You probably did the smart thing to avoid the wrong shade of gold comments by just making the main color orange.
The new site is great so far. The "Committed" tags on the forum threads are helpful, and the general presentation is much slicker. The only suggestion I can think of is adding the projected position for recruits to the end of their name (this was suggested before):
ex. "George P. Burdell (CB)" (sorry George, I don't think we are taking any more corners)
Or perhaps the tagging system could be leveraged for this?
Welcome to the new site everyone...hope you like what you see so far!
Have a few things that I want all members to read below.
1.) We want as much feedback on the site as we can get...what you like about it, what we can improve, etc.
2.) Bugs/Issues with the site...with us launching a new site there is a always a chance of some bugs popping up. If you have any problems with things please PM either John or myself.
3.) How to help improve the GTswarm community...if you have any suggestions, ideas, things you would like to see or think could help the site...please let us know! Your input makes a big impact.
4.) Board rules....we are not going to be a forum that is lockdown and you have to be on pins and needles at all time. What rules would you guys like
to see eenforced if any? Of course we will have basic rules like no personal attacks on members, players or recruits.
Thank you all for making the migration over and enjoy the site!
Me personally, this is the main reason why I wanted to start this site. If there was one thing that both Eric and I agreed on unequivocally, this was it.Thank you both for putting together the site. I love how the threads are about Football and Football Recruiting. There seems to be no pissing contests and very few people trying to correct others (unless there is a factual error). It seems that the posters are more interested in sharing information than building message counts, and there's no "big cry". I'm so tired of those types of threads.
I'll leave this as an open feedback up for discussion for all the members of this community. For the time being, what we have are censors that replace specific words with asterisks (*) without removing them from the post (or removing the post) completely. We do want to make this a family-friendly place but also a place where GT fans can openly express themselves without being cracked down. I think there's some balancing that needs to be done there. Anyone else have any thoughts on this issue.My single recommendation is clamp down hard on profanity (including the use of *&$#*#@&^). There is truly no need for it. We may use certain words in our every-day life conversations, but it isn't hard to filter what you write to exclude them. Think of it as sending an open email to your work colleagues. I have young teenage boys who absolutely are die-hard Tech fans and eat up this type of information. I've not allowed them to follow these types of boards because of the language. As long as it stays clean, they'll be allowed here.