13.Sep.2010 Administrative Stuff & Addressing the Hate Mail
Two things before getting back to football (on Wednesday I'll break down the Louisville game).
1. People have complained about having to log into the site upon each visit. An easy solution is to register an account here:
You'll then be able to stay logged in, receive emails when someone responds to your post, etc. Recommended for a more enjoyable and personalized experience.
2. As some of you may have seen, my "tough question" made it into print over at Oregonlive.com. I admire Lindsay Schnell for having the guts to ask that question, even if she had to do it passive-aggressively (i.e. west-coast style) through me. Anyway, the question ignited a lot of rage in the comment area of that site in addition to hate mail in my inbox, so let me address a few things:
a. You have the choice to read or to not read this website. If you choose not to read the site, it doesn't effect me. Meaning, I don't seek "hits", as critics have suggested. The reason I hyperlink at other sites is because I know there are other fans like me out there, and I want them to know they have a place to voice their opinions.
b. The idea that I made this site to stroke my ego…you can feel that way, but I'm going to offer my side of it: I made this site because I'm a huge Beaver fan, and because I want a better product, and because I was banned from other sites for voicing my opinion. I could really care less about ego. Like everyone else, if someone says something positive, it feels good, but that's hardly a reason to make a website and put all this effort into it.
c. The things written that cause the most uproar are nothing more than opinions, and opinions, by definition, cannot be right or wrong. Predictions can become fact, and at that point become right or wrong. If you want to call me an idiot or otherwise criticize, try to first separate the two.
d. Let's not confuse constructive criticism where it's due with being overtly and irrationally negative for the sake of it. The former makes things better; the latter makes things worse.
That's about it. Thanks for the death threats. I now know why OSU has the #1 family atmosphere. 😀