As we get prepared to cover our third World Cup here on Mundo Albiceleste, here is what you can expect.
We will continue to bring you the latest news and rumors from training.
For the matches, we will most likely have a live chat open a few hours prior to Argentina's games but close it once the match starts. The reason being that I won't have time to moderate the chats and I don't think John will have the time either. This is not the final decision but unless John decides that he would have time and wouldn't mind moderating the chat, we would be closing it once the match begins. We will have a thread open where you would be able to discuss the match as it happens but a chat will not be available. For anyone who will not be able to watch the match you can follow it through the comments here on Mundo Albiceleste or on Twitter. Per my duties for the Metro UK, I will be tweeting updates during the Argentina matches. I don't know if John will be tweeting during the matches or not, but that may be another place to follow Argentina should you not be able to watch.
For the blogs being posted, it is the World Cup. We know it will be impossible not to speak about players from other teams but we do ask to try and keep the discussion mostly about Argentina. As the tournament progresses, people will want to comment about Argentina's potential opponents and we do understand that and to some extent we even encourage it, but what we don't want is an entire thread dedicated to speaking about other teams.
I think that is something fair to ask of everyone. I would like to think that the staff here at Mundo has been reasonable and lineant throughout the years when it comes to what is being discussed and how relevant the discussion is to the topic at hand. In short, we know sometimes it may be long as we wait for news and it's easy to start a conversation about something that isn't Argentina, but do try and minimize those discussions.
I don't think that is too much to ask and for the most part, we haven't had any problems in that regard but I thought I would mention it as some people were talking about it in the comments.
Since I'm on the subject and this paragraph is of my own belief and not a "rule" or anything but there have been discussions going on about other players and other teams. Yet it seems some people get angry or offended when someone praises a player from a different team. This is an Argentina fan site but I don't think someone should get attacked because (and this is an example) they praised Xavi and said he's better than any midfielder we have on the team. You can disagree and have a debate but what I don't want to see (and this part is a rule) is a member telling another member that this is an Argentina fan site and if they want to praise Xavi or whoever, to leave and go find another place to discuss it. This is not directed to anyone in particular but to everyone.
If you have a problem with any member on the site, come to us and explain the situation instead of telling someone to leave. No member, no matter how long they have been a visitor on Mundo Albiceleste, has the right to tell another member to leave. Again, if you think there is a problem with a member, contact John, myself or Ziggy.
As always, we will be going through the comments and if there is something you would like to talk about, do comment and I will reply back. Anyone who has been on Mundo long enough will know that we don't really have any strict rules and we are open to ideas.
That's it for that. Enjoy the World Cup!