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  1. Dills

    Dills Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the Philadelphia boards! We hope that you take the time to share your ideas by posting in the threads. Just like any place designed for idea sharing, we have designed general guidelines that are intentioned to keep the level of discourse on topic and amicable.

    Please read the guidelines below:

    Official Philadelphia Union Websites

    Philadelphia Union
    Philadelphia Union Team Store
    Philadelphia Union Store @ MLS Gear
    Philadelphia Union Facebook
    Philadelphia Union Twitter
    Philadelphia Union Instagram

    Union Staff on Twitter:

    @ChrisAlbright03 Chris Albright

    Union Players on Twitter:

    @aberr22 Austin Berry
    @andreblake29 Andre Blake
    @CorbenBone Corben Bone
    @DannyCruz5 Danny Cruz
    @MauriceEdu Maurice Edu
    @fabioalves_3 Fabinho
    @Leo_Fernandes22 Leo Fernandes
    @FreddaSilva_7 Fred
    @raygaddis Raymon Gaddis
    @C_Hernandez31 Cristhian Hernandez
    @antoinehoppenot Antoine Hoppenot
    @MikeLahoud Michael Lahoud
    @SebastienLeToux Sebastien Le Toux
    @ZacMacMath Zac MacMath
    @maidana1987 Cristian Maidana
    @J_McLaughlinIII Jimmy McLaughlin
    @amobisays Amobi Okugo
    @ZachPfeffer_27 Zach Pfeffer
    @pedronalribeiro Pedro Ribeiro
    @andrewwenger Andrew Wenger
    @AaWheelz12 Aaron Wheeler
    @EthanWhite15 Ethan White
    @sheanonwilliams Sheanon Williams

    Philadelphia Soccer News Sites/Blogs

    Union @ AmericanSoccerNews
    Brotherly Game
    The Philly Soccer Page
    Phinally Philly
    Philly.com
    The Goalkeeper
    Philly Soccer News
    700 Level
    Underground Philly

    Philadelphia Union Podcasts

    KYW Philly Soccer Show
    Union Sound
    The 90th Minute
    The DoopCast

    Supporters' Groups

    Sons of Ben | SoB Twitter | Sections 134-140
    Tammany Saints | Tammany Saints Twitter | Section 101
    The IllegitimateS | Section 133
    The Bridge Crew | The Bridge Crew Twitter | Sections 120 - 121
    The Corner Creeps | Section 134
    El Bandito's Battalion

    Soccer Friendly Establishments

    Pennsylvania
    Dark Horse Pub - Philadelphia, PA
    McGillin's Olde Ale House - Philadelphia, PA
    Fado Irish Pub - Philadelphia, PA
    Tir na Nog - Philadelphia, PA
    Braveheart Highland Pub - Hellertown, PA
    The Horsham Inn - Horsham, PA
    Green Parrot - Newtown, PA
    Iron Abbey - Horsham, PA

    New Jersey
    Brewer's Tavern - Haddon Township, NJ
    PJ Whelihan's Pub - Haddonfield, NJ

    Delaware
    Stoney's - Wilmington, DE
    Catherine Rooney's Irish Pub - Wilmington, DE
     
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  2. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: Philadelphia :: Forum Decorum

    Being Cool (aka board etiquette)

    This board is like a college dorm. There are different threads and different kinds of discussions. In some threads it’s just about anything goes so long nobody has to call the RA. In other threads, the more studious are debating the fine points of Shakespeare (4-4-2) and Vonnegut (3-5-2) concerning their criticism of society (how Philadelphia should line up next weekend). Then some threads are like the cafeteria with posters winding news and views together mingling the cerebral with the flippant. Most posters find the kind of atmosphere that works for them, and they just stick to those. Other folks wander from room to room sampling the variety. No matter what most residents are cool, and quick to figure out what kind of room they are in and act suitably to get along with whomever they meet.

    The RA’s (moderators) are there to make sure everything and everyone is cool. Sometimes that means chucking the bad apples who just showed up to create trouble. Sometimes, it means escorting the trashcan thrower away from the study group before they get fed up and leave to consider the mysteries of the universe elsewhere. Sometimes, it means escorting the study group guy away from the everything goes crowd before he gets himself beat up. But, for the most part the RA’s just wander around content in the knowledge that dorm life is going well, and remarking how everyone is so cool, and how even with their different tastes and attitudes everyone is getting along and having a good time.

    In short, the Philadelphia board is a growing and diverse board. There are many freshman posters on here who are just learning the ropes and there will be plenty more when a new team is announced. There are all kinds of students of the game here and all sorts of discussions. Please respect those differences, and be cool enough to allow everyone the kinds of discussions they’re looking for.

    Lastly, please remember that despite all our different perspectives and opinions, we all really do support the same team.

    Thanks Knave for allowing me to reconfigure your (World Cup and DC) guidelines for use on this forum
     
  3. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: Philadelphia :: Forum Decorum

    Spoilers :: What they are, and how to avoid posting them.

    We cover this issue in depth here because there’s a lot of confusion about this topic, and there’s not actually much information about it in the BigSoccer Forum Guidelines.

    Believe it or not, some soccer fans have jobs, lives and families and are not always able to watch the games live. Many will be watching matches on tape or on taped delay. It is therefore imperative that we all take care not to post any spoilers for any match.

    A spoiler is something that reveals the result of a match without fair warning to readers of the boards.

    You might say that anyone who is watching a game on tape should not go online and risk having the match spoiled. This, however, is not a good argument. Someone might want to go online before watching a game because:
    • There's another game on TV that they're going to watch before watching the one on tape/tape delay that they want to know about.
    • The match is on tape delay in their area and they want to see the pre-match news about injuries and lineups without being alerted to the final score.
    • They want to know why the tape delayed match is suddenly not on ESPN as they thought it would be.
    • They want to know the results of other matches but not be alerted to the result of the match they want to watch.
    These are just a few of the very many good reasons that someone would go on the boards before watching a match on tape.

    In addition, keep in mind that thread titles on the Philadelphia board appear on BigSoccer Live on the main page. That means that someone can have a match spoiled without even going onto the boards.

    So spoilers are a very serious concern for us here on these boards and we will try to insure that there are as few spoilers as possible.

    Here are some rules to follow to make sure that you do not post any spoilers.

    1) Never post a result in a title. Ex. "Philadelphia 4 : 0 Red Bulls"

    2) Never imply a result in a thread title. "Red Bulls go down in flames!" or "Henry was brilliant!"

    3) Always use neutral icons in titles for threads that reveal results.

    Here a couple examples of what not to do.

    :) Philadelphia v. Los Angeles [R]

    or

    :( Philadelphia v. Los Angeles [R]

    Such icons are very suggestive about the results of a match so please avoid using them.

    Neutral alternatives include the arrow or the generic icon. Use either of these when posting potentially spoiling threads.

    4) Along with using a neutral title and icon you must always put an [R] in the title. The [R] is fair warning that the contents of the thread include match results. A thread titled something like "Philadelphia and Scoring" is clearly neutral but it is also very ambiguous. It is not obvious whether or not results are revealed within the thread.

    Consequently, the thread is a potentially spoiling thread even though its title is neutral. If you leave the [R] out then someone who does not want to know the result might unwittingly click on the thread and have a match spoiled. By placing an [R] in the title you give all the readers of the board fair warning about the contents of the thread.

    The [R] refers to the specific match at hand and any matches that relate to it. That means that for Philadelphia's MLS and Open Cup threads other MLS and Open Cup games are fair game. All other threads will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

    Also, please note that when you post a thread there is a line - in red - right below the subject box that reads: NO match RESULTS in subjects. Please use [R], or you will receive a yellow card!

    We will be taking spoilers very seriously during the season and anyone who posts a spoiler will receive an automatic yellow card that prevents them from posting new threads.

    In short, all we are asking for is a little common sense and courtesy to your fellow Bigsoccer posters.

    Lastly, if you really, absolutely don't want to risk a match being spoiled then you should avoid the boards. We aren't perfect and there will be spoilers here. If it is imperative that you not see a spoiler then try to avoid the boards until you've watched the match. We'll eliminate spoilers as soon as we see them but, as with life in general, there are no guarantees.
     
  4. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: Philadelphia :: Forum Decorum

    Trolling, Flaming and Spam

    Trolling: This term has its roots in fishing. When a fisherman trolls he trails bait through the water waiting for a fish to bite. Inevitably some foolish fish takes the bait. Trolling on the internet is similar. There is no rule about what is and what is not trolling. But it often consists of posting absurdities, annoyances, contradictions to common knowledge, insults, potshots, belligerent assertions and the like. Trolling isn’t always intentional, and has nothing to do with what team you support.

    Flaming: To flame is to post personally insulting or defamatory messages.

    If you want to talk trash then please head over to the MLS: Fan Rivalries board. However, even on that board flames are not permitted.

    Spam: To spam is to post irrelevant or inappropriate messages. One of the most common varieties of spam is advertising.

    Threads and posts that flame, troll or spam (as determined by the judgment of the moderators) will be deleted, moved or closed. And please do report any instances of these things that you see to a moderator.

    On this note, when posting links to articles on other websites you must always post directly to the article – not just to the main page of the website. Links to articles are clearly informational. Links to main pages too often look like spam.

    Lastly, please refrain from inflaming the flamers and don’t feed the trolls. Just alert a mod to the problem and they’ll take care of things as soon as they can.
     


  5. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator Staff Member

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    Re: Philadelphia :: Forum Decorum

    Official Threads :: aka No Banter Threads

    Anyone starting a thread has the option of giving it an Official designation. Threads designated Official will be reserved for serious discussion and substantive analysis. They will, accordingly, be moderated at standards that exceed the normal TOS. This will give thread starters more say about the level of moderation applied to their threads, and it will help to delineate a clear place for those who prefer serious discussion and analysis (like the study group mentioned in Being Cool). Threads can be designated Official retroactively, but only if the thread starter asks for the switch.

    If you want to designate your thread "Official" then please make that clear in the thread title.
    • Official :: Who should be our first Designated Player?
     
  6. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator Staff Member

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    Mods Thoughts on Merging Similar Topics

    • New News Article/Exisiting Topic - Merged after one day
    • New Thread/Existing Topic - Merged with an expiring redirect

    We want to keep the board as user friendly, but organized at the same time. We aren't trying to stifle your eagerness to discuss a specific topic. One day as its own thread, and then merged in to the existing topic.

    Thanks for understanding and your continued posting.
     
  8. ChefJim27

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    Re: Philadelphia Forum FAQ and Guidelines

    The River End

    As we are getting closer to 2010, and the kickoff of our Philadelphia Union, we are going to start getting more and more threads regarding supporters getting together for Union and USMNT matches. A good chunk of the time, you are going to find me there as well! :D To keep the forum more tidy and organized, keep the following in mind...

    - All threads regarding Supporters from various locations, or for viewing parties for the Union will be located in the River End subforum. This will seperate support for our club from discussions about the club itself.

    -All threads regarding the USA National Teams will be located in the off-topic thread. While we encourage support for the Yanks, it doesn't have anything to do with the Union, unless we are talking about our boys being called up for National Team duty.

    Thanks again for working with this community that we all get to have fun with!
     
  9. Dills

    Dills Moderator Staff Member

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    Update player twitter list again: removed Harrison and Hoffman, added Wheeler, Fernandes, and Kassel (Anding doesn't seem to be on twitter).

    -EDIT-

    And removed Cruz. Just found out he shut down after the headbutting incident with DeRo.
     
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