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#21 oldmanfan

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:01 PM

Thanks. Sounds like an excellent place for good discussion

#22 Bongo

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:05 PM

Wow, great welcome. Thank you for giving us a spot to land. I think many of us felt lost when the rug was yanked out from under us. The BBMB, love it or hate it, had become a part of our lives (even for a lurker like me) and suddenly we had a hole. You filled it. Thank you!

#23 ToledoBill

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:05 PM

Thanks. Sounds like a great place.



#24 LangleyBillsFan

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

Thank you for the warm welcome and I'm looking forward to some good Bills conversation not childish posts like I saw a lot on BBMB!



#25 Cakewalk

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for welcome!



#26 The_Dude

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

In a way this is a great thing because it'll increase the Bills talk in here.

#27 Captain Murica

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. 



#28 SDS

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:13 PM

Wow, great welcome. Thank you for giving us a spot to land. I think many of us felt lost when the rug was yanked out from under us. The BBMB, love it or hate it, had become a part of our lives (even for a lurker like me) and suddenly we had a hole. You filled it. Thank you!

 

Oh, you don't have to explain that me - I know exactly what you mean x10. I feel every bit as attached to the posters here, both former and current, as all of you feel about your old digs. What the Bills did was extremely insensitive and it really shows a lack of understanding of what these long form communities can mean to people.



#29 RalphWilson'sNewWar

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:13 PM

"Make your point once. Make it twice. Make it when appropriate. Just don't make the same point in every thread, every day, day after day. It just pisses people off."

I really think I will like it here!

There is always a natural life cycle to any good debate. Opinion with facts to support it met possibly with resistance and other facts to counter, response followed by response, but by the 4th of 5th respone each side has said their peace and best to be honorable and leave it there.

That's the way I rolled at BBMB and that's the way I will continue to do so.

Strong opinions, fact based, open ears, respectful of other posters and try to end with a smile. :)

#30 Johnnyp56

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:15 PM

It's truly crazy how out out nowhere the BBMB went away and sadly how much of a routine it had become. Those of us that fought on there over trivial garbage, will probably be joined together now as survivors of the site closing. I am so used to checking the BBMB for news and rumors...it was honestly an addiction. It made any other football site pretty much obsolete. If something was out there about the Bills, you only needed to check 1 place . It was going to be there. Thanks for having us here and I appreciate that there is another place to turn to for the same type of information


Amen to this. I may bicker with you guys but if there weren't good people to bicker with I wouldn't be trying to keep our discussions alive by coming here. It's going to be a bif adjustment, however. Didn't see this coming at all.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:17 PM

Thank you! Great website and good to see so many familiar faces have made their way here.

#32 DC Tom

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:18 PM

SDS, if you don't mind, I'd like to add:

 

The rules on PPP are slightly looser.  That board largely self-moderates...meaning that if you come in there being all sorts of a jackass, that subform's posters will just beat on you with no mercy.

 

What that ultimately means is that certain...shall we say, "aggressive" behavior is tolerated there that is NOT tolerated on the main boards.  So if you wander over there, and get verbally flayed, and the mods do nothing about it...that's probably why.  Conversely, and more importantly, if you choose to "aggressively" post on the main boards and the moderators censure you, "But I can do that on PPP!" is not an excuse.



#33 Rockpile233

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

The loss of the message board has already eased a lot of animosity between people. Should provide some perspective.

Edited by Rockpile233, 02 March 2017 - 09:40 PM.


#34 Brianmoorman4jesus

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:30 PM

All I can say is I have been looking on here for almost a full day and have seen no mention of EJ, so this place is already a step up IMO lol

#35 JoeF

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:33 PM

We are all bound by our love for what has become a perpetually lousy NFL football team--but just wait until next year!!!!  Thanks to the light touch and great admin skills of SDS and our moderators, we have a great forum.  We are also a big, mostly functional family.  There are some really thoughtful frequent posters here.   I know I get out of this forum far more than I contribute.  I hope you all enjoy this place.  Its a Bills fan's best home...

 

Disappointed that the Bills would take away the official forum - but I have a feeling this place just gained some great folks...welcome....



#36 dave mcbride

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:38 PM

I've been here since the last millennium, and it is hands down the smartest of the Bills boards. It's not even really a contest, and that's a tribute to Scott. One piece of advice: be prepared to deal with the geekier side of fandom -- cover 1, footballoutsiders.com, DVOA, arguments about QBR vs. TQBR, etc. There are a lot of knowledgeable posters here who can bring it. I've learned a ton over the years.

#37 DC Tom

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:38 PM

The loss of the message board has already eased a lot of animosity between people. Should provide some prospective.

 

"Perspective."



#38 Rockpile233

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:41 PM

"Perspective."


I type on my phone and have an English degree.

#39 DC Tom

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:42 PM

I type on my phone and have an English degree.

 

I correct everyone's mistakes because I'm a pedantic supercilious anal orifice.  Welcome aboard.



#40 Kettle Creek Football

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:42 PM

I remember this site from when I first started accessing the "Information Super Highway!"  :0  

I had no idea who started it, but I visit it several times a day.  Thanks, Scott, for providing me my favorite website these past 20 years!