Recent Locker Room Comments by kirkaracha

Logged out

Logging in sets cookies for both with and without the www, and logging out deletes cookies for both. At least, it's supposed to. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The ColdFusion code is really simple, so it's exasperating to try to fix, and since we're in the process of moving to something different and it's not a huge problem, I'm inclined to leave it alone for now.

posted by kirkaracha at 04:16 PM on March 09, 2006

Everyone hates me because I Mac...

I use Safari, too. I thought that Safari couldn't handle the JavaScript, but if there's a workaround we can use it.

posted by kirkaracha at 03:00 PM on March 04, 2006


I'm open to both editing and deleting posts (I've occasionally posted things with mistakes or double-posted without catching it first), but if we do it we'll have to wait until we get everything switched over. I don't think I'd want a longer window for deleting or editing posts than for comments, because the idea for both is to make a quick fix. Futzing around unti it's perfect is what preview is for. crappy posts that link back to Once we get switched over we'll be able improve how we test for stuff like this.

posted by kirkaracha at 02:57 PM on March 04, 2006

brokeback html

I deleted the post. everett's days here are probably numbered.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:20 PM on February 24, 2006

I finally have Olympic fever!

We decided to take the remove the Olympics version of the logo.

posted by kirkaracha at 01:10 PM on February 11, 2006

I finally have Olympic fever!

We've used the rings before. I forget who made the logo. We'll cease if we're told to, and possibly desist, too.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:31 PM on February 10, 2006

Broken Logo?

The logo on the home page has never been a link because you're already on the home page. There are logos with a hockey puck and a golf ball, whuch aren't used on the current site but will be used in the redesigned site, which is coming this summer to a theater near you.

posted by kirkaracha at 11:37 AM on May 14, 2005

Where's mah column?

You mean this column? (Which I just approved.)

posted by kirkaracha at 06:11 PM on January 30, 2005

Editing Posts

We're not really monitors, more of a cabal, but we're the only ones that can edit or delete posts and comments. Do you want to change or delete a post, or is this just for reference?

posted by kirkaracha at 01:43 PM on January 26, 2005

2005 SpoFi NFL Pick 'em Contest

I fixed the table formatting. And I'm bracing for another soul-crushing Vikings loss. Clearly I am not smart.

posted by kirkaracha at 08:48 AM on January 09, 2005

New Members

The Big Lebowski is the Coens' take on Sam Spade/Raymond Chandler I'd say that The Big Lebowski is the Coens' take on Robert Altman's 1973 The Long Goodbye, which was his modernized, pot-heavy, LA take on Sam Spade/Raymond Chandler. (It's more trippy and less funny.)

posted by kirkaracha at 12:15 PM on December 09, 2004


Wow. Great trip, and amazing photos.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:15 PM on November 17, 2004

Ping Pony Request

"pMachine will 'ping' every time you submit an entry" and we can modify it to ping other URLs.

posted by kirkaracha at 08:11 PM on October 30, 2004

slight link breakage

I fixed the locker room bubbles. I couldn't reproduce the problem with the bubbles on the main page comments, so I guess it fixed itself.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:58 PM on October 19, 2004

Etiquette request

I set up a thread on the front page.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:32 PM on October 12, 2004

We don't have permalinks to individual comments anymore?

The Locker Room main page and comments page should now look and act the same as their main page counterparts. We definitely want to be consistent, but as justgary mentioned it's taking longer than expected to move to the new server. Since a lot of things are going to be coded differently on the new server, we don't want to spend too much time making changes now and redoing them later.

posted by kirkaracha at 02:28 PM on September 27, 2004

User page CF error

The line breaks in my comment worked in preview and on post.

posted by kirkaracha at 12:45 PM on August 16, 2004

User page CF error

The user page is fixed. MetaFilter has nothing to do with SportsFilter, so a problem here does not reflect a problem there, and vice versa.

posted by kirkaracha at 12:45 PM on August 16, 2004

Help msacheson & aacheson settle a dispute!

What's his or her name? Wouldn't it be bacheson? For baby, of course.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:25 PM on July 29, 2004

We are 1111!

Also fixed.

posted by kirkaracha at 08:23 PM on June 25, 2004

SportsFilter Customization

I took the colons out of the home page and comments page, but left them in the RSS.

posted by kirkaracha at 01:07 PM on June 16, 2004

pivo: I'll probably set a maximum width so the line lengths don't get too long. sauril: yep, the posting and preview pages are up next. gspm: I'm all about the consistent bubbles.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:59 PM on June 15, 2004

That's true, but I think the icons look nicer and are more clear, since some other weblogs use them, so I'd remove the link on the time if we remove one.

posted by kirkaracha at 02:12 PM on June 15, 2004

SportsFilter Customization

We'll have about the same number of options, so we might have to change how we handle some preferences. One thing I'm considering is using JavaScript and cookies to store the preferences for text fonts, font sizes, and opening new windows for links instead of storing that info in the database. Maybe something like ESPN Tools (at the bottom of the right column). The downside is you'd have to set those preferences once on each computer you use to visit SportsFilter, instead of them affecting multiple computers. I also want to make it more clear what profile information is public and what's only viewable to members. Here's the MetaFilter customization page. Do you know of other nice examples?

posted by kirkaracha at 02:09 PM on June 15, 2004

I'll put the footer links back tonight.

posted by kirkaracha at 11:21 AM on June 15, 2004

I just really, really liked that thread. Props to rcade for fixing my mistake.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:03 AM on June 15, 2004

They look like this. It's basically a Microsoft Word-type toolbar. This one (Editize) is Java; there are also some done in Flash, and a bunch that only work in Internet Explorer on Windows. If we used one I'd want it to be cross-browser/cross-platform.

posted by kirkaracha at 03:51 PM on June 14, 2004

Ufez Jones is right; the TextAds I placed are on DayPop and we don't make money from them. Results so far: Inteligent sport's diskourse: 0.293% click-through rate (1 click/341 views) We like to watch people play with their balls; 0.599% CTR (2 clicks/334 views)

posted by kirkaracha at 03:28 PM on May 07, 2004

Thanks for all the suggestions; I went with these two on DayPop (pending their approval):

  • Inteligent sport's diskourse
  • We like to watch people play with their balls.
I've run this on DayPop twice: Community weblog. All sports. All the time. The first time got a staggering 0.980% click-through rate; the second time, with twice as many impressions, got a disappointing 0.055%.

posted by kirkaracha at 11:57 PM on May 06, 2004

Heat 92, Wizards 84, December 19, 2003. There were no exciting moments.

posted by kirkaracha at 02:29 AM on February 06, 2004

  • minnesota vikings is no easy task
  • minnesota vikings is over
  • minnesota vikings is the nfl team that snatched the man that will soon be one of the best in the nfl
  • minnesota vikings is at best cloudy
  • minnesota vikings is planning on moving his team to the philippines
  • minnesota vikings is an african american and not of european descent as he is portrayed
  • minnesota vikings is kind of closing on me

posted by kirkaracha at 08:47 PM on August 30, 2003

This should be fixed now. Thanks for the pointer, BigCalm. You might still see "mefi" in some places; it's left over from when we bought the code from mathowie.

posted by kirkaracha at 08:40 PM on August 30, 2003

I vote for quietly deleted, for the reasons rcade mentioned.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:21 PM on August 22, 2003

I think maybe the decision to got to a *filter name was a bad one There are times when I'd agree with you. There's been some confusion in the past about whether the two sites are related (they're not), and a little bit of the less-desirable MetaFilter/MetaTalk attitude and in-jokes sometimes crosses over. There's also the question of reaching a larger audience. I figure we've probably gotten as much crossover traffic from MetaFilter as we're going to, so we've gotten about as much mileage out of the similar name as we can expect to. That said, though, I've been suprised and delighted with how SportsFilter has turned out. Delighted because we're building a community of smart, sassy, sports-loving people, and it's really seemed to gel during the last couple of months, I think due to a combination of people establishing their personas here and a critical mass of site members. It started to come together once we got about 600-650 members. I've been surprised, and pleasantly so, because the site's evolved differently than I expected it to. It's more international and less focused on the big American sports, and those are both great aspects of the site. I completely agree with rcade's assessment of the overall quality of the discussion we generally have, even though there are instances where the commentary's a bit immature.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:19 PM on August 22, 2003

I knew you had a bit of Martha Stewart in you. That's just wrong on so many levels.

posted by kirkaracha at 10:22 AM on August 12, 2003

I was drunk with power. Or just plain drunk, you make the call. Acutally, I think the tan looks nicer and goes well with the other colors. Just between us girls, it what our top-secret Pantheon area looks like. I figured since the Locker Room gets used more, it should have the prettier colors.

posted by kirkaracha at 07:04 PM on August 11, 2003

OK, so it's back to the lovely gray.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:02 PM on August 09, 2003

lets squeeze an interview in Is that what the kids are calling it these days? It's so hard to keep up.

posted by kirkaracha at 08:13 PM on July 22, 2003

I'm in, and I can bring beer and dessert.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:32 PM on July 06, 2003

Why is the front page sidebar not showing the current column, A Little Humility, Please? The column is showing its humility by hiding discreetly in the corner.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:53 PM on June 13, 2003

* Unfortunate, clueless, non-ironic alternate term: Bay Areans

posted by kirkaracha at 12:32 AM on June 03, 2003

I like worldcup2002's suggestion to add a link on the column page and rcade's suggestions. I don't really object to announcing the columns, but announcements should be treated differently than posts. They could be a different format (maybe with border and/or background) to make them visually distinctive, and they probably should only link to what they're announcing, and not have a separate page of their own with comments. But then the sidebar posts already do all of these things.

posted by kirkaracha at 08:58 AM on May 20, 2003

q3.d Any relation to Men at Work? (or men@work, I guess)

posted by kirkaracha at 02:43 PM on May 13, 2003

I can say without hyperbole that this is the greatest upset in the history of civilization.

posted by kirkaracha at 01:33 AM on May 13, 2003

The problem with saying "no ESPN links" is that we're not a hive mind all reading the same sites. I'd worry more about the uniqueness and quality of the link than about the site the link is from. ESPN has a lot of great stuff that's not just recaps. (I know, if I love ESPN so much, why don't I marry it?) If it's a good link, it's a good link. I love to see offbeat sites and the local take on things, but part of the nature of sports is that it's inherently newsy and a lot of the information is a commodity.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:35 PM on May 08, 2003

I don't mind the sweet, sweet porn and agree with having a content advisory, but kloeprich makes the key point that it's the content of the site we should consider, and the original linked site is pretty weak. As a more general matter, I don't know if it's practical to worry about the ads that other sites have. What if we link to a site and they add porn ads later? Just add a NSFW disclaimer and let people decide if they want to risk being offended or not.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:28 PM on May 08, 2003

SportsFilter: First the turd, and now this.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:47 AM on April 27, 2003

I live in San Francisco

posted by kirkaracha at 08:13 PM on April 25, 2003

I've taken out a couple of MetaFilter TextAds (same $10/10,000 impressions plan as rcade; sorry, no stats) and one on DayPop (10,000 impressions, 98 click-throughs), but it's been a while. I may take out more ads on MetaFilter, but after a certain point (and maybe it's already past?) we'll have gotten all of the crossover users we're going to, and we'll have to get members from other places. I'm also patient enough for the slow-but-sure growth we've had so far. I've been very impressed and happy with the overall high quality of the posts and commentary so far, which is why it's a little disappointing that posts like the NASCAR one don't get a lot of attention. I've tried searching for 'Sports Blog' on google, but could not find us in the first twenty pages Part of the reason for that is that we didn't have meta tags until err...about 30 seconds ago. (Although meta tags aren't as important for search engine placement as they used to be.)

posted by kirkaracha at 12:21 PM on March 10, 2003

What, no breaking of kneecaps? Just because we didn't say we broke his kneecaps doesn't necessarily mean we didn't break his kneecaps. In other words, we're not not breaking kneecaps.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:51 PM on February 27, 2003

Thanks for the detective work, Samsonov14. Of course, fake moustaches are not part of the official uniform, so that will have to come out of your budget. I would've done the same thing as rcade once I saw Samsonov14's detective report. I thought the post was borderline without the e-mail connection, but with it it's definitely spam.

posted by kirkaracha at 01:21 PM on February 26, 2003

Samsonov14, how do you know he's at I don't see that address in his profile or on their site.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:53 PM on February 25, 2003

Oh, I see. I thought "SF" meant "San Francisco," not "StarFucker." I regret the error.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:24 AM on January 17, 2003

SF: wtf? Sports bar, or someone's house? I could host, but I have a lamentably small TV.

posted by kirkaracha at 10:06 PM on January 16, 2003

I play in three rec outdoor coed soccer leagues: two of them are small field, 7-on-7; the other one's regular full-field 11-on-11 (which was a big adjustment after five years of 7-on-7). Thanks to San Francisco's climate, I play year-round. I've also played some indoor soccer, 5-on-5 on a basketball court, and regular 7-on-7 on the cute miniature field. I like indoor, but the 5-on-5 team I play on is taking a break, and the 7-on-7 league isn't run very well.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:26 AM on November 15, 2002

There's no deleting in SportsFilter, or editing either, for the reason that mkn cited.

posted by kirkaracha at 12:55 PM on October 24, 2002

We're working on a submission form, which will be in ColdFusion, the same as the rest of the site. Matt Haughey is setting it up for us, so you might want to see if you could get him to set it up for you.

posted by kirkaracha at 10:33 AM on August 01, 2002

Samsonov14, since you limited the list to 10 I wouldn't bump anybody off, but I've enjoyed your comments and postings.

posted by kirkaracha at 10:22 AM on July 25, 2002

worldcup2002: I added a note in the sidelines, and in a bit of Orwellian revisionist history, I edited your first post to have the correct ID and deleted the post about the corrections (since this all could've been in one post). And please cut out the genuflecting; it makes us self-conscious.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:54 PM on July 24, 2002

Edited to show the correct ID.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:52 PM on July 24, 2002