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Re: General Questions
« Reply #25: December 24, 2010, 04:26:06 AM »
This thread is win.

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« Reply #26: December 24, 2010, 05:07:57 AM »
Ambrose Burnside.  John Bell Hood.  It is close.  Hood had moments of competence, but his defense of ATL got Lincoln reelected and his campaign at Franklin and Nashville was ridiculous.

Ooh, that's a tough one. John Bell Hood was far, far too audacious for his own good, and at Nashville especially showed not a whit of tactical capability. Burnside's sin ran in the opposite direction, namely having the creativity of a rock. Hood did have the misfortune of coming up against two of the best generals of the war, Sherman and Thomas, and being hugely outnumbered in Tennessee; Burnside did too, of course, (Robert E. Lee!) but he was so stupid Lee could just sit there and wait for everyone to die in front of the sunken road.

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Re: General Questions
« Reply #27: December 24, 2010, 02:49:50 PM »
Quiz - who is this below, Ambrose Burnside or Old Chelsea?


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« Reply #28: December 24, 2010, 03:41:15 PM »
Quiz - who is this below, Ambrose Burnside or Old Chelsea?

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Looks a lot like James Taylor.

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« Reply #29: December 27, 2010, 11:05:31 AM »
Quiz - who is this below, Ambrose Burnside or Old Chelsea?

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Re: General Questions
« Reply #30: December 28, 2010, 02:12:08 PM »
The thing about Burnside was that Fredericksburg was not his only mess up. He was late getting started at Antietam and insisted on sending his troops over a sighted in bridge or the creek when it was fordable elsewhere.  I think a company or two of sharpshooters held off several regiments there.  Then, of course, there was the Crater, although on that one, Meade (I think) and Burnside's superiors messed Burnside up because they did not think the plan could possibly work, so they pulled his best troops.  I forget Spotsylvania Courthouse - I know he was there and don't remember a big mess up.

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Re: General Questions
« Reply #31: January 05, 2011, 03:35:21 PM »
 Question: Who is the longest posting member of this wnff Board, that is still active?

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« Reply #32: January 05, 2011, 03:36:02 PM »
Question: Who is the longest posting member of this wnff Board, that is still active?

Me.

After that it's JMad and then tomterp.

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« Reply #33: January 05, 2011, 03:48:52 PM »
Me.
After that it's JMad and then tomterp.
                How many years (already have the posts volumes), for each? Just interested on who the founding members were of this board, and how many are still active. I am interested in the history of the Board, and why it was formed separate for the Washington Nationals Message Board......
     It would be interesting to have a separate section, just like the "Help" and "New Members" section, to have a "History" Section, on the WNFF - fan forum. Why it was formed -who were the founding members, etc.....just a thought.....and maybe have a WNFF Hall of Fame....
              

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« Reply #35: January 05, 2011, 04:45:50 PM »
I made the board because I thought the MLB board was ugly and unintuitive.  And also because I was bored and felt like it.  Then I went over to the MLB board and said "hey guys, come check it out" and the rest is history.

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« Reply #36: January 05, 2011, 05:17:16 PM »
This is the biggest independent Nats message board on the web, right?

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« Reply #37: January 05, 2011, 06:02:01 PM »
This is the biggest independent Nats message board on the web, right?

Some have made that claim, I have no idea if there's any truth to it.

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« Reply #38: January 05, 2011, 09:57:05 PM »
If you include JMad (he's not there because he changed accounts) I'm 25th and if you take out the ones who hardly ever posted or who have been gone for a long time I'm 6th in "seniority".  :shock:

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« Reply #39: January 05, 2011, 10:03:43 PM »
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Re: General Questions
« Reply #40: January 06, 2011, 01:40:04 AM »
Little Mac was never as good as (a) Big Mac. Indeed, he was downright horrible. George Thomas was a rock. And Nate Green (from an earlier conflagration) was probably the best. Chamberlain was my favorite, however.
The one good thing about Burnside was he had a realistic view of his (in)adequacies. Unfortunately he was put in charge by superiors when he himself felt he was not the right choice. And for sheer perseverance, no one exceeds Grant.

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« Reply #41: January 06, 2011, 10:46:05 AM »
Chamberlain was my favorite, however.
Bally should do a tribute 'stache in 2013 in honor of Little Roundtop.

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« Reply #42: January 06, 2011, 10:50:13 AM »
Little Mac was never as good as (a) Big Mac.

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« Reply #43: January 06, 2011, 11:26:42 AM »
This is the biggest independent Nats message board on the web, right?

As measured by posting volume, yes.

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Re: General Questions
« Reply #44: January 06, 2011, 12:46:09 PM »
As measured by posting volume, yes.

Maybe by poster volume :couch:

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« Reply #45: January 06, 2011, 12:50:43 PM »
As measured by posting volume, yes.

i prefer font size.

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« Reply #46: January 06, 2011, 12:53:53 PM »
As measured by posting volume, yes.

Cool.

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« Reply #47: January 06, 2011, 06:03:12 PM »
Maybe by poster volume :couch:

You aren't making snide allusions to my belly, now, are you??   lol


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« Reply #48: January 06, 2011, 06:19:56 PM »
You aren't making snide allusions to my belly, now, are you??   lol



Jeez it's always about you, isn't it? :nono:

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Re: General Questions
« Reply #49: February 01, 2011, 11:46:18 AM »
:wtf: That's a dumb ass question, who the hell thinks under is the right way?

People with cats.