Reds October Nicknames and Misc. Background

by Mary 30. May 2011 17:27
DocProc suggested that we start a listing of things that may confuse those who read our musings, so this thread is where they will be kept. 

Suggestion Box

by Amy 30. July 2010 11:55
Since RedFaced is building this site for us, he's asked us for suggestions on things we need to make Reds October function the way we'd like it to.   Obviously, the ability to post pictures will be a feature of the final site. I'm sure accessibility on a variety of mobile devices and ability to post from those mobile devices would be high on our wish list as well.  Jump in and comment with your own suggestions!

Reds October Basic Information and Signup Instructions

by Amy 30. July 2010 10:23
Hi everyone, welcome to the new joint! RedFaced is going to give you some basic instructions about how to sign up and add an avatar. The avatar process is a bit complex at the moment, so it's your choice--you can use a default avatar for now if you'd prefer and wait for the bells-and-whistles version of the site, or you can follow the instructions for adding one right now. I did it, so it can't be that hard, right?   Signup instructions: Just click on "register" in the main menu (top line of main page) and fill in the blanks.  Signing up (and then signing in) will allow you to post without typing in the words from the CAPTA feature.   Avatar instructions: Go to http://en.gravatar.com/site/signup and, using the email address you used to sign up for Reds October, create an account with them. You can then upload an avatar image (or multiple images, if you wish) to that account from your hard drive or from the web.  The Reds October software will then link your email address to Gravatar.com and pull your avatar from that account. You will have to log out of Gravatar after completing the upload in order for the new avatar to appear on Reds October.

Reds October Forum Rules

by Administrator 29. July 2010 12:34
Welcome to RedsOctober.com, a great place to call home while following the Cincinnati Reds! In order to keep your participation and experiences enjoyable and interesting for all of our users, please follow our simple rules and guidelines listed below. By participating on Reds October, you are agreeing to these Terms of Service: What Is Not Allowed As RedsOctober.com moderators are alerted, we reserve the right to remove comments including these types of specific information or language: * Libelous comments that include a false statement of fact that actually harms a person's reputation (as opposed to insulting or offending them). For answers to some frequently asked questions about libel, click here to visit the Media Law Resource Center. * Content that violates the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party. * Sexually explicit or crude sexual comments and images. * Threatening statements or statements that suggest violent acts against someone. * Statements that advocate criminal activity. * Crude comments about children, crime victims and the dead. * Excessive swearing or obscenity.  * Derogatory phrases and/or hate speech to define a group of people by their race, gender, religion, income level, ethnicity or sexual orientation. * Nasty name-calling. * "Flame Wars" or ongoing personal battles between users that distract from other conversations. If repeated personal attacks happen after users have been warned, we reserve the right to remove all parties from the site. * No cyberbullying. As with the rule stated above, we will not tolerate personal attacks on users. * Posting and re-posting identical comments on several stories or out-of-context may be considered spamming in certain situations. * You may not solicit funds or engage in commercial activity in our discussion forums, staff stories and staff blogs.  What We Will Allow The following will be permitted in our forums, comments, reviews and blogs so long as they do not violate the guidelines mentioned above: * We will allow opinions some will find offensive; * We will allow criticism of public officials; * We will allow criticism of people who are subjects of stories; * We will allow opinions that some may find offensive about tough social issues around race and sexual orientation, as long as they don't include the kind of specific language described above. But we highly discourage such commentary. After all, this is a sports blog and not a political or social platform.   What a User Should Know You are fully responsible for the content that you post. You understand and agree that RedsOctober.com is not responsible for any content posted by third parties. We monitor any user-generated content and reserve the right to remove content that we deem inappropriate for any reason whatever without consent. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on our site. You acknowledge and agree that you use and/or rely on any information obtained through the discussion forums at your own risk. For any content that you post, you hereby grant RedsOctober.com royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, exclusive and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part, worldwide and to incorporate it in other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.   How We Moderate Site Comments RedsOctober.com does not see comments before they are posted to the site. Instead, we rely on a team of moderators and good Samaritans to examine comments. When a comment is reported as a Terms of Service violation, our moderators will examine it to see if it violates any of the rules listed above. If the comment is in violation, it is removed from the site altogether. If a comment is deemed to be non-abusive, the comment will remain online. Please note we do not currently have the ability to edit individual comments, so if only one part of your comment violates a rule, we'll have to take the entire comment down. If you have questions about these rules or our moderation policies, feel free to e-mail us with further questions or concerns.

Welcome Message

by Administrator 29. July 2010 12:26
Welcome to RedsOctober.com (formerly Red Letter Daze), the home of Cincinnati Reds fans who want a nice, casual, comfortable place to talk baseball.   Some of us started hanging out several years ago on C. Trent Rosecrans' Cincinnati Post Reds blog and, more recently, have been found on ClearChannel's theLotD.com, Cincinnati.com and CNati.com. There are many people who will already be familiar with the tone, temperament and camaraderie of this group.   But for those who are new and wish to participate, view our site as a group of friends sitting together in a living room (or possibly the corner bar), watching the game and enjoying each other's company. The Reds are always the centerpiece--we'll have regular game threads and talk about the typical news, daily events and stats analysis that interest us all. But here's what you should also expect at any given time:   * The conversation will make a seismic shift at the mention of pork products, namely barbecue; * Beer and music are popular obsessions; * Movie quotations are a common theme; * Random and funny photos often capture a game moment; * And along the way, the focus will still remain the Reds.* We welcome forum topics but we want to restrict the site's clutter. All new threads must be authorized by one of our moderators. If you have a topic idea, please run it past Amy, Mary or AshlandATeam to make sure your idea does not conflict with someth ing we have in the works.   Designated moderators for RedsOctober.com are stationed to make sure all is calm and all is well, but frankly, folks, we don't anticipate any problems from our crowd. Welcome to our little corner, and enjoy the season.

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