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Old Thu Aug 29, 2019, 03:18pm
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I'm surprised you didn't lock it since it was resurrected after 6 months dormancy.
I am wondering why does anyone really care how old a topic is, if we are discussing a current situation? Having been on other forums similar to this one, people bring up several-year-old topics often. After all, what was said before does kind of apply to today on some level, doesn't it? Why does it matter at all if someone comments, unless they are being totally disrespectful or doing something unprofessional? Did the ideas of this topic change in 6 months?

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Old Thu Aug 29, 2019, 03:20pm
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I am wondering why does anyone really care how old a topic is, if we are discussing a current situation? Having been on other forums similar to this one, people bring up several-year-old topics often. After all, what was said before does kind of apply to today on some level, doesn't it? Why does it matter at all if someone comments, unless they are being totally disrespectful or doing something unprofessional? Did the ideas of this topic change in 6 months?

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I don't necessarily disagree with you. My point was that the mods generally lock a thread that's revived after being idle for awhile.
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Old Thu Aug 29, 2019, 03:30pm
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I don't necessarily disagree with you. My point was that the mods generally lock a thread that's revived after being idle for awhile.
I was not really asking just you, but those that would know. Bob was once a moderator. What is the big deal about a 6-month-old thread?

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Old Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:35pm
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I was not really asking just you, but those that would know. Bob was once a moderator. What is the big deal about a 6-month-old thread?

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Agree.

In fact, continuing in an old thread of the correct topic probably makes things easier for people to follow rather than having 10 different threads about the same thing with the same questions/issues being discussed again and again.
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Old Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:45am
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Agree.

In fact, continuing in an old thread of the correct topic probably makes things easier for people to follow rather than having 10 different threads about the same thing with the same questions/issues being discussed again and again.
Except that 99% of the time, a thread is resurrected by someone (usually a "newer" member who just adds essentially a "me too" comment).

If there was new / changed information, then that might be useful -- but it rarely happens.

I first posted something like this back on the McGriff's board (I think), but threads should be locked after x days of no activity, or after x posts (either we have a consensus by then, or there's none to be reached and the thread just degenerates into a re-hash of the various opinions). And, no pictures (they rarely add anything), and an individual should only be able to post once per thread per period of time.
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Old Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:21pm
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I first posted something like this back on the McGriff's board (I think), but threads should be locked after x days of no activity, or after x posts (either we have a consensus by then, or there's none to be reached and the thread just degenerates into a re-hash of the various opinions). And, no pictures (they rarely add anything), and an individual should only be able to post once per thread per period of time.
That makes too much sense bob.
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Old Mon Sep 02, 2019, 10:46pm
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We call the northeast corner the "Quiet Corner" although the northwest corner is pretty quiet as well, except when the bears are growling, the fisher cats are screaming, and the coyotes are howling.

This map must look foreign to those of you who live in a state with dozens and dozens of counties.
Reminds me of the classic Van Halen concert in New Haven. (This thread just became 96% irrelevant.)
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Old Fri Sep 06, 2019, 03:42pm
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I always found it odd that the Fed would allow such a critical process/procedure left up to individuals/states/associations.

Whenever I hear any official describing what the "correct" procedure is with regards to last second shots/end of period, they're always seem so emphatic that their way is the correct way...I like to ask them to show me exactly where they read it. Always **crickets**.
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Maybe their way is the correct way for their area or state association. The IAABO book tells officials not to blow the whistle unless ruling a shot was not released in time, so officials in IAABO boards follow that procedure. Officials officiating for non-IAABO associations do things the NFHS way, including blowing the whistle at the end of the period no matter what.
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Old Sat Sep 07, 2019, 10:09am
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Or officials do what they are taught to do and it is is not in any book. There are so many things we do that are not written down in a book.

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Old Sat Sep 07, 2019, 11:31am
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Or officials do what they are taught to do and it is is not in any book. There are so many things we do that are not written down in a book.
Point to floor for two point field goal try when shooter has a foot touching three point line.

We do this (above) in Connecticut (and I'm aware that it's also done in many other areas across the country, including non-IAABO areas). Connecticut is 100% IAABO mechanics but this signal is not published in any IAABO mechanics manual that I'm aware of. Some of us have tried to get it added to the IAABO (International) mechanics manual on several occasions, but the Grand Poobahs won't go for it.

We also do this, also not published anywhere:

Coaching boxes must be marked, if not, home team will lose the coaching box, visiting team will have the coaching box, notify commissioner.

Note: This (above) has been approved by our state interscholastic sports governing body.

Both are "official" here in Connecticut. Rookies are taught to do both, both are often mentioned at meetings, it may be in our interpreter's written notes, or written in member's notebooks, but they're not "published" anywhere.

Yet another example of, "When in Rome ..."
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Old Sat Sep 07, 2019, 11:38am
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I swear that some people wouldn't be able to take a leak at halftime if the topic wasn't covered in a manual.


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Old Sat Sep 07, 2019, 11:55am
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I swear that some people wouldn't be able to take a leak at halftime if the topic wasn't covered in a manual.
It's already covered, Mark Padgett's First Rule of Officiating.
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It's already covered, Mark Padgett's First Rule of Officiating.


https://orjewishlife.com/mark-padget...-and-politics/

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I swear that some people wouldn't be able to take a leak at halftime if the topic wasn't covered in a manual.
Makes one ponder how basketball games were officiated before the invention of written language.
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