I wanted to discuss a few things that are either noticeable now or will be soon on the site.
We are now at 1,725 registered members!Â* Not too shabby for six weeks.Â* I have not heard many complaints regarding the forced-login so I am under the assumption that it is not bugging people too much.Â* Please PM me if this isn't the case.
The site has been very basketball oriented due to the events of the past month.Â* With that said, I would like to focus more on the other sports and happenings on campus.Â* I know there is interest in the other areas and hope to have more news, information, and articles concerning those sports going forward.
I think most of you have probably realized that we have had a lot more articles lately to replace some of the regular roundups.Â* I hope this hasn't bothered anybody as it is the path the site will inevitably be taking as things slow down over the summer.Â* I want people to use the site to talk, share information, learn new things about the teams and players, and interact with each other.Â* I think the credibility of the site is only as good as it's content on the front-page.Â* If we only have rumors that change everyday, we aren't doing anybody any justice by not getting the most accurate information out there.Â* This has been mostly my fault by reporting some things that haven't been confirmed by multiple sources.Â* I feel that doesn't do anybody any justice to think something is going a certain way and then it suddenly changes.
I am harder on myself for mistakes than anybody externally could be.Â* I don't want the site to have unconfirmed information being posted as news since it doesn't help anybody get what they want.Â* I welcome any rumors to be posted in the forum and will make certain to state when something isn't confirmed by multiple sources when posting to the front-page.Â* I will continue to report things that are not public knowledge, I just have to be more careful about how I word it and how far along in the process it really is.
I have talked to a few people and I feel that it is necessary to make a few design changes on the site.Â* I value any input on what people would like to see change.Â* One change under consideration would be separating the front page from the forums a little more.Â* I don't mind having the most recent topics on the top but the front-page seems to get kind of crowded and I want it to be user friendly for all of you.Â* Any feedback is welcome.
In closing, I just want to thank all of you again for allowing me to keep the site going and giving me something to use my energy on.Â* It has been a very smooth process, even with the rapid growth we have had.Â* I thank all of you for the excellent restraint you have shown by being courteous in all parts of the site when expressing your opinion.Â* I know that isn't easy when you are passionate about something like your favorite sports team.
Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.
ISU MBB: Bigger than a single person.
ISU Football: They key to expectations is not having any in the first place.
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