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  1. #16

    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!



    One of the other issues is that good posters don't want to leave other forums to come here. It would be nice to entice the better posters from Scout to come over here, and leave the morons to their own forum. And to an extent some of us have tried to recruit them. But for some reason many stay.

    We've got some great posters here. And it's nice to see some growth since the forum started. I know I was happy to be one of the first wave of posters. And while there was a period of unrest here that I stayed away from, that seems to have been taken care of.

    You new guys just keep posting and contributing. That is the best way to grow the site.




  2. #17

    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RvnFanInIndy
    The need for some sort of mood-leveling prescription by half the people on these boards is overwhelming. Frankly, I just don't feel the need to try and voice a sane, level headed, even-keeled response to someone who is saying the Ravens are Super-Bowl bound in one post, and then declaring us worse than the Bengals in the next.
    I don't think that description describes this board as much as some others. I notice you wrote "half the people on these boards" -- they aren't all the same, IMO. Threads here don't get highjacked as often as some other boards, and the number of childish one-sentence posts that seem to have been written by a 12 year-old is much smaller here than some other places.

    I'll all for more traffic, but more posts doesn't necessarily make the board better. The YBR forum has more traffic than it had five years ago but is much worse, IMHO.




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    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    I like the board the way it is now. Not too many, and not too few. For the most part, it's very civilized here, unlike the Scout board, which is why I never post there anymore. The worst thing that happened to that board is when it became networked, which drew all the riff-raff into every discussion. I had already just about had enough of that board when suddenly they decided to censor any post that contained a profanity. That was the final straw for me. Internet boards should not be censored at all. It should allow the free expression of ideas, as long as they aren't direct personal attacks. Free expression includes the occasional use of profanity, as it does in real life.




  4. #19

    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Highwater I agree that we have more educated post then most other sites. I also do not want the one line post from people that just trash something. Most of us on here have a good understanding of how each other really feels about our team.

    The worst part of new members is that it takes months to see if they fit in to the board. I do not want everyone to agree on all topics. I like Educated and Informative post that can be for or against my thoughts.

    I notice sometimes we have 20 views on a topic but no post. I also agree that some threads get beat to death and should be removed from the main page so that we can open our minds to new ideas.

    I just want us all to try to get a Newbie that we know will help us all by adding new content to the board!


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    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Quote Originally Posted by highwater View Post
    I don't think that description describes this board as much as some others. I notice you wrote "half the people on these boards" -- they aren't all the same, IMO. Threads here don't get highjacked as often as some other boards, and the number of childish one-sentence posts that seem to have been written by a 12 year-old is much smaller here than some other places.
    You're right.....in a way. This site is way better than some of the other fan boards out there, however, my 'half the people'..comment was specifically about this here site. I suppose that number might be a little skewed based on the hour at which I was typing, multiplied by the number of martinis in me, divided by total hours of sleep in the last 48 hours. How about I revise that to......"some of the people on these boards"??

    Good, glad we could come to some sort of middle ground. Also, in the future, I shall try to refrain from T.W.D.....(typing while drinking)
    Future MVP of Superbowl LXIX





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    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Quote Originally Posted by UKRaven View Post
    One small flaw in this board is the threads all too often get side-tracked away from real debate.
    This isn't really a bad thing. Generally the better message boards do get off topic at points throughout the post. It does suck to have to read through some of the off topic post, but generally that leads to good converstaion. For an example, see the University of Marylands message board that is in association with scout.

    Anyway, just my opinion.




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    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Hello to all and thanks for sharing your thoughts...we are continually looking to improve the board and we'll place some banner ads up on the home page and sub pages to try and attract some additional participants.

    Also, we will be implementing a chat room that would be more interactive during game days, free agency, the draft, etc.

    Stay tuned and thanks again.

    GO RAVENS!




  8. #23

    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RvnFanInIndy
    however, my 'half the people'..comment was specifically about this here site. I suppose that number might be a little skewed based on the hour at which I was typing, multiplied by the number of martinis in me, divided by total hours of sleep in the last 48 hours. How about I revise that to......"some of the people on these boards"??
    Hmmm . . . sounds reasonable, but now I guess I have to wait until I'm sober myself to make a sensible response.

    See you tommorow.




  9. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by highwater View Post
    Hmmm . . . sounds reasonable, but now I guess I have to wait until I'm sober myself to make a sensible response.

    See you tommorow.
    Geez ... starting in a few minutes will be the 24 hour countdown to the Dallas Cowboys game. I am already starting to pace ... our season is just about on the line, as a loss would place us at the mercy of scoreboard watching. And I am almost out of beer! (Where did my wife hide that bottle of Ouzo?)

    Don't be surprised to see a few incoherent posts tomorrow.
    In a 2003 BBC poll that asked Brits to name the "Greatest American Ever", Mr. T came in fourth, behind ML King (3rd), Abe Lincoln (2nd) and Homer Simpson (1st).




  10. #25

    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    +1 For the use of the Greek flag smiley...

    UNLEASH THE BEASTS!!!!




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    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.




  12. #27

    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Well it is not broke ... I just want more people to comment !! LOL

    TL ... The idea of a chat room is perfect .. Then we can all watch as some people insult each other !! LIVE !!!

    Banner ads would be great too!

    Pops !! This great part is we just got you to post !!


    "It is not how you play the game that matters... It is Winning The Super Bowl that counts"... Rumor Ray

    Baltimore Has 10 Pro Football Championships!
    Baltimore Colts [NFL] in 1958, 1959, 1968, and 1970
    Baltimore Stars [USFL] in 1985
    Baltimore Stallions [CFL] in 1995
    Baltimore Ravens [NFL] in 2000 and 2012
    Baltimore Mariners [AIFA] in 2010
    Baltimore Mariners [AIF] in 2014




  13. #28

    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T
    Don't be surprised to see a few incoherent posts tomorrow.
    And how would that be different from any other day?




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    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    (Where did my wife hide that bottle of Ouzo?)
    Smells like Sambuca tastes like death!!!




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    Re: We need more Posting Fans!!

    No. The chat room will be fully integrated with the message board so that you don't have to register a second time. It will be literally be a 'forum' on the board.
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    Screwing up Ravens message boards since 1999.




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