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texan_fan80
03-15-2012, 01:08 PM
thank the lord we didnt spend all of our money on mario. so its time to move on. were not getting peyton. and now we have some cap thats not being used. weve let vincent jackson go. also reggie wayne and pierre garcon. so my bet is that we go get myers and briesel. or myers, mario manningham and other young receivers.

majestrate
03-15-2012, 02:38 PM
merge with super mario's super thread of mega goodness?

Edit: Or one of the other threads discussing the way ahead?

Dutchrudder
03-15-2012, 02:39 PM
merge with super mario's super thread of mega goodness?

No way man, this is a completely different topic.


Please continue...

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 02:41 PM
merge with super mario's super thread of mega goodness?

Edit: Or one of the other threads discussing our way ahead?

Way too much merging going on IMO. I've never understood that...it's not like the forum is bring printed out and we're killing trees.

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 02:41 PM
:facepalm:


This just in...............

Mario is not a Texan. This is the Texans forum. Please move to the NFL forum!

SMFH!!! Good Lord!

majestrate
03-15-2012, 02:42 PM
Way too much merging going on IMO. I've never understood that...it's not like the forum is bring printed out and we're killing trees.
It's a matter of effeciency of reading. Do we really need to go to 4 different threads to have the exact same discussion?

Thorn
03-15-2012, 02:44 PM
Way too much merging going on IMO. I've never understood that...it's not like the forum is bring printed out and we're killing trees.

We retain the right to b!tch about anything we so desire. Including the mass movement of electrons for no purpose whatsoever.

As to trees, Houston is running a byclcle thingie to help replant trees. You can donate money to that if you love trees.

gtexan02
03-15-2012, 02:44 PM
Technically Mario is not the subject of this thread. Its about what to do now that he's signed elsewhere

gtexan02
03-15-2012, 02:44 PM
We retain the right to b!tch about anything we so desire. Including the mass movement of electrons for no purpose whatsoever.

As to trees, Houston is running a byclcle thingie to help replant trees. You can donate money to that if you love trees.

Mario loved trees. I think I should start a new thread on that

Thorn
03-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Mario loved trees. I think I should start a new thread on that

:lol:

Kthx
03-15-2012, 02:46 PM
Did the officially awful forums finally give up and die or something?

Texanmike02
03-15-2012, 02:46 PM
I just wanted to say something.

There, I said it.

Mike

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 02:49 PM
Mario loved trees. I think I should start a new thread on that

:lol:

I met Mario. Ima start a thread about that and separate one for how he gave me an autograph and a separate one about his Lambo and a separate one about....... More specifically I'm going to do it right here in the Texans forum, although he's NOT A TEXAN.

FML!!

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 02:49 PM
It's a matter of effeciency of reading. Do we really need to go to 4 different threads to have the exact same discussion?

Don't read them then. Personally I find it harder to follow a discussion that was suddenly merged. To each his own I guess.

Señor Stan
03-15-2012, 02:52 PM
Way too much merging going on IMO. I've never understood why people feel the need to start a new thread when there is already one just like it. It really hurts the readability of the site, and makes for people having address the same points/arguments multiple times.

fixed it for you

Señor Stan
03-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Don't read them then. Personally I find it harder to follow a discussion that was suddenly merged. To each his own I guess.

It wouldn't be "suddenly merged" if it was posted an existing thread to begin with.

majestrate
03-15-2012, 02:54 PM
Don't read them then. Personally I find it harder to follow a discussion that was suddenly merged. To each his own I guess.
But you wouldn't have to follow a discussion that was suddenly merged if people kept to the topics that already existed, and then created a new thread only to have a discussion on a different topic

fistshake @ señor stan

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 02:56 PM
fixed it for you

Then lock them then. Or limit the amount of new threads someone can start within a specific time frame. I think merging is the wrong approach. To each his own. I think people seem to think multiple threads is like rioting in the streets or something. It's a discussion board. Lives aren't being lost.

GP
03-15-2012, 03:00 PM
There was no need for this thread. None.

It's a two-parter: Part 1 is "Thank the lord we didn't sign Mario." Part 2 was "Now what to do?"

The first part is rhetorical and has no thread value. No discussion value.

The second part could be discussed in another thread about our free agency moves. That thread EXISTS. It's real. I promise.

At the end of the day, this sort of thread is always created because someone wants to drive discussion to THEIR newly-created thread. As if a guy has just created a new secret hideout and he wants all the guys to hang out with him at his new location. It's acceptance-driven, actually.

Because otherwise, he could have made that statement (the thread title) in one of the existing threads...but he knows it will just get passed over as 12 people make posts right after he does. Simple explanation as to why we don't start new threads when others exist.

majestrate
03-15-2012, 03:01 PM
Then lock them then. Or limit the amount of new threads someone can start within a specific time frame. I think merging is the wrong approach. To each his own. I think people seem to think multiple threads is like rioting in the streets or something. It's a discussion board. Lives aren't being lost.
In that aspect, then why not just create a new thread for all responses? That way if someone wants to grammar nazi, they aren't affecting the discussion while doing so.

It's called forum etiquette. Keeping a discussion in a single thread prevents people from having to ignore multiple threads about a subject. It also makes it easier to track multiple discussions and not having to rehash the same points/opinions over and over in new locations

Texanmike02
03-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Then lock them then. Or limit the amount of new threads someone can start within a specific time frame. I think merging is the wrong approach. To each his own. I think people seem to think multiple threads is like rioting in the streets or something. It's a discussion board. Lives aren't being lost.

I liked you better when you posted once a year.:barman:

Mike

welsh texan
03-15-2012, 03:05 PM
I met Mario. Ima start a thread about that and separate one for how he gave me an autograph and a separate one about his Lambo and a separate one about....... More specifically I'm going to do it right here in the Texans forum, although he's NOT A TEXAN.

FML!!

I think you should create a poll on which of those idea's to use. We need more Mario based Polls in the Texans forum. :bubbles:

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 03:06 PM
In that aspect, then why not just create a new thread for all responses? That way if someone wants to grammar nazi, they aren't affecting the discussion while doing so.

It's called forum etiquette. Keeping a discussion in a single thread prevents people from having to ignore multiple threads about a subject. It also makes it easier to track multiple discussions and not having to rehash the same points/opinions over and over in new locations

I don't start new threads. More often that not by a vast margin I reply to someone elses. But earlier I was posting to a thread that reached 27 pages (if I remember correctly) prior to being merged so I believe it attracted enough of an audience to stand on its own. Once merged I'm not all that interested in picking up the threads of what I was once following. So in this case (and I might be alone in thinking this...) discussion wasn't promoted. And I would have thought discussion boards were here for discussion. Well that or hits for the advertisers I guess.

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 03:09 PM
I liked you better when you posted once a year.:barman:

Mike

So we should limit the board to you guys with 5000+ posts so you can all sit around and fondle each other?

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 03:21 PM
I think you should create a poll on which of those idea's to use. We need more Mario based Polls in the Texans forum. :bubbles:

:lol:

TejasTom
03-15-2012, 03:21 PM
It's a matter of effeciency of reading. Do we really need to go to 4 different threads to have the exact same discussion?

It would be great if it was only 4.

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 03:25 PM
Then lock them then. Or limit the amount of new threads someone can start within a specific time frame. I think merging is the wrong approach. To each his own. I think people seem to think multiple threads is like rioting in the streets or something. It's a discussion board. Lives aren't being lost.

I actually started a thread (in the proper forum) asking if the mods could set permissions so that a new member can not start a thread until they have "x" (whatever that number is) posts. That way they get the lay of the land, for instance they'll know to go to the NFL forum to post something about say team "X" and not in the Texans specific forum.

No, lives aren't being lost but people who moderate the board's time is. These people have regular jobs too.

TheMatrix31
03-15-2012, 03:28 PM
It's all terribly inefficient and there should be a major regrouping and organization of threads and topics, but it's not my board so whatever.

But dude, just because the name "Mario" is in the thread, doesn't mean it's a thread about him. So this temper tantrum bull**** is nonsense.

As for the thread, who knows what to do. It's a matter of knowing how much money we have to work with and if we can get Myers, Brisiel, and Dreesen back.

Texanmike02
03-15-2012, 03:29 PM
So we should limit the board to you guys with 5000+ posts so you can all sit around and fondle each other?

:goodpost:

Not at all. You have 18 posts. Most of them are about arguing about posting. You've been a member since 2005. Until this thread you were averaging just over 1 post a year and I'm sure when you took all year to think of something to post you came up with something better than what I've seen in this thread.

Mike

Hardcore Texan
03-15-2012, 03:32 PM
Way too much merging going on IMO. I've never understood that...it's not like the forum is bring printed out and we're killing trees.

Technically Mario is not the subject of this thread. Its about what to do now that he's signed elsewhere

Just like an app.....there's a thread for that. And it's less than half a page down from this one. Same exact premise.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90476

HOU-TEX
03-15-2012, 03:35 PM
Championship!!














:includeme:

majestrate
03-15-2012, 03:35 PM
It's all terribly inefficient and there should be a major regrouping and organization of threads and topics, but it's not my board so whatever.

But dude, just because the name "Mario" is in the thread, doesn't mean it's a thread about him. So this temper tantrum bull**** is nonsense.

As for the thread, who knows what to do. It's a matter of knowing how much money we have to work with and if we can get Myers, Brisiel, and Dreesen back.
I edited my post to account for it not being about Mario. The point of my first response was that we already have multiple threads with this exact discussion going on. We don't need another one.

I don't really have an answer for you referring to logical thought as temper tantrum bull****.

Playoffs
03-15-2012, 03:35 PM
I didn't know Mario was religious ... ?

TheMatrix31
03-15-2012, 03:41 PM
I edited my post to account for it not being about Mario. The point of my first response was that we already have multiple threads with this exact discussion going on. We don't need another one.

I don't really have an answer for you referring to logical thought as temper tantrum bull****.

Everyone FLIPPING OUT that it's in the Texans forum and not the NFL Forum because Mario is "zOMG not even a Texan anymore!!!!" = temper tantrum.

Sure, the thread shouldn't be started to begin with since there are 70 jizzilion of them, but that's another point.

Thorn
03-15-2012, 03:50 PM
If nothing else, arguing over the validity of threads is better than arguing about why the Texans lost their last game.

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 03:51 PM
If nothing else, arguing over the validity of threads is better than arguing about why the Texans lost their last game.

:user:

I have a new thread to start! :francis:

paycheck71
03-15-2012, 03:54 PM
I can't believe I just read through all these messages. I want the last 10 minutes back...

welsh texan
03-15-2012, 03:56 PM
I can't believe I just read through all these messages. I want the last 10 minutes back...

:goodpost: And so it continues....

TexanBacker93
03-15-2012, 03:56 PM
thank the lord we didnt spend all of our money on mario. so its time to move on. were not getting peyton. and now we have some cap thats not being used. weve let vincent jackson go. also reggie wayne and pierre garcon. so my bet is that we go get myers and briesel. or myers, mario manningham and other young receivers.

Unless the team was looking to get rid of Andre, Vincent Jackson was never a possibility. Too much money tied up in WR/RB. Can't have 3 top tier players on one team and still have money left for anyone else.

I'd never want Garcon at the amount Washington paid to get him.

panamamyers
03-15-2012, 03:57 PM
The lack of new threads is a huge reason for the limited activity in this forum in my opinion.

Nothing I hate more than to go to a message board and see the same dang 7 threads with 15 pages worth of bs in each for 5 days straight.

Give me more choices from which to choose. I think merging threads all the time is counter-productive.

False Start
03-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Its sunny outside! :yes:

majestrate
03-15-2012, 04:06 PM
The lack of new threads is a huge reason for the limited activity in this forum in my opinion.

Nothing I hate more than to go to a message board and see the same dang 7 threads with 15 pages worth of bs in each for 5 days straight.

Give me more choices from which to choose. I think merging threads all the time is counter-productive.
Then let's fix it. Mods should change the "Reply" function to "Post New Thread". That'll make the forums suspiciously active

Edit Also, you people and your "tons of new threads with same discussion points is better" have been poisoned by 4chan :P

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 04:16 PM
Then let's fix it. Mods should change the "Reply" function to "Post New Thread". That'll make the forums suspiciously active

Edit Also, you people and your "tons of new threads with same discussion points is better" have been poisoned by 4chan :P

You're just trying to be difficult to prove a point. Keep talking in extremes..there IS a middle ground you know.

HJam72
03-15-2012, 04:24 PM
You're just trying to be difficult to prove a point. Keep talking in extremes..there IS a middle ground you know.

Yeah. We should start a new thread about that. :)

panamamyers
03-15-2012, 04:29 PM
You're just trying to be difficult to prove a point. Keep talking in extremes..there IS a middle ground you know.

Exactly.

Why not just have one thread. It's all about the Texans right. Just have a thread called Texans, stuff everything in there.

See...we can both do the silly, second grade, talking in extreme stuff.

Perki-Perk
03-15-2012, 04:30 PM
Yeah. We should start a new thread about that. :)

I think we should start a new thread about not starting new threads just for the sake of starting a new thread and reading people's complaints about new threads simply because they detest new threads and aren't sure why they really don't like new threads.

OH, No, I started that thread first, it was me! It was me!

It's like reading a forum of a bunch of 5 year olds at recess. Can we get back to football please?

HOU-TEX
03-15-2012, 04:35 PM
I think we should start a new thread about not starting new threads just for the sake of starting a new thread and reading people's complaints about new threads simply because they detest new threads and aren't sure why they really don't like new threads.

OH, No, I started that thread first, it was me! It was me!

It's like reading a forum of a bunch of 5 year olds at recess. Can we get back to football please?

Gonna start a new thread for that?

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 04:35 PM
Exactly.

Why not just have one thread. It's all about the Texans right. Just have a thread called Texans, stuff everything in there.

See...we can both do the silly, second grade, talking in extreme stuff.

The bottom line for me is that an important player (for better or worse) in the history of the franchise left the team today and folks REALLY think there should be exactly ONE thread about it?

Why not let people talk? It's the offseason and the board is dead anyways. I don't see the harm in a handful of threads about Mario.

In the spirit of ridiculous ideas...why don't we make a board for each player? And you have to restrict your comments to him alone? That would be super efficient!

Perki-Perk
03-15-2012, 04:37 PM
gonna start a new thread for that?

lol :d

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Gonna start a new thread for that?

Nicely done!!

ObsiWan
03-15-2012, 04:53 PM
There was no need for this thread. None.

It's a two-parter: Part 1 is "Thank the lord we didn't sign Mario." Part 2 was "Now what to do?"

The first part is rhetorical and has no thread value. No discussion value.

The second part could be discussed in another thread about our free agency moves. That thread EXISTS. It's real. I promise.

At the end of the day, this sort of thread is always created because someone wants to drive discussion to THEIR newly-created thread. As if a guy has just created a new secret hideout and he wants all the guys to hang out with him at his new location. It's acceptance-driven, actually.

Because otherwise, he could have made that statement (the thread title) in one of the existing threads...but he knows it will just get passed over as 12 people make posts right after he does. Simple explanation as to why we don't start new threads when others exist.

I know. I started it. It's called "The Replacements... who do we target?"

TheMatrix31
03-15-2012, 05:00 PM
There should be the following threads, and that's it:

The Mario Williams Thread
The Myers/Brisiel Thread
The "Other" FA Thread
Trade/Release Rumor and Discussion Thread
Potential FA Pickups Thread (or a Who Could/Should We Sign Thread)
________ Signs Deal With Texans Thread

All the discussion should be contained in those. Not sure why that's so hard or what's so objectionable about that. Anything pertaining to those topics goes in the proper thread.

ObsiWan
03-15-2012, 05:03 PM
The lack of new threads is a huge reason for the limited activity in this forum in my opinion.

Nothing I hate more than to go to a message board and see the same dang 7 threads with 15 pages worth of bs in each for 5 days straight.

Give me more choices from which to choose. I think merging threads all the time is counter-productive.

I think he's serious...
:headhurts:
you'd rather look in 20 or 25 different threads of 5-10 pgs each to find what you want? That sounds like a waste of time to me.


And talk about thread hi-jacking... three pages and maybe 5 posts that address the original post...

Dutchrudder
03-15-2012, 05:07 PM
There should be the following threads, and that's it:

The Mario Williams Thread
The Myers/Brisiel Thread
The "Other" FA Thread
Trade/Release Rumor and Discussion Thread
Potential FA Pickups Thread (or a Who Could/Should We Sign Thread)
________ Signs Deal With Texans Thread

All the discussion should be contained in those. Not sure why that's so hard or what's so objectionable about that. Anything pertaining to those topics goes in the proper thread.

But I'm special and I have different thoughts than yours on Mario signing with the Bills! I want my own thread so my ideas don't get lost in all the other people's opinions!

:kitten:

AMartin56
03-15-2012, 05:12 PM
I think he's serious...
:headhurts:
you'd rather look in 20 or 25 different threads of 5-10 pgs each to find what you want? That sounds like a waste of time to me.


And talk about thread hi-jacking... three pages and maybe 5 posts that address the original post...

Show me where there are 25 threads about the same subject. From what I can see at most FOUR or so threads were about Mario prior to them being merged. So congrats on using extreme examples as well. And now it appears that all four of the threads died after being combined...so yay for progress I guess.

I'm sorry but I don't think FOUR threads is a big deal.....especially when dealing with a former first round pick leaving the team. You guys are making a mountain out of a molehill.

welsh texan
03-15-2012, 05:18 PM
To answer the point made about people who'd like more than one thread on each subject, all that happens is people feel compelled to post their thoughts in both threads, some will only post in one but not the other, the viewpoints and information either gets repeated or (worse) ends up being available in one place but not the other.

Personally, I thought there were too many threads on the Mario thing for the last few weeks and even the last year as a whole to keep abreast of what the feeling was.

Honestly, I think people would be a lot more upset about losing Mario if it wasn't for all the duplicate thread issues.

I mean, what possible advantage could there be to having a bunch of different threads.

Also, there is at least one person in this thread for whom the majority of their post history pertains to thread-etiquette :smiliepalm:

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 05:40 PM
To answer the point made about people who'd like more than one thread on each subject, all that happens is people feel compelled to post their thoughts in both threads, some will only post in one but not the other, the viewpoints and information either gets repeated or (worse) ends up being available in one place but not the other.

Personally, I thought there were too many threads on the Mario thing for the last few weeks and even the last year as a whole to keep abreast of what the feeling was.

Honestly, I think people would be a lot more upset about losing Mario if it wasn't for all the duplicate thread issues.

I mean, what possible advantage could there be to having a bunch of different threads.

Also, there is at least one person in this thread for whom the majority of their post history pertains to thread-etiquette :smiliepalm:

Williams is a Welsh name, no?

ObsiWan
03-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Show me where there are 25 threads about the same subject. From what I can see at most FOUR or so threads were about Mario prior to them being merged. So congrats on using extreme examples as well. And now it appears that all four of the threads died after being combined...so yay for progress I guess.

I'm sorry but I don't think FOUR threads is a big deal.....especially when dealing with a former first round pick leaving the team. You guys are making a mountain out of a molehill.

Actually I was addressing the level of effort you spoke to. What's the diff if it's "7 threads with 15 pages worth of bs in each for 5 days straight" or 20-25 different threads of 5 pages each? Seems like a lot of work in either case.

And you're right. We've already spent waaay too much time on "to merge, or not to merge"

The mods have to do it. Let them call it.

Texn4life
03-15-2012, 06:17 PM
Over/Under for this thread? 10 pages

welsh texan
03-15-2012, 06:23 PM
Williams is a Welsh name, no?

I hear you ask Texan_Bill, could we take this thread anymore off-topic than it has gone already? And I answer your question, with what follows;


Despite Wales‘ relatively small size as a country it seems to have had a particular influence on the creation and history of the USA. The Welsh have played a disproportionately big part in American life. Many of the Welsh men and women who emigrated to America to start a new life had emigrated there from Wales to seek a new life away from the economic and cultural oppression that was being carried out by the central London government on the nations of Britain. This was a problem faced by Wales as well the other Celtic countries of Scotland and Ireland.

It should therefore be of no major surprise that almost 50% of the Signatories of American Independence were Welsh, 20% of the pilgrim fathers were Welsh as was the captain of the Mayflower itself. There have been at least 9 American presidents of Welsh descent including three of arguably the most iconic and influential American presidents; Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln. Thomas Jefferson who became good friends with fellow Welsh American president John Adams was the principle author of the revolutionary declaration of American independence whilst Jefferson Davis is famously the only Confedarist president. Abraham Lincoln is perhaps the most famous and most iconic of all American presidents; Lincoln was very proud of his Welsh heritage as illustrated by the imported Welsh tablet stone he made sure was built in to the Washington monument and donated by the Welsh citizens of New York which reads; “Fy iaith,fy ngwlad, fy nghenedl Cymru – Cymru am byth” (My language,my land, my nation of Wales – Wales forever)

The man who financed the American war of independence against central English rule was Welshman Robert Morris; Pennsylvania and Rhode island was also founded by Welshmen. It was also Welshmen who established America’s main Universities and colleges; Yale, Princeton, Brown, William and Mary, Virginia, John Hopkins, Andover and Bryn Mawr being prime examples.

The Welsh society of Philadelphia is the oldest ethnic organisation of it’s kind in America. There is even strong evidence to suggest America itself is called after a Welshman Richard ap Meryk, Anglicised to Richard Amerike (or Ameryk) (c. 1445–1503) who was the principal owner of John Cabot’s ship Matthew during his voyage of exploration to North America in 1497. It has been speculated that “America” is derived from his name, owing to his sponsorship of the voyages to Newfoundland, rather than from Amerigo Vespucci, the explorer and map-maker.

Today there are over 11 million people in the USA with Welsh surnames. It is also very notable that there are a disproportionally large number of African Americans with Welsh surnames, brought about largely by freed slaves taking on local Welsh Methodist / baptist preachers and local leaders’ surnames, and later through intermarriage but also, alas, in some cases from Welsh slave masters.

Aside from the unchangeable but addressable history of what happened to the native Indians of America and the whole African slavery trade which occurred at the hands of white European settlers in general, the Welsh settlers of north America have made and are making a substantial and significant positive influence on the cultural and civic development of American society and government in general; the true values of individual liberty and freedom from tyranny hopefully being core principles that can be grasped and secured for future generations.
http://thewelshsurnameshop.com/?page_id=15

thunderkyss
03-15-2012, 06:25 PM
thank the lord we didnt spend all of our money on mario. so its time to move on. were not getting peyton. and now we have some cap thats not being used. weve let vincent jackson go. also reggie wayne and pierre garcon. so my bet is that we go get myers and briesel. or myers, mario manningham and other young receivers.

Truly, I'm fine is we lose Myers. I know it sucks, but the only way we'll get him is if we over-pay for him & I don't want to overpay for Myers any more than I want to overpay for Mario.

We should have locked Myers up last year. Same as Mario. But our rookie GM has got to learn his lessons the hard way.

Texan_Bill
03-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Truly, I'm fine is we lose Myers. I know it sucks, but the only way we'll get him is if we over-pay for him & I don't want to overpay for Myers any more than I want to overpay for Mario.

We should have locked Myers up last year. Same as Mario. But our rookie GM has got to learn his lessons the hard way.

I'm thinking of some lyrics from a metal band.... :thinking:

:hmmm:







:user:

SAD BUT TRUE!!!

utahmark
03-15-2012, 08:30 PM
:goodpost:

Not at all. You have 18 posts. Most of them are about arguing about posting. You've been a member since 2005. Until this thread you were averaging just over 1 post a year and I'm sure when you took all year to think of something to post you came up with something better than what I've seen in this thread.

Mike


I would think most people who visit this board are the type who come for information and don't post a lot, most probably never even bother to register. These people come here to find something out and go into the main forum looking to read about Mario being picked up by someone else run into a 30 or 40 page thread that started 3 weeks ago--- if they can even find it. Like Mario Williams being signed by someone else does not effect the Texans at all, it's already been moved to the NFL forums I guess.

I do know this is not the way most of the regular posters would prefer it but I'm willing to bet that most of the people who don't visit this site daily would prefer recent big news to maybe have new post. Maybe we could have new post's about recent news stay for a couple of days before merging or some other way go about it.

I'm sure if anyone bothers to respond to this it will be to the effect of "who cares about them if they don't bother to post". I'm willing to bet that these "non posters" are the majority and not the minority and I do see advertisements on these boards now days. Might wanna think about keeping them happy too.----just sayin!

False Start
03-15-2012, 09:54 PM
I'm thinking of some lyrics from a metal band.... :thinking:

:hmmm:







:user:

SAD BUT TRUE!!!


The ghey version of Metallica? :wadeplam:

Oz Texan
03-15-2012, 10:02 PM
I would think most people who visit this board are the type who come for information and don't post a lot, most probably never even bother to register. These people come here to find something out and go into the main forum looking to read about Mario being picked up by someone else run into a 30 or 40 page thread that started 3 weeks ago--- if they can even find it. Like Mario Williams being signed by someone else does not effect the Texans at all, it's already been moved to the NFL forums I guess.

I do know this is not the way most of the regular posters would prefer it but I'm willing to bet that most of the people who don't visit this site daily would prefer recent big news to maybe have new post. Maybe we could have new post's about recent news stay for a couple of days before merging or some other way go about it.

I'm sure if anyone bothers to respond to this it will be to the effect of "who cares about them if they don't bother to post". I'm willing to bet that these "non posters" are the majority and not the minority and I do see advertisements on these boards now days. Might wanna think about keeping them happy too.----just sayin!

^This, I am one of those that come here daily and dont post much. I know this wont go over well but I'm tired of trying to sift through 25 pages of weeks old information to find out relevent news/updates. Loading this page and seeing the same 6 topics everyday is frustrating. I see the same topics and it makes me think this site is stagnant.

GP
03-15-2012, 10:05 PM
I would think most people who visit this board are the type who come for information and don't post a lot, most probably never even bother to register. These people come here to find something out and go into the main forum looking to read about Mario being picked up by someone else run into a 30 or 40 page thread that started 3 weeks ago--- if they can even find it. Like Mario Williams being signed by someone else does not effect the Texans at all, it's already been moved to the NFL forums I guess.

I do know this is not the way most of the regular posters would prefer it but I'm willing to bet that most of the people who don't visit this site daily would prefer recent big news to maybe have new post. Maybe we could have new post's about recent news stay for a couple of days before merging or some other way go about it.

I'm sure if anyone bothers to respond to this it will be to the effect of "who cares about them if they don't bother to post". I'm willing to bet that these "non posters" are the majority and not the minority and I do see advertisements on these boards now days. Might wanna think about keeping them happy too.----just sayin!

There's this cool feature the mods use, it's the "Edit Thread Title" function.

Go look at the Mario thread in the NFL section...the mods altered the title so it plainly states he's now a BUFFALO BILLS player.

And guess what? The entire bajillion posts that led up to his signing with Buffalo...they're all there for anybody who wants to relive the glorious conversations we had about it all.

But it will be done by clicking a thread, in the NFL forum, that lets people know they are viewing a thread about a guy named Mario Williams who is now a member of one of the 31 other teams not named Texans.

Why is this so hard? It makes perfect sense to put threads where they belong. Mario threads should be in the NFL section. Easiest idea in the history of message board guidelines.

DX-TEX
03-15-2012, 10:18 PM
We do nothing.

Obviously.

utahmark
03-15-2012, 10:33 PM
There's this cool feature the mods use, it's the "Edit Thread Title" function.

Go look at the Mario thread in the NFL section...the mods altered the title so it plainly states he's now a BUFFALO BILLS player.

And guess what? The entire bajillion posts that led up to his signing with Buffalo...they're all there for anybody who wants to relive the glorious conversations we had about it all.
But it will be done by clicking a thread, in the NFL forum, that lets people know they are viewing a thread about a guy named Mario Williams who is now a member of one of the 31 other teams not named Texans.

Why is this so hard? It makes perfect sense to put threads where they belong. Mario threads should be in the NFL section. Easiest idea in the history of message board guidelines.

That is exactly the point. If you have not been following the thread and you want to find out the latest news you have to sift through a bajillion post's to find what your looking for. Some people may not want to do that and if the object is to get more hits on Texanstalk.com you might at least want to consider what the people, who don't post or check threads dailey, want.

Oz Texan
03-15-2012, 10:35 PM
And guess what? The entire bajillion posts that led up to his signing with Buffalo...they're all there for anybody who wants to relive the glorious conversations we had about it all..


And guess what that thread was started over a year ago. Call me lazy but im not going through a thread from a year ago for the "Latest news".

drs23
03-16-2012, 02:16 PM
And guess what that thread was started over a year ago. Call me lazy but im not going through a thread from a year ago for the "Latest news".

OK, lazy. :D

GP
03-16-2012, 02:20 PM
That is exactly the point. If you have not been following the thread and you want to find out the latest news you have to sift through a bajillion post's to find what your looking for. Some people may not want to do that and if the object is to get more hits on Texanstalk.com you might at least want to consider what the people, who don't post or check threads dailey, want.

And guess what that thread was started over a year ago. Call me lazy but im not going through a thread from a year ago for the "Latest news".

Use the freaking SEARCH option! Duh.

Type in "Mario Williams" and it will pull up every thread that contains the word Mario. It will display every post that has the word Mario Williams if that's your choice, as well.

There are easy ways to get your news fix. You just have to use the tools to get there. Meanwhile, back on planet Obvious: We want to see the most RECENT news items listed on the front page. And we've been known to also hit Page 2 or even Page 3 to see if something from a week or so ago bumped down off of Page 1.

Who wants a complete list of all 1,000 thread titles all on one page?????? Happy scrolling! Or use the search function and get right to where you want to go.

At this point, you guys KNOW that this is right. You're just fighting it for the sake of the fight.

welsh texan
03-16-2012, 02:29 PM
Use the freaking SEARCH option! Duh.

Type in "Mario Williams" and it will pull up the single thread that contains the word Mario.

fify :truck:

Seriously, you want the latest news on Mario Williams? Check a sports news site. You want the latest opinion on Mario Williams? Hit the last page button on the thread.

http://www.terrariaonline.com/attachments/lol-cats_i-love-this-thread-so-much-jpg.803/

Blake
03-16-2012, 02:48 PM
http://hockeytownusa.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/brick-loud-noises-b-1.jpg?w=550&h=289

utahmark
03-16-2012, 02:57 PM
Use the freaking SEARCH option! Duh.

Type in "Mario Williams" and it will pull up every thread that contains the word Mario. It will display every post that has the word Mario Williams if that's your choice, as well.

There are easy ways to get your news fix. You just have to use the tools to get there. Meanwhile, back on planet Obvious: We want to see the most RECENT news items listed on the front page. And we've been known to also hit Page 2 or even Page 3 to see if something from a week or so ago bumped down off of Page 1.

Who wants a complete list of all 1,000 thread titles all on one page?????? Happy scrolling! Or use the search function and get right to where you want to go.

At this point, you guys KNOW that this is right. You're just fighting it for the sake of the fight.

Lmfao! there is no right or wrong. It's just what people would prefer. That capitalization of the word KNOW almost made me change my mind, though.

Blake
03-16-2012, 03:01 PM
People need to cut our mods a break and post in existing threads on like topics. I KNOW we can do this!

80tothezone
03-16-2012, 03:15 PM
People need to cut our mods a break and post in existing threads on like topics. I KNOW we can do this!

umm your name contains the word Mario.... u should be moved to the NFL forum....:eek:

Texn4life
03-16-2012, 03:17 PM
umm your name contains the word Mario.... u should be moved to the NFL forum....:eek:

Lol, Very Clever!

skymike
03-16-2012, 05:08 PM
Threads. merges. plfff! Did some of you not expect to see a lot of talk about losing Mario?

Some of you need to visit Texas Children's Hospital and meet people with real problems, who arent a fraction as whiny.

So, hats off to the Texans, for not overpaying Mario Williams. We Saints knew, when Carl Nicks started whining about money, that 1. he wants a lot, and 2. his ass can be replaced. And guess what? It did. Houston's got a long line of DE's going back to Sean Jones back to Elvin Bethea. You'll find another one.

You'll be fine. counting down the days till DD.