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Which system do you prefer?

Poll closed Apr 13, 2012.
  1. Current: "Player Watch" threads on the main board

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  2. Former: "Player Watch" threads on subforum

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  1. Kong

    Kong User of non-performance enhancing PEDS

    Essendon
    Oct 11, 2007
    38,629
    So as has been discussed, we've been trialling a new system over the pre-season right through to now, where all "player watch" threads have been kept on the main Essendon board.

    Round 2 was the time that we said we'd run the trial through to, to allow a few weeks of proper in season to decide which system you preferred.

    On Sunday, we'll be creating the poll for every board user to vote on.

    So please, when you're online over the next few days, take the time to consider which method you'd prefer:

    - As it is. All player watch threads on the main board. Title updated to reflect the current topic
    - As it were. All player watch threads on the "Player Watch" sub-board.

    The poll will only run until the following Friday just prior to the Round 3 game, so please make sure you vote.

    Only Essendon users' votes will be counted, and the decision will be final, at least until the end of the season.

    We feel this way is the fairest, so that everybody has their chance to decide, rather than one or two people.

    Cheers. :thumbsu:
     

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  2. yaco55

    yaco55 Premium Gold

    Essendon
    Jul 25, 2007
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    Re: "Player Watch threads" - The Definitive Poll

    New system is fine.

    My only beef is that the selected team should have a separate thread, as opposed to being a continuation of a game preview thread as happened in Round 1. It was tough to find the team.
     
  3. Kong

    Kong User of non-performance enhancing PEDS

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    Oct 11, 2007
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    Re: "Player Watch threads" - The Definitive Poll

    Yeah, that was just a matter of how it happened, if you get me, though.

    If the new system remained, new threads for things like the team announcement are fine.
     
  4. The Dustbin

    The Dustbin Loyal & Proud EFC Member

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    Feb 24, 2004
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    Re: "Player Watch threads" - The Definitive Poll

    The original format has my vote.
     
  5. Kong

    Kong User of non-performance enhancing PEDS

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    Oct 11, 2007
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    Re: "Player Watch threads" - The Definitive Poll

    Remember to vote on Sunday ;)
     
  6. Kong

    Kong User of non-performance enhancing PEDS

    Essendon
    Oct 11, 2007
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    Re: "Player Watch threads" - The Definitive Poll

    Vote now, or forever hold your peace.
     
  7. Ben the Gooner

    Ben the Gooner Stand by Hird

    Essendon
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    Mar 25, 2007
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    Current, but please stop giving morons who post moronic things the titles.
     
  8. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic Premiership Player

    Essendon
    Oct 4, 2010
    3,679
    Anywhere but here
    Prefer the current system, everything is so neat and organised.
     
  9. daz17

    daz17 All Australian

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    Oct 23, 2011
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    Agree with this. Player comparisons and big calls shouldn't be in the title. Stick to facts and stats.
     
  10. Phone

    Phone Brownlow Medallist

    Essendon
    Apr 7, 2010
    25,808
    La Capanna Restaurant.
    Yeah agree with the above.
     
  11. eth-dog

    eth-dog TheBrownDog

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    Jan 11, 2007
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    Ben sums it up for me
     

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  12. Lance Uppercut

    Lance Uppercut Eat bling

    Essendon
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    Fatebringer
    Jan 7, 2005
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    Down the rabbit hole
    What Ben said
     
  13. blitzer

    blitzer Premiership Player

    Essendon
    Aug 27, 2006
    3,816
    House
    Current seems good just because no one really posted in the player threads before but now they are much more active and I like how the titles are renamed to advise on recent developments.
     
  14. Wahooti Fandango

    Wahooti Fandango Brownlow Medallist

    Essendon
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    Mar 10, 2007
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    The new system is really good.
     
  15. raskolnikov

    raskolnikov Premium Platinum

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    Apr 1, 2002
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    Old way.

    The current way is confusing and extremely cluttered.

    Also, why do usernames have to be in the thread title?
     
  16. Kong

    Kong User of non-performance enhancing PEDS

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    Oct 11, 2007
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    We got a small bit of feedback that some people preferred that the titles have a quote and reference (ie username) in them, rather than simply things like "Will Hurley cop poor umpiring for his career?", which created the appearance of the title reflecting the consensus of the entire board.

    So to those against using quotes.. Which of the following:

    1) Moderators decide at their discretion, which users are worth quoting
    2) No users are quoted, but the topic is (eg "Is Zaka tracking similarly to Ablett?" without referencing AS9)
    3) No opinions in the titles, only facts (personally I could see this limiting our creativity with titles, as it'd even rule out things like "Is Hurley underdone?", and limit us to always only using stats)
     
  17. Lord Nicholson

    Lord Nicholson El Supremo

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    If we're going to use quotes they absolutely have to be attributed in the title, lest they be confused for consensus.
     
  18. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic Premiership Player

    Essendon
    Oct 4, 2010
    3,679
    Anywhere but here
    I don't mind the quotes as long as they're relevant to what is being discussed currently in the thread.
     
  19. Howard Moon

    Howard Moon Brownlow Medallist

    Essendon
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    Chelsea FC, Melbourne City FC.
    Dec 14, 2008
    11,999
    Derailing threads since 2008
    ive come around to the current way....

    as the season has started properly it just seems to work, things move at a proper pace and it keeps what needs to be seen in sight.
     
  20. lamaros

    lamaros Norm Smith Medallist

    Essendon
    Oct 15, 2007
    7,144
    Sydney
    This. :footy:
     
  21. raskolnikov

    raskolnikov Premium Platinum

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Brisbane Lions
    Apr 1, 2002
    21,815
    Central Queensland
    If you see a thread on the main board "Carlton certainties for the flag" do you assume that's consensus just because there is no username next to the thread title?
     
  22. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic Premiership Player

    Essendon
    Oct 4, 2010
    3,679
    Anywhere but here
    No, but a thread on the main board is going to have the OP's name next to it, whilst an opinion i a Player Watch title won't generally be by the same person who originally made the thread.
     
  23. Kong

    Kong User of non-performance enhancing PEDS

    Essendon
    Oct 11, 2007
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    Feedback?
     
  24. Lord Nicholson

    Lord Nicholson El Supremo

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  25. The Prosecutor

    The Prosecutor Norm Smith Medallist

    Essendon
    Sep 13, 2011
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