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I posted this in Announcements, but no one has replied, so I thought I'd post it here just to make sure people see it.

 

On 1/15, we will launch a new board where NMB will re-direct. It will be restricted to only wrestling folders, as we really feel that's the heart of this place, and the space the other folders are taking up can better be utilized. The board will be starting fresh, except for MMA which will be carried over, but all the NMB wrestling topics will still be available in read-only format. We are also adding a Blogs feature which I know I will be using, and I hope others of you will be as well. This is going to be a board all about the wrestling and nothing else. I'll provide the link when the website looks more presentable.

 

Feedback and comments are welcome and appreciated.

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I saw it, but didn't think you were looking for feedback!

 

Good move. Right now on the internet there's not many (if any) good places to talk about wrestling; and instead there are many places where guys claim they are burned out and don't care about it anymore (which is understandable, it happened do me during most of of 2003-04), but spend hours and hours in wrestling boards posting about bullshit. In the meanwhile, those of us who prefer to bullshit around at the Irish pub drinking beer :), don't have a place to babble about MS-1 where you don't have the feeling that you are preaching to the choir.

 

When the move is completed you should send an e-mail or private message to anybody who registered months ago and participated in the wrestling forum, to inform about the move to a lot of people who wouldn't otherwise know.

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I plan on doing exactly that. Yes, I think it's a good move too. What happens after people get to know each other outside of their tastes in wrestling sometimes is that there's a lot of flame wars and stupid exchanges between people. Some of that is going to happen regardless of what type of board you have, but it's a turn off for me. I'd rather not know what kind of porn other wrestling fans like to watch or how they feel about politics, because it usually ends up making me not want to talk to them much at all. I'd imagine there are others who feel the same way.

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I think the problem is that if we started talking about porn or videogames or anime, we'd attract a lot of social retards, DVDVR style. Also, I'm not sure why would anyone want to discuss politics with wrestling fans.

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I tend to be mixed on going straight wrestling.

 

I tend to only visit NMB and SC for wrestling. I tend to avoid the non-wrestling, even if I have talked to some of the posters in those folders about non-wrestling stuff on other boards.

 

On the other hand, if this is the "home board" for any of the posters, it is nice to have a place to talk about some non-wrestling topics. Wrestling may be what brings a place like this together initially, but the posters have other things they enjoy and like sharing. I've learned a fair amount of new things over the years through wrestling fans, as wacky as they are.

 

I don't know if anyone here views the place as their home board, and that when they've seen an interesting new TV series want to see if anyone else is watching it. Of if there's something goofy going on with the coach of the Louisville football team, you know you've got a poster you can get the skinny from.

 

I can see wanting to pitch the politics and porn boards. I tend to hate all political forums on wrestling boards, and had for years largely avoided political stuff on tOA. But at the moment I tend to hate out current administration more than political discussions. ;) And porn boards... my thought would be to go join some of the porn discussions boards. Like everything else on the net, they're not hard to find.

 

But a place to dump occassional discussions on movies, TV, books, games, sports... I tend to consider it Value Added to a healthy board. Giving it a place to go splits it off from the Wrestling. If one, like me, wants to come over and read the wrestling, it's easy to find and the "OT" posts like Wrestling Classics aren't clogging it up. But not having it is a bit like cutting off the pinky because it's shorter than the other fingers next to it. In the end, that pinky does have some uses and makes the hand healthier overall.

 

Not sure if any of that makes any sense. :)

 

 

John

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And porn boards... my thought would be to go join some of the porn discussions boards. Like everything else on the net, they're not hard to find.

Hang on a minute...they have porn online now? When did that happen? :P

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The board may be down at times tonight, as we're doing the switchover. Everything should be working well tomorrow hopefully. Keep your fingers crossed.

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