Hello all. This thread is meant to be a place for all the many and varied personalities who make up our blog (the best on the web, IMO) to come and talk. There is no particular topic, and thus, by definition, no off topic posts.
The idea was inspired by Anthroeagle's threads on BGN, which Invictus XI was kind enough to point out to me. The reason for doing this now is the...erm...spirited debate on another thread regarding off topic posts on football-related articles.
Some of the post decorum I will go ahead and (ahem) borrow from Anthroeagle:
Rule #1 - Don't be That Guy
- THIS is most important. Don't ruin someone else's fun...I mean just don't do that.
Rule #2 - All Pictures and .Gifs Must Have Subject Lines
-Some people are slackers and we go on Bleeding Green Nation during class because having your English teacher explain how to write persuasively kind of loses it's luster after a couple years. Some people even come here while they're supposed to be working (TIME THIEF!). So, for these people we must require you to put a subject line on all pictures, especially pictures of half naked women.
- No nudity. That means no pictures of nipples, vaginas, anuses or penises.
- Limit your gifs (less than 3 per user), I love gifs as much as the next guy but they have a tendency to slow down my computer.
- Please check where the picture or gif came from. No one wants to get a virus, worm or trojan on their computer. Just remember that some people cannot afford to replace a computer every year.
Rule #3 - Be cool, man. No temper tantrums. No "threadbombing."
-No need to lose your head. This is the internet, don't take these arguments seriously. If someone hurts your feelings, let it go or go outside for a walk. There's no need to make yourself look like a tool by ruining a thread.
Outside of these, of course, as I have no dispensation from the bosses, normal site decorum is in effect.
This thread, and those to follow if it proves popular enough, is meant to be a place for all the folks of our blog to get to know one another, and basically act as the "teacher's lounge" of our great website. I hope the experiment is successful, as I'd love to enjoy the comedic stylings of Jed, Kitti, and many others, and experience more of tanstaafl's...intriguing commentary without interrupting the great football discussions on the front page.
I suppose any good thread needs something to get it going...So here is my humble submission for the very first thing said in the (hopefully) eternal BTB thread: How 'bout dem Cowboys?
Oh, and if you like the idea for this post/want it to stick around, Rec it, or Tom Ryle will pick D Ware as his pet cat.
Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.