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 Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675859]
Mon, 08 August 2016 10:31 Go to next message
Magnum  is currently offline Magnum
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Name the New Speculation Thread[ 35 vote(s) ]
1.Premature Speculation 8 / 23%
2.Unfounded Speculation 2 / 6%
3.Speculation Too Soon 1 / 3%
4.Pre-20 Years Speculation 2 / 6%
5.New Wine Speculation 1 / 3%
6.Thoughtless BS 13 / 37%
7.Idiots Talking About Things that Haven't Happened Yet 8 / 23%

Considering that this speculation thread has essentially gone off the rails with outrageous and unfounded speculation, should we not have another thread? Here are the suggested names, please vote!

My preference is premature speculation, because it alludes to how immature/dumb talking about what might happen based on what happened, is.



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675867 is a reply to message #675859 ]
Mon, 08 August 2016 12:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm not sure what you mean by "speculation thread has essentially gone off the rails". You could be posting tongue in cheek, but in the event you are not:

Speculation by definition means:

the contemplation or consideration of some subject:
1. to engage in speculation on humanity's ultimate destiny.
2. a single instance or process of consideration.
3. a conclusion or opinion reached by such contemplation:
These speculations are impossible to verify.
4. conjectural consideration of a matter; conjecture or surmise:
a report based on speculation rather than facts.
5. engagement in business transactions involving considerable risk but offering the chance of large gains, especially trading in commodities, stocks, etc., in the hope of profit from changes in the market price.
6. a speculative commercial venture or undertaking.

Which means speculation can be outlandish or even off base based on fact or not.

This forum satisfies those criteria.

So put "none of the above" in your poll and I'd happily engage.



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675868 is a reply to message #675867 ]
Mon, 08 August 2016 12:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Rocksteady wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 12:47

I'm not sure what you mean by "speculation thread has essentially gone off the rails". You could be posting tongue in cheek, but in the event you are not:

Speculation by definition means:

the contemplation or consideration of some subject:
1. to engage in speculation on humanity's ultimate destiny.
2. a single instance or process of consideration.
3. a conclusion or opinion reached by such contemplation:
These speculations are impossible to verify.
4. conjectural consideration of a matter; conjecture or surmise:
a report based on speculation rather than facts.
5. engagement in business transactions involving considerable risk but offering the chance of large gains, especially trading in commodities, stocks, etc., in the hope of profit from changes in the market price.
6. a speculative commercial venture or undertaking.

Which means speculation can be outlandish or even off base based on fact or not.

This forum satisfies those criteria.

So put "none of the above" in your poll and I'd happily engage.


Do we know that's what the actual definition of "speculation" is? Personally, I believe that language, and communication in general, is a fluid form of expression. If we are unconcerned that the meaning of speculation might change or be changing, then fine, none of the above could be an option, but I think it's best to leave our options open.



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675871 is a reply to message #675868 ]
Mon, 08 August 2016 13:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How about "Speculation fueled by bored office workers and/or students"?



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675878 is a reply to message #675871 ]
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DUFFMAN wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 13:08

How about "Speculation fueled by bored office workers and/or students"?


8 of those words are redundant.




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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675880 is a reply to message #675878 ]
Mon, 08 August 2016 15:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's settled then. The new name of the forum is "or."


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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675882 is a reply to message #675880 ]
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DUFFMAN wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:33

It's settled then. The new name of the forum is "or."


I'll trade you a wood for that ore. Even though the wood has never played a game for the Oilers.



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675884 is a reply to message #675882 ]
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Magnum wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:54

DUFFMAN wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:33

It's settled then. The new name of the forum is "or."


I'll trade you a wood for that ore. Even though the wood has never played a game for the Oilers.

The wood was chopped though... with mixed results.



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675885 is a reply to message #675882 ]
Mon, 08 August 2016 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Magnum wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:54

DUFFMAN wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:33

It's settled then. The new name of the forum is "or."


I'll trade you a wood for that ore. Even though the wood has never played a game for the Oilers.


May as well just trade the wood for nothing. With the Oilers you just end up making a road to nowhere.

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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675888 is a reply to message #675885 ]
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inverno76 wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 16:22

Magnum wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:54

DUFFMAN wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:33

It's settled then. The new name of the forum is "or."


I'll trade you a wood for that ore. Even though the wood has never played a game for the Oilers.


May as well just trade the wood for nothing. With the Oilers you just end up making a road to nowhere.

There's an idea... the "Magic Beans" forum



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675889 is a reply to message #675888 ]
Mon, 08 August 2016 19:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Adrean wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 18:07

inverno76 wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 16:22

Magnum wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:54

DUFFMAN wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:33

It's settled then. The new name of the forum is "or."


I'll trade you a wood for that ore. Even though the wood has never played a game for the Oilers.


May as well just trade the wood for nothing. With the Oilers you just end up making a road to nowhere.

There's an idea... the "Magic Beans" forum

Tambo and MacTavish as honourary mods?



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675890 is a reply to message #675889 ]
Mon, 08 August 2016 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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nullterm wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 19:12

Adrean wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 18:07

inverno76 wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 16:22

Magnum wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:54

DUFFMAN wrote on Mon, 08 August 2016 15:33

It's settled then. The new name of the forum is "or."


I'll trade you a wood for that ore. Even though the wood has never played a game for the Oilers.


May as well just trade the wood for nothing. With the Oilers you just end up making a road to nowhere.

There's an idea... the "Magic Beans" forum

Tambo and MacTavish as honourary mods?

This is why brainstorming is such an integral part of the development process.



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675910 is a reply to message #675890 ]
Tue, 09 August 2016 19:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Let's start a hedge fund.


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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675913 is a reply to message #675910 ]
Tue, 09 August 2016 20:47 Go to previous message
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DUFFMAN wrote on Tue, 09 August 2016 19:35

Let's start a hedge fund.

Do you know anyone with an online MBA that could manage it, really the key to any successful business operation.



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 Re: Premature Speculation - New Forum? [message #675912 is a reply to message #675859 ]
Tue, 09 August 2016 20:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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To get this straight, are we breaking this up something like this:

Oilers Octagon - dedicated to hashing out our conclusions regarding the Oilers of 1979-2011 (aka the Reviewable Era)

Speculation Space - An area for trying to guess how the moves of the last five years might look when viewed through the long lens of history. (ie. I really think that bringing back Comrie might work out amazing. And another go-around with Grebeshkov? Sign me up! Omark too? Oh MacTavish!)

Prognosticator's Place (or whatever other name you want - see poll above) - For those Nostrodamus's among us who look out beyond the recent past to the actual future (ie. I think it's possible that Hall was an overpayment for this Larsson kid...but it's hard to tell now and we'll find out in 2021 if I'm right!)




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