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Old Fri Sep 26, 2003, 10:38am
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Of the seven forums I follow, this has been my favorite, mainly because of the participants. But when two of the stronger participants spend more time beating up each other than adding to my knowledge and understanding of the sport, that declines. Most of us find time to follow and try to contribute to the forum, but time is scarce, so let's use it constructively. I disagree strongly with some comments and behaviors expressed in this forum, but I hope I don't waste your time with personal battles.

[Edited by CecilOne on Sep 29th, 2003 at 10:19 AM]
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Old Sat Sep 27, 2003, 04:49pm
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I haven't seen any childish antics from you. You are a worthy addition to the discussions.

It is funny how some obviously get their jollies by being contrary and then battling to the death.... back and forth... back and forth.... defending their ... defending their... usually after about 2 or three back and forths I tend to forget, as do they, what it is they are defending.

It seems like every forum I frequent has at least one that takes this position. And I think you are right - it doesn't add much of anything to the discussion. They ought to just do personal e-mails back and forth.

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Old Sat Sep 27, 2003, 10:12pm
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I enjoy the discussions here quite a bit and have learned a few things from them. However, I am curious. Could you list off a few more of the forums you were talking about? I'd like to look at them too.

The disagreements here, while not fun to read, are not near as bad as some of the other sites.

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Old Sun Sep 28, 2003, 05:08am
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Rich,

Here is one of the better ones....

http://www.eteamz.com/fastpitch/boards/softballumpire/

I would also like to view some of the other, however,
there is one I don't want. {Mcgrifs}

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Old Sun Sep 28, 2003, 07:36am
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Here is one of the better ones....
I agree with you that McGriff's, because if its unmonitored format where no one has to register, lends itself to spam and flames.

As for eteamz, I disagree and believe it is nothing but a big marketing site. I have in the past received spam for that site that was generated when one of their senior "partners" collected my e-mail address from another board. Because of the circumstances, I realize who had done this. I posted a warning on that board and also challenged that person directly. They not only admitted to doing it, but argued with me vehemently about how there was nothing wrong with spam and that he would continue doing this.

After seeing this post here, I visited the site this morning. Several of the post I saw there were questions listed at other sites, too. In the time that I reviewed approximately 10-15 different pages, I received two pop-up ads for different products. With pop-up ads, the large number of "partners" they list and all the links they have for different services, it appears that they continue to have fiscal goals as the highest priority.

Only the opinion of someone who admittedly hates spammers with a passion.
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Old Sun Sep 28, 2003, 02:10pm
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Yeah, thanks, I've already been visiting the eteamz web site. I like this one better.

Any other suggestions?
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Any other suggestions?
FED has a board at http://www.nfhs.org, but I think it's about the same as here. On that board there are a number of less experienced folks and some responses to their questions or misinterpretations seem to be a bit terse.
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Those two are the other softball forums I meant. The others are soccer and miscellaneous, but same providers.
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Yes, stealing adds to the game, one reason FP is better.
Do you think statements like this may be the cause of some of the "disagreements" for which you don't particularly care to read?

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Yes, stealing adds to the game, one reason FP is better.
Do you think statements like this may be the cause of some of the "disagreements" for which you don't particularly care to read?
1) That was not an insult, just a preference, partly intended to tease you and I know we won't get into a flame war. Guess I should have put in a smilie.
2) Comparing two sports, two rules, two types of equipment, etc. is a long way from insulting other members or accusing each other of deliberately baiting.
3) Not a question of what disagreements I personally care to read, but mainly because we need our wiser members to contribute positively to this forum.
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Old Tue Sep 30, 2003, 04:08pm
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Originally posted by CecilOne
Yes, stealing adds to the game, one reason FP is better.
Do you think statements like this may be the cause of some of the "disagreements" for which you don't particularly care to read?
1) That was not an insult, just a preference, partly intended to tease you and I know we won't get into a flame war. Guess I should have put in a smilie.
2) Comparing two sports, two rules, two types of equipment, etc. is a long way from insulting other members or accusing each other of deliberately baiting.
3) Not a question of what disagreements I personally care to read, but mainly because we need our wiser members to contribute positively to this forum.

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Hey Guys and Gals,

Here is a FP website that only 3 umpires usually participate and we need your help! (hahahaha) It's Mike Rowe, another Atlanta umpire--Steve Marcus and I up against coaches, parents and instructors. We can use some fresh ideas and approaches. It's a pretty good board, I think:




http://fpf.dynip.com:8080/~1/login



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I quit participating after the board was taken over by Gene, the proselytizing atheist.
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I quit participating after the board was taken over by Gene, the proselytizing atheist.
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