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  1. SportsTicker

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ASUFan22)</div><div class='quotemain'>PM Tony, we've found a place to go that he runs.</div></p>

    You have AIM? My SN is SBoyd415</p>

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    And to the administrators of this forum: Sorry that so many people are taking out their anger on you guys, but you've handled it pretty well so far. I'm sure you can understand how pissed off people are at Combs, but hopefully you don't take the remarks against you personally. A lot of members are going to miss the format and community the old BBW had. It's just not going to be the same...</p>
     
  2. ReppinTheD

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    I like you guys a lot (those who are running S2)...just so you know.</p>

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    If you guys are serious about this...as in, making the BBW members feel at home, than you MUST change the whole layout of this forum. I've been fiddling around with it all day, and it's not user friendly in my opinion. I've been using the internet forever, and honestly, this forum has me puzzled. The first thing you have to do is change the whole layout into either IPB like, or VBulletin like format...you don't have to use those softwares...I'm just saying - those are easy to use, and pleasent looking software that most members from BBW have been accustomed to. Second, re-instate all the same threads/forums...yes...I know they're still here...but you have to look around forever to find what you want. </p>

    I want it exactly like BBW had it...basically.</p>

    Oh ya...make all the old bbw mods s2 mods, all the VIP's S2 VIP's..and so on.</p>

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  3. Strike3

    Strike3 BBW Elite Member

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    If I were you guys you should try to get control of the bballworld.us IPB forum and run the site there then members would come and stay
     
  4. Denny Crane

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ReppinTheD)</div><div class='quotemain'>

    I like you guys a lot (those who are running S2)...just so you know.</p>

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    If you guys are serious about this...as in, making the BBW members feel at home, than you MUST change the whole layout of this forum. I've been fiddling around with it all day, and it's not user friendly in my opinion. I've been using the internet forever, and honestly, this forum has me puzzled. The first thing you have to do is change the whole layout into either IPB like, or VBulletin like format...you don't have to use those softwares...I'm just saying - those are easy to use, and pleasent looking software that most members from BBW have been accustomed to. Second, re-instate all the same threads/forums...yes...I know they're still here...but you have to look around forever to find what you want. </p>

    I want it exactly like BBW had it...basically.</p>

    Oh ya...make all the old bbw mods s2 mods, all the VIP's S2 VIP's..and so on.</p>

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    We want all the old bbw mods to be s2 mods and so on. Never wanted anything less.</p>

    How about this page?</p>

    http://sportstwo.com/NBA/Team/NEWJERSEY</p>

    Some of the old "forums" are merged into our own. We had an OT forum, you guys had an OT forum. We have an NFL General Discussion forum, and so did you. And several others like that. Seems like there's no reason to have two separate ones, is there? I've tried to be VERY true to the layout you guys had. As I said, this is the start of Day 2 of US going forward as a community. I'm perfectly willing to work hard and quickly to address navigation issues. S2 is largely the same PLACE as BBW was, but it's simply not the same software and there's a lot more content to consider.</p>

    I'm willing to work with you if you're willing to work with me. </p>

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  5. JRICH23

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ReppinTheD)</div><div class='quotemain'>

    I like you guys a lot (those who are running S2)...just so you know.</p>

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    If you guys are serious about this...as in, making the BBW members feel at home, than you MUST change the whole layout of this forum. I've been fiddling around with it all day, and it's not user friendly in my opinion. I've been using the internet forever, and honestly, this forum has me puzzled. The first thing you have to do is change the whole layout into either IPB like, or VBulletin like format...you don't have to use those softwares...I'm just saying - those are easy to use, and pleasent looking software that most members from BBW have been accustomed to. Second, re-instate all the same threads/forums...yes...I know they're still here...but you have to look around forever to find what you want. </p>

    I want it exactly like BBW had it...basically.</p>

    Oh ya...make all the old bbw mods s2 mods, all the VIP's S2 VIP's..and so on.</p>

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    </div>He took the words right out of my mouth.</p>

    I really do not mind the people here, I just want the layout to be just like BBW was. Almost EXACTLY like BBW was setup because you could find stuff easily and it looked alot better.</p>
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (And1Ba11a)</div><div class='quotemain'>WTF is this peice of shit!!!! Im going to transfer to realballers cause i hate these kind of sites and i want to have a community just like bballworld so im going to start posting at realballers. This shit is gay look at this ugly peice of shit!!! where the fuck is everything DAMN wtf im out never posting here again. I fucking hate u all and dont tell me not to cuss. Cause i will woop ur ass</div></p>

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Im sorry but that post was hilarious! Im still laguhing right now!</p>
     
  7. ReppinTheD

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    I don't think I can work with a forum with this software...thats probably my main complaint...I swear, if it was anything else...I would stay here. I think I speak for a lot of BBW members by saying that.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ReppinTheD)</div><div class='quotemain'>I don't think I can work with a forum with this software...thats probably my main complaint...I swear, if it was anything else...I would stay here. I think I speak for a lot of BBW members by saying that.</div>I agree 100%
     
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    Why not merge Sports 2 with BBW?
     
  10. SportsTicker

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    Don't worry about and1balla. He's probably the most immature member BBW had.
     
  11. Memphology

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    I talked to BBBPremier not to long ago, and he was very undertaning. I basicly felt the same wap Reppin did and told him, and he told the admins. I dont know if they can get it quite like BBW, or if we cnas get all the BBW members over here...but hopefully we cant. I also requested BALLA be made an Admin...which is probably being considered. Either way, im going where the real BBW is going...
     
  12. Denny Crane

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (KobeBryant_24)</div><div class='quotemain'>Why not merge Sports 2 with BBW?</div></p>

    I have a lot of good answers to this question, and a good question it is.</p>

    As you may or may not know, S2 was founded by a handful of admins from a large basketball site. Our experience was that when we tried to branch out and start up baseball forums, people felt like we were just a basketball site and they wanted to find some baseball site to post. Basketball proper is not a super hot topic for message boards this time of year. </p>

    From a technical perspective, ipboard and vbulletin and all the other packages I've looked at suffer from scalability issues. If you want to have a site that runs 24/7/365, you need at least two WWW servers - so you can reboot one and work on it while posters use the other. The rest of the time, you get 2x the speed; if a hard drive breaks down the site stays up, etc. When you upload attachments or avatars with ipboard, it stores them on the hard drive of the www server. If you have 2 servers, which one? You have to somehow make sure the file gets copied over to the other server or you get broken/missing graphics or attachments. That's not so easy because you might upload an attachment when one of the servers is down for some reason. And I'm just scratching the surface of what's wrong with those packages and the issue of "replication" (copying the files around so they are always available). I am also quite hesitant to waste my time improving the software or custominzing it so we can do even more fun things, because THEY come out with a new version of their software and they undo all my hard work. Those software packages are written to be general purpose, so they sacrifice performance for generality and that means you need another server sooner if you want to allow people to sign up for your site on a regular basis. </p>

    The internet is full of WWW pages and horror stories about trying to scale these software packages to handle more than a certain number of users. And migrating to some other software package is doable but doesn't buy you anything other than a different user interface. SportsTwo is designed from the ground up so we can add more servers and be reliable and fast. It's also clear that we can import forums from other software packages and move forward. SportsTwo can be entirely customized to do whatever we want without worrying about version 3.x wiping out what we have. And we don't need to sacrifice performance for generality because we know we're a sports site.</p>

    FWIW, I do like ipboard and other msg boards and blog software as a user, and to a point.</p>

    I hope that wasn't too technical.</p>

    Regards</p>
     
  13. Franchise835

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    im willing to give the site a chance i will always do that especially for how much the sacrificed i feel as though they deserve it and how much scrutiny theyve had to deal with so far and hte amount of class they have held throughout ...i say give it a try for at least a week cmon guys....they got entire team rosters, moves, etc all within the subforums of each team a lot more attention to detail has been put in, it may not be the old bbw but how is combs gonna regret this if we all just leave and ditch the place he took the money and ran, and what S2 got in return was basically nothing making combs look like a genious.....regardless im willing to stick around and give it a chance
     
  14. bronco92

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    Good to hear Franchise835. Yeah the way we have integrated stats and news into the forums is very cool. Just wait until the new NBA season starts and the game day threads have real time scores coming through.
     
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    Can we setup an Pick 'Em section. I used to run that at BBW... then ill stay
     
  16. Denny Crane

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (KobeBryant_24)</div><div class='quotemain'>Can we setup an Pick 'Em section. I used to run that at BBW... then ill stay</div></p>

    Almost certainly. What are the rules?</p>

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (KobeBryant_24)</div><div class='quotemain'>Can we setup an Pick 'Em section. I used to run that at BBW... then ill stay</div>Thats all you care about isnt it
     
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    I will post a little, not as much as I did on BBW, but you guys seem to be great admins and it would be a lot of money gone to waste if you didn't get at least something from the merge.
     
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    ok, I didn't read all 18 page, but loads of crying going on.</p>

    don't fear change lads, give it a try then decide.</p>

    if this place is not up to snuff then yeah look around.</p>

    what really changes if most of the bbworld posters stay on and contribute like they always have?</p>

    not much IMO.</p>

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  20. CelticBalla32

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Denny Crane)</div><div class='quotemain'>

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (KobeBryant_24)</div><div class='quotemain'>Can we setup an Pick 'Em section. I used to run that at BBW... then ill stay</div></p>

    Almost certainly. What are the rules?</p>

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    Just to let you know, when he ran NBA Pick Em on BBW, he cheated and gave himself additional points. I wouldn't let him run it if I were you.</p>
     

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