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Reborn
07-10-2017, 08:01 AM
I've been a part of this forum (Gonzaga men's basketball( for a long time and here are a few ideas that I think make this a really good place to discuss GU men's basketball. Usually someone posts a topic that I call a thread (I think other's call it an op). For example, a thread topic might be GU vs St Mary's predictions and game analyses. That should be the topic that fans who post here talk about. They can give a prediction and say something about the game. IMO fans that post here should stick to the topic, and NOT begin to post things about other topics, period. If you want to post something about the Seahawks, or the Lakers, or even the girl's basketball program at GU there are other forums for you to post your ideas about those ideas. If you want to post your thoughts about players who have graduated there is a place for that too. I think it's called Old Timers or something like that. To find those OTHER forums just click on Basketball Discussion at the top of this page.

Recently there was a really good thread on Fiba that went totally ballistic because a few posters wanted to start talking about rookies playing for NBA teams this summer. And there may have been other posts on other topics. I was very interested in the U-19 Fiba tournament because two of our players (Hachimura and Tillie) were playing in it (Tillie for France and Hachimura for Japan). It began as a very good thread, and stayed that way for a few days, and there were some really good conversations about Rui and Tillie. And then suddenly it changed and people began to post about other things and in particular the rookie NBA league. And suddenly there wasn't even any more discussion about the FIBA tournament or about Hatchimura and Tillie.

The other thing that could be discussed here the the idea of what to post after you decide to contribute to the discussion at hand. There are various opinions about this, and mine is that it is good to have diverse ideas in a thread. And it's this diversity in opinions that I believe make a really good thread. With this being said, I think that a person can go overboard in his or her negative criticism. I've done it at times myself and I imagine most of us have. One suggestion that has helped me over the years is to first read what I've typed before hitting the ENTER key. The second, and i feel this is a really good idea, is that we need to remember that these are young kids and they have families and friends who read what's said here on GUBoards. One thing I ask myself is how would I want others to criticize my son or daughter or grandkids. The last thing I'll share about this is that when the Zags loose I do not post anything. I let myself cool off and when I do say something it the next day or two in comes out with a lot more sensitivity.

I really like participating on this forum. Sometimes I feel things get a little out of hand and threads get derailed by posters who are just too darn lazy to go to another forum to talk about other things other than GU basketball, or just start a new thread if you want to talk about something else. And finally, let's try to keep this forum as a positive place to come to talk about GU men's basketball.

Go Zags!!!

Coach Crazy
07-10-2017, 08:13 AM
Here is my criticism: this board also needs to gain a great deal of maturity with regard to critique of players. A critique unless stated with inflammatory attack is not inappropriate. The discussion concerning summer league was an OT mention in response to my statement about critiques.

Sometimes threads get a teeny bit off topic. The "Hey, you kids! Get off my lawn!" approach gets old. Yes, we can do a better job, but the thread wasn't hijacked and would not have been that hard to bring back around.

If this is how extreme it's going to be, then I'm going to start calling people out for juvenile and fan boy responses to player, coach, and other such critique/scouting.


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Zagdawg
07-10-2017, 08:29 AM
The "I know everything about basketball" approach gets pretty old pretty quick -- and I agree with Reborn -- if you want to talk about NBA or how the staff just "wasted a scholly on player X" best find a better place to do it. We went through this with David Stockton and it was old then and it is still old now because a fan thought he was on the team because of his connection to the program.

willandi
07-10-2017, 08:34 AM
The "I know everything about basketball" approach gets pretty old pretty quick -- and I agree with Reborn -- if you want to talk about NBA or how the staff just "wasted a scholly on player X" best find a better place to do it. We went through this with David Stockton and it was old then and it is still old now because a fan thought he was on the team because of his connection to the program.

Isn't his Dad the only reason he got to play (briefly) in the NBA? Just kidding.

I agree that staying on topic in the threads is nice. There are other forums for each other idea. Maybe there could be a hodge-podge forum and all off topic postings could get moved there by the mods! It could make for some interesting, albeit, confusing reading.

GoZags
07-10-2017, 08:45 AM
Here is my criticism: this board also needs to gain a great deal of maturity with regard to critique of players. A critique unless stated with inflammatory attack is not inappropriate. The discussion concerning summer league was an OT mention in response to my statement about critiques.

Sometimes threads get a teeny bit off topic. The "Hey, you kids! Get off my lawn!" approach gets old. Yes, we can do a better job, but the thread wasn't hijacked and would not have been that hard to bring back around.

If this is how extreme it's going to be, then I'm going to start calling people out for juvenile and fan boy responses to player, coach, and other such critique/scouting.


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While your opinion is valued ... it's my opinion that a "Welcome to Gonzaga" thread for a new commit should NEVER transform into a peeing contest between message board "experts" about a current (or former) player's perceived "flaws". That's what drives me nuts .... a thread that should be cherished by the player, his family or friends that denigrates into the "worst" of guboards banter. This happens on nearly every "Welcome to Gonzaga" thread.

Also .... as was stated the other day, the personal "Calling out" (or personal attacks) as you are suggesting you'll start doing more of will simply result in more locked threads, deleted threads and banned members.

willandi
07-10-2017, 08:50 AM
While your opinion is valued ... it's my opinion that a "Welcome to Gonzaga" thread for a new commit should NEVER transform into a peeing contest between message board "experts" about a current (or former) player's perceived "flaws". That's what drives me nuts .... a thread that should be cherished by the player, his family or friends that denigrates into the "worst" of guboards banter. This happens on nearly every "Welcome to Gonzaga" thread.

Also .... as was stated the other day, the personal "Calling out" (or personal attacks) as you are suggesting you'll start doing more of will simply result in more locked threads, deleted threads and banned members.

Hear, here!

Mojo13
07-10-2017, 09:29 AM
Get off my lawn you stupid kids.

I'd be thankful for the relative lack of trolls on this board compared to almost every other sports message board in the world. This is a relative oasis of peace and civility and frankly, lectures like this are typically blood in the water to the trollish denizens of the web. So look out... shots fired.

soccerdud
07-10-2017, 09:34 AM
imo posters (aka random people on the intrawebs) should be seen and not heard and only speak when spoken to.

what's this thing doing on mbb, anyway? mods? could we get this moved to the "forum etiquette" sub-forum?

you're welcome, mojo.

thebigsmoove
07-10-2017, 09:34 AM
Thanks Moms.


You should all quit telling people to get off your lawns and be thankful for the relative lack of trolls on this board compared to almost every other sports message board in the world. This is relatively oasis of peace and civility and frankly, sanctimonious lectures like this are typically blood in the water to typical trollish denizens of the web.

Right?

The Forum police are getting petty.

willandi
07-10-2017, 09:37 AM
I have had people accuse me of being a troll. To set the record straight, I am a dry fly!

thebigsmoove
07-10-2017, 09:38 AM
I have had people accuse me of being a troll. To set the record straight, I am a dry fly!

The ugly bridge dwelling troll, or the bright haired movie star trolls? asking for a friend.

ZagNative
07-10-2017, 09:47 AM
Nice try, Reborn. Keep up the effort, friend!

zagbeliever
07-10-2017, 09:54 AM
I've been a part of this forum (Gonzaga men's basketball( for a long time and here are a few ideas that I think make this a really good place to discuss GU men's basketball. Usually someone posts a topic that I call a thread (I think other's call it an op). For example, a thread topic might be GU vs St Mary's predictions and game analyses. That should be the topic that fans who post here talk about. They can give a prediction and say something about the game. IMO fans that post here should stick to the topic, and NOT begin to post things about other topics, period. If you want to post something about the Seahawks, or the Lakers, or even the girl's basketball program at GU there are other forums for you to post your ideas about those ideas. If you want to post your thoughts about players who have graduated there is a place for that too. I think it's called Old Timers or something like that. To find those OTHER forums just click on Basketball Discussion at the top of this page.

Recently there was a really good thread on Fiba that went totally ballistic because a few posters wanted to start talking about rookies playing for NBA teams this summer. And there may have been other posts on other topics. I was very interested in the U-19 Fiba tournament because two of our players (Hachimura and Tillie) were playing in it (Tillie for France and Hachimura for Japan). It began as a very good thread, and stayed that way for a few days, and there were some really good conversations about Rui and Tillie. And then suddenly it changed and people began to post about other things and in particular the rookie NBA league. And suddenly there wasn't even any more discussion about the FIBA tournament or about Hatchimura and Tillie.

The other thing that could be discussed here the the idea of what to post after you decide to contribute to the discussion at hand. There are various opinions about this, and mine is that it is good to have diverse ideas in a thread. And it's this diversity in opinions that I believe make a really good thread. With this being said, I think that a person can go overboard in his or her negative criticism. I've done it at times myself and I imagine most of us have. One suggestion that has helped me over the years is to first read what I've typed before hitting the ENTER key. The second, and i feel this is a really good idea, is that we need to remember that these are young kids and they have families and friends who read what's said here on GUBoards. One thing I ask myself is how would I want others to criticize my son or daughter or grandkids. The last thing I'll share about this is that when the Zags loose I do not post anything. I let myself cool off and when I do say something it the next day or two in comes out with a lot more sensitivity.

I really like participating on this forum. Sometimes I feel things get a little out of hand and threads get derailed by posters who are just too darn lazy to go to another forum to talk about other things other than GU basketball, or just start a new thread if you want to talk about something else. And finally, let's try to keep this forum as a positive place to come to talk about GU men's basketball.

Go Zags!!!

I totally agree with you. It gets so frustrating to click in to check the latest on a subject and find it is no longer the subject. I hate negative criticism of the boys especially the nastiness of some people.

sittingon50
07-10-2017, 09:58 AM
As long as we're making/taking suggestions, here's one:

Try to be concise; War & Peace every freaking time you log on is boorish.

scrooner
07-10-2017, 10:03 AM
More Kamaka Hepa news plz.

TexasZagFan
07-10-2017, 10:05 AM
Hear, here!

Ok will, is it "hear, hear", or "here here"? No need to clutter the thread with an answer, I'll see ya next week.

raise the zag
07-10-2017, 10:05 AM
As long as we're making/taking suggestions, here's one:

Try to be concise; War & Peace every freaking time you log on is boorish.

I love Reborn's posts and style, yet the trick is to read the first & last sentence -- he does a terrific job summarizing his own posts with his conclusions and excellent introductions.

Try it and you'll see what I'm talking about...it works.

TexasZagFan
07-10-2017, 10:05 AM
More Kamaka Hepa news plz.

Only if he says he's coming to GU...

zagfan24
07-10-2017, 10:07 AM
More Kamaka Hepa news plz.

You just need to use a hepa filter.

bartruff1
07-10-2017, 10:15 AM
As long as we're making/taking suggestions, here's one:

Try to be concise; War & Peace every freaking time you log on is boorish.

ok

Zagger
07-10-2017, 10:19 AM
Yes, please! Just retired but I certainly still do not have time to read a bunch of off-topic posts before making my own reply. I like to learn but some of the diatribe is tiring at best and usually just makes me not wish to visit the forum - especially if a find an interesting topic locked down. Sheesh! I'm getting to the point that I wish someone would start a completely new Zags forum and have some sort of filter on who they let post. I don't even mind if I'm blocked. I'd just like to read good info on the Zags without bickering and insensitive comments. End of rant :)

soccerdud
07-10-2017, 10:29 AM
You just need to use a hepa filter.

this is a good post.

dhozagfan08
07-10-2017, 11:25 AM
Agree, stay on topic! I think it would be cool to have a generic news thread, then have a link to a thread where that specific piece of news can be discussed. I like the discussions, but the news is the main reason I check this board multiple times a day(hopefully I'm not the only one who is that obsessed).

23dpg
07-10-2017, 11:45 AM
How is the original OP a point of contention? Seriously?
I go to certain threads to read about the topic listed. Way too many times it devolves into a discussion/argument over a completely different issue. I'm completely fine with those threads, just start a new post. Simple.

2wiceright
07-10-2017, 12:54 PM
I've been a part of this forum (Gonzaga men's basketball( for a long time and here are a few ideas that I think make this a really good place to discuss GU men's basketball. Usually someone posts a topic that I call a thread (I think other's call it an op). For example, a thread topic might be GU vs St Mary's predictions and game analyses. That should be the topic that fans who post here talk about. They can give a prediction and say something about the game. IMO fans that post here should stick to the topic, and NOT begin to post things about other topics, period. If you want to post something about the Seahawks, or the Lakers, or even the girl's basketball program at GU there are other forums for you to post your ideas about those ideas. If you want to post your thoughts about players who have graduated there is a place for that too. I think it's called Old Timers or something like that. To find those OTHER forums just click on Basketball Discussion at the top of this page.

Recently there was a really good thread on Fiba that went totally ballistic because a few posters wanted to start talking about rookies playing for NBA teams this summer. And there may have been other posts on other topics. I was very interested in the U-19 Fiba tournament because two of our players (Hachimura and Tillie) were playing in it (Tillie for France and Hachimura for Japan). It began as a very good thread, and stayed that way for a few days, and there were some really good conversations about Rui and Tillie. And then suddenly it changed and people began to post about other things and in particular the rookie NBA league. And suddenly there wasn't even any more discussion about the FIBA tournament or about Hatchimura and Tillie.

The other thing that could be discussed here the the idea of what to post after you decide to contribute to the discussion at hand. There are various opinions about this, and mine is that it is good to have diverse ideas in a thread. And it's this diversity in opinions that I believe make a really good thread. With this being said, I think that a person can go overboard in his or her negative criticism. I've done it at times myself and I imagine most of us have. One suggestion that has helped me over the years is to first read what I've typed before hitting the ENTER key. The second, and i feel this is a really good idea, is that we need to remember that these are young kids and they have families and friends who read what's said here on GUBoards. One thing I ask myself is how would I want others to criticize my son or daughter or grandkids. The last thing I'll share about this is that when the Zags loose I do not post anything. I let myself cool off and when I do say something it the next day or two in comes out with a lot more sensitivity.

I really like participating on this forum. Sometimes I feel things get a little out of hand and threads get derailed by posters who are just too darn lazy to go to another forum to talk about other things other than GU basketball, or just start a new thread if you want to talk about something else. And finally, let's try to keep this forum as a positive place to come to talk about GU men's basketball.

Go Zags!!!

Agree 100 percent! Thanks Reborn....

JAGzag
07-10-2017, 01:01 PM
How soon until this too gets off topic and we start discussion the merits of JP at the 1 or 2!? Too soon?

MDABE80
07-10-2017, 01:04 PM
Yes, please! Just retired but I certainly still do not have time to read a bunch of off-topic posts before making my own reply. I like to learn but some of the diatribe is tiring at best and usually just makes me not wish to visit the forum - especially if a find an interesting topic locked down. Sheesh! I'm getting to the point that I wish someone would start a completely new Zags forum and have some sort of filter on who they let post. I don't even mind if I'm blocked. I'd just like to read good info on the Zags without bickering and insensitive comments. End of rant :)
Congrats on your retirement.

cggonzaga
07-10-2017, 01:42 PM
How soon until this too gets off topic and we start discussion the merits of JP at the 1 or 2!? Too soon?

:D

Mantua
07-10-2017, 02:11 PM
I've been pondering the comments on this thread for the last half hour. I agree with everyone in some ways which merely means that I am conflicted about what makes this site interesting to me. I don't thinks that the nature of the guboard can be resolved to make everyone happy. Should we take a poll?..or should we continue to just rely on the moderators to judge what is appropriate? It's really up to them what flies here.

DixieZag
07-10-2017, 05:32 PM
Get off my lawn you stupid kids.

I'd be thankful for the relative lack of trolls on this board compared to almost every other sports message board in the world. This is a relative oasis of peace and civility and frankly, lectures like this are typically blood in the water to the trollish denizens of the web. So look out... shots fired.

I'm sure I can be as insufferable as any around.

But, it's pretty funny that this board is like digital Lincoln/Douglas-level debate and thoughtfulness compared to most boards about sports, especially if one factors in college football boards. Somewhere out there is an Alabama board with a thread about the fact that Nick Saban can't coach, he's just a good program manager. I'm sure some Michigan State basketball fans that are tired of how long it's been since Izzo took the team deep, that Duke fans are tired of Coach K doing less with more, and Calipari just isn't committed to paying kids what they're worth. And I think they can be brutal on the kids.

But, we should strive to be better, we're GU and GU is special, as we all know.

If someone says "Spike the Mascot doesn't have the length to cover Scooby one on one" - that's basketball, strategy, fair. But, "Spike can't shoot bc he hasn't been committed to putting in the work ....(As an example of one of my lowest moments), that crosses a line bc A) I didn't know what I was talking about, but worse B) It's a comment on someone personally, and that person is a kid who is playing "amateur" sports.

As soon as an emancipated adult signs up for money to play, then they've put themselves out there for criticism of any type. College kids, it's different, and that didn't start with eBoards, sports journalists always drew the line at that point. It's a good example to follow.


As for threads that just "wander" off topic, meh, it's summer.

soccerdud
07-10-2017, 05:41 PM
As for threads that just "wander" off topic, meh, it's summer. Anyone seen any good movies? I heard there's all kinds of controversy shooting the new Star Wars.

i hadn't heard that. mind posting a link?

DixieZag
07-10-2017, 05:51 PM
i hadn't heard that. mind posting a link?

Darn it! :)

I deleted that afterward precisely because it would prove just too tempting. Tell you what, there's a Foo thread dedicated to Star Wars, we can move the whole discussion (about Star Wars) there. http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?55471-The-Foo-Star-Wars-Thread/page4

And for just the Star Wars news: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a55892/young-han-solo-star-wars-9-problems/

Now, if everyone can please stick to the two topics at hand, whether the MBB is a foul place devoid of heart and basketball insight, and Star Wars, that would be appreciated.

soccerdud
07-10-2017, 05:52 PM
Darn it! :)

I deleted that afterward precisely because it would prove just too tempting. Tell you what, there's a Foo thread dedicated to Star Wars, we can move the whole discussion (about Star Wars) there. http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?55471-The-Foo-Star-Wars-Thread/page4

And for just the Star Wars news: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a55892/young-han-solo-star-wars-9-problems/

Now, if everyone can please stick to the two topics at hand, whether the MBB is a foul place devoid of heart and basketball insight, and Star Wars, that would be appreciated.

thanks, sir. now, back to whatever we were talking about before.

75Zag
07-10-2017, 06:21 PM
I appreciate the theory behind the original post. If someone starts a post on "Apples", I don't particularly want to read about "Peaches" or "Grapefruit" as I make my way down the thread.
But somebody else in this thread suggested that whenever players are discussed, the comments should be limited to only those which will be cherished by the friends and family of the player and perhaps printed out and posted on the refrigerator door in the player's mom's house. That I strongly disagree with. If one of you says "XXX - the latest walk-on guard at GU - is the greatest guard to play basketball in the history of the world", I reserve the right to disagree and to point out that there are 300 other guards who are head-and-shoulders above XXX.
Last I checked, the point of a discussion board was to discuss things, not to kiss somebody's hindquarters with false praise and nonsensical comments.

Go Bulldogs!

Zagsker
07-10-2017, 06:22 PM
I will contend that the more "trolls" the more relevant the program is.

A poster alluded earlier that if you want the discussion to continue then continue to post on it..."trolls" will move on if you don't feed them. This thread reads as if you are complaining about being overweight because you eat too much McDonalds and you blame McDonald's because they do not serve healthier food. Don't go to McDonald's (don't respond to posts you don't want to, if the discussion is interesting it will continue).

jazzdelmar
07-10-2017, 07:07 PM
I appreciate the theory behind the original post. If someone starts a post on "Apples", I don't particularly want to read about "Peaches" or "Grapefruit" as I make my way down the thread.
But somebody else in this thread suggested that whenever players are discussed, the comments should be limited to only those which will be cherished by the friends and family of the player and perhaps printed out and posted on the refrigerator door in the player's mom's house. That I strongly disagree with. If one of you says "XXX - the latest walk-on guard at GU - is the greatest guard to play basketball in the history of the world", I reserve the right to disagree and to point out that there are 300 other guards who are head-and-shoulders above XXX.
Last I checked, the point of a discussion board was to discuss things, not to kiss somebody's hindquarters with false praise and nonsensical comments.

Go Bulldogs!

Right on, 75, but doubtful this is what many/most here endorse.

Zagdawg
07-10-2017, 07:23 PM
75 -- the expectation is to temper the tearing down of the players that the staff signs here in the welcome threads--- let's wait until they get a chance to prove themselves and make an informed decision-- our recent signees have 2 or more years before the step foot on campus-- they will fill out, improve in areas and may even gain some height/weight. You have a few here who will start the teardown based upon number of stars by their name or if they are shorter than 6'5" as a guard or if they come from Utah and not California because they did not play against good enough competition to deserve an offer to play for our "Mighty" school.

Kinda like telling you you can't work at your firm because you are not a Harvard graduate-- the partners might have saw something in you that made them willing to take a chance----even UW law school graduates can chase ambulances. ;)

Gonzdb8
07-10-2017, 07:54 PM
As long as we're making/taking suggestions, here's one:

Try to be concise; War & Peace every freaking time you log on is boorish.

+1000

Reborn
07-10-2017, 08:04 PM
Thanks to all who posted here. As usual I appreciate the diversity of opinions and I DO like to hear from those who disagree with me. However, I don't appreciate the kind of attacking that one often hears by students in Middle School and 5th grade. I am sure that members of GUBoards do not have to read these kind of juvenile statements that seem to appear on chat boards all across America. Yes! Thank God that we only have to put up with a handful of them. According to people writing on this thread there does seem to only be a handful. It's quite obvious who they are. And thank God that the majority of people who post here do know how to disagree as well as listen to others who disagree in a mature way. Finally. I also want to thank those of you who have stuck to the topic of this discussion.

75Zag
07-10-2017, 08:21 PM
. . . even UW law school graduates can chase ambulances. ;)
My best marketing idea ever was to post tasteful advertisements for my firm's personal injury attorneys on the ceiling inside all of the local ambulances, but my stick-in-the-mud partners (the guys from Harvard) would not let me do it. Now, back to the topic.

Go Bulldogs!

Reborn
07-10-2017, 08:39 PM
I appreciate the theory behind the original post. If someone starts a post on "Apples", I don't particularly want to read about "Peaches" or "Grapefruit" as I make my way down the thread.
But somebody else in this thread suggested that whenever players are discussed, the comments should be limited to only those which will be cherished by the friends and family of the player and perhaps printed out and posted on the refrigerator door in the player's mom's house. That I strongly disagree with. If one of you says "XXX - the latest walk-on guard at GU - is the greatest guard to play basketball in the history of the world", I reserve the right to disagree and to point out that there are 300 other guards who are head-and-shoulders above XXX.
Last I checked, the point of a discussion board was to discuss things, not to kiss somebody's hindquarters with false praise and nonsensical comments.

Go Bulldogs!

I agree, '75. I doubt that there are very many posters who think like the one you just quoted. A good discussion does include different points of view, and I'm glad that there are some who feel like the person whom you were quoting. This person also needs to be heard even though very few would agree with him. Just as there are those who agree with your passionate reaction. Most people, I imagine, share opinions somewhere between the two of you. I disagree with Jazz's assessment that most fans here tend to think and post like the person you are quoting.

thebigsmoove
07-11-2017, 03:59 AM
Here is a concept for everyone, how about we post things and then discuss them without everyone being upset that conversations go in separate directions. Lets be real here, if you are on this forum, then you are already looking to waste time hemming and hawing with the rest of us, stop complaining about time being wasted reading comments you feel dont stay on topic, ESPECIALLY when the person who mentions them specifically states "OT" at the beginning of their comment, ala the lakers discussion in the Fiba thread. The complaining is about as immature as any one comment ive ever seen here, if you are truly a mature adult who is capable of having an intelligent discussion, then why even spend your time complaining about intelligent discourse? Jeez.

jazzdelmar
07-11-2017, 05:16 AM
Here is a concept for everyone, how about we post things and then discuss them without everyone being upset that conversations go in separate directions. Lets be real here, if you are on this forum, then you are already looking to waste time hemming and hawing with the rest of us, stop complaining about time being wasted reading comments you feel dont stay on topic, ESPECIALLY when the person who mentions them specifically states "OT" at the beginning of their comment, ala the lakers discussion in the Fiba thread. The complaining is about as immature as any one comment ive ever seen here, if you are truly a mature adult who is capable of having an intelligent discussion, then why even spend your time complaining about intelligent discourse? Jeez.

New here?

thebigsmoove
07-11-2017, 05:46 AM
New here?

not really, but my attention has been sporadic at times.

jazzdelmar
07-11-2017, 06:48 AM
not really, but my attention has been sporadic at times.

Stick around, we can always use critical thinking.

thebigsmoove
07-11-2017, 06:59 AM
Stick around, we can always use critical thinking.

Assuming the forum police dont kick me out, i may just do that. :)

GoZag
07-11-2017, 07:36 AM
did anyone see the home run derby last night? Judge was a beast

Ezag
07-11-2017, 08:15 AM
Haha, Judge was a beast! That being said, when a thread topic getting sidetracked every now and then, it is really no different then most normal people conversations. I don't sweat it. Today is Amazon Prime Day!

mgadfly
07-11-2017, 09:20 AM
Why is this thread even allowed to remain on this Board? In its opening paragraph it purports to be about conduct and procedure throughout the various forums on the GU Boards. This is off-topic in the men's basketball board. It is definitely more off topic than the Zach Collins thread that was banished to the old dogs forum even though he's been gone from GU for approximately six seconds.

Please post in the appropriate board (don't hijack my Men's basketball board!)!!!!

Martin Centre Mad Man
07-11-2017, 05:02 PM
My best marketing idea ever was to post tasteful advertisements for my firm's personal injury attorneys on the ceiling inside all of the local ambulances, but my stick-in-the-mud partners (the guys from Harvard) would not let me do it. Now, back to the topic.

Go Bulldogs!

One better for personal injury lawyer marketing: some guy set up his personal injury practice in the biggest auto body repair shop in Leesville, LA.

thegloriousgoateeofKP
07-11-2017, 09:57 PM
be thankful for the relative lack of trolls on this board compared to almost every other sports message board in the world. This is relatively oasis of peace and civility and frankly, sanctimonious lectures like this are typically blood in the water to typical trollish denizens of the web.

+1

Seriously, this is an AMAZING message board relative to what most other top 50 college basketball programs have. Not that it can't be better, but this place is a godsend