Site questions

This is intended to ask Chris myers some questions but if anyone else wants to chime in with comments feel free.

My biggest one is it's been a while since I've really navigated something other than the main page. I must have just been in a cloud but I didn't realize that the groups function got turned off/removed.

My question is do you intend to bring this back or are you modifying it? I never really joined any groups but I did see the value of this function.

Do you intend to have an ignore function? A like/dislike function? I think this could be helpful, especially with initial posts.

Will you put back the ability to message member to member? I ask because I'd like to pass information about myself to some who've asked but I am very careful not to disclose too much information in an open forum.

Final question. Who led the American League in home runs in 1953?

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Al Rosen

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Baseball player Al Rosen, a 29-year-old blond man, is pictured in the white uniform of the Cleveland Indians, kneeling with a baseball bat, circa 1953.
Al Rosen, circa 1953.
Third baseman
Born: February 29, 1924 (age 88)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut September 10, 1947 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance September 30, 1956 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .285
Home runs 192
Runs batted in 717
Teams:
Cleveland Indians (1947–1956)

Career highlights and awards

4× All-Star (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955)
World Series champion (1948)
1953 AL MVP

Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924), nicknamed "Al", "Flip", and the "Hebrew Hammer", is a former American professional baseball player who was a third baseman and right-handed slugger in the Major Leagues for ten seasons in the 1940s and 1950s.

He played his entire 10-year career (1947–1956) with the Cleveland Indians in the American League, where he drove in 100 or more runs 5 years in a row, was a 4-time All-Star, twice led the league in home runs and twice in RBIs, and was an MVP. Rosen was extremely muscular, and had tremendous power and excellent bat control.

Rosen was a .285 career hitter, with 192 home runs and 717 RBIs in 1,044 games. He was selected for the All-Star Game every year between 1952 and 1955. Rosen appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1955.

In 1953, Rosen led the American League in home runs (43), runs batted in (145; still a record for an Indian third baseman, through 2010),[5] runs (115), slugging percentage (.613), and total bases (367). He also came in second in OBP, and third in hits (201), and tied for 8th in stolen bases. He also had a 20-game hitting streak.

BPHTOL

You take it from here Chris.

BPHTOL

All sites that I have seen in the past who had poster-to-poster messaging have since shut down. Meaning the entire message board had to be shut down due to abuse.

For anyone not familiar with this type of "feature", a brief description:

Posters on such a forum can send private messages to other posters. If you can't instantly see the problems there, I will be blunt: IT ATTRACTS LOW-LIFES. Any poster, any creep, any criminal - can send you a message... and other posters cannot see the message, so that "check-and-balance" is gone. Joe Farah at wnd.com tried a version of this (had to shut down his message board eventually). Popcap (a former simple game site that included "chatting" while playing) had to shut down, not only the chat feature, but several games, due to abuse by trolls).

Long story short - poster-to-poster - bad idea... VERY bad idea.

All sites that I have seen in the past who had poster-to-poster messaging have since shut down. Meaning the entire message board had to be shut down due to abuse.

For anyone not familiar with this type of "feature", a brief description:

Posters on such a forum can send private messages to other posters. If you can't instantly see the problems there, I will be blunt: IT ATTRACTS LOW-LIFES. Any poster, any creep, any criminal - can send you a message... and other posters cannot see the message, so that "check-and-balance" is gone. Joe Farah at wnd.com tried a version of this (had to shut down his message board eventually). Popcap (a former simple game site that included "chatting" while playing) had to shut down, not only the chat feature, but several games, due to abuse by trolls).

Long story short - poster-to-poster - bad idea... VERY bad idea.

Chris Myers. Any thoughts on this?

FG brought up a good point and concerning Willard's recent posts it's valid.

I still think at least allowing groups again is worthy of consideration but I don't know the impact on your end or if there was a reason it was disabled.

MikeyA

I missed this suggestion before, I tried groups and no one used them. They created a strain on the site and made it more complex so I turned them off. I don't think they would somehow gain steam if they did not before. If the person has the messaging on, you should still be able to do this. I will have to check. If it is not working, it is not something I did but something an updated did to the functionality.

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