Re: This forum has become a joke
posted at 9/22/2012 4:02 PM EDT
In response to palookaski's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
Like I have said, you can make your own free board like this one...
lots of features and it works well. [/QUOTE]
Proboards has been around a long time, yes it's free and many features. Bottom of the line free site. They do everything for you and you need not to know anything much about Computers.
BUT, the main problem is that all Proboards are BURIED within the main website and it is not visible to the public on web searches. To draw any new members you need to tell people. It soon becomes a meeting place for a few. Besides that, the creator of a FREE proboard will be the Moderator and the MOD knows all the members IP addresses ( whether you choose sign in or NOT) and where they are located geographically and also knows your email address or FB ID upon sign-in. All visitors are fingerprinted by the site to be used and sold by Proboards. Why do you think it's FREE?
The best thing to do is for all of us to shout out to someone to create a 'Stand-alone website' for a Pats Forum that will easily be on top of page web searches for a Patriots Forum. This can be done by someone who knows Internet code and website development. The ONLY problem is that I/YOU alone can't maintain moderation 24/7, so we would need about 5-6 guys to help moderate and they would have the tools to administer Bans, delete someones 'filthy' comment, insulting comments etc.
example: If your searching on the Web for the Patriots home page it is 'highly' possible for this Website to place second on that search list directly under the formal Patriots page. There are ways to to force this and it will become popular.
Know what I mean?
Let the admin for a proboards site have the members elect mods. As far as the admin having the IP address, what is the problem with that? Same goes for the e-mail address. I don't see a problem with those aspects.