April 20, 2004


posted by gspm to editorial policy at 04:19 PM - 18 comments

Can we make better use of the sidebar? It gets very little use and there are useless items in there that stretch back to last year. Sticky links to the lockerroom discussions about the NHL and NBA playoffs would be useful. It would have also been useful to link to the NCAA baskteball tourney discussion that got bumped from the lockerroom front page with increased lockerrom activity. I have very little current interest in quick access to an early season NBA picks column that was posted on Dec 2nd. But there is life to be had in some lockerroom discussions outside of the latest 10.

posted by gspm at 04:23 PM on April 20, 2004

A thread that starts with a word with too many a's in it has to be followed by a link to Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!

posted by BigCalm at 05:45 PM on April 20, 2004

That was hilarious, BC. A few weeks ago in Fark, someone created a thread where you replaced a word in a famous quote with "melons," and William was my choice.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:34 PM on April 20, 2004

sidebaaaaaah. /bostonian.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:56 PM on April 20, 2004

Soidebar? /Brummy I'm now eagerly awaiting the 500th lockerroom post. Hopefully it will be something suitably inane.

posted by BigCalm at 01:35 PM on April 21, 2004

Good point. We've talked in the past about putting some sports RSS headline feeds there also, to make something useful out of that space while we are being laggards. Does anyone know of any good top sports headline RSS feeds?

posted by rcade at 01:42 PM on April 21, 2004

You could always check out the Yahoo! RSS feed.

posted by rocketman at 01:49 PM on April 21, 2004

Can we make better use of the sidebar? It gets very little use and there are useless items in there that stretch back to last year. The sidebar was originally slated as a showcase for user columns, something that has never really taken off, which is why its purpose has been a little iffy so far. That said, I agree with you and we do need to make better use of it. I also want to note that when there is ever a thread or fantasy league or anything else that a member wants to be highlighted/mentioned in the locker room is all it takes to get it there (if we don't notice it first).

posted by justgary at 01:52 PM on April 21, 2004

admittedly i didn't think about nominating particular threads for inclusion on the sidebar. that is a solution that works. I was really just spurred by the NHL playoff predictions thread dropping from the lockerroom front when there seemed to be decent potential for discussion to continue there now that the first round is over. there are big (and predictable) events that are picked over with many links on the front page but also appear in the lockerroom where more general discussions occur.

posted by gspm at 02:55 PM on April 21, 2004

is there a way we, as readers/members of spofi, could nominate the thread by some sort of voting mechanism? maybe it shows up under the title of the thread as a link: posted by gspm to Editorial Policy at 4:19 PM PST (9 comments total) (nominate this post/thread for the sidebar)

posted by jerseygirl at 02:59 PM on April 21, 2004

ESPN has some feeds.

posted by pivo at 03:09 PM on April 21, 2004

I've got a few in my bloglines account (c.f.), but they're fairly New England-centric.

posted by yerfatma at 04:08 PM on April 21, 2004

BBC Sports Premiership

posted by billsaysthis at 04:49 PM on April 21, 2004

hey, where did the playoff hockey league thing go?

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:02 PM on April 21, 2004

Funny, the pool was just asking me the same thing about you. NHL Playoff Pool. Now don't tell me you want me to look up your username and password too.

posted by gspm at 01:18 AM on April 22, 2004

Jgirl, do I think that's a good idea? Yes. Do I think it will happen soon? No. (We move at the speed of a snail if you have not noticed ;)

posted by justgary at 01:55 AM on April 22, 2004

Ah well. Maybe next year! ;)

posted by jerseygirl at 10:53 AM on April 22, 2004

^^^^^^ Match the saying with the poster.

posted by gspm at 11:41 AM on April 22, 2004

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