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Smile I need to vent....
Things have not been the same over at ShockerNet since ShockBand gave control over to the current owner. This guy has decided to be a little too hands on and really changed a lot of the feel of the site. The site has been great and very active for over a decade now and has been run by two great individuals in ShockBand and RoyalShock.

The current administration lets opposing fans who come over to troll do just about whatever they want while he threatens the home fans with termination if they call out the troll and respond in kind. I simply don't get it. The site has always been very welcoming to opposing fans who want to have dialogue and remember whose house they're in.

I've never, in the 10 years or so I've posted over there, considered leaving the site for an extended period. I've taken a couple of short breaks for a variety of reasons but never have I thought about leaving it all together. I recently did the same thing at the other Valley board that went down a similar path. Where essentially, you could drag Wichita through the mud and say whatever the hell you wanted, but if a Wichita fan responded, they'd have their posts deleted and/or be threatened with a ban. I'm not even one to try and stir up controversy and I was having legit posts deleted because I apparently didn't do nothing but compiment the other teams in this crap conference.

That's one reason I hope this site will eventually catch on with some people and become a little busier. I miss having dialogue with other teams fans on a consistent basis.

I really hope that ShockerNet doesn't get to the point where I have to leave before saying something stupid and getting banned. But the "leader" over there is ridiculous and I hope he learns how to successfully run a message board without turning it into the Bradley board in which you have to be positive 100% of the time. And I'm not that negative of a person...

End rant.
02-29-2012 04:23 PM
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And of course, the Shocker fan who called out the troll (who's trolled multiple times before and continues to get a free pass) was banned for putting the troll in his place. He actually had to defend himself against the current admin which makes absolutely zero sense.

I really question the way that site is being run. The guy seems to be in over his head.
03-01-2012 09:18 AM
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RE: I need to vent....
He's awfully sensitive too. Not a good set of attributes for the "leader".
03-02-2012 06:07 PM
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RE: I need to vent....
ShockerNet is still a great board because of all the other members. Only one thing could hurt the board and lead people away from it. I hope that doesn't happen. Even so, there are so many great members that they can probably overcome poor "leadership".
03-03-2012 11:23 AM
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RE: I need to vent....
It's been a nicer board the last few days. But there's also been no sign of the "leader". I'm sure that'll change soon. Hopefully he gets preoccupied with his other endeavors and is just glued to Twitter.
03-07-2012 11:53 AM
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RE: I need to vent....
I was just talking to a friend that's on SN yesterday about how nice it has been with less of a presence from the guy who runs it. Then today, the site appears to have been suspended by whoever hosts it I guess. So there's no place to talk Shocker Athletics. He's been alerted on Twitter, but that hasn't seemed to mean anything. No word out of him. It was nice when he just spent his time at his other site and on Twitter, but not at the expense of losing the absolute best place to talk Shox.

Venting done....for now.
05-08-2012 01:52 PM
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RE: I need to vent....
I'm gonna go nuts with no ShockerNet. Being told it could be down for a couple of days.... I'm glad those running the site have everything together and are on top of everything. A little notice would have been nice. Allegedly moving to a faster server. I personally think that's BS. SN hasn't been that active that it needs a better server. I'm guessing that's a big pile of BS.

Maybe I'm just grumpy from Finals week and slow work day with nothing to do. Perhaps I just need to kick someones cat on the way home tonight.
05-08-2012 03:26 PM
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RE: I need to vent....
It went down again yesterday. Still not up. Time to check Twitter and see if the owner has said anything. He hadn't for most of yesterday...
05-24-2012 11:14 AM
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RE: I need to vent....
Checked twitter. He has no idea how long it'll be down.

I really do miss old management. I think they did a much better job of keeping people informed and things running smoothly. I've never seen an admin there piss as many people off as this one has. A number of posters I know or have talked to have had issues with this one. Things have not been smooth since the most recent change.
05-24-2012 11:20 AM
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RE: I need to vent....
I've posted here in the past, but overall like what our new leader has done at SN. He is new, young, and learning as he goes. He has developed a thicker skin, and realizes who his true audience is.

I wonder about doing like Memphis did and link that site to here. Making this part of canbbs be Shockernet. Benefit would be much more exposure and I believe feedback from fans of other schools. That might also lead to more day to day traffic on the conference page.

You have been on SN much longer than me. What do you think? Not much would have to change, I don't think.
01-06-2013 10:26 AM
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