Good morning PLANET EARTH

bingofuel
October 03 2009 01:28AM

No doubt you've noticed some changes around here. Yeah, this is has been sometime in the making. We had to enslave an entire wing of the local library to find the nerd-power necessary to get this far. And on top of that, we had to buy majority shares in Jolt Cola to make sure everything launched on time.

This was all Wanye's idea. And when I asked him to help test the site tonight, he just yelled, "IHAVETOGOTOPOKER!"

So I tested it — along with developer boy-genius Jeffu.

And we registered and re-registered on the new sites. Until it was perfect**.

And when we phoned Wanye to tell him we were live, all he had to say from his poker game was, "What the f&*$?! What time is it? Holy crap, it took forever! You poor bastards working through the night..." 

This was said in between loud cursing and the sounds of breaking glass.

But as sure as the sun rises, so do we... Ahem. I didn't mean for it to sound like that.

Welcome to the dawn of a new Nation (or Army depending on your timezone).

We'll be rolling out new features (and importing our old content) over the next little while, so stay tuned. In the meantime, register, comment and enjoy the sexy new look.

** I was joking about perfect. It's still something of a work in progress. If you find any bugs, email them to bingofuel@oilersnation.com. Oh yeah, we have real email addresses now.

More on that after I finish this mickey of cough medicine and pass-out in the kitchen.

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#51 Skidplate
October 03 2009, 12:58PM
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zigster, I think they have OT wins to show how many points we have total. I may be wrong.

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#52 Chamucks Deluxe
October 03 2009, 01:02PM
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@RossCreekNation

WHAAAAAA!?!?

My mom was such a pansy. *Picks up the phone and calls Dad* "Why don't I have a capital letter in the middle of my name?!? YOUGUYSRUINEDMYLIFE".

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#53 RossCreekNation
October 03 2009, 01:04PM
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Oh the joy of hearing Mark Lee AND Cassie Campbell. YAAAAY!

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#54 freeze
October 03 2009, 01:05PM
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all the articles are showing up as bingofuel.

hooray for avatars! and dedicated logins!

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#55 zigster
October 03 2009, 01:08PM
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Skidplate wrote:

zigster, I think they have OT wins to show how many points we have total. I may be wrong.

Hmm... OT wins usually are just classified as Wins though and that wouldn't effect total points. If it was OT Losses (in which case we get 1 point), THEN we'd be seeing our total points.

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's just a mistake on the site.

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#56 Chamucks Deluxe
October 03 2009, 01:09PM
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They mentioned on HNIC that Montreal is looking for a DMAN and that one Edmonton's is the best bet. I can't think of anyone on montreal that I would trade for.

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#57 Chamucks Deluxe
October 03 2009, 01:10PM
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@zigster

Saying there's a mistake on ON is like spelling Oilers with a small case 'o'.

You... Bastard....

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#58 RossCreekNation
October 03 2009, 01:10PM
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Scott Morrison on CBC just mentioned the Oilers possibly looking to move a D-man with Montreal being interested. He mentioned Ladislav Smid's name... then Jeff Marek mentioned Souray's. ~Good job Jeff~

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#59 freeze
October 03 2009, 01:12PM
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I gotta say, this site is loading lightning fast!!

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#60 zigster
October 03 2009, 01:14PM
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@Chamucks Deluxe

hahahaha it's probably not a mistake! In all likelihood I just don't comprehend the genius of the ON mods :(

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#61 Eddie Shore
October 03 2009, 01:14PM
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Game Day B*tches!!!!!!!

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#62 Chamucks Deluxe
October 03 2009, 01:16PM
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@zigster

The last time I tried to comprehend I burst into convulsions.

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#63 Skidplate
October 03 2009, 01:19PM
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@Chamucks Deluxe

Maxim Lapierre 24 yrs old, 6'-2" 210lbs. 53.2% faceoff wins. $687,500 for this year and then an RFA.

I would ship Grebs for him, but the cap space does not work. I would not ship Smid as we need his toughness on our backend.

Man trades are tough with the cap...

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#64 Chamucks Deluxe
October 03 2009, 01:23PM
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@Skidplate

No doubt! Remember how insane off-season's and Trade Dealines used to be? Hell after the lockout the entire NHL changed sweaters aside for maybe 3 or 4 people. Or something.

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#65 Ambassador humantorch
October 03 2009, 01:38PM
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Skidplate wrote:

Maxim Lapierre 24 yrs old, 6'-2" 210lbs. 53.2% faceoff wins. $687,500 for this year and then an RFA.

I would ship Grebs for him, but the cap space does not work. I would not ship Smid as we need his toughness on our backend.

Man trades are tough with the cap...

Smid is the one dman on this team that I'd keep beyond all reason. His skillset is the only one that isn't replicated anywhere else in our entire d corps.

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#66 ChiliChunk
October 03 2009, 01:46PM
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How does the cap space not work? For them? Once they put Markov on LTIR they will have room for Grebs won't they?

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#67 Citizen Alpha
October 03 2009, 01:47PM
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Travis Dakin wrote:

I'm hoping it's just my computer at work rejecting the Nation because this site is just screwed on my comp right now. Everything is showing written by bingofuel. I can only see a couple comments on each article. I can't register as a member od the Nation.... I can't drink until I go home.

Things will be messed up until the DNS switchover is complete. Best think of it as OilersNation stuck in limbo between the Enterprise transport pad and a location planetside full of scantily-clad green aliens. In several hours, things should work themselves out.

Currently the articles are all under bingofuel because we haven't got the other authors set up yet. Once they're in the system, we'll assign proper authorship.

Thanks for bearing with us on the transition folks. In the few weeks, we hope to have all previous archives, blogroll, polls, news feeds, and everything else you take for granted. This is a brand spanking new system written from scratch, so things will be phased in batches.

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#68 ChiliChunk
October 03 2009, 01:48PM
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ChiliChunk wrote:

How does the cap space not work? For them? Once they put Markov on LTIR they will have room for Grebs won't they?

that was a reply to Skidplate... not sure why it didn't work out that way...

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#69 David S
October 03 2009, 01:48PM
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WTF!!!!! Are any of you guys getting the old site when you refresh of come back?

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#70 Citizen Alpha
October 03 2009, 01:49PM
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I should also mention comments are pretty limited at the moment. If you want paragraphs, you're stuck using HTML <p> tags. Links will need <a> anchor tags. We'll work on improving this soon.

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#71 Citizen Alpha
October 03 2009, 01:50PM
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David S wrote:

WTF!!!!! Are any of you guys getting the old site when you refresh of come back?

This will happen through out the day. See my previous comment for more deets.

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#72 David S
October 03 2009, 01:50PM
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"This is a brand spanking new system written from scratch, so things will be phased in, bitches!"

Fixed.

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#73 freeze
October 03 2009, 01:55PM
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I've noticed that the roll-over for the Voices of the Nation gets stuck going up and down.

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#74 Bob
October 03 2009, 01:59PM
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Just a note, I can only access Oilers Nation through Firefox. Its not working in IE. I get a Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage message.

Sorry to add to the headaches....

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#75 David S
October 03 2009, 02:12PM
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Pat Quinn wearing the old man plaid shirt today in pre-game interviews. Man I hope this team doesn't let him down*.

*Too harshly.

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#76 GSP
October 03 2009, 02:12PM
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Love the new look...excited for the start of the season and game 1 in my season ticket booklet!!!!! Sorry, my first year of season tickets after 4 long years on the waiting list..better be worth it...lol

GSP..formerly known as the post Scott....

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#77 freeze
October 03 2009, 02:22PM
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Congrats (?) on the season tix GSP. What section did you get?

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#78 Citizen Alpha
October 03 2009, 02:45PM
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Bob wrote:

Just a note, I can only access Oilers Nation through Firefox. Its not working in IE. I get a Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage message.

Sorry to add to the headaches....

No worries, we need to iron out the wrinkles one way or another. We'll wait for the internet DNS magicalness-ness-ness work itself out today, then circle back and resolve any errors that are still poking about.

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#79 Skidplate
October 03 2009, 03:54PM
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@ChiliChunk

ya, I don't know. I am just a dumb fan that hasn't taken the time to read or learn the CBA. I was just looking at the straight numbers. Montreal has 2.11 mill cap space and the difference between Grebs and Lapierre is $2.463 mill.

The numbers may work and the point of my initial comment was Grebs seems to be the one guy I would trade. Souray and Smid bring toughness and size and attitude, while Visnovsky brings a good break out game. I don't think anyone will take Staios at this point of the season and Gilbert has too big an upside.

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#80 Eric Johnson
October 03 2009, 03:56PM
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You know with the Oilers need for size upfront maybe we could sign one of these guys. hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nah3nMStXV4

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#81 RossCreekNation
October 03 2009, 04:25PM
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Enemies unite as Canucks losered again... 3-0 Avs.

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#82 freeze
October 03 2009, 04:34PM
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RE: the banner image Isn't it supposed to be W-L-OTL? OT Wins are just wins.

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#83 Citizen Alpha
October 03 2009, 05:05PM
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@freeze

We're getting our crack team of ninja designers to fix up the standings board. Sometimes they're so busy flipping out and wailing on guitars that these things slip through.

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#84 Tha Legion
October 03 2009, 05:06PM
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solid stuff excited for the game tonight

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#85 zigster
October 03 2009, 05:39PM
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@freeze

that's what I said like 40 posts ago! haha

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#86 ChaseEmDown
October 03 2009, 07:15PM
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The Leafs are blowing it hard on HNIC......again. hehe

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#87 Archaeologuy
October 03 2009, 07:54PM
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I like the new place, it looks pretty good considering Wanye made it out of Granola bar boxes, glitter glue, and empties of Bud Light.

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#88 99thOilerfan
October 03 2009, 08:22PM
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Look AT ME!

This is me saluting the Flames

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#89 z
October 04 2009, 12:30AM
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all the more to adblock my dear!

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#90 dimensha
October 04 2009, 03:11AM
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the website works on my Blackberry now. Sweet!

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#91 MrOiler
October 04 2009, 12:37PM
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I like the upgrade on the site. Keep it coming.

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#92 oilguyry
October 04 2009, 02:22PM
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I can't find the blogroll on my BlackBerry please help in need my Js&bm fix and was always too lazy to get the adress I just clicked the link when I was here at the nation

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#93 OilerPunch
October 04 2009, 05:10PM
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Pretty

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#94 Ender
October 04 2009, 07:00PM
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Let's see if we remembered how to read when we did the set-up thing . . .

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#95 Ender
October 04 2009, 07:02PM
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OK. This is now my absolute most favorite thing in the world. Damn you, Bingofuel; I may forget to eat.

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#96 Ender
October 04 2009, 07:08PM
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Wait . . . where's my edit button!

BINGOFUEL!!!

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#97 Suntory Hanzo
October 04 2009, 08:47PM
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Great looking site, Gents. New look looks slick.

Why less posts per page?

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#98 Poo Czar
October 04 2009, 09:34PM
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I think I prefer this Nation to that of Canada at this point. Bless your polluted hearts...

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#99 rubbertrout
October 05 2009, 07:47AM
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Great new look. Too bad the Oilers make me cry.

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#100 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
October 05 2009, 12:49PM
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bingo do you have an email I have a printscreen of an issue.

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