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    In response to J-BAY's comment:


    Some are deleting parts of posts to get rid of the white space. J-bay, myself and some others refuse to do this because we want the problem to be fixed.


     


     


     



    Some posters are leaning on us to use the delete button but we refuse. Maybe chris was looking at one of their threads.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    67, I have started to get rid of the white noise, or copy and paste what I'm responding to, out of respect for the other posters, who are. I held out hope it would be fixed but apparently it won't be, anytime soon. 




    The problem is when chris looked at one of the threads he didn't see white space.  If he can't see the problem he won't fix it.  I suggest we don't cut and paste so chris can see what's going on.  That's what I'm going to do.  No dead body, no crime.  No white space no problem.















     


     

     
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    In response to 67redsox's comment:


     


    In response to J-BAY's comment:


    Some are deleting parts of posts to get rid of the white space. J-bay, myself and some others refuse to do this because we want the problem to be fixed.


    Some posters are leaning on us to use the delete button but we refuse. Maybe chris was looking at one of their threads.


    67, I have started to get rid of the white noise, or copy and paste what I'm responding to, out of respect for the other posters, who are. I held out hope it would be fixed but apparently it won't be, anytime soon. 




    The problem is when chris looked at one of the threads he didn't see white space.  If he can't see the problem he won't fix it.  I suggest we don't cut and paste so chris can see what's going on.  That's what I'm going to do.  No dead body, no crime.  No white space no problem.




    See the note above from Mod2. Chris was provided with the link to page 12 of this thread. Its pretty clear that its full of white. As long as that doesn't get fixed by us there will be an example for him to see. Meanwhile, if you are so inclined, as JBay said, out of respect for your fellow posters if you have the time to clean it up until BDC fixes the problem that would help IMO.


     


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    In response to BDCMassGuy's comment:


    In response to kimsaysthis' comment:



     




     




     Hey, like everyone I would like to believe there's going to be some order here, and I'm not one for a lot of order or over-moderating every little thing. The political discussions have been a problem here for a while and the thought that the new mods don't think so seemed to me like we just can't get a break from it. And that includes those who respond to it. I truly hope that your presence here changes things. I wasn't happy with having posts removed for IMO nothing, but I'm assuming it's a work in progress.




     




      I still believe that if a group of posters know who you are, than we all should even if we're not on the political forum since it seems to be common knowledge there.




     




     





    Kimsaysthis:


     


     


     


     


    Please show where in the politics forum you claim the identity of the RS mods is discussed. We in that forum are befuddled over this alleghation from you . The RS forum is not a topic of discussion in politics so please stop your lying,


     


     


     


     





    The political posters are befuddled over this allegation from me? Really? I'm amused I'm even being discussed there since I've NEVER even been there nor will I ever go there. I can't think of a bigger waste of time than arguing politics on an Internet forum. If you believe so strongly in something IMO you should go out a do something about it instead of talking to people on a forum.


    As for my comments about the identity of the mods being known to the political posters, this may surprise you, but it comes just from reading THIS thread. Maybe you should try that before commenting. If a political poster says they were told who they were in a PM, one would have to assume that the PM was coming from someone else on the political forum since no one here seems to be aware, and it's highly unlikely the PM came from someone here.


    But, hey, thanks for the comment guy who just got here yet seems to already hold a personal grudge against me.

     
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    I emailed Chris again today about this issue. He looked at one thread (http://boston.com/community/forums/sports/red-sox/on-the-front-burner/ben-come-monday-morning-time-for-a-bullpen-upgrade/100/7137830" rel="nofollow">http://boston.com/community/forums/sports/red-sox/on-the-front-burner/ben-come-monday-morning-time-for-a-bullpen-upgrade/100/7137830" rel="nofollow">http://boston.com/community/forums/sports/red-sox/on-the-front-burner/ben-come-monday-morning-time-for-a-bullpen-upgrade/100/7137830)
    where he could not see the white space and I emailed him the link to page 12 of this thread where its pretty apparent to me. I will forward any information about the status of the repair job when he provides it.


     


    Are there posters who also are not seeing the white spaces? If so, who are you and what browser are you using? Its conceivable that this is not a problem for everyone. Thats information I think the developers should have. No need to respond if you ARE seeing the sea of white, but if you do not see it with some regularity, let me know.


     


    Well, you're not going to see huge white space in every thread. The thread you mentioned ("Monday Morning Bullpen Upgrade") is still pretty short and does not have a ton of quoted replies, which is what gives rise to the white space...each time a post is quoted and re-quoted, the space seems to grow with each new reply. I don't know if I'm making any sense, but I don't think it's that he can't see the white space like we can...he just was looking at a thread where it hasn't become an issue yet.

     
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    I've deleted white space when it becomes too wide in replies. I believe the white space is there for everyone after numerous replies, but some of us are just deleting it.


    Also you can no longer just hit "last" and get the last post. Between having no stars to keep track of where you are in a thread, and now not even being able to go to the last post, it takes forever to get to where you were in a thread.

     
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    i'm pretty sure if you just go in and edit your own post the white space gets added.  it's bizarre.

     
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    i'm pretty sure if you just go in and edit your own post the white space gets added.  it's bizarre.





    I've noticed this as well.

     
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    In response to Flapjack07's comment:


    In response to slasher9's comment:


    i'm pretty sure if you just go in and edit your own post the white space gets added.  it's bizarre.




    I've noticed this as well.




    [after deleting the white space so there's only one blank line between each line of type]


    I agree.  That's happened to me also.


    Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.


     

     
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    ...and now there are TWO blank lines between each line of text.  After what I've seen I'm now wondering if the number of blank lines doubles after each reply.  One becomes two, two becomes four, four becomes eight, etc.


    I'm not trying to be a jerk... just trying to do something to help the dev's identify the problem.


    Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.

     
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    And if you post


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


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    more and more space shows up between paragraphs.... (This is what happens to what started as a very compact post, after 5 minor edits.)

     
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    In response to kimsaysthis' comment:



     


    In response to BDCMassGuy's comment:


    n response to kimsaysthis' comment:

     




     Hey, like everyone I would like to believe there's going to be some order here, and I'm not one for a lot of order or over-moderating every little thing. The political discussions have been a problem here for a while and the thought that the new mods don't think so seemed to me like we just can't get a break from it. And that includes those who respond to it. I truly hope that your presence here changes things. I wasn't happy with having posts removed for IMO nothing, but I'm assuming it's a work in progress.




     










     




      I still believe that if a group of posters know who you are, than we all should even if we're not on the political forum since it seems to be common knowledge there.




     










     




    Kimsaysthis:


     

    Please show where in the politics forum you claim the identity of the RS mods is discussed. We in that forum are befuddled over this alleghation from you . The RS forum is not a topic of discussion in politics so please stop your lying,




     



    he political posters are befuddled over this allegation from me? Really? I'm amused I'm even being discussed there since I've NEVER even been there nor will I ever go there. I can't think of a bigger waste of time than arguing politics on an Internet forum. If you believe so strongly in something IMO you should go out a do something about it instead of talking to people on a forum.


     


     


    or my comments about the identity of the mods being known to the political posters, this may surprise you, but it comes just from reading THIS thread. Maybe you should try that before commenting. If a political poster says they were told who they were in a PM, one would have to assume that the PM was coming from someone else on the political forum since no one here seems to be aware, and it's highly unlikely the PM came from someone here.


     


     But, hey, thanks for the comment guy who just got here yet seems to already hold a personal grudge against me.


     


     





    A personal grudge? You reading waaaaaaayyy too much into the comment. Just read thru the 13 pages of comments and found 1 comment by 1 member that was obviously a joke. Did you take it sersiously? You gotta lighten up.


     


     Besides you the one who claimed the mod identities were COMMON KNOWLEDGE in the poly forum. What is the basis for that? 1 comment? a joke by 1 memberr?  Don't take an ivy league edumacation to figure out whats what.

     
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    67, I have started to get rid of the white noise, or copy and paste what I'm responding to, out of respect for the other posters, who are. I held out hope it would be fixed but apparently it won't be, anytime soon. 



    [/QUOTE]


    The problem is when chris looked at one of the threads he didn't see white space.  If he can't see the problem he won't fix it.  I suggest we don't cut and paste so chris can see what's going on.  That's what I'm going to do.  No dead body, no crime.  No white space no problem.



    That was my original thought process too, 67 and why I didn't eliminate the white spaces. I saw the mods posts where he/they was working with BDC regarding the issue(s), so until they're fixed, I'll do what I can to help the forum be more user friendly.  

     
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    Rigatoni, here is my vote:  I vote you are going to be given a long vacation if you start threads like the one about Bill you started today, and which I am going to delete very soon. Last warning.

     
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    Just a quick update about the formatting issue here. Chris can now see the problem with a link to page 12 of this thread, so he is aware that its real. Lets leave page 12 uncorrected for future reference for the developers. His last words to me were "stay tuned". I requested an estimated repair time and as always I will pass this information along when I get it.

     
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    Just a quick update about the formatting issue here. Chris can now see the problem with a link to page 12 of this thread, so he is aware that its real. Lets leave page 12 uncorrected for future reference for the developers. His last words to me were "stay tuned". I requested an estimated repair time and as always I will pass this information along when I get it.



     


    mod 2


    white space is the worse


    no gold stars is 2nd


    any idea if we will be getting back recent features lost


    such as the ability to post photo's / custom links



     
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    Just a quick update about the formatting issue here. Chris can now see the problem with a link to page 12 of this thread, so he is aware that its real. Lets leave page 12 uncorrected for future reference for the developers. His last words to me were "stay tuned". I requested an estimated repair time and as always I will pass this information along when I get it.



    Thanks for staying on this.















     


     

     
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    67, I have started to get rid of the white noise, or copy and paste what I'm responding to, out of respect for the other posters, who are. I held out hope it would be fixed but apparently it won't be, anytime soon. 


     




     


    The problem is when chris looked at one of the threads he didn't see white space.  If he can't see the problem he won't fix it.  I suggest we don't cut and paste so chris can see what's going on.  That's what I'm going to do.  No dead body, no crime.  No white space no problem.


     



    That was my original thought process too, 67 and why I didn't eliminate the white spaces. I saw the mods posts where he/they was working with BDC regarding the issue(s), so until they're fixed, I'll do what I can to help the forum be more user friendly.  



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    Well Mod2 if everyone here loved Bill-806 and he was a huge asset to the forum such a thread "Does anyone like Bill-806" would not have been removed, and you would not have issued a warning to me.


    But because he is scorned and such a negative lightning rod you take issue with me thread.


    Let me know if you would feel the same way if I started a "Does anyone like Moonslav59" thread.... 



    You make an excellent point in your "Moonslav59" comparison.  However, I think Mod2's warning has to be taken in the context of the recent issues here.  


    While I am of the opinion that Bill brought much of the criticism upon himself he now has avowed to clean up his act.  Therefore we have no choice but to back off on Bill a bit until we find out whether or not he's actually sincere. If he is sincere his presence here is no different than any other poster's presence.  If he's not being sincere that will show soon and I'm of the opinion that there are certain posters here who will be down on him like flies on feces.  


    I think you're a good poster.  A little "off the wall" at times but I always enjoy reading what you have to say so I'd hate to see you get banned over this. It would be terribly ironic if you got banned and Bill didn't, so don't go doing anything stupid, ok?  :-)


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    In response to RigatoniT's comment:


    Well Mod2 if everyone here loved Bill-806 and he was a huge asset to the forum such a thread "Does anyone like Bill-806" would not have been removed, and you would not have issued a warning to me.


     


    But because he is scorned and such a negative lightning rod you take issue with me thread.


     


    Let me know if you would feel the same way if I started a "Does anyone like Moonslav59" thread.... 





    To me..the point seems to be that it is not a popularity contest. Bill has the right to post here regardless of whether or not people like him...as long as he is not violating the TOS. I don't feel the need to reply to or address each and every one of Bill's off the wall comments. I guess I still don't understand why anyone does. Guess what? I don't like Bill's politics either...but I also never respond to his politics in this Red Sox forum because I don't come to this forum to talk politics. There is a very lively politics forum for that.


    I guess I just don't understand what everyone's fixation is with Bill. Just pass his comment by. It's really that simple.


    I will say that one thing I have never seen Bill do is start threads aimed at fellow posters. Starting threads aimed at other posters is really a very immature thing to do..so regardless of how childish Bill can be...I suggest that certain posters take a look in the mirror before casting stones.


    I have to say..as a woman..I am really surprised at the overly emotional reaction to Bill by some of the guys on this forum ;-)

     
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    While I am of the opinion that Bill brought much of the criticism upon himself he now has avowed to clean up his act.  Therefore we have no choice but to back off on Bill a bit until we find out whether or not he's actually sincere. If he is sincere his presence here is no different than any other poster's presence.  If he's not being sincere that will show soon and I'm of the opinion that there are certain posters here who will be down on him like flies on feces.  




    THATS A BINGO

     
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    To me..the point seems to be that it is not a popularity contest. Bill has the right to post here regardless of whether or not people like him...as long as he is not violating the TOS. I don't feel the need to reply to or address each and every one of Bill's off the wall comments. I guess I still don't understand why anyone does. Guess what? I don't like Bill's politics either...but I also never respond to his politics in this Red Sox forum because I don't come to this forum to talk politics. There is a very lively politics forum for that.


    I guess I just don't understand what everyone's fixation is with Bill. Just pass his comment by. It's really that simple.


    I will say that one thing I have never seen Bill do is start threads aimed at fellow posters. Starting threads aimed at other posters is really a very immature thing to do..so regardless of how childish Bill can be...I suggest that certain posters take a look in the mirror before casting stones.


    I have to say..as a woman..I am really surprised at the overly emotional reaction to Bill by some of the guys on this forum ;-)




    Hey Ms C.  i cant speak for other posters but i can say that after years of watching certain posters:



    • sticking political jabs into threads out of nowhere

    • making veiled (and sometimes not veiled) racist posts

    • apologizing in 1 post and 2 minutes later doing exactly what he/she posted an apology for.


    There was recently a nice 1-2 week stretch in which there was some really good baseball dialogue going on in these boards without the political rhetoric and without a dozen new threads popping up on how terrible our DH is. 


    Emotional?  yup, i think i have reached that threshold.  i plan on monitoring this situation very closely and will jump at the chance to rid this forum of someone who i believe is simply a troll that is only here to stir trouble and not even a Red Sox fan. 

     
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    I don't understand the cavalier attitude of some posters regarding white space. While at times we're a dysfunctional bunch, at the same time we're all in this together.  Shouldn't we all be doing what we can to make it a better place to post?  


    And if these temporary (I hope) glitches drive other people away, who loses?  Not BDC.  They're not collecting any money from us for the right to post here.  We lose.  We lose because we've lost this place to exchange ideas & thoughts. 


    Since this is a baseball forum I'll put my 'case' in baseball terms:


    If you were the CF on a baseball team and it was obvious to you that your team has a much better SS than the guy who's playing there,  would you say, "I'm going to quit hustling until they take this guy out of SS" or would you decide to do whatever is necessary to help your team win?


     


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    [/QUOTE]

     i cant speak for other posters but i can say that after years of watching certain posters:





        • sticking political jabs into threads out of nowhere







        • making veiled (and sometimes not veiled) racist posts







        • apologizing in 1 post and 2 minutes later doing exactly what he/she posted an apology for.




    There was recently a nice 1-2 week stretch in which there was some really good baseball dialogue going on in these boards without the political rhetoric and without a dozen new threads popping up on how terrible our DH is. 


    Emotional?  yup, i think i have reached that threshold.  i plan on monitoring this situation very closely and will jump at the chance to rid this forum of someone who i believe is simply a troll that is only here to stir trouble and not even a Red Sox fan. 


    [/QUOTE]As DAD would say.........  "SON, I can't understand why you & that nice young man (SOFTLAW aka SOFTY) have become the two (2) most misunderstood posters on the board"  ???


    [/QUOTE]

    Hmmm.... possibly it would be more beneficial to all posters to accept what's above as a primer as to what's appropriate and what's not than to portray themselves as a "misunderstood victim".  


    JMO!


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    And I don't have any idea what's going on now with all the white space.  I took ALL the blank lines out between the bulleted items and they reappeared when I added my post.   Sorry.


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