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A short list of what you should post in the GARM.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jtr, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. jtr

    jtr Contributing Member

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    OK. After a really horrible stretch of bit bucket posts I am going to weigh in on what actually should and should not be posted in the GARM. We recently experienced a completely horrendous number of worthless GARM posts with a lead in of "If player X leaves would you still be a fan?" byline. The first actually had some meaning because it addressed a serious question about Lin fans. And then stupidity reigned and deluge of copycat threads happened. Shallow, mindless and pitiful. So IMHO these should be a guideline as to when you should start a new conversation thread in the GARM.

    What not to post in the GARM:

    • Any spur of the moment question that pops into your head.
    • Questions that realistically have no answer other than IMHO. However I personally appreciate pointed questions that have to do with Rockets players chances in advanced competition like "Chandler's shot at USA team". Situational. Depends on the background offered.
    • Senseless derivations of current threads.
    • Questions like "What does this team have to do to lose you as a fan?" What does this add to the GARM? Nothing.
    • Questions like "Would you still be a Dwight fan if Howard was traded?" Both a senseless derivation and a question that pops into your head. And I am looking at you ...
    • Threads designed to push hot buttons and elicit ugly purposeless debate. Many Lin threads fall into this catagory.
    • Threads that obviously should be posts. "Possibility: David Lee?" is a classic example. Clutch provides a trade thread. Use it.
    • Any article dissing players without a thorough and detailed analysis of the player. Same for positive threads.

    What you should post:

    • Breaking news. If you are second to the submit that is OK. But please check the GARM before you hit the button.
    • Detailed analyses. If it is obvious that you put in an hour or more thought into a thread people will realize it and actually cut you some slack. "An NBA Nightmare: The James Harden-Dwight Howard Pick-and-Roll". A beautifull example. But perhaps unachievable for us average posters. You do not have to live up to the gold standard.
    • Schedules for members of the Rockets roster. Today's thread about the EuroLeague was a resounding success. A number of us actually watched the game and commented on it live.
    • Historical threads about past Rockets teams. Especially if you include video. "Best Hakeem The Dream Youtube Video" is a good example.
    • Questions that have been well thought out. Clutch posts are the epitome of these.
    • Anything by Bima.

    And I do realize that I will be flamed. But bits and screen are precious, and your personal opinion is not. Can we make this a better place for those of us that love basketball?
     
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  2. Haymitch

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    This doesn't belong in the GARM. OP fail.
     
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  3. jtr

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    A completely senseless statement. What could possibly be more relevant to the GARM?
     
  4. redearth

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    I found this helpful tip on the BBS Rookie FAQ, although I admit that I could be better at following this advice.

     
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    FIFY.
     
  6. Haymitch

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    Game Action and Roster Moves. There is a Feedback section for stuff like this.

    Reply fail.
     
  7. jtr

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    And we could be in an endless recursion of the most important point.
     
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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PKggO62YPs4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  9. jtr

    jtr Contributing Member

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    Yeah. Like all of these rookies read stuff like that. And who do you think are responsible for the stupid chatter we get on the GARM? Rookies. Maybe a few will read this and not hit the submit button.
     
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    Thank You! We definitely need to clean up the GARM... its getting to messy out there... too many duplicate posts (breaking news repeated 2-3 times by different people), too many lin threads, too many threads about "What do you think if..." types...

    Do we need a General "What I think..." Thread? and move all those threads in there?

    I just hope that someone would do immediate thread close of these types of threads...
     
  11. Haymitch

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    That's true. Hopefully this helps, but if I put on my Miss Cleo hat I see it getting moved.

    In the GARM's defense, I think this time of the year is brutal for us all.
     
  12. jtr

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    I could not agree with you more. Perhaps it is just frustration on my part that prompted me to write this post. I hate having to wade through screens of pablum to get to what is important.
     
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    Yeah, I've done some of these spur of the moment or just post something because I'm pissed with no actual insight. I think I'm better than most though, as I don't do it often.
     
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    I agree, you will get flamed, but you make a good point for the Rooks. Because I think that random thought that pops into alot of rookies' brains in the middle of the 4th quarter of a loss/win is what makes up a ton of the garbage that ends up clogging the GARM. Not to mention the off-season when they see some blurb on BSPN about anotherr team and think, man I've never thought about that I wonder how I can relate this to the Rockets.

    Good post
     
  16. Kruze10

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    Totally understand. I was getting annoyed with the "Would you still be a fan of "..." if "..." would be traded?" That not only sounds stupid but it was annoying.
     
  17. jtr

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    Yes. And honestly I am not blameless. But we all should try to do better. Perfection is not a humanly achievable attribute.
     
  18. luckytxn

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    Always great to be told what to do by the genius's here. Thanks Einstein.
     
  19. Carl Herrera

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    Wrong forum since this thread is neither about "Game Action" nor is it about "Roster Moves."

    This thread belongs here: http://bbs.clutchfans.net/forumdisplay.php?f=11

    Also, even by the OP's own standard, I have a hard time finding this thread's topic among the list of supposedly acceptable GARM threads.
     
  20. CARoxNut

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    Like to add one more condition for what not to post on GRAM. Stupid thread like this telling people what to do!
     

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