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#1 SDS

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:30 PM

http://www.outsideth...-view.asp?fid=4

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:01 AM

I have this for that link:
http://www.outsideth...tegory-view.asp

See also:
http://webleedblue.net/index.php

http://nyrnation.com/forum/index.php

http://www.newyorkra...orums/index.php

http://iamaranger.ra...oard.kickAction

http://rangerland.net/forum/

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:30 PM

I have this for that link:
http://www.outsideth...tegory-view.asp

See also:
http://webleedblue.net/index.php

http://nyrnation.com/forum/index.php

http://www.newyorkra...orums/index.php

http://iamaranger.ra...oard.kickAction

http://rangerland.net/forum/


Well, I sampled all of 'em tonight, just for the sake of writing a review and doing something that seems productive, while not really BEING productive.

I was impressed by OutsideTheGarden. Smart posts on a well-organized site, not a lot of anger or idiocy, and few enough posts that one can make it through a gameday thread.

We Bleed Blue was also good content-wise, but the site is too "busy" (with wallpaper, flashing graphics, etc.), and the gameday thread was over 50 "pages" (a "page" is only ten posts on that site) long. Frustrating to get through, but the users seem ok, and they definitely seem like they know their hockey.

The Rangerland board seems like the product of an unholy three-way union among a Flyers board, NavyBillsFan, and Barry Beck. It's cheesy, negative, and Rangers-related.

NYRNation had little activity: just six posts in the game day thread. Other GDTs were only a couple of pages long; it doesn't seem like there's a large community at that site, yet. The posts don't seem like they're written by folks who are hockey experts, but they also don't seem like they're written by jerks. Sometimes the latter is more important than the former. It's a nice little site.

iamaranger.rangers.nhl.com failed to open (yes, I double-checked), and I wouldn't go there anyway, for the same reason that I wouldn't go to a message board at sabres.nhl.com: I don't like the idea of the team controlling what I can and can't read from other fans.

NewYorkRangersCafe, like NYRNation, suffers from a small community. Actually, the Cafe seems to be much smaller than the Nation, which, I guess, one would expect from the names of the sites. Not much goin' on at the Cafe; they should move from decaf to regular, maybe.



So, all said, I'd rank OutsideTheGarden as my first choice. They seem like the type of folks that we have on this board. If I were into trolling, it definitely would be Rangerland, and if I were into websites that remind me of geocities stuff from 1998, it would be all about the WeBleedBlue. The WeBleedBlue site does have some good posts, but damn, it's a cumbersome site to get through.

NYRNation and the Cafe just aren't ready for prime time yet.

And iamaranger doesn't open. Even if it did, it's a team-sponsored site (look at the URL) that probably isn't a good forum for open talk about hockey.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:55 PM

So, all said, I'd rank OutsideTheGarden as my first choice. They seem like the type of folks that we have on this board....

I agree. It's just a shame the board software they use is pretty awful, as far as navigation/new posts go. It's hard to keep up with a thread when you can only read the whole thing or skip to the final post.

And iamaranger doesn't open. Even if it did, it's a team-sponsored site (look at the URL) that probably isn't a good forum for open talk about hockey.

Don't waste your time. It's the worst run, and most godawful software I've ever seen used on a message board - and that's AFTER they did their first "upgrade" of the century century last fall.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:46 AM

I agree. It's just a shame the board software they use is pretty awful, as far as navigation/new posts go. It's hard to keep up with a thread when you can only read the whole thing or skip to the final post.
Don't waste your time. It's the worst run, and most godawful software I've ever seen used on a message board - and that's AFTER they did their first "upgrade" of the century century last fall.

hi everyone. I'm the admin of webleedblue.net, just stopped in to say thanks for the kind words, and to point out a couple of forum features which may not be obvious. The number of threads per page is adjustable, in the user control panel, to a maximum of 40, and there are quite a number of forum styles to choose from in the style changer drop-down located at lower left in the footer. At least one of them is considerably less busy, than the default. Thanks all, and thanks to our member rbochan for posting the link -Dun