GatorSports Message Board shut down for good

Discussion in 'The Hall of Fame' started by oxrageous, Jun 11, 2014.

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  1. MJMGator

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    Same here
     
  2. itsgr82bag8r

    itsgr82bag8r Political Forum Fire Starter
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    ....that would be in the "UT Vol Plungerfest" thread. Don't forget your roll of duct tape when you go.....
     
  3. grengadgy

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    I noticed that also.
     
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    Reminded me of the child taking his ball home because nobody wanted him on their team. Childish move by supposed professionals. I guess we can't complain since it was a free board though. REALLY glad to have found most of the old favorite posters. I hope someone knows Rog and gets him the info. I'll miss that guy if he doesn't find us here.
     
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    It will be remembered fondly as The Reign of Terror, when we all lived in fear of the word 'Bye' :)
     
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    bradgator2 Rioting
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    I registerd but never posted on the GSMB a long time ago (lurker). I was pissed when I saw it got shut down over a joke thread that was hilarious. Glad to see Ox started a new board I will actually have to join in more often. This board will be way better than the hamster board good job Ox
     
  9. NavetG8r

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    If your post was the reason for the shut-down, I'm pretty sure it would have happened eventually anyway. It's pretty clear the new folks in charge at the Gainesville Sun/Gatorsports don't care about the Florida Gators, nor do they have any interest in funding a free message board for Gator fans. We would all have been looking for a new home eventually, at least this happened in the off season so we could all find each other on a new board before football season started up. Once again, THANKS OX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. bradgator2

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    For the record, the email exchange was 100% fake. I posted another fake exchange with the IT manager (which was MUCH better) and the site was taken offline about 10 minutes after that. I ****may**** have used an inappropriate hamster joke in that one.
     
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    Sounds like the b**ch could use a hamster up her @ss to loosen her up a bit.
     
  12. The Original DC

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    Overreactive, knee-jerk, hot-headed, ridiculous move by GSMB. This has to kill the visitors to their site, I certainly wasn't going there for Dooley, et al, and I follow Zach on FB and Twitter.
     
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    I'm guessing a few weeks from now, when someone at Gatorsports realizes "hey, we don't seem to be getting the volume of traffic, we don't seem to be getting the clicks on our articles anymore," someone will point out, "yeah, it's because you pissed off all the fans and ran everyone off by discontinuing their forum and pissing on their free speech rights."
     
  14. oxrageous

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    Like so many have already observed, they were looking to shut us down anyway. After all the IT problems they were going to have to buy new software. The supposedly offensive thread is just being used as an excuse. I mean, a single thread shutting down an entire forum for good? The very idea is preposterous. You remove the thread and punish those responsible. They just wanted out, plain and simple.
     
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    The only time I ever read anything on Gatorsports was when Zach posted a link on the board. I imagine their page views are going to take a hit, and in a time when newspapers are becoming obselete I dont think this was a very smart move by the higher ups.
     
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    Free speech wasn't infringed upon. Not even close.
     
  17. Himey

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    Why the hell are they pulling the racist card on Ox....I cannot think of a single thing he did that was racist. The only thing I can figure is that Sid liked to call anyone racist that called him out on his race baiting.
     
  18. Zambo

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    So one this new board we can say **** and **** and stuff? Cool.
     
  19. Zambo

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    Dammit. I guess not.
     
  20. oxrageous

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    I thought about getting upset about it, but in the end I decided to shrug it all off. The fact is, here we are. We'll know over the next few months whether this board is here to stay or will go the way of the Dodo. It's all about the size of the membership. Forums with no members suck.
     
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