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FinHeavenAJ
05-08-2002, 07:52 PM
Hey BBI posters -

I just want to let anyone and everyone know that the so called "invasion" is in no way helping my message boards (if you really care) I have received numerous emails, PMs, and there are a few posts that say that they are tired of surfing through the countless, mindless posts only to find news, or just regular Dolphin talk.

Whatever purpose the so called "invasion" has, I really don't care. It’s becoming annoying, and makes my job on the site much more difficult than it needs to be. Furthermore, you are discouraging new Dolphin members from staying with the boards. Which really sucks because I am attempting to advertise the site in order to make it larger, perhaps someday as large as this board.

Talk to Rick, get his point of view. He will tell you that it’s discouraging when you try to advertise your site, only to receive an email from a new member that says they will come back at a later time or never.

The FinHeaven & Co Forums are a Dolphins forum... not an AFC East forum, or a NFL forum. Furthermore, it is DEFINITLY not a Buffalo Bills forum. The forums are for Dolphin fans... and the occasional other fan. Look at these boards, sure there are a few Dolphin fans... that post once in a while... but I don't see a ton of Jets, Patriots, or Dolphin fans here... why? Because this is a Bills forum!

So please, this may seems stupid, please leave FinHeaven & Co. You may think its funny to post there, or some of the posters are hilarious (and some are) but when the site starts to lose TRUE DOLPHIN FANS, I must try to make the forums what they once were... a true Dolphins forum. Perhaps when we break the 1,000 member record, you guys can come back over... until then, I must ask you guys to leave the board temporarily.

Thank you... best of luck to this site and your team (seriously, I want the old 90's rival back! )

Sincerely,
Andrew
Webmaster/Founder

dolfan87
05-08-2002, 09:02 PM
I just want to add, that the most important thing to us is our faithfull Dolphin fans, and the e mails we have received lately are obviously being taken to heart.

Please give us some time, and remain here. We try to work harder than any other Phin site in the world, and I hope you will see that.

87

P.S. Gaz, I mean it man...don't go, or I will have to come find you, and drag you back kicking and screaming. ;) :D

Brian H
05-08-2002, 09:12 PM
That was really really nice speech man I love Dulphnins fans.The 90's "rivalry" you mentioned dude is reliving on this board but you complain about Bills fans being on this board for some friendly trash talk.Hey were NFL fans just you like you guys and have no right to tell us Bills fans where to post and where not to post.

ohall
05-08-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by dolfan87
I just want to add, that the most important thing to us is our faithfull Dolphin fans, and the e mails we have received lately are obviously being taken to heart.

Please give us some time, and remain here. We try to work harder than any other Phin site in the world, and I hope you will see that.

87

P.S. Gaz, I mean it man...don't go, or I will have to come find you, and drag you back kicking and screaming. ;) :D

... a GREAT JOB, it's never easy having to make the tough decisions as an Admin. You have my support, this is a Miami Dolphins MBoard as you say and I'm glad you hold that to such a high standard, some MBoards don't.

Oliver...

dolfan87
05-08-2002, 09:28 PM
Ok Brian, your gone

87

dolphan39
05-08-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Brian H
That was really really nice speech man I love Dulphnins fans.The 90's "rivalry" you mentioned dude is reliving on this board but you complain about Bills fans being on this board for some friendly trash talk.Hey were NFL fans just you like you guys and have no right to tell us Bills fans where to post and where not to post. excuse me, but this is not my board or your board, it is truly AJ and '87s board. So they have every right.

They have no right preventing you from posting, but every preventing you from posting here, if need be.

Stick to football, please :rolleyes:

dolphan39
05-08-2002, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by dolfan87
Ok Brian, your gone

87 thank you, I need that :band:

Dajesus
05-09-2002, 02:46 AM
AJ great job! I don't know how many ever went but did you see what happend to the forum on the Jet's official site? It turned in to a joke due to similar circumstances, but no one stood up and booted the morons that were ruining it. They ended up pulling the plug on the whole deal. So kudos to you AJ. It is a shame though because a heated debate with an insightfull fan of a rival makes the off season move quicker, but obviously most can't keep it cival. I for one was enjoying the rivalry with LOG, but i will gladly bid him farewell if it means our site can have order again.

dolfan06
05-09-2002, 03:43 AM
and now finheaven more than any, i will defend it till.................!
sometimes you didn't even need to read a post from these clowns, their screen names said it all! because of those stupid screen names, i think a lot of this could have been avoided if those guys were banned from the very beginning, this is a privately owned dolphin site and the owner can do what he wants!
also i received several emails as to the problem at hand, one member even asked for my email because he was afraid it would be read if he sent a PM, alas, i don't think he'll be back, he was too mad!:(

inFINSible
05-09-2002, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by dolfan06
and now finheaven more than any, i will defend it till.................!
sometimes you didn't even need to read a post from these clowns, their screen names said it all! because of those stupid screen names, i think a lot of this could have been avoided if those guys were banned from the very beginning, this is a privately owned dolphin site and the owner can do what he wants!
also i received several emails as to the problem at hand, one member even asked for my email because he was afraid it would be read if he sent a PM, alas, i don't think he'll be back, he was too mad!:(

I don't agree with you very often 06, but the first sentence is the truth.....I lose all respect for anyone who has/or is considering leaving these boards because of this idiot invasion.......Defend what's yours! Don't turn tail and run...... You are like the fans who sit home during the play -offs? Same mentality......

When the going gets tough, the tough Dolphin fans.................leave?:confused: :rolleyes:

:yell: Butch up!

dolfan87
05-09-2002, 10:08 AM
Sometimes it isn't so much that they are turning tail and leaving, it's that they just don't care to deal with it. I understand some of our fans are very busy, and simply don't care too, or don't have the time too read through a bunch of posts by fans of another team.

They come here for their Miami Dolphin news, and will simply go elsewhere if this site is too cluttered.

There are several fans of other teams who, when added one at a time (Chopps, Slaine, Billsfan ect ect)and bring nothing but the best intentions are a very welcome. The problem becomes when a website such as the BBI, does this in an organized fashion.

They post on their own forums, "hey join me at Fin Heaven, and let's give them some smack" so in they come like a plague of locust.

It's immature, and not something we ask for. We don't head over there in mass and start messing with their boards.

I hope that the people who got tired of the garbage return, and understand that we as adminstrators do what we feel is the best thing at the time. In this case, we should have nipped it in the bud.

Many, many apologies from both A.J. and myself for not taking stronger action sooner. It won't happen again.

87

dolfan06
05-09-2002, 10:59 AM
thanks inFINS!. smack is one thing, but when somebody gets down and dirty, i'll do the same!

dolphan39
05-09-2002, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by dolfan06
thanks inFINS!. smack is one thing, but when somebody gets down and dirty, i'll do the same! smack is one thing when it is in the Smack forum so that Dolphans can get all the Fin news/talk they want in the Fins forum, interrupted ;)

dolfan06
05-09-2002, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by dolphan39
smack is one thing when it is in the Smack forum so that Dolphans can get all the Fin news/talk they want in the Fins forum, uninterrupted ;) but sometimes the very screen names these guys came up with were very offensive. the name more than brought up smack no matter where they posted!

dolphan39
05-09-2002, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by dolfan06
but sometimes the very screen names these guys came up with were very offensive. the name more than brought up smack no matter where they posted! not to mention some of the avatars and titles :rolleyes:

dolfan06
05-09-2002, 11:20 AM
i stil can't believe i got sucked into that, hell, i've got kids older than those guys, i shoulda known better. any way, i told capt dick, that i enjoyed my childhood so much, i'm living it again!

inFINSible
05-09-2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by dolfan87
Sometimes it isn't so much that they are turning tail and leaving, it's that they just don't care to deal with it. I understand some of our fans are very busy, and simply don't care too, or don't have the time too read through a bunch of posts by fans of another team.

They come here for their Miami Dolphin news, and will simply go elsewhere if this site is too cluttered.

There are several fans of other teams who, when added one at a time (Chopps, Slaine, Billsfan ect ect)and bring nothing but the best intentions are a very welcome. The problem becomes when a website such as the BBI, does this in an organized fashion.

They post on their own forums, "hey join me at Fin Heaven, and let's give them some smack" so in they come like a plague of locust.

It's immature, and not something we ask for. We don't head over there in mass and start messing with their boards.

I hope that the people who got tired of the garbage return, and understand that we as adminstrators do what we feel is the best thing at the time. In this case, we should have nipped it in the bud.

Many, many apologies from both A.J. and myself for not taking stronger action sooner. It won't happen again.

87

I understand completely 87, but even I, as a relative newby to Dolphins' MBs,I also understand that these "invasions" happen a couple of times a year, they last about a week or two, then they get bored/banned and go away.
It's a natural cycle.
Besides, it's not like you are going to find another MB where this doesn't happen so why threaten the people you have come to call your friends, with" I'm abandoning you and your site if YOU can't control this!"

Why not, " Is there some way "I" can get rid of all the crap so that I can get to the good stuff?"
"Why yes there is, when you see some one you don't like, you click on his profile, at the bottom of the profile you'll click "add this person to my ignore list". Done! Problem solved, you will never be subjected to another post by that person again.
Again I understand your position, I just don't like the fact that you were forced into it because some one couldn't ride it out or take care of the problem themselves. I mean,I think it borders on ridiculous that you have to come on here to apologize for handling the situation the way you did.

DOLFANMIKE
05-09-2002, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by dolfan87
Ok Brian, your gone

87

Outstanding job on the message board. This board is quickly becoming one of if not my favorite board. The Bills guys that constantly complain and rip the board and it's leadership and purpose need to be dumped just like the kitchen trash when it gets stinky. GREAT WORK!

phins054
05-09-2002, 06:57 PM
I understand completely 87, but even I, as a relative newby to Dolphins' MBs,I also understand that these "invasions" happen a couple of times a year, they last about a week or two, then they get bored/banned and go away.
It's a natural cycle.
Besides, it's not like you are going to find another MB where this doesn't happen so why threaten the people you have come to call your friends, with" I'm abandoning you and your site if YOU can't control this!"

Why not, " Is there some way "I" can get rid of all the crap so that I can get to the good stuff?"
"Why yes there is, when you see some one you don't like, you click on his profile, at the bottom of the profile you'll click "add this person to my ignore list". Done! Problem solved, you will never be subjected to another post by that person again.
Again I understand your position, I just don't like the fact that you were forced into it because some one couldn't ride it out or take care of the problem themselves. I mean,I think it borders on ridiculous that you have to come on here to apologize for handling the situation the way you did.


Amen InFins...Amen

If somebody is going to abandon this MB for that dumb a reason...then I say so long...goodbye...c ya later...You really can't take what Jet or Bills fan says to heart...because they are afterall...Jets and Bills fans...:goof:

phins054
05-09-2002, 06:58 PM
Oh yeah...I forgot...

:monkey: Jets

:monkey: Bills

dolfan87
05-09-2002, 08:06 PM
It's tough guys. Being the one who paid for the forums, I guess I am just a little to concerned over the fans perspective. Yes you can just hit the ole ignore button, but a lot of people( even some staff members ) were really pissed, and just wanted the forums back the way they were.

A.J. and I were between a rock and a hard place, and we had to decide who was more important, the Dolphin fans, or the Bills fans.

It wasn't a hard decision, and we took care of it.

87

billsfanone
05-09-2002, 08:14 PM
It's so cozy in here.

You guys are FAR too sensitive, borderline feminine. The only posts that BBI deletes or moves are ones that are totally OT or insulting toward a member. If someone talks smack there, there are 20 members on top of the jerk.

dolfan87
05-09-2002, 09:32 PM
Billsfanone, I really could care less if you think we are a bunch of girls.

It's like this, if you have a 5 gallon bucket, and you fill it half full of water, and then fill the other half with crap, it makes it real hard to wanna drink out of the bucket. However if you dump the same amount of crap into a lake, no one hardly even notices it.

You guys have about 1500 more members, and that is a credit to Rick and his staff. We are working on it, but as I have said, these forums are not even a year old yet.

Besides, I have to wonder how you guys would feel if a bunch of Jets, or Dolphins, or any other fans just decided to make a mass exodus to your boards, and just post whatever whereever, with no regard to your format.

Actually I think it is very immature to do what your members did. Just because the BBI is three times the size of Fin Heaven doesn't give you guys the right to just barge in uninvited, and do what you please. I liken it to the U.S. just deciding to take over Mexico...simply because we can.

We have the same style of forums as BBI, but we do not share their format, nor do we share their enthusiasm for the Buffalo Bills...get it?

87

billsfanone
05-09-2002, 11:20 PM
Fine. It's a truce. At least with me. It's the off-season. I'll wait till September to come back and talk real football.

-Peace

dolfan87
05-09-2002, 11:47 PM
Cool, I look forward to it.

87

dolfan06
05-10-2002, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by billsfanone
Fine. It's a truce. At least with me. It's the off-season. I'll wait till September to come back and talk real football.

-Peace sheesh, file that under never!:rolleyes:

billsfanone
01-25-2003, 01:25 AM
Ah, the memories. :D

bigbry
01-25-2003, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by billsfanone
Ah, the memories. :D


Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha


BB

dolfan06
01-25-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by billsfanone
It's so cozy in here.

You guys are FAR too sensitive, borderline feminine. The only posts that BBI deletes or moves are ones that are totally OT or insulting toward a member. If someone talks smack there, there are 20 members on top of the jerk. bull crap, explain to me why i got banned at bbi!:yell:

billsfanone
01-25-2003, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by dolfan06
bull crap, explain to me why i got banned at bbi!:yell:

Because they don't like you.

dolfan06
01-25-2003, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by billsfanone
Because they don't like you. they can't handle smack!