Happy New Year’s

DMZ · December 31, 2004 at 7:04 pm · Filed Under Off-topic ranting 

Since Dave did the holiday wish, I’ll go ahead and say my New Year’s bit.

I love this site. Almost universally, I love the people who read this site. I have been continually impressed with the quality and quantity of people who read. When we have site outages, I’m going down the list of support contacts and giving them an earful because I know there are people out there that want to read about the Mariners, or baseball, or whatever I’m whining about that day, and I don’t want to disappoint them.

I may whine about the comments, sure. But we rule with a pretty light hand considering the volume of posts and readers. I hope almost everyone would agree with me that the USSM crowd engages in debate that’s both interesting and civil, where any view’s respected as long as you keep the swearing and insults out of it.

I hope in this next year we’ll continue to grow as fast as we have since we launched. I think the Mariners fan base is one of the smartest in baseball, and I want to serve them well. As always, if you have ideas for how we can get better, or story topics, or random thoughts, we’re happy to hear from you.



53 Responses to “Happy New Year’s”

  1. David J Corcoran on January 3rd, 2005 3:04 pm

    No, Ian.

  2. David on January 3rd, 2005 4:16 pm

    David from Northwest Ford Dealers Sports and Bremertonians of Black Diamond presented by the Channel 9 Store wishes the USSM and their readers a happy and prosperous 2005.

  3. Jim Thomsen on January 3rd, 2005 11:11 pm

    Formal names that get no practical use:
    — “Avenue of the Americas” (Fifth Avenue), New York
    — “Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge (I-90 floating bridge)
    — The Ballpark at Camden Yards (Camden Yards)

    “Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim” is a wrongheaded marketing manueuver that is doomed to fail with Diet Coke. The best thing you can do with a brand name is to keep it simple.