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I know some posters may have think I have gone away as I rarely post anymore. It has to do with going on the OH with my iphone instead of home computer and my work "frowning on social sites." If anybody has any questions about injuries, such as Reimold's issues, just PM me and I can answer you or point me to the post and I will make a better effort to get on my home computer to post.

My only concern with changing the name is losing new potential posters who are not from the Baltimore area. My brother found this site while in Australia by doing a Google search for Orioles. I wonder if it is changed to Baltimore if it would come up in the first 1-2 pages. Most people would not take the step to look up Baltimore area discussions to get to Orioles sites. Being that I don't live in MD or Baltimore I am constantly finding Orioles fans in my area, few but around, and none of them have ever heard of the OH. But when I mention the name it immediately catches their attention. I wonder if I mention "Baltimore Hangout" if they would even bother to follow-up. It is probably a small concern, but if more diversification is wanted losing the Orioles name may be a small issue. Now I am no expert on marketing and the internet, so maybe this is not as big of an issue as I am thinking. Either way I will always be "hanging on for the ride", which I believe used to be Weams tag line, as long as the board exists.

Now if we can add tag lines again, then I am all for the switch.:D

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Since the Orioles are going to win the World Series as a result of having paid attention to some of the suggestions from this site that we all know that they read. Yeah. Keep the Orioles part for the search engines.

Maybe the Orioles and asian porn hangout would work. I wouldn't have an issue with it.

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So You are the one redirecting Frobby... :)

By the way. The Ad sense should enjoy your post and my quote.

You, probably not co-incidental that that Frobby has been spending a little less time on the board and is in hot water with his wife.

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Tony, did you consider that your Post Count Amnesty June might be a contributing factor to the new blood commenting? Maybe some folks who don't want to pay to post have loosened their lips this month? Could be a coincidence, but that was my first thought.

I prefer the Orioles spin on the site. Maybe I'm the wrong person to ask - I love the Ravens, but I'm a baseball guy first. It's the only sport that I would seek out a place to read, post, and argue about. I've never taken advantage of the existing Ravens board, so I think any change would garner an old man 'change is bad, grumble grumble' response from me. But at least I'm honest?

Ultimately, it's your call, but it's nice being asked.

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I prefer the Orioles layout as well, even as much as I love the Ravens. This is after all a baseball discussion site first and foremost. I think it works best that way. We are all on here because we love baseball and the Orioles. I doubt many came to this site to talk about the Ravens and then happened to wind up on the Orioles board to talk about the O's. I'm sure it happens all the time the other way around however (like myself).

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Hey Tony,

I first want to say that this site has been amazing over the years and I appreciate all the time you have put in to it. You have every right to try and get more exposure and you'll have a loyal customer in me with any decision you make

Now, here's my $0.02 on the situation, and I'm sure my point has been reiterated long before in this thread.

I think that the OH is a board that is built not just for O's fans but diehard O's fans. This site has a community where the members are obsessed with Orioles baseball first and foremost.

Now I don't want to sound cruel when I'm saying this, but opening up the community to the more "casual" fan might dumb-down a little bit of the talk that occurs day-in and day-out on this board. I really don't like to sound like such a snoot, but one of the best appeals of coming on here onto this site is how extremely knowledgeable most of the members are about the O's and baseball in general. When I read the comments on Roch's blog or the Baltimore Sun, I just can't stand some things that are being said because they are so reactionary or use useless or little evidence to support any opinion they might have.

I want anyone and everyone to go out and support the O's and I love to talk the game with them if they are so inclined (being from NY I don't get to talk it that much), but part of the beauty to coming to the OH is that the knowledge of the community goes so much further than that of the common fan. There's no place else where I can find daily sabermetric/advanced stat research on my favorite professional team.

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Tony, did you consider that your Post Count Amnesty June might be a contributing factor to the new blood commenting? Maybe some folks who don't want to pay to post have loosened their lips this month? Could be a coincidence, but that was my first thought.

I prefer the Orioles spin on the site. Maybe I'm the wrong person to ask - I love the Ravens, but I'm a baseball guy first. It's the only sport that I would seek out a place to read, post, and argue about. I've never taken advantage of the existing Ravens board, so I think any change would garner an old man 'change is bad, grumble grumble' response from me. But at least I'm honest?

Ultimately, it's your call, but it's nice being asked.

Thanks for your views. The huge influx of new posters and new Plus members started in April or May and has continued. The team doing well has something to do with that. The fact that this is not a blog or a fledgeling message board has something to do with it and I suspect a less reactionary tone to the threads probably has helped. The Hangout has more active participants now than at any time I can recall.

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I brought up this idea about a year ago but was swiftly shot down by you and several other high profile members of the board. I'm glad to see this was brought back to the table.

Sometimes great ideas are ahead of their time. ;)

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Tony, did you consider that your Post Count Amnesty June might be a contributing factor to the new blood commenting? Maybe some folks who don't want to pay to post have loosened their lips this month? Could be a coincidence, but that was my first thought.

I prefer the Orioles spin on the site. Maybe I'm the wrong person to ask - I love the Ravens, but I'm a baseball guy first. It's the only sport that I would seek out a place to read, post, and argue about. I've never taken advantage of the existing Ravens board, so I think any change would garner an old man 'change is bad, grumble grumble' response from me. But at least I'm honest?

Ultimately, it's your call, but it's nice being asked.

I did consider that but we've seen an uptick in hits since May and I haven't seen a ton of posts from "non posting members". Either way, I'm monitoring the situation. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Tony,

First off, thanks for all you do. I love the board and it is a great place to vent in times of frustration and get information on all things Orioles.

I would say "yes" to the Baltimore Sports Hangout from a business standpoint. I think it will allow you to get a lot of the Ravens crowd which could be a huge plus. I would also consider not just limiting it to Baltimore thought. Being a HUGE Nats fan:) (in jest) here perhaps you could consider the Nats and the Caps too. The Caps have a huge fan base in Baltimore.

And sooner or late the Wizards won't be so terrible....one day...:)

Just my .02, keep up the good work and I am glad to be a part of it.

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Tony,

First off, thanks for all you do. I love the board and it is a great place to vent in times of frustration and get information on all things Orioles.

I would say "yes" to the Baltimore Sports Hangout from a business standpoint. I think it will allow you to get a lot of the Ravens crowd which could be a huge plus. I would also consider not just limiting it to Baltimore thought. Being a HUGE Nats fan:) (in jest) here perhaps you could consider the Nats and the Caps too. The Caps have a huge fan base in Baltimore.

And sooner or late the Wizards won't be so terrible....one day...:)

Just my .02, keep up the good work and I am glad to be a part of it.

I, for one, do NOT welcome our new Nationals Overlords.

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