The battle of the forums!

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  1. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    I just thought I'd bring your attention to a lovely piece of work from our good friend Haig about the merits of the various forums. It's on his Sea Eagles Unmasked site. I don't have the link but not to worry, it's hardly well patronised. :wink:

    Here goes!

    Sea Eagles Unmasked provides you with a rating of all major Sea Eagles-related website forums and links you straight to them …

    (All ratings out of 5)

    www.mightyeagles.com
    - Ease of Registering - 4
    - Ease of use- 4
    - Quantity of posts- 5
    - Quality of content- 5
    - Comments- Well attended forum and well policed to trash garbage
    » <a href='http://forum.mightyeagles.com' target='_blank'>http://forum.mightyeagles.com</a>



    www.oneeyedeagle.com
    - Ease of Registering - 4
    - Ease of use- 4
    - Quantity of posts- 3
    - Quality of content- 5
    - Comments- Well policed and quality content thanks to that.
    » <a href='http://www.oneeyedeagle.com/messageboard.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.oneeyedeagle.com/messageboard.asp</a>



    www.manlyeaglerockers.com
    - Ease of Registering - 3
    - Ease of use- 3
    - Quantity of posts- 3
    - Quality of content- 4
    - Comments- Strong base of fans who attend most forums. Can only view this forum if you are registered.
    » <a href='http://www.manlyeaglerockers.com/cool/modules.php?name=Forums' target='_blank'>http://www.manlyeaglerockers.com/cool/modu...php?name=Forums</a>



    www.alternateeagles.com
    - Ease of Registering - 3
    - Ease of use- 5
    - Quantity of posts- 3
    - Quality of content- 2
    - Comments- Break up of possible topics makes it easy to use. New forum not well
    attended.
    » <a href='http://www.alternateeagles.com/forum' target='_blank'>http://www.alternateeagles.com/forum</a>
     
  2. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    And of course I can't resist a bit of a parody. :wink:

    Matabele strips away the fig leaf with an un-biased rating of all major Sea Eagles-related website forums and links you straight to them …

    (All ratings out of 5)

    www.mightyeagles.com
    - Ease of Registering – 1 (very hard to do when you’re continually banned)
    - Ease of use- 4 (it is a site for dummies after all)
    - Quantity of posts- 5 in the I’m bored thread. 3 for everywhere else.
    - Quality of content- 1 in the I’m bored thread. 0.5 everywhere else (I’ve never been able to master the Conga)
    - Comments- A good place to go if you if you like to read inane nonsense about how well a 13th placed side is REALLY going. Also a good place to read messages of praise to Zorba. Generally not a good place if you’re a fan of the English language and/or rational assessment.
    » <a href='http://forum.mightyeagles.com' target='_blank'>http://forum.mightyeagles.com</a>



    www.oneeyedeagle.com
    - Ease of Registering – 5 They need everyone they can get these days.
    - Ease of use- 3 It’s not as though it’s going to crash from an overload of traffic.
    - Quantity of posts- 1. And that’s counting the tumbleweed and spider webs.
    - Quality of content- 2
    - Comments- About the only exciting thing that’s gone on over there in the last six months is a homely little thread about where sea eagles fans lives. Don’t let the post count fool you though, every second post belongs to the site owner.
    » <a href='http://www.oneeyedeagle.com/messageboard.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.oneeyedeagle.com/messageboard.asp</a>



    www.manlyeaglerockers.com
    - Ease of Registering – 0 Don’t bother even trying unless you’re not in with the ‘in’ crowd aka Manly’s unfortunate rump of red neck fringe.
    - Ease of use- 3 It has to be as user friendly as the Centrelink site.
    - Quantity of posts- 0 I couldn’t see any for the tumbleweed and spider webs. The banjos stacked in the corner were a nice touch.
    - Quality of content- 0 It might make sense to the mentally deranged.
    - Comments- Basically a club for mummy’s boys and apologists that are too scared to come out into the big bad world.
    » <a href='http://www.manlyeaglerockers.com/cool/modules.php?name=Forums' target='_blank'>http://www.manlyeaglerockers.com/cool/modu...php?name=Forums</a>



    www.alternateeagles.com

    Firstly, I need to be professional and admit to a conflict of interest as I supply material to this site. Therefore it would be inappropriate and unprofessional for me to provide a score. However, I will provide my perspective based on blind tastings.

    - Ease of Registering – As I don’t get banned here it’s been a long time since I’ve had to register.
    - Ease of use- It seems to work okay.
    - Quantity of posts- There are quite a few though the daily count would be halved if Fluffy wasn’t around.
    - Quality of content- When the threads aren’t hi-jacked there’s some reasonable debate going on.
    - Comments- A pretty good start for Manly’s newest forum. One of the few places where a spade is called a bloody shovel and the moderators don’t collapse in a quivering heap.
    » <a href='http://www.alternateeagles.com/forum' target='_blank'>http://www.alternateeagles.com/forum</a>
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    By:ManlyBackerJan 25, 2005
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    OK - once more with feeling....

    Quality of posts? Haig's gotta be kidding or maybe he thinks that playing with marbles is a sign of maturity.

    As for OEE being policed I can't agree. It is a fact that if Aaron had cleared out the rubbish posts this site wouldn't probably exist (and in many ways I am glad it happened).

    I don't mind some of his articles but I am starting to wonder about where his mind is at.
     
  4. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    Ouch it hurt to see our quality get a 2! :(
     
  5. byso

    By:bysoJan 25, 2005
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    I can't believe how bias Haigs report was.

    So Matabele in good fashion, followed up with an equally biased one! :wink:
     
  6. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    At least I had the smarts to not rate my own content. :wink:
     
  7. byso

    By:bysoJan 25, 2005
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    Yep, We all know to well it would be 5's all round :p
     
  8. fLIP

    By:fLIPJan 25, 2005
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    Tickets to haig. Does anyone want some tickets on haig. Going hot right now!
     
  9. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    5 for AE's content? No way!!!! There's plenty that could be improved upon.

    You know my definition of acceptable is a long way from everyone elses.
     
  10. fLIP

    By:fLIPJan 25, 2005
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    Like some of the spelling hey mata :wink:
     
  11. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    Yeah that too. But the articles like the one written last night are obviously written by a part timer. :wink: Lots of scope for improvement.
     
  12. Fluffy

    By:FluffyJan 25, 2005
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    I post less than you. That means if i stop and it halves and you post more then we goto less than zero if you stop.

    but then again we all know your great at putting in big words but cant add for **** :D
     
  13. byso

    By:bysoJan 25, 2005
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    Ouch.

    Sorry Mata, 5 points for your posts. 3 for everyone else :wink:
     
  14. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    hyberbole my friend. :roll:
     
  15. ManlyBacker

    By:ManlyBackerJan 25, 2005
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    This is going to sound like a moan - but here goes:
    - How is it that Haig is using the official Manly logo?
    - I have a better list of links in my Favorites folder than he has listed.
    - All the content (articles) is more than three months old.

    I really can't see why he has bothered with this site. A portal to nowhere.
     
  16. Fluffy

    By:FluffyJan 25, 2005
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    I just better post this to keep our quantity up
     
  17. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    It's a university project apparently. I bet he's glad you're not marking it. :wink:

    Byso, I don't rate my posts above anyone elses.
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    By:ManlyBackerJan 25, 2005
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    Maybe I should register a couple more times to make this seem like a popular site :lol:
     
  19. Matabele

    By:MatabeleJan 25, 2005
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    The real reason you guys want multiple registering is so you can keep voting that I'm a wanker. :wink:
     
  20. Fluffy

    By:FluffyJan 25, 2005
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    We have to counter balance you multiple registerings that your a dead set legend
     
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