Recent Locker Room Posts by rcade

May 29, 2018

Auto-Login Isn't Working: The server move has caused auto-login to stop working (at least for some users).

posted by rcade to bugs at 11:13 AM - 7 comments

SportsFilter Needs a Password Change Form: Ricardo requested the ability the change your password here. Now that I am cleaning up the code after the upgrade to PHP 7, I thought I would dust off the Locker Room and use it to track progress on new features and bug reports.

posted by rcade to feature requests at 11:10 AM - 1 comment

March 04, 2015

Matt Haughey is Stepping Down at MetaFilter: Since so many SportsFilter users came over from MetaFilter, I wanted to share Mathowie's news that he's removing himself from day-to-day operations at the mothership to take a new gig. He announced it today so it's a good time to go there and pay tribute to the Willie Mays of the community weblog.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 05:46 PM - 1 comment

December 12, 2014

Suggestions for SportsFilter Links: My new editorial goal is to find one good link a day to post on SportsFilter. I'm trying to avoid going for low-hanging fruit like an athlete getting into off-the-field trouble or a viral video highlight, so I am checking places where more thought-provoking sports journalism is being published. This raises a question: Where is more thought-provoking sports journalism being published?

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 10:43 AM - 4 comments

June 26, 2014

MetaFilter User Proposes New Site Called 'Sportsfilter': A MetaFilter user fired up about the World Cup has proposed the establishment of a new sister site devoted to sports. "There are quite a few people on mefi who love teh footy, and many more who love the World Cup, and it would give us a place to chat about it and not clutter up the Front Page. ... Sportsfilter is likely to be way way less a contentious place, and much quieter, as sports fans make up a smaller subset of mefites overall," writes Marienbad.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 09:18 PM - 13 comments

March 12, 2013

I Have Six Chances to Consider as Popesquatter: In the hopes of continuing my reign as popesquatter, I have the following names as dot-com domains: Clement XV, Innocent XIV, John Paul III, Leo XIV, Paul VII and Pius XIII. Don't pray for this to happen, because it could be considered tampering.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 09:29 AM - 6 comments

November 05, 2012

MetaFilter Presidential Prediction Contest: I revived a 12-year-old MetaFilter tradition today -- the presidential prediction contest. Go there for your chance to win a Threadless gift certificate and a life-sized Joe Biden.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 12:27 PM - 1 comment

September 04, 2012

Fantasy Sports Now on Front Page: The Fantasy Sports category has moved from the Locker Room to SportsFilter's front page. Use it to solicit members for leagues created for members of this site and provide updates during the season.

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 03:43 PM - 5 comments

July 23, 2012

Too Much Penn State?: Scully has suggested that the Penn State sex abuse scandal is covered too much on SportsFilter and is now only tangentially a sports story.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 12:08 PM - 19 comments

January 11, 2012

Politics and Sports: Regarding this trainwreck, the Pantheon erred in not deleting the Obama vacation tangent the moment it appeared. It has nothing to do with the president greeting championship sports teams.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 06:59 PM - 23 comments

September 28, 2011

SportsFilter and Me: Regarding the nice John Lackey meta discussion we've started, I don't mind tough scrutiny about my posts, but who are we kidding?

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 12:17 PM - 8 comments

March 12, 2011

Editing Your Own Posts and Comments: Graymatters writes, "I think it is totally unfair that rcade gets to go back and correct the errors in his posts when they are pointed out. Unless of course, there is a way that I could do the same thing?" I agree. How much time do you folks want the editing window to remain open on your own posts and comments? Do you also want to be able to delete?

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 12:05 PM - 6 comments

July 19, 2010

Discouraging Front-Page Posts: We're getting too many comments like this: "This topic is no worse than some of the other topics discussed on Spofi here lately. But that seems to be the trend here on Spofi, too many 'not front page worthy' post recently."

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 10:18 AM - 33 comments

May 18, 2010

Want to Close the Locker Room?: The daily Huddle removes some of the need for a Locker Room. Anyone in favor of moving the Fantasy category to the front page, closing the Locker Room and letting all other inside-Spofi subjects be handled in the Huddle?

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 05:09 PM - 47 comments

April 18, 2010

Profile, Posting Bugs Squashed: A security upgrade Friday hosed some comments and made it impossible to post front-page links. Those bugs appear to have been fixed. Also, the bug that prevented some users from updating their profiles has been addressed. If you're one of those people, try it out and let me know if it works. Seacrest out.

posted by rcade to bugs at 02:40 PM - 14 comments

January 25, 2010

SportsFilter Turns 8: Sunday was the eighth birthday of SportsFilter. Accomplishments of the past year include the server move, the de-redesign (to the way things were in the first place), our collective rediscovery of profanity and the time SportsFilter's admins were thisclose to banning each other. Don't make me sorry I reconsidered, Gary!

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 03:08 PM - 43 comments

December 14, 2009

Book Giveaway: Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours: I'm giving away 20 copies of my new book Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours to people who know people who want to learn Java. I can send them from you as a Christmas gift, and nobody needs to know I was involved. See the link for details.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 01:25 PM - 14 comments

November 15, 2009

Matt Haughey's Excellent Hospital Adventure: Matt Haughey, original coder of SportsFilter and a great inspiration to the site, has a post up on his personal blog today about his recent brain tumor diagnosis. The tumor appears treatable with hormones and surgery if needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Matt.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 08:13 PM - 13 comments

November 05, 2009

Should SportsFilter Think of the Children?: Kerrycindy, a new SportsFilter user with an 11-year-old son who reads the site, is upset that profanity appears here. Although we discourage some profanity and delete most profanity that's personally abusive from one member to another, we've never had a rule here to keep it as clean as a PG-13 movie. Our archives will show lots of examples of George Carlin's seven dirty words. Should we reconsider this policy and clean our act up?

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 11:38 AM - 37 comments

October 29, 2009

Hooking Delicious and Twitter to the Huddle: I'm thinking about connecting Delicious and Twitter to the huddle, so that SportsFilter users can contribute sports links and comments on those sites and have them automatically end up here. I know there are Twitter users who might use a #spofi hashtag. Anyone here actively posting sports-related bookmarks on Delicious?

posted by rcade to feature requests at 02:36 PM - 13 comments

September 30, 2009

Pushing an Agenda on SportsFilter: "I don't like to come to SPORTSFILTER, to defend my religious or political views. It's not fun. We share a common thread here and it's sports." Longtime member Tselson has a beef with the high school baptism link.

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 09:18 AM - 50 comments

September 14, 2009

On Kim Clijsters, Marriage and Childbirth: The asswhip I'm getting on the front page gives me a good opportunity to make a point. There are a lot more people with strong opinions on front-page links than there are people who post front-page links.

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 04:58 PM - 22 comments

September 10, 2009

The Sidelines are Back: SportsFilter's admins can post to the Sidelines on the front page again, so if there's something site- or community-related you'd like to see us promote, just ax. Also, we're increasing the number of categories for posts, so make your suggestions and feedback here.

posted by rcade to navel gazing at 05:23 PM - 7 comments

September 04, 2009

Comments with Profanity: There's no blanket rule against profanity on SportsFilter, but we've moderated the site to avoid becoming a community where people routinely use phrases like "piece of shit racist anti-fan fuckbag motherfuckers." Though you may be able to wield such a phrase with style, humor and panache, experience shows that most people who follow your lead will just be abusive dolts.

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 08:43 AM - 20 comments

August 23, 2009

Should SportsFilter Have a Daily Catch-All Link?: The Drudge Retort has a daily Nooner post that's an open thread for any discussion that doesn't belong in any of the existing stories. It has been a useful and popular feature. Should SportsFilter have something similar?

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 01:49 PM - 18 comments