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What should be the new themed name for News from around the Majors?

Out of Town Scoreboard
9 (52.9%)
The Competition
3 (17.6%)
The Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk
1 (5.9%)
The Bullpen
0 (0%)
The League
2 (11.8%)
News from around the Majors
2 (11.8%)

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Author Topic: The Red Porch? (aka section "theming") UPDATED  (Read 9007 times)

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Offline LetsGoNats

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What do you all think about renaming the "off topic" thread as "The Red Porch" to tie in to Nats Park?  Or, we could name the Community section "The Red Porch" and off topic as "The Red Loft" since it seems like where you would go to socialize?

Offline The Chief

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #1: May 12, 2008, 06:56:47 PM »
I like the idea but I'm afraid it would be too ambiguous...  nothing about "Red Loft" automatically says "off-topic discussion" to me.  Certainly a great idea that could be worked with though.  Anybody else have some input?

Offline spidernat

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #2: May 12, 2008, 07:01:58 PM »
It's a cool idea but you have a point Chief. Let's see what the girls have to say. They probably spend the most time in OT. I may also request a separate corner called "The Web" and it could be a place for heated, no holds barred, arguments. :lol:

Offline ronnynat

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #3: May 12, 2008, 07:06:05 PM »
I may also request a separate corner called "The Web" and it could be a place for heated, no holds barred, arguments. :lol:

Wouldn't "The Web" = "Spidernat's Corner"? :lol:


Offline spidernat

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #4: May 12, 2008, 07:26:08 PM »
Wouldn't "The Web" = "Spidernat's Corner"? :lol:



Yeah so nevermind :?

Offline LetsGoNats

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #5: May 12, 2008, 10:41:58 PM »
I like the idea but I'm afraid it would be too ambiguous...  nothing about "Red Loft" automatically says "off-topic discussion" to me.  Certainly a great idea that could be worked with though.  Anybody else have some input?
Goog points.  I guess you could put "Off Topic" in parentheses next to it?

Offline natsfan1a

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #6: May 12, 2008, 10:45:14 PM »
Nice idea, although I also agree that the Red Porch label would be ambiguous.

As for the other section, "Spider's Parlor" would be a great name, I think. :lol:

Offline natsfan1a

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #7: May 12, 2008, 10:45:56 PM »
That could work, or the other way around.

I guess you could put "Off Topic" in parentheses next to it?

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #8: May 12, 2008, 10:49:10 PM »
How about "The Red Porch Community"?

Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #9: May 13, 2008, 10:43:57 AM »
I'll vote....yes, give it a shot. I like how it gives a little more "Nats Feel" to the site rather than a generic one.

Really, how hard is it to read the caption next to it?

"A place for discussing non-baseball related topics (No spam or advertising!!!)"

Why have the captions in the first place then?

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #10: May 13, 2008, 03:53:10 PM »
"Off Topic" is a universally understood message board phrase.  I'd bet that half the people who've been to Nationals Park or watch on TV do not know what "Red Porch" means.  You'll get dozens of posts prefaced with "OT" if you change the name.  Four out of five polar bears prefer "Off Topic."


NOT a good idea... Note that the lady penguin (with the purse) put him up to it...

Offline ronnynat

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #11: May 13, 2008, 03:56:17 PM »
"Off Topic" is a universally understood message board phrase.  I'd bet that half the people who've been to Nationals Park or watch on TV do not know what "Red Porch" means.  You'll get dozens of posts prefaced with "OT" if you change the name. 

Read what NOTLD said. I think it'd work fine w/ the caption.

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #12: May 13, 2008, 04:03:25 PM »
Read what NOTLD said. I think it'd work fine w/ the caption.


That would be like putting up a sign that says:
"Do not allow your car to move past this point,
until you are no longer moving at all,
and the way is clear
,"

INSTEAD OF

Offline ronnynat

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Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #13: May 13, 2008, 04:12:31 PM »
That would be like putting up a sign that says:
"Do not allow your car to move past this point,
until you are no longer moving at all,
and the way is clear
,"

INSTEAD OF
(Image removed from quote.)


No, no, no. The stop sign w/out a caption would be the red sign w/out the word "STOP." :lol:

Re: The Red Porch?
« Reply #14: May 13, 2008, 06:28:33 PM »
That would be like putting up a sign that says:
"Do not allow your car to move past this point,
until you are no longer moving at all,
and the way is clear
,"

INSTEAD OF
(Image removed from quote.)


So are you trying to confess that you can't read or are you trying to say the caption is "just too many words to read?" :lol:

You just gotta move your eyes a few more words across, that is all. No real extra strain. Reminds me of Hondo and his troubles double clicking.

Offline The Chief

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #15: May 17, 2008, 05:46:17 PM »
Seems to be good feedback on this, I'm willing to give it a shot, we can always change it back later if it doesn't work out or confuses people.

I've added a poll that will run for 3 days, everyone please vote.

Offline 2k6nats

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #16: May 17, 2008, 09:08:02 PM »
Uh, if we're going to rename Off-Topic the "Red Porch", than shouldn't all (or at the very least General Discussion) also be themed?

Offline ronnynat

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #17: May 17, 2008, 09:15:04 PM »
Uh, if we're going to rename Off-Topic the "Red Porch", than shouldn't all (or at the very least General Discussion) also be themed?

It wouldn't be too tough. A lot of message boards do the theme thing.

(These aren't suggestions, just examples)

General Discussion - "The Ballpark" or "Nats Park"
Trades, Transactions, and Rumors - "The Wire"
Minor League Discussion - "The Farm"
News from around the Majors - couldn't up up w/ one yet.


Offline 2k6nats

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #18: May 17, 2008, 09:17:42 PM »
It wouldn't be too tough. A lot of message boards do the theme thing.

(These aren't suggestions, just examples)

General Discussion - "The Ballpark" or "Nats Park"
Trades, Transactions, and Rumors - "The Wire"
Minor League Discussion - "The Farm"
News from around the Majors - couldn't up up w/ one yet.

I like that...however, with "The Ballpark, The Wire, The Farm", etc, shouldn't Off-Topic be "The Porch".

News from around the Majors - "The Competition" or "The League" :D

Offline natsfan1a

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #19: May 17, 2008, 10:34:17 PM »
I like the idea of themes for the other areas, too. If the names were related to action on the field, the Off Topic area could be Off the Wall and in Play. :D

Offline eckseid

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #20: May 18, 2008, 09:08:52 PM »
I'm all for it, would definitly add a nice touch to the boards.

Offline CALSGR8

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #21: May 19, 2008, 12:08:38 AM »
Make sure we don't get into any issues with any other blogs and their so called departments.  Chief, you're a seasoned Blog person.  Are there any issues with having some of our titles the same as other blogs?  Hope not, I think its a cool idea.  I know Natfanatics.com has different titles for its departments.

Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #22: May 19, 2008, 03:29:39 PM »
            

Offline BBQ

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #23: June 02, 2008, 09:47:57 PM »
Will new members know were to go though?

Offline 2k6nats

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Re: The Red Porch? (Please Vote)
« Reply #24: June 02, 2008, 10:30:14 PM »
Will new members know were to go though?

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