Some clear perspective on this board and what can continually make it great

JeffSentellJeffSentell Posts: 2,923 admin

One of my (many) roles at DN is to get to serve as the "bouncer" to get into this club. I see a screen where all potential members apply.

Some folks give it the junior varsity try. I've seen about a dozen spell it "Go Sawgs!" or maybe do not have the foresight to leave out the parts about unmarked bitcoin or their GIF game. The typical applicant brings the "To read and post and stuff" with their application.

I really only try to keep my head on a swivel for weird usernames that foreshadow a widespread SPAM offensive to this place. I do try to let most in. It is not a college essay or anything. I'm not bird-dogging future Hemmingways or anything.

What should this board be? Not the sniping and the personal attack and that mess. We want it to feel like the world's largest tailgate. Kickoff is always an hour (or two or three mo') away. A friend pops in and you chat about the team and the program. When they do, they leave everyone happy they stopped by.

Your day was made by the chance to converse with a like-minded individual who shares the same passion most here do for a football program and all the things that make up being a Bulldog.

But this morning we got an application that puts it all into perspective. For me anyway. She will be a great addition.

Can we try to all just get along a little better? Because this reads like the DN forum just added another 5-star recruit. Straighten those shoulders. Arch that back. Smile and play nice. We can have nice things on the DN message board, right?

Why? Just read it.

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  • njdawg81njdawg81 Posts: 109 ✭✭✭ Junior

    A true "G-Girl" - I'd ask here to marry me if I wasn't already married...

  • umoonerumooner Posts: 635 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Your trust in this board is admirably naive, but I hope it works.

  • DawgsauceDawgsauce Posts: 542 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Two thumbs up.

  • thetoastedheadthetoastedhead Posts: 19 ✭ Freshman

    @JeffSentell said:

    @umooner said:
    Your trust in this board is admirably naive, but I hope it works.

    I have Hope, sir. I believe in people.

    As Andy Dufrense said " hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Keep the Faith Jeff !!

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 1,682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Great pick up MR. Sentell. Keep bringin in the 5 star G Girls!!! Gave me chills reading her post. GO DAWGS!!!

  • NomadDawgNomadDawg Posts: 47 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @JeffSentell said:
    What do you guys think? Did I approve her? ;)

    Sounds like Bojangles worked hard to earn entry for this altar.

    Kidding, sounds like a great addition and puts my entry essay to shame.

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @thetoastedhead said:

    @JeffSentell said:

    @umooner said:
    Your trust in this board is admirably naive, but I hope it works.

    I have Hope, sir. I believe in people.

    As Andy Dufrense said " hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Keep the Faith Jeff !!

    @thetoastedhead

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Shout out to @allyw who has been a solid contributor to this forum since she joined. I imagine she'd welcome another G-Girl on board.

  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @AnotherDawg said:
    Shout out to @allyw who has been a solid contributor to this forum since she joined. I imagine she'd welcome another G-Girl on board.

    100% agree. And I hope she and any other "G-Girls" didn't have to see a certain poster's gifs......say no more from me.........

  • 12ed12ed Posts: 1,977 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm flabbergasted

    This is next level laissez-faire message board stuff. I'm impressed and horrified

    Whatever happened to @SavageDawg17 ? I remember him deleting a few of my more graphic posts in the early days. He would've stepped up to the plate and banned my ass fo sho

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 1,682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Man the G TRAIN is really bout to get rollin now. Cant forget the ones who birthed all of those 5 stars. Shout out ESPECIALLY to the WOMEN of the Webb family. We couldn't have done it w/o u. In all due respect..... ❤❤❤

  • 12ed12ed Posts: 1,977 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @levander 's talked about Brandon Adams' freedom of speech philosophy for the board before.
    I am seriously impressed that you guys are living by that completely.
    I'm not gonna cause anymore trouble just because of that. It's very admirable.

    So much for my ban, though. But this type of openness is inspiring. Guess I'll have to post my password in a thread as a gesture of my own openness

  • MeR3htidMeR3htid Posts: 1,682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Atta boy!!!

  • allywallyw Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @AnotherDawg @ghostofuga1 thanks, dudes! That’s very kind of you! I just try to forget the graphic stuff I see/read...I really enjoy the forum most of the time.

  • JeffSentellJeffSentell Posts: 2,923 admin

    C’mon guys. I was commuting back from Memphis today. Could not stand vigil over the circus today.

  • levanderlevander Posts: 4,392 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    She kind of scares me.

    Who types all that for just a message board application?

    I’d let here in though. Board could definitely use more a woman’s touch. The guys in here just walk around acting like a bunch of brutes.

  • christopheruleschristopherules Posts: 2,998 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    GO DAWGS!!!

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I am for free speech. People can post the words they want--I don't have to read it. It is different with images.

    I love the fact we can post memes and other images. I laugh all the time. But I do not care for pornography being posted and then not removed.

    What people do in privacy is their business. I don't have to see it. So much porn is created through drug abuse and sex trafficking that I won't support it by even looking at it. Some of it is created through predatory means and it often destroys lives. I would not want my daughter or son to get caught up in its creation.

    Porn should not remain on this site. There needs to be some enforced boundaries @JeffSentell, @DawgNationDaily, @Chip_Towers, and @MikeGriffith. You clearly don't want to control ideas expressed through words and pictures. I'm for that--to a point.
    Could you at least remove offensive pornagraphic images from the site?

  • JeffSentellJeffSentell Posts: 2,923 admin
    edited December 2018

    Another great forum recruit. Read below. ....

    "I grew up in upstate NY in the 90’s when there was little to no college football. I joined the USAF in 1999 and met my best friend of 18 years at technical school after basic training. We both became F-16 mechanics and him being from Watkinsville exposed me to the greatest thing I didn’t know existed...UGA football. My interest has grown over the years and we both live in the Greensboro NC area now. I went with him to my first UGA game this year when the dawgs visited Williams Brice stadium...best sporting event I’ve ever been to. Now a trip to Sanford is next on my list. I’ve become the one who informs him about most things recruiting with the Dawgs and have been 💯 in on the last 3 cycles including 2019. I would love to participate in all the great conversations I’ve been reading the past year on the DN forum!"

  • JeffSentellJeffSentell Posts: 2,923 admin
    edited December 2018

    Hey.... Who wants to be a moderator? Seems like we need a few more recruits there.

    I cant really be a beat cop for trolls and offensive material all the time. I've got a lot on my plate as it is.

    Does anyone want that job? It might have some swag that goes along with it. B)

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I will volunteer--if we have some guidelines to follow. I'm on here a lot anyway.

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @JeffSentell wait--you actually work for a living?? :D Sure appreciate all you do.

  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @JeffSentell I will also throw in my cap for a volunteer mod. I am an admin on another site that is unrelated to football. It's not that that busy of a site and I share my time between the two. I'll be glad to help you guys if you would like.

  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @ghostofuga1 said:
    @JeffSentell I will also throw in my cap for a volunteer mod. I am an admin on another site that is unrelated to football. It's not that that busy of a site and I share my time between the two. I'll be glad to help you guys if you would like.

    Back in the days when AOL was a community with chat rooms and message boards, I did serve as host of chats and as a board moderator. It was ages ago, but I did for ten years.

    I don't know what DN has in mind, but I figure we can at least have someone remove porn from the site. I don't think we want to squeeze the life out of the place--but it does need some cleaning up. Would just like some definitions.

  • sauceddawgsauceddawg Posts: 209 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I am all for free speech but I get on here at work so I would like if someone could just take off the porn. Not that I judge/care but it is a company tower

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