's warning on each pack of cigarettes.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 04, 2011, 12:17:50 pm
Pregnant mothers either as well as pregnant fathers. Dont want to be sexist here.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 04, 2011, 12:18:49 pm
PS, where can I get one of those?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 04, 2011, 01:14:20 pm
They are carried by "Accoutrements" so you might have luck at any store (like an Uncle Fun here in Chicago) that carries Accoutrements stuff, or go to the source, Accoutrements = Archie McPhee's, the bestest store ever in the history of mankind.


EDIT- McPhee's no longer has. I will just bet you this is due to the humorless handwringers who found this "offensive" in the light of those vids of ACTUAL smoking 3-yr-olds or whatever. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 04, 2011, 01:57:56 pm
Dont live in or around Chicago so how does one find that? On line somewhere?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 04, 2011, 02:01:53 pm
McPhee's is out of Seattle, but online also, they appear to have discontinued. You are probably best googling it at this point.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 04, 2011, 02:34:19 pm
Philip Morris goes after smoking baby toy
Posted Apr 12th 2006 12:21PM by Adam Finley
Filed under: Funny, Controversies

Philip Morris is going after the creators of a Smoking Baby toy, though the company's reasons aren't based so much on the fact that the toy might encourage smoking in young children, but because the cigarettes resemble the Marlboro brand. I guess the lesson is that your baby can smoke, as long as the cigarettes are generic. In a letter dated April 7, Marlboro informed Toy Lounge that the tiny cigarette pack which came with the toy bears a striking resemblance to the design of the Marlboro pack (and it does). The letter also states the toy creates a bad image for Philip Morris. All I know is that I don't smoke, but I really want one of those smoking babies. Also, one that chews tobacco and solicits prostitutes would be pretty cool, too.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 04, 2011, 02:58:50 pm
Found the product at Toxic Toys.com for 8.99 but they were out of stock. I wonder why? And the ceramic baby actually does smoke the incense cigarettes.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on May 04, 2011, 06:06:43 pm
If the smoking babies are out of stock, you'd think they would at least have the smoking puppies or smoking kittens.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 04, 2011, 07:49:52 pm
No shortage of smoking monkeys here. (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS321&q=smoking+monkey+toy&aq=f&aqi=g1g-v5&aql=f&oq=)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on May 05, 2011, 10:22:09 am
I would like the smoking Bin Laden doll.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on May 05, 2011, 11:12:34 am
Love the flag.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 05, 2011, 11:26:33 am
Ok, BlackSox, I've changed mine. I do like the idea, seeing a big row of these on every page.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on May 05, 2011, 03:13:59 pm
Question for Andy:  what are the post thresholds set at (number of posts) for Rookie Leaguer, Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A. and Major Leaguer?  Just curious... are those arbitrary?  Set by us or by CAF?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on May 05, 2011, 03:38:47 pm
Question for Andy:  what are the post thresholds set at (number of posts) for Rookie Leaguer, Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A. and Major Leaguer?  Just curious... are those arbitrary?  Set by us or by CAF?

It is based on content. How else could Jeter be at Double-A already?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 05, 2011, 03:49:11 pm
Question for Andy:  what are the post thresholds set at (number of posts) for Rookie Leaguer, Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A. and Major Leaguer?  Just curious... are those arbitrary?  Set by us or by CAF?

It is based on stupidshytte, off-topic content that hardly anyone understands or cares to understand, and if they do understand, don't like. How else could Jeter be at Double-A already?

Pre-emptive strike'd.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 05, 2011, 04:03:14 pm
Question for Andy:  what are the post thresholds set at (number of posts) for Rookie Leaguer, Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A. and Major Leaguer?  Just curious... are those arbitrary?  Set by us or by CAF?

This is what I set them at:

Spectator: 0 posts

Rookie Leaguer: 1-49

Single-A: 50-86

Double-A: 87-163

Triple-A: 164-209

Major Leaguer: 210-499

All-Star: 500-?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 05, 2011, 04:09:16 pm
Can you change the names of them also? I bet the resident morans here have a whole new set of ideas given the way this season has gone so far.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on May 05, 2011, 08:57:04 pm
Question for Andy:  what are the post thresholds set at (number of posts) for Rookie Leaguer, Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A. and Major Leaguer?  Just curious... are those arbitrary?  Set by us or by CAF?

This is what I set them at:

Spectator: 0 posts

Rookie Leaguer: 1-49

Single-A: 50-86

Double-A: 87-163

Triple-A: 164-209

Major Leaguer: 210-499

All-Star: 500-?

I don't know, I think it should probably take 10 or 15 posts just to get to Rookie.

And I would make it 1000 posts to get to All-Star... but that's just me.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 06, 2011, 09:18:12 am
Actually, the MORE posts you have, the bigger a looser you should be. I call for a total revamp of the rating system.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on May 06, 2011, 02:56:44 pm
5000 posts = "posts at WSI"
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on May 06, 2011, 03:10:25 pm
...or just go with "Mom's Basement Dweller".
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 06, 2011, 03:20:45 pm
5000 posts = "posts at WSI"

HA- actually we could have corresponding pics for each level too; I have a collection of basement dwellers, pizza roll eaters, and auntie's wireless connection borrowers, each one more shocking than the next.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 07, 2011, 03:25:23 am
I like the makeup job on the avatar above in the upper left corner. Well done. Gracias!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dazed63 on May 07, 2011, 08:47:18 am
Where is the vote for who gets fired first poll?  ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on May 08, 2011, 10:33:44 am
Kudos on the updated team picture/slogan.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Joshpr on May 08, 2011, 07:55:09 pm
If you slide the weather Thingy to the right a ili I can see rochester's weather
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 27, 2011, 07:46:56 pm
Looking at the above suggestions, I've adjusted the numbers for the 'levels':

Spectator: 0 posts

Rookie Leaguer: 1-49

Single-A: 50-99

Double-A: 100-249

Triple-A: 250-499

Major Leaguer: 500-999

All-Star: 1000-??
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 27, 2011, 08:02:28 pm
Has anyone here tried or is regularly using the "Arcade' feature? 

If not, should I turn it off?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 27, 2011, 09:28:46 pm
Thats the first time I heard we even had such a feature
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on May 27, 2011, 10:06:22 pm
Nope.  Kill it.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 27, 2011, 11:02:53 pm
Looking at the above suggestions, I've changed the numbers for the 'levels':

Spectator: 0 posts

Rookie Leaguer: 1-49

Single-A: 50-99

Double-A: 100-249

Triple-A: 250-499

Major Leaguer: 500-999

All-Star: 1000-?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on May 28, 2011, 12:23:42 pm
Does this arcade have Donkey Kong, Galaga, and Dig Dug?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Joshpr on June 01, 2011, 08:30:32 pm
Yeah really, loved those games, Galaga especially
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on June 13, 2011, 09:43:58 pm
Andy, like the current banner picture.   Check out all the wanna-be Bartman Doosh-bags.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 15, 2011, 06:57:56 am
In the last few days, create-a-forum seems to be having sporadic access problems similar to the ones that periodically affected World Crossing.  So I recommend everyone make sure you have our back up forums bookmarked in case the outages continue or get worse.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on June 15, 2011, 09:10:58 am
Thanks for the heads up, it does seem rather slow and I have been unable to get into it a couple times.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 16, 2011, 06:42:45 pm
if you are wondering why the 'style' here has changed . . .


from the CAF support forums:

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System Updates May/June 2011
« on: May 14, 2011, 04:17:30 pm »

________________________________________________________________________
We are doing a system wide update the createaforum system near the end of May/early June of 2011.

This new update will bring many new features and improvements to the Create a Forum system.

There maybe some issues with custom styles as result of this upgrade but we will try to make the transition as smooth as possible.

CreateAForum.com Team

This is why our custom 'black, grey & beige style' has been replaced by the default mode.  Hopefully this is a temporary situation.

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Upgrade tonight June 16, 2011
« on: Today at 05:02:49 pm »

_______________________________________________________________________
Upgrade tonight June 16, 2001 the first major phase of the upgrade and then from there will be added on new features.

Some errors might occur please report any issues that occur in the support forums.

Create A Forum

Quote
Re: Upgrade tonight June 16, 2011
« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:01:09 pm »

________________________________________________________________________
Part 1 completed checking for bugs and fixing issues now. Then will start rolling out updates.


If you want to read about this or more see:

http://support.createaforum.com/index.php (http://support.createaforum.com/index.php)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on June 16, 2011, 08:26:43 pm
Thanks for the updates Andy, and thanks again for all of the hard work you put into making this place awesome.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 06, 2011, 03:30:04 pm
I have a question about the picture above. Is that supposed to be somebody burying this team?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on July 08, 2011, 10:11:15 am
Love the Ozzie pic on top of the page.   He looks as disgusted as I am.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 08, 2011, 10:49:51 am
Love the Ozzie pic on top of the page.   He looks as disgusted as I am.

Why should he be disgusted? He and Kenny put the team together.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on July 08, 2011, 11:16:33 am
Would you not agree that some players are not playing up to their potential?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 08, 2011, 01:34:54 pm
Yes but whos job is it to get the best out of them?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on July 08, 2011, 03:13:30 pm
Yes but whos job is it to get the best out of them?

Right, just hold a gun to their heads.

It's up to the player to produce.

Some "talent" just isn't there, other "talent" isn't being put into play.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 08, 2011, 04:13:52 pm
Yes but whos job is it to get the best out of them?

Right, just hold a gun to their heads.

It's up to the player to produce.

Some "talent" just isn't there, other "talent" isn't being put into play.

But if they are underperforming its the managers job to manage the team to get the most out of them. If its a talent problem then its the GM's baby
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on July 08, 2011, 05:30:58 pm
Rios pickup was bad bad bad idea.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on July 08, 2011, 06:49:52 pm
Yes but whos job is it to get the best out of them?

Right, just hold a gun to their heads.

It's up to the player to produce.

Some "talent" just isn't there, other "talent" isn't being put into play.

But if they are underperforming its the managers job to manage the team to get the most out of them. If its a talent problem then its the GM's baby

Most of the blame for this stinky team can be laid at the feet of Kenny, not Ozzie.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on July 10, 2011, 10:07:15 am
Seeing Ronald McDonald on the banner today makes me want to kill.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 10, 2011, 01:58:43 pm
Isnt this the last year of Ozzie's contract?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 11, 2011, 12:34:04 am
Isnt this the last year of Ozzie's contract?

No.

Ozzie Guillen Manager
3 years (2009-11), plus 2012 option
signed extension with White Sox 9/11/07
option becomes guaranteed with division title in 2011
White Sox exercised 2012 option 1/21/11
2 years (2007-08), plus 2009 club option
signed extension with White Sox 5/05
White Sox also picked up 2006 option 5/05
07:$1.1M
2 years (2004-05), plus 2006 club option
hired 11/03, replacing Jerry Manuel
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 11, 2011, 07:53:30 am
OK so they picked up the 2012 option.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 11, 2011, 07:55:11 am
He sure isnt winning a division title this year
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 11, 2011, 08:02:21 am
As for the banner picture of Ronald McDonald it seems kinda aperpo beings the clown=like atmosphere of the team. Better would be Bozo but the idea is right on.

Was talking to a friend and fellow White Sox fan yesterday. He was saying this team is unwatchable its so agravating.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on July 11, 2011, 09:11:01 am
No issues with Ozzie sticking around... Can Walker. Can KW. Rebuild for 3-4 years.

Maybe try and lure Dayton Moore away from KC... but we all know JR only promotes from within.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Sophist on July 15, 2011, 07:39:10 pm
The new title with the Ronald McDonald makes me think we're going to get the fat Viciedo, or rather, McDonald's is going to get him and he's going to chow down.  Ronald's apparently looking forward to it. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 16, 2011, 03:39:51 pm
Once again, the MLB Extra Innings package is offering a free midseason preview from Thursday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 20.

Quote
Among the cable MSOs offering MLB Extra Innings this year from iN DEMAND are: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Bresnan Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent, RCN, and many independent affiliates serving fans across the nation.

I'm not sure about Dish Network or DirecTV are offering this free preview.  Someone here using one of the satellite services can answer this questin.

Check here to see if your provider offers the free preview: http://www.indemand.com/sports/mlb/ (http://www.indemand.com/sports/mlb/)

For further info see: http://www.indemand.com/press/view/84 (http://www.indemand.com/press/view/84)

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on July 16, 2011, 03:45:35 pm
DirecTV has been advertising it.  I do not believe Dish network carries the MLB Extra Innings package.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on July 16, 2011, 06:36:45 pm
I wouldnt watch MLB anyways as I get all the Sox feeds, CSN, WGN, WCIU, and Fox.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on July 16, 2011, 07:20:06 pm
Thanks for the heads up andy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on July 18, 2011, 09:07:18 am
I like the updated banner / title, Andy.

...or did Viciedo hack your account and change the board?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on August 03, 2011, 09:39:33 am
Andy,

I have grown weary of the clown, even though it is fitting.   Can we change the picture?

Off the cuff, I suggest this:

(http://www.kegeratornation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/adam-dunn-white-sox.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on August 03, 2011, 11:57:23 am
Yes, please.  I'm growing weary of explaining it to others who see it. 

Though with this team of zombies, there may not be much of a reason to hang around here for the next six months, so maybe it's not an issue for me after all.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 03, 2011, 01:42:22 pm
What? Change clown central? Only thing more appropriate would be Bozo.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on August 03, 2011, 01:55:02 pm
Though with this team of zombies, there may not be much of a reason to hang around here for the next six months, so maybe it's not an issue for me after all.

there's always to read the witty posts from your Jeters and your BlackSoxes...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 03, 2011, 02:07:44 pm
Well that should just about send him on his way for good.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 06, 2011, 06:47:42 am
Should we change our watch up above?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-stewart-to-make-soxs-debut-saturday-night-at-minnesota-20110805,0,4971166.story
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 20, 2011, 05:36:11 am
Ronald McDonald's photo is back at the top of the page. 

It will stay there as long as this team continues to play like a bunch of clowns.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 20, 2011, 07:47:01 am
Well Ronald McDonald is a step down from Bozo, but at least a step in the right direction.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 21, 2011, 07:30:33 am
Hendry was one of the worst GMs, surprised they kept him this long too. He was an ok scout in the past, but he let that old job prevent him from trading kids until recently. Patterson, Pie, the list goes on and on.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on August 21, 2011, 05:20:07 pm
Ronald McDonald is a step down from Bozo

Sez who?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 21, 2011, 05:37:15 pm
Short of Emmet kelly, Bozo is the premiere clown. In Chicago Bozo was more popular.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on August 21, 2011, 05:45:36 pm
I'm partial to Wizzo.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on August 21, 2011, 06:18:52 pm
Heh, aren't we all?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 21, 2011, 06:48:06 pm
Ha, yeah, I was just waiting for someone to suggest throwing a Wizzo image up there if for noother reason than to annoy the shyste out of a JhonJeter.
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e134/BigMikeParker/Wizzo_The_Wizard.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on August 21, 2011, 06:52:33 pm
Bozo didn't bring the Shamrock shake to the world and doesn't provide a worthwhile social contribution such as keeping the streets safe from the Hamburgler.

I'll concede that he's got Bucket #6 in his asset columm, but that is exponentially cancelled out by Wizzo.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 21, 2011, 10:02:02 pm
Hey none of that RM stuff impress me.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on August 22, 2011, 07:08:53 am
BTW, thanks again for putting together a great forum, Andy.  You're handling the admin responsibilities far better than any of us others would have been capable of doing.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on August 22, 2011, 09:32:34 am
Ditto! 

I will make it a point to be congizant of the rules with my posts as well.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 22, 2011, 06:12:49 pm
Phooey! I just wont quote a thing. Nobo0dy clicks on links anyways. I know I rarely do. Too much bother. Waste of time.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on August 22, 2011, 06:23:48 pm
I generally quote 2-3 paragraphs, and when not posting from my cell include a link where excerpt came from.

You can also cut and paste the parts you think are pertinent, comment after them, provide a link... and that should get your point across w/o getting you in trouble.

You gotta provide a link... A lot of those newspapers/sites rely on page views to drive their advertising revenue... so posting and having someone click helps your cause in some random manner...

Dont be defeatist about it.. :P
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 22, 2011, 09:40:32 pm
Again, like I said, nobody clicks on the links anyways.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 22, 2011, 11:33:57 pm
Shoeless only  clicks on the ones that have huff-po in the address.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 23, 2011, 05:40:55 am
Again, like I said, nobody clicks on the links anyways.

I always click on the link if it interests me.  Then again, I like to read.

Maybe you're just lazy, and prefer video, like most Americans these days.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on August 23, 2011, 07:33:44 am
Moral of the story:
Fury is a nobody.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 23, 2011, 07:50:05 am
I do not click on vidios, period. Just dont do that
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 23, 2011, 11:04:31 am
Moral of the story:
Fury is a nobody.

I prefer the term "everyman."
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 25, 2011, 05:02:30 am
I do not click on vidios, period. Just dont do that

Yes, WshflThinking, we know you're resistant to change.  Plus video doesn't work too well on your Pentium I computer with AOL dial-up service.  But you still got your Internet Explorer browser working for you.

Surprising that a law & order tea party guy like you didn't see anything wrong in constantly violating the law by C&P full articles from other sites here. Most of the time without attribution too.  Or don't those laws and courtesies apply to you too?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 25, 2011, 07:04:59 am
I do not click on vidios, period. Just dont do that

Yes, WshflThinking, we know you're resistant to change.  Plus video doesn't work too well on your Pentium I computer with AOL dial-up service.  But you still got your Internet Explorer browser working for you.

Surprising that a law & order tea party guy like you didn't see anything wrong in constantly violating the law by C&P full articles from other sites here. Most of the time without attribution too.  Or don't those laws and courtesies apply to you too?

Hmmm! Well Mr. Smarty pants, as usual you dont know what you are talking about. Video works just fine here. I just dont find the need to watch them. And for your edification this is a custom built computer and cable internet, of course you wouldnt believe that either. As for AOL, I used to have that back in 99. I found it terrible and full of hackers. But....personally I dont give a damn what you think of me. So go stick it where the sun dont shine. Oh, and keep your personal attacks to yourself.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 25, 2011, 07:45:06 am
I do not click on vidios, period. Just dont do that

Yes, WshflThinking, we know you're resistant to change.  Plus video doesn't work too well on your Pentium I computer with AOL dial-up service.  But you still got your Internet Explorer browser working for you.

Surprising that a law & order tea party guy like you didn't see anything wrong in constantly violating the law by C&P full articles from other sites here. Most of the time without attribution too.  Or don't those laws and courtesies apply to you too?

In the background Carlos Quentin quietly applauds...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on August 25, 2011, 11:17:55 am
In the background Carlos Quentin quietly applauds

And dislocates his shoulder in doing so.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Juan pizzarro on August 26, 2011, 10:08:31 pm
Wshfll off the island? Was better when oats was at the pilot's seat.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 27, 2011, 07:09:54 am
I miss Oats.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 27, 2011, 10:55:48 pm
Ok, what happened to the White Sox Manglement [sic[ thread?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 27, 2011, 10:56:33 pm
Never Mind.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 31, 2011, 11:04:23 am
If the Sox win 6 in a row, can we please retire the Ronald McDonald image?   For one thing, clowns scare me, and secondly, you're giving McDonald's free advertising.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on August 31, 2011, 11:12:58 am
I'm pretty sure Andy works for McDonald's, Fury.  The WSJ recently announced that he's been promoted to Fry Czar -- expect some cutting edge innovations in potato consumption.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 31, 2011, 11:17:10 am
<snicker>
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 31, 2011, 12:29:17 pm
McDonald's

I tried that "Daily Double" sandwich of theirs. Surprisingly good; actual pieces of lettuce (not shredded), fresh tomato, two of their basic lithul patties (the only kind of patty to get from McDonald's IMO), and mayo. Made for a tasty drivein-style burger.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 31, 2011, 01:54:57 pm
McDonald's

I tried that "Daily Double" sandwich of theirs. Surprisingly good; actual pieces of lettuce (not shredded), fresh tomato, two of their basic lithul patties (the only kind of patty to get from McDonald's IMO), and mayo. Made for a tasty drivein-style burger.

Good ol' BPI burgers.  GRAS.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 31, 2011, 03:19:01 pm
Yeah, I think that's what makes a very occasional McDonald's burger taste so good. The ammonia. I'll take my chances, "my body is a sacred temple but whiskey is not a problem" guy.

What does "GRAS" mean?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on August 31, 2011, 04:41:13 pm
It's textspeak for "Go Roger A Schnauzer" -- akin to telling someone to take their opinions elsewhere, very similar to "go jump in a lake".
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on August 31, 2011, 04:45:00 pm
If the Sox win 6 in a row, can we please retire the Ronald McDonald image?   For one thing, clowns scare me, and secondly, you're giving McDonald's free advertising.

Problem solved.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 31, 2011, 08:58:56 pm
Yeah, we just wont win 6 in a row :'( :'(
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on September 01, 2011, 08:42:00 am
Yeah, I think that's what makes a very occasional McDonald's burger taste so good. The ammonia. I'll take my chances, "my body is a sacred temple but whiskey is not a problem" guy.

What does "GRAS" mean?

It's the FDA's designation for BPI beef: "Generally Recognized As Safe."

Confidence-inspiring, huh?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on September 01, 2011, 08:46:07 am
Generally.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 30, 2011, 03:07:31 am
With the 2011 MLB regular season now ended, three topics have been closed and locked.  They have been replaced with two new ones: The Off-season 2011-12 / Hot Stove League and MLB Playoffs - 2011.

New 2012 versions of the three closed & locked topics will return either when Spring Training opens in February 2012 or on Opening Day in April 2012.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on September 30, 2011, 02:44:54 pm
my quote function aint working.  any suggestions?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on September 30, 2011, 03:21:13 pm
I  see my plan is working.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on September 30, 2011, 04:03:51 pm
Hey Andy - do you sleep?   ;D

But seriously, thanks for keeping up the place.  Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on September 30, 2011, 04:07:28 pm
Quick Reply...bottom left
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on September 30, 2011, 04:28:32 pm
my quote function aint working.  any suggestions?


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2494/5712849365_455562124b_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on September 30, 2011, 04:41:30 pm
Heh
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on September 30, 2011, 08:08:01 pm
my quote function aint working.  any suggestions?


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2494/5712849365_455562124b_m.jpg)

Just found out this past weekend methodgf had no idea who admiral Akbar is... it really has been a horrible week.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on September 30, 2011, 09:37:20 pm
Of course you know I just had to ask my husband who Admiral Akbar is.........
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 01, 2011, 12:13:34 am
my quote function aint working.  any suggestions?

Mine works with both Google Chrome and Firefox browsers so there's nothing wrong with the website.  Which browser are you using?  Try clearing your cache and see if that works.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on October 01, 2011, 08:10:44 pm
I have the latest Firefox and the latest Flashplayer and it doesn't work for me. Hasn't worked since Tuesday. Home or work. Work is IE 8.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on October 03, 2011, 01:57:01 pm
Testing:

"Assclown"
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on October 03, 2011, 02:31:40 pm
Just found out this past weekend methodgf had no idea who admiral Akbar is... it really has been a horrible week.
 
Scuttle her. If some REALLY OLD GUY like me knows the meme, she has no excuse. Although, give her a second chance on LOLcats and "all your bases are belong to us".
 
Phucking idiot kidz with no sense of historical perspective. LULZ111011oneone!!11
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on October 03, 2011, 02:51:55 pm
There is no way she knows All your bases are belong to us... no way.

LOLcats... she knows due to her love of cats.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on November 02, 2011, 11:53:35 am
What stadium is LaRussa standing in in that pic? He has a home jersey on so I'm confused.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 02, 2011, 12:35:01 pm
It's the ol' "Big A" in Anaheim.  They still use that same number font on the outfield wall today. 

I know, I'm a freak.

Not sure why he's got the home white on, though.   The only AS game held in the 80s there was in 1989.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 02, 2011, 12:49:33 pm
Looking more at the pic, I think he is wearing the gray road jersey.  The 'SOX' lettering appears brighter than the rest of the jersey.  The exposure setting on the camera may have been off.  Plus, he's got the awesome road hat on.

Glad we settled that.  You can all resume your daily activities.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on November 02, 2011, 01:08:56 pm
Nice work. It's an odd pic to be sure.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on November 02, 2011, 06:02:29 pm
I approve of the youn handsome version of La Russa .  If he comes back I presume  we are going to be saddled with the old bedraggled version........
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on November 02, 2011, 06:02:38 pm
I approve of the youn handsome version of La Russa .  If he comes back I presume  we are going to be saddled with the old bedraggled version........
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 02, 2011, 06:45:26 pm
I approve of the young handsome version of La Russa .  If he comes back I presume  we are going to be saddled with the old bedraggled version........

Here you go, Loveland.  19-year old Tony circa 1964:

(http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/61/61-244Fr.jpg)


.... and Tony, 26-year old Triple-A Cub minor leaguer, circa 1971:

(http://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/tony-la-russa-1976.jpg?w=469&h=649)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on November 02, 2011, 06:52:58 pm
Drats, the hanging g.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on November 02, 2011, 07:39:14 pm
Always fun to see aka Loveland missing humor/strangeness that isn't a direct sledgehammer whap to the forehead. Let's take another look at that image- it's just . . .odddddd. . .
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on November 03, 2011, 08:10:56 am
Time to take that s**t down. 

Finley should have been heavily fined by the Commissioner of Baseball for changing the Kansas City A's colors from blue and white to green and yellow.  Green, then and now, is not an acceptable baseball uniform color.  Everyone has always known that.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 03, 2011, 09:38:55 am
Just for you, Fury...

(http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media/images/2277.jpg)

Maybe Andy can put up this pic of his daughter, Bianca, instead:

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/917/898/bianca-raiderette-3_display_image.png?1304608850)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on November 03, 2011, 09:43:13 am
Dave23 would prefer these two:

(http://dailyirabu.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/larussa-drunk.jpg)

(http://www.jimmyscottshighandtight.com/files/LaRussa_DUI.jpg)

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dave23 on November 03, 2011, 10:24:12 am
money...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on November 03, 2011, 10:28:21 am
Hmmm, if La Russa's daughter is a Raiderette, that means she's easy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 03, 2011, 10:35:19 am
Hey, what happened to the "new" buttons?  Are mine the only ones missing?

It appears CAF is going the way of WXing...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on November 03, 2011, 10:36:25 am
I still have the  "new" buttons....
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 03, 2011, 10:40:03 am
You've just a created hostile environment in here with that comment, Love...

Where's my lawyer??
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on November 03, 2011, 10:46:11 am
I still have mine too.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on November 04, 2011, 09:33:09 am
I just want to point out that BlackSox is stuck on post #420.  Coincidence?  I think not.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on November 07, 2011, 09:39:15 am
If only i was smart enough to have planned that.


Oops -- 421
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 23, 2011, 03:04:48 pm

We're less than 12 months away from the next national election, so to prevent this site from becoming a 'pi$$ing contest' and more of a political board than a baseball board, effective immediately, all political stuff needs to visible only in the 'World Today' topic. 

This means no political avatars or signatures will be allowed as they are visible in all the threads that you post.

 

Thanks.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on November 23, 2011, 03:36:41 pm
LOL. Let's see how fast this spirals into WSI...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on November 23, 2011, 03:47:53 pm
Seriously, Andy?  I mean, no one's mind is going to be changed by such avatars or signatures.  I think most people just ignore that stuff.

Take ISF's signature, for instance. 

All I had to do is Google "Santorum" and I found out where the Senator stands on all the issues.   ;)

Certainly not my cup of tea, but to each his own.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 23, 2011, 10:03:17 pm
Done.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on November 24, 2011, 08:23:38 am
Personally, I'm OK with Andy's rules.  All he's asking for is that politics stay in the political thread.  That and compliance with copyright laws (2 paragraph excerpts, max, + link) are the only two things he's been a stickler for.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on November 24, 2011, 10:13:31 am
Really??? Why put a hornet’s nest where there was none?  I think almost all the people that post on this thread are able to separate cyber friendships from their political differences.  I enjoy bantering with Method and Fury almost as much as I like teasing Shoeless.  Besides, it’s very rare to meet someone like Fury with whom you can talk about Church History.  You have no clue how many people I have driven away with that talk over the years, but not Fury!

Some things can be better left unsaid.  Just my opinion - thankfully I'll comply as I have never had an avatar or a siggy line.  Nor will I.

--Nonconformist Loveland
 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on November 26, 2011, 10:03:28 am
Thanks Andy for the demolition photo above. I dont believe I ever saw that. I loved that old stadium
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on November 26, 2011, 05:17:15 pm
All I had to do is Google "Santorum" and I found out where the Senator stands on all the issues

The first part of that sounded so promising....

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on November 26, 2011, 05:21:29 pm
Thanks Andy for the demolition photo above.

"Years from now, you'll park here"
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on November 29, 2011, 04:12:26 pm
I see that in the true spirit of WSI nazi moderatorism, some people now are allowed avatars and signatures, while others are not.

I am not surprised that has happened, just that we're heading to that level so quickly.
I am considering creating a new site and allowing multiple people admin rights like we did at WX to head this type of cr*p off at the pass.

If you are interested in moving, let me know.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on November 29, 2011, 04:27:28 pm
someone found that hornets nest Loveland mentioned.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on November 29, 2011, 09:03:01 pm
lordy... might have been in there somewhere... but who complained?

My sig was taken off... its not political... nor did i receive any PM's to remove it.

Asinine policy all around. We fought pretty hard to avoid any type of censorship at WX... it was requested that politics be kept to one thread and everyone complied... a sig or avatar was not seen as shoving it into every thread... nor should it be seen as such...

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on November 29, 2011, 10:34:50 pm
In defense of the Newt Love photo, it has a humorus componant.  heh

fwiw, I am a co-admin of a very tiny woman's ministry message board,  we have been around since 2005 and I often pointed out over the years to these "Christian" ladies who get upset over the most minor things that folks on my Sox board who are almost all male are way more mature than they are when it comes to conflict.   Anyhow, that's a silly side point, but we have chosen to have  two admins there, and we did it specifically so that one person wouldn't be making blanket or policy decisions without having someone else's council. It's not a majority rule thing, but it also isn't a monarchy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 29, 2011, 10:51:34 pm
If someone here doesn't want to view the avatars/signatures of certain members for whatever reason, shouldn't the onus be on that person to update their "Look and Layout" setting to hide those things?

Just axin'...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on November 30, 2011, 08:43:40 am
i It's not a majority rule thing, but it also isn't a monarchy.

right on!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on November 30, 2011, 09:21:13 am
This is awesome.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on November 30, 2011, 09:38:11 am
The only real solution to this... is to split the board into three parts.

Sox.createaforum.com

Rightysox.createaforum.com

leftysox.createaforum.com

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on November 30, 2011, 09:40:07 am
Or, if you don't want to see other people's avatars or signatures, HIDE THEM!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on November 30, 2011, 09:48:52 am
Careful with that political avatar boat...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on November 30, 2011, 10:02:41 am
hahahahha, yeah, I was wondering how that slipped through. . .but it does suggest a fun and unique challenge, that is, seeing how you can get around the avatar policy and sneak something past that is a veiled political statement. Obscure references, double entendres, and dare I suggest, REBUSES??
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on November 30, 2011, 11:31:53 am
I am a co-admin of a very tiny woman's ministry message board,


Just how tiny do these women need to be in order to qualify?  Like the size of the Geico gecko?    Smurfette?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on November 30, 2011, 11:38:04 am
Rebuses, heh.

That word reminds me of a guy who was part of our late 80s "sh*tty outfield" along with Kenny and Calderon.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on November 30, 2011, 12:17:16 pm
The reason the signature didn't show on the other forums is because for some reason it doesn't carry over. I assumed once it was there it was there for whatever forum I was on.

When I went to check signature/avatar settings yesterday, those options no longer existed.
It also appears Method lost his as well, so saying those options weren't taken away is false.

FAIL
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on November 30, 2011, 12:18:03 pm
My avatar is political.  I'm part of the Occupy Kenny Williams' House movement.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on November 30, 2011, 12:59:26 pm
Just how tiny do these women need to be in order to qualify?

hhahah- they're not kneeling in prayer, they're standing upright!

(http://www.blujay.com/1/468/3355369_s1_i2.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on November 30, 2011, 08:43:49 pm
Little, big, kneeling, praying, I don't care.

It's the cyber hugs,  sparkley flower greetings, the cartoon angel avatars, and the annimated Happy Birthday's with tweeting birds and smiling squirels that send me running.  I don't get it. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 02, 2011, 04:52:56 pm
It seems like the "MLB Playoffs / World Series - 2011" topic has run its course.

I'm thinking about locking the "MLB Playoffs / World Series 2011" topic because the post-season is long over and it's been over a month since the last post. 

It would still be available to read but posting would be closed on the topic.

Any objections to making this move?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on December 02, 2011, 09:39:52 pm
Not from me.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on December 02, 2011, 10:41:15 pm
Send it to the Smithsonian...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on December 05, 2011, 02:29:04 pm
Is it too early for a "2011 White Sox" thread?

Or at least a "Spring Training" thread?

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/spring_training/tentative.jsp?c_id=cws

(Spring Training schedule above)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 05, 2011, 02:34:40 pm
Is it too early for a "2011 White Sox" thread?

Not at all!(Sorry, beneath my lofty standards, but couldn't resist.)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on December 05, 2011, 03:05:50 pm
Sorry - meant 2012.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on December 06, 2011, 01:23:02 pm
We'll have to endure the 2012 White Sox all season long, because the Mayan calendar doesn't run out 'til next December.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on December 06, 2011, 02:06:27 pm
the Mayan calendar doesn't run out 'til next December


Take it to The World Today, fella.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on December 06, 2011, 03:22:55 pm
This probably means my plans for my new Mayan avatar and siggy are out the window.......
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on December 06, 2011, 03:45:05 pm
You can go for a Boat drink like avatar... where everyone knows it political but at face value it isnt...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on December 06, 2011, 03:45:39 pm
I even got my 5 gold stars taken away from me... this place sucks.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on December 06, 2011, 03:59:12 pm
Quote
everyone knows it political but at face value

Whatchu talkin' about?  I'm a HUGE newt safety advocate...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 06, 2011, 06:06:29 pm
Is it too early for a "2011 White Sox" thread?

Or at least a "Spring Training" thread?

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/spring_training/tentative.jsp?c_id=cws

(Spring Training schedule above)


Joey, this is/was my plan when I closed the old 2011 topics at the end of the regular season:

Quote

Chicago White Sox / The Off-season 2011-12 / Hot Stove League
« on: September 30, 2011, 02:21:24 am »

Now with the regular season officially over, this new topic replaces both Today's Game 2011 and 2011 White Sox /Sox Manglement

A White Sox Spring Training 2012 topic, a 2012 White Sox / Sox Management and an Around Baseball - 2012 will open when spring training starts in February 2012.

Also a new version of Today's Game 2012 will start on Opening Day in April 2012 replacing the White Sox Spring Training 2012 topic.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on December 06, 2011, 08:18:30 pm
Great picture, Andy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on December 08, 2011, 08:27:19 am
Who are these Beatles you speak of?

Never heard of 'em.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on December 09, 2011, 07:24:51 am
Nice festive touch with the stockings, Andy.

I just hope no one's offended...  ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 09, 2011, 07:34:35 am
Nice festive touch with the stockings, Andy.

I just hope no one's offended...  ;)

I expect Method will find fault with its use here. :)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on December 09, 2011, 08:06:49 am
Depends am i getting a larger sock for santa to fill? or 6 small socks?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on December 09, 2011, 08:07:02 am
even worse! only 5 socks!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 09, 2011, 09:05:33 am
I expect Method will find fault with its use here.

Give him some rangolis and tell him to ****.

EDIT: wow, s t f u gets censored! This thing is pretty smart.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on December 09, 2011, 09:15:44 am
I'm not sure if they can quite do that here... Rangolis are pretty complex.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on December 09, 2011, 09:52:56 am
Here's one for ya:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hzQHlX0Ywx4/StDYQ2XQu_I/AAAAAAAAByU/561B35lNB5I/s400/obama-rangoli.jpg)

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on December 09, 2011, 11:26:32 am
Nice festive touch with the stockings, Andy.  I just hope no one's offended... 


As a card-carrying grinch and hater of most-things Christmas (especially those Lexus commercials), I am slightly offended.  But I'll muddle through.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on December 16, 2011, 07:34:34 pm
Andy,

Is there any reason whatsoever that my sig line and avatar as still blocked?

Neither are political what so ever.... Just curious.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 16, 2011, 08:45:19 pm
Andy,

Is there any reason whatsoever that my sig line and avatar as still blocked?

Neither are political what so ever.... Just curious.

Your signature +/or avatar are not blocked, nor have they ever been, by me.

I see on each and every one of your posts a signature line that says:

'“Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else.”

I just looked at your Forum Profile settings, and you have the  'no avatar' box checked in the Personalized Picture section.

You also have the 'Don't show users' signatures' box checked in the Look and Layout section. By checking this box, you can't see anyone's 'signature line' (iincluding your own signature line) in each and every one of their/your posts.

These are the two reasons why your posts don't display an avatar and your signature line is not visible to you.

Once again, in case you are wondering, I have never changed/deleted or modified any of your avatar or signature settings.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on December 17, 2011, 08:28:22 am
Hah!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on December 29, 2011, 10:35:06 am
Hey Andy, can we ditch the Christmas stockings?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on December 29, 2011, 11:05:36 am
Yeah, since it's going to be New Year's Eve, how about a pic of someone passed out in the gutter?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on December 29, 2011, 02:35:24 pm
or glasses of beer
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on January 14, 2012, 09:28:27 am
Thanks Andy for the Roller Derby pic. I loved Roller Derby.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 14, 2012, 04:35:24 pm
Thanks Andy for the Roller Derby pic. I loved Roller Derby.

You're welcome.  Yes, I remember as a youngster growing up in the city of Chicago watching Roller Derby, All-Star Wrestling out of Minneapolis-St. Paul, followed by the Pro Bowling Tour on ABC on a Saturday late morning to mid-afternoon.  Good times.

BTW, the picture is a Tribune archive photo with the caption:

An estimated 50,000 fans packed the old Comiskey Park to watch the Chicago Pioneers take on the Los Angeles Thunderbirds in a roller derby match in September 1972. The rough-and-tumble sport was invented in Chicago in the 1930s and enjoyed a few decades of popularity, thanks in part to television, before fading in the 70s.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/photo/chi-080806-roller-derby-photogallery,0,7301342.photogallery (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/photo/chi-080806-roller-derby-photogallery,0,7301342.photogallery)

There are also plenty of old Roller Derby/Rollergames video clips available to view at YouTube.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on January 14, 2012, 05:38:21 pm
Those were good times
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on January 16, 2012, 05:38:23 pm
Are members' post counts accurate?  Just wondering.

Not that I care much, but just a few days ago, Wshfl's post count was in the 500s and now it's in the 800s.  I don't think he's made 300 posts in a week.

Makes me wonder if I've made 500-plus posts myself.  Maybe not.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on January 26, 2012, 08:46:17 am
Thanks Andy for the uniform post. Its not a bad looking uniform. I suppose that the usage is to encourage more sales at the park. Personally I like the black ones . I hope we dont go through another uniform switch.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on January 26, 2012, 09:44:44 am
Oh and by the way Andy isnt that Dick Allen's jersey? My memory is kinda vague. That guy should be in the Hall. Much better than Santo
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on January 26, 2012, 01:18:02 pm
More talent than Santo, but not the better player. Hated Santo, but he did play a real good 3B on D, and he hit consistently for years. Allen was hurt a lot, had other on/off field problems, was not well liked by mgmt etc.... especially when he was a Phillie.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 26, 2012, 08:19:03 pm
Oh and by the way Andy isnt that Dick Allen's jersey? My memory is kinda vague. That guy should be in the Hall. Much better than Santo

Yes.

Dick "Don't Call Me Richie" Allen wore #15 with the White Sox.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on January 26, 2012, 10:08:38 pm
I kept looking at that jersey and kept looking, then it dawned on me. I saw him hit a rope in old Comiskey. Dont think it ever got 15' off the ground. It cleared the wall in LF by a couple of feet. It appeared rocket propelled. If it wasnt for the seats and the stands it would have left the park. Certainly impressed a guy like me. Much more impressive than Kittle's moon shots that went out of the park.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 26, 2012, 10:46:54 pm
I kept looking at that jersey and kept looking, then it dawned on me. I saw him hit a rope in old Comiskey. Dont think it ever got 15' off the ground. It cleared the wall in LF by a couple of feet. It appeared rocket propelled. If it wasnt for the seats and the stands it would have left the park. Certainly impressed a guy like me. Much more impressive than Kittle's moon shots that went out of the park.

IIRC, Dick Allen also hit a line drive HR into the center field stands (a shot of over 450' that never had a downward arc).
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 26, 2012, 11:07:22 pm
More talent than Santo, but not the better player. Hated Santo, but he did play a real good 3B on D, and he hit consistently for years. Allen was hurt a lot, had other on/off field problems, was not well liked by mgmt etc.... especially when he was a Phillie.


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_75Xi1RTxG3k/SiLQ2t4M98I/AAAAAAAACLE/-kNrTFuxSf4/s400/allen_santo.jpg)

Allen Deserves Hall More Than Santo, Hodges

By Tim Joyce - November 6, 2011


As in life, sentiment often trumps objective judgment when discussing accomplishments in sports. And that's how it should be. We humans are meant to inject some instinctive, heartfelt emotion into our daily actions and passions. The mixing of intuition and objectivity is what makes us different.

But when judging a player's career in a supposedly nonpartisan fashion, it's important to remove as much sentiment as possible to afford the truest accounting of a career. This is the task that confronts the voters for the Baseball Hall of Fame, who each year must discern the great from the very good - while leaving personal bias aside.

This is impossible, obviously, and frequently players make it into Cooperstown who are borderline in terms of accomplishments.

more at  http://www.realclearsports.com/articles/2011/11/06/allen_deserves_hall_more_than_santo_hodges_97481.html (http://www.realclearsports.com/articles/2011/11/06/allen_deserves_hall_more_than_santo_hodges_97481.html)

------------------------------

also:

http://dickallenhof.blogspot.com/2009/05/ron-santo.html (http://dickallenhof.blogspot.com/2009/05/ron-santo.html)

and

http://dickallenhof.blogspot.com/2011/12/ron-santo-hall-of-famer.html (http://dickallenhof.blogspot.com/2011/12/ron-santo-hall-of-famer.html)

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on January 26, 2012, 11:39:48 pm
that never had a downward arc

Yup same with this one, still going up when it cleared the wall. Even the foul pole in LF was 353, so you know it had to be 365-375 just to clear the wall.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on February 08, 2012, 10:17:29 am
Maybe I missed something, but what is the progress bar all about (under our board names)? What happens once you reach 100%?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on February 08, 2012, 10:19:56 am
thats where we used to have our gold stars... one you reach 100% you just stay there...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: ISF on February 08, 2012, 12:54:34 pm
Your download is complete...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on February 08, 2012, 01:18:06 pm
Hmm, okay.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on February 09, 2012, 07:23:46 pm
We get exterminated
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on February 25, 2012, 06:30:28 pm


(http://experienceazonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/spring-training-featured-image.jpg)

White Sox spring training broadcast schedule on TV, radio, internet :

http://www.southsidesox.com/2012/2/25/2823963/white-sox-spring-training-broadcast-schedule-on-tv-radio-internet?ref=yahoo (http://www.southsidesox.com/2012/2/25/2823963/white-sox-spring-training-broadcast-schedule-on-tv-radio-internet?ref=yahoo)

Note: This has also been added to the Quick Reference Links Topic.



Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on March 05, 2012, 10:19:36 am
For the love of all that is decent in the world... can we please remove KW's smug face as the banner pic.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on March 05, 2012, 11:29:28 am
I agree with Method... it is offensive.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 05, 2012, 11:35:26 am
I'd be happy to go back to the Comiskey outfield seats scene.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 05, 2012, 05:31:53 pm
Very offensive.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 07, 2012, 10:02:33 am
Get that ugly mug off the banner pic
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 07, 2012, 10:10:34 am
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2789/4244182327_6a426f2115_t.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on March 07, 2012, 09:21:17 pm
heh.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on March 08, 2012, 06:13:28 pm
We might need a dedicated meme thread.... A meme-for-all for each banner pic throughout the season.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on March 08, 2012, 06:17:39 pm
and banner pic must change every time we lose...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 10, 2012, 08:19:58 pm
I see that ugly puss is still on the banner pic.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on March 12, 2012, 12:33:46 pm
Quote
I see that ugly puss is still on the banner pic.

It's unnerving.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on March 12, 2012, 01:14:45 pm
whoever is incharge of that is asleep at the wheel.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on March 12, 2012, 02:48:44 pm
No, Andy is a sadist, that's all.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 12, 2012, 07:04:07 pm
Christ we dont need to whipped and chained to death.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 12, 2012, 07:05:11 pm
I bet Andy is getting paid to put that puss up there
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on March 13, 2012, 08:11:28 am
Christ we dont need to whipped and chained to death.

Hey, speak for yourself!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on March 13, 2012, 08:52:15 am
Hey, it's a different picture now....
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on March 13, 2012, 09:11:33 am
Reverse memes.. what'd happen if KW wasnt an idiot...?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 15, 2012, 04:22:13 pm
Now thats a refreshing change
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on March 15, 2012, 05:32:39 pm
Couldn't go with this one?

(http://drunkathlete.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/aj-pierzynski-chicago-white-sox-2-drunk-pictures1.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 16, 2012, 02:44:25 pm
I don't get the AJ pic. It isn't funny, and therefore worth very little. It gives this forum a WSI aroma actually.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 16, 2012, 06:37:26 pm
The previous one was funnier? Careful what you wish for
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: TheCamel on March 21, 2012, 03:07:31 pm
Where did you all find that picture of me?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on March 21, 2012, 05:12:03 pm
Where did you all find that picture of me?

found halfway down the page:

http://bleacherreport.com/gallery/Chicago+White+Sox+Photo+Day/page/5 (http://bleacherreport.com/gallery/Chicago+White+Sox+Photo+Day/page/5)

wonder if Adam Dunn's beard will be that length by the end of the season:

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/gallery_images/photos/000/799/681/GYI0063976503_crop_450x500.jpg?1300412798)




Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 22, 2012, 12:04:56 pm
That pudgy chick to his left is going to get one bad sunburn on her thighs.

And what in God's name is that seated behind him? 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on March 24, 2012, 07:50:29 am
I prefer the above pic of KW to the previous one on the golf cart.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 08, 2012, 12:52:48 am


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/Other/Pdc4675365665068554105.jpg)


Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on April 13, 2012, 10:42:52 am
Heh, I get it... "Sox Opener"
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 13, 2012, 02:15:08 pm
Gah! I totally missed that! Nice work AndyMacFail.

And that is of course a TALKING White Sox Bottle Opener. I think that one features an exciting HR call by Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Someone should send one of those to JBN.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 13, 2012, 02:30:58 pm
Does the Cubs version feature a recording of the Lee Elia rant?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 13, 2012, 02:35:50 pm
No, because if that were the case I'd own it. Actually make that several, as I think the recording "wears out" at some point.

There is one out there that features Rooney's call of the last out of the 2005 World Series. The Kids Above Auntie's Garage and other Basementeers were all damp over that one.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 13, 2012, 03:02:26 pm

There is one out there that features Rooney's call of the last out of the 2005 World Series. The Kids Above Auntie's Garage and other Basementeers were all damp over that one.

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/PD7997lg.jpg)

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on April 13, 2012, 03:03:35 pm
It's dusty pink?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 13, 2012, 04:02:14 pm
Just for you, Love.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on April 15, 2012, 10:33:53 pm
Looks like Elmo is sporting a couple of solid B cups.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 16, 2012, 02:21:51 pm
Caption for the banner photo: "Who the h*ll are you?  Or you?  And YOU?  "Yeah, YOU... Number 42!  Dammit!  You're ALL wearing Number 42!  I can't tell you apart... you all look alike to me!"
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 16, 2012, 08:22:49 pm
That's just a weird post AndyMacFAIL. Please stick to what you do best, which would include an answer to my question aobut Bat Day this year.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on April 16, 2012, 09:27:11 pm
Hah!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 18, 2012, 07:52:13 am
Lame, but had to make it:

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/4/18/-RQ6rXNsLUWM3uLaLKtd6A2.jpg)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 18, 2012, 10:24:22 am
what does mca stand for? I googled and urban dictionary'd, got nuthin'.

Minimum Controllable Airspeed?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on April 18, 2012, 10:35:30 am
There's another letter there.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on April 18, 2012, 10:56:10 am
hahaha- oh yeah! Nice.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on April 18, 2012, 02:45:49 pm
Hah, I thought he was making some sort of comment about the blonde. I also checked urban dict.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 26, 2012, 09:26:53 am
What's with the change in colors/format/look?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on April 26, 2012, 09:42:06 am
my eyes!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on April 26, 2012, 01:12:13 pm
This is pretty bland.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on April 30, 2012, 07:01:34 pm
What happened to the weather radar? Thats one feature I enjoyed
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 03, 2012, 07:42:38 am
Where did the weather radar go?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on May 03, 2012, 09:25:33 pm
I see its back. TYVM
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on May 04, 2012, 09:39:13 am
Great main-page pic, AndyMacFAIL. Those two were the best team ever.

Stroh's can! Busted, Harry! Pretty sure this is when he was shilling for Falstaff.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dazed63 on May 04, 2012, 01:16:34 pm
I guess I should have put my pic comment here!!


Need to find the pic of Harry with a Falstaff in one hand and a "Chicken Unlimited" drumstick in the other.  ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 04, 2012, 04:10:28 pm

(http://www.falstaffbrewing.com/_borders/harry.jpg)

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dogstoothe on May 05, 2012, 02:14:30 am
Harry was the greatest.  God I miss him. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on June 09, 2012, 11:06:16 am
Andy, Thanks for the Nellie Fox pic. Him along with Billy Pierce were my most favorite White Sox players. And it makes me very happy that Fox was finally inducted into the Hall. IMHO he was underrated but highly deserving of the honor.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on June 15, 2012, 04:17:22 pm
Great to see Dick Allen up on the banner.  What an incredible hitter he was, and I don't understand why he's not in the Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on June 15, 2012, 08:02:44 pm
Cannot comment on that as he was before my time....

However... Considering the nature of steroid claims... and the fact that FT's hall of fame credentials was a hotly contested debate.... How stupid are the same writers that questioned his credentials going to feel?

(this post was made to lure Shoeless out....)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on June 16, 2012, 06:48:55 am
I'm not following you.  Why are Frank Thomas' HOF credentials contested?  Because he was primarily a designated hitter for most of his career?  I think that's an invalid point, as the DH is a legit position in the American League.  Debating whether there should be a DH is another issue entirely.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on June 16, 2012, 07:16:03 am
Doesnt matter... while he was playing that was the big rub... I think after the steroid era... he'll end up being a unanimous selection.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on June 16, 2012, 10:22:57 am
I believe the big issue will be FT's being a DH. As for Dick Allen, like Nellie Fox, I believe beyond a doubt Dick Allen belongs in the Hall. Like certain players, such as Santo and a few others who had a lot of detractors who on the veterans committee wouldnt vote for Allen. I couldnt believe it that such a player wasnt in the Hall.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on June 16, 2012, 03:18:21 pm
Quote
Doesnt matter... while he was playing that was the big rub...

Yeah, but it's well established that FT never juiced.  And still, he was able to accomplish as much or more as the guys in his era that did.

He was robbed of at least one more MVP award and probably a couple more Silver Slugger awards too, just because the guys who topped him in those instances were loaded up with 'roids.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on June 28, 2012, 09:34:52 am
saving this for future reference (NSFW language in the meme)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205353_322263721191304_1157695885_n.jpg
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 28, 2012, 04:45:53 pm
saving this for future reference (NSFW language in the meme)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205353_322263721191304_1157695885_n.jpg


Helpful Hint:  If you wish to save something for future use, go to the "Main Page" and use the "Testing Area" board as it will be easier to locate later.  To make it even easier, I set up a "JoeyC's storage" thread there for you.



Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on June 28, 2012, 08:40:24 pm
Cool- my banner ad on this site on the last click was "Browse thousands of Denver singles" with alluring shots of blonds. Nice job aka Loveland, but I'm married and faithful.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on June 28, 2012, 09:42:50 pm
Drats!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on July 30, 2012, 06:20:48 pm
Dig the George Clooney baseball card
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on July 31, 2012, 02:14:08 pm
Dig the George Clooney baseball card

Ha!  I thought the same friggin' thing...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on July 31, 2012, 08:18:21 pm
Dig the George Clooney baseball card

Where? What's the link? How did I miss this?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on July 31, 2012, 08:34:50 pm
1960 Topps Ray Moore card as a Sox. Pretty good likeness.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on July 31, 2012, 08:51:38 pm
MSF you may be retired... but dont let anyone tell you your memory is failing...

I might need you here at my company just to remember stuff!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on July 31, 2012, 10:44:05 pm
Whaddya mean your company?

YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT!

(ok, back over to the WT thread)  :-X
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 01, 2012, 07:59:50 am
I can be enticed
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on August 01, 2012, 09:54:42 am
Dig the George Clooney baseball card

Ang had it at the top of the page for about a day, where Pat Kelly now resides.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 01, 2012, 10:07:59 am
Ha- just looked at it. I see it, but I'm pretty sure George Clooney would not be happy about that observation.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 01, 2012, 10:58:33 am
Quote
...I'm pretty sure George Clooney would not be happy about that observation.

I've heard tell that George Clooney is a real prick anyway.  Worse than Thome, I hear.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 01, 2012, 01:34:16 pm
for those who missed it:


(http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/47/47-447Fr.jpg)(http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/47/47-447Bk.jpg)



Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 01, 2012, 01:37:11 pm


A larger version of the front:



(http://images.checkoutmycards.com/zoom/3305ed85-b705-4818-98f9-402c95ebe37f.jpg)




Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 01, 2012, 02:50:30 pm
He looks like Clooney at 65.

The thing is, Moore was probably only 30 or so when that photo was taken.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 02, 2012, 10:09:31 am
Ha! I remember Ray Moore but more with the Orioles than the Sox. I never associated the picture with George Clooney.  My bad!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 04, 2012, 12:18:49 pm
That banner pic of Jerry Reinsdorf as Elvis is too funny.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on August 10, 2012, 08:20:27 am
That banner pic must have Love wanting to vomit. Heh.

 :D
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on August 10, 2012, 10:53:50 am
Makes me want to vomit.   What's with the shiney face and ruddy cheeks?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 10, 2012, 12:30:48 pm
Quote
Ang had it at the top of the page for about a day...

I wonder if Andy noticed that Blackie referred to him as "Ang," a la Don Knotts to Mr. Griffith.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 10, 2012, 01:09:51 pm
Andy, I have some suggestions for more status increments for the member list.  How about MVP at 3000 posts, Hall-Of-Famer at 6000 posts, and Legend at 12000 posts?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 10, 2012, 01:14:10 pm
Status Man!!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 10, 2012, 01:16:41 pm
Quote
Status Man!!!

If only I could parlay that into a full time job...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 10, 2012, 05:03:32 pm
Andy, I have some suggestions for more status increments for the member list.  How about MVP at 3000 posts, Hall-Of-Famer at 6000 posts, and Legend at 12000 posts?

I liked my suggestion on some other board we ****d out on where the number of posts made you ever-deuchier. Hit 500? The Now-Tired Mom's Basement Cliche. 1000? The Space Above Auntie's Garage. That's fresh isn't it?

EDIT: asterisked word (and please don't pronounce it "astericked" you phucking morans) is "w hored". Want to make sure my eloquency and articularitism shiit cuts through.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 10, 2012, 06:00:59 pm
JhonJeter, you need to start posting more so you can get up to the 20,000 post level.  At that point you'll reach the  "Post W-hore" level which will include this identification on all your posts: (http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/create-a-forum/rank_pw.gif)

The Membergroups established here are:


   membergroup         # posts needed 


Spectator                           0
Rookie Leaguer                   1
Single-A                            50
Double-A                          100
Triple-A                            250
Major Leaguer                   500
All-Star                            1,000
MVP                                2,500
Hall-of-Famer                    5,000
Living Legend                   10,000
Post W-hore                     20,000

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 10, 2012, 06:18:27 pm
I now have a reason to live. Aim high.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 10, 2012, 06:48:00 pm
You All-Star you. Just think, 19K more devious, vicious, sarcastic posts from JhJh.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on August 10, 2012, 07:27:00 pm
19K more devious, vicious, sarcastic posts from JhJh.

One can only hope.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 10, 2012, 08:44:12 pm
Yeah, have to agree with that.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 10, 2012, 11:53:19 pm
laugh, sign....who knows.   
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 12, 2012, 03:49:25 pm
Just think, 19K more devious, vicious, sarcastic posts from JhJh.

I don't quite get that. I'm pretty gentle and nice and I totally get reconciliatory when I sense I've rubbed somebody the wrong way- ask SoxRule and WshflThnkng. I'm a lover not a fighter.

Now those guys over on The World Today and Method on pretty much any topic- that's some confrontational shiit.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 12, 2012, 04:53:06 pm
What??  Can anyone decipher my post above for me??
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 12, 2012, 04:55:12 pm
What??  Can anyone decipher my post above for me??

You were hitting the wine bottle weren't you?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 15, 2012, 02:47:57 pm
Why deface a 2-dollar bill with Bevington's picture on the page banner?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 15, 2012, 04:21:54 pm
Why deface a 2-dollar bill with Bevington's picture on the page banner?

Because I couldn't find an image editing site that has a three dollar bill template.

Also, a 2-dollar bill kind of works for TBev.  It's legal but very few people carry one on their person and would prefer their money in other denominations.  Just like Bevington.







Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 16, 2012, 08:04:10 am
I love 2-dollar bills.  I seek them out.  I am offended to see TBev on one.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 16, 2012, 10:32:12 am
<snicker>
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 20, 2012, 11:06:53 pm


Before the question arises, the six closed & locked topics have not been deleted.  They are still here.  They've just been relegated to the 2nd page of 'general discussion', so only the 14 active topics are now showing on 'page one'.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 21, 2012, 08:39:48 am
Thanks big guy!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 21, 2012, 08:41:05 am
Jeesh, 780 posts prior to this one. Long ways to go to join Jheter and Furio as All-Stars. Bastages...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 21, 2012, 09:13:50 am
We have 6 closed and locked topics!  Nothing even looked different to me.  <shrugs>

MSF you should have time now to catch up.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 21, 2012, 03:37:52 pm
Quote
eesh, 780 posts prior to this one. Long ways to go to join Jheter and Furio as All-Stars. Bastages...

Hey, I'm no bastage.   Ice-hole, maybe...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 22, 2012, 04:54:31 pm
Why must the avatars be so small?  I want my Thome av to be more visible.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 24, 2012, 11:38:22 am
Heh, that bare patch behind the mound on the Sale pic reminds me of the ball dispenser Veeck had installed at Comiskey. I remember it being behind home plate, but wasn't there something that came out of the ground behind the mound too?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 24, 2012, 12:55:02 pm
I thought so.  How funny.

That however, is a sprinkler system box. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 24, 2012, 03:06:03 pm
Seems that if a batted ball hit that thing, it would carom at a crazy angle.

Really, this comment was just an excuse to use the word "carom."
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on August 24, 2012, 03:40:04 pm
Not knowing anything about sprinkler systems, one would think you could design it such that the valve box is not between the lines, or maybe make ita little deeper and cover it with sod.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on August 24, 2012, 03:41:50 pm
BTW, what's that other thingy that is below his glove on the actual mound?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on August 24, 2012, 03:42:46 pm
That's where pitchers can clean their spikes off.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on August 24, 2012, 07:11:34 pm
That was my next ? talk about asked and answered.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on August 29, 2012, 09:51:05 pm
Dont recollect the thread you asked in Andy.

But i've had the issue with the quote feature since v14... have it now with v15 as well.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 29, 2012, 10:04:59 pm

You use  Google Chrome too, correct?   

Do you have the same problem there too?

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on August 29, 2012, 10:40:38 pm

You use  Google Chrome too, correct?   

Do you have the same problem there too?



Indeed, if you simply hit "quote", it flashes a bar that says "loading" then does nothing, once you hit quick post, the post you hit quote on, is waiting for you to post under.

( this post was just tested and made from Chrome v21.0.1180.83 m)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 29, 2012, 11:07:33 pm
okay, I think I figured out how to correct this problem as the 'quote feature' works fine for me now.

How to fix it for yourself:

step 1: click on 'profile' (located right under the Ron Kittle card to the middle of the horizon)

step 2: then click on 'look and layout' (located far to the left under the modify profile column)

step 3: near the bottom of the page, there is a "Use quick reply on topic display" box.  Set it to 'show, on by default'. then click the rectangular black button labeled 'Change profile' and that should correct the problem.

I just did the above steps and the 'quote feature' works fine for me now and the flashing 'loading' bar is gone. The quick reply box now stays open (ugly) but the quote feature now works.


Update:  If you don't like the quick reply box showing at the bottom of each topic page, go back to step 3 and set the "Use quick reply on topic display" box to 'don't show at all'.  Then once again click on  the black rectangular 'Change profile' button.  Your quick reply feature be inoperative and when you hit the 'quote feature' on a post it will work fine.


Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 30, 2012, 08:35:37 am
okay, I think I figured out how to correct this problem as the 'quote feature' works fine for me now.

How to fix it for yourself:

step 1: click on 'profile' (located right under the Ron Kittle card to the middle of the horizon)

step 2: then click on 'look and layout' (located far to the left under the modify profile column)

step 3: near the bottom of the page, there is a "Use quick reply on topic display" box.  Set it to 'show, on by default'. then click the rectangular black button labeled 'Change profile' and that should correct the problem.

I just did the above steps and the 'quote feature' works fine for me now and the flashing 'loading' bar is gone. The quick reply box now stays open (ugly) but the quote feature now works.


Update:  If you don't like the quick reply box showing at the bottom of each topic page, go back to step 3 and set the "Use quick reply on topic display" box to 'don't show at all'.  Then once again click on  the black rectangular 'Change profile' button.  Your quick reply feature be inoperative and when you hit the 'quote feature' on a post it will work fine.



It works
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on August 30, 2012, 08:54:25 am
Thanks Andy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 30, 2012, 11:19:17 am
Now, wait a minute.   THIS is the banner ad I'm seeing now.

What the h e l l ?

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 30, 2012, 11:32:17 am
"They" track your online activity and know your interests and tailor the ads accordingly. I'm not kidding. It's actually kind of creepy. Method or JosephC could probably characterize this better than I can.

A friend was showing me this three-section lasagna pan she wants, and now that damn thing shows up in an ad every once in awhile on various sites. I'm taking a cruise on SilverSea next month, so I'm getting SilverSea ads on this page, in addition to a ton of other pitches for different European travel.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 30, 2012, 03:09:22 pm
GAH! It followed me here!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/7896046316_a17062ed92.jpg)

Cool idea though. Do a regular meat and marinara one, then maybe a white chicken one,and a vegetarian one for the pussies at your dinner.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 30, 2012, 03:16:19 pm
I had it for watches for awhile
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 30, 2012, 03:20:52 pm
Quote
"They" track your online activity and know your interests and tailor the ads accordingly. I'm not kidding. It's actually kind of creepy.

But I don't look at dating sites, or anything like that.  You're saying maybe they know my age bracket and think it's something I might click on?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on August 30, 2012, 03:22:47 pm
And it is creepy
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 30, 2012, 03:31:55 pm
But I don't look at dating sites, or anything like that.  You're saying maybe they know my age bracket and think it's something I might click on?

I think that's a more generic one, based on the fact that this site is a sports forum. They figure "well there've gotta be some losers on that site that'll click through". And by golly, maybe they're right.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on August 30, 2012, 03:32:01 pm
Are you single Fury? they might know that... and your age...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on August 30, 2012, 04:12:31 pm
hell, they even know how many times you spank the monkey Furio.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on August 30, 2012, 04:23:29 pm
they even know how many times you spank the monkey Furio

If each living male was assigned a grandfather clock that would move one hour each time he did that, Fury would have himself a mighty powerful fan.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 30, 2012, 04:29:02 pm
hahaha, yeah, but think how noisy it would be.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 30, 2012, 11:20:04 pm
Like those chimes and shiit at the beginning of that Pink Floyd song "Time".

(I'm just testing the new "you have limited time before you can modify you post bytch" thing here. That seems new!)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on August 31, 2012, 10:46:17 am
Quote
...Fury would have himself a mighty powerful fan.

Or a helicopter.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on September 04, 2012, 12:58:46 pm
wow, I just bought a garment bag on ebags.com and they're already following me here. Btw, females here in particular, if you haven't checked that site out, take a look next time you are in the market for purse, etc etc (which is pretty much weekly I believe)- great deals.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on September 04, 2012, 06:44:23 pm
wow, I just bought a garment bag on ebags.com

"garment bag" = metrosexual code for "male purse"
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on September 04, 2012, 07:21:31 pm
Its a satchel...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on September 04, 2012, 07:27:09 pm
wow, I just bought a garment bag on ebags.com

"garment bag" = metrosexual code for "male purse"

Pete, off-topic for a sec. You had mentioned being away for a week or so, did you go fishing?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on September 04, 2012, 10:50:21 pm
Yep.  Went up to the Big Horn Mountains in north central Wyoming and went flyfishing for a few days.  It's become an annual late summer / early fall event over the past three years.  I go alone, sleep in the back of my Suburban, and fish all day.  I like going up there cause I can get there in about 5-6 hours and there is very little fishing pressure, so the fishing is a bit better for a guy like me that isn't that good.  One of the rivers I fish is the Middle Fork of the Powder River, which is in the "Hole In the Wall" country that was a hideout for Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid.  The river is in the bottom of a canyon that's about 500 feet deep.  The other place I like to go is the North Fork of the Tongue River which is further north in the Big Horns.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on September 05, 2012, 08:42:42 am
Sounds like a nice peaceful time. Fishing is the most relaxing thing to do in the world.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on September 05, 2012, 12:10:03 pm
Not.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on September 05, 2012, 05:12:06 pm
A garment bag in my vocabulary is a plastic bag that covers a suit or sport coat that you hang in the closet or take with you when you travel like in a car.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on September 05, 2012, 05:15:08 pm
Pete, next time you might want to visit Yellowstone and fish there. The kids and I fished Yellowstone Lake. We cought some rainbows with spinning reels
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on September 05, 2012, 06:20:18 pm
Have been to Yellowstone more than 20 times over the past 30 years but rarely have fished there.  Fish there are too smart for me.  Attraction of the Big Horns is that its quick to get to for a short get away and most fisherman who come to Wyoming to fish blow right past the Big Horns because they want to get to fish Yellowstone and the Tetons.  So the fishing is easier and much more likely to have solitude while fishing.

But absolutely love Yellowstone as it is IMO the most spectacular of the National Parks (at least in the lower 48 states), esp with regard to the variety of experience you have (ie wildlife, mountains, geysers, fishing etc.).  We always spend a couple of nights in the Lamar Valley to see wolves and have never been disappointed.  Last time I went with my sons and we got skunked in the Lamar and the boys were bummed.  But on the way out we had to drive south thru the Hayden valley and as we entered the valley saw a bunch of cars pulled over with people with binos; a sure sign of wildlife.  So we stopped and, sure enough, about 200+ yards off the roadside there was a small stand of trees with a dead moose or bison.  There was grizzly sow and cub actively feeding on the carcass, with a wolf pacing back and forth trying to sneak in for a bite and a bald eagle sitting in the tree waiting for his turn.  Pretty cool and wiped the look of disapointment right off my kids' faces.

If you haven't been to Yellowstone you HAVE to go, esp if you have kids in the 6-12 age range.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on September 05, 2012, 06:20:50 pm
WshflThnkng is closest.

Here's the exact one I got, fags:

(http://cdn1.ebags.com/is/image/im7/153377_2_1?resmode=4&op_usm=1,1,1,&qlt=95,1&hei=315&wid=315&align=0,1)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: 4nek8 on September 05, 2012, 06:29:36 pm
Oh, I see you opted to go with the Power Cyan model.  Bold and sassy!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on September 05, 2012, 07:15:00 pm
It's a shame really.  The Citron Green would have been far more fashion forward.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on September 05, 2012, 07:55:28 pm
I think that's more royal blue than cyan, because, you know, I wanted to go with a Cubs color. Maybe it is cyan, I will find out upon delivery.

If I could have found something even uglier or more standout-ish, would've done that. Our normal large luggage bag is some weird combo of grey and teal. Makes it easier to grab off of carousel, and also minimizes the likelihood of some moran mistakenly picking up your bag. . . especially since they really don't have the guys checking tags coming out of the baggage claim area on many flights anymore.

Our flight to destination is on Lufthansa. . .you know, the one that just went on strike. Wonderphuckingful.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on September 05, 2012, 08:39:39 pm
Nobody will steal that, heh.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on September 05, 2012, 08:52:17 pm
Shoulda went with the dusty pink, right Loveland?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on September 05, 2012, 09:20:26 pm
Have been to Yellowstone more than 20 times over the past 30 years but rarely have fished there.  Fish there are too smart for me.  Attraction of the Big Horns is that its quick to get to for a short get away and most fisherman who come to Wyoming to fish blow right past the Big Horns because they want to get to fish Yellowstone and the Tetons.  So the fishing is easier and much more likely to have solitude while fishing.

But absolutely love Yellowstone as it is IMO the most spectacular of the National Parks (at least in the lower 48 states), esp with regard to the variety of experience you have (ie wildlife, mountains, geysers, fishing etc.).  We always spend a couple of nights in the Lamar Valley to see wolves and have never been disappointed.  Last time I went with my sons and we got skunked in the Lamar and the boys were bummed.  But on the way out we had to drive south thru the Hayden valley and as we entered the valley saw a bunch of cars pulled over with people with binos; a sure sign of wildlife.  So we stopped and, sure enough, about 200+ yards off the roadside there was a small stand of trees with a dead moose or bison.  There was grizzly sow and cub actively feeding on the carcass, with a wolf pacing back and forth trying to sneak in for a bite and a bald eagle sitting in the tree waiting for his turn.  Pretty cool and wiped the look of disapointment right off my kids' faces.

If you haven't been to Yellowstone you HAVE to go, esp if you have kids in the 6-12 age range.

We were there in 88 during the fires and returned in 89. The wildlife is absolutely worth the experience. We drove up this road and right beside us laying down was this buffalo. I doubt we could have opened the door fully we were that close. We rolled down the window to take pics. Had he started to get up we would have raced away but he never moved. Great sight. Then there was a male moose in the water eating . Black bears too. Its the most fantastic of all parks. I believe the park size is close to the entire state of Rhode Island its so large.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on September 05, 2012, 09:24:37 pm
size is close to the entire state of Rhode Island its so large...

Blackie?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on September 05, 2012, 10:54:33 pm
... that when it sits around the house, it sits "around" the house.   (insert picture of Gene Rayburn or Gabe Kaplan here)



PS:  Goofy colored luggage + finding it easily at the baggage claim = 100% correct.  Phuck Phasion.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on September 05, 2012, 11:08:14 pm
Shoulda went with the dusty pink, right Loveland?

Ooh, not for luggage boatdrink.  It soils easily and is difficult to clean. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on September 06, 2012, 09:17:01 am
Actually according to Wikkipedia Rhode Island encompasses 1214 sq miles of land whereas Yellowstone Park encompasses 3468.4 sq miles which means that Yellowstone is close to 3 times the size of Rhode Island
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on September 06, 2012, 09:54:13 am
has Oats been around?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on September 06, 2012, 09:54:54 am
Not for a long time.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Juan pizzarro on October 05, 2012, 08:26:19 pm
Its post season time, Oscar **** does not bring up any reminder of that. Need a new pic
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on October 05, 2012, 08:36:06 pm
Is **** really moderated?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on October 05, 2012, 08:36:27 pm
HAH!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on October 06, 2012, 08:23:11 am
Oscar **** was a part of one of my favorite Whire Sox teams, the famed "Southside Hitmen". As for the fate of that team, it didnt make the postseason, but if their season would have played with todays rules they sure would have. That would have been an interesting year had that happened. If my memory is correct they didnt miss the postseason by much.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on October 06, 2012, 08:58:31 am
Amazing that you liked that team, it was one of the worst defensive teams we have ever put on the field. I was not a big fan, did not like giving up all our young pitching to be a softball team.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on October 06, 2012, 09:20:08 am
Well I did like that team. I didnt follow the team to the degree that I would have found that they were so weak defensively. But they almost pounded their way to a penant. Zisk and G*amble were awesome.. We could have had a similar situation this year with Dunn and Konerko had Kong not gotten his wrist injured
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on October 06, 2012, 05:27:47 pm
As much as most of us "loved" that 1977 team, they actually faded in Aug, ended up 12 games out and at 90-72 only had the sixth best record in the AL.  Even by today's ridiculous rules, they would not have qualified for the playoffs.

I think they captured our fancy because they were a home run hittin' team, something no Sox fan up to that time had ever seen.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/1977.shtml
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on October 06, 2012, 06:55:59 pm
I somehow remember them closer than that, but I guess the old memory isnt what it used to be
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on October 07, 2012, 10:55:17 am
Ah, the sumer of '77.... both Chicago teams in first place in late June, IIRC.   "Subway Series" iron-ons in the Sunday Tribune.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on October 07, 2012, 03:00:49 pm
I somehow remember them closer than that, but I guess the old memory isnt what it used to be

I'm with you.  When I looked them up I was surpised at how far they had fallen off the pace by the end.

They were still only a few games out at the beginning of Sept and 90 wins isn't small change.  Just happened to be a year when there were more the the usual number ofteams with 90+ wins.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on October 08, 2012, 07:42:34 am
Has anyone else been havingperiodic problems connecting to the board, or is it just me?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on October 08, 2012, 08:22:46 am
I have not.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on October 08, 2012, 08:33:42 am
Yeah it's me...it's happening on other pages too.  >:(
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on October 09, 2012, 07:26:32 pm
Has anyone else been havingperiodic problems connecting to the board, or is it just me?

I had problems Mon night; couldn't log on.  Working fine today
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on October 26, 2012, 12:27:51 pm
The banner pic makes my heart ache. Oh how I want to experience that again.   :-[
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on October 26, 2012, 12:28:57 pm
Next year
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on October 26, 2012, 02:07:26 pm
I think we actually could have a shot at it next year.  A few tweaks...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on October 30, 2012, 06:54:44 pm
Time to change 2012 White Sox/Management to 2013....
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 30, 2012, 06:59:49 pm
Time to change 2012 White Sox/Management to 2013....

Done.  Around Baseball also changed to 2013.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on December 18, 2012, 04:34:13 pm
OK, now the site's flashing banner ad for me reads, "Sexy Arab Girls, Join Now!"  ??????
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on December 18, 2012, 04:43:04 pm
That was probably meant for me.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on December 23, 2012, 06:47:01 pm
Cool! Kinda Christmassy in here.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on December 23, 2012, 10:21:09 pm
Yeah, love the new background. Nice job, Andy.

I think we should leave it up til spring training.  ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on January 02, 2013, 08:05:09 am
What's with the the Cubbie Blue accents?  Is that for Shoe?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on February 05, 2013, 03:13:52 pm
Doesnt Spring Training begin next week? Its about time to dust off the Spring Training thread
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on February 05, 2013, 04:19:48 pm
Everyone is so freaking negative about our chances, not sure why we should

If our pitching gets more consistent, which it just might, I like our chances. Viciedo and De Aza need to take next step and be more consistent, moreso Viciedo than De Aza. Rios needs to stay consistent. I am ok with Keppinger instead of Youkilis. Ramirez and Beckham need to add a tad more, both had nice RBI totals for bottom of lineup guys however. Kong should improve, he needs to do better in the run production area. Dunn should be more like last year than the year before. Flowers needs to at least drive in some runs and play good D. He is might likeliest to come not thru.

So if our pitching comes thru, I like our chances very much.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on February 05, 2013, 04:29:19 pm
Well, there are a lot of "so and so needs to .... " in your post, which scares me. Would feel a little better if we were able to acquire another reliable bat.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on February 05, 2013, 05:14:47 pm
Because our division is weak I don't know what to think.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on February 06, 2013, 12:06:22 am
I'm not negative about our chances, msf.   i think our chances are halfway decent. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on February 06, 2013, 07:59:46 am
Rule, I know there are a lot more if's and but's than Detroit has, but if the stars align, we have enough talent. That is how baseball is sometimes.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on February 06, 2013, 08:19:58 am
I certainly agree with you there, msf. Last year is a good example of how things don't always play out the way they "should". Detroit did not play to their capabilities and it's possible they don't this season either. It's possible one or two of their stars have massive down years or get injured and a couple of guys on our team have insanely good years.

You just never know. If our pitching holds up that should at least keep us in the race.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on February 06, 2013, 08:28:28 am
Yep, all we can ask for is a chance, and I think this team has the capability of competing. Not like we are horrible.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on February 06, 2013, 10:54:16 am
I can see the Sox having a season much like last year.  Some success and and a lot of hope to start the year, then an inevitable fade and a slide in August-September.  Just enough winning early on to suck us in, getting our interest and hopes up, and then the crushing agony of repeated defeats after the All-Star break to seal our doom.

That's the Kenny Williams Rick Hahn way.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on February 06, 2013, 11:16:54 am
I just hope we beat the teams we're supposed to beat.  Hate it when we look competitive and then lose to your Kansas City types.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: SoxRule on February 06, 2013, 01:23:01 pm
Some success and and a lot of hope to start the year, then an inevitable fade and a slide in August-September.  Just enough winning early on to suck us in, getting our interest and hopes up,

As crushing as the end of last year was (and believe me, that sick feeling stuck with me a long time), I would still rather have a team that keeps us interested most of the year than one that is out of it by the end of May. I can't even watch the games if I know they're meaningless.

Of course, the ideal scenario is the team keeps us interested all year and then actually makes the playoffs...don't get me wrong....but I have no desire to watch a team lose 90 games (whether by design or not).

Hopefully after this year when a couple big contracts come off the books, Hahn will be able to put a better team together.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on February 06, 2013, 01:27:14 pm
Detroit pretty much still has the same sucky chemistry as they did last year.  While it may be undefineable  -- some teams just click, and some teams repel.  It is what it is.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on February 07, 2013, 04:06:53 pm
Quote
I would still rather have a team that keeps us interested most of the year than one that is out of it by the end of May.
 

I don't know which kind of team is worse from a fan's standpoint.   The first variety is heartbreaking, whereas the second type is depressing.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: WshflThinking on February 09, 2013, 08:27:37 am
Andy, 3 days to Sox training camp opens. Get it?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 05, 2013, 07:44:40 pm


I suggest all of you who failed to bookmark JoeyC's backup board at proboards, do so now so you'll know where to go when C-A-F craps out next time.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 06, 2013, 12:35:22 am


from the C-A-F Support Forum:

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Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on August 01, 2013, 06:59:53 pm
minor request... could we perhaps limit the size of the opening banner.... it takes up a lot of real estate on smaller devices...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on August 02, 2013, 01:32:47 pm
Puss
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on October 03, 2013, 08:44:20 am
this colour scheme is god aweful.

is this a whitesox board or a redsox board?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Fury on December 04, 2013, 09:15:26 am
I got locked out of the forum and had to enter an ad-driven Captcha to get back in.  Something about being tagged as a possible spammer?  Any reason?  Joke?? 

Ha.

Ha.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: joeconners on December 11, 2013, 07:35:16 pm
Same here.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on February 04, 2014, 10:25:55 pm
Haven't looked forward to a season this much in years.  Sure, i want to see if the new Cuban doesn't suck, but mostly I am so done with freezing my ass off.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on March 08, 2014, 10:36:54 am
Love the current forum picture Andy!  Thanks.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: JhonJeter0112358 on March 30, 2014, 11:56:27 am
57 degrees today, but colder in here by the lake. It broke 50 a few days ago and of course I saw the idiots out in their t-shirts and shorts. That's when I know warm weather is coming- idiots out in their t-shirts and shorts well before they should be doing that, but at least it's an indicator.

Roger Triemstra got evicted and is living in his Pacer, otherwise he'd be posting here himself. It's been buried under a foot of snow for several months and he's had to use a space heater via extension cords to nearby buildings (don't tell them) to keep warm.
Not a big problem on that score, but elsewhere he's not too thrilled about the addition of this colored fellow they've added to the WGN weather team.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: boatdrink on March 31, 2014, 03:03:20 pm
57 degrees today, but colder in here by the lake. It broke 50 a few days ago and of course I saw the idiots out in their t-shirts and shorts. That's when I know warm weather is coming- idiots out in their t-shirts and shorts well before they should be doing that, but at least it's an indicator.

Roger Triemstra got evicted and is living in his Pacer, otherwise he'd be posting here himself. It's been buried under a foot of snow for several months and he's had to use a space heater via extension cords to nearby buildings (don't tell them) to keep warm.
Not a big problem on that score, but elsewhere he's not too thrilled about the addition of this colored fellow they've added to the WGN weather team.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Scoop on March 31, 2014, 04:17:02 pm
Scoopie Spam Time:

Time to sign up for the ESPN Fantasy Baseball Challenge.  (I forgot to set this up sooner!)

http://games.espn.go.com/baseball-challenge/2014/en/group?groupID=2858

Group: Anglo Soxan Cubs

Password: goober
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on August 29, 2014, 10:21:47 pm
IIRC, me thinks Loveland will be pleased with your current choice of baseball cards, Ang.

 

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on August 30, 2014, 12:23:32 am
IIRC, me thinks Loveland will be pleased with your current choice of baseball cards, Ang.

well now that they lost Chet is history!

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on August 30, 2014, 07:57:38 am
Drats!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dogstoothe on October 26, 2014, 12:47:02 am
Baseball is such a great game.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on January 02, 2015, 06:25:28 pm
Testing.

****. ****.

How does the cubs board get around the bad word filter?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 02, 2015, 07:34:02 pm
Testing.

****. ****.

How does the cubs board get around the bad word filter?



Maybe Dave23 purchased "ad free credits" as that's the only way to get an uncensored board on CAF.  Unless there's a glitch in the system that is allowing the BBF to be censor-free.

BTW, "ad free credits" for a forum cost anywhere from $8 to $20 @ month depending on the number of ad credits you need.  Not worth $100 a year to allow one to show off their limited vocabulary.  Especially when installing a free AdBlock on your browser eliminates the pesky adverts.

http://support.createaforum.com/8/censor-complaintsinformation-1053/ (http://support.createaforum.com/8/censor-complaintsinformation-1053/)


Edited to add:  Someone at BBF must have bought some 'ad free credits' as I opened my IE 11 browser (which doesn't have an AdBlock installed) and 'ads' appear here and on Phill23's Bulls board but there are no ads on the BBF.




Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dave23 on January 12, 2015, 10:20:50 am
The only thing I have purchased at BBF is a chat room, which no one uses...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 12, 2015, 09:54:14 pm
The only thing I have purchased at BBF is a chat room, which no one uses...


dave23 ---

You might not have bought them but "Ad Free Credits" can be bought by any of the site's Admin(s) or Moderator(s).   There are six people on the BBF who have that option and and there are four people here that can so do for this site (Shoeless, JoeyC, Blacksox and me).  All they have to do is use the Admin sign-in and click on the "Forum Upgrades" which is on the left side.

I just checked again and with my  AdBlock Plus disabled, ads show up here and on Phill23's Bulls site while the BBF remains ad-free. Someone from the list of 6 Admins at the BBF must have purchased the credits as that's the only logical explanation for why the BBF is ad-free and is not censored.  Unless there's an abnormality in the C-A-F system that's affecting your site.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dave23 on January 20, 2015, 01:26:30 pm
The only person who knows the 'Admin' login password is me.

According to the top left corner of my home page, there are 10000 ad free credits available. No clue where they came from, unless they were thrown in when I purchased the chat room.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 20, 2015, 02:38:47 pm
dave23

C-A-F is not a site like leaguelineup.com as there is no unique "Admin" password here, Phill23's Bulls forum or on your BBF Forum.  Any person who is an Admin or Moderator on a site can purchase ad credits. That means not only you but CurtOne, mO, wmljohn, Pekin & grrrlacher have an Admin button on the BBF which would allow them to access the "Forum Upgrade" page where they have the option to purchase ad credits. If you're interested in solving the mystery, why not just ask those 5 if they purchased the credits?

Phill23 upgraded me along with jbn and a few others to Admin on his Bulls forum after the fact.  When I sign-in there using my original password I see an Admin button and when I access it, I see the "Forum Upgrade" option which would allow me to purchase ad credits or a chatroom.

I really don't care that we're able to use vulgarity on the BBF and can't do the same here.  Method might prefer the option to use vulgarity but I'm pretty positive that someone like Loveland wouldn't like it.

My only complaint is the C-A-F list is too restrictive and includes non-vulgar words. 

Like when I try to post this guy's name....

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/K_M_A_2/CWS/OGmbleCWS1975traded1_zps8a2d6cc0.jpg)

...I get Oscar **** unless I trick the system by typing Oscar G@mble.    I'd prefer to use an "a" than be forced to use the 'at sign' emoticon to identify the man.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: dave23 on January 20, 2015, 04:45:20 pm
Correct. You confused me when you referred to the Admin sign-in...I took that to mean that you had to be logged in as Admin specifically.

I can't imagine any of the other admins buying credits to simply enable the ability to curse. If memory serves, the ability at BBF began around the same time I had grrrlacher make config changes to enable tapatalk on the forum. The rest of the admins dont do much more than start a new topic once in a while, or approve a new user. I do all the archiving and other admin stuff.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on April 20, 2015, 09:49:34 am
Is that Freddie Mercury in the banner picture?   :-)
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on June 21, 2015, 06:39:14 pm

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!


I'm not sure if anyone else noticed as we have so few visitors at this site, this place has had periods of inaccessibility over the last few weeks.  Some lasting over an hour at a time.  The explanation for this is create-a-forum has been a target of DDOS attacks.

see their facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Create-a-Forum/141276692550178

So I recommend that if you haven't done so by now, bookmark Joey C's proboards site in case this place goes down for a significant period of time. 

Joey C's site: http://whitesoxforum.proboards.com/



Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on June 21, 2015, 07:06:25 pm
Got it
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on June 21, 2015, 07:40:50 pm
Got it

Ditto, thanks Andy.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on January 29, 2016, 04:46:27 pm

If you're wondering what has happened to the CWSFF logo and JJ's favorite photo that are normally seen at the top of each page, they are temporarily unavailable. 

They, along with many other photos used on this site, are stored at photobucket.com. 

That site is currently down.

I don't know if they're undergoing maintenance or are experiencing DDOS attacks or are in a 'legal dispute' like C-A-F was last week. 

Odds are the site will be back soon, possibly before you've read this post.

---Andy

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on September 14, 2016, 12:46:22 pm

Next season's MLB schedules have been released. 

Here is the 2017 White Sox schedule:





(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsVDZu2WIAEKx3i.jpg:large)


Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on September 14, 2016, 04:17:43 pm
Three games in Colorado in July. Cool.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on September 15, 2016, 10:34:35 pm
25% chance I'll be there.   If I do, does the good doctor want to buy a Blacksox a beer?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on September 16, 2016, 07:05:47 am
Now why would the Black one be travelling to Colorado?  ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Method on September 16, 2016, 07:45:52 am
I might have to make that trip as well :)

Usually go to NYC that time of year.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on September 16, 2016, 01:33:07 pm
25% chance I'll be there.   If I do, does the good doctor want to buy a Blacksox a beer?

Of course!


Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on September 19, 2016, 11:37:52 pm
In 2005 we went to all 3 games in Denver.  Last time the Sox swung this direction Igot to see  Buehrle pitch.  Hopefully something worthy  of those last experiences will take place.

I am not sure if meeting Blackie and Pete Ward would meet thatstandard or not.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on September 21, 2016, 03:08:15 pm
I won't speak for Blackie but in my case you'd likely be lowering your standards.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BillSharp on September 21, 2016, 04:07:00 pm
Blackie has standards?

Who'da thunk it!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on November 16, 2016, 04:33:53 pm
What to do in the next month or so with Sale +/or Quintana?

 Vote in the new poll.

One vote per person.  You can change your vote if you change your mind.

 Poll is open for 10 days.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on April 08, 2017, 03:35:19 pm

In case anyone is wondering what happen to the photo of the Comiskey Park shower, the site where it is stored (photobucket.com) is having problems.  The photo of the "young JhonJeter" will return when photobucket is fixed.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BillSharp on May 20, 2017, 03:15:04 am
who in the picture is jeter?

BTW, looked at the weather at the bottom of the screen & noticed the radar image is for January 25th. Can that be fixed?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 20, 2017, 06:03:04 pm
who in the picture is jeter?

BTW, looked at the weather at the bottom of the screen & noticed the radar image is for January 25th. Can that be fixed?

no one in the photo was the real life young JJ.  When I first posted the pic about five years ago, I commented the kid flashing the peace sign was probably  what a young JJ was like as a youth.  JJ said it wasn't him but it did remind himself of a young JJ.  JJ liked the photo and cropped the face to use as his avatar for a time so when he died we put in up again as a tribute to him

Congratulations on noticing the animated radar gif is stuck on January 25th.  I wondered when someone would finally notice it.  I'm disappointed in method in not finding it as when this forum first opened he and JJ scoured every bit of this site looking for mistakes or hidden easter eggs to bring to my attention.   No it can't be fixed.  The radar gif was feature from the tribune site and  when they revamped their site, they abandoned the radar so I have no way to fix it.  I've looked a few times for another active radar that would work here to replace it but so far I've come up empty.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: PeteWard on May 21, 2017, 02:13:49 pm
or hidden easter eggs

haha!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on June 26, 2017, 09:20:32 pm
I just noticed the Buehrle Day stuff at the bottom of the page, below the stock footage of January Weather Radar.    Very cool.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on July 04, 2017, 06:47:05 am
Thanks for pointing that out Blackie. 
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on July 06, 2017, 07:30:04 pm

(https://petapixel.com/assets/uploads/2017/07/546259-photobucket-3rd-party-hosting-broken-image.jpg)



Before anyone asks what happened to many of the photos, here's the explanation:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40492668

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/30/photobucket_charging_400yr_3rdparty_pgs/


Without warning, Photobucket,com has changed their terms of use and eliminated "3rd Party Hosting" privileges from their free accounts.  They now require a "Plus 500" account which costs $400 a year for 3rd party hosting.  Needless to say unless they do a 180 on their policy change, I'll be looking for another site to host those photos.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on July 21, 2017, 09:31:25 am
The mobile version blows. But the regular is bad to. It is not optimized for mobile
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on July 21, 2017, 09:34:03 am
I think I figured it out
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on October 02, 2017, 12:58:39 am
With the regular season coming to an end, the Today's Game - 2017 topic will soon be locked.  I'll leave it open until Thursday and then it'll be locked until next spring.

The 2017 MLB Playoffs / World Series topic is now unlocked and ready for posting.

Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 09, 2017, 05:27:59 pm

(http://www.imagesbuddy.com/images/12/2013/03/happy-holidays-wallpaper-graphic-for-myspace.jpeg)



Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on December 17, 2017, 06:26:43 am
Happy holidays to you too.

Now, why is the edgy tribute to John Jeter replaced with a positively Cubish animated character?  Part of the reason I enjoy hanging out with guys is there are a lot of grown women out there that find this kind of thing cute. Most of them in the greater Chicago area are fans of the Chicago National League ball club. I do not like that type of woman nor do i find this cute, plus I am not 7. It is time to remove the Jeter trubute banner but please give me classic, elegant or edgy, not juvenile. 

Thanks!  Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on December 17, 2017, 01:30:41 pm
Careful what you ask for. 

Hope you enjoy the 2001 Topps Heritage card of your all-time favorite player in its place.

It's a classic!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on December 17, 2017, 02:06:21 pm
Haha!  Good one!

And better than cute...
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on December 17, 2017, 07:52:30 pm
Ohhh, I saw the picture of Foulke and figured he died or something. Now I know why it is posted.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: BlackSox on February 01, 2018, 08:46:03 pm
Nice work with the forum picture, Ang.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on February 01, 2018, 11:22:26 pm
I concur.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: AndyMacFAIL on May 19, 2018, 01:22:59 pm
(https://thmbs.imgag.com/unsafe/adaptive-fit-in/450x360/https%3A%2F%2Fak.imgag.com%2Fproduct%2Fflash%2F3474047%2Fmaster.jpg)

Congrats to msf on reaching the (https://cdn.smfboards.com/ranks/dl_ranks2/rank_mvp.gif) level with his 3,325th post.


Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: msf on May 20, 2018, 07:09:17 am
I could not have done it without the rest of you!!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on May 20, 2018, 09:43:44 am
Tell him what he won, Bob!
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on May 20, 2018, 10:02:13 am
Weird. Just changed format. How do I get back to the mobile version?
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: aka Loveland on May 21, 2018, 09:37:09 pm
Lower right hand corner.
Title: Re: Suggestions & Comments
Post by: Shoeless on May 21, 2018, 09:56:52 pm
Found it. Thx!