I nuked it. If you want to retire from commenting, just do it. Don't create a drama boat thread announcing the fact that you're retiring from commenting at a site on the internet.
I'm nowhere near that prolific.
Yep. That and small perks like having an indoor full court in your house.
You're a national treasure.
As Ramzy and others have pointed out, Jim Tressel reacting to the death of one of his former players is going to get a little more leeway than the average 11W commenter. That's just something people are going to have to learn to live with. The commenting policy is in place to keep things civil and we largely avoid posting articles that may create friction with the policy.
Judgment calls will be made, however, and in this case, Tressel's response was appropriate to include in the piece. If Jim Tressel is speaking at a large church, that's not something we'll report on. If he's responding to the death of one of his former players – even if his tweet includes religious aspects – that's different. I would hope that you have the presence of mind to see that by including that tweet, we clearly weren't advocating a religious stance from an editorial perspective. With the number of these threads that pop up, I sometimes wonder.
Regarding the prayer requests, our thoughts are that if it's non-denominational, that's fine. I don't want to be the guy who squelches goodwill for an ailing friend or family member, regardless of what I personally believe. If a member is directly quoting the Bible, Torah, or Quran, then that's something that will be nuked. It's similar to how we'd allow a comment that says "Get out and vote!" while we would nuke one that says "Get out and vote for [Candidate Name/Party Name]."
No. I think we're going to find him an Assistant to the Regional Intern.
I started seeing it last night. Appears to be a paint delay for longer comments threads. We'll take a look.
MailChimp is fine for sending to and managing email lists, but we don't utilize email lists. We used their other product, Mandrill, to send out transactional emails (thanks for signing up, password reset, etc.) because it was great and guaranteed almost 100% deliverability.
We paid for the service and were happy with it, but MailChimp announced a policy change requiring Mandrill users to also pay for MailChimp. Which, again, we don't need. This was not well received by developers (MailChimp is stupid) as they were essentially saying, “We're fine without your money.”
So now we're using SendGrid (also used by Uber, Spotify and others). And we're happy again.
May just be something we play by ear for now.
The GOAT is coming to town.
Just popping in to say this is a great forum topic. More of these, please.
Good call, Bucknut1994. We kind of decided to not hold a contest if OSU didn't make the dance. Be better, Buckeyes.
Let's be 100% clear: I wasn't calling a group of individuals weird as hell. I was referring to the pointless pull-my-finger-so-I-can-fart circlejerks that are forum topics with no meaning, inside jokes and the like. That's weird to me (For starters, who has this much free time? And why does it look like you guys are flirting?).
I gave clear examples of what constitutes good Anything Else forum topics and even offered up the Premium Lounge as a form of compromise if you guys felt like you needed these kinds of threads. And with all due respect, it wasn't just a run-of-the-mill staff response.
I was diplomatic when I could have opted not to be and you can't let this die.
Wasn't me. Maybe it was just a bad comment?
That's fair. Though, seeing the shit show mods have to deal with frequently, I can understand their desire to nip some things early. I do like the idea of just blasting people for blatantly violating the commenting policy and hope to do more of that.
It wasn't preemptive. This thread was bumped after we'd already deleted a handful of comments and sent a couple of others to jail for blatant political comments. You just don't see them because the mods work quickly.
Don't forget the regular season loss by the women in East Lansing. Sparty went 5-1 against Ohio State this year in football, men's and women's basketball.
If someone wants to set up an IndieGoGo, that may do the trick: https://www.indiegogo.com/#/picks_for_you
Love where this is going. They are holding an open practice – just get enough OSU fans living in FL to show up and start the O-H-I-O chant around the field.