Rule number 1: Donít suck.
Itís all about the quality. You do not become a member because of the number of posts you make. You become a member by making quality posts that are well thought out and well written. And the posts do not have to be just about the Red Sox. Many people have become members based on posts they have made about other teams, baseball in general and even other sports like hockey, hoops and both forms of football. Even from game threads, but that is pretty rare.
Another thing that weíre looking for here is the ability to argue your point without resorting to personal attacks. Attack the post, not the poster. We also look highly upon posters who, once they have been proven wrong, admit it and donít just keep arguing the point. No one wins the internet here.
Currently non-members have the ability to post in:
- The Sandbox, a non-member version of our Main Red Sox Forum
- All other sports forums
- Any game thread forum (if you are reading this for the first time this is the place most of our new forum visitors "get their feet wet"
Currently only members have the ability to post in:
- The Main Red Sox Forum
- Numerous off-topic forums
Members nominate folks. If you haven't been noticed and think that you would make a good member or have extenuating circumstances please PM your favorite mod or send an email to email@example.com.
If you are reading a thread on the main board and have something new to add, whether itís stats related or just some new insight, PM someone whoís been active in the thread with what youíd like posted. Iíve never heard of a member not posting something from a lurker that brought new information to the table. And you will get credit for it. Weíve had quite a few lurkers become members just based on a couple of posts and PM to members.
One other thing thatís very important. This is not a stats only board. Some of our best threads donít have a single number in them. Just remember to think before you post. Edit yourself. Add to the conversation, don't add noise.
And if youíre more comfortable staying a lurker, thatís fine with us too. Have some fun. Read. Post. Learn. Enjoy.