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I find it strange that you find it strange discussing something that a person puts into a public space.

Like I said, the line being drawn is strange. They post on twitter, a social media platform, specifically designed for interaction with other people. So pasting a publicly posted tweet to a message board of people who then obsessively discuss the content of the tweet is fine. Saying "congrats" or "welcome" on the social media platform that the same high school kid posted to, knowing it's a social media platform, is over the line.

 

You are vastly over simplifying the issue.

 

If it stopped at "congrats" or "welcome" great. But it doesn't. Fans go way over board especially when a player picks another school and some fans get nasty. It also goes on before someone commits and fans constantly contact recruits THINKING they are some how part of the recruiting process to Nebraska. Meanwhile, Nebraska was towards the top of the list that recruits say has fans that are the most annoying on Twitter.

 

I get that. At some point it becomes obsessive and harmful to the recruiting process. But scroll up a few posts. Very specifically, when asked if it's okay to say "congrats!' or "welcome" when a guy commits, the response was it makes you a " creepy wierd borderline stalker crazy old fan." which was then echoed by multiple other posters. That's a weird line we draw that obsessing over the recruit on a message board is okay but saying congrats to them on a public social media platform is stalking.

 

 

 

It's because where does it stop? It easily gets out of hand and you have absolutely no clue if the player likes what you are tweeting him or not. Believe it or not, there are times when players get turned off by some fans tweeting them. So, it's best to just don't do it.

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I find it strange that you find it strange discussing something that a person puts into a public space.

Like I said, the line being drawn is strange. They post on twitter, a social media platform, specifically designed for interaction with other people. So pasting a publicly posted tweet to a message board of people who then obsessively discuss the content of the tweet is fine. Saying "congrats" or "welcome" on the social media platform that the same high school kid posted to, knowing it's a social media platform, is over the line.

 

You are vastly over simplifying the issue.

 

If it stopped at "congrats" or "welcome" great. But it doesn't. Fans go way over board especially when a player picks another school and some fans get nasty. It also goes on before someone commits and fans constantly contact recruits THINKING they are some how part of the recruiting process to Nebraska. Meanwhile, Nebraska was towards the top of the list that recruits say has fans that are the most annoying on Twitter.

 

I get that. At some point it becomes obsessive and harmful to the recruiting process. But scroll up a few posts. Very specifically, when asked if it's okay to say "congrats!' or "welcome" when a guy commits, the response was it makes you a " creepy wierd borderline stalker crazy old fan." which was then echoed by multiple other posters. That's a weird line we draw that obsessing over the recruit on a message board is okay but saying congrats to them on a public social media platform is stalking.

 

 

 

It's because where does it stop? It easily gets out of hand and you have absolutely no clue if the player likes what you are tweeting him or not. Believe it or not, there are times when players get turned off by some fans tweeting them. So, it's best to just don't do it.

 

You're right there's definitely a line. It's like pornography. You know it when you see it.

 

But honestly, in this day and age there are plenty of ways for recruits to make announcements that don't involve direct interaction with fans like Twitter does. If you announce on Twitter expect some responses. Every high school kid knows that. You want to announce into the void with no response post a Youtube video and disable comments. I don't think any recruit would think it's weird creepy and stalkerish to get a "Welcome!" from a fan after announcing on Twitter, especially since the fans play a big role in getting players to sign. There's a reason so many recruits were wowed by the Spring game and it wasn't because the coaches suddenly were that much better or the level of play was so good. It was the 76,000 paying fans in the stands for a freaking spring game.

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1 hour ago, Mavric said:

 

 

1 hour ago, Hedley Lamarr said:

He liked the gif reply of team America puppet vomitting lol 

Wasn't that you?

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6 hours ago, Landlord said:

 

 

Stop tweeting at recruits.

 

You say this, but you NEVER KNOW when one of those fan tweets is gonna seal the deal with an elite recruit....

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How about we all get off Hedley’s ass for posting a gif?  That’s way different than tweeting at a recruit and begging them to come here.

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Landlord is just pissy because someone probably stole his favorite jean jacket or he got a hole in a pair of his jorts.  

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15 minutes ago, Dilly Dilly said:

I dont see the problem with it.  I only have an issue when someone tweets something negative about the recruit.  

Amen!

 

I also hate when super-nerds are like "It is a recruiting violation" no, it isn't.  No one is getting "in trouble" for it.

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8 minutes ago, Red Five said:

We have gone over this before.  All you need to do is follow this chart

 

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So is saying congrats on the offer #GBR a huge no no? What about hope you make it up for a visit #GBR or you will love Lincoln #GBR. 

 

I just struggle to see how giving someone props for receiving a scholarship to your favorite school in the universe is so terrible and gets many of your britches up your asses. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Hedley Lamarr said:

Thanks grandpa 

 

No problem, kiddo.

 

 

btw, if the argument for doing something is, "Well you guys can't give me good reasons NOT to do it", rather than, "Here's good reasons why it's something that should be done", it's usually not a great idea.

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7 minutes ago, Landlord said:

 

No problem, kiddo.

 

 

btw, if the argument for doing something is, "Well you guys can't give me good reasons NOT to do it", rather than, "Here's good reasons why it's something that should be done", it's usually not a great idea.

 

It was a harmless joke, why make it a bigger deal than what it was. 

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17 minutes ago, B.B. Hemingway said:

Is "tweet at recruit guy" also "jersey wearing guy"? 

Tweeting a recruit something positive is ten times better than wearing a players jersey.   Jersey wearers are the worst.  

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3 hours ago, Savage Husker said:

 

It was a harmless joke, why make it a bigger deal than what it was. 

It is called acting high and mighty. 

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41 minutes ago, Hedley Lamarr said:

It is called acting high and mighty. 

 

Well, we all know that tweeting recruits is just a gateway form of communication that eventually leads to those $100 handshakes.

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2 hours ago, swmohusker said:

Tweeting a recruit something positive is ten times better than wearing a players jersey.   Jersey wearers are the worst.  

 

Sorry for being the worst.

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1 hour ago, Hedley Lamarr said:

It is called acting high and mighty. 

 

 

Sorry I don't find a compulsion to tweet at high school boys from different states that I don't know :lol:

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33 minutes ago, Edison's Enemy said:

 

Sorry for being the worst.

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Good for you, no idea why people have an adversion to adults wearing a jersey of their favorite team.

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23 minutes ago, Landlord said:

 

 

Sorry I don't find a compulsion to tweet at high school boys from different states that I don't know :lol:

These kids have chosen to make their recruiting public via Twitter.  He’s a public figure and it was a public post.  Most of these kids appear to encourage it.   He didn’t send him pictures of his wang.  Get over it.

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1 hour ago, caveman99 said:

Good for you, no idea why people have an adversion to adults wearing a jersey of their favorite team.

Good for you.  Look great.  

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1 hour ago, gobiggergoredder said:

These kids have chosen to make their recruiting public via Twitter.  He’s a public figure and it was a public post.  Most of these kids appear to encourage it.   He didn’t send him pictures of his wang.  Get over it.

See...you gotta understand...it is WRONG to tell a recruit that they should pick a certain school but it is totally okay to tell everyone else how to do things.

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29 minutes ago, hskrpwr13 said:

(since thread is derailed anyway)

 

Tweets...Jerseys.... Its all about context, People

 

Stop trying to be reasonable. That’s not how message boards work. 

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Moved a bunch of posts out of the Jones thread.

 

This discussion can continue here ..... minus the thinly-veiled cheap shots.

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Check out the end of the Jarrett Bell thread in Recruiting Profiles,  Notre Dame guy is tweeting directly at Bell this morning, bashing Nebraska program, education and coaching staff.  

 

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12 minutes ago, B1GRED said:

Check out the end of the Jarrett Bell thread in Recruiting Profiles,  Notre Dame guy is tweeting directly at Bell this morning, bashing Nebraska program, education and coaching staff.  

 

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I think we should all get on twitter and bash any school we want and tag recruits with it! Idk if this guy tagged specific articles or what, but let's all tag recruits and just say, "According to Forbes and Harvard Business Review, Notre Dame has the highest rate of unemployment after graduation of any US college or University. You'd be better off at Devry." or how about "The New York Times said that ND is soon to be under investigation for severe NCAA violations and will start by imposing a self ban effective in 2018." 

 

THAT'S when it's okay to tweet recruits.. When we can back it up with big name reliable sources and such

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