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PostPosted by RichmondO » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:07 pm

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Hello, welcome to the new message board and thank you for registering.

The announcement of the closure of the old message board happened earlier than I expected and I haven't had a huge amount of time to make many changes to the new board.

I'd like to take this opportunity to let you know what happened and answer some of the questions that you may have.

Why did I create this new message board?

Back in February of this year, the club closed the OFFICIAL message board for a short period of time. They claimed that 'commercial partners' of the club had complained about some of the content that was being posted. They also announced that they would make a decision on the future of the message board at the end of the season.

I created this message board about two months ago so that it could be used as a replacement if the OFFICIAL message board was closed. I did this because I didn't want to see such a large online community of Orient fans disappear overnight if the club suddenly switched it off.

Meanwhile, a supporters group (city slacker and Doug) entered into discussions with the club about a possible fans takeover of the old message board. Unfortunately, they were unable to finalise a deal and the club decided to close the official board. I wasn't actually involved in any of these discussions but city slacker was keeping me informed so that I could keep this board on standby. city slacker can give you some extra details about the negotiations if he wants to.

Moderators and Rules

I am the owner and administrator of this message board but I will not be actively moderating the forum unless I have to.

city slacker has been chosen as the main initial moderator because he was involved in the takeover talks and was a popular choice among users of the old message board. He is also a member of the fans representative group which regularly meets with Matt Porter, the Chief Executive of the football club.

If the new message board is as popular as the old one, we may need 1 or 2 more moderators at the start of the new season.

A basic set of rules have been posted here: topic14.html

We don't really want to ban anyone but if somebody is regularly breaking the rules, warnings/bannings will be given.

Everyone will be treated fairly, you will receive a warning before you are banned and be given a full explanation of what you have done wrong.

Please click the 'report post' button above any post that you think is unacceptable.

Questions or Complaints

If anyone has any questions or complaints about the message board, you can post them here or email me directly at richmondorient@outlook.com

Ideas and Suggestions

Some possible changes that could be made over the next few weeks:

- The name of the message board

- The banner/image at the top of the message board.

- The favicon of the message board.

- Creation of social media profiles to advertise and promote the new message board.

- Discuss and vote on a possible split of the message board sections. (Football/non-football sections)

If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please post them in this thread.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by CEB » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:11 pm

Is the blue/grey colour scheme changeable? or was it just kept for visual continuity? cos it always seemed strange to not have red.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by RichmondO » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:13 pm

This 'forum style' is just the default option.

You can change your colour scheme at any time.

Go to User Control Panel > Board Preferences > My board style.

I will be adding even more new styles shortly.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Mike pinner » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:07 pm

actually i haven't posted on the 'official' board for ages as my lack of technical prowess seems to have prevented me from logging on. This was much easier so that's a good start, best of luck in your venture!
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by barbario1961 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:36 pm

I appreciate you making this new board ,RichmondO,Thanks mate.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Barry (sic) Smith » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:07 pm

Is there no way of changing the default colour scheme so that new visitors or fans of other clubs can identify it with our club identity?
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Barry (sic) Smith » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:16 pm

Also Richmond, try and find a way of getting this board high up the Google search chart.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by RichmondO » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:58 pm

Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan wrote:Is there no way of changing the default colour scheme so that new visitors or fans of other clubs can identify it with our club identity?

Yes, it's possible. I will have to edit the images within each board style first, though.

Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan wrote:Also Richmond, try and find a way of getting this board high up the Google search chart.

I'm working on it but it will take time.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Afro_O » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:26 am

RichmondO wrote:This 'forum style' is just the default option.

You can change your colour scheme at any time.

Go to User Control Panel > Board Preferences > My board style.

I will be adding even more new styles shortly.


I like the different themes you've added. Gives this a new feel :D
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Adz » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:50 am

quick reply and reply with quote please
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by LivingOrient Legend Ret'd » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:53 am

Fair play to those involved ie Richmond and CS.

No doubt thought of but polls are a good source of interest and fun and yes I think having sections to keep chat about each topic etc separate is no bad thing.

From other forums that I have visited there seem to be quite a number now that also break down the "football" related chat into sections as well ie

Transfer / signings
The game (upcoming and or previous)
Division 1 etc

I think that's a reasonable idea as people can get to what they want more quickly and it might in turn help prevent some of the arguing etc that goes on
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Nice Username » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:58 am

Our forum isn't active enough to be split into sub forums. I guarantee it will slowly kill the place off if it's split up.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by jamespevans » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:39 am

Nice Username wrote:Our forum isn't active enough to be split into sub forums. I guarantee it will slowly kill the place off if it's split up.


Agree
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Smiley Culture » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:43 am

You're forum is sh!t and will be dead in a few months.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by city slacker » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:55 am

I also prefer the single forum format, but acknowledge it puts a fair few off who only really want to talk and read about Orient. I'm happy to go with the consensus on this, but maybe there's a "halfway house" of boarders labelling non-Orient thread titles as such.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Nice Username » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:55 am

Shouldn't most semi-intelligent people be able to work out what is an Orient/non-Orient thread from the thread title?
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by Pie and Mash » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:29 am

Perhaps we should utilise the long awaited polls function and have a public vote on the new forum's name
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by city slacker » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:32 am

NU: Well, I can...but then I often enjoy the non-Orient threads more anyway.

Just trying to offer a possible solution that pleases both camps and maybe helps attract back those put off by the non-football stuff.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by matador » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:00 pm

This is a guess but might be possible to have one forum with two child/sub forums underneath it- football and non football. Might then be possible to view a mix of both child/sub forums by selecting the parent forum or just click on the child/sub forum of your choice if that is what interests you.
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Re: Message Board Information, Questions, Ideas, Complaints

PostPosted by East Side Intellectual » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:09 pm

Smiley Culture wrote:You're forum is s*** and will be dead in a few months.


No need for that,Maxi. ;)
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