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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Well if you don't use it there's always the danger that you'll lose it as is the same with local pubs and post offices, people that complain the most afterwards are usually those that never used it, that been said I think hoganstand should of kept a few more county forums and I can understand posters frustration, if the meath one went I be passed of too."
Would agree up to a point, and I'd have no issue with them getting rid of whatever county forums hadn't been active lately.

But me and several others were on here almost every day to post on the Wexford Forum, for example, and now it's suddenly been discontinued.

Have had a look at the Meath forum, and have to say the Wexford one was at least as active as it, if not even more so.

The move spearheaded by my fellow Wexford man Viking66 might prove to be a good one, but even still, if every county follows suit, might get tiresome scrolling through all the threads to find "Wexford Football 2021" (for example), if a couple of days happen to pass by with no post on it.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 952 - 30/09/2021 11:37:14    2383695

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "Well said. I'll likely be gone too, might look into setting up a reservoir dubs type website for Leitrim and see I can expand it for other counties"
Good man Gaelsboy if that was set up it would be great. The forum was great for Leitrim news and the stories from club scene.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 175 - 30/09/2021 11:39:10    2383696

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Replying To Administrator:  "From this morning the individual forums in all bar two counties have been retired. The majority of discussion will be in one place, through the national forum where any topics can be discussed. There has been a growing trend towards this in recent years and with all messages individually moderated, it allows us to focus our resources more efficiently.
It's a big change, but where would the GAA world be without amalgamations?"
I can see why you removed the red thumbs a while ago..

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 953 - 30/09/2021 11:53:20    2383699

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In fairness there may be 100 active posters here, some with multiple accounts posting. How would that be paying the website to run moderators on each one constantly. If half of those posters are running ad blockers then it isn't worth the sites while from an advertising point of view, and is probably a giant headache. Anyone considering setting up a new website would have to be prepared to monitor it constantly especially if posts aren't pre moderated like they are here.

marmalade_farmer (Leitrim) - Posts: 94 - 30/09/2021 11:53:58    2383700

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Replying To treatysider96:  "If there is any way you can recover these county forums please do. Not only useful for present day and future discussion but you would be surprised how historically important the posts were. I found myself happening upon posts about my local club team in the noughties that mentioned players and team sheets. This was before facebook or local media went online and was a vital source for club historians like myself to gather material from. Please recover them if possible."
I agree 100%. I saved a thread on the Kerry forum 2 weeks ago which was setup in 2009 and was entitled what the gaa will look like in 20 years, it was very interesting and funny and had contributions from posters from different counties and countries, our county forums were like time capsules, they were full of posts captured in time and now are all gone.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 30/09/2021 12:16:53    2383707

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Not a good idea. Hoganstand local fora are good for local GAA news.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2315 - 30/09/2021 12:47:54    2383711

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Meath and Cavan GAA, with respect neither have one a senior title in years, ok the Meath women won.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2315 - 30/09/2021 12:51:20    2383713

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Replying To Horsebox77:  "Cavan and Meath - Google HS . Based on the Cavan Meath border"
They're based in Kells but theres absolutely no need for saying the above. And BTW Kells is most certainly not on the border. Its about as on the border as Killarney is to Cork..

Like all of you, I would agree that this is an awful decision and poorly executed. To just announce something like this and bang everything is gone is gone is beyond ridiculous. The county forums were great for having a chat about local issues, I know in Meath the talk about the Pairc Tailteann redevelopment has been very good, but outside of Meath how much would people care. I tried using boards for a while but its very disjointed and there's no flow to it and this was why i was always on HS.

Think the national forum has a place for discussing the intercounty game but this is a death knell for the fourm side of HS.

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1803 - 30/09/2021 12:53:32    2383714

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Replying To Administrator:  "From this morning the individual forums in all bar two counties have been retired. The majority of discussion will be in one place, through the national forum where any topics can be discussed. There has been a growing trend towards this in recent years and with all messages individually moderated, it allows us to focus our resources more efficiently.
It's a big change, but where would the GAA world be without amalgamations?"
That's me probably out anyway. I really only used my own county forum. A national forum not really the place to discuss the happenings in the Galway intermediate hurling championship or the like. A real pity. Was great for catching up with local news.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1959 - 30/09/2021 12:55:20    2383716

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You can already see that this decision is going to make a total mess of the forum.

Fair play to Wexford poster for setting up multiple threads already and Donegal and Kerry thread, but this decision will ruin the flow of the national forum completely.

I know there are multiple counties that have little to no interaction on the site Waterford was definitely one i know of but to deny those that have great users and people who discuss the local game and now have that on a national only forum is a joke

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1803 - 30/09/2021 12:57:22    2383717

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Replying To brian:  "You can already see that this decision is going to make a total mess of the forum.

Fair play to Wexford poster for setting up multiple threads already and Donegal and Kerry thread, but this decision will ruin the flow of the national forum completely.

I know there are multiple counties that have little to no interaction on the site Waterford was definitely one i know of but to deny those that have great users and people who discuss the local game and now have that on a national only forum is a joke"
I don't always agree with you, but you're spot on Brian.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 30/09/2021 13:03:23    2383719

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"SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH"

t.g (Galway) - Posts: 103 - 30/09/2021 13:06:00    2383720

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Replying To Administrator:  "From this morning the individual forums in all bar two counties have been retired. The majority of discussion will be in one place, through the national forum where any topics can be discussed. There has been a growing trend towards this in recent years and with all messages individually moderated, it allows us to focus our resources more efficiently.
It's a big change, but where would the GAA world be without amalgamations?"
This is not an amalgamation. The GAA would let all interested parties know and plan for an amalgamation. Won't be too difficult now to manage resources when most posters will leave.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6759 - 30/09/2021 13:08:58    2383721

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Replying To Administrator:  "From this morning the individual forums in all bar two counties have been retired. The majority of discussion will be in one place, through the national forum where any topics can be discussed. There has been a growing trend towards this in recent years and with all messages individually moderated, it allows us to focus our resources more efficiently.
It's a big change, but where would the GAA world be without amalgamations?"
What two counties are being kept?

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1684 - 30/09/2021 13:13:03    2383723

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "Terrible idea you have just ruined the hoganstand. I know this will not be posted but you just ruined the best part of the hoganstand where the club game from senior to junior in each county is discussed weekly by die hard supporter. DO you think a dublin gaa supporter wants to hear about the junior club championship in roscommon."
Totally agree. I rarely if ever post or even look at the national forums. For the mods to get rid of the county forums after all these years and without warning is wrong.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3201 - 30/09/2021 13:17:01    2383726

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Replying To Administrator:  "From this morning the individual forums in all bar two counties have been retired. The majority of discussion will be in one place, through the national forum where any topics can be discussed. There has been a growing trend towards this in recent years and with all messages individually moderated, it allows us to focus our resources more efficiently.
It's a big change, but where would the GAA world be without amalgamations?"
I'd call this self sabotage more than an amalgamation, you've essentially set a whole archive on fire which is unforgivable, would like to see the admins post on this thread to address the situation.

bostonredsox (Wexford) - Posts: 4368 - 30/09/2021 13:17:51    2383727

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Replying To Bon:  "What two counties are being kept?"
Cavan and Meath, the website is based in Kells not far from the county border.

bostonredsox (Wexford) - Posts: 4368 - 30/09/2021 13:33:32    2383729

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Obviously our Fermanagh Co Board were complicit in this move otherwise our county forum would be still functioning and I would imagine its forum contributors such a macca999, erneboy, keshgfc, shotgun to name but a few will be furious. The Fermanagh forum enjoyed a significant viewership for a small county and many liked the club fixtures and results, and in English by the way, together with the follow up discussions. I'm wondering if the Fermanagh users will be allowed to open discussion threads specific to their county and club football?? Please respond administrator. Thank you.

cillnaile. (Fermanagh) - Posts: 974 - 30/09/2021 13:36:45    2383730

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Replying To brian:  "They're based in Kells but theres absolutely no need for saying the above. And BTW Kells is most certainly not on the border. Its about as on the border as Killarney is to Cork..

Like all of you, I would agree that this is an awful decision and poorly executed. To just announce something like this and bang everything is gone is gone is beyond ridiculous. The county forums were great for having a chat about local issues, I know in Meath the talk about the Pairc Tailteann redevelopment has been very good, but outside of Meath how much would people care. I tried using boards for a while but its very disjointed and there's no flow to it and this was why i was always on HS.

Think the national forum has a place for discussing the intercounty game but this is a death knell for the fourm side of HS."
You might need a geography lesson, Kells is 6 miles from the Cavan/ Meath border.

bostonredsox (Wexford) - Posts: 4368 - 30/09/2021 13:39:35    2383731

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Replying To cillnaile.:  "Obviously our Fermanagh Co Board were complicit in this move otherwise our county forum would be still functioning and I would imagine its forum contributors such a macca999, erneboy, keshgfc, shotgun to name but a few will be furious. The Fermanagh forum enjoyed a significant viewership for a small county and many liked the club fixtures and results, and in English by the way, together with the follow up discussions. I'm wondering if the Fermanagh users will be allowed to open discussion threads specific to their county and club football?? Please respond administrator. Thank you."
Perfect response, Long time follower and recently a new poster. The Fermanagh forum was a great way to keep up with the ongoings in the county.

Itown1234 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 17 - 30/09/2021 14:00:39    2383734

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