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Post#1 Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HOF Po
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:16 pm by miller31time

As one poster of this forum once said, the Wizards Board is by far the easiest board to moderate because the posters are a class above most and basically self-moderate. But with the recent registration of new users who might not be accustomed to the rules and traditions of this board, the same rules and traditions that the regulars already know and practice, I thought it would be a good idea to create a thread detailing just what said rules are.

First and foremost, all posters must follow the Terms Of Service RealGM has provided. Here is the link for those who have yet to read it. By failing to abide by these rules, you face the possibility of warnings, suspensions or a permanent ban.

RealGM Terms of Service

Now let's go over the main rules of the Washington Wizards Board.

Da' Rules

1. Above all else, stay classy. There are going to be trolls who will have some negative (and sometimes idiotic) things to say. Well, instead of responding to them, simply report them using the (!) button located at the top of their post. In essence, there’s no need to make an already bad situation worse than it currently is.

2. No Fist-fights. I really don’t want to see any attacking of the posters on your own board, either. Of course there will be disagreements – it’s sports, that’s what it’s about! But disagree in a way that’s respectful to that poster.

3. No trolling. If you’re going to venture to other teams’ boards, follow the theme of this thread and do so in a respectful way. Comments that derail a thread or tick off that team’s posters will not be tolerated.

4. No Spamming. The site you're on is RealGM and we really don’t want posters signing up for the sole purpose of advertising their own personal site (or another site they belong to).

5. When posting articles from other sites…

A) Make sure they aren’t from subscription sites such as “NBA Insider.”
B) Quote no more than 3 paragraphs of text.
C) Provide a link to the article.

6. Don’t start repetitive threads. If there is a topic such as "The Official Wizards Trade Thread”, don’t start a thread titled “My John Wall Trade”, etc. Try to keep thread ideas new, in order to bring new information to the reader.

If you have any questions about how we do things around these parts, feel free to post them in this thread, or PM me. I'm always open to suggestions, as well.

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Wizards Board Tradition

1. Thou shalt never use the phrase "____ sucks." Rather, use the phrase "____ is suck."

2. Gamethread creators are first-come, first-serve. Whoever posts the gamethread first gets it stickied (placed at the top of the page). If the Wizards win, the same poster creates the next gamethread. If the Wizards lose, that poster cannot create the next gamethread for fear of angering the sacred basketball god and by that, I obviously mean Laron Profit.

3. The Wiz-Board chatroom has been a staple of this forum for as long as I can remember. We used it each and every game, regular season to playoffs. Pretty much all the regulars made a stop by the chatroom and we got a good crowd in there on a nightly basis. But RealGM, due to the un-popularity of the chatroom feature, disabled it and, to my knowledge, removed it completely without intention of reinstatement.

Luckily, we have a replacement chatroom (Yeah, a little late....so sue me). Thanks to MJG, Ben and others, here is the chatroom we will be using for every game this season....

http://tinychat.com/4sskk

It's simple. It's effective. But most importantly, it's free and does not require any downloading of software. Make sure to sign in with your username, instead of the random set of numbers the link assigns you.

Lastly, each thread creator from now on will put the link into their game-thread. If that poster doesn't, I'll try to make sure I (or another Wizboard moderator) do it.


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Wizards Board Links (Historic threads that will never be forgotten)

What do the Wiz mean to you? Why are you here?

Metaphysical Analysis Thread-- (Loopy Wingnut thread 2)

Hail To The Redskins

GO CAPS!!!!

Tracking Former Wizards 2.0

Go Wiz--the Honorary dlts20 Homer/Optimist thread

Black Hole....errr The Political Roundtable

The Official Laron Profit Thread

Beauty of the Day Archives

Armchair Coaching, Scouting, etc thread

Wizards in the Media Thread

True story, swear to gawd...

Resurrected unified MUSIC thread

DIRTY BASKETBALL TACTICS

LeTravel and the Crabeliers Thread - The Crab Walk Baby

Reprises The Amazingly Sucky basic'ly Everything Thread

What happened to threads in the past?

Feedback and Suggestions

Alright, I looked through about 20 pages of threads and that's all I could find. If any other posters would like to add a thread to this section, post the link in this thread and I'll add it.

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Links for Basketball Information/Statistics

PopcornMachine.net
DraftExpress.com
basketball-reference.com
Knickerblogger.net's Layman's Guide to Advanced Basketball Statistics
Knickerblogger.net's 2008-2009 Stat Page

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Links To Local Teams' Forums

Baltimore Orioles Board

Washington Nationals Board

Baltimore Ravens Board

Washington Redskins Board

Washington Capitals Board
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Post#2 Re: Official Wizards Board Rules, Links and T
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:21 pm by FreeBalling

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Post#3 Re: Official Wizards Board Rules, Links and T
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:09 am by doclinkin

What's this 'stay classy' crap? This board has a strong tradition of being far more tolerant with trolls than other boards, hell we kept SD20 alive for years before he self-destructed. We also tend to be more hilarious, clever, sardonic, occasionally profane and willing to have a friendly dust-up with a misguided fan of another team. No big deal, just get your facts straight and be interesting. Bring some content. Some information. If all else fails be funny, creative, descriptive. Just please gawds don't be boring.

There's also a powerful tradition of scholarship and fact based argument 'round here. Stat-happy. Might as well learn something. Links below for datamining and self-edumacation:

http://www.popcornmachine.net
82games.com
draftexpress database http://www.draftexpress.com/stats.php?league=NBA
basketball reference dot com http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... agi01.html
position adjusted win score wages of wins

Your stat-fu skills must be strong, grasshopper. Else take that weak shxt outtahere.

I'd also nominate the LeTravel and Crabaliers Thread as a new classic.

LINKS for 2010 season. Gracias to hands for collecting them:

Predict Final 2010 Roster Thread
2010 Record Predictions Thread
Wiz fans expectations
2010 Predict the East Conference Standings
Are the Wizards a playoff team
Compare Front Courts
Championship: why not, or how. Strategy, tactics, best hopes
Grade the Wizards Draft
Who do you like at SF?

Roster
John Wall
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1058500
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1011995
Expectations for Wall
Gilbert
Arenas for Vince or dump Arenas for cap space? HALL OF FAME caliber thread.
Kirk
Wiz Acquiring Hinrich and #17?
Howard
Dray - Resurgence tread
Javale McGee
What will Mcgee and Wall average
Yi Shrine
Yi to the Wizards for Ross
Hilton Armstrong
Booker
Kevin Seraphin Thread
Hamady N'Diaye
Nick Young

Ernie Should he lead the rebuild

Flip Appreciation Thread
Flip Saunders Amazingly Sucky Thread
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Post#4 Re: Official Wizards Board Rules, Links and T
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:11 am by doclinkin

I'd also suggest we let this thread also serve as a Hall of Fame, thread for instant classic posts. How else to understand what we value in the 'culture' of this board. Que no?
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Post#5 Re: Official Wizards Board Rules, Links and T
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:12 am by doclinkin

The Flip Saunders version of the Armchair Coaching Thread.

POETRY THREAD AGAIN!!!!!

Reminder to self: hunt up the music links thread and the True Story Swear to Gawd thread.

Other Classics:
Amazingly Sucky Everything -- the general gripes and complaints in-box.

Woo! Wiz win. Place to celebrate wins. Unforeseen or otherwise. The optimist says this needs a link on the first page.

Dirty Basketball tactics.

LeTravel and the Crabaliers Yo momma crab dribbles.

Place holder for a few draft thoughts, to be developed later.

Dom McGuire appreciation thread.
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Post#6 Re: Official Wizards Board Rules, Links and T
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:13 am by miller31time

doclinkin wrote:I'd also suggest we let this thread also serve as a Hall of Fame, thread for instant classic posts. How else to understand what we value in the 'culture' of this board. Que no?


Good idea. Title edited.
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Post#7 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:47 pm by bulletproof_32

Miller - here are a couple of submissions for the "links" if you want to update your post.

For when people start caring about the team/ season again and want to talk strategy:

Armchair Coaching, Scouting, etc

Might make sense to merge the "This is how the lineup should be thread" with the above.

Wiz in the Media Thread -Eventually this puppy might drop off the first page but I like the idea of having a consolidated thread for this type of stuff.

Doc -- found the two you wanted to flag:

Confessions of WizBoard Superhero that swears this is a true story
Listen Up! - Music Thread
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Post#8 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:58 pm by FreeBalling

Great read for the new guys.

A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics - http://www.knickerblogger.net/?p=608

Edit: This is the link Miller gave me a few years back.
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Post#9 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:23 pm by miller31time

FreeBalling wrote:Great read for the new guys.

A Layman’s Guide to Advanced NBA Statistics - http://www.knickerblogger.net/?p=608


Yup. That's the link I give to many posters on the General Board who use fg% for EVERYTHING.
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Post#10 Re: Official Wizards Board Rules, Links and T
Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:41 pm by daSwami

doclinkin wrote:I'd also suggest we let this thread also serve as a Hall of Fame, thread for instant classic posts. How else to understand what we value in the 'culture' of this board. Que no?


Agreed.

Miller - any update on when the old archives will ever become available again? Or is it safe to say they've disappeared for good, swallowed up by cyberspace black hole. There are a couple posts in particular that I think should be resurrected, if only because they were so entertaining at the time. For instance, the thread for the Wiz/Bulls playoff series should be preserved for posterity's sake, as it represented a high point (in terms of collective board enthusiasm).

top of head, Other threads worth resurrecting for history's sake might include:

* The game thread for MJ's first game in a Wizards uni.
* any thread featuring G2K (or any of his other various identities) laying the smack down on trolls
* any thread featuring the poster formerly known as Fokus sparring with SD20. Classic stuff.
* Two classic Doc posts come to mind: the one in which he talked the suicidal emo kid (GiltwanButler was it?) off the ledge; and the one in which he eulogized Sean Taylor.

It'd be a shame to think these were gone forever.
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Post#11 Re: Official Wizards Board Rules, Links and T
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:14 pm by miller31time

daSwami wrote:
doclinkin wrote:I'd also suggest we let this thread also serve as a Hall of Fame, thread for instant classic posts. How else to understand what we value in the 'culture' of this board. Que no?


Agreed.

Miller - any update on when the old archives will ever become available again? Or is it safe to say they've disappeared for good, swallowed up by cyberspace black hole. There are a couple posts in particular that I think should be resurrected, if only because they were so entertaining at the time. For instance, the thread for the Wiz/Bulls playoff series should be preserved for posterity's sake, as it represented a high point (in terms of collective board enthusiasm).

top of head, Other threads worth resurrecting for history's sake might include:

* The game thread for MJ's first game in a Wizards uni.
* any thread featuring G2K (or any of his other various identities) laying the smack down on trolls
* any thread featuring the poster formerly known as Fokus sparring with SD20. Classic stuff.
* Two classic Doc posts come to mind: the one in which he talked the suicidal emo kid (GiltwanButler was it?) off the ledge; and the one in which he eulogized Sean Taylor.

It'd be a shame to think these were gone forever.


I've brought this up with the admins a few times and have been sort of brushed off each time. They usually say something like "We don't plan on bringing them back right now but will look into it later". I pretty much take that as "It ain't happening".

I'll ask again though, because it would be downright wrong to lose those threads.

I will say that it has a better chance of happening if you guys petition for it on the feedback and suggestions board (along with what I'll say to the admins). They usually take action for reasonable requests on the feedback and suggestions board.

EDIT: I just found the thread I made on the mod board a few months ago. Here is the response from Howard Mass (admin)....

Howard Mass wrote:Right now, it cannot be accessed.

We hope to have it up as soon as possible but there is no timetable for that.
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Post#12 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:11 pm by doclinkin

Updated links above, plus:

Link to Suggestions forum.

Thread requesting construction of Archives. Bang your monkey here. [/jimrome]


Funny stuff in that forum. A guy named Pats19andO requesting a name change. Ditto a guy who misspelled his own name. Also this bit of high comedy in a thread asking why all mods are homers:

theGreatRC wrote:I can name a few mods that always give great, unbiased opinions, and I love reading their posts.

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TD is the MAN

tsherkin

Doctor MJ - Even though he hates Al Jefferson, I can't deny his knowledge of the game.

Just a few mods that I enjoy.


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Post#13 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:33 pm by miller31time

You gotta admit, the kid has good taste.
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Post#14 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:17 am by JWizmentality

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Post#15 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:30 am by miller31time

JWizmentality wrote:Image


So jealous. Not that I blame you. I'm pretty awesome.
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Post#16 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:16 am by JWizmentality

EPIC FAIL

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Post#17 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Tue Feb 3, 2009 10:19 pm by doclinkin

Bulletproof32 gets to christen the HOF thread.

From the "Nick Young and McGee get ticketed for speeding" thread:

bulletproof_32 wrote:There's years of overwhelming evidence to suggest this will get thrown out.

Officer: I clocked you two passing me at 82 mph.
Nick: That's impossible!
Officer: Huh?
Javale: He don't pass.

Case closed.


BPtreydeuce for the win.
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Post#18 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:19 pm by tkunit

I don't see anything about Steve yelling dagger in the bedroom so this thread fails all wiz fans
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Post#19 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:53 am by miller31time

tkunit wrote:I don't see anything about Steve yelling dagger in the bedroom so this thread fails all wiz fans


That thread, unfortunately, was lost in the RealGM php change.

At least I think it was.
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Post#20 Re: Wiz-Board Rules, Links, Traditions and HO
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:40 pm by Zerocious

doclinkin wrote:Bulletproof32 gets to christen the HOF thread.

From the "Nick Young and McGee get ticketed for speeding" thread:

bulletproof_32 wrote:There's years of overwhelming evidence to suggest this will get thrown out.

Officer: I clocked you two passing me at 82 mph.
Nick: That's impossible!
Officer: Huh?
Javale: He don't pass.

Case closed.


BPtreydeuce for the win.


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