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  • Powell
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    Powell's Relevance Test:

    If it would be out of place in T&FN (the magazine), it doesn't belong on the T&FN Board.

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  • mike renfro
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    I guess another vote for keeping it to T&F (or F&T). I did enjoy the musical interlude in the winter, and maybe that is the key. After XC is done and indoor hasn't kicked in, we can goon around with non T&F subjects, while waiting for action. There seems to be as much flaming on "pure" T&F posts as on the off the wall things, but that is probably due to the basic interest of the posters and readers. I would be in favor of limiting (voluntarily [LOL]) the non T&F post to the Dec-Jan time frame.

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  • Mel
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    "let's add in those who think they've been somehow appointed as hall monitors and demand that posts be removed"

    LOL!!

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  • Mel
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    Brit. Former record holder:

    2.24 Mark Naylor (ENG) 10.09.57 1 Plymouth 28 Jun 1980 10"

    Thanks, I know who I was confusing you with now, had forgotten his first name.

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  • satch400
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    I,FOR ONE, say TRACK ONLY and ban that moron Satch. signed KUHA SATCHMAN and all other real fans.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    > I want to add that
    >I am less bothered by random off-topic posts or remarks than I am by those who
    >scream every time they see something off topic.>>

    Hear-hear! And while we're singling out my non-favourites, let's add in those who think they've been somehow appointed as hall monitors and demand that posts be removed.

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  • Natasha
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    I really liked how oldvaulter put it. I couldn't agree more. I've really enjoyed all the great discussions mostly about track.

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  • MDC
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    Add another vote to retaining the track & field focus -- especially with the upcoming certain to be nasty US elections. I, for one, need a safe haven/sanctuary. (Of course, if for some idiotic reason the US decides to boycott for security reasons then that's on-topic, i.e, see Mark Spitz's comments today.) The occasional diversion can be fun, but too much non-T&F content will quickly degrade the value of this board.

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  • tafnut
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    The greatest argument AGAINST a wider spectrum of topics is the irrationality, name-calling, and closed-mindedness people exhibit when one gets into the political/social sphere. [not that we don't engender that in some T&F discussions!!] I welcome ANY discussion that stays civil and rational, but as Lee said, I go here to 'relax'. I guess my biggest problem is that I can get sped up pretty quickly on subjects I DO know something about (education being the topic at hand on the sister thread that gh started), and while I do enjoy off-topics, my dander quotient rises exponentially when someone says something with which I fundamentally disagree.

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  • trackstar
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    Getting off topic has ruined many a newsgroup/message board. I suggest sticking to:

    1. track

    2. field

    And if you really want to get crazy and far-out, we could talk about road running, cross country, or even the standing long jump. Otherwise, all other topics surely have another board somewhere that is appropriate.

    (And as I've said before, being a political journalist, I spend all day discussing politics on the job. This board is my refuge, a politics-free zone.)

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  • MJD
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    >marknhj are you Canadian? if so did you jump in 88 in Seoul?

    Brit. Former record holder:

    2.24 Mark Naylor (ENG) 10.09.57 1 Plymouth 28 Jun 1980 10

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  • Mel
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    marknhj are you Canadian? if so did you jump in 88 in Seoul?

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  • marknhj
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    Agree with the views immediately above. Field & Track with occasional sidetracks on other amusing topics.

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  • Per Andersen
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    My view on this echoes excactly tanfman and tafnut. Let's have fun with some beer and music stuff, that's fine. For me Track&Field has always been a sanctuary from the realities of "real" life. Why would anybody log on to this site for a serious discussion on anything else than Track & Field?

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  • Dutra
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    I prefer this board be limited to track and field topics or topics closely related to the sport such as on the THG board in which the full story encompasses other sports.

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