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  • The first step in making some major necessary changes to the Voyageurs, is moving the forum.

    The major reasons being:

    • Separation of the forum from The Voyageurs as a group to limit possible damage from content. 
    • The ability to more heavily moderate the forum without the sense that people are being suspended or banned from The Voyageurs as a group
    • Decrease the view of the Voyageurs as simply a forum, that many people are not comfortable to join.  They need to join a group.
    • The divisive nature of inter city bullshit
    • The divisive nature of club soccer 
    • Attract those that are soccer fans in this country but do not want to be part of a national team organization and are hesitant to participate in the forum.  
    • Increase in traffic as a general Canadian forum/hub for club and national team soccer can drive more people to The Voyageurs.
    • Drive more traffic to Canadian podcasts and blogs with the forum being integrated into CSN as a general Canadian soccer hub.
    • Impending draconian copyright laws
       

    Please test things out on the new site, and email me at socceronly@gmail.com   If you run into any problems. 

     

    Check out the forum's new home on CSN, which will be built into a general hub for all Canadian soccer.

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3 minutes ago, socceronly said:

The original idea of CSN was to move the forum there and do what we are doing now and that was years ago.

The problem was as soon as there was a forum connected to the writers, they lost their press passes back then.  Total bullshit, but it was the case. Doesn't seem to be an issue anymore.

Otherwise I have talked about this issue on and off for several years. It isn't new. 

 

i'm not saying the plan to move was new, i'm just talking about the first listed reason.

i do agree losing a press pass because there's a forum on a site is dumb as there's not too much difference between forums and comment sections.

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1 minute ago, matty said:

i'm not saying the plan to move was new, i'm just talking about the first listed reason.

It isn't new either, and long before  PC reactionary stuff rolled along.

People have been saying down right psycho libelous shit for a long time.   We have been threatened to be sued at least four times over the last ten years, and there are many in the soccer community for which we are permanently buggered with for things said on the forum.

This has been in the works for a long time.

 

 

 

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Just now, socceronly said:

It isn't new either, and long before  PC reactionary stuff rolled along.

People have been saying down right psycho libelous shit for a long time.   We have been threatened to be sued at least four times over the last ten years, and there are many in the soccer community for which we are permanently buggered with for things said on the forum.

This has been in the works for a long time.

i'm not saying it's new either, just saying that there were a lot of members who shrugged it off as nothing as of late and do wish it was made clear, in a more viewed forum in more recent times, that this shit wasn't great for the group. some stuff was trickling into other zones (iirc someone asked about the vs in a bunz group a while back and the comments were largely negative)

re: lawsuits. not shocked.

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3 hours ago, socceronly said:

It isn't new either, and long before  PC reactionary stuff rolled along.

People have been saying down right psycho libelous shit for a long time.   We have been threatened to be sued at least four times over the last ten years, and there are many in the soccer community for which we are permanently buggered with for things said on the forum.

This has been in the works for a long time.

Just to throw my two cents in, I thought it was BS that the anti PC thread in the Off Topic forum was deleted.  Maybe I'm wrong but I don't remember too much of anything libelous there (that came out of the keyboard of people here), just differences in political opinion.  There is a very large political movement to the right happening and not the evil alt-right that some would proclaim but getting back to old time Conservatism, but that is neither here nor there.

The stuff that I thought was libelous, in my hundred years here, were some of the anti CSA wingnuts (my so called Legion of Doom).  Some of those people (and some are still here) called Kevan Pipe everything but a child of God.  Now, I'm no defender of the CSA but I did comment rather vociferously against some of those comments especially when people in those positions can't defend themselves publicly nor should they to a bunch of internet yahoos who haven't a clue about the constraints they are under and what goes on behind the scenes.  JMO

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4 minutes ago, Joe MacCarthy said:

Just to throw my two cents in, I thought it was BS that the anti PC thread in the Off Topic forum was deleted.  Maybe I'm wrong but I don't remember too much of anything libelous there (that came out of the keyboard of people here), just differences in political opinion.  There is a very large political movement to the right happening and not the evil alt-right that some would proclaim but getting back to old time Conservatism, but that is neither here nor there.

The stuff that I thought was libelous, in my hundred years here, were some of the anti CSA wingnuts (my so called Legion of Doom).  Some of those people (and some are still here) called Kevan Pipe everything but a child of God.  Now, I'm no defender of the CSA but I did comment rather vociferously against some of those comments especially when people in those positions can't defend themselves publicly nor should they to a bunch of internet yahoos who haven't a clue about the constraints they are under and what goes on behind the scenes.  JMO

The legal stuff was all attacks on people, really only three, nothing from the OT Forum. One of them doesn't count, but at the time it was hard to know that.

The relentless negativity was a problem.  We get new people in or we die, that simple.   

 

 

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12 hours ago, socceronly said:

People have posted in the MLS forum on CSN...What are you not seeing? ????

I see it now at CSN - plus 2 or 3 other things that I couldn't see a few hours ago.

And I see an easy to find link to the forums now from the CSN home page!

Not sure why I wasn't seeing earlier - I'm only on mobile (Android) currently ... still out in Vancouver for a few more days!

Good work moving it all and keeping it intact!

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2 hours ago, canta15 said:

Will tickets for future games in the voyageurs section be posted on just this website or can we expect related threads on the new forum website as well?

Our goal is to increase traffic via CSN, and point people here.

V's will have the crap the promoted out of it there. 

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On 4/16/2019 at 6:05 PM, socceronly said:

Odd, but there is no option.

I'm going to be create a whole bunch of theme options so people can pick Halifax, Whitecaps, Canada ect.....    I'll dig it out, it must be there somewhere. 

It could be just the favicon.ico file you place in the root web directory and any web browser will use this file as the icon.

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15 minutes ago, Ruffian said:

It could be just the favicon.ico file you place in the root web directory and any web browser will use this file as the icon.

Cloud based software as a service.... no access to such things.

I did switch the theme back, I think it should have that option now. I just forgot to check.

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