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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:49 am 
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All,

I would like to clear up a couple things that I saw this year on the forums.

I would like to see more camaraderie with each other. I think we can make the friendships deeper around here.


One thing that bothers me is that it is easy for some members to feel they can say what they want to about another member's comment and in the process it insults the person who wrote the original comment. Here are some examples of what I am talking about:

* Calling a person's comment "stupid" makes the person feel that you are calling him stupid.

* Criticizing a person's reading comprehension makes them feel stupid.

Let's show a little respect for each other and not let our frustrations with the team make us start fighting in-house. My moderators and I get tired of going over the same things every year with people, so, help us out and follow the Phinfever Golden Rule which is "What Would Incognito Do?" and don't do it. I want a friendlier atmosphere around here, and it starts with each of you. The forum is an escape for most of us and let's keep it like that.

Thanks, and we really appreciate it.
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Sounds good Dave, sure appreciate what you and the others do to keep the site up and going.


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follow the Phinfever Golden Rule which is "What Would Incognito Do?" and don't do it.


:haha

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If you all have ideas on what to do to improve the site, feel free to post it here or send a PM to me. We've been doing this so long that it is easy to get comfortable. Also, a lot of us admin/moderators are tired of the ongoing soap operas. We're looking for things to get easier for us.

We do have a new look to the site that will come out once I move to the new server this month. I wouldn't say it is better, but different. Also, I learned Joomla, so, I experimented with things a bit on it.

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I tell you one thing I appreciate....the humor on this thread. Thanks for sending my morning coffee out my nose there Rodney...lol.


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I tell you one thing I appreciate....the humor on this thread. Thanks for sending my morning coffee out my nose there Rodney...lol.


Humor may be all we have to look forward to for a while.

Also, I've noticed "forum behavior" seems to be directly related to how well the team performs, so 2014 could be very interesting.

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This thread is dumb and so is it's author


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:47 pm 
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Ski_Money wrote:
This thread is dumb and so is it's author


:) Thanks, I just spit coffee through my nose and almost choked to death.

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Ski_Money wrote:
This thread is dumb and so is it's author


:haha

One thing we can never have too much of is humor...

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Big Dave wrote:
If you all have ideas on what to do to improve the site, feel free to post it here or send a PM to me. We've been doing this so long that it is easy to get comfortable. Also, a lot of us admin/moderators are tired of the ongoing soap operas. We're looking for things to get easier for us.

We do have a new look to the site that will come out once I move to the new server this month. I wouldn't say it is better, but different. Also, I learned Joomla, so, I experimented with things a bit on it.


Any chance of a "Like" button for an individual post?
I think it would clear up a lot of comments that do nothing more than say that they like the post.
I include myself in this habit.


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Too facebook. Let's have a dislike button.


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Ski_Money wrote:
Too facebook. Let's have a dislike button.


Why not both?


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Big Dave wrote:
If you all have ideas on what to do to improve the site, feel free to post it here or send a PM to me.


A "like" and "dislike" option under each post.

:yay:

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degs wrote:
Ski_Money wrote:
Too facebook. Let's have a dislike button.


Why not both?


That will be a part of our new forum. We'll be redoing the main site and the forum after we move to the new server this month.

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Can't wait til guys are disliking comments just because they hate the guy posting.

I still maintain you could come at people at a lot more heavy handed than you do Dave. You're a nice guy, but if you stomp the nonsense out right away and send the offenders packing for a couple weeks every time you catch'em in the act then they will inevitably knock it off.

It's a slippery slope because I know you want to get membership/participation up more, but over the longer haul the site would be better for it. With a site this size it shouldn't be hard to control it, as opposed to a zoo like Finheaven.

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just as long as the same rules are followed by everyone...

I love the ide of taking some of the sting out of the site.. I remember YEARS ago how much i enjoyed this place.. and i have to say that this last season i think we took a step back towards that path..

loads of very cool cats on the page.. I think everyone has bad days now and then..

but most of the people here are pretty cool.. i don't agree with everything they say.. but I do try to read and understand where they stand...

I hate when post get made into some BS fight between 2-3 people.. some great post have been trashed over BS fights.. some from staff at that... and that part is a bummer..

Thrilled that it's a goal to remove some of that.. I have been on many other Phins sites.. but this one.. i don't know i just always end up here..

looking forward to going through some good times with this crew in the future... i hope.. lol

Go Phins.. Go Phinfever! go to hell rex ryan... opps did i type that out loud..


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We should have some honorary Ritchie Buttons...you know... shut up @#$% or @#$@#$ or ^%$#$@#!!!!


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some from staff at that... and that part is a bummer..

All I can say is sorry and I'm improving! It's a process...sorry Randy.


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Makchell wrote:
some from staff at that... and that part is a bummer..

All I can say is sorry and I'm improving! It's a process...sorry Randy.



nothing but respect Mak! i for 1 look forward to 99% of your post TBH.. :)


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nothing but respect Mak! i for 1 look forward to 99% of your post TBH.. :)

Thank you my friend.


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Just say NO to any Phinfever bullying tactics by some!

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Just say NO to any Phinfever bullying tactics by some!

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I knew you liked dudes.

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Does Ted Wells need a membership to Phinfever?

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Ha! Ha! I do like dudes Rich! Particularly the ones that play football and fight in MMA!


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I and a few others were bullied on a board (not here) But it was awful and totally un-called for.
I've never seen anyone on here say and do things like they did.
They were the "elite" on the board. And we were the second class citizens, to them.
So I say thank you Dave for having a place where every one can go and have their opinions count.

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I and a few others were bullied on a board (not here) But it was awful and totally un-called for.
I've never seen anyone on here say and do things like they did.
They were the "elite" on the board. And we were the second class citizens, to them.


That in itself when it gets down to it is just plain ridiculous and sorry you had that experience in other boards. In a "discussion forum" NONE of us are experts and it is supposed to be just a fun way to talk about the Dolphins and of course share opinions. However, just because your opinions are shared doesn't mean you are always right and attacks are just uncalled for.......it is ok to politely disagree and debate, but berating someone is what I don't like to see at all.

I know Dave has a Christian heart and he has this site because he loves following the Dolphins and created a place where others that love this team too can all hang together and I definitely appreciate that. Definitely a ton of really nice people in here and some very knowledgeable that provides some awfully good insight on the team.


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Thanks, Deb and Karl. I appreciate the kind comments. One thing I'd like to see is more toleration for differing opinions. If I see a thread that goes on for 2 pages then I know that an argument is going on. Ah, the phinfever soap opera.

:haha

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BTW, I'm just picking on Mak here.

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Draft time and the start of free agency seems to be when tempers flare the most as we debate a particular player's worth. It will be interesting to see how it goes this time around.

I agree with Rock's post and give a thumbs down to the "Dislike button". It will be too easy to anonymously discredit another simply because you do not agree or dislike another Member, which defeats a big purpose of the forum. If you want to be surrounded by thoughts that echo your own, then get some hand puppets.


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Draft time and the start of free agency seems to be when tempers flare the most as we debate a particular player's worth. It will be interesting to see how it goes this time around.

I agree with Rock's post and give a thumbs down to the "Dislike button". It will be too easy to anonymously discredit another simply because you do not agree or dislike another Member, which defeats a big purpose of the forum. If you want to be surrounded by thoughts that echo your own, then get some hand puppets.


Even if people do discredit due to not liking them... if it's a solid post the thumbs ups will out-weight the thumbs downs.

Not everyone in life is going to like everyone elses opinion... just gotta roll with it and move on.


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Never understood this "Like, Dislike" stuff on Facebook. Do people really need that much emotional support?


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I tend to agree Swerve..........my thought is not to add a "Like or Dislike" button. That stuff maybe fun for teenagers, but we're not in a popularity contest.


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swerve13 wrote:
Never understood this "Like, Dislike" stuff on Facebook. Do people really need that much emotional support?


There is no DISLIKE on Facebook. Only LIKE. And it has nothing to do with emotional support....

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Rich wrote:
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Never understood this "Like, Dislike" stuff on Facebook. Do people really need that much emotional support?


There is no DISLIKE on Facebook. Only LIKE. And it has nothing to do with emotional support....


It's just an easy way to agree or disagree with a post if you have nothing else to say or add to it.

For instance, if someone phrases something perfectly and all you want to do is show you agree... hit the thumbs up.


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IamPZ wrote:
It's just an easy way to agree or disagree with a post if you have nothing else to say or add to it.

For instance, if someone phrases something perfectly and all you want to do is show you agree... hit the thumbs up.


Or if someone posts a funny video or an interesting article, it is an easy way to let people know you liked it!

What a concept.

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I'll refer to my earlier comment :p


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