Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:53 AM
After talking with a few people, and seeing the actions of some others (and we won't discuss any of that), I've decided to flip the script and change the name of the site. With this, I'll also be changing the design (in due time), the direction (hopefully), and how I approach certain things that, again, I won't mention right now.
Yes, I'm aware that there are still images/banners/text I need to change. Stay patient.
I apologize for leaving out a lot of details here, but this needed to be done, as much as it pains me to actually make such a big change (I mean, OTR has been ours since 2005). We are still the same community, and that part is most important.
Since the "8th Anniversary" topic was posted, I found out a lot of things about our current members. I took note of the reactions, the changes, etc...and it definitely helped me make this decision, and will assist me in decisions in the near future. It also enlightened me when it comes to who is around to contribute, and who has been waiting for that day we decide to shut and lock the door.
So, everyone, please update your bookmarks ASAP.
Also, join our new Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/discusshoops
If you aren't following us on Twitter (the same page as before, just a new name): http://www.twitter.com/discusshoops
Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:05 AM
Yes. I actually told Kyle and the mods we weren't going anywhere from the start.
Does this mean we're sticking around?!
Over the years, I've done questionable things to draw reactions...positive or negative...to get a feel of what I want to do in the future. I've shut it down once before to catch a hacker, stepped down once to do the same thing. I eliminated the entire staff, everyone but myself, a while back (don't remember why, but there was a reason for it). I swapped administrators, naming Smitty and Jammin the new admins, placing ALCS and Gamerguy as lead moderators, through the summer. I once locked up the forums after the Heat/Mavericks Finals series.
The only real danger the site has been in, regarding the place shutting down, would probably be when I lost my vision. Of course, everyone that knows me outside of the site knows that was 100% legitimate (despite what a few jackasses said elsewhere), but even at that time, I gave full control to Aaron, and if he were to eventually step down (and he did, much later), I know Kyle would keep it going, anyway.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:12 PM
Why don't you change only the one you might use on other sites (to promote our new board's name), and keep the original name here?
Damn I might have to change my sig for the first time in years lol.
Great to see that the site isn't going anywhere though.
Anyway, in before 'OTR-Player' became 'DH-Player':
^ I'll miss 'OTR' on those...
Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:02 PM
Green Bay Packers
Marquette Golden Eagles
Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:16 PM
THank you Brandon for not giving up, and I like the new name. It will probably bring in more new members.
Raptors Leafs Giants
Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:48 PM
Anyways, just glad this board is sticking around. I wish we had 10-15 more active members but honestly the ball talk here is top notch, just wish there was more of it. I still think that the lack of topics being created holds us back. I feel like the general NBA forum is so underutilized by members here.
We can't rely on RD to make all the topics of discussion all the time. I've never been a fan of team forums, and wish they were just used to post news and realgm sort of shit, whereas the general nba forum we have arguments and whatnot. But hey, thats just me.
But I will try to make more of an effort to generate discussion. I don't often make topics but given that the site is sticking around, I'll try to help with the new topics getting made.
Edited by Check my Stats, 08 June 2012 - 07:52 PM.
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