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Announcement Welcome to PurpleFlock!

Discussion in 'PurpleFlock' started by supertolerator, May 6, 2017.

  1. supertolerator

    supertolerator Staff Member Administrator

    Hey there, all Ravens fans! Welcome to The PurpleFlock Forums! I am supertolerator, one of the founders of PurpleFlock, alongside @purplepittabread88. We have created a fun and safe environment where fans of the Baltimore Ravens can come together, chat, and hang out!

    The PurpleFlock Forums are an unofficial replacement for the official Baltimore Ravens Message Board that closed on May 5th, 2017. We tried our best to recreate the type of community that was found on the official site. We are working alongside some very well-known members of the old forum. We even have some staff members from the old board moderating PurpleFlock! That way, old and new members alike can feel at home. That's not all though. We have also reintroduced some of the old smilies and emoticons found on the old official message board.

    Our message board includes many great features to make your visit worth its while. Not only can you create threads and posts like in any other board, you can also chat to other members, live! This is extremely helpful during football season! While watching games, users can chat in real time! Continuing the theme of trying to recreate the old message board, we will be introducing a brand new post rating system that doesn't only consist of a like and dislike feature!

    However, PurpleFlock can't be an exact copy of the old site. That's why we are changing some of the core aspects of the way the message board is run. We are listening to your feedback and suggestions. We understand that a lot of you feel that the moderation and administration of the old board were too strict and uptight, with too much regulation on what could be posted and what couldn't. PurplePitta and I want to change this. We are striving to create a forum where users can voice any and all opinions they may have without the fear of facing repercussions for what they post. Of course, however, we can't have any harm or belittling being done to others in the process. With that being said, there will be little moderation when it comes to what can be posted so long that it doesn't directly harm or affect a person or group of people. (For example, any forms of cyber bullying, extreme disrespect, etc. are not allowed.)

    Something else that will be changed is the way profanity is handled. On the old message board, profanity was censored. However, the PurpleFlock forums are aimed towards an older demographic of users. Therefore, we will not be censoring profanity. However, the same goes for this as for posting moderation. The use of profanity can not be excessive and it can not be used to cyberbully or harm others. Remember, we are trying to create not only an entertaining but safe community for Ravens fans to spend some of their time on.

    We would also like to remind everyone that work is far from being complete. There is still so much to be done in order to bring The PurpleFlock Forums to their full potential. A lot of the work isn't just done by the administration team though. We need your help! In order to grow our message board and new home to a populated community, we need you to share the board with your friends and family! On most if not all pages, you will be able to find buttons that can share that page to your social media accounts! By clicking on them and sharing PurpleFlock, you are aiding in the growth process that we so desperately need in these coming months. Not only can you help by sharing awareness of PurpleFlock, we want your feedback! Be sure to post any questions, concerns, or suggestions that you may have in the "Feedback" section on the forums!

    We want to keep all of you in the loop with everything happening with PurpleFlock. In order to do so, we will be posting announcements once in a while with updates on the progress of the forums. These will cover the addition, changes, and removal of features and anything else that has to do with the message board. For even more updates and information, we recommend that you follow us on Twitter! You can visit our page by clicking here. PurpleFlock Twitter.

    We'd like to thank all of the members that have signed up and posted since launch a few days ago. Without you, we wouldn't be able to get up on our feet and get PurpleFlock to where it should be!

    Thanks again, and I can't wait to see our new home grow!

    Go Ravens!
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2017
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  2. Sledge Hammer

    Sledge Hammer Pro Bowler

    Thanks, looks nice around here already. Like what you done .
     
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  3. RavensPunkXVX

    RavensPunkXVX Veteran

    Great job with the place! Looking forward to all the great discussions!
     
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  4. K-Dog

    K-Dog MVP

    With the profanity rules in mind, I hope the posters all realize there is a time, a place, and a context for everything. In other words, try and keep it a little bit classy folks.

    Hoping for a good ten years or so here.
     
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  5. Dom McRaven

    Dom McRaven Ravens Ring of Honor

    Very neat website you got here. My profile pic was supposed to have a white background behind it, but no biggie. That being said,

    #theflockshallprosper2017
     
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  6. supertolerator

    supertolerator Staff Member Administrator

    Fixed it for you ;)
     
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  7. Dom McRaven

    Dom McRaven Ravens Ring of Honor

    Thanks!
     
  8. mc_red23

    mc_red23 Veteran

    Can't help but be impressed with the work that has so far gone into this website/board. I appreciate it a great deal that I have a new place to talk everything Ravens with fellow fans.
     
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  9. theFRANCHISE

    theFRANCHISE Practice Squad

    Except when it comes to the Steelers. [profanity deleted] 'em.

    As you all can see, this is a different side of theFRANCHISE that you'll all get to see here. ;)
     
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  10. mc_red23

    mc_red23 Veteran

    :lol:

    I'm a member of two Liverpool forums where 'profanity' is allowed so it was a bit of a rude awakening for me when I joined the old Ravens board.
     
  11. I couldn't agree with you more Franchise.

    Our last spot kept us muzzled and they censored every little thing that was said. I'm not use to that stuff! I'm members of many forums from football, boxing, guns and madden to name a few. Everyone of them allows we "grown ass men" to speak our minds about various topics. Glad to see that our new home here is not so damn sensitive.


    Oh! And I'm glad to be here with you on the ground level @supertolerator thanks for the welcome brah!
     
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  12. K-Dog

    K-Dog MVP

    I did say "a little bit " ;)
    and holy crap look who the cat dragged in.
     
  13. RavensMania

    RavensMania Staff Member Administrator

    Welcome Winchester, nice to see you around these parts
     
  14. purplepittabread88

    purplepittabread88 Staff Member Administrator

    Glad to have you K-Dog! To everyone else, we are just getting started here. I haven't been on much this week but I will start working on things more after Thursday. @supertolerator and I have a huge Biology final we have to fail tomorrow, but after that we will have more time :D
     
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  15. RavensMania

    RavensMania Staff Member Administrator

    I'm assuming you have a filter for the word pass and it changed it to fail.
     
  16. purplepittabread88

    purplepittabread88 Staff Member Administrator

    Great story actually, the idea to make this forum came while super and I were avoiding studying lol
     
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  17. K-Dog

    K-Dog MVP

    The thing is when my daughter was 6 through 8 years old, she would often sit there and read the message boards with me. It was nice not being paranoid about what we would find.
    Having this bonding moment was significant. I love football and having my kid into it was awesome.
    I feel like, me personally, I owe this opportunity to other parents that will hang out here.

    Plus like I said there is a time and place for everything. Cussing for the sake of cussing I think is lame. Sometimes you get passionate. Sometimes you want to make an emphatic point. Sometimes a well placed cuss word is funny and I get all that. I just hope people will be mindful of these things.
     
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  18. purplepittabread88

    purplepittabread88 Staff Member Administrator

    Oh of course we will be watching this. There is a difference between using the F bomb 20 times in a post against men talking. Until it gets out of hand we will leave it though.
     
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  19. rossihunter2

    rossihunter2 Staff Member Moderator

    i swear all the time in my speech but i appreciated the restraint of the old forum so as long as people arent being gratuitous and self-regulate a little bit it should be fine but i hope that it's sustainable
     
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  20. RavensDFan

    RavensDFan Veteran

    Omg! Haven't seen you for ages! Awesome!

    Grown ass women too? :p
     

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