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#2650927 February 2016 Red Wings Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 01 February 2016 - 08:28 PM

Febuary 2016
featuring #25 Mike Green
 

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#2645389 January 2016 Red Wings Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 31 December 2015 - 08:46 PM

January 2016
featuring #34 Petr Mrazek
 



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#2640349 December 2015 Red Wings Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 30 November 2015 - 10:14 PM

December 2015
featuring #71 Dylan Larkin
 



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#2634639 November 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 01 November 2015 - 05:20 PM

November 2015
featuring #8 Justin Abdelkader
 

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#2634638 November 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available

Posted by Matt on 01 November 2015 - 05:19 PM

November 2015
featuring #8 Justin Abdelkader
 

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#2629131 October 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 09 October 2015 - 04:14 PM

It's back! Due to popular demand I'm bringing back the monthly LGW Schedule Wallpapers for download. I've limited the resolutions options a bit (6 for now), but I'm open to adding a few as well as long as the size is reasonably popular. Hope you guys like them! I plan on going back to the different-player-per-month lineup I've done in years past.
 

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#2629130 October 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 09 October 2015 - 04:12 PM

It's back! Due to popular demand I'm bringing back the monthly LGW Schedule Wallpapers for download. I've limited the resolutions options a bit (6 for now), but I'm open to adding a few as well as long as the size is reasonably popular. Hope you guys like them! I plan on going back to the different-player-per-month lineup I've done in years past.
 

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#2628920 monthly schedule wallpaper?

Posted by Matt on 08 October 2015 - 08:26 PM

This IS coming this month. I've been feverishly working on it this week (sorry, I've been really busy! Too many friends getting married this month!) -- I plan on having it available for download prior to the season opener tomorrow night. I'll release it in a few different resolutions, then lean on you guys a bit for some resolution requests.

 

Just so you know: The native size of the wallpaper is 2560x1440 -- it'll be plenty big to start!




#2625457 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by Matt on 14 September 2015 - 04:01 PM

I'll see what I can do. :)




#2611350 Improved Spam Protection and Forum Maintenance Update

Posted by Matt on 29 May 2015 - 08:32 AM

The LGW forums have been upgraded to Google's reCAPTCHA2 spam security, with the expectation this fixes the flux of spam users that have infested the site the last few days. (The old reCAPTCHA 1 version obviously isn't as bulletproof as it once was.)

 

While performing that upgrade I also performed a general maintenance update for the forums as well.

 

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I'm currently testing a major upgrade to the forums to IP.Board 4.0, which should roll out later on this offseason! It promises a whole host of new feature and functionality.




#2561318 Forum Maintenance Upgrade Performed

Posted by Matt on 07 January 2015 - 12:33 PM

The LGW Forums underwent an upgrade around noon today. There shouldn't be any major front-end changes, mostly behind-the-scenes and security updates.

 

If you encounter any errors, please be sure to first clear your cache (Ctrl+F5). If the problem persists please feel free to drop me a Message.

 

 

Thanks!




#2560760 CapGeek shuts down

Posted by Matt on 05 January 2015 - 09:47 PM

First RWC, now this? I'm starting to fear LGW will go down. What's ever going on I hope the best for Matt.

 

No plans to shut anything down, though I am looking into a new host for the site.

 

Had to hit the Wayback Machine for this one: 

 

https://web.archive....chart/index.php

 

I used to block away an hour or so every Sunday night to update that thing by hand. What a monster pain in the butt that was. Matt Wuest got his automated on CapGeek and I thought it far better to save my hour(s) and, eventually, help out on the CG user interfaces.

 

Wishing him all the best and a never give up attitude.




#2560380 CapGeek shuts down

Posted by Matt on 03 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

I've kept in touch with Matt on and off for years (for a short time he wrote about the Red Wings' prospects on this site before the turn of the century and branching out to Rivals.com and eventually RWC). We worked a bit on CapGeek together and this is truly sad news.

 

Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I know the decision made tonight was an extremely difficult one for him....




#2541498 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Matt on 16 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

 I remember new threads on signings/trades being discouraged during free agent frenzy and the trade deadline, and I found it hard to participate in the discussions when the thread are too long to follow and make an informed post.

 

This is exactly what I want to change. I have no problems at all with trades/signings having their own threads. Doesn't matter if it fills up the front page because the ones that are deemed comment-worthy float to the top, anyway.




#2540766 LGW Moderator Problems

Posted by Matt on 15 October 2014 - 08:22 AM

There was a thread about 4 or 5 years ago that somehow, spontaneously, amazingly, evolved into a 3 page running joke using players names as puns. It was completely harmless and was in no way offensive or insulting to anyone. It was the funniest thing that has ever happened around here. It got deleted.

Can we have that one back? I still think about it sometimes...

 

Honestly, this sounds hilarious but I don't recall seeing it (which isn't entirely surprising since I'm not poking around every day).

 

 

 

Too many posters I liked have come and gone since then because of these petty internet arguments.  I miss a lot of their posts.  

 

What's disappointing is that on a good number of those users we broke our own '3 Strikes' guideline in trying to keep things in line because some of them I considered valuable members. But continually violating the rules of the forum can't be ignored in the end. There were plenty of warnings and a monstrous amount of discussion among the moderators before decisions were made.

 

 

Matt, do you honestly not think this is creepy?

 

I understand deleting -- but never, ever editing -- a post if it contains something illegal or an image that isn't "family friendly," but you do not need to try to purify threads so that they contain only "respectful" hockey talk.  I wouldn't read this forum almost daily if I didn't want to read about hockey, but I want to read a forum, not a blog.  Lock -- or why not just move -- threads if you must, but do not, if you're an adult man or woman, delete or edit posts.

 

'Creepy' is the last word I'd use to describe that. And it's not about keeping the discourse on here "respectful" -- you can get heated, get animated... That's fine. But at least do so with some tact. Being an "adult man or woman" is a plainly ignorant way of putting it -- the moderators and myself have years upon years doing this job. Removing a 'page' from a thread isn't some huge deal -- 99% of the time it's because the topic at hand was derailed, quoted comments of something that had to be removed followed, etc., etc.. These aren't "yeah, I think that post sucked"-type removals. That doesn't happen.

 

I have a feeling that some of you don't see the forest for the trees in the respect that your off-topic banter or derailment of threads makes it more difficult for casual (or new) visitors to follow along or try to jump into a topic mid-thread. I don't want the site to be clique-ish where potential new members are turned off from joining because they don't feel a part of the club. In small doses I have absolutely no problem with it, but when it starts to dominate a thread it either 1) needs to get dialed back, or 2) the thread needs to get split or a new one started.

 

 

That sounds great. But typically in a situation like this you wouldn't be having a conversation with a few people only to have some random person jump in in the middle of it and start saying

 

"You guys started off talking about this, and now you're talking about that. That isn't allowed!" 

"This topic has been discussed at length already (possibly by people that aren't you), I'm putting a stop to this discussion and you guys can't talk about it anymore!"

"No you can't discuss that, move your conversation to something else"

"Oh, this topic again! I'm sick of reading about this (and I'll just assume that since I'm tired of it no other fan of this team would want to discuss it anymore either), I'll just gonna pretend you didn't want to talk about and shove it back to the bottom of the barrel!"

"I know you just spent 15 minutes developing this well thought out and nicely worded opinion about something, but I'm now going to say it's invalid and nobody will ever hear it."

 

You're not being oppressed. Using the bar scenario, I would look at the off-topic derailment of someone jumping into a group conversation (where the discussion topic was already established) and trying to talk over everyone or change the subject.

 

Now, some of your other concerns (the "this topic has been discussed at length...", "... this topic again!...") I do share on occasion. Sometimes the idea of 'mega-threads' or bumping old topics from a couple pages down to merge with a new post (on the same topic) isn't the best -- particularly if there has been a significant change from the time the original thread was started, etc... Every time Jimmy Howard has a bad stretch in net doesn't mean we need to bump a 3-year old "Howard is Average" thread to continue the discourse. The main intention with the duplicate thread remove/merge was to fix situations where there would be five "HOWARD SUCKS", "Howard is the Second Coming of Our Lord and Savior" or "Howard ________" on the main page. 

 

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I do want to add: I love discussing things like this. There's no reason for people to get hot and bothered and keep things pent up when we can just talk about it. You guys can air your thoughts and concerns, and the moderators and I can explain the other side of the coin and see what we can do together to continually improve things.