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    lol @ aggressively unattractive. Post picture please. Need to see just how aggressive this ugliness is.

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    Can someone post the WAR article on here. Can't access the site at work

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    Gonna second the request for pics. Need to see what aggressive unattractiveness looks like.
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    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    lol @ aggressively unattractive. Post picture please. Need to see just how aggressive this ugliness is.

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    Can someone post the WAR article on here. Can't access the site at work
    Turrible...

    W.A.R (what is it good for?)

    BASEBALL BRET BOYD SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

    What is W.A.R you ask? Or maybe youíre not asking that. Iím gonna write about it anyways and you can decide if this stat, the lovechild of baseball Sabermetrics nerds, is something you can get into or not. Letís start with an interpretation of it and then weíll look at the formula.

    W.A.R stand for wins above replacement. Its a stat that attempts to boil down a players value into one tidy number. The amount of wins this player contributes to his team over the amount that a replacement player would. Doesnít sound to complicated right? Except it kind of is. Thereís a lot of legwork and math on the pathway to that number. Hereís the official formula.

    ● Position players Ė To calculate WAR for position players you want to take their Batting Runs, Base Running Runs, and Fielding Runs above average and then add in a positional adjustment, a small adjustment for their league, and then add in replacement runs so that we are comparing their performance to replacement level rather than the average player. After that, you simply take that sum and divide it by the runs per win value of that season to find WAR. The simple equation looks something like this:

    WAR = (Batting Runs + Base Running Runs +Fielding Runs + Positional Adjustment + League Adjustment +Replacement Runs) / (Runs Per Win)

    Got that? Me either. To me W.A.R is like sausage. It tastes good but I donít want to know how itís made.

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    Spot on about sausage. Delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Gonna second the request for pics. Need to see what aggressive unattractiveness looks like.
    Unattractive with some stank on it. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    lol @ aggressively unattractive. Post picture please. Need to see just how aggressive this ugliness is.

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    Can someone post the WAR article on here. Can't access the site at work
    Ya'll aint ready for that. Picture Spanky99's opinion on the WAR article but on a human being.

    Kawasaki has been our best reviewed story so far if anyone is looking for something to read.

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    My heart is now ready for this picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    My heart is now ready for this picture.
    Mine isn't ready to share it. Update - We got approved for google adsense and have a couple more writers now. Fingers crossed I can leave the insurance industry and can make my money through more talented people eventually.

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    http://theballpoint.org/

    Updated the format. You guys like? Need feedback, struggling here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07collian View Post
    http://theballpoint.org/

    Updated the format. You guys like? Need feedback, struggling here.
    Nothing wrong with the format for my tastes. I like simple and straightforward
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Havok View Post
    Nothing wrong with the format for my tastes. I like simple and straightforward
    I appreciate that mate. Think we have it finally perfect for us, just need to get some stories going now and hopefully things work out. Did 30,000 views in first month but unfortunately that means barely any money. Its a tough slog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07collian View Post
    I appreciate that mate. Think we have it finally perfect for us, just need to get some stories going now and hopefully things work out. Did 30,000 views in first month but unfortunately that means barely any money. Its a tough slog.
    Well you shouldn't really expect to make any money ever on something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Well you shouldn't really expect to make any money ever on something like this.
    Yeah this is true, but can't hurt to dream. Also helps make my work day go way quicker.

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    Update on this if anyone cared. We have had about 200,000 views in 90 days so its been pretty solid start. Doesn't seem like it will be too much of a moneymaker so I might just see it through to a million views and then call it a day. Appreciate all the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 07collian View Post
    Update on this if anyone cared. We have had about 200,000 views in 90 days so its been pretty solid start. Doesn't seem like it will be too much of a moneymaker so I might just see it through to a million views and then call it a day. Appreciate all the help.
    So you made the site to make money?

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    So you made the site to make money?
    Couldn't hurt. Up to about 500,000 views but not much has come of it unfortunately.

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