Originally Posted by aj.
In all honesty I think the quality of Texans talk on both boards has gone down over the years. Maybe I'm just getting tired of reading the same old stuff - here and there.
I think it is the latter--same discussions about trading up, trading down, need a LT, need a real RB, fire X, etc. Feels very been there done that at times.
[Not directed to aj, but to everyone]
Vinny is the admin on both sites under the control of an owner on each--Hookem here and the Texans there. The mods at HT.com are a subset of those here.
A little history. HT.com was running this software (vbulletin) when traffic was high and essentially the full mod staff here currently were the mods there. When the Texans decided to redo their main web-site the development company convinced them they could also do a MB but could not import any of the history. The Texans were however willing to give the history to us and Hookem who was having severe server issues with the software he was running here decided (with contributions from several fans) to upgrade to vbulletin here. That let us bring the history of HT.com here. With it came a great many of the folks who used to post at HT.com. Meanwhile the new software at HT.com was virtually un-moderatable and to compound that problem the Texans only wanted a couple of mods--meaning fewer people trying to do a job which had just become much harder. With the exodus of many of the long term posters, HT.com was left with fewer long term people providing good behavior examples and a whole bunch of new people who in some cases either didn't pay attention to or flaunted the rules. After seeing the disaster that was resulting, the Texans came around and went back to vbulletin and have allowed a couple more mods. Like aj said, in time HT.com will build a base again. There are fewer mods there and we are not going to catch everything. If someone sees an issue on either site, please pm me or another mod on either MB.
Edit--after a little investigation--Grid your account was not suspended simply for the jackass comment but for a series of insults such as telling people they had no education, that they were suffering from an acute case of stupidity and that humanity would suffer if they procreated. That kind of stuff isn't acceptable there or here.