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Beginners / Hello all
« on: March 30, 2005, 02:34:09 PM »
DJayhawk: I believe the beginners league is a free event, with only experience being gained.  No need to worry about sandbaggers there. It is a good place to get the hang of organized play without the pressure of "winning".  

Humphrind: If you want to save the stamp, you can bring your application and money to any of the leagues, and the person running it will see that it gets to the right person.

-Sean

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Beginners / Hello all
« on: March 30, 2005, 09:35:26 AM »
Humphrind,

Welcome to KC disc golf.  Although we call them leagues, they function more like weekly mini tournaments rather than a multi-week league(bowling,pool, etc).  You show up at the course on league night, pay your money ($5), pick a division, and play a round of golf.  Winnings are distributed that evening.  This allows you to play whenever you get the opportunity, which can be 5 nights a week :)
 Consider Joining the club, you get a  $1 discount on league play (which adds up), plus you help support DG in KC.  Once you travel a bit and see the disc golf scene in other towns you will realize how fortunate we are.

-Sean

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General Banter / message board
« on: March 24, 2005, 01:26:22 PM »
I think the whole purpose of this discussion board is being confused.  I see it as a community soundboard.  A person hears about something called 'discgolf' here in KC, naturally they go to the internet to learn more, a quick search turns up our site, they join the forum to ask questions, they go to the events page to see the dates of upcoming events, they read the news on the front page.  The discussion board has the ability to connect area discgolfers in a transparent way.  If one relied soley on Topica, it would appear that the KC disc scene was composed of CD, Ace Mason, and Jack.  

I never suggested getting rid of Topica,(especially for the board),  ultra critical, high level information is probably best transferred via topica to assure that it is recieved at the earliest possible moment.   I just feel that the discussion is useful resource for a large number of site visitors.

Yes animated avatars can be annoying, and a ban could be enforced.  I will also respond to any complaints about offensive material.  I am adding avatars for members to choose from that are as inoffensive as possible (unless you count the french cut poodle), as many enjoy having them.

-Sean

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General Banter / message board
« on: March 24, 2005, 12:54:37 PM »
I agree that a discussion board is a poor place to post important information, which is why events and official anouncements from the High Command are posted at other places on the site (calendar, front page, etc) free from meddlesome discussionites(unless you count Jack;-).

I have not activated post ranking, so there is no incentive to drive up your post count i.e. becoming "ace master" or whatever.
-Sean

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General Banter / message board
« on: March 24, 2005, 12:10:52 PM »
I think it comes down to choice,  you can choose to check our board daily (as many do) or weekly or never.  With the list, you are either in or out . The list also offers no way to search or catogorize past info- you get  crap, misinformation to inbox, then delete, then gone.  

I think the purpose of a board is to build a community rather than be a repository of correct information.  I agree that a large board, like the PDGA's, with hundreds of posts a day can be more work than it is worth, but a small community board can be followed with a minimum of wading through crap. I also think it is less intimidating for someone  to ask a question on a discussion board rather than sending an email to hundreds of (unknown) people.

Frankly John, given your unique position in the sport, you have little need for any discussion boards or lists, we need you!  Your corrections will always be welcome here :)

-Sean

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General Banter / Avatars
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:44:25 AM »
Actually I have enabled avatar uploading, so you don't need the hosting they will be stored on our server, just select your avatar and upload it.  Keep the size 6k or under and 80x80 max.

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General Banter / Avatars
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:33:20 AM »
I added some avatars (those pictures under your name) to the gallery last night.   I will add more soon and you can always upload your own, just make sure they are not larger than 80x80pixels.

There are 3 dog galleries and one of some cool butterflies. To add, just log in and click 'profile' at the top of the page then scroll to the bottom and select 'gallery', select and save your profile, it will be added to all your posts.  So what kind of dog are you?  A Bernese mountain dog or a Dandie Dinmont terrier?

(in case you were wondering, yes, that is a black and tan coonhound next to my post. :wink:

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Beginners / Olathe league mon 5:30
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:03:53 AM »
No need to join a particular league, although club members pay $1 less per week so consider joining our club and supporting the local scene.  Just show up at the course ~5:30 and pay $5 (+1 for the ace fund), choose a division, and play.  

Any other questions? Feel free to ask.

-Sean

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Tournaments / DUI results
« on: March 22, 2005, 02:02:37 PM »
I only took 4-5 pictures the whole time, and none are worth looking at.  I meant to take more and have a little gallery, but I was too focused on dodging the trees.  

-Sean

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Tournaments / DUI results
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:33:55 AM »
Posted a link to the full scores on the front page, if you are interested (click the club logo at the top of the page).

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Swope / Spring Renewal
« on: March 18, 2005, 02:06:34 PM »
Maybe I need to reread the thread, why is the name being changed? Just curious.  

Once you settle on a few canidates for the new name we can start a poll and put it to the masses.

-Sean

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Cliff Drive / 1st tee
« on: March 13, 2005, 07:54:09 PM »
Probably a bit late, but if you open the 'map to course' link on the cliff drive page, the first tee is roughly where the N in North Terrace Park is.  Look at the map, it makes sense :)

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General Banter / message board
« on: March 11, 2005, 07:33:04 PM »
Are you talking about previous posts that are listed at the topica site?  I was unaware of its existence until recently.  I thought the posts were sent out into the ether and that was it.  I think that has to do with a setting I selected when my account was set up.  Do many people read the topica posts via their site?

One solution would be to link to the previous info and keep our account alive.  I could look into a method of archiving in the meantime, it would be better to have that old info on our server anyway, that way we are in control.

edit: I just went to the topica home page and searched the lists under 'disc golf' and 'kansas city disc golf' and was unable to locate our list- only after searching the messages did a post show up.  My point is that, although the past posts may have value, they are hidden to all but a few who know of their existence.  Posts to this forum are easily located and read by non-members and members alike.  Even a casual google search for kansas city disc golf shows our site and this forum.  

-Sean

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General Banter / Visiting KC MO
« on: March 11, 2005, 02:52:08 PM »
Now that I think about it maybe it was Delavega(sp?).  Enjoy your visit to KC.

-Sean

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General Banter / Visiting KC MO
« on: March 10, 2005, 08:38:51 PM »
You might want to give Water Works a shot, no farther away and less crowded.  Check the 'courses' page on this site for a map(click club logo in ul corner), be sure and check out the 'walk the course' link on the left side of each course's page for a flash tour at the playdg site.

Always wanted to play La Mirada,  heard that the course might be taken out any truth to that?

- Sean

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