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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
(08-26-2020 01:50 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 12:17 PM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 05:48 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(08-25-2020 09:48 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Y'all like your pinned threads here huh? You want an important thread only board where people can reply but only mods can start threads as a sub on this? Would that be cleaner?

I am a bit reticent to say yes since some of our fans are more likely to create a new thread instead of searching to see if one already exists, which is why we started pinning these topics. And when threads are moved to off topic or smack, they pretty much stop having any activity.

If we move anything to a new board, I’d vote for recruiting. I think the fans who update and track that are the most likely to go out of their way for that information.

Why bother? What we're getting on the BB recruiting thread now is a coaching argument that no longer has anything to do with recruiting. It's like going to the Weather Channel for an update on Hurricane Laura and finding Mary Poppins instead.

It’s been cleaned up.

Well that's taken care of.


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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
(08-26-2020 01:54 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 01:50 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 12:17 PM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 05:48 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(08-25-2020 09:48 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Y'all like your pinned threads here huh? You want an important thread only board where people can reply but only mods can start threads as a sub on this? Would that be cleaner?

I am a bit reticent to say yes since some of our fans are more likely to create a new thread instead of searching to see if one already exists, which is why we started pinning these topics. And when threads are moved to off topic or smack, they pretty much stop having any activity.

If we move anything to a new board, I’d vote for recruiting. I think the fans who update and track that are the most likely to go out of their way for that information.

Why bother? What we're getting on the BB recruiting thread now is a coaching argument that no longer has anything to do with recruiting. It's like going to the Weather Channel for an update on Hurricane Laura and finding Mary Poppins instead.

It’s been cleaned up.

Well that's taken care of.


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Well, it’s a weird line to judge. Some folks treat threads as news sources and only want topic posts included. Some start a new thread every time a new thought pops into their head. And the remainder view threads as the starting point of a conversation, fully knowing the longer a topic is discussed it is naturally going to morph.

It’s pretty much impossible to create a new thread every time a new topic arises in every solitary thread. So I usually just let it flow unless it gets nasty, political or someone complains.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
(08-26-2020 02:08 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 01:54 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 01:50 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 12:17 PM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 05:48 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  I am a bit reticent to say yes since some of our fans are more likely to create a new thread instead of searching to see if one already exists, which is why we started pinning these topics. And when threads are moved to off topic or smack, they pretty much stop having any activity.

If we move anything to a new board, I’d vote for recruiting. I think the fans who update and track that are the most likely to go out of their way for that information.

Why bother? What we're getting on the BB recruiting thread now is a coaching argument that no longer has anything to do with recruiting. It's like going to the Weather Channel for an update on Hurricane Laura and finding Mary Poppins instead.

It’s been cleaned up.

Well that's taken care of.


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Well, it’s a weird line to judge. Some folks treat threads as news sources and only want topic posts included. Some start a new thread every time a new thought pops into their head. And the remainder view threads as the starting point of a conversation, fully knowing the longer a topic is discussed it is naturally going to morph.

It’s pretty much impossible to create a new thread every time a new topic arises in every solitary thread. So I usually just let it flow unless it gets nasty, political or someone complains.


You're doing a fine job herding this group of cats. Crootin' threads have a shelf life. It looks like that class is finished now and there's got to be a place to ***** about JJ.

As far as Important Threads being on the main page, I think I'd prefer that to a separate page altogether. Our smack page never gets used and the OT is only used by CameramanJ talking about beer. I don't mind scrolling a few. That's my vote.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
I agree with just leaving it as-is right now. We seem to be pretty good on rotating threads out when they're no longer relevant, and the other boards are very much in an "out of sight out of mind" scenario.

I do appreciate CamereamanJ talking about beer though, he's always got a few good recommendations.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
(08-26-2020 02:56 PM)Blue_Trombone Wrote:  I agree with just leaving it as-is right now. We seem to be pretty good on rotating threads out when they're no longer relevant, and the other boards are very much in an "out of sight out of mind" scenario.

I do appreciate CamereamanJ talking about beer though, he's always got a few good recommendations.

I wouldn't be against taking down the stadium construction thread and replacing it with the craft beer thread in the Important Threads section. If we ever get those banners it's a year away and we can have a new thread for that.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
I think if the recruiting stuff was lumped together in a dedicated sub board it would get used and lend to a cleaner look over all. As it is now 6 of the 13 important threads are recruiting. If nothing else why not try it and see how it goes? If it is a total disaster move the stuff back and super size important threads again.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
Better than the current?

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I wanted something like this: https://www.dafont.com/king-arthur-legend.font but the S in that font is annoying AF. So annoying I find it impossible to accept the font if I'm going to use S. Which annoying I am here.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
Current better. I know is just me, but can we add the Eastern Shore to the state of Virginia. Thanks for your work.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
(08-26-2020 10:27 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Better than the current?

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I wanted something like this: https://www.dafont.com/king-arthur-legend.font but the S in that font is annoying AF. So annoying I find it impossible to accept the font if I'm going to use S. Which annoying I am here.

It’s better. But I really don’t like how oversized and awkward that apostrophe looks on the new option.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
(08-27-2020 05:52 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 10:27 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Better than the current?

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I wanted something like this: https://www.dafont.com/king-arthur-legend.font but the S in that font is annoying AF. So annoying I find it impossible to accept the font if I'm going to use S. Which annoying I am here.

It’s better. But I really don’t like how oversized and awkward that apostrophe looks on the new option.

How about the Rotunda font? It's one of the more cleaner blackletter fonts. That Arthur font is weird
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
(08-26-2020 03:31 PM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  I think if the recruiting stuff was lumped together in a dedicated sub board it would get used and lend to a cleaner look over all. As it is now 6 of the 13 important threads are recruiting. If nothing else why not try it and see how it goes? If it is a total disaster move the stuff back and super size important threads again.

ODU HAS A RECRUITING CHART ON LINE. I HAVE IT AS A FAVOR. TRY ODUSPORTS.COM
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(08-27-2020 08:29 AM)bluelight Wrote:  
(08-26-2020 03:31 PM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  I think if the recruiting stuff was lumped together in a dedicated sub board it would get used and lend to a cleaner look over all. As it is now 6 of the 13 important threads are recruiting. If nothing else why not try it and see how it goes? If it is a total disaster move the stuff back and super size important threads again.

ODU HAS A RECRUITING CHART ON LINE. I HAVE IT AS A FAVOR. TRY ODUSPORTS.COM

I think that link for ODU basketball recruiting, is on link: http://www.verbalcommits.com/ODU
It shows people recruiting now and a chart of players by year (including new committed recruits.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
I could maybe see a Recruiting sub forum. I just feel like we're not quite big enough and active enough to warrant it just yet. I follow the same train of thought as Drunkard. Hell, look at this thread. We're talking about fonts and re-organizing the forum in the same stream. Just not possible to please everyone and their style of consumption or interaction.

You can over engineer it and make it unusable by compartmentalizing it to the point of frustration. The SJ's of the world want form, structure, and like the idea of clicking through a navigation system to get to the exact topic at hand. The NF's (myself) would prefer a big stream that I can search to find what I want when I want it and don't want to have to navigate some structure. And we have everything in between.
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
does the monarchsden.com link work for anyone?
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(09-13-2020 03:53 PM)Grommet Wrote:  does the monarchsden.com link work for anyone?

nope
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RE: Rebrand and Team Skin Upgrade In Progress
needs eastern shore and ODU somewhere on it.
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Going to add the eastern shore bit since the JMU people are getting it. Even if it looks silly. Will redo the font.

The domain redirect looks like it got mangled by the registrar so I've removed everything and put in a clean redirect. Should take a few hours to work for most people.
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(09-14-2020 07:44 AM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Going to add the eastern shore bit since the JMU people are getting it. Even it looks silly. Will redo the font.

The domain redirect looks like it got mangled by the registrar so I've removed everything and put in a clean redirect. Should take a few hours to work for most people.

Looks like the records got updated downstream and i was able to resolve and load http://www.monarchsden.com
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