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Should "I'm benching_____for_____be banned? (1 Viewer)

big_donkey

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There have been alot of these "I'm benching/starting_______________for" type threads all season. I don't mind them as long as the OP doesnt ask a WDIS question. Making a statement that I'm starting_____ is much different than "should I". Some people belive that these posts should be in the AC forum only.

If there are any mods out ther that can make a ruling or just give a clarificatioin as to where these should be posted. TIA

I have never started one of these myself, but enjoy reading them.

Lets us Fantasy Football Junkies know where to post these and then everyone will be happy.

Thanks.

 
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Several people were complaining in some of these threads tonight, that they ALL should be in the ACF. I disagree as stated above. I just want to find out from the forum mods, so they can shup up about it if it's ok for them to be in the pool. If not people can start posting these in the AC forum.
 
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I don't mind them in moderation, the problem is that the ACF crowd will figure out it's a way to bypass the SP rules and we'll be seeing too many of them before long.

I hope I'm mistaken, but I think people will take advantage of it.

 
It's a pretty round about way to do a WDIS though since the poster will need to wait until someone mentions the players they have, and even longer to get a consensus from several people.

 
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.

 
I don't mind them in moderation, the problem is that the ACF crowd will figure out it's a way to bypass the SP rules and we'll be seeing too many of them before long.I hope I'm mistaken, but I think people will take advantage of it.
I agree. I hope that the mods can clarify this for us, and if these type post should be in the AC, I'll let people know if they post in the shark pool.
 
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
 
No

And who's the idiot that thought WDIS threads are bad?

You get a lot of info from somebody that gives a thought out response.

 
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Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
 
Burning Sensation said:
chris1969 said:
NoAnd who's the idiot that thought WDIS threads are bad?You get a lot of info from somebody that gives a thought out response.
Great, there is a forum for that, and its not the Shark Pool.
But it should be! If you feel that your too good to answer threads like that then skip over it. It's really no different than the "What's player x gonna do this week?" threads. If your right and nobody answers, then it just sinks to the bottom anyway. I swear, too many people try to hard to find something to annoy them.
 
Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
 
I don't know if it's just a "back in my day" thing, but so many people whine about the SP getting worse and worse. You know, it's not that hard to skip a thread you don't like. The forum is still great and a valuable resource. Sometimes I'm not sure if the self-ordained forum cops aren't part of the "criminal element."

On topic, I think they're normally pretty good threads-- people giving good rationales for benching star players and explaining why they think lesser players will out-perform them. What's wrong with that? Is the SP supposed to be a collection of news stories and nothing else? Maybe I just don't understand the expectations we're supposed to have for the SP.

 
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Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
Thats true, but pretty soon there will be so many of them, that i will just stop coming here. It has gotten worse every year since i have been here, and i have been here a long time.
 
I don't know if it's just a "back in my day" thing, but so many people whine about the SP getting worse and worse. You know, it's not that hard to skip a thread you don't like. The forum is still great and a valuable resource. Sometimes I'm not sure if the self-ordained forum cops aren't part of the "criminal element." On topic, I think they're normally pretty good threads-- people giving good rationales for benching star players and explaining why they think lesser players will out-perform them. What's wrong with that? Is the SP supposed to be a collection of news stories and nothing else? Maybe I just don't understand the expectations we're supposed to have for the SP.
:lmao:
 
Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
Thats true, but pretty soon there will be so many of them, that i will just stop coming here. It has gotten worse every year since i have been here, and i have been here a long time.
I really get very little info on about 80% of the posts on this site even though FBG and a lot of posters do a very good job of making good threads. I' usually reading through pages of quoted and re-quoted threads, to find a post or 2 that gives me what I'm looking for. If I'm able to put up with that, you can skip a few threads.
 
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Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
Thats true, but pretty soon there will be so many of them, that i will just stop coming here. It has gotten worse every year since i have been here, and i have been here a long time.
I really get very little info on about 80% of the posts on this site even though FBG and a lot of posters do a very good job of making good threads. I' usually reading through pages of quoted and re-quoted threads, to find a post or 2 that gives me what I'm looking for. If I'm able to put up with that, you can skip a few threads.
I can handle a couple here and there. My problem is if threads like that are not discouraged, the Shark Pool is going to turn into the ACF.
 
The SP is supposed to be for FF related discussion about players and other factors related to playing FF.

No one, and I mean no one, has any interest in any one elses teams.

Equally as well, everyone's time is valuable.

Spending time paging through 100s of WDIS posts would quickly drive most people away from the SP - that's why WDIS posts are not allowed in the SP and have an entire separate forum devoted to them.

 
The SP is supposed to be for FF related discussion about players and other factors related to playing FF.No one, and I mean no one, has any interest in any one elses teams.Equally as well, everyone's time is valuable.Spending time paging through 100s of WDIS posts would quickly drive most people away from the SP - that's why WDIS posts are not allowed in the SP and have an entire separate forum devoted to them.
:goodposting:
 
Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
Thats true, but pretty soon there will be so many of them, that i will just stop coming here. It has gotten worse every year since i have been here, and i have been here a long time.
I really get very little info on about 80% of the posts on this site even though FBG and a lot of posters do a very good job of making good threads. I' usually reading through pages of quoted and re-quoted threads, to find a post or 2 that gives me what I'm looking for. If I'm able to put up with that, you can skip a few threads.
I can handle a couple here and there. My problem is if threads like that are not discouraged, the Shark Pool is going to turn into the ACF.
And my problem is that too many threads like that are discouraged. I'll give you an example. I've posted in the should OJ be banned from the HOF thread. That thread won't help my roster one bit, but I posted in it anyway. A "should I start Clinton Portis over Reggie Bush?" thread last week, could have helped my roster tremendously. It may have been on the site, but I don't know, because in wasn't in the SP, because you find it beneath you to skip threads.
 
Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
Thats true, but pretty soon there will be so many of them, that i will just stop coming here. It has gotten worse every year since i have been here, and i have been here a long time.
I really get very little info on about 80% of the posts on this site even though FBG and a lot of posters do a very good job of making good threads. I' usually reading through pages of quoted and re-quoted threads, to find a post or 2 that gives me what I'm looking for. If I'm able to put up with that, you can skip a few threads.
I can handle a couple here and there. My problem is if threads like that are not discouraged, the Shark Pool is going to turn into the ACF.
And my problem is that too many threads like that are discouraged. I'll give you an example. I've posted in the should OJ be banned from the HOF thread. That thread won't help my roster one bit, but I posted in it anyway. A "should I start Clinton Portis over Reggie Bush?" thread last week, could have helped my roster tremendously. It may have been on the site, but I don't know, because in wasn't in the SP, because you find it beneath you to skip threads.
If you need help with who to start between Bush and Portis, post it in the ACF, sorry if it is beneath you to post in the proper forum.ETA, Wether OJ should be banned from the HOF is probably a FFA topic.
 
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I thought fantasy football was about having fun. It seems to me that way to many people take it way too seriously.

 
I thought fantasy football was about having fun. It seems to me that way to many people take it way too seriously.
:goodposting: to FBG. This isn't a forum for the casual hobbyist. I'm not saying that's good or bad, just what it is. By posting here, you've got to pretty much expect to get accosted by football :nerd:s. If you want to bump elbows with the weekend crowd, head over to Rotoworld ( NTTAWWT ).
 
Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
Thats true, but pretty soon there will be so many of them, that i will just stop coming here. It has gotten worse every year since i have been here, and i have been here a long time.
I really get very little info on about 80% of the posts on this site even though FBG and a lot of posters do a very good job of making good threads. I' usually reading through pages of quoted and re-quoted threads, to find a post or 2 that gives me what I'm looking for. If I'm able to put up with that, you can skip a few threads.
I can handle a couple here and there. My problem is if threads like that are not discouraged, the Shark Pool is going to turn into the ACF.
And my problem is that too many threads like that are discouraged. I'll give you an example. I've posted in the should OJ be banned from the HOF thread. That thread won't help my roster one bit, but I posted in it anyway. A "should I start Clinton Portis over Reggie Bush?" thread last week, could have helped my roster tremendously. It may have been on the site, but I don't know, because in wasn't in the SP, because you find it beneath you to skip threads.
If you need help with who to start between Bush and Portis, post it in the ACF, sorry if it is beneath you to post in the proper forum.ETA, Wether OJ should be banned from the HOF is probably a FFA topic.
I think you're just upset because having a three digit member number is no longer relevant here.
 
I thought fantasy football was about having fun. It seems to me that way to many people take it way too seriously.
Agreed."If I see to many of these threads, I may leave!"Take your toys and go home then!Seriously, if you want to complain about something, complain about this being a forum and not a wiki. You would have to wade through posts at all then.
 
If you need help with who to start between Bush and Portis, post it in the ACF, sorry if it is beneath you to post in the proper forum.ETA, Wether OJ should be banned from the HOF is probably a FFA topic.
:goodposting: , on both points. Kinda silly how College FB questions get moved to the FFA, but the OJ thing is still here. Both are equally irrelevant to the current NFL... but I digress.I guess one thing that comes to mind for me is that moving these threads to the ACF would probably **help** the ACF become the forum that its got the potential to be. Right now many of the "sharks" don't bother stopping by. That's fine. But if there were more threads about general lineup advice ( "I'm starting _____ over Nate Kaeding", or whatever ) alongside the specific WDIS questions, then more people would head over there. More people over there = better advice. Better advice = better forum. I'm personally against the threads we're talking about staying in the SP. There are 5 on the front page right now, and that's a slow day for them. I know I **can** skip them, but I don't **want** to. While they exist in the SP, I'll continue to do so, but if given a vote I'd put them in the ACF where, in all honesty, they belong.
 
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Burning Sensation said:
big_donkey said:
Burning Sensation said:
Doesnt really matter, these boards have gotten worse every year. Pretty soon it will be nothing but biased player arguments, and not very well disguised WDIS threads. If it were not for F&L and a couple other decent posters, i wouldnt even come here anymore.
What I don't understand in your case is, if you don't like these topics then why do you open it, read it & post yourself?
Because the Shark Pool is basically turning into the ACF. People post ACF questions in the Shark Pool because most of the good posters dont go to the ACF. So guess what will happen when the Shark Pool turns into the ACF? Most of the good posters will find somewhere else to go.
I understand what your saying. But you still do not have to read any "I'm starting_________over______" threads. If you choose to, then thats on you.
Thats true, but pretty soon there will be so many of them, that i will just stop coming here. It has gotten worse every year since i have been here, and i have been here a long time.
I really get very little info on about 80% of the posts on this site even though FBG and a lot of posters do a very good job of making good threads. I' usually reading through pages of quoted and re-quoted threads, to find a post or 2 that gives me what I'm looking for. If I'm able to put up with that, you can skip a few threads.
I can handle a couple here and there. My problem is if threads like that are not discouraged, the Shark Pool is going to turn into the ACF.
And my problem is that too many threads like that are discouraged. I'll give you an example. I've posted in the should OJ be banned from the HOF thread. That thread won't help my roster one bit, but I posted in it anyway. A "should I start Clinton Portis over Reggie Bush?" thread last week, could have helped my roster tremendously. It may have been on the site, but I don't know, because in wasn't in the SP, because you find it beneath you to skip threads.
If you need help with who to start between Bush and Portis, post it in the ACF, sorry if it is beneath you to post in the proper forum.ETA, Wether OJ should be banned from the HOF is probably a FFA topic.
I think you're just upset because having a three digit member number is no longer relevant here.
You and i both know that it still matters. Once all the low number members leave, who will answer all the high number guys ACF questions? :goodposting:
 
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I'm planning to ________ the _________ right after I _________ on the _________ as long as _________ and Otis don't _________ first.

 
If you need help with who to start between Bush and Portis, post it in the ACF, sorry if it is beneath you to post in the proper forum.ETA, Wether OJ should be banned from the HOF is probably a FFA topic.
:goodposting: , on both points. Kinda silly how College FB questions get moved to the FFA, but the OJ thing is still here. Both are equally irrelevant to the current NFL... but I digress.I guess one thing that comes to mind for me is that moving these threads to the ACF would probably **help** the ACF become the forum that its got the potential to be. Right now many of the "sharks" don't bother stopping by. That's fine. But if there were more threads about general lineup advice ( "I'm starting _____ over Nate Kaeding", or whatever ) alongside the specific WDIS questions, then more people would head over there. More people over there = better advice. Better advice = better forum. I'm personally against the threads we're talking about staying in the SP. There are 5 on the front page right now, and that's a slow day for them. I know I **can** skip them, but I don't **want** to. While they exist in the SP, I'll continue to do so, but if given a vote they'd be in the ACF where, in all honesty, they belong.
Very good point. I really don't care what forum these post are in. I enjoy reading them. I hope that someone from FBG's will tell us where they want them.
 
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I thought fantasy football was about having fun. It seems to me that way to many people take it way too seriously.
I take my fun seriously, plus it is not fun reading about other peoples FF teams.
THEN DON'TJust scroll on by!!!!!!!!!
Or here is another idea, just post in the right forum.
What forum should the "I'm Paris Hilton and FBG should listen to me because I have a 3 digit member #" posts go?After all, I've spent a lot of time in this thread and it will help my roster far less than a WDIS thread or even the OJ HOF thread. Maybe you should PM Yudkin and tell him which forum that should be in BTW.
 
I thought fantasy football was about having fun. It seems to me that way to many people take it way too seriously.
I take my fun seriously, plus it is not fun reading about other peoples FF teams.
THEN DON'TJust scroll on by!!!!!!!!!
Or here is another idea, just post in the right forum.
What forum should the "I'm Paris Hilton and FBG should listen to me because I have a 3 digit member #" posts go?After all, I've spent a lot of time in this thread and it will help my roster far less than a WDIS thread or even the OJ HOF thread. Maybe you should PM Yudkin and tell him which forum that should be in BTW.
FFA
 
FBGs already has a separate forum for WDIS and team specific questions, and obviously there's an expectation that people will understand where their post should go, and will be courteous enough to place it there.

Failure to do so (usually on purpose and usually to get more and better responses from the SP) is quite simply rude.

And has the added detriment of getting two groups of people aggravated: those who follow the rules and post their WDIS in the ACF, and those who come to the SP to read about players and FF and NOT wade through posts about other people's FF teams.

WDIS stuff in the SP also causes work for the Mods in having to move and close threads, and deal with everyone that gets aggravated due to the WDIS posts in the SP.

Things sure would be simpler if the coaches who still need the help of WDIS advice would post in the appropriate forum and understand why the FBG site asks them to do so.

 
FBGs already has a separate forum for WDIS and team specific questions, and obviously there's an expectation that people will understand where their post should go, and will be courteous enough to place it there.Failure to do so (usually on purpose and usually to get more and better responses from the SP) is quite simply rude. And has the added detriment of getting two groups of people aggravated: those who follow the rules and post their WDIS in the ACF, and those who come to the SP to read about players and FF and NOT wade through posts about other people's FF teams.WDIS stuff in the SP also causes work for the Mods in having to move and close threads, and deal with everyone that gets aggravated due to the WDIS posts in the SP.Things sure would be simpler if the coaches who still need the help of WDIS advice would post in the appropriate forum and understand why the FBG site asks them to do so.
:goodposting:
 
If Yudkin's post about OJ gets moved and Chase Stuart's trivia posts get moved then I'm gonna stop coming to FBG's, because the whiners are taking over! I don't want to look through 6 forums to find what I need, I want to look through 1. I would prefer a forum that is labeled football and another that's labeled everything else. Strip this forum too much, and I'm willing to bet that the people that leave outnumber those who stay.

 
If Yudkin's post about OJ gets moved and Chase Stuart's trivia posts get moved then I'm gonna stop coming to FBG's, because the whiners are taking over! I don't want to look through 6 forums to find what I need, I want to look through 1. I would prefer a forum that is labeled football and another that's labeled everything else. Strip this forum too much, and I'm willing to bet that the people that leave outnumber those who stay.
Then you are in the wrong place.
 
If Yudkin's post about OJ gets moved and Chase Stuart's trivia posts get moved then I'm gonna stop coming to FBG's, because the whiners are taking over! I don't want to look through 6 forums to find what I need, I want to look through 1. I would prefer a forum that is labeled football and another that's labeled everything else. Strip this forum too much, and I'm willing to bet that the people that leave outnumber those who stay.
Then you are in the wrong place.
Am I or are you?
 
If Yudkin's post about OJ gets moved and Chase Stuart's trivia posts get moved then I'm gonna stop coming to FBG's, because the whiners are taking over! I don't want to look through 6 forums to find what I need, I want to look through 1. I would prefer a forum that is labeled football and another that's labeled everything else. Strip this forum too much, and I'm willing to bet that the people that leave outnumber those who stay.
Well I very much doubt that either gets moved, so kick back and stay a while.As for your other thoughts, I'll reply in kind... I don't want to look through 600 posts to find what I need, I want to look through 100. I would prefer a forum that is labeled "Shark Pool" and another that's labeled "Assistant Coach", and that those forums have the content that's appropriate to each. Generalize this forum too much, and I'm willing to be that the people that leave outnumber those who stay. Admittedly, finding this "appropriate" location for content seems to be a grey area, so I'll let Joe make the call....
Bottom line -1. Keep this focused on NFL News and Player Discussion and General Strategy topics.2. Understand most people in the Shark Pool don't care about your team and keep the focus on stuff that is applicable to all.3. Be Excellent to One Another.
The threads we're talking about aren't general strategy, and they're not applicable to all. IMHO Its pretty open-and-shut as to where they actually belong according to the above guidelines.
 
If Yudkin's post about OJ gets moved and Chase Stuart's trivia posts get moved then I'm gonna stop coming to FBG's, because the whiners are taking over! I don't want to look through 6 forums to find what I need, I want to look through 1. I would prefer a forum that is labeled football and another that's labeled everything else. Strip this forum too much, and I'm willing to bet that the people that leave outnumber those who stay.
Then you are in the wrong place.
Am I or are you?
Well, youre the one who wants to look through only one forum for all your FF needs, and FBG has multiple forums. I like the fact that there are different forums, so i am going to say you are the one who is in the wrong place.
 
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big_donkey said:
There have been alot of these "I'm benching/starting_______________for" type threads all season. I don't mind them as long as the OP doesnt ask a WDIS question. Making a statement that I'm starting_____ is much different than "should I". Some people belive that these posts should be in the AC forum only.If there are any mods out ther that can make a ruling or just give a clarificatioin as to where these should be posted. TIAI have never started one of these myself, but enjoy reading them.Lets us Fantasy Football Junkies where to post these and then everyone will be happy.Thanks.
Put them in the AC forum!
 
FBGs already has a separate forum for WDIS and team specific questions, and obviously there's an expectation that people will understand where their post should go, and will be courteous enough to place it there.Failure to do so (usually on purpose and usually to get more and better responses from the SP) is quite simply rude. And has the added detriment of getting two groups of people aggravated: those who follow the rules and post their WDIS in the ACF, and those who come to the SP to read about players and FF and NOT wade through posts about other people's FF teams.WDIS stuff in the SP also causes work for the Mods in having to move and close threads, and deal with everyone that gets aggravated due to the WDIS posts in the SP.Things sure would be simpler if the coaches who still need the help of WDIS advice would post in the appropriate forum and understand why the FBG site asks them to do so.
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Agree that some of these at least start as a WDIS, cleverly disguised to create some discussion. And also agree that they're becoming more common. There's also a lot of bunk "NFL" posts we need to filter through to get to what we're looking for (i.e. the OJ - HOF thread).And don't forget, the search function.However, in many cases, for those of us w/ the player(s) inculded in the discussion, there is usually decent content created by the OP. I'm sure if it's about one of your players you're also 'on the fence' about regarding a possible start, you'd check it out for info and maybe to add something.Think of them as a (hopefully) focused discussion of certain player's matchups - hopefully with a lot more interesting info than "I'd start X, Y and Z - please see mine"I would prefer posters don't feel the need to add stuff like "I also have A, B, C - what do you think???"Ultimately, the SP needs to police itself, by simply talking NFL - and avoiding answering poster's requests for WDIS / WDID. On topic (player wise) creates good content, and the more the merrier.
 
If Yudkin's post about OJ gets moved and Chase Stuart's trivia posts get moved then I'm gonna stop coming to FBG's, because the whiners are taking over! I don't want to look through 6 forums to find what I need, I want to look through 1. I would prefer a forum that is labeled football and another that's labeled everything else. Strip this forum too much, and I'm willing to bet that the people that leave outnumber those who stay.
Well I very much doubt that either gets moved, so kick back and stay a while.As for your other thoughts, I'll reply in kind... I don't want to look through 600 posts to find what I need, I want to look through 100. I would prefer a forum that is labeled "Shark Pool" and another that's labeled "Assistant Coach", and that those forums have the content that's appropriate to each. Generalize this forum too much, and I'm willing to be that the people that leave outnumber those who stay. Admittedly, finding this "appropriate" location for content seems to be a grey area, so I'll let Joe make the call....
Bottom line -1. Keep this focused on NFL News and Player Discussion and General Strategy topics.2. Understand most people in the Shark Pool don't care about your team and keep the focus on stuff that is applicable to all.3. Be Excellent to One Another.
The threads we're talking about aren't general strategy, and they're not applicable to all. IMHO Its pretty open-and-shut as to where they actually belong according to the above guidelines.
This comment should be directed to the "what Joe might do forum."if "i'm starting 1 guy over another isn't strategy what is it?
 

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