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Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/14/2007 8:34:56 PM   
Toby Stumbo


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We are new to this thing so any ideas/suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 3:37:11 PM   
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Vikings Training Camp Goals By Scout.com Posted Jul 14, 2007 Two weeks from now the Vikings will have had their first two-a-day practice of training camp. What do they hope to accomplish at training camp? Vikings training camp goals 1. Make sure Tarvaris Jackson is ready. Despite claims that Brooks Bollinger will compete with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting quarterback position, all indications are that this is Jackson’s job to lose. Jackson has spent much of his offseason at the Vikings’ training facility in Eden Prairie, Minn., preparing himself for this opportunity and fine-tuning his knowledge of how to run the complex West Coast offense. Now he must prove that he’s made significant strides since he lost both his starts in the final two games of the 2006 season. Entering his second season, Jackson also must show the veterans he is ready to take over as one of the leaders of this team. It’s a lot to ask for a guy who spent the majority of last season watching veteran Brad Johnson handle the snaps from center. Coach Brad Childress is confident Jackson has what it takes; he’s going to find out in the coming weeks whether he was right. 2. Figure out the situation at receiver. The Vikings made a big-time play to sign free agent Kevin Curtis last March. It didn’t work. Curtis elected to go to Philadelphia and the Vikings were left to consider their other options. The Vikings ended up signing Bobby Wade (Tennessee) to a five-year, $15 million contract. Wade will become the Vikings’ primary slot receiver. And that’s about the only certainty the team has at this position entering camp. Not surprisingly, the Vikings remain optimistic. Troy Williamson, the seventh-overall selection in the 2005 draft who is coming off a miserable season filled with dropped passes, spent time working with members from Nike’s vision department this offseason and the feeling is Williamson will benefit from this work. Training camp practices, complete with contact, should help to determine if this makes a difference. If that doesn’t happen, the Vikings could be in big trouble. The team did use three draft picks on receivers and second-round selection Sidney Rice appears in line to get a long look. One of the keys here is that the Vikings don’t only need to be more athletic at receiver, they also need to see that guys have learned to run the precise routes the West Coast system requires. 3. Get Erasmus James healthy. The Vikings’ pass rush was among the worst in the NFL last season in part because right end Erasmus James suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and partially torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee in only the second game. The Vikings have been extremely careful in bringing James along - James underwent some follow-up work on the knee in February - and it’s likely he won’t be full go when camp opens. Barring a setback, though, James figures to see increased action as training camp progresses and the hope is that he will be at 100 percent for the regular-season opener on Sept. 9 against Atlanta. CAMP CALENDAR: Players report July 25. Practice begins July 27. Camp breaks Aug. 19.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 3:59:14 PM   
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[quote="Todd Mallett"]Awwww nice family avatar Chris. :welcome: You kinda look like I'd imagined. Does my arm look like you'd thought? [/quote] So that's your arm? I've been meaning to ask you what the heck that is. (Can we say "heck" on this site? :P )
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 4:02:49 PM   
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This is odd. The post above was my response to Todd's post in the Loose Viking talk thread, but when I quoted and responded it turned up in this thread. Toby?
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 4:04:47 PM   
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Not trying to mess this up. :oops: I've figured how to split a topic but not move them around yet.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 4:04:58 PM   
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My first post disappeared. Why? I asked if a thread named 'Chat Lounge Vikings' or something could be set up under 'General Vikings Talk' so that this particular thread could be used to discuss the team.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 4:05:45 PM   
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I just read that post of yours in one of the other threads, Bill. So it's here, but I can't remember where it ended up.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 4:06:49 PM   
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[quote="Bill Johanesen"]My first post disappeared. Why? I asked if a thread named 'Chat Lounge Vikings' or something could be set up under 'General Vikings Talk' so that this particular thread could be used to discuss the team.[/quote] I'm trying to set up a Loose Vikes talk. Your original post is there.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 6:52:02 PM   
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[quote="Bill Johanesen"]My first post disappeared. Why? I asked if a thread named 'Chat Lounge Vikings' or something could be set up under 'General Vikings Talk' so that this particular thread could be used to discuss the team.[/quote] Actually, right now I have this forum setup so members can make threads of their choosing. That's why I have these other ones stickied so that they stay on the top no matter how many other threads are made. I just like having the option for everybody to make their own threads that stay on a certain topic. So Bill, feel free to make one and welcome to the new, new backup forum :)
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 6:58:37 PM   
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[quote="Lynn Garthwaite"]This is odd. The post above was my response to Todd's post in the Loose Viking talk thread, but when I quoted and responded it turned up in this thread. Toby?[/quote] Todd's messing with you I think. One option I can't seem to find is to move individual posts, only the thread is moveable. Something I need to figure out as I'm sure it's possible.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 7:27:53 PM   
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[quote="Toby Stumbo"][quote="Bill Johanesen"]My first post disappeared. Why? I asked if a thread named 'Chat Lounge Vikings' or something could be set up under 'General Vikings Talk' so that this particular thread could be used to discuss the team.[/quote] Actually, right now I have this forum setup so members can make threads of their choosing. That's why I have these other ones stickied so that they stay on the top no matter how many other threads are made. I just like having the option for everybody to make their own threads that stay on a certain topic. So Bill, feel free to make one and welcome to the new, new backup forum :)[/quote] But the offense and defense will be less used then the loose talk thread.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 7:59:10 PM   
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[quote="Jim Frenette"][quote="Toby Stumbo"][quote="Bill Johanesen"]My first post disappeared. Why? I asked if a thread named 'Chat Lounge Vikings' or something could be set up under 'General Vikings Talk' so that this particular thread could be used to discuss the team.[/quote] Actually, right now I have this forum setup so members can make threads of their choosing. That's why I have these other ones stickied so that they stay on the top no matter how many other threads are made. I just like having the option for everybody to make their own threads that stay on a certain topic. So Bill, feel free to make one and welcome to the new, new backup forum :)[/quote] But the offense and defense will be less used then the loose talk thread.[/quote] So, you saying I should sticky the loose talk one? I can. ;)
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 8:05:35 PM   
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I'm going to rename this thread to Ideas/Suggestions and make a new General thread so we keep the topic to the thread title. Sammy, hope you don't mind since yours is the only Vikings post in here, I will copy it to the new thread though (then it looks like I'm giving the info) :lol: Carry on with the forum stuff here folks and thanks for any ideas and/or suggestions.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 8:10:30 PM   
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[quote="Toby Stumbo"][quote="Jim Frenette"][quote="Toby Stumbo"][quote="Bill Johanesen"]My first post disappeared. Why? I asked if a thread named 'Chat Lounge Vikings' or something could be set up under 'General Vikings Talk' so that this particular thread could be used to discuss the team.[/quote] Actually, right now I have this forum setup so members can make threads of their choosing. That's why I have these other ones stickied so that they stay on the top no matter how many other threads are made. I just like having the option for everybody to make their own threads that stay on a certain topic. So Bill, feel free to make one and welcome to the new, new backup forum :)[/quote] But the offense and defense will be less used then the loose talk thread.[/quote] So, you saying I should sticky the loose talk one? I can. ;)[/quote] No, I don't like the sticky at all.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 8:14:48 PM   
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Why not Jim? The offense and defense threads will still go to the bottom of the stickied threads. I thought by making just an offense thread that we could talk about the quarterback/runningback/etc in there or would you prefer we have individual threads for them still? Remember, just because they are stickied doesn't mean they are set in that order, if you posted in the Stick your kneck out thread right now it would move to the top. Ya dig?
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 8:51:58 PM   
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I saw a couple things on different fan boards in looking for some other team's fan to play in the 20 teamer.. 1) Can we have a list of all of the currently online members and the number of guests, since we obviously cant see their names, that are visiting? 2) Can we institute some kind of points or rank system, so those with alot of posts or tenure or respect can earn perks or something. I saw that on broncomania.. Thought it was kind of cool.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 8:54:26 PM   
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Ian We can set the rank feature. I was already looking at that. I'm just thinking of some clever titles. I was thinking we could rank newbies as Les Steckle until they hit 10 posts. :lol:
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 8:57:55 PM   
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Yeah for sure, we can do ranks and groups. We can make it so you need so many posts before you can private message if we want to. We could have hidden forums that are only available to certain groups too. That's the main reason Sammy and I decided to get a domain so that we could have FULL control. :buttrock: (did I mention the cool smilies we can add now?) :lol:
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 9:02:22 PM   
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[quote="Ian Joseph"]I saw a couple things on different fan boards in looking for some other team's fan to play in the 20 teamer.. 1) Can we have a list of all of the currently online members and the number of guests, since we obviously cant see their names, that are visiting? Don't we have that at the bottom? 2) Can we institute some kind of points or rank system, so those with alot of posts or tenure or respect can earn perks or something. I saw that on broncomania.. Thought it was kind of cool. I saw one that was cool. I can't remember what college team it was, but it gave you different symbols for the amount of posts you had. Started off with one "warrior" then to a "battalion" then to a horse or something like that. Or do you mean perks, like a free pin up poster of Toby posing in different outfits for a certain amount of posts? [/quote]
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 9:08:23 PM   
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[quote="Duane Sampson"]Ian We can set the rank feature. I was already looking at that. I'm just thinking of some clever titles. I was thinking we could rank newbies as Les Steckle until they hit 10 posts. :lol:[/quote] Love it, we could have the ranking different coaches. Les would be the worst up to Bud for the best.... of course there will be a big argument on what the order of everyone else should be.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 9:15:23 PM   
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We could assign "Favre's Brother" to anyone who doesn't use their real name! :lol:
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/15/2007 10:53:33 PM   
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[quote="Craig Boyte"] Love it, we could have the ranking different coaches. Les would be the worst up to Bud for the best.... of course there will be a big argument on what the order of everyone else should be.[/quote] The coaches rank system would cause a lot of debate, you're right. We'll go with newbie, rookie, training camp, member, vet, etc. Toby will post it in the policies section. Maybe add an icon to each rank. Whatever you guys want....
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/16/2007 12:02:34 AM   
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[quote="Todd Mallett"][quote="Ian Joseph"]I saw a couple things on different fan boards in looking for some other team's fan to play in the 20 teamer.. 1) Can we have a list of all of the currently online members and the number of guests, since we obviously cant see their names, that are visiting? Don't we have that at the bottom? 2) Can we institute some kind of points or rank system, so those with alot of posts or tenure or respect can earn perks or something. I saw that on broncomania.. Thought it was kind of cool. I saw one that was cool. I can't remember what college team it was, but it gave you different symbols for the amount of posts you had. Started off with one "warrior" then to a "battalion" then to a horse or something like that. Or do you mean perks, like a free pin up poster of Toby posing in different outfits for a certain amount of posts? [/quote][/quote] Nothing with Toby and the phrase "pin-up" is to ever be considered a perk. Is there a way to do the rank stsem by the user's rep rather than how many posts they make? That way, guys like Imran would never make it out of the peon stage, if even they have 3,000 posts, becuz they dont bring anything except an appetite to the table.
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/16/2007 12:51:33 AM   
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I like the rep idea but would have to figure out how to add that stuff. Imran is one of those names that are on the instant ban list :lol: J/K
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RE:Forum Ideas/Suggestions - 7/16/2007 3:05:51 AM   
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I added images to the rank feature. The little noresman. 8)
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