The 2017 state of the board discussion thread

Discussion in 'The Hall of Fame' started by oxrageous, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. oxrageous

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    Had a long-time member PM me today and tell me to delete his account because he couldn't handle the negativity anymore. Have also had a few people making similar claims. A few members have left here and there over the last year for similar reasons.

    I of course hate to lose members. However, this board has always been shaped after my own view of how I think fan message boards should be, and that's a place to express yourself. To be a fan and vent. We have pumpers, we have negators, but we all share the same love for Florida. Personally, I DESPISE other boards that shut down negativity and force you to toe a certain line. It's always seem so Nazi-ish to me.

    Saying that, I'm wide open for suggestions on how to improve the state of the board. Perhaps there are things that need attention that I'm not seeing. I couldn't be happier with this core group of people that feel like family to me. However, I'm always looking to expand the board with new members. Page views and activity have continued to climb year by year, but the membership itself hasn't grown as fast as I'd like. In other words, we keep growing lurkers by the day but none of them want to sign up.

    Hey lurkers out there: do us a favor and make an account and come into this thread for a post or two. We won't bite. Give us some honest feedback.

    Discuss.
     
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      I'm blind. I dont even see the negativity. Some people are annoying, sure. But I find most people in life annoying.
       
      • LagoonGator68

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        Some web jefe once said, "message boards aren't for everybody."
         
        • CaribGator

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          Sad to see a member leave. I seriously can't see how leaving a message board due to other posters is the answer. Do these same people stop watching the news,due to things they don't like?

          I would like to say to those considering leaving, hang in there, the team has been down for too many years, our offense has been painful to watch. But we need to keep the faith. We are Florida !! and by God, we will be an elite team again!

          As for what to do ox, you have the best board on the net. And once Zimas hit the market again soon, and your creative juices flow from downing a few, look out world...
           
          • Durty South Swamp

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            Board's just a reflection of the fanbase... the majority right now are not pleased with the state of the program. It's the same on facebook pages, twitter, and everywhere else that hasnt instituted positivity policies.

            When we start winning again things will become a lot more :pumper: around here.
             
            • ufgator812

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              How about a weekly kumbaya session for all of the fragile flowers out there?
               
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              • Captain Sasquatch

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                It's not the negativity in general, it's the incessant shoving of that sh*t down people's throats in every.single.thread. by the same.exact.people. It gets old. Really, really, really old.
                 
                • oxrageous

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                  In all seriousness, I want every single member to put their two cents in this thread. Give us your opinion.
                   
                • alcoholica

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                  I rarely block people, but I have blocked a couple. One in particular who is about 65% of the negativity, so I don't really see much negativity. The other negatives are not over the top except for Law and his bytching is a caricature. For those bytching about negativity either block or read in moderation
                   
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                    I don't see leaving because of the negativity, but I can definitely tell you that it is getting old.

                    It isn't so much the negative comments when there is something bad that happens. It is more that even when something good happens there are people who automatically spin the thread into a Mac sucks discussion. It seems that is all some people want to talk about... how bad Mac is.

                    I don't mind a good discussion around negative items or debating strategy, but it gets very annoying when every thread on here turns into the same discussion over and over again with the same people hitting you over the head with their opinions that are stated as fact.

                    That said... I'm not sure what to do about it to be honest... it is a message board and unless you want to get super crazy and ban people then the board culture is created by us the members. I think the best thing is that those of us who are not "bashers" need to continue to create a positive message on the board and back each other up. Be honest... when things are bad... say they are bad, but celebrate the good stuff and don't allow the "bashers" to take over a thread.
                     
                    • LagoonGator68

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                      Swamp Gas is free for all the pussies.....
                       
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                      • Jay26

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                        Easy solution-- create two different sports boards:

                        1) Main Sports Forum
                        2) Snowflake Sports Forum

                        You're welcome.

                        Also- who is the main member who is leaving? Can we get a hint?
                         
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                        • MidwestChomp

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                          There is the ignore function. Perhaps people don't realize that? But, generally speaking the loudest in the group are the lunatic fringe.
                           
                          • Captain Sasquatch

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                            So long as this consists of the people who can't stop complaining in EVERY thread about EVERYTHING concerning Gator football/Jeremy Foley/Jim McElwain/recruiting/not being able to handle other sports being successful/Mike White/Sully/facilities.
                             
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                              funny how this is true for you with sports, but the total opposite when it comes to tranny's in the restroom :dance:
                               
                              • Captain Sasquatch

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                                I can't even remember the last time I even posted about this. For the 3134th time, you guys bring it up FAR more than I do. It's pointless to talk about that stuff with any of you, so I don't bother.
                                 
                                • Durty South Swamp

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                                  Integration Never, Segregation Now!

                                  C'mon say it with me! :lol:
                                   
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                                    I've taken to reading in moderation...basically going days to a week without reading bc it is the same thing over and over and over again and I'm really not missing any new or interesting discussion. And ignore only works if people don't quote everyone. But whatever, I don't expect anything to change so it is what it is in my opinion.
                                     
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