New Social Media Options Rendering ILINDOOR FORUM Redundant?

Discussion in 'ILIndoor Forum' started by fadlaxdad, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    What's redundant are the other forums.

    As I likely commented elsewhere, this is the repository for the living history of the NLL. I've used it to research stuff from the past not documented (or not documented well) elsewhere. For instance, this website captures raw emotion when some event occurs. Also, this website shows our predictions and now we can reflect on how they turned out.

    A final thing - at least I did it - I recorded here articles from various media. I didn't just provide a link because links and pages have the stability of building a home in summertime with a Jell-O foundation. Indeed, this board has changed URLs so many times that even internal links are blown, but, with intelligent searching, we can at least find them.

    Facebook and other media just cannot compare to the raw data and history that are captured here.
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  2. Winger86

    Winger86 Member

    Oh, the f-bombs I've left here after a Wings loss....
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  3. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    I agree with Vin's take on this being a good spot for the history of the game and the emotion that comes with it. I've enjoyed periodically looking at old threads from before I joined to learn more about things from the early days of my fandom (for example, Kim Squire's abrupt departure in 2004 from the Rock).
  4. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    If, and I hope it does, the forum continues, I will keep actively checking. It is my only link to 27 or whatever years of great fun and experiences at Wings games. That noted, down the road, if the Wings do not come back, who knows? Lil Swami is a Junior at UCONN, so if the Wings aren't 19, I lose my best reason to make the long drive to CT. Screw it (that's for you Winger86), I probably will lurk here til the bitter end. I could see making a token appearance at a game somewhere just to keep the ball rolling. Hard to break this addiction.
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  5. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    A side note, the Flyers MB I also haunt is still very active, but also may have fewer regular posters. Some long timers have stepped away and there not as many noobs.
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  6. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    Yes and no. We should go to such places and put in our token comments but also promote this board as much as possible. Sadly, IL itself does a shitty job integrating this board with the rest of IL.
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  7. New Fan

    New Fan Member

    This board is dead. Little or no responses, comments or opinions on most of the sites.
  8. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    We have dwindled in population and that's what happens when franchises move deserting fans. Also, older fans age out of commenting as they get further on in their lives. The younger fans don't even know about this bulletin board which gets no-as-in-zero promotional effort from IL.
  9. dougm

    dougm Well-Known Member

    i think that the newer generation of social media users, the millenials, are driven more over finding the best latte than anything to do with sports. the gennerational shift will be a daunting challenge - just ask espn.
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  10. Wingsfan23

    Wingsfan23 Member

    This is still the best place to come for info and have knowledgeable discussion
    I'm a member of the Bandits Mafia FB page with boasts over 1,000 members, saddle up with your popcorn and soda if they lose. Every excuse from the refs to coaching and so forth.
  11. k-hawksfan33

    k-hawksfan33 Active Member

    I'll take 5 well thought out posts over 100 "the refarees screw over hawks tonite. need more native americans otherwise we keep lozing. u suck nighthawks".

    This place is still the best we got.
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  12. Winger86

    Winger86 Member

    Hawks lost 7-6!!! Booooooo!!!! Trade Vinc! He's terrible!
  13. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    This. Even if the Rock forum is practically just me, RockStar, Smurf666, 9Squire3, and RockLax1 and a handful of others who drop in on the rare occasion, I'll take that over scrolling through the Rock's Facebook page where I have to read a horde of comments like "Nick Rose relies on his obesity to make saves" and other hot takes from people who I feel either compare the Rock way too much to the dynasty era teams or people who quite frankly go to games more to socialize than to watch the action on the floor.
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  14. smurf666

    smurf666 Guest

    there's a few folks on the Toronto Rock Roadies fb group that know their arse from their elbow and give valuable comments.

    I turned off notifications from the Rock since their posts are just the same stuff as their email blasts. The only unique/useful stuff was some training tips from Holmes and Hickey (Holmes being the strength and conditioning guy that runs the training centre at the TRAC)
  15. AmericanRockFan

    AmericanRockFan Well-Known Member

    This too. When I creep and see comments from the Roadies I know personally, I take more stock in their comments (sometimes, depending on how hot the take is). Others.... I can't believe how little they actually seem to know considering they've seen far more years worth of Rock games in their lifetime than I have :confused:
  16. Vin

    Vin Well-Known Member

    I posted this in the Georgia Forum, but it really belongs here:

    IL gives us no real love, nor does the league or any franchise. And, at this point, why should they? Sure, some league folks might come here simply because we've been around the block and can give some measured advice, but our green (or whatever color of money there is in Canada) is not different than the fans who are all going to social media so those organizations find a better investment in making the effort in social media.

    Let's face it:
    15 years ago, if you wanted to look for a community of NLL / specific teams fans, you'd use Google and find a few sites and eventually come here. That's how I found it (and it was not through Google directly).
    Now, if you wanted to do the same task, you wouldn't even bother Googling and immediately do your search in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and whatever other hot social media du jour there is.
    Think about that: No one discovers this place because no one is searching the web for something like this.

    The only way we can grow this place again is to do our own word-of-mouth advertising and use our own social media accounts. I know I need to start stepping that up although, instinctively, it's a waste to me because I'd rather comment here among the cognoscenti than type the same thing which will not be read in many people's news feeds and will have the permanence of fly fart.
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  17. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    You raise the real question right off. Frankly, why did IL buy this if they don't promote it? Promoting it on their site is cost free. Highlighting it makes the most sense. It could all be about traffic and the ads in site. They can sell the activity here as advertising potential. But then again, push and press it to build activity.

    Another frankly, as a business not interested in the league, they could go nuclear at any point.
  18. GoodsOnSabres

    GoodsOnSabres Member

    I agree with others on here that have said there haven't been that many new members added. At 22 years old, I've got to be one of the youngest people on here. I do have some reach with lacrosse people with the lacrosse cards Twitter account I run, so I'm going to try and get the word out about this place through that next season.

    I've always loved this place because it's intelligent conversation. I think Facebook is a bit clunky to scroll through when looking for comments and fan posts and also attracts a lot of casual fans who just spew nonsense. I'm a sports junkie, and I talk with my friends about sports all the time. The thing is, none of them follow lacrosse. This place gives me my needed outlet to share my thoughts on the sport.

    I hope the numbers don't dwindle more than they already have. It makes me sad to log in after half a day and see no new posts.
  19. swami24

    swami24 Well-Known Member

    Great response, and hopefully there is a way to get more people of your age group on here. We have always wondered why it hasn't been advertised, whereas twitter and other social media does. Makes no sense. This is an interest tool that needs to be raised up.
  20. Timber Zone

    Timber Zone Banned

    I like this ....

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