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  1. Blazer Fanatic
    Blazer Fanatic
    Posts: 758

    Posted 11/15/2013 2:53 AM

    "The Portland Trail Blazers have reached agreement with "Rip City Two," a SportsTwo.com message board that will become the team's "official message board" this season. The agreement is one year in length and includes an option for a second season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    The organization's marketing department sought such a partnership after reaching the conclusion that their "IamATrailBlazerFan" message board, which was moderated in-house, was too burdensome and that a partnership with a preexisting message board would better achieve their goals of fostering discussion and reaching fans online." - Ben Golliver/Blazers Edge

    http://www.blazersedge.com/2013/11/15/5107078/blazers-reach-deal-to-make-rip-city-two-the-teams-official

  1. Blazer Fanatic
    Blazer Fanatic
    Posts: 758

    Posted 11/15/2013 3:17 AM

    1)  "A message board is only ever as good as the people who put content on it and moderate it," Hankins told Blazersedge." - Dewayne Hankins/Blazer Marketing VP

    2) "Without curation and moderation and good content, the boards become stale or hostile or somewhere in between" - Hankins

    3)  "A primary goal of the partnership is ad placement."

     

    4) "We do not have to filter what we or any poster says about the Blazers." Denny Crane/new site moderator

     

    1) Shocking.  Only been asking for this for... ever.

    2) Welcome to reality

    3) You mean you have to have money to provide a decent product?  You don't say.

    4)  Sweet, swear to your hearts content, but derogatory ad hominem attacks will be dealt with by a moderator

     

    See y'all on the other side. - Blazer Fanatic

  1. Blazer Fanatic
    Blazer Fanatic
    Posts: 758

    Posted 11/15/2013 3:17 AM

    And... sticky. ; )
  1. cmeese47
    cmeese47
    Posts: 2735

    Posted 11/15/2013 11:58 PM

    Virtually zero posts from paid moderators or staff certainly did not help promote content on this site. 

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. commontongue
    commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 11/17/2013 8:26 AM

    Whiners are going to whine,winners are going to win.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 11/20/2013 2:54 AM

    We had better constructed discussion boards on our Commodore computer systems in 1987.
    That's all that need be said
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 11/21/2013 5:35 PM


    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. BDawg
    BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 11/28/2013 6:26 AM

    This is how I find out?  Five years here, the later 3 1/2 as a Mod, and not even a message or an email from anyone in the organization to whom I have been serving, without pay, faithfully... policing content once an hour every hour (because my 9-5 affords me that luxury) every day?  Expected more from what I had mistakenly perceived to be a first class organization.  


    On the off chance that someone is actually still visiting these boards, allow me this opportunity to say, "Thank you".  Has been a distinct pleasure getting to know so many good people thru Blazer basketball, my extended family growing every year...these boards the vehicle fostering such rewarding relationships.


    Though the bitter taste of disrespect still lingers in my mouth, I wish to say "Thank you" to Dustin as well, for having the trust in me to grant me the position, and for treating me as an equal during.  Thank you Dustin.


    To my Trailblazer Personal Account Representative...you need not pick up the phone again with the intent to dial my number.  You're wasting your valuable time.  I was not raised to treat anyone, in any type relationship whether it be of a personal or business nature, the way those that sign your check have done me, and I have neither respect nor the time for it.


    See y'all on the flip side!

    Go Blazers!

    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. BDawg
    BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 11/28/2013 6:30 AM

    @Blazer Fanatic...thank YOU for posting the information and thank you for keeping me busy;-)

    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. riverman
    riverman
    Posts: 1431

    Posted 11/28/2013 11:22 AM

    @BDawg...thanks for all the devotion to this site you've given. I've appreciated it over the years and it's too bad the paid staff at TB.com didn't make a connection here that would tie the fanbase to the team. I would have named the site, iamadoubterofallaspectsofthetrailblazers.com after awhile, it just became redundant. I've enjoyed your posts and many folks who have regularly contributed. Go Blazers
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. BlazerManiac
    BlazerManiac
    Posts: 777

    Posted 11/29/2013 6:48 PM

     

    BDAWG,

     

      Thank you for your tremendous service to this board.  After reading some of the new board, it appears there is much better quality of posts on this board.  Imatrailblazerfan.com is the Official Fan Forum of the Blazers.

     

    Thanks BDAWG for your tremendous efforts and they are appreciated.

     

    BlazerManiac

    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 12/03/2013 9:57 PM

    I don't like the Rip City 2 forum. There are some posters that use horribly foul language.



    No thanks, I will pass. Game talk should always be within reason, and not used for spazmastic potty mouth episodes.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
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