Thread subject: Motherwell Pool League :: Forum lockdown

Posted by JB on 09 June 2011 08:10
#1

At last night's AGM, it was decided that the discussion forums should be locked down as they cause a large percentage of the grief on this site. The forums will now be for information purposes only and will be updated by the committee only.

I understand that people need to be able to communicate through the website, so I would ask that you use the Private Message facility to do this. With this in mind, I have doubled the size of everyone's inbox/ outbox for PM's.

If there's a question you would like answered, you can also PM any of the committee and we will either reply to the PM or post the answer on the forum, if its something that concerns a lot of people.

As things stand, Stevie Brown is the league/ match secretary, so any questions regarding player registrations, league calendar, matches, team issues should go to him in the first instance.

Stevie Gormley will be treasurer and will (hopefully) be working together with Helen on an external basis, so anything regarding league funds, team dues and fees etc should go through him.

I can be contacted for general stuff outside this or if you have any bother getting a hold of the other guys.

Paul Preston and Scott Eadie make up the non-exec element of the committee and can be contacted for anything outside the above or to answer questions/ make posts on the website on your behalf.

I realise this might all seem a bit harsh, but it was pretty much unanimously agreed by the body of the hall that this was the best way forward.

So, with this in mind, I've decided to keep the forums open for 1 more day, I've removed the swear filters and the forum will run today totally unmoderated, so fuck it, knock yourselves out.. get it all off your chest and if there has been something you've been wanting to ask or say on the forums, now's your chance. The forums will be locked down tomorrow morning.

Posted by shuff on 09 June 2011 09:40
#2

this i'm afraid jb maybe the death of the site altogether .. tournament directors will find it slighly time consuming contacting admin to post events . after all the good work done by yourself and others too.


Posted by the fuse on 09 June 2011 09:55
#3

shuffler wrote:
this i'm afraid jb maybe the death of the site altogether .. tournament directors will find it slighly time consuming contacting admin to post events . after all the good work done by yourself and others too.

I think george that john is reffering to the discussion threads as it causing mayhem with the league you posting tournaments wont be affected


Posted by JB on 09 June 2011 10:23
#4

George, I'll work out a way so that you (for instance) can create a thread for a tournament that only you can update. That should solve a problem. The only difference is that anyone wanting to enter will either have to PM/ Text/ Call you.

Posted by shuff on 09 June 2011 10:36
#5

the fuse wrote:
shuffler wrote:
this i'm afraid jb maybe the death of the site altogether .. tournament directors will find it slighly time consuming contacting admin to post events . after all the good work done by yourself and others too.

I think george that john is reffering to the discussion threads as it causing mayhem with the league you posting tournaments wont be affected



cheers stevie & jb

also like to add that stevies addition will be a great plus for the future of the motherwell league....

Posted by bryzo on 09 June 2011 13:34
#6

For those who had other commitments or couldnt make as there wasn't a laptop to hide behind I'll fill you in, these public forums have been a disater waiting to happen from the off. It gives people a platform to cause trouble and has put alot of stress on the guys that have spend alot of time/money making our league the best in Scotland. Jb Stevie brown and Helen resigned as committee members as they reached the end of an unacceptable level of criticism, every small decision questioned and there integrity doubted.
It was unanimously decided by the hall that in order for the committee to restand from now on if you have a question or problem you sort it face to face at the meetings. And whatever the committee say goes! Don't like it tough! We elected the committee to make choices on our behalf. No longer will there be pathetic running arguments caused by those who don't really give a fuck about the future state if the league or the mental state of the people they snipe. No longer will you have the facility to slag off pubs pool tables to the extend that a publican that has supported the league for 20 odd years doesn't want anything more to do with the league.
If you have a problem grow some testicles and turn up to the meetings and present them to the impartial committe that will take on board your comments and make a final decision on it. Dnt like it? Fuck off
Bryan Taylor

Posted by foxy lad on 09 June 2011 15:14
#7

Wheres the 'Damn Good' post rating when you need it ........ thanks Bryzo

Posted by duffman on 09 June 2011 15:56
#8

Just a small thing JB, what about team stats pages and things like that?

Posted by JB on 09 June 2011 17:33
#9

You've got 2 options Jamie. You can create a page like Angus has done and I'll put a link to it on the site or you can keep a paper copy the same way all the other captains do, ie a kind of diary or notepad

Posted by JB on 11 June 2011 00:01
#10

Right, that's the forums locked.......

Administrators (all of the committee) are still able to post, so if there's something you want put on the relevant forum, just let one of us know.
I have opened 2 forums up for tournament organisers (the "tournaments" one and the cabbages one. At the moment there are only 2 people I've enabled to post, that's George fagan and Jamie McCutcheon.
Lastly, there will still be an opportunity to post comments via the shoutbox, which we'll keep going just now and see how that goes.

Edited by JB on 11 June 2011 00:03

Posted by JB on 11 June 2011 09:19
#11

Also, I have opened up the super 11's and super 15's forums so that the various captains can post teams etc.

JB