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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "While I've no doubt the forum will get going again once the championship season kicks off it is boring at the moment because there are no games and very little to talk about quite frankly.

I do feel a few small changes could completely rejuvenate the place, is there really a need for 100% screening of all posts before publishing? Just use a profanity filter and let clean posts through. If there are messers delete their posts and suspend / ban them. Of course we don't know what kind of posts are being blocked but other forums with far more relaxed moderation don't seem to have a major issue as far as I can see.

I'm a member of another forum where the general level of debate is hit and miss but there is effectively 'live chat' during televised games and half time. I like that personally. Here, if you post at half time it could be 20 mins after the final whistle before it appears. There are some really good posters here and good debates are often stifled due to this lag. People are used to instant everything now. There may be a very good reason for the way the forum is run but a few suggested changes:

- instantaneous posts
- share tweets and other social media posts
- share images
- private messages
- identity thumbs up / down or get rid of the feature"
Calm before the storm Genius Gerry.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1083 - 24/04/2019 14:35:53    2180078

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Another vote here for instant posting, it really stifles debate and discussion and promotes long winded posts im sure annoy moderators.

I've moderated on sports forums before and in my experience the best form of moderation is a report function for members if things get out of hand or infractions leading to a temporary or permanent ban if behavior continues, to be honest its rare as forums tend to self moderate on good will. I think that is true on almost every sports forum out there.

There is a lot of good on here, the caliber for intelligent debate and good mix of skills sets amongst mostly knowledgeable members. The quality of articles and the live function during games is excellent also. With a live function for posts on the forum this place could be most popular GAA site out there. I also think it would encourage people to start more threads and participate.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2372 - 24/04/2019 16:18:01    2180098

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I agree that once Dublin start losing again this place will start hopping.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7400 - 25/04/2019 04:00:26    2180161

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Howaya folks

I actually agree with a few lads saying half the reason this place is so dull lately is Dublin's dominance.
I think the Mayo lads are a little sheepish lately and the bravado isn't what it once was.
The Kerry lads were always very shrewd, sound lads on here bar one or two head the balls and rarely caused or got involved in "banter"

I think if the Dubs are beaten this year you will see HS bounce back to former madness. Rivalries breed banter, at the moment its so one sided there are very few relevant rivalries. Kerry Cork no longer a rivalry. Tyrone Armagh no longer a relevant rivalry. Tyrone Derry no longer a relevant rivalry. Dublin Meath no longer a relevant rivalry and this is replicated country wide.

10 years ago when this place was flying there were countless rivalries and it fed this place for months on end.

I think our success while obviously something I crave, is insidious to the sport as a whole, and if we are to go on and get the 5 in a row, I can honestly say I would sacrifice 2020 for the sake of the sport in general as I feel football is in trouble and it needs rivalries back.
With that, you can be sure, if rivalries, relevant rivalries resume, so will the HS messageboard.

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8053 - 25/04/2019 09:39:57    2180174

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Another vote here for instant posting, it really stifles debate and discussion and promotes long winded posts im sure annoy moderators.

I've moderated on sports forums before and in my experience the best form of moderation is a report function for members if things get out of hand or infractions leading to a temporary or permanent ban if behavior continues, to be honest its rare as forums tend to self moderate on good will. I think that is true on almost every sports forum out there.

There is a lot of good on here, the caliber for intelligent debate and good mix of skills sets amongst mostly knowledgeable members. The quality of articles and the live function during games is excellent also. With a live function for posts on the forum this place could be most popular GAA site out there. I also think it would encourage people to start more threads and participate."
Can anyone point me towards the rules used by moderators for determining if a post can be published or not.

I've had a few innocuous enough (in my view) posts disappear to oblivion, with no indication of why. I went looking for site policies but don't see an obvious link anywhere?

TearsIn85 (Monaghan) - Posts: 73 - 25/04/2019 10:18:24    2180176

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Howaya folks

I actually agree with a few lads saying half the reason this place is so dull lately is Dublin's dominance.
I think the Mayo lads are a little sheepish lately and the bravado isn't what it once was.
The Kerry lads were always very shrewd, sound lads on here bar one or two head the balls and rarely caused or got involved in "banter"

I think if the Dubs are beaten this year you will see HS bounce back to former madness. Rivalries breed banter, at the moment its so one sided there are very few relevant rivalries. Kerry Cork no longer a rivalry. Tyrone Armagh no longer a relevant rivalry. Tyrone Derry no longer a relevant rivalry. Dublin Meath no longer a relevant rivalry and this is replicated country wide.

10 years ago when this place was flying there were countless rivalries and it fed this place for months on end.

I think our success while obviously something I crave, is insidious to the sport as a whole, and if we are to go on and get the 5 in a row, I can honestly say I would sacrifice 2020 for the sake of the sport in general as I feel football is in trouble and it needs rivalries back.
With that, you can be sure, if rivalries, relevant rivalries resume, so will the HS messageboard."
Agree 100 per cent with ye, especially meath and dublin both counties have noisy posters on here which would lead to great banter, hopefully meath continue to improve which I think they will and soon we be a match to the dubs. Also kildare hopefully all three will have relevant rivalries throughout the next decade, which would be great for leinster and also this forum and hopefully a less fussy moderator.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 314 - 25/04/2019 10:21:04    2180177

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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Agree 100 per cent with ye, especially meath and dublin both counties have noisy posters on here which would lead to great banter, hopefully meath continue to improve which I think they will and soon we be a match to the dubs. Also kildare hopefully all three will have relevant rivalries throughout the next decade, which would be great for leinster and also this forum and hopefully a less fussy moderator."
I found myself doing something this year I never thought imaginable.....I was rooting for Meath
I cheered Meath on
That in itself is WRONG and symptomatic of the malaise in Leinster football

The day you hear me on here spewing about Meath again, that's the day you will know the rivalry is back, and that, essentially, will be a great day for the sport.

We need the strong counties back and that will be what saves this forum eventually.

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - Posts: 8053 - 25/04/2019 10:41:51    2180182

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Replying To TearsIn85:  "Can anyone point me towards the rules used by moderators for determining if a post can be published or not.

I've had a few innocuous enough (in my view) posts disappear to oblivion, with no indication of why. I went looking for site policies but don't see an obvious link anywhere?"
On the registration page -

House rules:  These message boards are intended to be used for Gaelic Games related discussions and are aimed to be family friendly. Any bad language or abusive comments will see messages deleted, as will any attempts to post offensive or defamatory contributions. Please only post messages which are your own work and not anything that infringes on other peoples' copyright. Lynn Publications reserves the right to delete or edit any messages posted on this website and asks you to act responsibly in your use of this forum.

But it would be nice to know sometimes why posts get blocked. I think some admins are a bit more relaxed on the rules. Some made a good suggestion of a profanity filter. Might help to get posts up quicker and add to the banter. Usually posters will tell other posters if they're getting out of line anyways but they need a moderator for legal reasons in case some comments brings grief to the site.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5196 - 25/04/2019 11:18:30    2180187

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Howaya folks

I actually agree with a few lads saying half the reason this place is so dull lately is Dublin's dominance.
I think the Mayo lads are a little sheepish lately and the bravado isn't what it once was.
The Kerry lads were always very shrewd, sound lads on here bar one or two head the balls and rarely caused or got involved in "banter"

I think if the Dubs are beaten this year you will see HS bounce back to former madness. Rivalries breed banter, at the moment its so one sided there are very few relevant rivalries. Kerry Cork no longer a rivalry. Tyrone Armagh no longer a relevant rivalry. Tyrone Derry no longer a relevant rivalry. Dublin Meath no longer a relevant rivalry and this is replicated country wide.

10 years ago when this place was flying there were countless rivalries and it fed this place for months on end.

I think our success while obviously something I crave, is insidious to the sport as a whole, and if we are to go on and get the 5 in a row, I can honestly say I would sacrifice 2020 for the sake of the sport in general as I feel football is in trouble and it needs rivalries back.
With that, you can be sure, if rivalries, relevant rivalries resume, so will the HS messageboard."
Sheepish you say. How very dare you! And us League champions. Sheepish indeed!

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 993 - 25/04/2019 11:55:39    2180195

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The money men in crokepark have made the dubs too strong and this part of the fallout from that , and I can only see it getting worse as the dubs drive on for 6/7 in a row.

Jim gavin and his players won't be saying in August thats the 5 done now let's pull plant and sit back and let someone else have a go.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 8875 - 25/04/2019 14:33:17    2180223

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "I found myself doing something this year I never thought imaginable.....I was rooting for Meath
I cheered Meath on
That in itself is WRONG and symptomatic of the malaise in Leinster football

The day you hear me on here spewing about Meath again, that's the day you will know the rivalry is back, and that, essentially, will be a great day for the sport.

We need the strong counties back and that will be what saves this forum eventually."
We all long for that great rivalry to return, a true blue shouting for meath is just not right. But don't worry we'll give ye reasons to hate us in just a few months.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 314 - 26/04/2019 12:00:44    2180366

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well thought out threads dont get through here any more.i spent a long time thinking about a number of threads,typed them,never to appear.
the board is gone boring,theres better places to discuss gaa online.not twitter either!!

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3302 - 26/04/2019 12:27:50    2180382

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Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "I found myself doing something this year I never thought imaginable.....I was rooting for Meath
I cheered Meath on
That in itself is WRONG and symptomatic of the malaise in Leinster football

The day you hear me on here spewing about Meath again, that's the day you will know the rivalry is back, and that, essentially, will be a great day for the sport.

We need the strong counties back and that will be what saves this forum eventually."
You ?

Potentially coming back here ?

Openly cheering for Meath ?

Jesus if I wasn't all in on Dublin smashing teams in Leinster and sleepwalking to All Ireland finals, dominating all before them and this forum becoming boring on the back of it, you better believe im all in now. Infact, im so far in Id nearly hope the forum itself disappears into oblivion.

UP THE ALL CONQUERING, 5 IN A ROW CHASING DUBS!!!!!!!

#WEBELIEVE

#DRIVE-FOR-FIVE

#TRANFIXED-ON-SIX

#THE-ROAD-TO-SEVEN-HEAVEN

#NEGATE-THE-EIGTH

#THE-CLIMB-FOR-NINE

#THE-DUB-MEN-FOR-TEN


:-D

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13345 - 26/04/2019 12:30:28    2180383

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Not sure this is the right place for this post but didn't want to open up a new thread for it.

The team of the week seems to be unduly influenced by whichever player scores the most which isn't the main job for everyone especially in defence. From this week's team of the week...

1. Darren O'Malley (Roscommon)
Converted three placed balls.
3. David Hyland (Kildare) Chipped in with four points yesterday.
4. Patrick McBride (Antrim) Raised two white flags.

tyroneed (Tyrone) - Posts: 670 - 27/05/2019 19:07:31    2188265

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Replying To perfect10:  "well thought out threads dont get through here any more.i spent a long time thinking about a number of threads,typed them,never to appear.
the board is gone boring,theres better places to discuss gaa online.not twitter either!!"
Spot on.far too much editing or no show.

hogg (Carlow) - Posts: 283 - 27/05/2019 20:13:05    2188295

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Replying To perfect10:  "well thought out threads dont get through here any more.i spent a long time thinking about a number of threads,typed them,never to appear.
the board is gone boring,theres better places to discuss gaa online.not twitter either!!"
which places you referring to?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 115 - 28/05/2019 01:30:46    2188382

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Totally agree, too many times messages are changed or removed without your knowledge and end up making no sense

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1321 - 28/05/2019 09:40:45    2188408

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Replying To riverboys:  "Totally agree, too many times messages are changed or removed without your knowledge and end up making no sense"
Yeah should be reasons given for editing of posts/non uploading to forum of posts

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 115 - 28/05/2019 17:45:37    2188568

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Can mods give feedback here to some of the questions posed by many people in this thread?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 115 - 05/06/2019 22:11:13    2191031

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