Joe Bryant

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  1. Thanks. It looks like it’s about a mile from Coors field. That right? Easy enough walk? Any other spots recommended close to coors field for pregame dinner? Much thanks.
  2. Thanks. Let me take a look at things and see if it’s worthwhile trying to do.
  3. Sorry I wasn’t clear. The staff, and other people I know don’t post here because they don’t find it useful. I think I have a way I can change that which is mostly tightening up how we title threads. Especially breaking news threads. Most of the staff think I’m wasting my time with this in trying to improve things. I pointed them to the thread and most :eyeroll: asking me what I’m doing as clearly nobody is interested in change or improving. They think you’re exactly right and that the forum is so insular and unwelcoming of new people. Not sure how you got the “you’re smart but we’re too busy so peace out” from all that. This board has always been you guys. You are the board. I was hoping to improve the structure a bit and encourage more people to participate. But if you got “peace out” from that, maybe this isn’t the best idea.
  4. Thanks @joey Thanks but the problem with a breaking news only thread is it requires another click to see what the story is. I've seen what I'm suggesting work fantastic and I know it'll work here. And I'm with you, the number of contributors is shrinking. My entire focus with this has been trying to change that.
  5. Agreed. It's probably worth saying this from the other thread where there seems to be a lot of folks opposed to improving things. ***** It's probably time to say exactly what I'm thinking too. The boards aren't as useful as they once were. There's a reason none of the staffers contribute much here anymore. It's because the boards in their current form aren't very useful. I used to use the boards a lot for helping craft my thoughts on players and the "our view" for breaking news and such. I haven't done that in years mostly because I don't find them nearly as useful as I once did. And that's mainly because of the structure and people name threads so poorly. It's no secret message boards are fading. In it's current form, the Shark Pool is less useful than it was. As I said way earlier, we have an internal discussion platform for FBG staff. Where we do exactly what I'm hoping to do here. News happens, it gets posted with the link, and discussion goes hot and heavy about what the story means. It's great. I'd like to see that here as I think we have a ton of smart people who can do the same. But the feeling I get is you guys would rather just keep it exactly as it is and not do anything to improve the boards and make them more useful. I don't want to push a ball uphill. If you guys are that adamantly opposed to change that I feel certain will improve the boards, it's may not be worth doing.
  6. I don't see what you're proposing to do exactly. What is that and how exactly would you like to see it handled?
  7. It's probably time to say exactly what I'm thinking too. The boards aren't as useful as they once were. There's a reason none of the staffers contribute much here anymore. It's because the boards in their current form aren't very useful. I used to use the boards a lot for helping craft my thoughts on players and the "our view" for breaking news and such. I haven't done that in years mostly because I don't find them nearly as useful as I once did. And that's mainly because of the structure and people name threads so poorly. It's no secret message boards are fading. In it's current form, the Shark Pool is less useful than it was. As I said way earlier, we have an internal discussion platform for FBG staff. Where we do exactly what I'm hoping to do here. News happens, it gets posted with the link, and discussion goes hot and heavy about what the story means. It's great. I'd like to see that here as I think we have a ton of smart people who can do the same. But the feeling I get is you guys would rather just keep it exactly as it is and not do anything to improve the boards and make them more useful. I don't want to push a ball uphill. If you guys are that adamantly opposed to change that I feel certain will improve the boards, it's may not be worth doing.
  8. So exactly what would you suggest? Hunter Henry tears his ACL. Exactly how would you prefer to handle it for the boards?
  9. Here's the disconnect I think. I write about the news that night in the email. Or if it's something big, I'll send a special email out. But you guys are giving me too much credit. My take on it isn't the last word. There likely will be TONS of good comments here from the board that I haven't thought of. Between the guys who are locals and the guys who follow things super closely, this board has the potential to be a wealth of info. Way better than something I cover in the email or what NFL.com writes about. That's what I want to dig into. Now maybe I'm wrong and maybe I'm way overestimating what you guys can bring to the discussion. But I don't think I am. We'll see.
  10. We'll be good. You hit on exactly the point I'm making. We have great content and because a lot of them are not accurately named, people skip over. You keep bringing the NFL knowledge on stuff and we'll be good. Thanks Buddy.
  11. My only hope is people put half as much energy into discussing player news and situations as they happen as they have this thread.
  12. Hi @northern exposure not at all. This board is free. What we'll do is what we've always done and board posters will post a things when they happen. All we're trying to do here is give some guidance there as to what would work best and most importantly how users of this forum can get the most value from it. I think we can be the next step from Twitter or other places that break a story and allow the knowledgeable posters here (of which we have a ton) to work through and discuss the news. The primary thing needed for that to happen is an easy to view structure and smart people to comment. The structure will be easy and we're loaded with smart people here.
  13. Cool. I'd love to hear what folks think are the specific details on how it's different than Invision. Moving board software platforms would be a gigantic project with a ton of pain for transferring id's and old content. Not saying never. But the upside will have to be huge to justify the downside
  14. Cool. Mods may be able to edit but by far the responsibility will be on the people creating posts to have accurate titles. I have tons of faith you guys are smart enough to do that and do it well.