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Interesting change

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:32 am
by parquetfloor
So I haven't been on for a while but I stopped by after that butt kicking the Bears gave to Bryant and was going to join in on the revelry that I figured to find. However, is it me or has this basically become a place where the media dump their stories now? I mean, I see UMaine, WABI, PPH, BDN, etc all now have created usernames and post links to their tweets, stories, etc.

I'm not saying that is bad as I guess it's nice to have a single place to go to get all those stories, but where is the banter that message boards are known for?

Re: Interesting change

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:02 am
by Tom Nolette
parquetfloor wrote:So I haven't been on for a while but I stopped by after that butt kicking the Bears gave to Bryant and was going to join in on the revelry that I figured to find. However, is it me or has this basically become a place where the media dump their stories now? I mean, I see UMaine, WABI, PPH, BDN, etc all now have created usernames and post links to their tweets, stories, etc.

I'm not saying that is bad as I guess it's nice to have a single place to go to get all those stories, but where is the banter that message boards are known for?


Things have changed since the iphone and social media , so we change with it , and continue to change.. Banter is down and I'm glad for that in terms of the nastiness, disrespect, abuse of others, etc .. We're not discouraging banter, just not letting it get out of hand...

We post all the news from media sources, giving them credit ie user names.. The intent is to make as much info as possible available for those who seek it. Many like to get news from twitter and facebook. I think many are looking for info all in one place.. We use threads to archive, we post to news category as well ,,

MBR continues to grow in a positive way. We're close to rolling out some new changes to forum boards ( our own rather then 3rd party), have added weekly video stream HS broadcast and kicked off new sports talk show 10-12 , m-f ..

All users are free to start their post and carry-on with banter, etc as you like..

Thx

Re: Interesting change

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:00 pm
by thebam
If we had beaten the bejesus out of unh ( or if we had a decent kicker and actually just beat unh) you would likely see more banter. Whipping Bryant Jr. High doesn't really move the meter much. Stick around. After we beat JMU or lose because a missed FG or 3 XP, you'll see plenty of banter.

Re: Interesting change

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:14 pm
by fafan
thebam wrote:If we had beaten the bejesus out of unh ( or if we had a decent kicker and actually just beat unh) you would likely see more banter. Whipping Bryant Jr. High doesn't really move the meter much. Stick around. After we beat JMU or lose because a missed FG or 3 XP, you'll see plenty of banter.


Here's the banter on Bryant-
Are we a vastly improved team from last year or is Bryant doomed to be a cellar dweller in the NEC. It took a tremendous come back last year to get by these guys.
Major improvement is the offensive line which was all back except for the center. The DL has been a great surprise and will have their first major test against JMU. The 2ndary just needs to put an end to penalties but except for that they look real good.
The kicking game looked good going 2 for 2 on FG's but still had 2 XP's blocked, not sure if that was the kickers fault or the lines.
Wish JMU was being tested this w/e but they have a week OOC game.