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Just wondering one year on from the introduction of the new type forum model, Question, has it improved, disimproved, or show no change.
Better still has the quality of topics, posts and posters improved or otherwise.

It was a hot topic at the time of change.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2657 - 09/09/2022 18:05:39    2440164

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Well what makes Cavan and Meath so special that their county forums were kept? HS is only a pale shadow of what it was. In fairness most counties have their own dedicated fans forums anyway these days.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11030 - 09/09/2022 18:41:56    2440165

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Replying To supersub15:  "Just wondering one year on from the introduction of the new type forum model, Question, has it improved, disimproved, or show no change.
Better still has the quality of topics, posts and posters improved or otherwise.

It was a hot topic at the time of change."
A national forum should only discuss matters with a country wide interest. The National Leagues, followed by the Provincial Championships, and All Ireland Series. Other topics may arise on occasion.
With the season ending in July this year, the county championships have dominated the forum.
I know Hogan Stand administrators have closed the various county websites, but I think that was an error, and should be reconsidered.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1411 - 09/09/2022 19:26:16    2440169

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Used to it now and happy enough with it.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2196 - 09/09/2022 19:29:20    2440170

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Replying To supersub15:  "Just wondering one year on from the introduction of the new type forum model, Question, has it improved, disimproved, or show no change.
Better still has the quality of topics, posts and posters improved or otherwise.

It was a hot topic at the time of change."
The forum has become dominated by county club championships. The July ending to the All Ireland Finals means county championships are debated on the site,,

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1411 - 09/09/2022 21:12:51    2440175

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Replying To thelongridge:  "The forum has become dominated by county club championships. The July ending to the All Ireland Finals means county championships are debated on the site,,"
What's wrong with that? That's the way the old county sites were.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6074 - 10/09/2022 07:07:15    2440179

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Wasn't a fan then, and not really a fan now. I assume it's the volume of administration required to vet comments across all counties.

Wexford, Dublin Galway, Clare and limerick always the busiest anyway which has kind of kept going anyway from a hurling perspective which is the only thing that interests me.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 1967 - 10/09/2022 09:00:51    2440182

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I think it's much weaker now. I thought it was much more entertaining and informative when all counties had seperate forums and you could hop into other county forums too. I really enjoyed HS a few years ago but find it a bit lame now tbh.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3063 - 10/09/2022 09:38:12    2440186

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Preferred it the old way but used to this one and happy enough with it.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1359 - 10/09/2022 10:04:19    2440193

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I also preferred the old one but, like others, I am used to this way now. Having said that, if a fans zone was set up
for our county I would switch.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 588 - 10/09/2022 10:52:45    2440197

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I agree with CiarraiMick. Quite a number of good posters left the scene when the change was made. Sadly, a few ill-formed, self-important voices didn't. I preferred the former days.

However, it's a bit easier to keep the finger on the pulse of threads these days as they're all in the one place, and there's far less of them. That way it makes it that bit easier to pop into a place to have a bit of craic and banter and to keep any eye on these self-importants, and to keep them in check when necessary!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1393 - 10/09/2022 10:55:17    2440198

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It's worse than what it used to be. My main gripe is the amount of time it's actually open. By open I mean live. You post a comment and have to wait hours for it appear. If someone replies, you can, again. wait hours to see it. I know that this is down to the amount of admin/mods and the time they have to work on the site.
Also, the loss of nearly all the individual county forums has led to a lot of clutter on the remaining main forum. For example (I'll use Kilkenny as there no county topics on them, as far as I know, and I won't offend some other county). You'll get a topic called 'Kilkenny GAA thread', then another 'Kilkenny Hurling' then another 'Kilkenny Football' (stop laughing at the back), another 'Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship' another 'Kilkenny Camogie', and so on. When all of these should go under one topic 'Kilkenny GAA thread'. Times this by 30 odd counties and it's a lot of topics to wade through.
Also, we seem to have lost a lot of regular posters from last year, or they rarely post now. I often didn't agree with some of them, but the loss of their input (knowledge and wit) leaves the forum a lot poorer.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1993 - 10/09/2022 11:15:55    2440201

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "It's worse than what it used to be. My main gripe is the amount of time it's actually open. By open I mean live. You post a comment and have to wait hours for it appear. If someone replies, you can, again. wait hours to see it. I know that this is down to the amount of admin/mods and the time they have to work on the site.
Also, the loss of nearly all the individual county forums has led to a lot of clutter on the remaining main forum. For example (I'll use Kilkenny as there no county topics on them, as far as I know, and I won't offend some other county). You'll get a topic called 'Kilkenny GAA thread', then another 'Kilkenny Hurling' then another 'Kilkenny Football' (stop laughing at the back), another 'Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship' another 'Kilkenny Camogie', and so on. When all of these should go under one topic 'Kilkenny GAA thread'. Times this by 30 odd counties and it's a lot of topics to wade through.
Also, we seem to have lost a lot of regular posters from last year, or they rarely post now. I often didn't agree with some of them, but the loss of their input (knowledge and wit) leaves the forum a lot poorer."
Agree with most of this. Especially the time lag. But we still need separate threads for different topics within a county.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6074 - 10/09/2022 13:23:58    2440219

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Replying To Viking66:  "Agree with most of this. Especially the time lag. But we still need separate threads for different topics within a county."
Not much time lag there lol!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6074 - 10/09/2022 13:34:11    2440220

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Replying To Viking66:  "Agree with most of this. Especially the time lag. But we still need separate threads for different topics within a county."
We don't really, just you Viking. You need a separate day of the week for all you comment on (not criticizing you, just remarking, as the higher percentage of your comments are quite constructive).

Anyway, best of luck to your beloved Wexford footballers and John Hegarty's management reign. Wexford, to me, and only my opinion, still remains more of a footballing county than a hurling one; 4-in-a-row football AIs, first county to do so; just 2-in-row ever in hurling!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1393 - 10/09/2022 13:50:41    2440224

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Well what makes Cavan and Meath so special that their county forums were kept? HS is only a pale shadow of what it was. In fairness most counties have their own dedicated fans forums anyway these days."
They've both won the All Ireland in the last 70 years!! (stands well back )

Calving4Sam (Cavan) - Posts: 30 - 10/09/2022 14:05:45    2440228

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Well what makes Cavan and Meath so special that their county forums were kept? HS is only a pale shadow of what it was. In fairness most counties have their own dedicated fans forums anyway these days."
Where does one access these other dedicated fans forums ?

eunans4ever (Donegal) - Posts: 1331 - 10/09/2022 14:18:58    2440229

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "I agree with CiarraiMick. Quite a number of good posters left the scene when the change was made. Sadly, a few ill-formed, self-important voices didn't. I preferred the former days.

However, it's a bit easier to keep the finger on the pulse of threads these days as they're all in the one place, and there's far less of them. That way it makes it that bit easier to pop into a place to have a bit of craic and banter and to keep any eye on these self-importants, and to keep them in check when necessary!"
Who keeps you in check?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1993 - 10/09/2022 14:45:29    2440232

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The short hours on the forum is what puts me off the most.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1726 - 10/09/2022 15:04:21    2440236

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Who keeps you in check?"
Perhaps yourself CC and fellows like OTM, Slayer, CiarraiMick and Canuck. Listening to relevant, balanced and accurate posts should keep any man in check. They do me.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1393 - 10/09/2022 15:19:50    2440239

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