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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    So its a slow day on the forum and I have been wondering, whats the history of this forum? Who started it? When did it start? Are the founding members still active? How has it evolved?

    thanks guys
     
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  2. GBpackers

    GBpackers Cheesehead

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    Good question. There might be a place on this site that will tell the start date. It was a good idea to start this site because most NFL team pages do have a board except Packers.
     
  3. Jess

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    Looking at old topics, it seems like it used to be a lot more active than it is now.


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  4. PackersRS

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    I entered this forum when it had another owner.

    Longtimefan, PTW, cheesey, wischeez, Wizard 87 are the older posters that I've seen ative, and they can clarify it much better, but to me it seems like it got really ugly between the "TT supporters" and the "Favre supporters", and that's what happened...

    As for beign slow now, when the draft goes on and the season kicks off, it gets more active.
     
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It was more active there was a guy named...?? Can't recall his name, but he owned and ran this

    Then out of the blue he sold it, or had someone else take it over to monitor it? But it went south and fast..Another member Zero2cool had a forum going for his own private use to store things Packer related..Little by little all of us went to over there...

    I have my own personal opinion of his forum now, but lot still post there
     
  6. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    What about Ryan what did he do?
     
  7. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ryan! that was his name..

    I cant recall but I am pretty sure at one point he sold it?? that is when it got really bad
     
  8. weeds

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    Now there's a name I remember ... Ryan ... I believe he's the guy that sent me the first Email regarding this forum. I was pretty involved in a different forum at the time and my wife was always screaming at me about the amount of time I spent on the net..particularly at these Packers forums and I kind of drifted away from all of them. Then I got another Email here about a year ago and didn't even remember signing up here. Looked around and found it to be a pretty forum with some pretty darn good people posting...so, I'm back...when work allows me some free time.
     
  9. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    I signed up a while ago. Don't remember who was in charge. Never really posted until the last few years. Forums always seem to go through cycles. Every once in a while they go downhill and good people leave, they get cleaned up and re-invent themselves. I have quit at least 4 forums in the last few years due to jerks and trolls taking over. One thing I hate more than anything else is a fan from another team coming over to talk smack. Talking football is one thing, talking crap is something else. (Yeah, I know it odd coming from a Viking fan on a Packer board.)
     
  10. spack84

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    I use to post at espn in the early 00's as Packertime84 and me and some other Packers Fans moved to another board that another guy made, because of all the trolling and BS over at the espn forums. I still post at the forum we moved to, now I go to two other boards with one of them being here. I like seeing other fans options on thing's.
     
  11. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I also post at ESPN under gbfan1967, although only about a post every month or so....

    I cant stand the trolls there either...So here I can help control that...

    Raptor said it and I agree...Smack is great but to just troll wont be tolerated at least by me
     
  12. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    My first Packers forum was the "Green Bay Press Gazette" forum. While I still post there every once in a while it seems you have to be certain mentality to post there if your a Packer fan. I have two others I go to besides this one that are pretty good. Very few fans of other teams last long at any of them. Which tells me they come to talk smack, not football.
     
  13. PackersRS

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    I find all the big media vehicles to be full of kids and trolls... JSO, GBPG, ESPN, NFL... Real fans are in private forums and blogs, that's my take...
     
  14. angryguy77

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    So who owns this site now?
     
  15. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    Im guessing Rob I could be wrong LOL oh well thats my guess anyway
     
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    I forgot about him as funny as that sounds. I'm going to go sit down and not say anything for awhile.
     
  17. PackersRS

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    I don't know if Rob is the owner or just the administrator, really!

    Anyway, he's the big shot, as far as I know it ;)
     
  18. ivo610

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    whats the highest position someone can be? I see some of you guys are offensive coaches and defensive coaches.
     
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    Ryan (don't know his last name) was the owner of this site when I signed up. Ryan was from, Omaha I believe, and found out after a couple of years of running it, it became hard to keep up with. He sold out to the next owner, Chad and he had it for a little while. It became a zoo here, so I volunteered to become a mod and try to clean the place up. I recommended another poster here to help out with the mod duties (PackOne), and also found wizard 87 and got him signed up. If I remember correctly, Longtime was also added after about 2 or 3 months as a mod (after PackOne left), and together we got the forum back on track. Rob took over as the owner/admin of the forum out of the blue one day. Chad never even gave us any idea he was going to be leaving. I think Rob is doing a Great job at continuing with, and making this forum a better place!
    Most of the real old posters went to another forum when Ryan sold out here, just like LT said.
     
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    :laughing:
     
  22. PackersRS

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    PackOne is Alex form packerslounge, right?
     
  23. wischeez

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    Yup

    He and I started modding within 1 day of each other. You should have seen this place then! What a madhouse! Zillions of trolls, and people posting with swear words in the titles, it was fun! Lots of permabans back then.
     
  24. ivo610

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    And this was all because of Favre?

    Has anyone ever made it long enough to be a hall of famer?
     
  25. PackersRS

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    though he no longer posts here, cheesey is one...
     

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