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#1 Just in Atlanta

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

As a frequent user of this site, I'd like to start measuring sentiment--on a few "official" targeted threads--for historical analysis.

I often find myself wondering the same thing another user asked in a thread Jan. 9 concerning what we were saying about Gailey's hiring three years ago. I just couldn't remember what the overall sentiment was.

If anyone is interested, and assuming the mods are OK with some sort of official tag, I plan to create sentiment threads on crucial events. The first one will be on our HC/OC/DC combo in a week or so, pre-draft predictions in March (my theory is only a very small handful will predict with any decent accuracy), post-draft sentiment in May, and pre-season sentiment in July. There will be an allotted time, and then each thread will be closed.

At the end of the season, and each era, we can revisit these threads and laugh at each other...or congratulate ourselves...and maybe learn a thing or two about football trends and the psychology of fandom.

I think it will be fun, and informative, to compare reality with our past opinions on just a few threads, as opposed to having to search through a gazillion.

Does anyone think this idea doesn't suck?

#2 SBUffalo

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

No specific threads are needed for things like this. At the end of every year/era you can just go back and find threads announcing the hires and see what people think about them.

#3 Just in Atlanta

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

You mean the potentially nearly 100 threads, the ones in which people wrote things without real reflection? That's my point. Further, these threads often have facts, knee-jerk reactions, etc.

How about one that allows official sentiment--sentiment only, no facts or questions--after the emotional dust has cleared and after we have some facts? So we don't have to search through a gazillion of them?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

I like the idea.

Doing searches can give you a lot of hits… many of them worthless.

#5 JOE IN HAMPTON ROADS

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

I for one remember the general sentiment well.  No one was excited about Gailey.  Most wanted Cowher or Shanahan or some other big-name coach.  But, we were all glad to be rid of Jauron.

I think the sentiment is pretty similar about Marrone.  Maybe more excitment than Gailey because he is fresher, younger, without as much baggage.  But I think few expect much better than 7-9 next year . . . which is where we've been more or less for 10 years.

But, I don't object to a thread that asks specifically for thoughts on the future, without a lot of snarky replies or shouting matches or name-calling.  Just what you think, not what you think of other posters' thoughts.

I'm game.

#6 Dibs

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

I'm sentimental about the Levy/Kelly era. :cry:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:13 PM

can you describe your methodology? Will it be like the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

View Postnotwoz, on 10 January 2013 - 11:13 PM, said:

can you describe your methodology? Will it be like the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index?
Sentimentality analytics?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

View PostJOE IN HAMPTON ROADS, on 10 January 2013 - 11:15 PM, said:

Sentimentality analytics?
We're going to layer it into everything we do at TBD.

#10 Just in Atlanta

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

View Postnotwoz, on 10 January 2013 - 11:13 PM, said:

can you describe your methodology? Will it be like the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index?
No specifics yet, but rather thinking maybe some well-designed polls and questions or something like that. After closing, we'll measure it as smartly as possible. Any ideas here would be welcome. But I don't think it's rocket science. Just one place for a limited time where we can officially bloviate, and some sort of follow-up where we try to show any trends.

#11 TakeYouToTasker

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

I've got a well designed poll for your sister!

(also, I support the intent of this thread)

#12 Rob's House

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

I like the idea. I assume these would have "sentiment" in the tag line to make them easy to search.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

Im always willing to give new regimes a shot

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

View PostRob, on 10 January 2013 - 11:56 PM, said:

I like the idea. I assume these would have "sentiment" in the tag line to make them easy to search.
Good idea.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

View PostJust in Atlanta, on 10 January 2013 - 10:26 PM, said:

You mean the potentially nearly 100 threads, the ones in which people wrote things without real reflection? That's my point. Further, these threads often have facts, knee-jerk reactions, etc.

How about one that allows official sentiment--sentiment only, no facts or questions--after the emotional dust has cleared and after we have some facts? So we don't have to search through a gazillion of them?

I admit I am known as an overall doom and gloomer here. I will say that for the first time in a while I am genuinely excited about this teams direction. I will temper my enthusiasm  with a wait and see attitude but I am optimistic with the young blood and direction being infused in running this ball club,

#16 Shouldaplayedflutie99

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:04 AM

I think it's a great idea.

#17 Stopthepain

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:12 AM

I like it!

#18 coastalpika

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:23 AM

I believe the overall sentiment on Gailey was very negative when a poster on here leaked it before the media.  Most of the people thought the guy was nuts when he posted it.   The fact that he lost his first 8 games in a row did not help either.

#19 ganesh

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:29 AM

Sentiment Analytics  !!!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

Great idea! Might be able to categorize it into monthly sections or such.