November 19, 2002

What is up with the College football post?! I thought we agreed not to post gargantuan posts?!

posted by StarFucker to navel gazing at 08:28 AM - 27 comments

Well, I'm not sure anyone actually agreed to it, but maybe we can continue and finalize the discussion (one way or the other) in this thread. :)

posted by tieguy at 09:36 AM on November 19, 2002

I like the college football post. I don't mind the long posts as long as it's packed with good info, and all of them have been good so far.

posted by jbou at 10:10 AM on November 19, 2002

I had to decrease my fonts size because of that post. I'd like to see them a little shorter, but it was a great wrap-up post, good job thescoop.

posted by corpse at 10:12 AM on November 19, 2002

I don't think anyone is saying that the posts shouldn't be so long and content worthy. I think the main point of the conversation is to put, say, the first paragraph on the front page and the rest as a (More Inside) as the first comment. All of the recaps have been great so far. I hope they stick for the long run.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:39 AM on November 19, 2002

My personal opinion is that all but the first paragraph should be posted as a comment. I appreciate the work that's going into these posts, but they make it impossible to scan the links on the front page.

posted by rcade at 10:44 AM on November 19, 2002

Oh, stop it, guys. I think that, as a Beat Reporter myself, and as a fan of Barry White, I speak for all of us pseudo-bloggers when I say: [cue ol' funky disco love music] This beat reporting thing is a labor of love. Luuuv, baby. And when you put your love into labor, baby, you want to see your love up on the front page, baby. Not split in two, baby. Noooooo. So, let me give you all my love, sugar. Don't put it on the shelf, honey (or on two pages). 'Cause it's all about love, baby. Yeaaaah. [cue background vocals - "ooooooooooh" - and fade] That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:17 AM on November 19, 2002

Masturbation is a labor of love too. Doesn't mean I want to see other people doing it.

posted by rcade at 11:57 AM on November 19, 2002

rcade, you'd pay good money to see Anna Kornikova center court at Roland Garos practicing some self love.

posted by jbou at 01:55 PM on November 19, 2002

Yeah, I know I'm being critical here, but I do want to say that these have been utterly great, for /all/ the sports. I don't mean to squash anyone's labor of love, trust me. I just want each one not utterly seizing the entire front page.

posted by tieguy at 03:04 PM on November 19, 2002

But perhaps the very prominence of the wrap-up serves a purpose, as it makes it so that anyone intending to start a new [insert sport here] thread will see that there is already a thread which address the sport.

posted by joehyuk at 09:27 PM on November 20, 2002

I don't want it to do that, joehyuk, otherwise we'll have nothing other than these mega-posts (since basically every sport is covered by one of them.)

posted by tieguy at 08:31 AM on November 21, 2002

My bad. I have to start checking the Locker Room more frequently. I'd like to suggest that maybe we just post "NFL Report Week 6 (inside)" or some such, and then have the whole body of the text in the comments section. Or do you think this would lead to double posts? I think it would make the front page a lot nicer to look at. Although I have to admit that I find worldcup2002 oddly persuasive.

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:08 PM on November 22, 2002

Why one or two of the most impressive links, then a nice [more inside]? Doesn't clutter the front page that way.

posted by Discman at 04:26 AM on November 23, 2002

Should read "why not."

posted by Discman at 04:26 AM on November 23, 2002

djacobs, I feel the same way. I suppose if we had thirty posts a day it would be difficult to go through, but I like coming to SportsFilter and having something to read. I suppose I could always click to the thread, but it's nice to see a new splash of text that someone has worked on. I imagine that this will be an ongoing discussion.

posted by jacknose at 11:44 AM on November 23, 2002

djacobs, that thread was referring to people putting 3000+ word posts on their personal blogs. I don't care what anyone does with their personal blogs. But community blogs are much different. I think a lot of stuff gets lost in the bohemith posts. I've already mentioned that I'm for the (more inside). If I'm in the minority, I can deal with that. I'm not going to leave SpoFi or anything.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:51 PM on November 23, 2002

So are we doing the (more inside) way or what? The NFL post today took up the entire front page for me. I don't care either way we do it, let's just get somewhat uniform.

posted by elsoltano at 06:39 AM on November 25, 2002

Yeah, took up the entire front page for me too. Glad I bothered to scroll down or I wouldn't have noticed the college basketball post.

posted by tieguy at 08:45 AM on November 25, 2002

is it really necessary to post a blurb about every game on the front page? sure the thread can open for discussion about every game, but the front page round-up seems like it should highlight the top stories. i don't read sportsfilter to find out the ravens won 13-12.

posted by danostuporstar at 10:02 AM on November 25, 2002

I did my one-liner (yemv). How you like me now? ;-p

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:02 AM on November 25, 2002

*tieguy hugs worldcup2002

posted by tieguy at 10:21 AM on November 25, 2002

Oh, yeah, baby. Hahahaha.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:33 PM on November 25, 2002

That NFL post was complete indulgence on owillis's part. He's not capable of anything else, though (that's why we love him).

posted by djacobs at 03:08 PM on November 25, 2002

I already miss worldcup's gargantuan FPPs. Hey, isn't nice to be actually having debates about SportsFilter? (One day I'll regret this statement.)

posted by jacknose at 03:18 PM on November 25, 2002

Hey, if owillis gets to do it, then we all should, no? Either way, it doesn't matter to me: Full-page or one-liner, I still gots the goods.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:22 PM on November 25, 2002

I think when there's a problem with too many posts, or weird annoying spofites who post too much or too obnoxiously (BESIDES ME - LETS GO MO) - then let's revisit this?

posted by djacobs at 08:19 PM on November 25, 2002

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