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Errant Hothy
04-19-2007, 12:00 PM
To the members of teh old texanstalk.com forums...thanks! Thanks for giving this community a new home, thanks for not going nutty when the change over happened, thanks for volunteering to help make this new version of texanstalk better then ever, thanks for accepting alot of us in with the new board...just thank you!

I know the transition hasn't been the easiest for both parties, but I hope once we get past the initial problems this site becomes on of the net's best.

DiapHer
04-19-2007, 12:26 PM
:grouphug: Nice, Hoth-Boy and very much appreciated!!!




:fieldgoal

Double Barrel
04-19-2007, 12:30 PM
Here, here! Good thoughts, Hoth-Boy!

Big thanks to Hookem for giving Texans fans a place to hang out and chat about our team, as well as a chance to make new friends with those that share a common passion.

We stand united in our hatred of the Titans and Jags! Having common enemies is always a good way to bring people together. :texflag:

Texan_Bill
04-19-2007, 12:30 PM
Thank you Hoth-Boy... Hopefully this will all work itself out!!

HARRYJ
04-19-2007, 12:31 PM
Get a room!:shades:

Texan_Bill
04-19-2007, 01:28 PM
Get a room!:shades:

Typical Harry.... Jealous...lol!

gtexan02
04-19-2007, 01:46 PM
I imagine it must be frustrating to be overrun by all these "old official boarders" and their new look and their rep points

We know what it feels like to lose a board

Texan_Bill
04-19-2007, 02:32 PM
I imagine it must be frustrating to be overrun by all these "old official boarders" and their new look and their rep points

We know what it feels like to lose a board

If you notice, a lot of old TT people that are caught up in this were also members of the the old main board too... I wasn't exactly a wall flower over there, nor were others from TT. We just a lot more personalized relationship amongst the posters on TT. Heck, even folks like 1stDown (jags fan), Blazing Arrow (Titans Fan) and a couple of others all knew of each other...

For someone on the outside looking in, it would look like we hammered each other in the "smack talk" forum.. but what the outsider did not know, was that we actually got along and from time to time would PM each other and the like...

False Start
04-19-2007, 02:56 PM
This is a cool place . I like the new/old look . The new BB over at the houstontexans.com was pretty bad . I have known about TT every since its been around , I just don't post much . The old Texans BB was cool , I just didn't post much there either . The mix of both is great . I'm glad I got to keep my old user name and all that stuff as well . Good job to everyone that put this place together . :cool:

Texan_Bill
04-19-2007, 03:18 PM
Good job on the avatar and your sig to DD!!

False Start
04-19-2007, 03:43 PM
Good job on the avatar and your sig to DD!!

Thanks man . :cool:

Double Barrel
04-19-2007, 03:43 PM
Texan Bill a Pantera fan? :headbang: best.heavy metal.band.evar!

HARRYJ
04-19-2007, 05:26 PM
Texan Bill a Pantera fan? :headbang: best.heavy metal.band.evar!


Texan-Bill is in fact a metal-head!:shades:

Bradster592
04-19-2007, 05:26 PM
Typical Harry.... Jealous...lol!

No doubt his campaign to up his post count is already underway!!

:joker:

Texan_Bill
04-19-2007, 05:38 PM
Texan Bill a Pantera fan? :headbang: best.heavy metal.band.evar!

As long as I dont have to pass through any cemetary gates!! lol...

I love the re-vamped version of this classic - now called "Texans from Hell"

Texan_Bill
04-19-2007, 05:39 PM
Texan-Bill is in fact a metal-head!:shades:

Harry, you know you really wanted to call me a "hard-head".

Texan_Bill
04-19-2007, 05:40 PM
No doubt his campaign to up his post count is already underway!!

:joker:

Easy Bradster, lets not let everyone in on Harry's MO...

TEXANS84
04-19-2007, 05:52 PM
As an early 2002-2003 original TT member, and a HT message board member...its cool to finally get a board where everyone frequents. Heck, I've made tons of friends online from both boards (including most everyone from the blue-crew) and various other lots.

So hopefully everyone will come back and see that Hookem and everyone else involved is making this place as special and as fun as possible.

Thanks to all the contributors!! You guys are a big part in getting this thing rolling!

Texans_Chick
04-19-2007, 06:00 PM
As an early 2002-2003 original TT member, and a HT message board member...its cool to finally get a board where everyone frequents. Heck, I've made tons of friends online from both boards (including most everyone from the blue-crew) and various other lots.

So hopefully everyone will come back and see that Hookem and everyone else involved is making this place as special and as fun as possible.

Thanks to all the contributors!! You guys are a big part in getting this thing rolling!

Well said and agreed.

2005 was a hard year to be a Texans fan.

And then the 2006 draft year made it very isolating to be a Texans fan. That if you wanted to talk about the Texans, it was best to do it on a Texans MB unless you liked to get kicked in the teeth a bunch.

I have great optimism what we might be able to do here.

False Start
04-19-2007, 07:59 PM
:headbang: best.heavy metal.band.evar!

Absolutely ! Their sound and intensity set the stage for many bands today . What those bands have done with it ...... is a sad situation unfortunately . All this Nu-Metal sounds the same to me , either sing like NSYNC or scream like a madman . The two sounds in the same song just don't mix . :slap:

A really good band to come along in the past 5 years that still have that real metal sound IMO , is Lamb Of God , their live show is unbelievable ! Ive been to many shows in my life and they are up there with Slayer and Pantera as far as live performances .

Overalls
04-19-2007, 08:10 PM
For someone on the outside looking in, it would look like we hammered each other in the "smack talk" forum.. but what the outsider did not know, was that we actually got along and from time to time would PM each other and the like...


It's a game within the game type thing that most would not understand.

Marcus
04-19-2007, 08:58 PM
Well, if I had known how much TT had changed to mirror the old board, including having my login name, password, and rep all set, I would have been over here long before now. You can't say I didn't give that new piece of crap the old college try, though.

LORK 88
04-19-2007, 09:03 PM
Well, if I had known how much TT had changed to mirror the old board, including having my login name, password, and rep all set, I would have been over here long before now. You can't say I didn't give that new piece of crap the old college try, though.
Well said. I got an e-mail for this site. When I checked it out, I thought I somehow got a link to the old boards, but Texan Talk was smart enough to take alot of the old info and put it to good use. I tried the new board, but I just couldn't do it. This reminds me too much of the old boards NOT to be on here. Also, I won't be suprised if this becomes more popular than the new forum.

Tedc
04-19-2007, 09:53 PM
If you notice, a lot of old TT people that are caught up in this were also members of the the old main board too... I wasn't exactly a wall flower over there, nor were others from TT. We just a lot more personalized relationship amongst the posters on TT. Heck, even folks like 1stDown (jags fan), Blazing Arrow (Titans Fan) and a couple of others all knew of each other...

For someone on the outside looking in, it would look like we hammered each other in the "smack talk" forum.. but what the outsider did not know, was that we actually got along and from time to time would PM each other and the like...

Texans Talk is our home because we felt comfortable with it. It started out as a Blue Crew thing but it really grew fast. Many of us were HT members but we got a chance to get more personal here and get to know eachother. HT was always uptight. You would post something between you and someone else and someone would delete it (if they didn't like it) or move it somewhere else without telling you.:pirate: TT was a haven for friends who actually care to know eachother.

I hope this board doesn't change into HT. TT has always had some character that I hope never gets sterilized into some "paint between the lines", "do what I say not as I do" beaurocracy. Remember, TT was successful and respected before.:bat:


I was also one of the first here to support this. I hope we ALL win with the change!:shades:

Vinny
04-20-2007, 12:29 PM
I hope this board doesn't change into HT. TT has always had some character that I hope never gets sterilized into some "paint between the lines", "do what I say not as I do" beaurocracy. Remember, TT was successful and respected before.:bat:


I was also one of the first here to support this. I hope we ALL win with the change!:shades:
It won't since we don't have to follow the Texans code of conduct and we won't have to keep letting back in posters that skirt the boundaries of acceptability. Also, this place will be a little more "adult" and less protective of the kids. I mean, the Texans didn't want to give any of their Families any reason to have to block any part of houstontexans.com from their youngsters. We don't have that issue to deal with and we also do not have to put up with redundant trolls here. This place will be well moderated, but more wide open...it's a fine line but it won't be exactly the same as the old texanstalk nor will it be the same as the old houstontexans.com concept...as we still will not allow personal attacks and over the top vulgarity.

I will augment on the post counts for the old members if you contact me and give me an estimate of your old post counts for those who would like to have a record of their history at Kevin's original site. Please just PM me and give me your estimated post count and give me your estimated original date that you joined Kevin's site.

Speedy
04-20-2007, 11:39 PM
One thing that will seperate the new TT from being like the old HT is that every Tom, Dick and HarryJ:cool: won't be bull rushing the board for the simple fact that it's not linked at the "official" web site. That will cut back on a lot of redundancy, the one or first post wonders that just have to start their own so and so sucks thread and so forth.

With the commitment by the mods here, and a bigger group of core members, this place will be better than the old HT and in a way, start to feel more like the old TT once we've all been here a while.

I've seen it happen before.

HJam72
04-21-2007, 03:11 AM
Am I Tom, Dick....or Harry? :um:

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 05:40 AM
One thing that will seperate the new TT from being like the old HT is that every Tom, Dick and HarryJ:cool: won't be bull rushing the board for the simple fact that it's not linked at the "official" web site. That will cut back on a lot of redundancy, the one or first post wonders that just have to start their own so and so sucks thread and so forth.

With the commitment by the mods here, and a bigger group of core members, this place will be better than the old HT and in a way, start to feel more like the old TT once we've all been here a while.

I've seen it happen before.

So You've just taken over, huh?

infantrycak
04-21-2007, 08:10 AM
So You've just taken over, huh?

What are you arguing about?--the fact that redundant threads will get merged? Funny, one of the complaints I have heard from TT posters is they didn't like the old HT MB because there were redundant threads. So what is your position, or are you just carping?

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 08:49 AM
What are you arguing about?--the fact that redundant threads will get merged? Funny, one of the complaints I have heard from TT posters is they didn't like the old HT MB because there were redundant threads. So what is your position, or are you just carping?

Threads have nothing to do with it! It appears you just can't or won't understand. We left HT because we didn't like it and now it is here. I sure hope that helps.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 08:54 AM
I have restricted myself to tailgating and no sports talk, what's the problem?

infantrycak
04-21-2007, 08:58 AM
It appears you just can't or won't understand. We left HT because we didn't like it and now it is here. I sure hope that helps.

No it doesn't help at all. You carp but don't provide any specific comments about why you didn't like HT or what specifically is going on wrong here other than it isn't exactly like TT. Yankee provided a forum for specific suggestions and you have provided none. That's the difference between trying to make something work and provide constructive feedback and just carping for the heck of it.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:08 AM
What is so hard about understanding that two different boardshad two different posting styles and they do not mesh! Why is pointing that out carping and not answering the question?

infantrycak
04-21-2007, 09:15 AM
What is so hard about understanding that two different boardshad two different posting styles and they do not mesh! Why is pointing that out carping and not answering the question?

Because just saying they are different isn't specific enough to be useful. What kind of post specifically was allowed on one and not on the other that you think needs to be here? What kind of post has not been allowed on the revamped TT that you think should be? "They do not mesh!" is a conclusion rather than anything useful. We have been virtually begging for specific feedback and all we get is "but it was different." You're right, it is different and it is going to be different so you will either have to get over it and give us feedback on specific elements you don't want lost or I guess can just keep up the non-specific complaining. We are trying--give us something to work with.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:25 AM
You are asking us to fix something that we didn't think was broke! We didn't break anything! I have said time after time that this will all work itself out in time but you are still asking what we want changed or done! I haven't had any posts or threads changed or deleted so I can't help you there!

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:30 AM
You are asking us to fix something that we didn't think was broke! We didn't break anything! I have said time after time that this will all work itself out in time but you are still asking what we want changed or done! I haven't had any posts or threads changed or deleted so I can't help you there!
No, he is asking what you want us to do. Obviously your answer is simple, you want us to change it back, but Kevin has said on many occasions that he was going to shut that board down. You can pretend that he just shut it down if you like...or you can come here and work with us to make this better. That is just something you are going to have to decide for yourself.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:32 AM
I don't want anything changed now. I just want it to be fair.

76Texan
04-21-2007, 11:19 AM
What are you arguing about?--the fact that redundant threads will get merged? Funny, one of the complaints I have heard from TT posters is they didn't like the old HT MB because there were redundant threads. So what is your position, or are you just carping?I can't tell exactly what speedy is saying, can any of the mod explain it to me in layman term, please?

Specnatz
04-21-2007, 11:41 AM
I don't want anything changed now. I just want it to be fair.

Seriously, Harry get over it already. Either stop whinning or actually provide them with some real information so they can work with everyone on making this a great place to be.

You can post, I can post. You can't degrade anyone and neither can I, that seems to be pretty fair to me.

Yankee_In_TX
04-21-2007, 11:50 AM
I can't tell exactly what speedy is saying, can any of the mod explain it to me in layman term, please?

For example, if there are 20 "Carr sucks" threads, they will be merged into a single thread. Makes the board "cleaner" and easier to read.

76Texan
04-21-2007, 12:01 PM
For example, if there are 20 "Carr sucks" threads, they will be merged into a single thread. Makes the board "cleaner" and easier to read.
In another word, we're gonna have just one single big thread?

Yankee_In_TX
04-21-2007, 12:04 PM
In another word, we're gonna have just one single big thread?

No, not at all. But if you have the following threads (as an example), don't you think they should be merged because they're the same topic?

"Carr sucks"
"Fire Carr"
"The Fire Carr Petition"
"Why Carr Will Never Succeed"
"Trade Carr"
etc...
etc...

Vinny
04-21-2007, 12:29 PM
One thing that will seperate the new TT from being like the old HT is that every Tom, Dick and HarryJ:cool: won't be bull rushing the board for the simple fact that it's not linked at the "official" web site. That will cut back on a lot of redundancy, the one or first post wonders that just have to start their own so and so sucks thread and so forth.

With the commitment by the mods here, and a bigger group of core members, this place will be better than the old HT and in a way, start to feel more like the old TT once we've all been here a while.

I've seen it happen before.

I can't tell exactly what speedy is saying, can any of the mod explain it to me in layman term, please?
Speedy is saying that he is a fan just like you are. He didn't like the traffic and the redundant idiocy of the official board any more than you or I did...and we won't get near that kind of traffic here.

Double Barrel
04-21-2007, 01:04 PM
TT.com is a football forum. It's primary function is talking about Houston Texans football. Being fans of football, and having a place to talk football, allows us fans to share ideas, thoughts, and opinions about football.

Oh yeah, subsequently, TT.com also has some off-topic forums dedicated to tailgating, politics, religion, and world events. Those are fun to post in, but does not change the primary focus of of the board, which is football, Hookem's long-term vision (and point) of his board.

Not sure if you can read between the lines, but we're going to talk a lot of football around here now...which, of course, might feel a lot different than the old TT.com. :shades: <--- sarcastic intent for humorous consumption

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 01:14 PM
Seriously, Harry get over it already. Either stop whinning or actually provide them with some real information so they can work with everyone on making this a great place to be.

You can post, I can post. You can't degrade anyone and neither can I, that seems to be pretty fair to me.


Who was talking to you?

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 01:16 PM
TT.com is a football forum. It's primary function is talking about Houston Texans football. Being fans of football, and having a place to talk football, allows us fans to share ideas, thoughts, and opinions about football.

Oh yeah, subsequently, TT.com also has some off-topic forums dedicated to tailgating, politics, religion, and world events. Those are fun to post in, but does not change the primary focus of of the board, which is football, Hookem's long-term vision (and point) of his board.

Not sure if you can read between the lines, but we're going to talk a lot of football around here now...which, of course, might feel a lot different than the old TT.com. :shades: <--- sarcastic intent for humorous consumption

I have no problem not posting in your football forum, hell it's about the lowly Texans anyway!:cowboy1:

Vinny
04-21-2007, 01:18 PM
Who was talking to you?Everyone...this is a message board, not a private chat room.

Double Barrel
04-21-2007, 01:25 PM
I have no problem not posting in your football forum, hell it's about the lowly Texans anyway!:cowboy1:

Why don't you take part in football talk? Your insight would be appreciated, as would any football fan's perspective.

p.s. it's not my forum...it's our forum :howdy:

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 02:19 PM
Because I'm an Eagle fan! I came here to make fun of you in 2002 and met some very nice people that I now talk to on a daily basis! If I feel like discussing the Texans I'll see you all in the Rival section.

Double Barrel
04-21-2007, 02:24 PM
Because I'm an Eagle fan! I came here to make fun of you in 2002 and met some very nice people that I now talk to on a daily basis! If I feel like discussing the Texans I'll see you all in the Rival section.

That's cool, man. You are always welcomed to chat up football in the NFL section, too. It doesn't have to be an opponent of the Texans, and fans of all 31 other teams are welcomed to set up shop and educate us about their own teams. :)

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 02:28 PM
Cool!:doot:

Double Barrel
04-21-2007, 02:29 PM
Cool!:doot:

I look forward to it, man. Especially since you're a division rival of the Cowboys, so any ammo you give me will be utilized against my friends who are traitorous Cowpoke fans. :D

I always root for the Eagles unless they play the Texans.

TEXANSTAILGATER
04-21-2007, 02:30 PM
Harry Rocks!

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 02:33 PM
Man, this keeps up and I am gonna have to arrange for a great big group hug!:horn:

Speedy
04-21-2007, 03:18 PM
Speedy is saying that he is a fan just like you are. He didn't like the traffic and the redundant idiocy of the official board any more than you or I did...and we won't get near that kind of traffic here.That's mainly what I mean, but a point I was trying to make is that once this place has been around for a while, the feel of it will be more like the old TT was, where everybody knew your name. Not saying it will ever be exactly like it. The main board can be found by anybody and everybody by simply going to HT.com. That's not the case here. You have to search for this place or somebody has to tell you about it.

And HarryJ, my Tom, Dick, and HarryJ comment was not a shot at you. More of a not so very good attempt at humor, which is why the smilie. I was a member of TT too. Not a very prominent member, but I know who the peeps are here.

And FWIW, if you want a different feel to this place than the old HT board, switch to the Khari's style on the "Quick style Chooser" at the bottom of the page.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 03:20 PM
I like the Angy baby a little more.:shades:

Honoring Earl 34
04-21-2007, 03:26 PM
Please allow me to intoduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and fame.....

Who shot the Kennedy's after all it was you and me .

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 03:29 PM
You are almost old enough to remember that!:cool:

Double Barrel
04-21-2007, 03:59 PM
Man, this keeps up and I am gonna have to arrange for a great big group hug!:horn:

I'll be posting Eagles stories as they come across my cpu, so check in the NFL section from time to time to make sure nobody is talking trash about your team. We have a few Cowboys fans in our midst, so gotta' keep on your toes! :muscles:

Honoring Earl 34
04-21-2007, 04:05 PM
You are almost old enough to remember that!:cool:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32715

DiapHer
04-21-2007, 04:08 PM
I'll be posting Eagles stories as they come across my cpu, so check in the NFL section from time to time to make sure nobody is talking trash about your team. We have a few Cowboys fans in our midst, so gotta' keep on your toes! :muscles:


One of his favorite Cowgirl fans is TO :devilpig:

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 04:40 PM
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32715

Nice thread but I'm a pro trumpet player, I hardly ever listen to the words!:heh:

Honoring Earl 34
04-21-2007, 04:46 PM
Nice thread but I'm a pro trumpet player, I hardly ever listen to the words!:heh:

That started around Christmas and as people were free for the holidays it grew and kept growing .

So if you have a favorite song or band Elle would be giddy if you put it on her thread .

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 04:48 PM
I doubt many of you fine folks are into the blues!:shades:

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 04:48 PM
I'll go make a contibution!

76Texan
04-21-2007, 04:57 PM
see what I mean?
if we ask harry to join into the texans football discussion, then everything will be about harryj and turn it all into one big bad thread! :doot:

Honoring Earl 34
04-21-2007, 04:59 PM
I doubt many of you fine folks are into the blues!:shades:

I've seen Albert Collins live .

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 05:01 PM
That is very cool! If I knew you better i'd ask if your dad takes you to a lot of concerts!:)

Specnatz
04-21-2007, 05:14 PM
I doubt many of you fine folks are into the blues!:shades:

If you are referring to Buddy Guy, Tutu Johnson, or Dr John. Some of us are into it.

Honoring Earl 34
04-21-2007, 05:25 PM
That is very cool! If I knew you better i'd ask if your dad takes you to a lot of concerts!:)

I went to Albert Collins 23 years ago .

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 05:33 PM
I'm just messin' wit ya!:shades:

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 05:34 PM
If you are referring to Buddy Guy, Tutu Johnson, or Dr John. Some of us are into it.

A little different but I can dig it!:cool: