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    Recruits reading boards

    What will recruits think about Cyclone fans when they read message boards like these?



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    What will recruits think about Cyclone fans when they read message boards like these?
    They will think that I am awesome.


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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    That cycofan1 guy is pretty awesome.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    How come there is no negative rep?



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    What will recruits think about Cyclone fans when they read message boards like these?
    The same thing they think about ANY TEAM 's fans when they read message boards for ANY TEAM.

    ISU isn't unique in the message board world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    The same thing they think about ANY TEAM 's fans when they read message boards for ANY TEAM.

    ISU isn't unique in the message board world.
    I grew up in Hawkeye land and still live here. The Hawkeye fans were so obnoxious when i went to Iowa State that I quite rooting for them. Do we want to stand out as something better or be like all the other teams. I do know that you are all awesome.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    I have no idea what any recruits might think.

    I do know what I think about this silly thread but I can't type it.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    I grew up in Hawkeye land and still live here. The Hawkeye fans were so obnoxious when i went to Iowa State that I quite rooting for them. Do we want to stand out as something better or be like all the other teams. I do know that you are all awesome.
    cjclone...don't beat your head against that brick wall. It will never stop and you're not going to change the world one person at a time. Even if you convince a few to tone it down, a message board called Cyclone Fanatic isn't exactly the low-hanging fruit. Start elsewhwere.

    Also, as CyinCo mentioned, there's nothing any better or worse about our message boards than other schools. If recruits are reading these boards, fine. It's not going to be any different than anyone else's. They've got 99 other reasons to decide on a school so let's not take ourselves so seriously as to think we affect them at all. If you want to affect them, buy tickets for you and your friends and cheer like crazy at the games.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    It depends on if we just won or loss.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    cjclone...don't beat your head against that brick wall. It will never stop and you're not going to change the world one person at a time. Even if you convince a few to tone it down, a message board called Cyclone Fanatic isn't exactly the low-hanging fruit. Start elsewhwere.

    Also, as CyinCo mentioned, there's nothing any better or worse about our message boards than other schools. If recruits are reading these boards, fine. It's not going to be any different than anyone else's. They've got 99 other reasons to decide on a school so let's not take ourselves so seriously as to think we affect them at all. If you want to affect them, buy tickets for you and your friends and cheer like crazy at the games.
    Ding ding! Fans are fans.


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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    This idea is pretty far out there, I admit. Maybe we should set up a whiner's forum that is not fully acessible to the general public. For example, a certain amount of credits/month are required to access this site. That way, Monty Burns would quickly be silenced because he would run out of credits, unless he somehow could replenish them by making positive posts on the public forums, and "outsiders" would not have access to our dirty laundry. This would probably be very high maintenance for the moderators.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    Ding ding! Fans are fans.
    The one thing that can hurt recruiting is when our message boards are all negative about our coaching staff, administration, and facilities, where some other message board may be mostly positive. I don't think that recruits get scared away because the fans are saying something negative, but it is a sign about how the program is doing.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Every team's message boards are the same, so either get used to it or don't read them.



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    How come there is no negative rep?
    Because people got mad at me for using it each time they said how great Sweet Caroline was



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    Re: Recruits reading boards

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    I grew up in Hawkeye land and still live here. The Hawkeye fans were so obnoxious when i went to Iowa State that I quite rooting for them. Do we want to stand out as something better or be like all the other teams. I do know that you are all awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    The one thing that can hurt recruiting is when our message boards are all negative about our coaching staff, administration, and facilities, where some other message board may be mostly positive. I don't think that recruits get scared away because the fans are saying something negative, but it is a sign about how the program is doing.
    That is a valid point.

    Although I think on our site you would see some fair criticism, but also a lot of extremely loyal fans who care a lot about our athletic programs.

    I see most criticism of our staff on here as being performance-based. Let's be honest, any recruit considering our program is going to know our record the past few years.

    I don't see any criticism of our staff in terms of personality (effort put forth, ethics, treatment of player, etc). Those issues are what would turn off a recruit.



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