PDA

View Full Version : Old School TT Posters


Yankee_In_TX
04-20-2007, 11:12 AM
If you're a veteran Texans Talk poster, and you have suggestions for this new board, please post here. Please do not post:

*If you're a new member
*If you're an old member but have nothing substantive to say

I.E. Post "I would like forum X to be renamed Y." Or "I would like the style changed to _____."

I know this has been asked before, but the mods are hearing a lot of griping and getting little, if any, constructive input from those who do not like the new board. :) They're trying hard to make sure everyone enjoys the new site.

Yvette
04-20-2007, 11:29 AM
I was around the old board from day one, just didn't post much.

I like the software (seems familiar LOL) but I think you need to personalize it more. The old board visually had its own identity and I miss that.

I also miss all of Hookems smack, griping, and complaining :user:

Yankee_In_TX
04-20-2007, 11:33 AM
I was around the old board from day one, just didn't post much.

I like the software (seems familiar LOL) but I think you need to personalize it more. The old board visually had its own identity and I miss that.

I also miss all of Hookems smack, griping, and complaining :user:

Any suggestions on how to personalize it?

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 11:57 AM
Don't gang up on them.

Vinny
04-20-2007, 12:16 PM
Any suggestions on how to personalize it?Let me chime in for one second...we have developed a new logo and haven't uploaded it anywhere as we have wanted to refine it...it will be all over the place soon. This site redux is still in the early stages. It went up in an incredible hurry.

Yankee, thanks for the constructive platform. I appreciate you guys who are trying to help us understand how to better serve you guys. Last night I stayed up late to reconfigurethe look of the place to make it look more like the old texanstalk when you are in threads...I hope you guys like it.

V Man
04-20-2007, 01:15 PM
Any suggestions on how to personalize it?

Don't gang up on them.

Require HARRYJ to make bring back some of his old Avatar's (they made many old TT members a lot calmer:heat: )

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 01:18 PM
Require HARRYJ to make bring back some of his old Avatar's (they made many old TT members a lot calmer:heat: )


Perv! HAHAHAHAHA!:horn:

V Man
04-20-2007, 01:24 PM
Perv! HAHAHAHAHA!:horn:

So much for you keeping secrets. :secret:

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 01:32 PM
I've just been sitting here waiting for someone to call for their return! Gotcha!:doot:

mootini
04-20-2007, 01:51 PM
TexansTalk was more enjoyable than this "old" Texan MB. This site is too strick sometimes. Hopefully it will lighten up a little...Yes, Harry...it's 1stdown here!!!! Mootini was my old ID here. I got to get use to this site, how about you? I think this site needs a AFC South spot to discuss the division.

DiapHer
04-20-2007, 01:53 PM
I think you need to have your old name back 1stDown, it can be done.:snobord:

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 01:54 PM
I like Mootini! The mods here will not have to deal with the Texans FO trying to be so damn PC. Vinny changed it just last night to give some of us older folks a more familiar feel.

Ti-i-i-ime..........is on our sides!:user:

real
04-20-2007, 01:56 PM
I didn't even know about this site until two seconds ago...I've been posting over at the main site.....n

The only thing I don't like is how narrow the view is...Just like the board attatched to the Texans main site, I have to scroll back and forth to read...

But other than that, I can't really say....seeing as I've only been here...5 seconds now...

V Man
04-20-2007, 01:57 PM
I've just been sitting here waiting for someone to call for their return! Gotcha!:doot:

Didn't realize you were such :hunter:

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 01:58 PM
If you change te resolution of your screen it should take care of that.:shades:

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 01:59 PM
Didn't realize you were such :hunter:

Qwiet! I'm huntin' MMBers!:pirate:

V Man
04-20-2007, 02:02 PM
Perv! HAHAHAHAHA!:horn:

Wait a minute, if I am a Perv for asking for them, what does that make you for finding them and using them in the first place:shades:

DiapHer
04-20-2007, 02:03 PM
I like Mootini! The mods here will not have to deal with the Texans FO trying to be so damn PC. Vinny changed it just last night to give some of us older folks a more familiar feel.

Ti-i-i-ime..........is on our sides!:user:


"Some of us older folks" speak for yourself!!!:friends:

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 02:08 PM
Wait a minute, if I am a Perv for asking for them, what does that make you for finding them and using them in the first place:shades:


You never heard of bait?:rolleyes:

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 02:10 PM
"Some of us older folks" speak for yourself!!!:friends:

Why would a young thang like yoself even reply to that?:brickwall:

V Man
04-20-2007, 02:20 PM
You never heard of bait?:rolleyes:

Bait, smait, you didn't know they were changing boards back then. It is more like :potkettle:

SheTexan
04-20-2007, 02:25 PM
I've just been sitting back, reading most of the threads, and giving it some time. PATIENCE!! I appreciate what Kevin has tried to do with HIS board! He brought in people he trusted to revamp, redesign, and give ALL Texan fans a place to go. The OLD TT was our "hang out" so to speak, our own little old computer "home." WELL, Kevin, Vinny, and the new mods, have built a BIGGER home and opened the doors to those long lost relatives, some of which we didn't care to much for to begin with! lol IMHO, for what it's worth, we all need to learn to live together PEACEFULLY, or move on!!

YES, we will have disagreements, heated arguments, lots of :brickwall: , etc, but when all is said and done, we need to remind ourselves we are a TEXAN FAMILY, and we will survive!!

As for INPUT, I miss the old smack forum, esp involving our division rivals. The Cowboy thread was ALWAYS great fun to read also. It provided a place for all the nastiness to come out, and kept most of it off the main football threads. I think it just helped keep the place clean.

I DO have a suggestion for the OLD TT posters. GET INVOLVED with this board! NOT just the tailgating section, but start talking about football! EVERYONE has an opinion, or we wouldn't be here in the first place. VOICE YOURS!! Learn to live with the NEW "relatives" and let's ALL do our part to make our new house a GREAT place to be!! JMO!

DiapHer
04-20-2007, 02:33 PM
:fishing: You never heard of bait?:rolleyes:

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 02:38 PM
I've just been sitting back, reading most of the threads, and giving it some time. PATIENCE!! I appreciate what Kevin has tried to do with HIS board! He brought in people he trusted to revamp, redesign, and give ALL Texan fans a place to go. The OLD TT was our "hang out" so to speak, our own little old computer "home." WELL, Kevin, Vinny, and the new mods, have built a BIGGER home and opened the doors to those long lost relatives, some of which we didn't care to much for to begin with! lol IMHO, for what it's worth, we all need to learn to live together PEACEFULLY, or move on!!

YES, we will have disagreements, heated arguments, lots of :brickwall: , etc, but when all is said and done, we need to remind ourselves we are a TEXAN FAMILY, and we will survive!!

As for INPUT, I miss the old smack forum, esp involving our division rivals. The Cowboy thread was ALWAYS great fun to read also. It provided a place for all the nastiness to come out, and kept most of it off the main football threads. I think it just helped keep the place clean.

I DO have a suggestion for the OLD TT posters. GET INVOLVED with this board! NOT just the tailgating section, but start talking about football! EVERYONE has an opinion, or we wouldn't be here in the first place. VOICE YOURS!! Learn to live with the NEW "relatives" and let's ALL do our part to make our new house a GREAT place to be!! JMO!

So you're saying that I should endevour to participate in every facet of the "new" TT? I'll see what I can do about that!:bat:

Vinny
04-20-2007, 02:42 PM
I didn't even know about this site until two seconds ago...I've been posting over at the main site.....n

The only thing I don't like is how narrow the view is...Just like the board attatched to the Texans main site, I have to scroll back and forth to read...

But other than that, I can't really say....seeing as I've only been here...5 seconds now...use the view without frames...thats what I do.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 02:43 PM
Bait, smait, you didn't know they were changing boards back then. It is more like :potkettle:

That was the old TT! If a few people hadn't complained about my PG rated avatars I would be dazzling you with some of the lovely avatars I have collected in my intertravels!

I gets around a bit!:cowboy1:

BigWig
04-20-2007, 02:59 PM
I would like to see auto spell check, even Yank whos is a soon to be lawyer could use it, look at his first post on the thread!:devilpig:

Vinny
04-20-2007, 03:01 PM
I would like to see auto spell check, even Yank whos is a soon to be lawyer could use it, look at his first post on the thread!:devilpig:If you use IE there is already one in the system...you just have to use it. It's on the top right of the post edit box. If you use Firefox you have to go download their spellcheck tool.

If you do not see the check mark, go download this...

http://www.iespell.com/

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 03:02 PM
I would like to see auto spell check, even Yank whos is a soon to be lawyer could use it, look at his first post on the thread!:devilpig:


We don't need no stinkin' spel cheker!:pirate:

DiapHer
04-20-2007, 03:03 PM
Some of us know how to use Yank's translator it's about like Bradster's at times... but that is a positive addition Big, for the new people on this site!!!

TEXANS84
04-20-2007, 03:14 PM
I've just been sitting back, reading most of the threads, and giving it some time. PATIENCE!! I appreciate what Kevin has tried to do with HIS board! He brought in people he trusted to revamp, redesign, and give ALL Texan fans a place to go. The OLD TT was our "hang out" so to speak, our own little old computer "home." WELL, Kevin, Vinny, and the new mods, have built a BIGGER home and opened the doors to those long lost relatives, some of which we didn't care to much for to begin with! lol IMHO, for what it's worth, we all need to learn to live together PEACEFULLY, or move on!!

YES, we will have disagreements, heated arguments, lots of :brickwall: , etc, but when all is said and done, we need to remind ourselves we are a TEXAN FAMILY, and we will survive!!

As for INPUT, I miss the old smack forum, esp involving our division rivals. The Cowboy thread was ALWAYS great fun to read also. It provided a place for all the nastiness to come out, and kept most of it off the main football threads. I think it just helped keep the place clean.

I DO have a suggestion for the OLD TT posters. GET INVOLVED with this board! NOT just the tailgating section, but start talking about football! EVERYONE has an opinion, or we wouldn't be here in the first place. VOICE YOURS!! Learn to live with the NEW "relatives" and let's ALL do our part to make our new house a GREAT place to be!! JMO!

Great post grandma! Thanks for coming back!!

We're all going to make Kevin's site the best Texan's site out there.

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 03:18 PM
Grandma has spoken! I'm gettin' chills here, I tell ya!:cool:

Tedc
04-20-2007, 03:19 PM
So much for Yankee's request.


Anyway, I don't see what the issue is about looks of the site but I care more about the handeling and content of the site. It looks from where I sit that it is going the right direction.

76Texan
04-20-2007, 03:38 PM
Grandma has spoken! I'm gettin' chills here, I tell ya!:cool:
send us some of that snow, harryj! :splits:

I would like to see She become a lifetime honorable MOD! :doot:

Yankee_In_TX
04-20-2007, 03:40 PM
So much for Yankee's request.


Anyway, I don't see what the issue is about looks of the site but I care more about the handeling and content of the site. It looks from where I sit that it is going the right direction.

I think that's fair input. Such as "I wish people would be moderated when ___?" or "Can we have a sticky specifying the rules for x?"

I'm just trying to draw constructive input from original TT posters who have problems with the new look/layout/members/moderation polciy/etc. :)

Hookem Horns
04-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Let me chime in here if I may. There have been some unfortunate negative feelings tossed back and forth between some over the change and I am very sorry about all of that. I could have done a much better job making this transition. First off we want to appease as many of you as possible, especially the veteran TT folks. You're (and you know who you are) one of the main reasons the change was made (at least from my point of view). I really want this board to be cross between the old official board and the old TT board. Which would be what I wanted TT to be in the first place. We all know that both boards had their issues. Some feel the official board could get a little too serious and "stuffy" at times or felt those with "great football minds" (at least in their own mind) looked down on others who may not be "experts" of the game. I can see that and have felt that way at times. Others feel TT wasn't serious enough and was just a place to goof off. Because of this they wouldn't waste their time posting a serious topic because they knew it would get overlooked or wouldn't get any real "engaging" responses. I do know that was occuring and quite honestly it was turning me off too. As a matter of fact, many of the old time TT folks cut down on their posting or stopped altogether because of this issue. One just outright unregistered because of the "silliness" that was going on. It had pretty much gotten out of control and I felt major changes would have to be done to get TT back to being a respectable board. The LAST people I thought would be upset about this were the old time core TT folks because I wanted to give them a respectable board back. I felt we could gel the two communities and find an even ground for all to enjoy and have fun talking Texans no matter what your level of expertise on the game is.

I do take full blame for the quality of TT going down hill over the last couple of seasons. Instead of trying to change it I just started spending more time on the official board. I admit that. I now know that it takes a team of mods to run a decent board, not just one or two.

Guys please be patient with us and give us feedback. The facts are, this board IS going to be better than both the old TT board and the old official board. At least that is our goal and I am going to do all I can to see that it happens.

SheTexan
04-20-2007, 04:10 PM
send us some of that snow, harryj! :splits:

I would like to see She become a lifetime honorable MOD! :doot:


Well, if I was lookin for a humorous post today, that one would do it!!!! LOVE ya anyway 76,:heart: , BUT, everyone who knows me, you included, know I'm a complete ***** when it comes to computers.:user: Heck, I still can't figure out how to post a link!! I've been here since the beginning, and I'm not going away. YOU guys/gals gave me the "grandma" title in 2002, and I wear it proudly. Looks like I have a bunch of NEW kids I'll have to keep an eye on though, might have to pull out the old :bat:

DA*NETTTT!!!!!!!! They blocked out I*IOT, and I'm talking about myself!!!! lol

hollywood_texan
04-20-2007, 04:26 PM
I am probably not a true old school TT poster. I started posting on TT about a year ago but moved over to the official board after some time and for my own reasons.

My recommendation is, everyone should relax a bit and let hook'em, vinny, double barrell, and all the others do their thing.

I have respect for them and what they have done on previous message boards and completely believe their motiviation is the betterment of our Houston Texans community. This message board is about a community and not anyone single person or group of people.

Change is not always easy, but we should all kick back and just enjoy the ride. It's amazing what you start to enjoy when you otherwise would never had thought about trying when just relax and accept what comes to you.

Since I have posted regularly on both boards before the big changes, one thing that was completely the same on both boards was...

GO TEXANS!

76Texan
04-20-2007, 04:38 PM
luv ya' grandma!

hookem, I don't see the old TT board's declining quality.
Last I remember, it gathered some pretty strong votes of support among all the Texans boards.

maybe you bore a child who took on its own will.

maybe the people going there like the easy atmosphere that make them feel better during, or after a long day at work.

some of us tend to stray away from topic, but that was during slow time, or perhaps people just choose not to concentrate totally on football. they know they can get that at the main board.

Personally, I found that a unique trait of the old TT.
Yeah, I know at times some one can say "get a room", but really, they like to put in a few one-liner themselves.

Ya know I have voiced my appreciations before.
And I think this place will be just fine.
We all have to look at our own face in the mirror, I'm sure! :)

Bradster592
04-20-2007, 07:01 PM
Firstly, a big raspberry for Diapher for her crafty dig at my splendiferous use of vocabulary......:shades: !!

May I remind new and old on this board that I, a pure and unsullied Brit, am the only one here to use The Queen's English correctly. :king:

As to improving this 'new' place - I would like to see the return of the function that let you view all your posts (and hence any replies) from the 'profile' section.

I also believe that more nudity is in order, though I concede that that titbit (pun intended) may be more about me than you cared to know!!:joker:

Could I also point out that my office wall remains stubbornly calendar-free and bereft of cheerleaders! You know who you are..................:secret: !

Carry on.

Vinny
04-20-2007, 07:19 PM
As to improving this 'new' place - I would like to see the return of the function that let you view all your posts (and hence any replies) from the 'profile' section.click on your name or your avatar and you will find all your posts.

Bradster592
04-20-2007, 07:24 PM
Ah.:whistle:

I, err, knew that.:fib

HARRYJ
04-20-2007, 07:34 PM
Chin up, chest out


Who you talking to?:confused:

Il_Bruno
04-20-2007, 09:05 PM
wait, how does Harry already have 1500 posts?




this place seems a little too official for me, but I kind of like what Hookem was saying about making this place more serious then the old TT. We would have our fun in hijacking threads to places they had no place going (harry, 76....myself :D )




Also, a return of a big-league smack section would be a welcome addition. The daily smack talkers could meet there and those not interested in that sort of stuff could just stay out. If it spills out then the mods can take care of that



Also i gotta dig up my old avy...



ya know, the sombrero guy :cowboy1:

Tale Gator
04-20-2007, 09:37 PM
I didn't even know about this site until two seconds ago...I've been posting over at the main site.....n

...

Cool, I'm glad to see your avatar back -- it's a classic. :king:

vtech9
04-20-2007, 10:24 PM
Actually, I joined Texanstalk.com a couple years ago, but I never could quite get into it. When I joined the site, I was looking for more news about the Texans, but there was just too much BS and not enough news to satisfy me, so my trips here were very infrequent. Hopefully, this will be better.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 05:49 AM
Actually, I joined Texanstalk.com a couple years ago, but I never could quite get into it. When I joined the site, I was looking for more news about the Texans, but there was just too much BS and not enough news to satisfy me, so my trips here were very infrequent. Hopefully, this will be better.

Yeah, I remember you! You were another poster that added nothing to TT! Hopefully you'll get better.:brickwall:

mancunian
04-21-2007, 06:05 AM
Firstly, a big raspberry for Diapher for her crafty dig at my splendiferous use of vocabulary......:shades: !!

May I remind new and old on this board that I, a pure and unsullied Brit, am the only one here to use The Queen's English correctly. :king:



you haven't told us which bit of the UK your from my friend, and you know as well as I do that there are parts of our land who aint a clue what the Queens English is:)

sakebomb
04-21-2007, 08:06 AM
Do squirrel nuts qualify as being offensive?

infantrycak
04-21-2007, 08:12 AM
Yeah, I remember you! You were another poster that added nothing to TT! Hopefully you'll get better.:brickwall:

Nice--and this is the kind of post you are soooo proud of as an example of the TT that has been lost?

DiapHer
04-21-2007, 08:14 AM
Do squirrel nuts qualify as being offensive?

Nice to see you sake!!! :doot:

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 08:41 AM
Nice--and this is the kind of post you are soooo proud of as an example of the TT that has been lost?


Who are you? This guy just said that TT was too much BS! I remember him coming there saying nothing and then going away! WTF is your point here? I'm really trying here but this place is turning into the old MMB real quick!

Vinny
04-21-2007, 08:47 AM
Who are you? This guy just said that TT was too much BS! I remember him coming there saying nothing and then going away! WTF is your point here? I'm really trying here but this place is turning into the old MMB real quick!This was supposed to be a serious thread discussing problems here and Yankee asked folks not to derail it.

You guys need to ask yourself if you want order here or is this a place where anyone can do anything with all the threads turning off topic at the whim of anyone. We would like to have a bit of order. Is that too much to ask?

I've been afraid to cut anything out because you guys have been so touchy.

infantrycak
04-21-2007, 08:48 AM
Who are you? This guy just said that TT was too much BS! I remember him coming there saying nothing and then going away! WTF is your point here? I'm really trying here but this place is turning into the old MMB real quick!

Very simple distinction here: You or vtech or anyone else can describe a subject--the old HT MB, the old TT MB, whatever--but don't take shots at people. He talked about his experience on TT just like you characterize HT above, but you made it personal. Get the difference now?

As for who I am, I am a Texans fan who wants a MB where people can talk about any opinion on football with other fans without wading through pages of duplicative threads, insults, off topic BS and useless no information smiley only posts.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 08:52 AM
You can bend it anyway you see fit but I made nothing personal. He added nothing to TT! How can that be an attack?

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 08:52 AM
And if you are waiting, I will not ask you to ban me.

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:06 AM
And if you are waiting, I will not ask you to ban me.
good lord harry, I like you and we aren't interested in banning anyone. Now, what I see here is that you can say whatever you want..but you get offended and take a personal shot at other posters when you see something you don't like. We sure would like this to be a place where a man can give an opinion without taking a personal shot just because he doesn't think like you do.

Attack the message and not the messenger is all he is getting at.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:12 AM
Vinny, I haven't taken any shots! I liked TT just the way it was but I can see some advantages to this merger! V-tech said that TT was too much BS and I said that he never contributed anything to help that situation, no smack, just fact. Nothing personal. I think he was making a comment about the old posters at TT and nobody called him on it! I will call a double standard when I see it.

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:15 AM
Vinny, I haven't taken any shots! I liked TT just the way it was but I can see some advantages to this merger! V-tech said that TT was too much BS and I said that he never contributed anything to help that situation, no smack, just fact. Nothing personal. I think he was making a comment about the old posters at TT and nobody called him on it! I will call a double standard when I see it.You're right, it wasn't all that bad...look, he said no more than Kevin did when Kevin said he didn't like the quality of Texanstalk....you guys just have to decide if you want to go forward with this or if you just want to make this hard on us on an ongoing basis...that's your choice pards. Frankly, I see some of you guys who are fighting us....and just hope you stop it.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:21 AM
I'm sorry but I still have not seen one mod post anything like this when an HT member says something about TT but we all get called touchy. What's up with that?

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:24 AM
I'm sorry but I still have not seen one mod post anything like this when an HT member says something about TT but we all get called touchy. What's up with that? Some people didn't like TT and that is an opinion. People have opinions Harry. Come on...he never said, "I don't like TT cause Harryj added nothing". He said, "I didn't like the bs at TT". Heck, even the owner of TT didn't like the BS at TT. Give it a rest for crying out loud.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:27 AM
There was a core group of posters at TT that liked it.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:35 AM
Actually, I joined Texanstalk.com a couple years ago, but I never could quite get into it. When I joined the site, I was looking for more news about the Texans, but there was just too much BS and not enough news to satisfy me, so my trips here were very infrequent. Hopefully, this will be better.


How did this post help you guys?

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:36 AM
There was a core group of posters at TT that liked it.
Sure there was. I talked to TEDC on the phone yesterday and he liked it too...but he also didn't like some of what he saw. I liked the Oilers too...but they are gone now Harry. I can't help that, and we can't help the fact that TT is gone either. Sometimes I regret accepting Kevin's offer to help him from shutting this place down completely.

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:36 AM
How did this post help you guys?
It didn't, but this is something my neice would ask me when we argue about rules in my sister's house.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:39 AM
Nice. That does little to answer my question as to why all I hear is that I am giving you no guidence as to what you should do but he posts that and everything is just peachy.

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:46 AM
Nice. That does little to answer my question as to why all I hear is that I am giving you no guidence as to what you should do but he posts that and everything is just peachy.
vtech doesn't like me. I'm not going to bother him. I respect his opinion even though I know he doesn't like me. He made a comment that isn't much different than Kevin made. Should I take down his comments AND Kevin's comments?

I know that wasn't your first time questioning Carr. As a matter of fact, I had said something about Carr on this board about midway though the first season, and gotten bashed by you, only to find you write basically the same thing on hpf the next week.

like I said way back then...you aren't worth it...I'm done.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:48 AM
Why take down any comments?

Vinny
04-21-2007, 09:51 AM
Why take down any comments? I'm asking you to attack the message and not the messenger. You haven't accepted this plea and continue to engage me on this same topic...so I can only assume you want me to take them down since I don't want personal shots taken at guys for simply stating an opinion that is not a personal attack. I made the distinction in a post above. I'll repost it.

Some people didn't like TT and that is an opinion. People have opinions Harry. Come on...he never said, "I don't like TT cause Harryj added nothing". He said, "I didn't like the bs at TT". Heck, even the owner of TT didn't like the BS at TT. Give it a rest for crying out loud.

Kaiser Toro
04-21-2007, 09:54 AM
How did this post help you guys?

There is obvious feedback there. The member states that they would like more Texans news. Hopefully we will be able to provide such content within a parameter that does not disrupt the comfort zone of the old TT members.

Feedback can be good and it can be bad, just give us something. Going around in circles over conjecture and then pointing other members out for actually providing feedback is doing no one a service, specifically in a thread meant to be helpful.

If y'all want to dance in a circle come down to Austin with some flowers in your hair and get a drum for Eeyore's Birthday next week. Otherwise why don't y'all take this to PM.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:56 AM
Vinny!Where did I attack him? I said he was not a contributing member of TT and that I hoped that would change! What are we gonna take down here/

Lauren
04-21-2007, 09:57 AM
I've been hesitant about speaking out against TT because I was a member and enjoyed it for a long time. I also love all of the friends we have met through that site and tailgating during football season. I know most of the "original" crew there by their first names, and not screen names. It truly was (still is!) a family.

Over the last year or so, it became something completely different from what it was. Nearly every thread was overrun by 5 pages of nonsense. Nonsense is fine and fun if it is contained and in an appropriate place. Unfortunately, it got to the point where it was too much to handle for a lot of people.

I'm not saying that I never go off-topic or enjoy mindless conversation. Sometimes it's great to act a fool and blow off some steam with buddies online, especially with people that you enjoy spending time with in real life. Hell, I co-own a message board where that's all we do. It's a message board with absolutely no point. That's not what TT was or is, and I don't think it was fair to treat it that way.

The biggest point that I think we are overlooking is that Kevin paid for TT out of his own pocket. Why in the world would anyone expect Kevin to continue shelling out money for a site that had a handful of posters? A site where he even admits that he didn't want to visit? It just seems silly to me.

Lauren
04-21-2007, 09:58 AM
There was a core group of posters at TT that liked it.
And there used to be a larger core group that liked it. Sad but true.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 09:59 AM
There is obvious feedback there. The member states that they would like more Texans news. Hopefully we will be able to provide such content within a parameter that does not disrupt the comfort zone of the old TT members.

Feedback can be good and it can be bad, just give us something. Going around in circles over conjecture and then pointing other members out for actually providing feedback is doing no one a service, specifically in a thread meant to be helpful.

If y'all want to dance in a circle come down to Austin with some flowers in your hair and get a drum for Eeyore's Birthday next week. Otherwise why don't y'all take this to PM.

We are talking about the TTMB here. If he is talking about something else I don't know why him calling Kevin's work on the main page BS would be any help to this covo.

I have never been a hippy.:brickwall:

Vinny
04-21-2007, 10:02 AM
Vinny!Where did I attack him? I said he was not a contributing member of TT and that I hoped that would change! What are we gonna take down here/
"attack the message and not the messenger" is just a phrase...I just want you to see the difference in breaking down the argument moreso than breaking down the poster....other than that..we all cool.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 10:03 AM
And there used to be a larger core group that liked it. Sad but true.

So as long as you folks are comfortable everything is peachy?

Lauren
04-21-2007, 10:05 AM
So as long as you folks are comfortable everything is peachy?
I was a member probably just as long as you were. I don't want to get in a pissing match or anything over it though.

All I'm saying is that it used to be a larger community. The size of the community decreased as the quality of posts/threads did. It turned people off.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 10:08 AM
I'm sorry, i never saw you post over there at all! I have no way of knowing you were even a member!

Lauren
04-21-2007, 10:13 AM
I'm sorry, i never saw you post over there at all! I have no way of knowing you were even a member!
I had quite a few posts over there. I stopped posting as much when the off-topic brigade moved in.

I think the last major thing we posted was Dante in his undies the night of our engagement. That was way back in July.

Overalls
04-21-2007, 10:15 AM
You're right, it wasn't all that bad...look, he said no more than Kevin did when Kevin said he didn't like the quality of Texanstalk....you guys just have to decide if you want to go forward with this or if you just want to make this hard on us on an ongoing basis...that's your choice pards. Frankly, I see some of you guys who are fighting us....and just hope you stop it.

For ME, as in my opinion, part of the problem seems to be that this "merger" is going one sided. The "old main board" people love it. A large number of the "old TexansTalk" members don't care for it as much. We are losing a closer knit family atmospear, one at which I care how Yankee did on a test, or how Joe and Bull Pen 1 are doing. The BS that the "old Main Board" mods are trying to shut down was what made Texans Talk what it was. It may have morphed into something Kevin wasn't as proud of as he once was, but to me he should be proud to have given birth to a place people were proud to call there home board. Sure we may not have posted as much real news as at the "official" site, but we really took part in each others lives. I realize we will never get that back and it saddens me. I am trying to adjust but give us old members a chance to adjust. It isn't easy for us to see all these new posters, come to what we thought of as "our board", and post how glad they are to see it has been taken over by the "old official board". So when Harry or myself get a little cranky about what is happening it really doesn't help to be jumped on and called troublemakers just because we missed our "old Texans Talk". We will adjust, but it looks like we are the ones doing all the adjusting. It is hard to just say "if they just changed this or that I would be happy" because it is the feel of the board and you can't just explain it easily. It is like when you buy a house and move in it takes a while before that house becomes a home. We lost our home and it isn't easy to see so many people happy that we did.

Tim

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 10:19 AM
I had quite a few posts over there. I stopped posting as much when the off-topic brigade moved in.

I think the last major thing we posted was Dante in his undies the night of our engagement. That was way back in July.

I was there from day 2 and I never saw a football post from you, I guess we just frequented different forums.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 10:19 AM
For ME, as in my opinion, part of the problem seems to be that this "merger" is going one sided. The "old main board" people love it. A large number of the "old TexansTalk" members don't care for it as much. We are losing a closer knit family atmospear, one at which I care how Yankee did on a test, or how Joe and Bull Pen 1 are doing. The BS that the "old Main Board" mods are trying to shut down was what made Texans Talk what it was. It may have morphed into something Kevin wasn't as proud of as he once was, but to me he should be proud to have given birth to a place people were proud to call there home board. Sure we may not have posted as much real news as at the "official" site, but we really took part in each others lives. I realize we will never get that back and it saddens me. I am trying to adjust but give us old members a chance to adjust. It isn't easy for us to see all these new posters, come to what we thought of as "our board", and post how glad they are to see it has been taken over by the "old official board". So when Harry or myself get a little cranky about what is happening it really doesn't help to be jumped on and called troublemakers just because we missed our "old Texans Talk". We will adjust, but it looks like we are the ones doing all the adjusting. It is hard to just say "if they just changed this or that I would be happy" because it is the feel of the board and you can't just explain it easily. It is like when you buy a house and move in it takes a while before that house becomes a home. We lost our home and it isn't easy to see so many people happy that we did.

Tim


Exactly!

Lauren
04-21-2007, 10:20 AM
I was there from day 2 and I never saw a football post from you, I guess we just frequented different forums.
I posted mostly in the tailgating and off-topic.

See? I love off-topic! :D LOL

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 10:24 AM
Laughter will help a lot!:user:

TEXANS84
04-21-2007, 10:26 AM
I think the last major thing we posted was Dante in his undies the night of our engagement. That was way back in July.

Oh, that's the one thing I'm glad is gone. I completely forgot about that.

Lauren
04-21-2007, 10:27 AM
Oh, that's the one thing I'm glad is gone. I completely forgot about that.
I still have the pics. You better be good or they are going right back up.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 10:29 AM
Dante, if I wanted to see you in your underwear again I would have asked!:bat:

DiapHer
04-21-2007, 10:31 AM
Oh, that's the one thing I'm glad is gone. I completely forgot about that.



I also still have that picture of your grill 84!!!:devilpig:

Kaiser Toro
04-21-2007, 10:33 AM
For ME, as in my opinion, part of the problem seems to be that this "merger" is going one sided. The "old main board" people love it. A large number of the "old TexansTalk" members don't care for it as much. We are losing a closer knit family atmospear, one at which I care how Yankee did on a test, or how Joe and Bull Pen 1 are doing. The BS that the "old Main Board" mods are trying to shut down was what made Texans Talk what it was. It may have morphed into something Kevin wasn't as proud of as he once was, but to me he should be proud to have given birth to a place people were proud to call there home board. Sure we may not have posted as much real news as at the "official" site, but we really took part in each others lives. I realize we will never get that back and it saddens me. I am trying to adjust but give us old members a chance to adjust. It isn't easy for us to see all these new posters, come to what we thought of as "our board", and post how glad they are to see it has been taken over by the "old official board". So when Harry or myself get a little cranky about what is happening it really doesn't help to be jumped on and called troublemakers just because we missed our "old Texans Talk". We will adjust, but it looks like we are the ones doing all the adjusting. It is hard to just say "if they just changed this or that I would be happy" because it is the feel of the board and you can't just explain it easily. It is like when you buy a house and move in it takes a while before that house becomes a home. We lost our home and it isn't easy to see so many people happy that we did.

Tim

Duly noted. Much like you had that closeness at the old TT board it was surely evident on the old main board as well. It just mattered on laying that footprint in a thread. I certainly would not and have never shut down a close knit group's thread discussing personal matters nor have I seen any of the other mods do the same.

The only thing I have seen any of the old mods asking folks to adjust to is not making personal attacks on people's opinions. Outside of that we are all in essence adjusting.

Lauren
04-21-2007, 10:36 AM
I also still have that picture of your grill 84!!!:devilpig:
Ok, I'm starting an embarassing pictures of Dante thread.

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 10:37 AM
Ok, I'm starting an embarassing pictures of Dante thread.


I dare ya!

DiapHer
04-21-2007, 10:40 AM
The only thing I have seen any of the old mods asking folks to adjust to is not making personal attacks on people's opinions. Outside of that we are all in essence adjusting.



Does this rule apply if they are a Cowboy fan?:pirate:

HARRYJ
04-21-2007, 11:05 AM
See, this can be a problem! I tend to take a swing at a Cowboy fan or Meatball fan whenever I see one.:bat:

Double Barrel
04-21-2007, 01:45 PM
Yeah, I remember you! You were another poster that added nothing to TT! Hopefully you'll get better.:brickwall:

Hey, y'all have a lot in common then! :joker: j/k, man! a little smack, as requested

Seriously, though, I think when everyone sees what features are in store for the future of TT.com, you will celebrate with elation because you will definitely have the opportunity to keep your group alive and well within the new & improved TexansTalk. Hookem has not forgotten his TT roots, and none of us want to see any of y'all gone under unhappy circumstances.

Please just be patient and understand that some things take time. :)

Tedc
04-21-2007, 06:48 PM
Hey, y'all have a lot in common then! :joker: j/k, man! a little smack, as requested

Seriously, though, I think when everyone sees what features are in store for the future of TT.com, you will celebrate with elation because you will definitely have the opportunity to keep your group alive and well within the new & improved TexansTalk. Hookem has not forgotten his TT roots, and none of us want to see any of y'all gone under unhappy circumstances.

Please just be patient and understand that some things take time. :)

I can't wait. It is going to be a fun season!!:d: :texflag:

Tedc
04-21-2007, 06:52 PM
Ok, I'm starting an embarassing pictures of Dante thread.


Hey neighbor, what did you do to Dante's sausage in that avatar?

And is that a battery next to it? If it is, I need to tell you it doesn't work that way.:user:

SESupergenius
04-21-2007, 11:53 PM
For ME, as in my opinion, part of the problem seems to be that this "merger" is going one sided. The "old main board" people love it. A large number of the "old TexansTalk" members don't care for it as much. We are losing a closer knit family atmospear, one at which I care how Yankee did on a test, or how Joe and Bull Pen 1 are doing.
TimThat was exactly the problem, The new TT did exactly to the old tt board members what the new official site did to it's previous members. It left them out of the loop and abandoned. I tried to get the mods/admins to see this and to find a common ground. Hopefully now after such direct communication between the both sides, everyone can mend fences and work out some of the issues.

sakebomb
04-22-2007, 08:38 AM
I think everything will kind of get back to normal once the season gets going. It's the off season and there really isn't much to talk about. Next week should be full of football talk with the draft.

Texans_Chick
04-22-2007, 09:53 AM
See, this can be a problem! I tend to take a swing at a Cowboy fan or Meatball fan whenever I see one.:bat:

Not a problem if smack is kept in smack forum.

But if someone trashes people in a football thread, then instead of talking football we are reading a LOOK AT ME thread about how clever someone thinks they are playing amateur Don Rickles, and a bunch of nonsense.

Texans_Chick
04-22-2007, 10:10 AM
For ME, as in my opinion, part of the problem seems to be that this "merger" is going one sided. The "old main board" people love it. A large number of the "old TexansTalk" members don't care for it as much. We are losing a closer knit family atmospear, one at which I care how Yankee did on a test, or how Joe and Bull Pen 1 are doing. The BS that the "old Main Board" mods are trying to shut down was what made Texans Talk what it was. It may have morphed into something Kevin wasn't as proud of as he once was, but to me he should be proud to have given birth to a place people were proud to call there home board. Sure we may not have posted as much real news as at the "official" site, but we really took part in each others lives. I realize we will never get that back and it saddens me. I am trying to adjust but give us old members a chance to adjust. It isn't easy for us to see all these new posters, come to what we thought of as "our board", and post how glad they are to see it has been taken over by the "old official board". So when Harry or myself get a little cranky about what is happening it really doesn't help to be jumped on and called troublemakers just because we missed our "old Texans Talk". We will adjust, but it looks like we are the ones doing all the adjusting. It is hard to just say "if they just changed this or that I would be happy" because it is the feel of the board and you can't just explain it easily. It is like when you buy a house and move in it takes a while before that house becomes a home. We lost our home and it isn't easy to see so many people happy that we did.

Tim

Unfortunately, you would have lost your old home anyways. The happiness is that there is a home for anyone, not that the old TT was destroyed.

You are right--it will never be the same as the old though.

There are still all sorts of places where personal sorts of talk can happen, like this thread (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37904).

Ultimately, the alternative was that the old TT was going to be shut down because the old MB wasn't secure and was killing the server, and the new MB could have been hosted anywhere--but this was a way for TT to survive at all. Doesn't make it feel any better, but that is the way it was.

You never know, maybe we can make this place better than the sum of its parts.

FILO_girl
04-22-2007, 10:49 AM
My butt is getting sore sitting on this fence.

I see both sides on this issue. What the old TT board had was generally a select group who partied together on and offline, who used this as a medium to keep contact. It was so loosely controlled that it had really turned into a inuendo and smartarse place. If that is your thang, then you loved it. If not...you quit posting.

The old HT board was stiff compared to this, no messing around compared to the old TT board. TT is where you went to escape the bullying and BS of the main board, but if you were not in the 'group' and party to their total lack of staying on topic....well....you were not accepted. Same could be said of the old HT board too regarding acceptance. Both were AND are.....clicks. Just like high school.

Without any warning, a total change was bestowed upon both boards. Those at the big board (HT) are dealing with a new and completely different surrounding. Lots of new posters, don't even recognize the place. HERE, you brought what those whom were over here were avoiding and ripped the rug out from under them by taking their coveted home (old TT). A shock for all involved.

I do see that some of the new folks over here just don't understand the old philosophy. Instead of easing the old TT'ers into the new ways of the board, some are just hammering them. I won't name names, but to expect those here to instantly conform to the new changes without giving them some time to get the new feel of their new home is a bit unrealistic. Change happens to all of us everyday in every way, but in this little corner of the web...it needn't be so harsh. Eventually, all will be on the same page but until that is.....be considerate to your fellow posters. :) As said before, it was a very personal place for many, and the new board totally lacks that feel... give it time. Kevin did what he had to do, and no one should diss on him as he could have just closed shop and said to h*ll with all of it. He did what he thought was best, and a very creative solution at that. Vinny is doing his best to balance out the new digs.

Patience, my friends.....patience.

Honoring Earl 34
04-22-2007, 11:00 AM
It was my experience on the main board ... that when I first posted ... there was always someone there to counter or even slap it back in your face ... it did'nt matter if you were right or wrong ... they thought they were right .

At the end of the day ... I was comfortable in what I was trying to say to counter back . I've learned to answer with ... In my opinion or in my point of view ... most posters will respect your opinion .

If you present your opinion as fact then your asking for it because to many of these guys and girls know their stuff .

Buffi2
04-22-2007, 04:53 PM
Well said, Filo Girl, well said. :doot:

Off subject: I love your avatar. I have 3 myself - but only one black and tan.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u248/buffi2/112_1251.jpg

FILO_girl
04-28-2007, 05:37 PM
Well said, Filo Girl, well said. :doot:

Off subject: I love your avatar. I have 3 myself - but only one black and tan.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u248/buffi2/112_1251.jpg

They are adorable! My dogs Dammutt and Rebel are black/tan and Roscoe is a red mix. Will have to post pics, Rebel is just too cute not to share. :cool:

jjjezebel
04-28-2007, 08:44 PM
Hey there, a little late to the party, but I do have one suggestion.

One of the things that used to irritate (on both boards) was when multiple threads would be started for the same topic. (i.e. the innumerable "I Hate Carr" threads) That was definitely one of things that kept me posting mainly in the tailgating section.

Being a slow time of year, and with the new board, I haven't seen it much so far, and it's nice. I know that no one wants this board to be over moderated, but I have to say that if the moderators can keep this sort of thing to a minimum, it might keep this place from spiraling out of control.

Just my :twocents:

DiapHer
04-28-2007, 10:34 PM
Hey Katie, could you stir my chili I think I forgot about it again:gun: !!! It should be just about right for the next contest :cool: