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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:48:49 GMT
Are You a Baseball Chick?

Over the next few months, Talk-Sports is gonna name the Baseball Chicks of the Web. Fans can submit videos on YouTube showing us that you are a baseball chick. Include the words talksportsnet baseballchick (baseballchick is one word) in the title or description of the video to be eligible for selection (actually... so we can easily find them). 

Here are some ideas for your videos.

We will select 2 to 10 baseball chicks, depending on how many videos we get. Those selected will be official Talk-Sports Baseball Chicks and they will be featured on the Talk-Sports website. The Baseball Chicks will then compete online to become the Ultimate Baseball Chick.

All selected Baseball Chicks will receive free bronze memberships on Talk-Sports. The Ultimate Baseball Chick will receive 2 tickets to a baseball game at their local MLB ballpark. If you would like to co-sponsor this contest by adding to our prize pool, then please contact us at webmaster@talk-sports.net.

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:12:04 GMT
IP Address Locations

Today, we added a link to the IP address pages that shows where the IP address is located. If you have a silver, gold or platinum membership and can see IP addresses in the forums. Click on the IP address aside any comment, then click the lookup link and you'll be shown the approximate location of any poster on Talk-Sports. See the example below.

http://www.talk-sports.net/ip/posts.aspx/99.227.190.16

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 04:17:22 GMT
AFL Joins Talk-Sports

The Australian Football League Players Association requested premium memberships for all 700+ of their players. They have been created and the AFLPA has agreed to distribute them to their members.

http://www.talk-sports.net/aufl/

Wed, 12 May 2010 14:30:00 GMT
Win an IPod Touch and More
Talk-Sports is now giving away IPod Touches and much more to anybody that sends us a pick of them holding a poster with the Talk-Sports logo on it at NHL or NBA playoff games. The 1st to send us a video clip of them will get the IPod Touch. All other submissions will receive Talk-Sports and sports swag. We will also give free bronze memberships for all such submissions, including regular season MLB and minor league baseball games.
Wed, 12 May 2010 14:30:00 GMT
Win an IPod Touch and More
Talk-Sports is now giving away IPod Touches and much more to anybody that sends us a pick of them holding a poster with the Talk-Sports logo on it at NHL or NBA playoff games. The 1st to send us a video clip of them will get the IPod Touch. All other submissions will receive Talk-Sports and sports swag. We will also give free bronze memberships for all such submissions, including regular season MLB and minor league baseball games.
Thu, 24 Dec 2009 18:10:01 GMT
New Platinum Memberships
As requested, we now have a platinum membership. This new membership allows you to delete upto 1000 comments monthly. This is for those that too regularly purchase extra deletes.

We've also increased the price of bronze and silver memberships. If you want the old pricing, then we can make it available on request till the new year.

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 16:16:29 GMT
Membership Prices Increasing
We will be increasing Talk-Sports premium membership prices later this autumn. Existing members will remain locked-in at the lower price. This only applies to new members. Get your membership now, if you intend on getting one in the near future and you'll also be locked-in at the lower price.

Bronze memberships will increase from 9 the first month and 6 thereafter to 9 and 7. Silver memberships will increase from 18 and 12 to 19 and 15. Gold membership prices will not change.

http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:35:11 GMT
BEST, NFL Players and LaRon Landry

I have received emails and letters sent from BEST, an agency representing athletes and NFL Players. They are threatening legal action against Talk-Sports.com for comments on our website and they discuss measures they will take to shutdown Talk-Sports.com. In addition, they have acted upon one of the measures. The emails were sent on behalf of LaRon Landry, an NFL player.

The emails have included a letter from the NFL Players (the players union) to Rapid Spiral Development Inc., the owner of Talk-Sports.com. The letter was supposedly faxed and mailed first class to Rapid Spiral. Rapid Spiral has never had a fax, we do not recall ever receiving the letter, nor do we have such a letter on file. The letter from NFL Players may be fraudulent. We have emailed Tim Christine (Directory of Security) and Tom DePaso (Regional Director) of the NFL Players Association to verify the authenticity of the letter. Neither has responded.

We can only assume from their actions and inactions that BEST and NFL Players are attempting to have Talk-Sports.com shutdown. We have no choice at this time, but to suspend our free bronze membership program for all NFL players. We will send this blog entry as an email to all the affected players.

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:04:58 GMT
Talk Sports Athlete FAQ
  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    All athletes with forums on Talk-Sports can get a free bronze membership. Simply send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions. To get a silver or gold premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums. All athletes with forums on Talk-Sports can get a free bronze membership.
  3. How can I monitor my forums without having to remember to visit Talk-Sports everyday?
    Every forum has an email subscription widget from Reblinks. You'll find the widget down the right sidebar. Reblinks will send you an email everytime your forum is updated.
  4. The report abuse mailto link doesn't work on my computer?
    Your computer's mailto link handler needs to be fix. See the following webpage for helping setting up your computer.
    http://www.kbcafe.com/csharp/?guid=20090405105849
  5. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  6. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  7. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  8. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Sat, 02 May 2009 16:13:25 GMT
GST in Canada
This is just a note to our paid members that we have implemented a 5% GST tax on all orders from Canada. We never considered doing this before as we didn't really get significant revenues from Canada. This will add $1.45 to gold memberships, $0.90/$0.60 to silver and $0.45/$0.30 to bronze. Members outside of Canada will not be subject to the tax.
Tue, 07 Apr 2009 15:24:14 GMT
Blog Deputies

We are considering a new program called Blog Deputies. These Talk-Sports members will be given free silver memberships ($18/12 monthly value). They will be responsible for warning people who become abusive, deleting posts that interfere with the running of the website, helping us determine which users should be banned and promoting their blogs. The best Deputies every month will be sent all the swag we receive from our various advertisers (mailing address required). If you are intersted in becoming a Blog Deputy, then please email us (webmaster@talk-sports.net).

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 16:05:15 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ (v3)

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.
  5. Your website says that I was banned. Why was I banned and how do I get unbanned?
    We ban any users who repeatedly are involved in cyber-bullying or post inappropriate content on the Talk-Sports website. The ban typically lasts for 3 months, but we have banned some members for life. We will consider unbanning you, if you purchase an upgraded membership and promise to be nice.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  6. How do I post pics on Talk-Sports?
    If the image is already on another website, then simply right-click on the image, select Copy, then right-click in the posting area and select Paste. If the image is not already on another website, then you'll have to upload it to Photobucket, Flickr or another photosharing website before you can post it to Talk-Sports.
  7. The report abuse mailto link doesn't work on my computer?
    Your computer's mailto link handler needs to be fix. See the following webpage for helping setting up your computer.
    http://www.kbcafe.com/csharp/?guid=20090405105849

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-sports.net
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:56:31 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the upgrade webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.
  5. Your website says that I was banned. Why was I banned and how do I get unbanned?
    We ban any users who repeatedly are involved in cyber-bullying or post inappropriate content on the Talk-Sports website. The ban typically lasts for 3 months, but we have banned some members for life. We will consider unbanning you, if you purchase an upgraded membership and promise to be nice.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  6. How do I post pics on Talk-Sports?
    If the image is already on another website, then simply right-click on the image, select Copy, then right-click in the posting area and select Paste. If the image is not already on another website, then you'll have to upload it to Photobucket, Flickr or another photosharing website before you can post it to Talk-Sports.

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/join.aspx
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link on the left of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.  Each membership level can delete a fixed amount of comments per calendar month. You can check how many deletes you have left from the profile webpage.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/profile.aspx
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your silver or gold Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address on the left of most comment. Note that bronze memberships cannot see IP addresses.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership from the upgrade page and cancel the old subscription. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-fsports.net
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:16:24 GMT
Talk Sports FAQ

General Questions

  1. How do I get a premium membership?
    To get a premium membership, please visit the following webpage and review your options.
    http://www.talk-sports.net/upgrade.aspx
  2. How do I get abusive comments deleted?
    You can get comments deleted, by clicking the report abuse link below every comment. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate. You can also buy a premium membership to delete comments yourself and help us moderate forums.
  3. How do I get a free membership?
    Talk-Sports offers free bronze memberships to athletes, bloggers and anybody that adds us as friend in Facebook or MySpace. Athletes should send us an email (webmaster@talk-sports.net) for instructions on getting a free membership. If a blogger adds us to his sidebar-blogroll, then they also get a free membership. They can apply every 3 months for another free 3 month membership. Anybody that adds Talk-Sports as a friend in Facebook or MySpace gets a free one month membership.
  4. I am being cyberbullied, how do stop them?
    Please click the report abuse link below any comment that you consider cyberbullying. This will send us an email, so that we may investigate.

Member Questions

  1. I just purchased a membership, how do I?
    You just signed up for a paid Talk-Sports membership? It can take 5 minutes and sometimes several days to get your account activated. You can help speed this up, by creating a Talk-Sports password, if you don't already have one.
  2. How do I delete comments?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see a delete link at the base of every comment, that allows you to delete the comment.
  3. How do I get IP addresses?
    If your Talk-Sports account is activated, then you should see the IP address at the base of most comment.
  4. How do I upgrade my membership?
    If you already have a paid Talk-Sports membership and want to upgrade the level, then simply buy the new membership and cancel the old one. We may choose to refund a portion of your new membership.
Send other questions to webmaster@talk-sports.net
Mon, 27 Oct 2008 04:02:43 GMT
Pricing Changes

Just a note. We are gonna implement some new pricing changes soon. Bronze will go from $10 the first month and $5 every other month to $9 the first month and $6 every other month. Gold will go from $30 the first month and $25 every other month to simply $29 every month. This will take affect in the next few weeks.

We are also considering a change to the silver membership from $15 the first month and $10 every other month to $19 the first month and $12 every other month.

Please tell us what you think!

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:59:03 GMT
Talk-Sports Helps SickKids

Did you know you are helping SickKids whenever you surf Talk-Sports and when you buy a membership from Talk-Sports. We are donating 10% of our annual revenues to SickKids.ca. That means we'll donate $6.50 annually for your bronze membership, $12.50 for your silver membership and $30.50 for your gold membership.

http://www.talk-sports.net/taxReceipt.pdf

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