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We are Upgrading the Site Software: Please read (especially if your log in and display names are different)

In the next week or so, we expect to upgrade our site. You'll still have all the functionality you like, there will be improvements. The content editor will be better and faster Mobile browsing will be better and faster You will be able to mention somebody in a post (for example type @nadine) and that person will receive notification. You'll be able to quote just a portion of a post, rather than the whole post (you'll still be able to quote the whole post as usual as well). The m

Nadine

Nadine

 

Welcome! How To Get Started Here

So, you either had something that you just had to post or for some reason, you decided today was the day you stopped and started posting.   Whatever the reason, welcome! We're glad you're here.   It can be a bit confusing getting started on any web site. Breath deep, it's not as hard as it looks and most everyone here will help you out. To get started, check out your settings There are a lot of options there but one you should play with right away are your notification options. If

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Nadine

 

Forum Etiquette: Be Nice

Came across this blog post by our mobile app provider https://blog.tapatalk.com/ Some good tips It’s OK to lurk, in fact use this time after making a screen name to look around and familiarize yourself with all the areas a forum offers. Find and read the forum’s posted rules, Ours are here: http://forums.colts.com/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=boardrules Look for an area for “introductions” if there is one available, introduce yourself and usually you will be me

Nadine

Nadine

 

Game Time Posting Rule Change: IMPORTANT

We are modifying our moderation rules for game time, in response to your feedback. We will NOT be creating the post game threads. Posters can create post game threads......but please, clearly title them and do not create duplicate topics. We WILL continue to lock game time discussions that are created or are occurring anywhere but in the game day thread. If you are not familiar with our game day forum, it is here: http://forums.colts.com/forum/14-colts-game-day/ Moderators create and lock

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Nadine

 

We can embed tweets now

Thanks to bavanlan's suggestion, we can now embed individual tweets. Just grab the link to the tweet (you get this by clicking the date for the post you want. Then just paste it into your post: This (I added spaces to this so you could see what the link looks like https://t w i t t e r . com/Colts/statuses/440608490080313344 becomes this https://twitter.com/Colts/statuses/440608490080313344

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Nadine

 

Belittling, Condescending and Patronizing Posting

Nobody likes to be condescended to. Being on the receiving end of patronizing and belittling comments is annoying and frustrating and can be a cause of conflict between members here on the forums. Technically this is not against the rules but, if it is persistent and causes ongoing issues then moderation may have to step in. However, we think it's important that the people posting make every effort to resolve their own conflicts. Some things to think about......... (1) Am I condescending? (D

Nadine

Nadine

 

How to Clear your browser cache

From time to time, you need to clear your browser cache. This happens here on the forums as well as on other sites such as facebook. In fact, if you notice a site not working the way that it should, chances are the issue is on your end (your browser cache) and in order to get the site working for you again, you need to clear your browser cache. How you do that varies a bit, depending on which browser you use. I've created videos on home to clear browser cache for 4 common browsers. Google Chr

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Nadine

 

Site Upgrade small Issues

the site was just updated today and if you are experiencing issues, please try this first (1) Clear your browser cache then (2) Do a hard refresh of your browser (on a PC, press and hold the control and F5 keys) that should correct the problem If you are having issues after that, please let me know Videos on How to Clear your Browser Cache for: FireFox, Chrome, Internet Explorer,and Safari Here:http://forums.colts.com/index.php?/blog/1/entry-651-how-to-clear-your-browser-cache/

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Nadine

 

Your first responsibility of membership is to read, understand and abide by the code of conduct.

I've been updating/clarifying our rules and thought this was a good time to remind everyone that as a member, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for abiding by the rules. The single best guideline to posting here is to be civil to one another. For the sake a clarity though, I've highlighted some important rules for posting here below. The full version is here Please note that moderators issue warnings for rule violations. Generally, these are 'verbal' warnings with a 1 point value. Points go away over ti

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Nadine

 

Join the COLTS STAMPEDE (prizes!)

JOIN THE COLTS STAMPEDE Become a Colts SUPER FAN!! Earn points and prizes by helping spread the word about your favorite team's activities! http://www.colts.com/fanzone/coltsstampede.html

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Nadine

 

Manning v Luck, Fan v Fan, Zax v Zax

I am a Dr. Suess fan and can recite many of his stories word for word. And sometimes, on these boards, the story of the Zax comes to mind. In "The Zax", a north-going Zax and a south-going Zax meet face to face. Because they stubbornly refuse to move east, west, or any direction except their respective headings around each other, the two Zax become stuck. The Zax stand so long that eventually a highway overpass is built around them, and the story ends with the Zax still standing there "unbudge

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Nadine

 

Am I on a power trip?

I get asked this question from time to time, as do the other moderators..........and always by someone who has been issued a warning for violating site rules. So I thought I'd just answer here. The answer is no. None of us enjoys issuing warnings to members. We would all far prefer that everybody post in a civil way all the time with no need for anything from moderation. Why aren't we nicer about asking people to comply with the rules? This is another question we get asked. (Usually this

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Nadine

 

Our Chat Room: What you need to know

During the season we open the chat room during games. We have a friendly bunch that hangs out in chat and they welcome more members to drop in. Just a reminder, we are serious about keeping our chatroom friendly. If you are new to chat please read our rules, I've posted the chatroom rules below for you to review. If you violate the rules, you risk being banned from chat permanently Chat Rules Links to Colts.com are allowed here. Other that colts.com Absolutely no links are allowed. It's

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Nadine

 

Haters, Trolls, and Frustrated forum posters

Sometimes people get frustrated with each other here and sometimes people will call each other trolls. A troll is someone who is here only to cause frustration and to provoke an emotional response. But, just because you get emotional, does not mean that they are a troll. Football fans are passionate and sometimes not very nice. But just because they might make you frustrated or angry does not mean that they are not also a fan. I came across an interesting blog about this today: http://www.

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Nadine

 

Your Ignore Preferences

There are some people that you may not get along with..........no matter what. When that's the case, we ask that you not conduct your arguments in public. You do have options for ignoring and blocking their content from your view. Ignoring them is a helpful choice to make........for everyones sake. So check out your Ignore Preferences (My Settings/Ignore Preferences) To add someone to your list, just type their name and put a check beside what you don't want to see from them. (click on the

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Nadine

 

New Look & New Integration with Colts.com

Colts Fans are an important part of Colts.com, so we've made some changes to reflect that. Effective today, logging in to the forums and logging in to colts.com are one in the same In other words, in order to comment on articles on colts.com, you must be a member of our forums and also agree to our code of conduct. The very cool thing about this is, that colts.com articles appear here in a new forum called Colts.com News. If you post a comment to an article on colts.com, that post will appea

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Nadine

 

Welcome Colts Direct/mycolts Members!

So good to see your virtual faces! It will take a while to get used to the site and to the members (it's a much larger community). There are a lot of great people here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message me or one of the other Community Moderators. As a new member, you may post to the forums 5 times per day until you have 15 posts. However, there are no restrictions on photos, blogs, or the status update page (you'll find some colts direct members favor the status

Nadine

Nadine

 

How To Insert Video Like You Tube

It's easy to insert You Tube Video All you have to do is paste the youtube url into your post. To see how it will look (either in blogs or in the forum) click the preview post link. You can insert the following video types in the same way YouTube Google Video MySpace Video GameTrailers YouTu.be Flickr Image Set MP3 Flash Movie/Game YouTube Vimeo If there is a type of video that you would like to be able to use here, we may be able to add it. Let me know

Nadine

Nadine

 

Customizing Your Profile Page

I'm excited to see some folks who want to customize their pages here. This can be done! To add a picture to your profile Page use the About Me box, there is a link to this on your My Settings Page: http://forums.colts....e&module=usercp Everyone can insert up to 4 images on their page. Details in this photo album. Sometimes pictures are much easier. http://forums.colts.com/gallery/album/21-/ I've given examples on my page. : http://forums.colts....user/3-maureen/ Go ahead and try

Nadine

Nadine

 

You Choose What And How To Be Notified

One of the really wonderful features on this site is that you are not limited just to email notification. You have quite a bit of control over what you are notified of and how you get notified. Spend some time getting familiar with your notification options and choose inline notification......see how it makes the site work much better for you. To choose your inline notifications Go to Settings Choose Notification Options Put a check in every box in the notification list column that you wan

Nadine

Nadine

 

How To Blog

Blogging here is easy. First you must create a blog personalize it with your own title and description Choose your settings Once your blog is created you can post at any time by going to the blogs page and clicking the Add Entry link The process is pretty self explanatory. Here's an album with pictures of the process If you have any questions please shoot me a message or post your question to the Misc Discussions forum. http://forums.colts.com/gallery/album/18-/

Nadine

Nadine

 

About Trolls And Trolling

From time to time.......we will have among us a troll. These are internet personas who exist to inflame, irritate, mock and generally call attention to themselves in a way that disrupts the boards. There are many many different types of trolls and certainly some are better than others . They will often stay just inside the rules and they may also post (at times) in a credible manner. In an internet environment, it can be difficult to distinguish real people from trolls. When you've dealt wi

Nadine

Nadine

 

Intentionally Misleading Threads: Do Not Post Them

Intentionally misleading or joke threads are not popular here and we do not allow them. You may think it's funny to get people to click through to your topic in this way but, most of our site members do not find this funny. Similarly......unsubstantiated rumors (without links or reference to any reliable source) are not allowed here. For those of you who may be unaware, here is the rule 17. No Joke/Rumor/Intentionally misleading threads: If you create a thread with an intentionally misleadin

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Nadine

 

You Should Be Blogging

Colts fans have a lot of opinions and blogs are one way of getting yours out there! All site members can create their own blogs here. Here's all you need to do Join Us: http://forums.colts....ection=register Create a Blog http://forums.colts....dex.php?/blogs/ Create a Post Why not try it out now? I'll give you a topic: How and when did you become a colts fan? How to tag: (You are going to want to know how to do this) See that box right below where you enter your blog t

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Nadine

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