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In celebration of my second half century of life, BoPII was returned to its original state, lo those many years ago, when it had no one telling anyone what to do.

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 The Future of BOP2?
Puma170
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 10:48 AM


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So, as I would looking through some of the other message boards out it occurred to me how much I like this one...

First, the core group of posters here is large enough that we get a wide sample of opinions without posts being 27 pages long.

Second, the majority of us have been here since the beginning and those who haven't have come on slowly so that we get to know them a little bit at time. Some of the other boards just are so overwhelming in the sheer number of posters.

Thirdly, and most importantly, I just like talking to you guys...

Any thoughts? Would you like to see more posts and posters? Do you like it the way that it is? How do you feel D~?

PUMA


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Career200
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 11:15 AM


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I HATE YOU ALL...









...slightly less than most people. smile.gif

It's a nice message board. Everybody can take a point and logically defend it, and for the most part, everyone is open to criticism and persuasion. I like it here as it is.


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writerjmk44
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 12:04 PM


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I love this board. I wish I had more time to post. I look forward to it every day, when I am in front of a computer.

I think a lot of people are on vacation, which explains a lack of activity. It will heat up if and when the Orioles make some roster moves before the trading deadline.

Keep on keeping on!


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bd0493
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 12:36 PM





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Of course I love the board but a few more posters would help (even 10 more members would make a difference)
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Bark
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 01:23 PM





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Aside from badmouthing Gibbons and discussing how lucky we are to have Guthrie, there isn't much to talk about right now.
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scuffball
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 02:52 PM





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BoP is a cozy board with good folks.

it is open and one gets the range of opinions and insights, and often more, that one would get elsewhere.

there isn't much, if any, cockfighting or catfighting, and if there is, it's usually entertaining and short-lived.

the format is not burdensome.

it's like that small bear's porridge, bed, or volkswagen. just right. tongue.gif

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Skywalker
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 05:13 PM





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Couldn't agree more. I like it the way it is although 5-10 more posters would be great.
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skinsfan13
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 06:45 PM


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Interesante...

I too, like this board.


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CabDriver
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 10:11 PM


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QUOTE (scuffball @ Jul 20 2007, 02:52 PM)
it's like that small bear's porridge, bed, or volkswagen. just right. tongue.gif

I could've sworn I saw Goldilocks driving a Hummer...
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Milto
Posted: Jul 20 2007, 11:44 PM


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QUOTE (CabDriver @ Jul 20 2007, 11:11 PM)
QUOTE (scuffball @ Jul 20 2007, 02:52 PM)
it's like that small bear's porridge, bed, or volkswagen. just right. tongue.gif

I could've sworn I saw Goldilocks driving a Hummer...

Rumor has it Goldilocks was giving a hummer in a volkswagen.
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szekely
Posted: Jul 21 2007, 04:28 PM


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Another 20 posters would be great.

More opinions from more informed people.

And the return of Jack would be good.

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scuffball
Posted: Jul 22 2007, 09:51 AM





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so, why isn't jack around much anymore?
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osfan58202233
Posted: Jul 22 2007, 11:02 AM





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i'm still on vacation -- i have some thoughts, will post em when i get back

go O's!


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Puma170
Posted: Jul 22 2007, 03:19 PM


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Wow, checking in while on vacation. That is dedication...

Enjoy your time.

PUMA


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osfan58202233
Posted: Jul 30 2007, 01:55 AM





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as promised, my thoughts on your post, Puma170....and it's pretty stream-of-consciousness; that's as good as it's gonna get at this hour biggrin.gif

first, if all you're asking is whether i think it would be good to have more posts or posters, the answer is of course i would

the question is what makes that happen

word of mouth? spread the word, invite your friends, whatever. i've invited some of my friends - not a hell of a lot of success. my orioles die hard fan friends are here already (actually, the reason i came here was because i had no one else to talk Orioles with), and the yankee fan's tenure was, um, entertaining but short-lived tongue.gif

advertising? i aint got no money for that, but i could start adding the url to all of my sigs on other boards i post on i guess...tho i dont post much anywhere else.

i could ask the admins of those other boards if they'd add the url in links to O's related sites. i'll see about doing that this week. don't know what kind of success that will have, but won't know til i try.

you guys could do the same - add the url to your sigs on whatever other message boards you post on, if any. do any of us post anywhere else?

jack used to personally invite people here from the mlb forum. i dont read the mlb forum. is there anyone there (or on other boards/blogs/sites) to invite?

someone start bugging purplephenom to come back and post. someone tell Hal that Jack's not posting here anymore, so it's safe to come back and not feel attacked. (jk Jack!!) surely Jack hasnt really stopped posting here for good, has he??? and someone get dogg-will-hunt-with-a-bag-on-his-head to relax and rejoin the hunt - i miss his posts bad.

there are a whole bunch of threads that could be started if we all put a little effort into it. the other day i read a list of links to sites that someone had put together, all of which had articles of one sort or another about Cal's induction. one post, but it was packed full. that's just a for instance. Jack used to do projects where he'd sort through stats that he'd acquired for the season and then started a discussion about some aspect of the game that way. i miss those. is anyone else up for something like that? or is that an off-season thing only?

of course i enjoy thoroughly the daily (weekday) discussions that get going between you and career and jmk (with the occasional chiming in by szekely and bark and ...)

i count on scuff doing occasional game-threads-that-arent-really-game-threads that are more concise and humorous and have those great sweepers whenever we can muster such a thing.

stanhouse is exceptional at posting great photo posts now and again, on any number of subjects. some of my favorite threads, by far.

i'm hoping against hope that escambia hasnt given up the periodic (if no longer weekly) minors updates. i eat those up.

justin's insider stuff cracks me up. and is intriguing at the same time. nothing like a little eyebrow-raising stuff to spice things up.

its the trade deadline. should i make a new forum for non-Orioles topics again so people get a nudge to talk about whats going on in the game as a whole? seems that died out when a) the spammers killed that forum, and b) when roar had to leave us.

i mean if we just wait for people to talk about the Orioles - well, if we can't even get anyone to complain about the wretched state of things in today's game, nor about their experiences watching Cal's induction....then maybe there's just nothing to post and we should all go away until Angelos sells the team....

i never intended to have this be "my" message board tho. i can't get away from that even when i try, and sometimes just the opposite, i go over some invisible boundary that people have in their minds of what an admin should or shouldn't do. but i really don't think it's up to me to start all the threads, right?? (well, i havent in a long time, but that's kinda been intentional!)

perhaps there are some ideas here that you guys can follow up on. i'll do what i can too.

and if it's good just like it is, well, i aint in any rush to change anything either...smile.gif

~d.


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