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  • #16
    Originally posted by willandi View Post
    Hear, here!
    Ok will, is it "hear, hear", or "here here"? No need to clutter the thread with an answer, I'll see ya next week.
    Last edited by TexasZagFan; 07-10-2017, 09:54 AM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by sittingon50 View Post
      As long as we're making/taking suggestions, here's one:

      Try to be concise; War & Peace every freaking time you log on is boorish.
      I love Reborn's posts and style, yet the trick is to read the first & last sentence -- he does a terrific job summarizing his own posts with his conclusions and excellent introductions.

      Try it and you'll see what I'm talking about...it works.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by scrooner View Post
        More Kamaka Hepa news plz.
        Only if he says he's coming to GU...

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        • #19
          Originally posted by scrooner View Post
          More Kamaka Hepa news plz.
          You just need to use a hepa filter.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sittingon50 View Post
            As long as we're making/taking suggestions, here's one:

            Try to be concise; War & Peace every freaking time you log on is boorish.
            ok

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            • #21
              Yes, please! Just retired but I certainly still do not have time to read a bunch of off-topic posts before making my own reply. I like to learn but some of the diatribe is tiring at best and usually just makes me not wish to visit the forum - especially if a find an interesting topic locked down. Sheesh! I'm getting to the point that I wish someone would start a completely new Zags forum and have some sort of filter on who they let post. I don't even mind if I'm blocked. I'd just like to read good info on the Zags without bickering and insensitive comments. End of rant

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              • #22
                Originally posted by zagfan24 View Post
                You just need to use a hepa filter.
                this is a good post.

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                • #23
                  Agree, stay on topic! I think it would be cool to have a generic news thread, then have a link to a thread where that specific piece of news can be discussed. I like the discussions, but the news is the main reason I check this board multiple times a day(hopefully I'm not the only one who is that obsessed).

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                  • #24
                    How is the original OP a point of contention? Seriously?
                    I go to certain threads to read about the topic listed. Way too many times it devolves into a discussion/argument over a completely different issue. I'm completely fine with those threads, just start a new post. Simple.
                    Birds aren’t real.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Reborn View Post
                      I've been a part of this forum (Gonzaga men's basketball( for a long time and here are a few ideas that I think make this a really good place to discuss GU men's basketball. Usually someone posts a topic that I call a thread (I think other's call it an op). For example, a thread topic might be GU vs St Mary's predictions and game analyses. That should be the topic that fans who post here talk about. They can give a prediction and say something about the game. IMO fans that post here should stick to the topic, and NOT begin to post things about other topics, period. If you want to post something about the Seahawks, or the Lakers, or even the girl's basketball program at GU there are other forums for you to post your ideas about those ideas. If you want to post your thoughts about players who have graduated there is a place for that too. I think it's called Old Timers or something like that. To find those OTHER forums just click on Basketball Discussion at the top of this page.

                      Recently there was a really good thread on Fiba that went totally ballistic because a few posters wanted to start talking about rookies playing for NBA teams this summer. And there may have been other posts on other topics. I was very interested in the U-19 Fiba tournament because two of our players (Hachimura and Tillie) were playing in it (Tillie for France and Hachimura for Japan). It began as a very good thread, and stayed that way for a few days, and there were some really good conversations about Rui and Tillie. And then suddenly it changed and people began to post about other things and in particular the rookie NBA league. And suddenly there wasn't even any more discussion about the FIBA tournament or about Hatchimura and Tillie.

                      The other thing that could be discussed here the the idea of what to post after you decide to contribute to the discussion at hand. There are various opinions about this, and mine is that it is good to have diverse ideas in a thread. And it's this diversity in opinions that I believe make a really good thread. With this being said, I think that a person can go overboard in his or her negative criticism. I've done it at times myself and I imagine most of us have. One suggestion that has helped me over the years is to first read what I've typed before hitting the ENTER key. The second, and i feel this is a really good idea, is that we need to remember that these are young kids and they have families and friends who read what's said here on GUBoards. One thing I ask myself is how would I want others to criticize my son or daughter or grandkids. The last thing I'll share about this is that when the Zags loose I do not post anything. I let myself cool off and when I do say something it the next day or two in comes out with a lot more sensitivity.

                      I really like participating on this forum. Sometimes I feel things get a little out of hand and threads get derailed by posters who are just too darn lazy to go to another forum to talk about other things other than GU basketball, or just start a new thread if you want to talk about something else. And finally, let's try to keep this forum as a positive place to come to talk about GU men's basketball.

                      Go Zags!!!
                      Agree 100 percent! Thanks Reborn....
                      "Blake Stepp had a reputation for saying little. That's probably because he had to clench his teeth and wince so much, playing through the pain."
                      -Tales From the Gonzaga Hardwood

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                      • #26
                        How soon until this too gets off topic and we start discussion the merits of JP at the 1 or 2!? Too soon?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Zagger View Post
                          Yes, please! Just retired but I certainly still do not have time to read a bunch of off-topic posts before making my own reply. I like to learn but some of the diatribe is tiring at best and usually just makes me not wish to visit the forum - especially if a find an interesting topic locked down. Sheesh! I'm getting to the point that I wish someone would start a completely new Zags forum and have some sort of filter on who they let post. I don't even mind if I'm blocked. I'd just like to read good info on the Zags without bickering and insensitive comments. End of rant
                          Congrats on your retirement.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by JAGzag View Post
                            How soon until this too gets off topic and we start discussion the merits of JP at the 1 or 2!? Too soon?

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                            • #29
                              I've been pondering the comments on this thread for the last half hour. I agree with everyone in some ways which merely means that I am conflicted about what makes this site interesting to me. I don't thinks that the nature of the guboard can be resolved to make everyone happy. Should we take a poll?..or should we continue to just rely on the moderators to judge what is appropriate? It's really up to them what flies here.
                              Bonjour tristesse.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Mojo13 View Post
                                Get off my lawn you stupid kids.

                                I'd be thankful for the relative lack of trolls on this board compared to almost every other sports message board in the world. This is a relative oasis of peace and civility and frankly, lectures like this are typically blood in the water to the trollish denizens of the web. So look out... shots fired.
                                I'm sure I can be as insufferable as any around.

                                But, it's pretty funny that this board is like digital Lincoln/Douglas-level debate and thoughtfulness compared to most boards about sports, especially if one factors in college football boards. Somewhere out there is an Alabama board with a thread about the fact that Nick Saban can't coach, he's just a good program manager. I'm sure some Michigan State basketball fans that are tired of how long it's been since Izzo took the team deep, that Duke fans are tired of Coach K doing less with more, and Calipari just isn't committed to paying kids what they're worth. And I think they can be brutal on the kids.

                                But, we should strive to be better, we're GU and GU is special, as we all know.

                                If someone says "Spike the Mascot doesn't have the length to cover Scooby one on one" - that's basketball, strategy, fair. But, "Spike can't shoot bc he hasn't been committed to putting in the work ....(As an example of one of my lowest moments), that crosses a line bc A) I didn't know what I was talking about, but worse B) It's a comment on someone personally, and that person is a kid who is playing "amateur" sports.

                                As soon as an emancipated adult signs up for money to play, then they've put themselves out there for criticism of any type. College kids, it's different, and that didn't start with eBoards, sports journalists always drew the line at that point. It's a good example to follow.


                                As for threads that just "wander" off topic, meh, it's summer.
                                Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
                                Mark Twain.

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