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10-04-2019, 17:14   #91
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Good to see a new Mod. Not so good to see that he/she feels the need to put " " around the word sport to describe MMA.
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10-04-2019, 17:17   #92
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Good to see a new Mod. Not so good to see that he/she feels the need to put " " around the word sport to describe MMA.
Yeah I didn't want to say that as of fear of getting banned, bit weird having someone mod the forum who wouldn't consider it a sport. Id rather no additional mod than that.
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10-04-2019, 17:29   #93
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I never said I did not consider it a sport, and apologies if it came across that way. I was trying to distinguish the sporting side from the other stuff that surrounds the sport, particularly in the Irish context - clearly there is quite a lot of gossip and other stuff that attracts headlines, but it's not the sort of stuff that should be considered part of the sport itself
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On a positive note, I think the off topic discussion thread is working out nicely.
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I never said I did not consider it a sport, and apologies if it came across that way. I was trying to distinguish the sporting side from the other stuff that surrounds the sport, particularly in the Irish context - clearly there is quite a lot of gossip and other stuff that attracts headlines, but it's not the sort of stuff that should be considered part of the sport itself
Fair enough, thanks for clarifying.
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On a positive note, I think the off topic discussion thread is working out nicely.
I was thinking the same thing. I can't recall the last warning I've seen.
Also a little but of off topic seems to be allowed in the other threads. It's pretty harmless, and as long as it's not derailing threads it seems to be the way to go.
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14-04-2019, 04:08   #97
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I was thinking the same thing. I can't recall the last warning I've seen.
Also a little but of off topic seems to be allowed in the other threads. It's pretty harmless, and as long as it's not derailing threads it seems to be the way to go.
In fairness 90% of MMA news stories are regarding things that happen outside the cage. It was needed.
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In fairness 90% of MMA news stories are regarding things that happen outside the cage. It was needed.
I do like how it's being handled though. No more pages and pages of whiskey talk in the mcG thread, but people aren't being warned for mentioning it in a post or two.
It was very hard to find a balance before without shutting down discussion, but it's working very well now.
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Could we get a dedicated thread for irish MMA - amateur and pro discussion?
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28-05-2019, 16:08   #100
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Could we get a dedicated thread for irish MMA - amateur and pro discussion?
Not sure there is really a need for a dedicated one as there is rarely a huge amount of discussion around it outside of an event being on. Happy to add one though as long as it doesnt turn into a McGregor discussion thread..we already have enough of that elsewhere.
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26-06-2020, 07:33   #101
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What are people's thoughts on having dedicated threads for Fight Night events? I rarely use large mega-threads as I have no idea what & where I'll be jumping into when entering them...so unless you're regularly following such threads, they're not ideal for those who don't. There does be some cracking fights/fighters for Fight Night events...but it's a bit off-putting having them all tied up in one single thread...
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What are people's thoughts on having dedicated threads for Fight Night events? I rarely use large mega-threads as I have no idea what & where I'll be jumping into when entering them...so unless you're regularly following such threads, they're not ideal for those who don't. There does be some cracking fights/fighters for Fight Night events...but it's a bit off-putting having them all tied up in one single thread...
One thread for all the fight nights works well in my opinion. If you haven't seen the event and don't want spoilers stay clear of that thread until you catch up. There are plenty of other threads for non fight night talk to use in the meantime.
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What are people's thoughts on having dedicated threads for Fight Night events? I rarely use large mega-threads as I have no idea what & where I'll be jumping into when entering them...so unless you're regularly following such threads, they're not ideal for those who don't. There does be some cracking fights/fighters for Fight Night events...but it's a bit off-putting having them all tied up in one single thread...
This is the way it used to be but sometimes a thread didn't get created and the fights got spoiled in the general thread.
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One thread for all the fight nights works well in my opinion. If you haven't seen the event and don't want spoilers stay clear of that thread until you catch up. There are plenty of other threads for non fight night talk to use in the meantime.
That would also work for dedicated threads though, avoid the thread, avoid the spoiler.
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This is the way it used to be but sometimes a thread didn't get created and the fights got spoiled in the general thread.
Ah, I see. So there'd obviously be a necessity to ensure such a thread was created for it to work.
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