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Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: DOK. (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 11:14

Should we leave sportnetwork

Poll results

ResponseVotesBreakdownPercentage
Yes 73
 
74.49 %
No 11
 
11.22 %
Don't Care 14
 
14.29 %

98 Votes

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We've had a good run with sportnetwork. However the support provided used to be two people interested in the site, then two people, now I have to resort to using the abuse email to even get a response.

People have complained in the past this is cranky, old, not mobile friendly and so on.

Is there somewhere (free) we could usefully go that would be better or should we stick with what we know?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 14/12/2018 09:48 by DOK..

Re: Poll: Should we stick with sportnetwork?
Posted by: Bedfordshire Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 12:12

I definitely want to continue with a forum, are there any alternatives out there? In the meantime I have voted Yes.

Re: Poll: Should we stick with sportnetwork?
Posted by: InsertQuinsPunHere (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 12:23

What sort of traffic do you get? And what sort of features do you want?

Re: Poll: Should we stick with sportnetwork?
Posted by: WellingQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 12:50

I voted yes. I don't mind using sportnetwork but i think there must be better options out there.
I check this numerous times a day and we are a pretty active group so not sure why it ever stops.

Re: Poll: Should we stick with sportnetwork?
Posted by: InsertQuinsPunHere (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 13:04

I assume that the advertising revenue keeping the whole site afloat depends on articles rather than forum posts.

The only real draw I can see for staying is the ability to use the same login to interact with other teams fans. Going out on our own, like glaws with shed web, would put up a bit of a barrier to that behaviour.

Beyond that, there are plenty of decent forum options that are far more modern than this.

Re: Poll: Should we stick with sportnetwork?
Posted by: ssdudley (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 16:11

Though I don't post very often, I am a regular reader and definitely want a forum to continue. Couple of questions: 1) Is there a means by which you DOK can interact with your counterparts in other clubs to feedback to Sportsnetwork (would they listen?). 2) Would the alternatives result in more effort from you (again DOK), could you cater for that? In the meantime I have to.vote yes, until I understand the alternative s. Thanks DOK for what you do.

Re: Poll: Should we stick with sportnetwork?
Posted by: ssdudley (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 16:18

LOL, sorry DOK, post title says "Should we stick with sportnetwork", question says "Should we leave sportnetwork" so cancelled my vote!

Re: Poll: Should we stick with sportnetwork?
Posted by: DOK. (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 16:19

well that was all my stupidity, for which I apologise! smiling smiley
Fixed that now!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2018 17:13 by DOK.

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: The Dead Baron (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 20:45

If it means losing all these ruddy adverts that slow everything down and mess up my screen then I'm all for it! I get that the interraction with other fans is nicem but I have been on plenty of fan sites for other sports that don't have this and to be honest they aren't much poorer for it.

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
Date: 02 June, 2018 21:10

It would be great to have some decent functionality - a search, last unseen post etc - pretty fundamental really. Not sure what the free offerings are though...must be a few techy chaps around?

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: DOK. (IP Logged)
Date: 03 June, 2018 08:26

It'd be easy enough to provide a sticky post with links to all 12 premiership message boards. I'll maybe start some research into what boards are around. I'm not saying we will move but I'm just trying to get a feel for the membership, as it were. If we move QUINSSA will lose the money they get, but I don't even know how much that is. I think it just buys them the odd beers.

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: Scaramouche (IP Logged)
Date: 03 June, 2018 11:51

I use AdBlocker for which I made an optional small payment and I now have zero adverts or pop ups. Much better.



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: InsertQuinsPunHere (IP Logged)
Date: 03 June, 2018 16:37

Thought I'd sent you a PM, DOK, can't see it in my sent items. Let me know if you didn't get it.

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: DOK. (IP Logged)
Date: 03 June, 2018 17:55

Yes - adblocker can make life bearable. I mean I don't mind the odd advertisement but SN seems to take it to extremes.

IQPH - got the PM thanks. Cogitating on it....

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: InsertQuinsPunHere (IP Logged)
Date: 03 June, 2018 19:06

No worries. No rush, and won't be offended if the answers a resounding no :-)

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: QuickerQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2018 05:36

Quote:
DOK
Yes - adblocker can make life bearable. I mean I don't mind the odd advertisement but SN seems to take it to extremes.
IQPH - got the PM thanks. Cogitating on it....

Did you get mine DOK?

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: DOK. (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2018 07:11

Yes responded QQ!

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: ChiddQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2018 09:31

Like others I very much want to see a forum exist but I am pretty fed up with sportnetwork. It is very clunky and I can't see it's changed a lot over the last decade and a half. I have voted to leave.

Thanks DOK for all that you do.

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: Boonie (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2018 16:23

I don't mind too much which site we use, but I am sure that there must be better supported and more user-friendly sites than this one. Either way, definitely want to maintain a forum if possible! smiling smiley



"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to bleat about it all over the internet"

Re: Poll: Should we leave sportnetwork?
Posted by: Rocker (IP Logged)
Date: 04 June, 2018 20:20

Definitely want to keep a forum. Not impressed with SN unfortunately. DOK your are a star however.

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