Please Welcome the Bandwagon

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by thunderkyss, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    Hey guys, I know it's a little early, but most of us have high expectations from this little ole club from Texas. We should know by what happened last year, that when those hopes are realized, there will be a lot of new members around here.

    Let's not bicker over who was here first, or how many posts a member has or rep points or anything silly like that.

    Let's understand that we'll probably rub each other the wrong way for a little while, but in the end, we're all one big happy family with a common emotional attachment to a great organization.

    Let's not sweat the small stuff, report bad or abusive posts to the moderators & let them do their thing. It's easy, click the little triangle icon to the right of the rep button.

    That way threads don't get high-jacked by, "I'm a better fan than you." arguments.
     
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  2. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    NO! I have been here longer, thus you shall recognize me as the superior fan, and do my bidding!
     
  3. thunderkyss

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    I already do. I've never said otherwise oh wise one.
     
  4. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Ah, good man.

    BTW to everyone out there= it took me about 4 tries to type that post without mistakes. Had a long day, and have been hitting the alcohol pretty hard. Any further posts are probably going to make little to no sense.
     
  5. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Yessir!! I totally agree. I just wish newer members could chill a bit (feel the place out) before trying to be the "first" to start a thread without checking out if there's a thread started on that same subject already (my biggest pet-peeve from the influx of new members last year) -or- start threads in wrong forums...

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    As an aside TK, I apologize for getting ugly with you in the NSZ.. My bad. Emotional subjects sometimes elicit unwarranted elicit responses and that's on me and shouldn't have happened.
     
  6. HJam72

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    Well, I have to agree with Texan Bill, because he has the oldest join date. :)
     
  7. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    :spit: HA!! I see you working! ;)


    Although, not factually correct. The "original" TexansTalk was set-up by Kevin, aka Hookem. It was originally set-up for what was an unorganized tailgating group known as Blue Crew (formally of what used to be the Blue Lot, now Platinum Lot).
     
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    By all means report posts rather than get into flame wars.

    One aside to that is by all means in a polite fashion inform new members of the customs here. There is nothing wrong with a "welcome to the MB, just so you know we don't want Hookem getting in trouble so we don't post whole articles and we provide links to the original source" type post.

    It is after all a community standard, but try to raise them to the community standard rather than sink to theirs.
     


  9. DBCooper

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    I thought it was set up after the main site stopped caring.
     
  10. thunderkyss

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    Well that truly is a problem. I wonder how difficult it would be for our site's programmers to subject newcomers to a search engine everytime they hit the "New Thread" button. You know, they'll hit "New Thread" but instead of getting the actual New Thread page, they type in the title of their thread, click submit, then they get a list of all the related threads. If they don't see what they like, they are given the option to continue & make a new thread.

    It would only need to be active until they've started five or ten threads.
    No appologies necessary. I more than likely took the comment too personal, something I try not to do on the internet.
     
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    Exactly what I meant to say.
     
  12. Texan_Bill

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    TexansTalk, in it's originality started separately from the original site. At some point (and I forget the timeline) The Official.com was bailing on their softwere.. Kevin aquired through agreements their software, which at the time helped out tremendously!! TT was suffering at the time. Kevin at that time was trying to run the board from his home/work server as the host for TT...

    That said, when the "original TT" / Original "official" dot com merger came to pass, there were *ahem* some viscious times between OLD TT members and the implement of the "official staff (which included the software)... In all honesty, many of the folks from the original TT were not happy because many of us didn't like the ugliness of the "official board offered". I for one had 3 or 4 posts on TT v. the then official board.
     
  13. paycheck71

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    I only joined last offseason, although had been reading for a while before then. And I've been a Texans fan since before the Texans existed. So, the join date is obviously irrelevant to me. :)

    In the end, we're all Texans fans. :texflag:
     
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    Yessir!!!

    I tried to "rep." you but the 'ol MSR!
     
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    Got him for you.
     
  16. c10x

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    I think we'll rack up more losses than this team should have, just based on schedule.

    The record will help fend off the bandwagon fans, but the run in December/January will not.

    Just my .02.:texflag:
     
  17. Joe Texan

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    In the words of the late thug Rodney King. Can we all just get along.
    Who cares how old dirt is who cares what you have to brag about the only thing that really matters here is that we all get on the wagon and stay there till the SuperBowl and beyond.
     
  18. Kimmy

    Kimmy RealGirls LvFB!

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    I'm just glad you changed your avatar ;)

     
  19. dream_team

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    I never understood why people had a negative feeling towards "bandwagoners"? Or why people feel they have to be a fan from the start in order to be true fan. Who cares?

    Honestly, if we were all true, hard-core fans through the good and bad seasons, there may be no incentive for management to build a winning team. Having new fans due to the team's success will only help us, so we should all welcome new fans greatly... whether or not they are fair-weathered.
     
  20. DBCooper

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    Didn't know that Bill, I always thought TexansTalk was created out of the migration from the Main Board, I didn't know it was already going beforehand.

    I really haven't even been to the main board since I was placed over here. And now I don't go at all.

    I'm hoping to try to come to Houston this season and meet some of you guys. Especially Lauren! (I know, I like playing with fire (read "Inferno")) lol
     

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