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#2541972 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Ekmanc on 17 October 2014 - 08:53 PM

Another pretty decent statistic.

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#2540874 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 15 October 2014 - 06:38 PM

I'd vote for the split thread idea. If some conversation evolves into something else and you really, really don't want it to continue in that thread, then why not just grab all the posts and stick them in a new thread (or an appropriate existing thread) with a link to said thread? 

 

I'd have to think back on the posts I've deleted to see if something like that would work. 

 

For editing, as I said it's for profanity or personal attacks or something that does not belong in any thread.  I never edit a post because part of it is off topic but otherwise within forum rules. 

 

 Looking through the recent deleted posts, they're all things that we wouldn't be split into a new thread, like insults, but in the right instance I guess it could work.  It's definitely something we've done in the past, it just doesn't seem that often that a thread splits into clear enough, substantial enough topics to split.  But it's something we could keep in mind. 

 

fellow mods?




#2540617 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by vladdy16 on 14 October 2014 - 11:19 AM

For the record, Matt has access to every post or thread that is deleted.  There is nothing mods can remove that can't be reviewed by Matt.  




#2540614 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Kmahrle83 on 14 October 2014 - 10:26 AM

I agree it's so lame for them to delete harmless posts and then lock the thread.  Mods go a little too far "policing", it's not necessary, it takes so much away from this forum because it continually happens.  Just because a mod doesn't share the same sense of humor or even opinions doesn't mean everyone else feels the same.  And if a mod doesn't agree with a post they shouldn't engage in scrubbing the history like it's Soviet Russia then locking and threatening to ban everyone.  It's not like people are posting kiddie porn here...

My brother was perma banned 2 years ago because he told a mod he was "being a nazi", because he made a post about how refs were a holes and used it to vent his frustrations about something that happened in game that the mod didn't agree with.  He contacted matt about this and said it was personal and matt simply said "I trust my mods, sorry".




#2540588 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 13 October 2014 - 10:14 PM

Gonna throw my gas on this bonfire. 

 

There have been a few members promoted to Mod in the last few years that surprised me. Surprised me to the point to where I PM'd Matt and asked how much money I had to send him to be a Mod because __________ obviously paid him to be one. This was following a tussle I had with said mod following a post/topic I posted and was promptly removed (probably about my wanting to trade Babcock following a playoff exit). I believe the mod told me to keep it in the GDT and following my explanation that the season was over and this was a valid thread, they essentially told me to F off because I was just bitching. 

 

Now, when someone starts a thread with a coach/player's name in the title that will obviously be a critique of his play/leadership, Mods and members both know that there will be some mud slinging. If you don't then welcome to the internet. There very well may be some off topic posts, attacks, and trolling. Just delete it. Or better yet, cross out all the text and add a response as to why it was crossed out and give a warning. Flame-bating doesn't belong. But when the Mods close a legit thread, or remove a post that was meant as a poke at the Mods treating the thread like a Third Reich library, then something is wrong. 




#2540551 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 13 October 2014 - 06:29 PM

I do have to run but I do understand the frustration.  I spend some time on hfboards and have actually gotten reprimanded by mods there a few times.  I get it.

 

More than anything I guess what I want to demystify is the idea that we're power hungry and throw it around just for the sake of doing it.  I've come across mods like that but I can honestly say none of the active mods really are that way here.  We're Wings fans who got sucked into LGW like the rest of you, and agreed to be moderators because we like the site and wanted to help Matt out.  

 

And we do check in with one another about what exactly we should let go and when we should step in. It's usually a grey area.  And there's multiple mods so we want to enforce consistently but it's tricky sometimes.  

 

We may not always be correct in our thinking for deleting posts, locking threads, etc.   but it's not done out of malice.  Even if it's misguided, it's generally an attempt to keep productive discussion going here.  So if you disagree with something, politely ask.  Like I said you may not like the answer, but at least you'll know what the thinking was.  And if you disagree with the policy then maybe it can become part of a larger discussion. 

 

Gotta run but I'll check back in to later to ramble on some more...   :P




#2540528 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by LAWings on 13 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

I agree it's so lame for them to delete harmless posts and then lock the thread.  Mods go a little too far "policing", it's not necessary, it takes so much away from this forum because it continually happens.  Just because a mod doesn't share the same sense of humor or even opinions doesn't mean everyone else feels the same.  And if a mod doesn't agree with a post they shouldn't engage in scrubbing the history like it's Soviet Russia then locking and threatening to ban everyone.  It's not like people are posting kiddie porn here...




#2540299 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by joesuffP on 12 October 2014 - 10:30 AM

I can't really blame Howard for the last two goals it's just frustrating because one way or another the guy just can't get it done. He's paid a lot of money to win games. I'll be the first guy to say he played great if he did but I haven't seen a 5M dollar goalie performance out of him these first two games


#2540251 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by wings_fanatic on 11 October 2014 - 09:27 PM

 

No.  Officiating sucks equally in all three sports (don't watch baseball enough to know or care).

 

Every time I'm ready to proclaim NHL referees the worst, I think of NBA and NFL referees and retract the thought.  Same thing with the other two sports.  Referees are like players.  They're human and will make stupid mistakes.  

 

What sports really need is to get rid of refs and replace them with computers that never make any mistakes.  But that's obviously not happening right now, so we're stuck with what we have.  


 

If Mrazek is better, than he should start.  

 

This franchise doesn't owe Howard anything.  It's the same franchise that benched better goalies like Hasek, Joseph and Osgood at some point in their careers.  

 

Well said. IMO this is an important year for Howard. If he continues to be just average, then that is not good enough. Not when we have a really good goalie in the minors and he can play the puck too.




#2540249 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 October 2014 - 09:23 PM

Again and again...the officiating in the NHL is of a spectacularly amateurish level compared to other major sports, It is so inconsistent that its hard for casual fans to be sure what the rules are or know what's going on and it turns them off. Hell I've been watching ice hockey for 20 years and I still can't tell when the f***-bags in the middle are going to make calls or not....and absolute joke in terms of consistency and professionalism, and there are so many games I've watched over the past 5 years where the officials have decided the outcome more than the players.

 

Apart for Bettman's golden boys, I don't even think its bias, just incompetence. 

 

That said, wings were good again tonight, and if they can maintain those energy and skill levels, they'll be a lock for the playoffs

 

No.  Officiating sucks equally in all three sports (don't watch baseball enough to know or care).

 

Every time I'm ready to proclaim NHL referees the worst, I think of NBA and NFL referees and retract the thought.  Same thing with the other two sports.  Referees are like players.  They're human and will make stupid mistakes.  

 

What sports really need is to get rid of refs and replace them with computers that never make any mistakes.  But that's obviously not happening right now, so we're stuck with what we have.  


I think Howie is a nice guy, I really do! He's played in the NHL for like what, 5-6 season? That's a major accomplishment!

 

But he's 30 years old, it's not like he's going to be getting any better from here on out. His still atrocious puck handling skills show he isn't really committed to trying to improve (I mean how hard would it be to spend 5-10 mins passing the puck back and forth with someone a couple times a week??).

 

I don't think there's any reason to continue to have our goalie of the future playing in the AHL just for the hell of it, especially if he's the better option to win us games. Who cares if he's currently in GR? Are they barred from calling him up? I'm mean sure give Howie a little bit more time to see what happens with him, but if it just continues like this I'd rather just have Mrazek start getting some serious NHL time. Why not?

 

If Mrazek is better, than he should start.  

 

This franchise doesn't owe Howard anything.  It's the same franchise that benched better goalies like Hasek, Joseph and Osgood at some point in their careers.  




#2540238 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by PumpIron on 11 October 2014 - 09:07 PM

Jimmy Howard zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz couldnt save a beachball




#2540233 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by joesuffP on 11 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

Howard makes a big timely save every 5 games




#2540232 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by LeftWinger on 11 October 2014 - 08:57 PM

didn't watch but the last 5-6 mins...how'd the guys look? The Z line looked good from what I did see, even Francine. From the sounds of it on here, Howard blew...go figure.




#2540231 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by joesuffP on 11 October 2014 - 08:57 PM

I blame Howard the most for this loss. The one gimmie goal was completely on him and it seemed like the ducks only had 3 good scoring chances all of which went in. Against Bostom we were dominating and he gives up one on the first shot. It's so deflating it effects the whole team




#2540229 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Echolalia on 11 October 2014 - 08:55 PM

Thank god the season is 82 games long. If the Wings keep playing the way they have been over these first two games, this loss (and the nonpenalty) won't mean a thing.
Having said that, this team looks like an entirely new team compared to last year. They've been really fun to watch so far, and at least through two games, the overall team approach is much different than in the past. The Wings' strategy is much more aggressive and based on speed, which is wonderful to see, because I don't think the coaching staff realized just how quick this next generation of Wings are until they were in the lineup last year. We've been without a solid identity the past few years, but it looks like they're fully embracing quickness, at least based on two games of hockey.