You're so Money and you don't even know it

bingofuel
November 05 2009 09:30AM

Well, it's finally happened, Nationeers. Our crack team of developer-monkeys (which, really, should be singular as Citizen Alpha has been the lead monkey on rebuilding the Nations) has made enough amazing changes to the site that we feel like we can sit back, relax a tip one or two back in the name of... well, OilersNation.

I'll get to some of the changes that you'll probably have already noticed here on the site in a bit, but first, let me provide you with some history.

You see, when Wanye hatched the scheme to start these websites, it seemed like a simple proposition. Build a blog, add some plug-ins, build an audience, and watch the trucks with dollar signs drop off cash every month.

It didn't really turn out that way.

We built. We wrote. And we made hilarious photoshop images. And very little happened

So we re-built, and wrote some more, adding the talents of Robin Brownlee, Jason Gregor and Jonathan Willis to the roster. Finally some people started checking out the site. Some of you started to demand things, like a functional edit button, and more, better content.

Then the site broke because we had too much traffic.

So we re-built. And re-built. Yes. Twice.

And then we re-built some more, to arrive at this moment: OilersNation 4.0. Because what you see pictured below is what makes this all worthwhile.

'We need an edit button!'

Well, readers fair, you have your pound of flesh. The demands for an edit button resonated across these hallowed halls for months and months. And every time someone said, "Damn, I wish there was an edit button," Wanye would become increasingly agitated.

You know that scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? when Eddie Valiant feeds Roger booze and he totally has that weird alcoholic relapse (pictured below)? That was Wanye's reaction every time someone said "edit button." And he would rant and rave and kick the air and demand things — crazy things involving origami cranes and the blood of young animals — until the edit button was in place.

But it's here. And as Wanye dozes silently in a corner covered in newspapers from the 1980s, I think it's safe to say that he's happy with our progress... for now.

I'd also like to personally welcome some of our new columnists, including The Towel Boy, MInister of the Draft, and Jeanshorts, back writing for the Nation in all of his glory. You boys are most welcome. Do us citizens proud!

But what's next?

What I can tell you is that lots more is on the way. Stuff you guys haven't even thought of. My stars, the things that we have coming next, you don't even know!

But I can't tell you any of that... Not yet.

Show me the Money

In the meantime, we're trying to hook up exclusive offers for Citizens of the Nation. On that front, we've partnered with River Cree Resort and Casino to give away 50 pairs of tickets to see Eddie Money on November 28th. And really, who can say no to Two Tickets to Paradise?

Not me. And certainly not you.

Peep the ad on the right-hand sidebar from River Cree, give it a click and enter your name to see this rock n roll legend. Which rock n roll legend, you ask?

THIS ONE:

Right. On. The Money.

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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 BarryS
November 05 2009, 12:36PM
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Craig Wark wrote:

It's ok that the OIL don't always make the playoffs.

Why do we spend to the cap though?

It's not okay to always miss the playoff's but sometimes thing's just work out that way for a few years. Those contracts were signed in a rising market and now its a falling one so they seem distorted. Two years ago my house was worth 500,000 now its worth 350,000. The ony good thing was it was paid for a long time ago so the loss is paper only. Pity the poor guy with a mortgage for 500,000 for a house only worth 350,000?

In Hockey terms, most teams have a couple of those 500,000 houses now only worth 350,000. That's life. As long as they can make the payments it's best to keep the property in hopes the market turns up.

In Hockey's case the new CBA is coming, the drop in the cap looks like it may be an illusion, and who knows who is actually running the NHL and what their agenda is, so it is best not to panic. Besides, Trades seldom work out in the year they are made.

So in the words of the famous Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy: DON'T PANIC.

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#52 Dyckster
November 05 2009, 12:37PM
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@ Tight Lips

GDT = Game Day Troll? Just sayin...

And I'm definately not referring to you TL, I think we know of whom I speak.

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#53 Dyckster
November 05 2009, 12:45PM
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DK0 wrote:

Can we have a mulligan? Just clear all comments and start again, maybe blocking a certain commenter?

In other news: JSBM and Towelboy added = more comedy! w00!

So is Nov 4th a new ON holiday? on the 1st day of editbutton my true love gave to me.....

Better yet, how about just getting rid of the problem. No need to clear all of the comments.

Well done bingo and/or Citizen!

BTW, as you can see I haven't figured out how to quote only a certain excerpt from a comment...sorry bout that.

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#54 Wanye
November 05 2009, 01:00PM
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David S wrote:

"Is there an issue Poppa?"

LOL

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#55 Craig Wark
November 05 2009, 01:02PM
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BarryS wrote:

It's not okay to always miss the playoff's but sometimes thing's just work out that way for a few years. Those contracts were signed in a rising market and now its a falling one so they seem distorted. Two years ago my house was worth 500,000 now its worth 350,000. The ony good thing was it was paid for a long time ago so the loss is paper only. Pity the poor guy with a mortgage for 500,000 for a house only worth 350,000?

In Hockey terms, most teams have a couple of those 500,000 houses now only worth 350,000. That's life. As long as they can make the payments it's best to keep the property in hopes the market turns up.

In Hockey's case the new CBA is coming, the drop in the cap looks like it may be an illusion, and who knows who is actually running the NHL and what their agenda is, so it is best not to panic. Besides, Trades seldom work out in the year they are made.

So in the words of the famous Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy: DON'T PANIC.

Asset Management.

I want entertainment and the Oilers provide me that. I like Kevin Lowe however he made errors. Why have the Oilers moved towards a less than average team? Glen Slather bringing in, or not building any assets.

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#56 Ogden Brother
November 05 2009, 01:05PM
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freeze wrote:

I'm not sure I follow you. I would say the contracts are bad for the current GM. The team has major holes and there is no cap space in which to acquire players who might help plug said holes.

Waive Robert Nilsson and waive goodbye to the "cap issues".

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#57 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
November 05 2009, 01:27PM
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hehehe, i have an edit button showing up for people that arent me!!!!!!!!

*****plots the devastation and humiliation he can cause with his new found power****

edit:boooooo, it doesnt save my witty comments... im a scientist and sportsdad, you are lucky fellas today!

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#58 Librarian Mike
November 05 2009, 01:37PM
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DK0 wrote:

Can we have a mulligan? Just clear all comments and start again, maybe blocking a certain commenter?

In other news: JSBM and Towelboy added = more comedy! w00!

So is Nov 4th a new ON holiday? on the 1st day of editbutton my true love gave to me.....

Whoa whoa whoa!

How did you do that 'line crossing stuff out' thingy?

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#59 Senator Theo
November 05 2009, 02:08PM
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I love the new additions to the roster. In all fairness though, if the Towel Boy is now the Minister of the Draft, shouldn't you also bestow a title on Jeanshorts?

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#60 Citizen Alpha
November 05 2009, 02:34PM
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@Librarian Mike

<strike> tags should do the trick

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#61 Citizen Alpha
November 05 2009, 02:37PM
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cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan wrote:

hehehe, i have an edit button showing up for people that arent me!!!!!!!!

*****plots the devastation and humiliation he can cause with his new found power****

edit:boooooo, it doesnt save my witty comments... im a scientist and sportsdad, you are lucky fellas today!

You were unwittingly signed up as ON's QA department. Congrats!

Can you a) tell me what browser/OS you're using and b) email me the comment page's HTML source from your browser to jeff@stage2.ca?

Part b) is optional, of course.

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#62 Librarian Mike
November 05 2009, 02:43PM
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Citizen Alpha wrote:

<strike> tags should do the trick

You suck Thanks! ;)

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#63 I'm a Scientist!
November 05 2009, 03:31PM
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cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan wrote:

hehehe, i have an edit button showing up for people that arent me!!!!!!!!

*****plots the devastation and humiliation he can cause with his new found power****

edit:boooooo, it doesnt save my witty comments... im a scientist and sportsdad, you are lucky fellas today!

GASP!!! I feel so....so....violated! lucky!

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#64 Skidplate
November 05 2009, 04:52PM
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I said it before and I'll say it again. Eddie Money Rocks!

They sure don't make videos like that anymore...thank the good Lord above!

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#65 Hungoverman
November 05 2009, 05:05PM
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@Skidplate

Hey Nation. I won tickets. Thanks. My hangover the day after the show however is probably not going to thank you.

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#66 Skidplate
November 05 2009, 05:17PM
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@Hungoverman

Nobody's that lucky

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