View Poll Results: How do you feel about the overal content of Esksfans?

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  • It's good, but some things make me wince.

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  • It's ok but taste levels have been declining

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  • It's poor and needs re-evaluating for the good of the site

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  • I've been very concerned and question my continued contribution

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    Poll Site content Poll

    Over the past several months, the Mod group has had some ongoing discussions as to the content, language, and general feel of the site. Perhaps it would help us to get a feel for how Esksfans members feel about the site in general. Constructive feedback is more than welcome.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    I think this poll/thread is a good idea.

    I love this site. I love the way we interact with each other. There are so many things good about this site compared to other sites. We are a unique site. This feels like school all over again when because a couple people didn't like what was going on everyone had to suffer.

    This is the internet. You know what you are getting into when you come on. I admit sometimes the innuendos get out of hand at times but we are only human. If you don't like some of the content, don't read it. Why do you have your kid on your lap while you read this stuff anyways? If your significant other gets that bent out of shape because of some drunken sailor talk on an internet chat board then maybe there's more to the problem then you think.

    If you cut out the religious, political and sexual talk from this site there would be nothing fun about coming on here besides the odd Eskies/Oilers stuff. That is why there is the forum General Discussions. If I am forced to regulate the way I act on this board you will definately be seeing less of me.

    And IMO I doubt that if us "**** disturbors" left that others would come crawling back to the site. If indeed that is the reason they left in the first place.
    Last edited by esks4life; 02-23-2007 at 10:01 AM.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    It's ok but taste levels have been declining

    its the offseason. threads are boring.. the tasteless stuff doesn't happen 1/3 as much during the season.



    I love this place and its uniquness... the humor is what sets this place apart. We could rule this place with an iron fist - but then it becomes like every other fourmsite. I like the fact we are a loose site.. but i'll admitt people have to moderate themselves a bit better (myself included- which is why i've toned down the sheep jokes , still do em, but not even as close to as much.


    IMO its the humor that sets us apart. I've been to 13thman - its boring, i've been to cflzone its boring, gsg boring.. this place is fun. I think this place would be a gravesite if the likes of myself, E4L, Del, pizmo, moneyguy, Uncle Bobby et all wheren't allowed ot be ourselves...



    and if people trully had a problem with some posts there is always the report a post option - which is rarely used.
    Last edited by Esks4ever; 02-23-2007 at 10:11 AM.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    I placed all questions as in general, not at any specific time of the year.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    Let me first say that IMO this place is by far the best site going.

    We have an amazing cross section of members who are all welcome to add their contributions. I'd also reitterate a lot of what E4L said earlier, but with the exception that sometimes it does go over the line of good taste.

    As moderators here I know that perhaps part of that is due in part to not wanting to stifle the enjoyment of everyone, that said I don't think anyone wants to see the serious conversation here take a back seat to toilet humour.

    I love the fact that this place is great to just come and read the clever and witty humour dished out on a regular basis. That is a testament to the intelligence of our many contributors. However I would be upset if some of that discussion turned off others from contributing more.

    IMO the best bet is to continue on as we always have; with light hearted fun banter, but the awareness that there is appropriate times and places to insert such comments. We also need to keep better control of the language and try and keep it clean outside of the after hours forum. There shouldn't be a need for posts filled with ******** and **** or capitalized letters screaming out profanity with certain letters replaced with symbols to bypass the language filter.

    So to summarize, a little change wouldn't hurt. We could use to clean ourselves up a bit. I mean we don't want to lose the potential of someone posting here because they think this site isn't a place for legitimate conversation. We're the best, lets keep it that way.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    When did you become a member of the NDP??
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    Re: Site content Poll

    I have always tried to remain a Naturally Dedicated Poster.

    (do you know how hard it was to try and think up something actually good out of that acronym? )
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    Re: Site content Poll

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    Re: Site content Poll

    Just curious why you can't see who voted what in the poll. You guys being mods and all have the ability to edit.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    It wasn't important to know and it may have prevented people from voting.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by esks4life
    Just curious why you can't see who voted what in the poll. You guys being mods and all have the ability to edit.
    If it makes you feel any better I voted "Most excellent, I have no issues." There are some things that make me wince, but I have no problem with having to skip over someone's post when I see it isn't relevant. I like this site because of the occasional off the wall remarks, as well as the wide variety of topics discussed.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Bastinado
    If it makes you feel any better I voted "Most excellent, I have no issues." There are some things that make me wince, but I have no problem with having to skip over someone's post when I see it isn't relevant. I like this site because of the occasional off the wall remarks, as well as the wide variety of topics discussed.
    It sure does! I will be able to sleep good tonight.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    The after hours section and the daily funnies are the best part of this site. IF you take that away, I would just stay of the esks official board, because all it would be is football talk and I can get that there. People need to clean up their language outside of the after hours section. but this can be dealt with by suspensions and/or all out bannings. Keep the site as is, just bring back the actual home page.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    Occasionaly some comments make me wince but I take that as a reflection of the poster and not the board. I primarily attend to hear discussion related to the EE (hence the name / B O N E ) and the CFL but enjoy the sidetracks and fully understand the "off-season lull". Please continue your campaign to allow us to educate and amuse ourselves. Thank you.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    If you guys think this place is bad, I can give you some links to some forums that are much worse. They're also pretty popular, because it's good to be at a place where you can express yourself, and yet where the line is drawn so I don't have to wade through a ton of useless posts.

    This place is a good source for news. All kinds of news. I don't want this forum to be restricted just so that we can only talk about the esks. There'd have to be something pretty bad to happen for me to leave, or a big change to the way things are...

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    Re: Site content Poll

    I enjoy the fact that we don't see random, baseless rumors flying around all over the place, noone is predicting the end of the world in every 2nd thread, and most of the regular posters usually have something reasonably intelligent to say.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    what everybody else has said so far <^>,i would probably cancel my internet if not for this site

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    Re: Site content Poll

    I love this site. And I really enjoy most of the people who post here.

    However, I do have concerns about the content sometimes found here. I don't mind a little off-colour humour and I've been known to use some questionable language at times myself. However, if those sorts of things are getting to the point that people are uncomfortable about this site, it's time to re-evaluate IMO. There's alot of really astute football minds out there that may be avoiding this site. Obviously we know that the Esks organization is aware of this site, as is the media. I don't think we need to specifically cater to these people, but we should make it an inviting place to be.

    As for avoiding threads/posts that may be offensive, it's sometimes alot easier said than done. The after-hours thread is a great idea. But we all know that a thread about hockey or football (for instance) can contain a post about anal sex or sheep jokes or whatever. IMO we don't necessarily need that in those threads. We have a place for that.

    I guess what I'm getting at is that I'd like for people (myself included) to be a little more conscious of what (but most importantly WHERE) they are posting.

    But overall, this is a great site.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    I like that a little more is let go here as per content... but sometimes a few posters in particular are gratuitously vulger.

    Swearing is one thing, but swearing just for the sake of swearing get old fast.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Inquiring Mind
    I like that a little more is let go here as per content... but sometimes a few posters in particular are gratuitously vulger.

    Swearing is one thing, but swearing just for the sake of swearing get old fast.


    LOL... ** cough, cough -- Your Peyton Manning Rant -- cough, cough **





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    Last edited by Muley69; 02-25-2007 at 09:10 AM.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Muley69
    LOL... ** cough, cough -- Your Peyton Manning Rant -- cough, cough **

    Mine?

    Could you refresh my memory?
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    Re: Site content Poll

    I like the site, but I don't like the language and the references to porn, animal sex, sex with sisters, etc. If I was king, it'd be different. I sometimes wish I had banning powers. I know I'm not alone because of the voting results so far. And from comments from people I know from this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muley69
    LOL... ** cough, cough -- Your Peyton Manning Rant -- cough, cough **

    My profanity was completely justified....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoneyGuy
    I like the site, but I don't like the language and the references to porn, animal sex, sex with sisters, etc. If I was king, it'd be different. I sometimes wish I had banning powers. I know I'm not alone because of the voting results so far. And from comments from people I know from this site.
    Then why do some of your posts contain this? You are just as guilty as the rest of us.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by esks4life
    Then why do some of your posts contain this? You are just as guilty as the rest of us.
    The king only has to talk the talk...
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    Re: Site content Poll

    I voted "most excellent with a small lean towards wince". The wince was not towards the "humour" but towards what is close to personal attacks. What attracted me to this site was the football knowledge, which is why I was a 'reader' initially. Humour interlaced with these posts is what keeps me here. (Thank you, Uncle Bobby). I find the humour helps me understand the people here a little more and makes them more real. This is what makes this site unique, a lack of pomposity that you will find in other forums. Change that and we're just another forum.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    It would help (perhaps) if the Mod Staff could explain what kind of behavior / posting they want to avoid.

    For e.g. most of hte "sheep jokes" I find funny. But some of the personal attacks I do not.

    If you want to get rid of BOTH or just the latter, it would help if we know.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Muley69
    It would help (perhaps) if the Mod Staff could explain what kind of behavior / posting they want to avoid.

    For e.g. most of hte "sheep jokes" I find funny. But some of the personal attacks I do not.

    If you want to get rid of BOTH or just the latter, it would help if we know.
    Well, I can only speak for myself. I think some of the mod staff are somewhat divided on this issue.

    For me, I'd like any posts containing **** or words that bypass the censor to be nuked if not in the After Hours forum. I'd also like the avatars toned down and if I'm being honest, the sheep jokes have most certainly run their course.

    But that's only my opinion.

    The purpose of this poll is to try and determine what the majority of the forums think of all these issues.
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    Re: Site content Poll

    I think the sheep jokes haven't run their course yet, and I love the joking personal attacks..the kind where it goes back and forth and nobody really takes any offense to it. On the odd occasion a real fight breaks out and people actually try to insult someone, and I think that is the only kind of personal attack that should not be allowed here, because I love to joke here...

    ...most times, a thread will run it's course and then the jokes come out. I don't think it's at the point where the jokes are out of hand where we can't carry a discussion. My suggestion to the mods would be to just leave the fun stuff alone, but continue to get rid of the spammers and hate messages. So, basically, keep up the good work.

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    Re: Site content Poll

    The problem is those types of threads creates work for us who have to go through and read it.
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