Two Little Debbies and a cup of coffee
First, thanks Fang for posting my suggestion of sneak peaking the VIP forum. I think its a valid point that if VIP is all the members make it out to be, then let non VIPs check out a few threads at no cost. If they enjoy they will pay. Its really that simple. If something is all its cracked up to be(especially the way some of the members pumped up the VIP on the main board) then a small sample will be enough to open the wallets. Do it the same way you can view threads on the main board without logging in or signing up.
I agree with Icestorm as well. This place needs to be a little more open minded when it comes to humor within posts. Also I think alot of the problem of hostility around here will solve itself with a certain semi group of a larger group of members who have left for brown pastiers. This place needs to loosen up a little, but also keep its integrity at the same time. Also nothing wrong with a hot debate so long as everyone understands that we are all on the same side when it comes down to it. Scrums in training camp can be a good thing in some cases I think that problem may have solved itself as well with some of the departures.
Fang also brings up an excellent point about this being a football board. I wouldnt mind seeing things like the lounge dissapear. Seems to me like a place where cliques can develope and take away from the fact that what brings us here in the first place is we are all phins brotherhood.
Lastly, I wouldnt mind seeing some more appearel and things available based on points awarded for frequent posts and things. Some prizes, tickets, events etc... I remember finding out about this place in Canton during the Marino weekend and asking somewhere where they got that shirt that I wanted so badly.