February 11, 2007

Dated Sample Post: In light of the Colt's recent Super Bowl victory perhaps it is time to retire justgary's sample post that accompanies the "post a link" page and use another example? If so, what posts are good candidates to make the jump to The Show?

posted by scully to feature requests at 09:08 PM - 38 comments

Really?

posted by jerseygirl at 04:51 AM on February 12

Ah, screw it, Colts fans can just deal.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:10 AM on February 12

Well, I was staring at the post screen last night trying to fight the urge to create a homer "Duke sucks!" post (I did it!) and I noticed the sample. Not a pressing issue. I'd much rather have my member interview back. ;)

posted by scully at 06:35 AM on February 12

I don't know that we need to change the example, but a counterexample would be a good addition, along with an explanation (for both example and counterexample) of why they're good/bad.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:48 AM on February 12

There are just bigger ponies, that's all.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:22 AM on February 12

There are no bigger ponies than my interview, dagnabbit!

posted by scully at 07:30 AM on February 12

"Redskins' Squeeze out Browns"?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:50 AM on February 12

But it reads so, well, almost like poetry, and it harkens back to a better time. I'm not biased at all.

posted by justgary at 02:54 PM on February 12

It does have a certain je ne sais quoi, but I don't know what it is.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 03:22 PM on February 12

TCP just said, "It does have a certain I don't know what, but I don't know what it is." Well done!

posted by hawkguy at 03:45 PM on February 12

I just want interviews to return. Curse you wc2k2!!!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:15 PM on February 12

We should just start up interviews again.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:13 PM on February 12

In ter views! In ter views! I would also like to propose that we (okay, wick-tick-tooey) do an interview of the next real big flaming-idjit-newbie. Think of the questions you could come up with.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:51 PM on February 12

I would also like to propose that we (okay, wick-tick-tooey) do an interview of the next real big flaming-idjit-newbie. Think of the questions you could come up with. I have a sneaking suspicion as to how that would go over:

Cameron: Why'd you kick me? Ferris: Where's your brain? Cameron: Why'd you kick me? Ferris: Where's your brain? Cameron: Why'd you kick me? Ferris: Where's your brain? Cameron: I asked you first. . . . Ferris: Now, I didn't hit you. I lightly slapped you.

posted by lilnemo at 07:12 PM on February 12

I think you are all marvelous, lovely folks. But somehow, I can't bring myself to do an interview lately. I'm not fishing for compliments. I can barely keep up with my SpoFi EPL fantasy league. I'd be more than happy for someone else to re-start the interviews. It'd be fun to be on the outside looking in. Maybe it'd make me mad and want to take it back and start over again. I thank you for your love. I kiss you.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:30 PM on February 15

You are the wind beneath my wings, wc2k2.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:32 PM on February 15

btw, what the hell happened to all my interviews? I can't get to them from my profile anymore. I've complained about this before (but of course I can't find them because the problem I'm complaining about is caused by the problem I'm complaining about!). I blame the Pantheon!!!!! If I could look lovingly upon my little babies again, perhaps my old, cold, tired heart might be warmed again, and pump new interviewing blood into my body. Perhaps I could change my format to just five questions. Introducing more and new constraints might force me to be more creative (and be more interested to do this again). Perhaps I could ask Charlie Rose or Larry King or Dave Letterman or Jon Stewart how they keep doing what they're doing? (Perhaps I could pull in six or seven figures doing this. That might help.) Perhaps y'all could identify the ONE person I should interview on my revival tour...

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:36 PM on February 15

jg: You are the wind beneath my wings, wc2k2. My god. If there's anything that will get this interview train running again, it's words of love from jg. And a picture. (I know. I risk dredging up a whole bunch of ultra-sensitive "you're a pig" criticism from people who are not jg, followed by my own implosive responses, but I will risk it because we have put some years between that incident and now. Also, I think jg has more sense-o-humor than most people. And I'm just the kidding sort.) You know, that just might work. Also, I'd love to interview this guy.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:42 PM on February 15

Crafty Sousepaw, I would greatly enjoy doing an interview of you and your baseball knowledge/history. As a KC guy who frequents the Negro League museum, walking through it and absorbing your insights on it would be a joy. Any trips to the Midwest planned in the future?

posted by hawkguy at 07:49 PM on February 15

You could always try the challenge of interviewing yourself.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:34 PM on February 15

It's cool. wc2k2 and I love Beaches. Don't let his soccer/football persona fool you. The guy loves Bette Midler.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:52 PM on February 15

JG, you are the wind beneath my wings. (like you didn't see that coming.)

posted by hawkguy at 09:10 PM on February 15

I can fly higher than an eeeeaaaa-guuuu-uuuulll...

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:42 PM on February 15

YingYang: You could always try the challenge of interviewing yourself. Ying Yang: I think Ufez already interviewed me. Of course, I can't link to it. I also would like to know how many interviews I've done in total. If I start it up again, I'd like to keep the count going. I'm geeky like that. What the heck, here's me doing five questions with myself... Q1: Self, how did you come to join SpoFi? Hell if I can remember. Do you? Q2: Nope. Why don't we move on? Why don't we? Q3. This is a lot worse than I thought it would be. What's up with the nickname? I joined around the time of the World Cup. That's probably how I found my way here, now that I think of it. But I still don't remember how exactly. Q4. What keeps you coming back? Well, it's not the interviews. Because I can't find them! And it's certainly not the poorly-constructed sentences. I'd have to say it's the occasional intriguing post. The generally intelligent discussion and erudite observations. And, of course, people who consistently crack me up or surprise me with humorous comments (mostly the "old-timers" I "grew up" with here at SpoFi.) I love the meta-discussions (jokes about the format of a discussion), the community improv of Simpsons and Monty Python and movie references, the generous exchange of gifts, virtual and real (I got a football book from Samsonov which I passed on to billsaysthis). And, of course, you can't beat the dancing banana (and other inanely funny graphics). Q5: Brings tears to my eyes. Any words of wisdom for the SpoFi community? Keep it human. Keep it real. Keep it funny.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:13 PM on February 15

Ying Yang: I think Ufez already interviewed me. Of course, I can't link to it. Indeed I did, but that was just utter revenge. I think all I learned was: Born somewhere in the Near East. Footie fan. Likes ethnic food. Lives in Bay Area. Something something StarFucker.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:45 PM on February 15

whatever happened to starfucker?

posted by goddam at 12:34 AM on February 16

Crafty Sousepaw, I would greatly enjoy doing an interview of you and your baseball knowledge/history. As a KC guy who frequents the Negro League museum, walking through it and absorbing your insights on it would be a joy. Any trips to the Midwest planned in the future? Hawkguy, your propositions are bound to be disappointing. I haven't yet made it out to the NLBM, and I would be pleased to join you for a tour, but judging from your noted experience you would be able to tell me a lot more than I would be able to tell you. As a baseball historian, I am a very mediocre baseball video producer. As far as interviews go on the baseball side, there are plenty of individuals on this site who I'm sure would be more interesting than me -- if I had to pick one, I would say justgary. I have the sinking suspicion that a probing interview with a baseball angle would be very revealing.* I am willing to volunteer as a WC2K2 replacement and conduct a few interviews. I'm as interested as everyone else in getting to the core of the fandom on this site. I can't promise to maintain the same quality, but I have a little experience in the format. *It may well be that such an interview already exists, but I don't want to belabor the issue on the missing interviews. I am confident they will reappear in good time.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 12:37 AM on February 16

I interviewed someone once or twice. Back in the day. I think I interviewed wc2k2?

posted by jerseygirl at 06:07 AM on February 16

These interviews sound pretty neat. Where can I read them? There's a link to them, right? Oh. There's not? Oh. Why not?

posted by SummersEve at 06:19 AM on February 16

One of the first things I did when I came across Spofi was read the interviews. They were quite informative and an enjoyable read.

posted by Folkways at 07:20 AM on February 16

I thought the interviews have been "gone" for much more than a year, Folkways.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:31 AM on February 16

jg: I interviewed someone once or twice. Back in the day. I think I interviewed wc2k2? I doubt it. I interviewed you, that much I know. And if you had interviewed me, you ... and I ... would have remembered it. SummersEve: These interviews sound pretty neat. Where can I read them? There's a link to them, right? Oh. There's not? Oh. Why not? Don't hurt me like that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:07 PM on February 16

Jerseygirl I'm assuming that maybe folkways lurked for a while before joined SpoFi, in which case he would have seen the interviews.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:19 PM on February 16

I thought the interviews have been "gone" for much more than a year, Folkways. Jerseygirl I'm assuming that maybe folkways lurked for a while before joined SpoFi, in which case he would have seen the interviews. Both statements are correct.

posted by Folkways at 04:35 PM on February 16

These interviews sound pretty neat. Where can I read them? There's a link to them, right? Oh. There's not? Oh. Why not? "I figured I'd better read them before I got interviewed." "Son, there ain't no interviews no more." "There was one?"

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 04:45 PM on February 16

I wouldn't mind seeing SummersEve getting interviewed just to hear the story behind the name.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:21 PM on February 16

Well, son, sometimes, a woman...well, she just doesn't feel...fresh...

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:21 AM on February 18

I'm afraid the story isn't all that great. I would, however, be very interested in learning more about The_Black_Hand, and if he plans to start any more world wars any time soon. BTW, JG, I always knew your song as a Springsteen cover, but, thanks to you I've now seen the original (youtube). Good stuff.

posted by SummersEve at 06:34 AM on February 19

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