Recent Locker Room Comments by scully

Olympic protocol

Yeah, I think in this day and age if someone is truly interested in not getting results for a sport event they should use self-control and not look at the Internet, and especially not website dedicated to sport.

I do this often during footie season because I record Premiere League games to watch at more convenient times. If I learn a result then it is my own fault.

That all being said I promise to not reveal any Olympic results ... because I highly doubt I will be watching.

posted by scully at 09:29 AM on July 27, 2012

Too Much Penn State?

YYM, and probably a majority of that discussion was sport-related.

posted by scully at 03:03 PM on July 23, 2012

Too Much Penn State?

I was another advocate of less coverage of Sandusky here, but this is a sports story again. "Sandusky convicted" wasn't -- "Penn State hit with bowl ban and scholarship reductions" is.

This I will agree with, but the problem is that it seems to inevitably turn into "BURN IN HELL JOE!"

I get that child rape is one of (if not the) most horrible crimes there is, but rcade this seems to be your #1 issue on SportsFilter, Twitter, etc. It is apparently a very important issue to you personally. And more power to you for fighting it. But other than the bowl ban/scholarships/etc/etc I personally don't see it as a sport issue. *shrug*

It appears that Penn State was the subject of five front page posts in July and one in June.

Feature request... a way to click to see "< OLDER" posts. I went to see what percentage of posts are about Penn State over those two months you mentioned (minus the huddles) but couldn't see past July 06.

Along this same line, can we add the year to the stamps, especially in the Locker Room?

I have stayed out of those other threads (changed the channel, so to speak) but it seems like each turn is a new thread and I am not so sure all of the non-sport parts of this story couldn't stay on one thread. It isn't like there are so many posts being made that they roll off the front page. I agree that my comment in that thread should have been here in the Locker Room and for that I apologise. In the future would it be okay to do something like MetaFilter does and state "Locker Room" with a link to bring a side discussion here?

posted by scully at 02:30 PM on July 23, 2012

Too Much Penn State?

"...and forgotten more quickly."

This whole thing is horrible, and disgusting and sad, etc, etc, etc but I would like to suggest that for this all to be "forgotten more quickly" that this be the last thread on the front page. I get it, this is very upsetting, but it is only tangentially sport related at this point and all these threads are starting to feel like ax grinding. Perhaps those who feel the need to continue on the subject write a column about their feelings?

I agree with the more vocal of you about this topic, seriously. My family lives in western Pennsylvania, and I am far from a JoePa apologist. Some of my family members have ties to the institution as academics, and most of them care very little for college athletics. I haven't said a single word in any of these many threads. Not because I support anything the university has done or did do; in fact the opposite. But I have been avoiding SpoFi over the last few weeks because I am not interested in rehashing the subject. It is being covered elsewhere.

There are times when I am on MetaFilter and a sport-related thread pops up and it is obvious that it would be better embraced here on Sportsfilter. This topic is now one I think the opposite is true.

I watched the press conference live, and I what I am glad to have heard is that the athletes in the football program who are students (and eligible) will be able to transfer elsewhere without having to sit out for any period of time. What I wish is this was the case always, like it is for the coaches currently.

I know there are some people here who appear will only be happy when every brick of Penn State is removed and the institution closed, but that isn't going to be accomplished on a sport web site.

posted by scully at 10:10 AM on July 23, 2012

Problem posting with Google Chrome

I too am using 20.0.1132.57 (Mac / 10.7.4) and I had no trouble posting a comment, or seeing the live preview.

First thing I would do is clear all cookies associated with Sportsfilter.

Are you using any plugins/extensions that might interfere?

Next I would suggest deactivating or deleting any plugins/extensions.

The plugin that messes with most is NoScript. I forget it is installed and then spend a few moments scratching my head when something isn't displaying or I can't log in to a site.

posted by scully at 08:14 AM on July 16, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

Good to see you, and thanks!

I figure I'll just have to interview myself soon ;)

posted by scully at 09:15 PM on February 02, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

As I fought the urge to press the ban button ;)

posted by scully at 09:33 PM on January 26, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

These keys don't fit the basement lock!

I did laugh at that Bo!

posted by scully at 09:33 PM on January 26, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

My only immediate suggestion for that, insomnyuk, is for users who use Twitter to follow the SpoFi feed and "retweet" those posts they think will be interesting to their followers.

posted by scully at 06:38 PM on January 20, 2012

The Member Formerly Known as Terrapin

*likes the feel of the ban hammer in his hand*

Thanks, all. Now get back to posting and commenting!

posted by scully at 09:40 AM on January 20, 2012

Other IM Options?

My profile. It's the one place I am unlikely to switch usernames as I don't want to lose all my records :)

posted by scully at 02:01 PM on January 19, 2012

Other IM Options?

And maybe Untappd ;)

posted by scully at 12:30 PM on January 15, 2012

Other IM Options?

I think Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are a good starting point.

I use Delicious, but not socially.

posted by scully at 11:57 AM on January 15, 2012

Other IM Options?

MetaFilter has nearly hundreds of options. Drop down menus full.

posted by scully at 07:16 PM on January 14, 2012

Politics and Sports

I am frustrated by what seems like a lack of courtesy to even respond to bug posts, etc. I posted this on 19 November, and it took 6 days to receive a comment, and that was from justgary, and only after I had given up on getting a response. I mention the hard break bug in the NFL playoff pick'em thread and still no response. A few years back justgary and I were begging to have the wiki linked to the homepage, and it seemed to take months before it suddenly appeared. I don't recall ever being notified, and by the time it showed up I was so frustrated by the lack of response I stopped caring about updating or maintaining the wiki.

I have been asking for years now for my 2005 Locker Room interview to be revived. I was under the impression that was doable. If not, than I apologise.

Funny thing is the site could use all of our participation when it comes to posting; however in addition to my comments above I don't participate because I don't like the posts that are here. I know I should do something about it, but since I don't feel a part of the site because of what I outlined above, I am uninspired to do so.

If justgary has resolved to be more involved and rcade has resolved to work on the things he said above then I will do what I can to be less of a squeaky wheel and more of a participant.

I am not mad, I just hate feeling like everything falls on deaf (hearing impaired?) ears or that I am being ignored.

posted by scully at 06:07 PM on January 14, 2012

Politics and Sports

No coup, rcade. I emailed you some of my concerns before I saw your comment above. You're right. it's your site, you pay the bills. SpoFi is what one makes of it, but at the same time, what it has become is not what I recall joining.

If justgary and kirk have taken a back seat because they have been too busy to participate then fine, but perhaps you should find new moderators if that is the case. And if Kirk isn't available for site design, and you can't fix the bugs then perhaps it is time to find someone to help there. If they feel that their voices aren't being heard (like mine concerning bugs and archives) then perhaps that is something to discuss.

Angry responses like the one directed at me above don't help me in my opinion that this is a one-man show and if one doesn't like it they can leave.

posted by scully at 01:25 PM on January 12, 2012

Politics and Sports

Kirk and justgary, do you feel your voices are heard?

posted by scully at 12:26 PM on January 12, 2012

Politics and Sports

Are all three of you making decisions?

posted by scully at 10:58 AM on January 12, 2012

Politics and Sports

Is there really a Pantheon now or just you rcade?

posted by scully at 10:19 AM on January 12, 2012

All My Children ... or posts

thanks for the help.

posted by scully at 12:12 PM on November 25, 2011

Did Troy Play Dirty?

Well, he didn't blame these phantom Troy incidents on the loss. He did admit the Steelers deserved the win. But it bothers me that he is accusing a player I respect and stating these kicking incidents as fact when there doesn't seem to be any proof. No mention of the tackle on Welker, which as you say yerfatma, was a facemask, and no mention of the punched ball at the end, which is arguably illegal.

Thanks everyone. I already let it drop with him, and will simply wear my Steelers shirt at work as a silent reminder to him :)

posted by scully at 02:48 PM on November 04, 2011

Did Troy Play Dirty?

I meant I am looking for Patriots' fans (or non-Steelers fans) to comment on the allegations. Did others see these alleged kickings?

posted by scully at 07:19 AM on November 03, 2011

Did Troy Play Dirty?

I have been searching the web and news sites for Troy's name plus "dirty" "kicked" etc, etc, and all that is turning up is the punched ball at the end of the game.

Patriots' fans?

posted by scully at 03:36 PM on November 02, 2011

Do you do that Google+ thing?

I think they MAY have closed the backdoor hack, but I will try and send something to you, Gary.

posted by scully at 09:26 AM on July 02, 2011

Do you do that Google+ thing?

I use rickscully as my gmail handle, and am trying out Google+ as of today.

posted by scully at 08:11 PM on July 01, 2011

Diaspora - The Friendster Killer


posted by scully at 07:26 AM on December 31, 2010

Diaspora - The Friendster Killer

I am interested, NoMich, if there are invites left. rickscully using the gmail thing.

posted by scully at 02:18 PM on December 30, 2010

Turtles in the big bad city

Man these crickets are loud.

posted by scully at 10:31 AM on October 17, 2010

SportsFilter is a sponsor of Ben Saunders's Scott Antarctic Expedition 2011-2012

Yes. Well done, wc2002.

posted by scully at 08:08 AM on July 15, 2010

FPP Yanked?

was it a double?

posted by scully at 10:30 PM on June 18, 2010

World Cup Talk

Reminder on spofi chat for those who may need it.

posted by scully at 09:15 PM on June 09, 2010

World Cup Talk

MrB: I will gladly take that job :)

posted by scully at 01:51 PM on June 08, 2010

World Cup Talk

Cisse! I plan to be on #sportsfilter on IRC and campfire for any games I am able to watch live.

posted by scully at 06:05 AM on June 08, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

yeah, but I think I am paraphrasing.

posted by scully at 05:36 PM on May 27, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

I'm more like Tom Joad.

posted by scully at 07:36 AM on May 27, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

On preview...

Oh, and FUCK YEAH to swearing a fuck awful lot, fuckin-a shit yes!!!!!!!!1

posted by scully at 09:00 PM on May 26, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?

I like the Locker Room. As much as I love the site, I don't have as much time as I'd like to keep up with main site, but I make sure I at least read all of the LR posts. Here is where the community lives.

I'm also embarrassed to say that I don't understand the huddle, so I don't participate. it seems like it is a date specific post about the days topics, whereas the LR is a place to discuss the community aspects of SpoFi.

posted by scully at 08:55 PM on May 26, 2010

Profile Updates

I was just able to update my profile on the first try. I wasn't logged in when I read this thread, logged in and it worked. FF 3.5.7 Mac 10.6.2

Maybe try logging out and in?

posted by scully at 07:35 PM on February 11, 2010

SportsFilter Turns 8

WHERE'S MY LOCKERROOM INTERVIEW from 2005 !!!!!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!


I can host the 10th anniversary party, but everyone needs to bring their own tent.

posted by scully at 09:54 AM on January 27, 2010

Viewing Bug

Can't sleep, ascii rcade will eat me

posted by scully at 11:00 AM on December 14, 2009

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?

chiming in to say I agree with what bperk said: "I like moderating that keeps the discussions civil and mostly intelligent, but not censored".

In fact, rcade, since this has come up as an issue, I would suggest adding a checkbox on the signup page making someone state for the record they are over 13. I know that kerrycindy is the parent with the account, but I think since we aren't PG-13 it is probably a good idea to state that somewhere, so parents can make the decision for themselves without having to comb the archives, etc.

posted by scully at 10:49 AM on November 06, 2009

Banhammer Requested

I am confused to. Maybe some moderating has occurred in the mean time.

posted by scully at 04:12 PM on August 31, 2009

New Comment Count When?

Thanks, rcade.

*stops squeaking* (for now)

posted by scully at 11:45 AM on July 02, 2009

New Comment Count When?

I find SpoFi to be a glorified RSS aggregator without the new comment count. I can't participate if I don't know where I left off last because there is (as The Police said) "too much information running through my brain".

posted by scully at 08:43 AM on July 01, 2009

FPP format question

I just want the recent comments feature back so participation in the site as a community is easier. Without them I can't find the time to check every thread in which I have an interest to see if there have been additions.

posted by scully at 07:06 AM on May 01, 2009

Dupe Post and Spam Comment

rcade must be still asleep after a night bingeing on bonbons and grape KoolAid.

posted by scully at 07:46 AM on April 02, 2009

March Madness Chat

Sorry. I am under the weather and found out I couldn't sit upright for as long as I had hoped.

As for campfirenow, one should be able to log in as a guest, but to get an account one needs to contact DrJohnEvans

posted by scully at 08:09 PM on March 19, 2009

Suggestions Needed for Sidebar Links

I just noticed that the wiki is only accessible from the homepage and not any of the (many) navigations in the locker room.

posted by scully at 07:14 PM on March 18, 2009


I even had the text smaller (using Firefox), but at readable font sizes I can't see anything to the right below the ads.

Increasing the font size makes the posted text legible, but the text field HUGE and the box bleeds BEYOND the background green!

posted by scully at 11:50 AM on March 12, 2009


There's a lot of real estate to the left of this form (side nav on rest of site) that probably could be reclaimed. Or change the css level for the ads?

I know one can block ads, but that's not the point. :)

posted by scully at 11:47 AM on March 12, 2009

Suggestions Needed for Sidebar Links

Completely different entities. There is a link in the opening paragraph of the wiki where the creation of SpoFi is mentioned. Personally I think that is enough.

Thanks for the linky love, rcade. Now I hope folks will take the time to add to the wiki. For the record, people can simply type to get to the wiki as well.

posted by scully at 10:36 AM on March 04, 2009

Comment Formatting

I imagine that rcade has a lot on his plate as it is, and The New Sportsfilter seems to be mostly roll-your-own, so delegating is probably nearly impossible at this point.

I also think rcade has done a great job of patching the site back together to look like the old one. There are a few "must have" features that would be nice to see such as the new comments, but all-in-all I am happier than I was a few months ago. I seem to visit the actual site rather than just the feed. I'm still interested in seeing a wiki implemented, but that's probably because I did a lot of reading learning to use it and trying to make it look nice. It is certainly not a "must have" .... like ... say... MY INTERVIEW!!! *ahem* sorry... where was I? Oh, yes... I think rcade's doing a bang-up job, but there's work to be done ... so quit moonlighting as a bloody MLS reporter.

posted by scully at 03:34 PM on March 01, 2009

Comment Formatting

I think a footer link would be fine too.

posted by scully at 01:59 PM on February 25, 2009

Comment Formatting

I only recall you asking people for suggestions but never a response. Sorry if I missed it, but without new comments it's hard to keep up ;)

posted by scully at 01:16 PM on February 25, 2009

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chiming in here to say I miss the updated comment count and I am still waiting for wiki love... or some official statement from rcade as to why he constantly ignores it.

posted by scully at 10:57 AM on February 25, 2009

rcade newest MLS reporter

Yet another thing that is effed up about MLS. They play in the summer while most other leagues are on break. I often hear the excuse is "who would want to play in Chicago in December?" I don't follow MLS so i had no clue that DC United was the closest team to a person in Florida. It seems that the solution now is simple. Close down the Chicao Fire (and all the other northern teams) and play in the south during the normal footie season.


posted by scully at 07:33 AM on February 18, 2009

Comment Formatting

Apple has a video for one solution.

This article spells out the other methods.

posted by scully at 07:08 PM on February 07, 2009

Comment Formatting

Good link BoKnows posted, but are you trying to migrate? If so, Mac has a migration application too.

posted by scully at 10:15 AM on February 05, 2009

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testing in Safari 3.2.1 (Leopard) and not having the issue described above.

on edit, still no issues

posted by scully at 08:19 PM on February 03, 2009

Comment Formatting

ok, looks like I have to actually make a change for the rest of the line breaks to return after an edit.

posted by scully at 03:32 PM on February 03, 2009