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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by roscoe36, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    I have a few changes in mind for the forum, mostly to reflect usage patterns that have changed a lot over the last several years.

    1. Condensing the basketball forums. I don't think there is enough interest, posting or information to justify separating out the Pistons from the rest of the NBA stuff. So I will be rolling these two forums into one.

    Detroit Pistons General Discussion | Detroit Pistons Forum
    Everything NBA | Detroit Pistons Forum


    2. Condensing the "other sports" forums, and making them "less" local oriented.

    Lions and Football | Detroit Pistons Forum
    Red Wings and Hockey | Detroit Pistons Forum
    Tigers and Baseball | Detroit Pistons Forum

    3. I am going to experiment in the offseason with replacing the chat with a shoutbox chat. If that's greek to you, then no worries. I will implement it next month sometime, and we can see how people like it.

    I have grown tired of the lack of development and support from Envolve, the people who currently supply our chat, particularly since it costs almost $300 a year to run.

    I don't want anyone to misconstrue the above as cost cutting or collapsing the content areas. On the contrary, changing the chat is about performance and usage, and combining the forums is about better organizing (and incentivising interaction) in those key forums. It's pointless to have 1 active Tigers thread in the Tigers forum, and 2 active (Lions and Eagles) threads in the Football forum and one thread (if we're lucky) in the hockey forum.

    Likewise, with the Pistons being in *cough* rebuilding *cough* mode, all of us end up watching other teams and players around the league, and I think the more accessible those discussions are, the deeper they will run.

    Your feedback, concern, anguish or ecstasy can all be expressed below. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Nemo Fantasy-Football Snub Forum Donor

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    Based on recent play...Detroit Pistons general discussion could be placed in the Blue Room.
     
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    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Anguish!! Ecstasy!!!!
     
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    Walter All-Star Forum Donor

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    I like the changes you're planning Roscoe. I think condensing the number of forums like you suggested is a great idea.
     
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    I've never understood why a rooster is the symbol for brown-nosin'-butt-kissin'. Seems that would be more like butt peckin'.
     
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    changes are always good....go for it!!
     
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    webz All-Star Snub Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Sounds good to me.
     
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    Could we then also add tags?

    It would be nice to be able to pick out at a glance what threads are Piston specific and which are league wide etc etc
     
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    webz All-Star Snub Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    A "What's new" button on the end of the page will be good for me, thank you.
     
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    On all accounts, as you rightly noted, this is the best direction. Mine (as in digging out) your talent.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    You should take something for that cough man.
     
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    If a person coughs in cyber space and nobody hears it is it really a cough?

    The change makes sense to me. Ironically, yesterday I was looking at the basketball forum and was wondering why that hadn't been done

    Bye bye birdie. Can't have the Eagles upstaging the Lions on a basketball forum. I had fun with it. :)
     
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    Are you trolling again?
     
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    Suggestion: Can we 'reverse sticky' a thread? ie. Put it at the very bottom
     
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    Change is always good..unless its your Grandson's diaper!
     
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    Never understood that either

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