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  • Brandon 4:55 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink  

    Commenting on FFGeekBlog.com? 

    As The Fantasy Football Geek Blog continues to grow, Matt and I are noticing a lot more activity from our awesome readers. On certain posts, we’ve gotten upwards of 40-50 comments and with the current format we use, this means that all those comments show up on the main page (FFGeekBlog.com.) This may cause some readers a bit of frustration if they’re searching for a specific post that we’ve published. We’ve already mentioned the “Hide Threads” button, which allows you to collapse all comments on the page, as well as added a new sidebar section (“Latest Posts”) that allows you to view the five most recent posts, but maybe this isn’t enough. We’re interested to how our readers feel about our current commenting format and see if anyone had suggestions on how we could possibly improve it. We definitely don’t want to discourage anyone from commenting, so if you feel that hiding comments on the main page will prevent you from responding to our posts, please let us know. Please let us know what you think and thanks in advance for the input!

    • Adam 6:45 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I think at this point people are used to seeing comments in blogs only after clicking on the entry. This is one of the only sites I know that shows comments on the front page – and I find it very distracting. Great site otherwise.


      • Brandon 8:34 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the input Adam. In the meantime, I recommend you use the “Hide Threads” button. It’s not perfect, as you have to do it every time you come back to the main page, but it’s a start until we see what the masses prefer.

        • Wolf 9:38 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I personally like having the comments on the first page right away because I keep up with the site enough to see when a new thread starts… and I just use the Hide button when I want to find an old thread. However, I think enough people read through here that having the comments only on the threads themselves is fine (and the usual way to set it up). Most people’s comments are directed towards you guys anyways!!

      • MattyIce02 11:36 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Can someone please explain this for me please??? Tommy Harris from the Chicago Bears is fined $7,500 for punching a cardinals player ( I don’t know his name) in the face, with malicous intent. Chad Ochocinco Johnson is fined $20,000 for clearly kidding around by holding a $1 bill in his hand pretending to tip off a ref to decide a challenged call in his favor, are you kidding me?? I think Roger Godell is a good commissioner, but what is the deal?? Does he have something against Chad? Should’nt the fines be flipped flopped?? What do think??

        • Matt 10:28 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          This is what happens when you establish blanket rules that cover very broad categories of “misconduct.”

        • Squish 9:05 am on November 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Add in that that Bud Adams got fined $250k for flipping the bird in the owners box. Can we go back to defenses being able to put QBs in the hospital and helmet to helmet hits being encouraged?

    • Squish 7:03 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I apologize in advance for “extending” the comments on posts. I tend to be a lot longer winded than I would like. Seems every comment I mean to be a sentence or two has multiple paragraphs shortly following. What can I say? When you have a passion you have a passion lol. I try to present all the evidence I have so that the inquirer may make a decision giving all the information available.

      I’ll try to cut down a bit since I’m sure I’m at least a quarter the problem lately. On a related note, I’m all for just having the most recent comments show as most often the other comments have already been addressed.

      P.S. Be aware of a possible incoming traffic increase. I’ve been spreading the word on the Yahoo discussion forums of this sites great ability to answer questions fast and accurately. Most of the guys asking advice on those forums have been sorely disappointed and I figured it was a great place to “recruit” a few more followers 😉

    • Matt 8:25 am on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Absolutely no need to apologize for your well-thought-out, detailed comments. They add a lot to the discussion and Brandon and I appreciate all the time you spend on them. And thanks for spreading the word!

    • rob 3:03 pm on November 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      the best news about cutler is he will be at home next week. the majority, if not all his interceptions, have been on the road. rob by the way, thanks for the tip about playing gates or davis.

  • Matt 9:56 am on November 13, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: caleb haney,   

    The good news for Jay Cutler, who last night threw five picks to take the NFL lead with 17 total INTs: At least your backup is Caleb Hanie. If you’ve never heard that name before, he’s an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State. I don’t mean to be rude, I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but Jay Cutler would have to intentionally score a touchdown for the other team before they’d put this guy in.

    Woohoo, I get to create the “caleb haney” tag in WordPress now!

    • Mal 9:43 pm on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Really struggling in deciding my Jacobs replacement RB, HELP PLEASE! It’s a MUST WIN week.

      Betts (vs DEN)
      C Williams (vs MIA)
      Fargas/Bush/McFadden (vs KC)
      Buckhalter (vs WAS)
      Bell (vs STL)
      Sproles (vs PHI)

      • Squish 12:01 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Go with Betts then Fargas if Betts doesn’t play. See my response in the “Ask the Geeks” section for more info.

        • Matt Dana 10:40 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Just added a commenting feature, testing it out…

        • Matt 10:41 am on November 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply


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