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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It is the only Saints forum I use. However, I do have to question any site that will allow me to be a member as long as I have....

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:08 AM   #31
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Re: BlackAndGold.com website (...your thoughts)

It is the only Saints forum I use. However, I do have to question any site that will allow me to be a member as long as I have.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #32
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Re: BlackAndGold.com website (...your thoughts)

Most days I am too busy to do much of anything online, but I always find time to visit B&G. If I have time for one site......this is always my choice. Thanks for keeping those of us who can't be in NOLA updated. I give it a 5 out of 5!
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:20 AM   #33
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December 9th will be my 3 year anniversary here.

I was going to start by saying "for the most part" but that just makes it so...

This is the intelligent man's thinking Saints forum.

What I like:
New members are greeted when they come in the door, and not just replied to, but actually invited to join in on the discussion. Participation is encouraged and invited, anyone can blog, post news, etc...

There is actual discussion and debate here and alternative views are not brow beat, but rather accepted and considered. We know how great our team is yet we do not run around beating our hollow chests blindly avoiding reality.

I own my own boards, mostly gaming sites, and one blog where I basically log my verbose thoughts on what ever topic crosses my mind. I understand the work that goes into building a success like B&G, and Halo and his staff are dedicated to bringing you the best product available.

Halo and all of his staff, I will not name them by name because the managing of these boards is non-evasive, understand that a successful forum requires two parts. A platform and content, Halo provides the platform, and the active members provide the content... With out both being top quality this is just another url with code...

Moderators are not heavy handed, or dictatorial. Things get fixed and addressed behind the scenes.

There is no such thing as a perfect forum, a forum represents its active participants, and we all have different personalities and needs. This is just the perfect forum for me.

So... Thank you Halo for giving me a place to come to and learn and discuss our New Orleans Saints. Also, thank you to all of you active members... That accepted me here with open arms and continue to make each day that much more pleasurable, exciting, fun, and challenging for me.


What I do not like:

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #34
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I could write a blog on why this site is so great ... and from an 'outside' fan, no less (I used to be 'out', but now I'm 'in'), .

In a nutshell, it's a great board, it's a well-run & moderated board, it's a knowledgeable board and a great source of information, it's a respectable board, it's a friendly board, it's a diverse board, it's a local board, it's a cohesive board, it's a fun & entertaining board, it's an interesting board, it's a community board, it's what you join a fan message board for and keeps you coming back ... and last, but not least, members make the board and you have some of the best anywhere right here in the Black & Gold, .
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:40 AM   #35
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You forgot "sexy board"
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:44 AM   #36
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It's my Bourbon Street away from Bourbon Street. Love this place!
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #37
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I don't think; no wait, I know there isn't a better Saints site out there.

I have been apart of this site since 2004. I just stumbled upon it while looking for some info I can't remember what, but the rest is history.

That year, I did go to some of the other sites. The experience was not welcoming, as is here. Joe, Kevin, SPK, and Papz were the ones who made me feel at home. After that, I have never been back to those other sites. This site means a lot to me and others here. We have been through a lot in the 8 years I have been apart of this site. We lost Joe, gained some great new members and have seen the site grow into what it is today.

What I love the most about this site is that we can talk about everything under the sun. From Saints, to music, to joke of the day, to politics and even stupid pet tricks. We don't always agree on things but at the end of the day we are Saints fans. I think it's great that I can disagree with ScottF (not picking on you bro) about politics, but then "Like" his comments in another forum and vise versa. I don't know if the rest of y'all know how uncommonly strange that is this day in time. It is great, in my eyes, to know I can disagree with someone on something and then love the next post I read of theirs without ignoring that poster/member.

The next step I see for this site is to become the "Offical Fan Site of the New Orleans Saints". Interviews with players and coaches, that sort of thing. That is the only thing I see that could make the site any better. However, even if that doesn't happen, this site will still be great.

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:42 AM   #38
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We don't always agree on things but at the end of the day we are Saints fans. I think it's great that I can disagree with ScottF (not picking on you bro) about politics, but then "Like" his comments in another forum and vise versa. I don't know if the rest of y'all know how uncommonly strange that is this day in time. It is great, in my eyes, to know I can disagree with someone on something and then love the next post I read of theirs without ignoring that poster/member.
Deja vu, Mark.
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What I love the most about this site is that we can talk about everything under the sun. From Saints, to music, to joke of the day, to politics and even stupid pet tricks. We don't always agree on things but at the end of the day we are Saints fans. I think it's great that I can disagree with ScottF (not picking on you bro) about politics, but then "Like" his comments in another forum and vise versa. I don't know if the rest of y'all know how uncommonly strange that is this day in time. It is great, in my eyes, to know I can disagree with someone on something and then love the next post I read of theirs without ignoring that poster/member.
That's because of the maturity level here... We all, well the greater majority of us understand that people are all wired differently... Its not personal.... We are all uniquely woven rugs that share one common thread, a love for our New Orleans Saints.

Our passion for the Black and Gold transcends race, religion, or politics.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #40
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Ok, since ya'll are taking this seriously, I feel badly for a nihilistic post.

I visit this site at least 3 times a day, and I look forward to the brutal insights and observations of the regulars. It is a space mercifully free of saccharine homerism, and the indigenous have respect for the fans of other teams (unless they are poorly mannered.)

I like that I can blog, post and chat at will, and that the only real censor is my conscience.

Thanks, Mark and your colleagues, for one of the real values of social media.
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