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Need-to-Know Wednesday is Pointing…and Clicking!

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Friends,
As the football team rides a successful season thus far, and as we swiftly approach the oncoming basketball season, we here at Kentucky Sports Radio know that we’ll probably gather some new readers. While most of you are familiar with the ways message boarding and posting works on this site, during a meeting the other night at the compound we all agreed it might be beneficial for our site’s rookies to re-iterate some of the generally-known rules of etiquette to ensure enjoyment for everyone. Here, then, are some basic rules to bear in mind as you continue to read and post throughout the year:

1. Whenever trying to convey a feeling in your post, emoticons are highly functional. Sometimes, when written only textually, a post may not fully denote the attitude of its writer. For example, there’s a big difference between this:

45. HowardUK says:
I am going to kill all the people responsible for this.

And this:

45. HowardUK says:
I’m going to kill those guys! 🙂

Sometimes, the fine line between police surveillance and common vernacular can be defined better through these symbols. Other common emoticons may include, but are not limited to, the following:

: ( – I am sad
:O – I cannot believe that.
:p – I am making a silly face as I write this.
r:) – I have a combover.
T:) – This is a medical opinion.
! : ) – I am a wizard.
///:) – The books I am balancing on my head are going to fall.

2. Though allowed, it is not necessary to post every minute and a half. Your mental health will benefit greatly from taking the time to construct your thoughts clearly. If you don’t think you’re ready, walk away from the post for a minute. Hug your child. Make a pot of tea. Your post will ultimately be stronger in the end.

WRONG:
33. BilboBagginsFan Says:
Encino Man was Pauly Shore’s best movie.

34. BilboBagginsFan Says:
Also Bio-Dome was okay.

35. BilboBagginsFan Says:
In the Army now sucked.

36. BilboBagginsFan Says:
Jury Duty wasn’t terrible, but could have been better.

37.BilboBagginsFan Says:
Also Son in Law.

RIGHT:
34. BilboBagginsFan Says:
While Pauly Shore has made some decent movies, his peak was clearly Encino Man.

3. Take the time to spellcheck. If you’re in doubt, just run it through there once. It’s worth it.

WRONG:
22. Tootstick says:
rpolf mars hand bell shxq.

RIGHT:
22. Tootstick says:
That is true. We are really going to miss Randolph Morris this year.

4. If you want to more attention, give yourself a hot female name. If criticism’s not your thing, it’s a good idea to protect yourself via this easy method:

67. UKFanWithOversizedBreasts Says:
I like watching the wildcats!

68. NevadaSteve says:
I totally agree #67, you’re exactly right!

69. GaryCat says:
#67, that’s so true! You should post more often!

70. CatsRGREAT says:
I just got back from the weight room, #67. Great post!

71. RuppRooter says:
I just ran a diagnostic check on the IP you’re posting from and I see you’re in Hancock County, where do you like to hang out down there?

5. Unfortunately, sometimes posts are deleted. This is sometimes due to profanity in the text or incindiery viewpoints. When this happens, other posts move up in number. Make sure the post you’re responding to hasn’t been deleted, or a situation like this:

21. HappyGuy Says:
Hey Guys! I just found out I’m going to be a father!

22. SwedeHater Says:
Swedish people are terrible and I hope they all burn.

23. MarkOklahoma Says:
#22, That’s a terrible idea,why don’t you stop spreading your vileness?

…can become this:

22. HappyGuy Says:
Hey Guys! I just found out I’m going to be a father!

23. MarkOklahoma Says:
#22, That’s a terrible idea,why don’t you stop spreading your vileness?

6. Contrary to what you might think, not everything requires your opinion. I know, it’s surprising. But the message board belongs to everyone, and certain rules of human decency should be adhered to.

RIGHT:
97. OldTimeUK says:
I remember forty years ago, my dad used to take me and my sister to my grandmother’s house where she’d make her famous fried chicken and we’d sit in the sun and listen to the game on the radio.

98. Mudflaps says:
That sounds like a good time, OldTimeUK. Thanks for sharing that!

WRONG:
97. OldTimeUK says:
I remember forty years ago, my dad used to take me and my sister to my grandmother’s house where she’d make her famous fried chicken and we’d sit in the sun and listen to the game on the radio.

98. VincentVanGoat says:
Forty years ago the world was awful, and I’ve had your grandmother’s fried chicken and it sucks. Her house stinks also like old people. Also, why would you like the sun? The moon’s so much better and if you had a brain you’d know this. Matt, why is this guy allowed to post on this board? Go away, you stupid moron.

So there you go, folks. Just some things to think about as we move forward. We hope it helped. Gonna be a big weekend for us all – but in the meantime, enjoy the following video of a drunk Alex Trebek, but be aware that there is profanity.

That is all.

Article written by C.M. Tomlin