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hsnterprize
11-23-2003, 11:50 AM
If this thread is moved to the "Parking Lot" then so be it. However, I thought it would be interesting if WSI joined other fansites on this "Fansite Alliance", and represent us Sox fans in the light of other teams that have already joined the group.

Here's the link to the site... (http://www.fansitealliance.com)

Check it out, and who knows...WSI just might join the legion of other teams' fansites out there. BTW...no Cubs site, yet. Or are there any Cubs fans out there who are good enought to put out a site like WSI.

MRKARNO
11-23-2003, 11:52 AM
Most of those sites are pretty large/good fansites

oheeoh...magglio
11-23-2003, 11:55 AM
Great idea. I would agree that WSI should join that alliance. There are some great fansites on there, and to see the white sox fans like us join a "fan alliance" like that is an idea I definitely approve of.

TornLabrum
11-23-2003, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by MRKARNO
Most of those sites are pretty large/good fansites

Hey PHG! Get hustlin'!

joecrede
11-23-2003, 12:04 PM
Like Notre Dame football, I'd prefer WSI stay an independent. :D:

Daver
11-23-2003, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by joecrede
Like Notre Dame football, I'd prefer WSI stay an independent. :D:

We will.

WSI was approached by this alliance when it was first formed a year and half or so ago,and we declined to participate.

PaleHoseGeorge
11-23-2003, 12:18 PM
I'm reminded of that famous line by Groucho Marx.

"I wouldn't want to join any club that would have me as a member."

:bandance:

RedPinStripes
11-23-2003, 01:03 PM
Net works blow. If they dont own you and make money off you, they will own you.

joepoe
11-23-2003, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
Hey PHG! Get hustlin'!

Nothing is free. I don't see the advantage to WSI in being listed with an Arizona Diamondbacks site..

Huisj
11-23-2003, 01:17 PM
Seems like the most good it would do is add to the amount of trash talk from fans of other teams just because the site would be easier for other fans to find. and that's no good.

RedPinStripes
11-23-2003, 02:41 PM
Plus, there are enough rules here. Does anyone want to follow their rules on top of it? :D:

TornLabrum
11-23-2003, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes
Net works blow. If they dont own you and make money off you, they will own you.

Exactly what were the conditions for joining that would be disadvantageous to WSI?

PaleHoseGeorge
11-23-2003, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
Exactly what were the conditions for joining that would be disadvantageous to WSI?

We already have the biggest and best setup, and a top-drawer community. Besides more headaches, I have no idea what we get from adding links to where trolls and spammers can find us more easily. There is no upside for WSI to this deal, but plenty of downside. Look no further than our former Rivals affiliation for further proof. Most of those websites are long gone, and it took a lot of work to prevent WSI from suffering a similar fate.

No thank you.

ewokpelts
11-23-2003, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
We already have the biggest and best setup, and a top-drawer community. Besides more headaches, I have no idea what we get from adding links to where trolls and spammers can find us more easily. There is no upside for WSI to this deal, but plenty of downside. Look no further than our former Rivals affiliation for further proof. Most of those websites are long gone, and it took a lot of work to prevent WSI from suffering a similar fate.

No thank you.

What's a troll?

Gene

RedPinStripes
11-23-2003, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
Exactly what were the conditions for joining that would be disadvantageous to WSI?

Well, Soxnet is a victim of "the great deal networks give you". If you dont allow them to put spam on you site or allow the network to charge viewer to read articles, you wil be charged fees. And then youre not allowed to get out of the deal till teh contract is over. They take over the domain name and basically own you.

And as george posted, You dont get the options they have here. You dont know what kind of control you have over spammers and trolls ect. Soxnet didnt have this particular problem with fan alliance. it was another network. But Soxnet is now shut down because of the contract they signed. The same contract i told them not to sign. WSI would not benefit from a network. Newspapers, radio, and word of mouth have gotten more posters here then a network could ever give.

TornLabrum
11-23-2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
We already have the biggest and best setup, and a top-drawer community. Besides more headaches, I have no idea what we get from adding links to where trolls and spammers can find us more easily. There is no upside for WSI to this deal, but plenty of downside. Look no further than our former Rivals affiliation for further proof. Most of those websites are long gone, and it took a lot of work to prevent WSI from suffering a similar fate.

No thank you.

Makes sense to me!

PaleHoseGeorge
11-23-2003, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
What's a troll?

It's like pornography. You know it when you see it.

:bandance:

ewokpelts
11-23-2003, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes
Well, Soxnet is a victim of "the great deal networks give you". If you dont allow them to put spam on you site or allow the network to charge viewer to read articles, you wil be charged fees. And then youre not allowed to get out of the deal till teh contract is over. They take over the domain name and basically own you.

And as george posted, You dont get the options they have here. You dont know what kind of control you have over spammers and trolls ect. Soxnet didnt have this particular problem with fan alliance. it was another network. But Soxnet is now shut down because of the contract they signed. The same contract i told them not to sign. WSI would not benefit from a network. Newspapers, radio, and word of mouth have gotten more posters here then a network could ever give.

Sox net signed with yahoo, right?
Gene

Daver
11-23-2003, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes
WSI would not benefit from a network. Newspapers, radio, and word of mouth have gotten more posters here then a network could ever give.

When the Rivals Network WSI was affiliated with went belly up we had about 100 members or so,since becoming independent this site has grown to twenty times that size,something I don't think would have been acheived by remaining a part of a network. Jerry Manuel does not run this site,if it isn't broke why fix it?

:)

RedPinStripes
11-23-2003, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Daver
When the Rivals Network WSI was affiliated with went belly up we had about 100 members or so,since becoming independent this site has grown to twenty times that size,something I don't think would have been acheived by remaining a part of a network. Jerry Manuel does not run this site,if it isn't broke why fix it?

:)

West does a lot of "tinkering" . But there are actually results from it. :D:

hsnterprize
11-24-2003, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes
Well, Soxnet is a victim of "the great deal networks give you". If you dont allow them to put spam on you site or allow the network to charge viewer to read articles, you wil be charged fees. And then youre not allowed to get out of the deal till teh contract is over. They take over the domain name and basically own you.

And as george posted, You dont get the options they have here. You dont know what kind of control you have over spammers and trolls ect. Soxnet didnt have this particular problem with fan alliance. it was another network. But Soxnet is now shut down because of the contract they signed. The same contract i told them not to sign. WSI would not benefit from a network. Newspapers, radio, and word of mouth have gotten more posters here then a network could ever give. Hmmm...very interesting. Okay...I honestly didn't know about the buearocratic mess WSI would go through if it were part of this "alliance". It seemed like a good idea at the time. Obviously, if I had've known about all this stuff, I wouldn't have mentioned it. Now that you and other posters have elaborated on why WSI is better off independent, I'll go along with that notion. WSI is a great site, and it doesn't need a bunch of "overhead mess" to gum up the works. It's bad enough when trolls try to post on our site.

Keep up the good work, and KEEP THE SOCK FLYING!!!!!

Iwritecode
11-24-2003, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by ewokpelts


What's a troll?

Gene


Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge


It's like pornography. You know it when you see it.

:bandance:


This is a troll -------> :troll

:D:

MisterB
11-24-2003, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by ewokpelts
What's a troll?

Gene

troll

An electronic mail message, Usenet posting or other
(electronic) communication which is intentionally incorrect,
but not overtly controversial (compare flame bait), or the
act of sending such a message. Trolling aims to elicit an
emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply
key. A really subtle troll makes some people lose their
minds.

(1994-10-17)



Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, 1993-2003 Denis Howe

That's one definition, although nowadays trolling tends to be a little more malicious in nature.