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Post by Guest Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:01 am

ronalessi wrote:So the company goal.com is moving in a different direction. In what direction exactly?

goal.com needs a safe paid of hands to steady the ship and manage the direction.

reminds you of a certain:

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Post by MacPhisto/MirrorBallMan Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:01 am

ronalessi wrote:So the company goal.com is moving in a different direction. In what direction exactly?

downwards obviously
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Post by ronalessi Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:08 am

Well, to be honest, they never really marketed the forum properly. I found it by accident. Almost as if they didn't care much about it in the first place.

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Post by Albiceleste Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:12 am

ronalessi wrote:Well, to be honest, they never really marketed the forum properly. I found it by accident. Almost as if they didn't care much about it in the first place.

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Yep I got that same vibe, it was like a small link in the top corner of their website. Goal.com in general is just a poorly set up site as for users participation goes, like the comments section on their articles, you can never tell if your comment was posted or not. Razz

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Post by cyberman Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:14 am

they promoted it during the good old days, i was even interviewed for the main site
maybe we had more lurkers and more hits back then, i dont know

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Post by Lex Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:16 am

Lionel Messi wrote:the comments section on their articles, you can never tell if your comment was posted or not. Razz
You either entered your message once and hoped for the best with your comment never showing up anyway, or you copy n pasted your comment a dozen times, all of which ended up appearing on the comments section, thus making you look like a jackass

How difficult can it really be to maintain the comments bit to a decent standard?
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Post by FennecFox7 Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:27 am

Because of this

thx for post
very helpful

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Post by MacPhisto/MirrorBallMan Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:28 am

ronalessi wrote:
Yep I got that same vibe

Speaking of vibe, who knows how we can get vibetribe back!
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Post by DeviAngel Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:29 am

MacPhisto/MirrorBallMan wrote:
ronalessi wrote:
Yep I got that same vibe

Speaking of vibe, who knows how we can get vibetribe back!

I wrote him minutes ago Wink
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Post by Emaharg Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:53 am

Make so guests can't post?
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Post by Sushi Master Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:56 am

Emaharg wrote:Make so guests can't post?
I support this idea. Limits trolls and lurkers. Makes it more exclusive while at the same time more personal.
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Post by cyberman Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:58 am

but guests cant post can they?

thats an account thats deleted but their remaining posts are still visible, or am i wrong?

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Post by The Madrid One Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:03 am

no they cant post, crimson turned into guest but he never posted..

the post count is what they had until they became guests, doesnt work the other way around, if you get me..
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Post by Red Alert Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:21 am

cyberman wrote:sucks to be you cause its me now

no need to send you that pm RG

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Post by cyberman Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:23 am

thx.............

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Post by Kiwigunner Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:14 am

So basically, they were going to close the forums, because they were implementing a better comment system on the main page.

Honestly, don't get why they kept the forums for so long, if they were going to close them in the end. The group that we had were largely random football fans who happened to join the forum. I hardly ever actually go on goal.com

I'm actually kind of glad they didn't advertise the forum though, that would bring in too many people. I like this number we have, it's comfortable, I know of all the regular posters, and i don't have to fish through 500 posts every morning to get up to speed.
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Post by Milantildeath Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:16 am

The first forum ever had about 45-50 devoted posters, the second one had too many for me to keep a hold of. Hopefully this one doesn't get too crazy
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Post by Art Morte Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:25 am

Kiwigunner wrote:
I'm actually kind of glad they didn't advertise the forum though, that would bring in too many people. I like this number we have, it's comfortable, I know of all the regular posters, and i don't have to fish through 500 posts every morning to get up to speed.

I second this, I don't enjoy forums that are over-crowded either.
You wake up in the morning and check the forum and there are like 100+ posts in ten hottest threads... not my cup of jack daniels.
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Post by halamadrid2 Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:41 pm

i know why they closed it........

obviously we had more lurkers reading the FORUM including the writers than goal.com will eva think of

and remember how everytime they posted something stupid, we made a fool out of them by calling them senile and clueless, so as time went by less and less people visited the websites and instead hung out on the forum

their budget dropped, so they finally dropped the bomb....no more forum because we are losing readers,

they basically tried to make us suffer

but no worries goal.com cuz your are obviously lurking on this site to copy into your own stories as evidence by the ever so increasing coicidences that all of a sudden somethign we have been discussing is reported on their main wesbsite....the lurkers will immigrate into this place with us so your readers will still drop

now one message to goal.com




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Post by Albiceleste Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:43 pm

My conjecture is that they wanted to integrate the forum/user community with their articles and their main website more seeing as how separated Goal.com was from the forums.

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Post by Kiwigunner Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:03 pm

halamadrid2 wrote:i know why they closed it........

obviously we had more lurkers reading the FORUM including the writers than goal.com will eva think of

and remember how everytime they posted something stupid, we made a fool out of them by calling them senile and clueless, so as time went by less and less people visited the websites and instead hung out on the forum

their budget dropped, so they finally dropped the bomb....no more forum because we are losing readers,

they basically tried to make us suffer

but no worries goal.com cuz your are obviously lurking on this site to copy into your own stories as evidence by the ever so increasing coicidences that all of a sudden somethign we have been discussing is reported on their main wesbsite....the lurkers will immigrate into this place with us so your readers will still drop

now one message to goal.com




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I'm not sure if its true but it is an interesting thought.

And an amazing picture haha
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Post by Kiwigunner Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:04 pm

Lionel Messi wrote:My conjecture is that they wanted to integrate the forum/user community with their articles and their main website more seeing as how separated Goal.com was from the forums.

instead, they lose 300 odd posters. getting rid of our hang out wouldn't force us to go on their main site.
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Post by hrealmadrid Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:09 pm

my guess is that we were bashing the writers too much
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Post by Kiwigunner Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:26 pm

I think we were bashing the writers less than the amount they deserved for lazy and idiotic reports.
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Post by cyberman Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:32 pm

forums are dead, abusing celebrities on twitter is the future

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Post by rsinatra Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:32 am

they actually used to advertise the forum in the past.. every week they would have some quotes, or discussions of the week... it's weird that, just over a year ago they closed one forum, and created another one.. and now closed it again.. the new commenting system will limit discussions to the articles, and perhaps that's what they want.. i for one am glad we still have this!
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