As one small link in the vast SB Nation chain, it is with great pleasure that we here at Peninsula Is Mightier is able to announce that SB Nation has partnered with Yahoo! Sports.
The announcement was made official by SB Nation head honcho Jim Bankoff just a short while ago at Blog Huddle.
Today we want to welcome some new members to our flourishing communities. SB Nation and our friends at Yahoo are partnering to give Yahoo Sports audiences one click access to our sites and content. In addition to being the largest sport property on the web, Yahoo Sports is known for some of the best general sports blogs including: Ball Don’t Lie, Puck Daddy, Dr. Saturday, Big League Stew and others.
Relevant pages of Yahoo Sports will now feature contextual links to specific SB Nation communities. Many other pages of Yahoo Sports will feature SB Nation content and links. The great news is that more sports fans will be introduced to SB Nation sites.
As far as Peninsula Is Mightier and other SB Nation sites are concerned, little to nothing will change internally. The new partnership with Yahoo! will allow for a content box linking to recent PIM headlines to be placed on any Yahoo! Sports page containing specific information about the Miami Heat.
While this all means exciting things for the SB Nation big wigs , it also means multiple things as far as our community is concerned. First and foremost, it provides a major growth opportunity for our site and the Heat online community as a whole. Consequently, it makes welcoming new members a top priority and making them feel as comfortable as possible contributing to the outstanding community we've been growing here over the past few months. This is not something on which I need to lecture; historically speaking, from an insider's perspective, all of our current members have seemed very gracious, accommodating and welcoming to those contributing to PIM for the first time. We hope you all will continue that tradition, as the tone of our community is in your hands more than ever.
As members of our communities or readers of our sites, you already know that SB Nation takes a different approach to online sports. Our focus has always been on empowering fans to participate in conversations that are specific to their particular teams, leagues or sports. We’ve watched over the years as the popularity of this unique approach has rapidly accelerated.
Because of the new traffic we expect (hopefully), we will remain increasingly vigilant for trolling and spamming to try to preserve the integrity of our community. We always love having fans of other teams drop by for Q&As, Crossfires, and good ol' sports banter, but we promise to you to make sure any increase in traffic will not result in an increase in flaming that would result in the deterioration of the discussion decorum we hope to maintain within our pages. As far as our own members are concerned, we do ask everyone to keep their comments in good taste, or at least as far "good taste" goes in Peninsula Is Mighter circles. We won't specifically outlaw obscenity or vulgarity (Lord knows gamethreads wouldn't be the same without it), but we do ask that you keep courtesy in mind while posting, particularly in premeditated or deliberately thought-out posts such as FanPosts or FanShots.
Speaking of which, the new traffic should bring increased readership to your FanPosts and FanShots, thus making proper tagging that much more important.
As far as content is concerned, PIM and all SB Nation affiliates retain all editorial rights, meaning you'll still be getting all the Heat news you can handle plus the best bacon coverage of any site on SB Nation.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, feel more than free to drop them here.