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The 'I Made It' Thread
24 July 2010 08:40 Post ID: #695 - in reply to #15
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I am here as well finally Thanks for the invite SS
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25 July 2010 17:25 Post ID: #712 - in reply to #15
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I have to say that I don't find this as user-friendly as DS. Although I have tried to set email notifications, it doesn't seem to work for me. I don't like the seeming inability to go to the latest reply (or the most recent reply since my last visit). I haven't as yet found a guide to the symbols beside the thread topic.

I shall pop in occasionally but I suspect that I shall use DS as my main forum.
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25 July 2010 17:55 Post ID: #714 - in reply to #15
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I'll have a look into those forum issues.
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26 July 2010 21:37 Post ID: #743 - in reply to #15
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Well, I'm here - was always more of a lurker than a poster over on DS, but very pleased to be here.
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26 July 2010 23:31 Post ID: #749 - in reply to #15
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OK guys and gals I've registered. I do have slight reservations about the move though. Although I admit there have been a large number of idiotic posts over on the DS forum over the last 6 months or so the thread has always benefited new blood. An example of this is SS Reporters who is a relatively recent contributor to the thread but has now become one of the most active members. Indeed as someone who has followed the thread since it started I have read every single post and I know there has been a large turn over of regulars who used to post but now no longer do so. I have no idea how 'open' or easy to find this site is as I just followed the link from DS but I do fear the community slowly fading with no new members joining. Whilst I agree the code of conduct is sensible and intelligently written I would urge those who have been appointed moderators to be sensible and not make knee jerk reactions in banning certain people. One thing I do not want to see is a closed community.

There is also the case that many of those in the industry will no longer read the discussions and hence any influence the old thread had over the sports broadcasting industry in the UK (and it did have a certain amount) will be lost.

Having said this I have always valued being part of the community on the Football Commentators Thread and will do my best to make intelligent contributions to this site.

I do agree the Football Commentators Thread has become too broad as a central place to discuss football broadcasting issues. I personally have an interest in sports broadcasting contract. I may have board some over on the other thread by over discussing this. So it does seem a good idea to split the discussion into sub threads. However, having had a good look through the site in my own personal opinion there are already too many. Perhaps rather than have new threads for specific issues set up on a daily basis we could discuss have 4 or 5 permanent threads? Say a general football commentators thread, a competition thread, a sports broadcasting contracts discussion thread and a general football discussion thread or something like that? Just a suggestion.

I do not wish to be overly critical of those who have clearly spent a long time in planning this 'move' I just thought I would constructively share some of the concerns about it.

All the best to everyone.

Danny
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26 July 2010 23:50 Post ID: #754 - in reply to #15
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Just found out about the move today. Thanks for the invite. On DS I generally only played the prediction game and just read evey one elses comments. However with this new site I hope to contribute more.
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26 July 2010 23:50 Post ID: #755 - in reply to #15
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Hi everyone,

I have finally come over as well so thank you to casinoman and zapp for the invitation.

This looks to be an excellent set up and I look forward to trying to go one better in casinoman's competition this season and will also look to contribute more in other discussions than I perhaps did over on the DS thread.

Edited by Toffee Tobes 26/7/2010 23:52
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26 July 2010 23:54 Post ID: #756 - in reply to #15
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Hey everybody.. hope you don't mind me jumping across to keep updated with the commentators stuff and the competition too.
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27 July 2010 00:06 Post ID: #759 - in reply to #15
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Welcome everyone. Hope you all read the forum rules and enjoy yourselves!!

Things are a little untidy at the moment but by this weekend we should have everything sorted out and running properly in time for the Football League opener.
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27 July 2010 00:14 Post ID: #763 - in reply to #749
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sephzoni - 26/7/2010 23:31

OK guys and gals I've registered. I do have slight reservations about the move though. Although I admit there have been a large number of idiotic posts over on the DS forum over the last 6 months or so the thread has always benefited new blood. An example of this is SS Reporters who is a relatively recent contributor to the thread but has now become one of the most active members. Indeed as someone who has followed the thread since it started I have read every single post and I know there has been a large turn over of regulars who used to post but now no longer do so. I have no idea how 'open' or easy to find this site is as I just followed the link from DS but I do fear the community slowly fading with no new members joining. Whilst I agree the code of conduct is sensible and intelligently written I would urge those who have been appointed moderators to be sensible and not make knee jerk reactions in banning certain people. One thing I do not want to see is a closed community.

There is also the case that many of those in the industry will no longer read the discussions and hence any influence the old thread had over the sports broadcasting industry in the UK (and it did have a certain amount) will be lost.

Having said this I have always valued being part of the community on the Football Commentators Thread and will do my best to make intelligent contributions to this site.

I do agree the Football Commentators Thread has become too broad as a central place to discuss football broadcasting issues. I personally have an interest in sports broadcasting contract. I may have board some over on the other thread by over discussing this. So it does seem a good idea to split the discussion into sub threads. However, having had a good look through the site in my own personal opinion there are already too many. Perhaps rather than have new threads for specific issues set up on a daily basis we could discuss have 4 or 5 permanent threads? Say a general football commentators thread, a competition thread, a sports broadcasting contracts discussion thread and a general football discussion thread or something like that? Just a suggestion.

I do not wish to be overly critical of those who have clearly spent a long time in planning this 'move' I just thought I would constructively share some of the concerns about it.

All the best to everyone.

Danny


Hi Danny,

I share your concerns on some things but hopfully everything will be addressed in due course. On the issue of becoming a closed community, that was my biggest fear but the Vitalfootball network has thousands of members and we've already seen a good few fidning us here. Once we've settled down I have been told that the site will be advertised heavily across the network.

I'm not too concerned about the fact this network is predominantly about football, in recent times much of DS has descended into a celebrity/showbiz troll fest which is one of the reasons for the move.

A few of our industy insiders and commentators are already here and we're still contacting the rest. The hope is that with our own site we can become more well known, rather than just being "that thread on DS".

On the forum layout, there's a big debate to be had there. We have been discussing it here: http://broadcasting.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.as... and whatever the majority go for we will implement. It's all about just finding a solution the majority are happy with.
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27 July 2010 00:18 Post ID: #765 - in reply to #749
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sephzoni - 26/7/2010 15:31

Indeed as someone who has followed the thread since it started I have read every single post and I know there has been a large turn over of regulars who used to post but now no longer do so. I have no idea how 'open' or easy to find this site is as I just followed the link from DS but I do fear the community slowly fading with no new members joining. Whilst I agree the code of conduct is sensible and intelligently written I would urge those who have been appointed moderators to be sensible and not make knee jerk reactions in banning certain people. One thing I do not want to see is a closed community.

I do agree the Football Commentators Thread has become too broad as a central place to discuss football broadcasting issues. I personally have an interest in sports broadcasting contract. I may have board some over on the other thread by over discussing this. So it does seem a good idea to split the discussion into sub threads. However, having had a good look through the site in my own personal opinion there are already too many. Perhaps rather than have new threads for specific issues set up on a daily basis we could discuss have 4 or 5 permanent threads? Say a general football commentators thread, a competition thread, a sports broadcasting contracts discussion thread and a general football discussion thread or something like that? Just a suggestion.

I do not wish to be overly critical of those who have clearly spent a long time in planning this 'move' I just thought I would constructively share some of the concerns about it.

All the best to everyone.

Danny



Thanks sephzoni for your input.

Rest assured we've given everyone a "clean slate" and everyone is on the same level field as far as behavior history. These rules are specific to the forum in a way DS couldn't have been unless they had given us our own website too . ;-)

The moderators will handle every situation individually and right now not all of us have banning power (I think only Zapp has it now and he's the man behind the project) so there won't be any knee-jerk reactions. However blatant spamming and trolling will probably result in a swift ban.

There is a thread with a poll included to vote on how we should handle the threads and sub-threads and it looks like we are going to do some cleaning up and thread merging. A suggestion of mine is to put a cap on General Discussion when the thread gets too big and start another one. For example one thread for August-December and another for January-May.

We have general football and competition threads so that's 2/5 right there and I like your other ideas.

All the best!

--SSR


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27 July 2010 09:20 Post ID: #789 - in reply to #15
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Hello everyone - i have come across from DS.

Did not get a pm but still hope it is okay to join up.

Looking forward to the new season and the commentator discussions that come with it!
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27 July 2010 10:12 Post ID: #791 - in reply to #15
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Great to see so many regular names comming across and glad to see Toffee Tobes our runner up of last season making it.

In the process aswell of getting a decent trophy for our competiton and i have decided to have the names of previous winners engraved on to it aswell...this year's winner i hope to send out.
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27 July 2010 16:25 Post ID: #815 - in reply to #15
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Should I be paranoid about the fact I wasn't invited?

Only kidding, seems like a good idea to me although I agree this site doesn't appear to be as straightforward and therefore user friendly as DS.

Looking forward to more discussions this coming season regarding the strange world of football commentary.
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27 July 2010 16:30 Post ID: #817 - in reply to #815
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Venno - 27/7/2010 16:25

Should I be paranoid about the fact I wasn't invited? :P

Only kidding, seems like a good idea to me although I agree this site doesn't appear to be as straightforward and therefore user friendly as DS.

Looking forward to more discussions this coming season regarding the strange world of football commentary.


I agree it will take some time to get used to, but I think this will be a good move, and like they say, maybe this will become the new place the football commentators look to rather than the thread on DS..

Edited by CardioCortez 27/7/2010 16:31
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27 July 2010 17:21 Post ID: #819 - in reply to #817
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Hi guys. Long time reader over on DS, but followed the link that was posted and came over. I might even pluck up the courage to start posting!
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27 July 2010 18:16 Post ID: #821 - in reply to #819
Token Yank
We only invited people we remembered well enough. ;-)

There is a possibility we could get a forum change to vBulletin like DS according to Zapp.
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