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Funky_Chicken Posted on 19/10/2019 19:04
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
 
Posting during or after a match is impossible more often than not, and itís been like it for god knows how long. You seem quite happy to do nothing about it. Thoughts ?



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Badonde Posted on 19/10/2019 19:07

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
This website is atrocious.
I imagine Rob is having sleepless nights about it - if not, I guess we are just going to have to find a new place to post.
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Uksake Posted on 19/10/2019 19:08

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It's fcukin sh1t!!! Seriously, it's 2019 and it thinks it's still on dial up
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boro19 Posted on 19/10/2019 19:12

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Well that's very reflective of the club we support
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Primus84 Posted on 19/10/2019 19:21

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Donít worry the lady from Google says everything is ok!
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Badonde Posted on 19/10/2019 19:24

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
This $hit board actually manages to make my boro anger even worse!
The team are a pack of absolute bell-ends then you come on here to comment only to find it was built in 1994.
Sort it out Rob.
Can't believe you're not embarrassed by it. Or perhaps you couldn't give a monkeys about things - a bit like our club???
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Konrad_the_Barbarian Posted on 19/10/2019 19:26

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
I think he'd be better off asking the man from Delmonte [rle]
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DowningAlbion Posted on 19/10/2019 19:29

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Rob is emotionally attached to this board's platform and he cannot untangle himself so nothing will change until he has no choice but to move it
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big-eggo Posted on 19/10/2019 19:33

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Not fit for purpose.
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Boro_Legend Posted on 19/10/2019 20:50

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Sick of it when its off line, it needs up grading and fans are ready to help.
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Fuchs_ache Posted on 19/10/2019 20:55

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
To be fair, there was a match and a parliamentary vote today, there was only going to be one outcome as far as this board is concerned. [:D]
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Aqualung Posted on 19/10/2019 20:57

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
The fans will get the message board the town deserves
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Badonde Posted on 19/10/2019 20:58

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Simply reinforces the view that anyone in any power would be happy to fill this area full of toxic sludge.
Come on Rob mate!
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Flax Posted on 19/10/2019 21:16

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
The old fogie crew don't want change. The idea of appealing to a new and younger user is something that should be prevented. Don't want people with different views now.
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Emmersons_BrazillianDong Posted on 19/10/2019 21:45

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It's really really becoming silly
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hielo Posted on 19/10/2019 22:01

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It really is archaic and has been for quite a while. Needs sorting.
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red_harrington Posted on 19/10/2019 22:26

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It's the oldest board on the internet, something he's very proud of [:D]
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dooderooni Posted on 19/10/2019 22:30

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Some of us old duffers have been critical of the board for ages.

Despite the odd weirdo, it's the posters who keep this board going and it'd be a shame if it is left to rot.
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Paytonsmullet Posted on 20/10/2019 01:56

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Rob is to busy hanging out the XXXXXX of bob fisher on bbc tees. Not knocking the show cause itís decent but airwaves are robs priority not fmttm as actions speak louder than words .
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EpiphanyProudfoot Posted on 20/10/2019 04:32

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Rob could these plebs be banned please.In particular that loon Funky Pickin or Checken whatever.

There is nothing wrong with this board.

Some of the threads are full of drivel.More intellectuals are required.



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Ticker_Tape Posted on 20/10/2019 09:29

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
[:D]
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hopesoboro Posted on 20/10/2019 09:51

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It's so easy to sort a decent board. It amazes me that it hasn't been done by one of the regular complainers on here.
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Pottomed Posted on 20/10/2019 10:05

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Not enough people use it to warrant a change
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TheFair86 Posted on 20/10/2019 10:43
Edited On: 20/10/2019 10:45
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Of course it is easy to sort a decent board hopeso. I posted one I made in 5 minutes to show Rob how easy it was to do. You literally just upload a zip file to the server, one click install and then select a theme that matches the colours you want to use. Whack a graphical logo on it and away you go.

OneBoro manage it, even the doyles at ComeOnBoro manage it. Pretty much every other football club in the land manages it!

Tell you what. lets look at what League 2 clubs use

Newport County http://www.weareexiles.net/ phpBB forums software

Exeter City http://www.exeweb.com/forums/ Xenforo forum

Crewe: http://boards.footymad.net/crewealexandra-mad/ - vBulletin forum software

Bradford: https://bantamtalk.com/index.php Xenforo forum software


If these league two clubs can manage to use top forum software I am pretty sure we can. it is a conscious choice not to, and FMTTM is mired in this whole bizarre fans online setup that very few clubs actually use and everything seems to happen by committee, they have a web host that doesnt seem to do customer service or technical support and it takes 6 months to get any minor change done and when you get that change done you have to roll a dice around which other minor changes it will cancel out.
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BoroBen92 Posted on 20/10/2019 10:50

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Pretty much every board's software is better, but I don't think any of the other Boro boards have the same level of consistent posting.

I prefer the format of OneBoro, but it's so much quieter than here. Though part of that is probably because of the level of political discussion here.
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Pogatetz_Ate_My_Hamster_ Posted on 20/10/2019 11:07

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Itís beyond a joke now. Atrocious.

Rob just move it and the posters will follow you.
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hopesoboro Posted on 20/10/2019 11:21

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
If it's so damned easy why doesn't someone create a new one?
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dooderooni Posted on 20/10/2019 11:32

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
hopeso, maybe it's because it's the user base that makes this forum what it is. That even includes the likes of yourself hopeso, despite your rather limited contribution to any discussion.

There are two other boards with better performance, but their user base isn't the same as this one.

Is it really a bad thing to want the board to function in a way that can actually cope with the numbers who would like to use it?

If those people you suggest leave went elsewhere, do you think the likes of yourself would be able to keep this board active with your sniping and whinging about other posters?
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hopesoboro Posted on 20/10/2019 11:40

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
So,pray tell me,why doesn't Rob change it if it's that easy? And I repeat,if it is that easy then someone like yourself could create a new board and if it had a similar easy to use/follow functionality as this one then folk would start using it,yes/no? I accept it might take a week or two.
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Uksake Posted on 20/10/2019 11:49

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Hi,mate,is,your,space,bar,broken,,,,,?
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Pogatetz_Ate_My_Hamster_ Posted on 20/10/2019 11:51

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
ď So,pray tell me,why doesn't Rob change it if it's that easy?Ē

Maybe wrong but was told recently that Rob is a minority shareholder in Fansonline, so understandably isnít keen to leave them.

Iíve tried several times in the passed to get others to join but when they see the board they just see it as a relic.

Forums like OneBoro, BlueMoon and ReadyToGo are what a modern forum should look like and above all, function.
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hopesoboro Posted on 20/10/2019 11:55

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
"Forums like OneBoro, BlueMoon and ReadyToGo are what a modern forum should look like and above all, function"
Well why doesn't everyone use them if Fmttm is so cr@p!?!
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BoroBen92 Posted on 20/10/2019 11:58
Edited On: 20/10/2019 12:28
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
I'm not a Chelsea or Sunderland fan.

I do use OneBoro, I continue to use here because it probably has the best and most prolific posters of the Boro boards I've been on, despite the woeful software.
It must have been down for 2 hours last night.
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Exiled_in_herford Posted on 20/10/2019 11:59

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Have you read dood's post hopeso?. I think he pretty much summed up the answer you require. It's like talking to a brick wall replying to you on here at times.
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dooderooni Posted on 20/10/2019 12:02

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Are you this much hard work away from here hopeso?

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LeeTublin Posted on 20/10/2019 12:03

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Ha here is TheFair86 to slag the baord off again that he spends so much time on. Like Rob told you why dont you go and join your friends on Oneboro seeing as you think so much of that board ?
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TheFair86 Posted on 20/10/2019 12:25

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
I do post on OneBoro LeeTublin. But unlike you on CoB, I dont slate specific posters to my bumchums, just the forum software itself.

Have consistently said that FMTTM has the best community, and the worst software and I stand by that fact.

Why do you spend time here when you dont like it? Posting clips of what people post on here over on CoB was one of your past times was it not? And crying because your threads got pulled?

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LeeTublin Posted on 20/10/2019 12:27

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Havent posted on COB in months but carry on you seem a bit touchy. [:D]
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Chappy112 Posted on 20/10/2019 12:29

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It is really easy to move boards to another platform. On another forum I'm on it went to crap a bit due to the mods being lunatics, the regular posters decided to move and make their own board, was done within an hour and nearly everyone moved with them.

That new board is still used regularly 6 years later.
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Ticker_Tape Posted on 20/10/2019 12:33

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It's during match times these posters are experiencing problems Hopeso, so it's frustrating for them as they can't post mate.

I do like how it's laid out and agree with Rob sticking with this, thing is Rob like us is at the match so doesn't know what's happening.
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BoroBen92 Posted on 20/10/2019 12:36
Edited On: 20/10/2019 13:11
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
It was down for hours, I sometimes come on here at half time if I can get a signal in the stadium, it was down -after- the match too.
But even if it was just during the match, you shouldn't need to have a mod hanging about in case 10 people try to post and it causes the board to crash.

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TheFair86 Posted on 20/10/2019 12:36
Edited On: 20/10/2019 12:41
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
The only challenge would be moving old posts however as fansonline would still be around, those old posts would still be here. They would still be searchable via google which is the only way to find old posts now, so it wouldn't change that fact. Clearly the user base would go with it.

The desire is just not there to do any of this. You could literally have a site up and running with a few clicks. Hopeless keeps asking why no one does it if it is so easy, probably because no one is interested in running a football forum. Rob already runs one. I've ran plenty of large communities in the past and I still run some today. I have no interest in running a football forum at all or even being a moderator on one, but I know what is possible and how much work it is.

As shown above it is not hard, that's why most of league 2 clubs have a fairly usable site in place. Guarantee every premier league club does and majority of championship. In this factor we are decidedly non-league.
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flaps Posted on 20/10/2019 12:50

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
I guess rob is as much a 'user' of this board as we are. He just has admin rights.

Without a domain he doesn't really have anything to move.
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TheFair86 Posted on 20/10/2019 13:00
Edited On: 20/10/2019 13:07
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
At some point though there were no posts on here. None of the posts from catflaporama were moved here. None of the posts from Rivals were moved here. It was a clean slate.

if you go to page 3068, the first 50 pages of posts don't have any replies and I am guessing people did actually reply to them, so would look like the content has started to be lost anyway. Either that or someone built it so you couldn't reply and adding replies was a "feature" added some time later...

Link: First pages of FMTTM
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Funky_Chicken Posted on 20/10/2019 13:08

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One are you waffling on about Ticker, anyone with a decent phone can post from anywhere - including the Riverside stadium. Please move into the 21st century [8)]



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Pogatetz_Ate_My_Hamster_ Posted on 20/10/2019 13:15

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
ď Well why doesn't everyone use them if Fmttm is so cr@p!?ď

Have a guess. See if you can figure it out all by yourself.
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picol Posted on 20/10/2019 13:33

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
We just have to admit that it's pointless coming on here around the time of the match, let alone attempt to post something.

It kind of defeats the whole point of the board, but as our beloved mogga would say - it is what it is.

Nothing's gonna change lads, just admit it. As much as we all want it to (including probably rob). Time to do something else while the match is on. [^]
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TheFair86 Posted on 20/10/2019 13:35

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Maybe we can take turns coming on and put together some kind of rota, avoiding match days and brexit votes would help too. I'll take tuesdays 9am.
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FatCat Posted on 20/10/2019 13:47

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Poor Rob - you ungrateful lot. 9 times out of 10 it is ok, there are a few times when it is not available but hardly worth the long list of complaints above. If you donít like it I guess you could go elsewhere or build your own.
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Barney_Calhoun Posted on 20/10/2019 13:51
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Rob your board is not fit for purpose
I set this up ages ago and nobody bothered following me to it. Worth a try again.

I can understand why Rob probably wouldn't be interested. It would take revenue away from his site.

Why not use reddit? It's much faster, more modern and works in a way that means that the most interesting stuff should be at the top. That doesn't really suit the spammers agendas though.

I'd be happy to make all the moderators here mods there. I'm not interested it moderating it myself. I'd ban you all at some point :)



Link: fmttm on reddit
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hopesoboro Posted on 20/10/2019 14:38

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
"See if you can figure it out all by yourself."

Nope. You'll have to spoon feed me Poggy.
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Ignore_Alien_Orders Posted on 20/10/2019 14:44

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He changed the style of the board years ago, to one all singing and dancing with avatars and cups of tea etc...

90% of the members had a hissy fit over it so he went back to fans online.
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TheFair86 Posted on 20/10/2019 16:25
Edited On: 20/10/2019 16:29
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Barney its exactly the fact that it can't be monetised that Rob probably won't be interested in that. I love Reddit but moderators/admins are not allowed to profit off the subreddit so no adverts. Besides for the general nature of fmttm, there are already sections under /r/Teesside and /r/middlesbrough in active use.
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Funky_Chicken Posted on 20/10/2019 16:28

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The silence says it all



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LeeTublin Posted on 20/10/2019 16:43

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Does Rob have a job or is this his main income ? Cant blame him for not wanting to change things.
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Ticker_Tape Posted on 20/10/2019 16:51

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Top lad Rob[^]
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Ticker_Tape Posted on 20/10/2019 17:02

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I hope he does improve things for firestick and sofa posters,they are crying like pigs.
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clay_davis Posted on 20/10/2019 17:10

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Rob used to own 1/8th of fansonline. Not sure if that's still the case, but I don't understand why they are still clinging on to the site when all the other boards are dead. I particularly like the "About Fansonline" page, which has drop-down menus which put Bolton in the prem, and proudly boasts about the January 2009 software upgrade.

As others have said, either installing a new forum themselves or redirecting the url to somewhere like ProBoards is a piece of cake.

Link: About Fansonline (if I can get a link to work)
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TheFair86 Posted on 20/10/2019 17:25

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
That is quite interesting!

"We have secured some of football's best known websites. Middlesborough's FMTTM, Blackpool's AVFTT, Portsmouth's TrueBlueArmy and Macclesfield's MaccFans are all the number one sites for fans of those clubs and our portfolio of sites is increasing all the time with more and more fans turning to Fansonline for the lastest news, views and banter on the message boards."

Those are pretty much the only forums being used on a regular basis Other than Leicester, none of the premier league teams are using it. West Brom is seeing some use but not mega busy League one not in use apart from Blackpool. League two not in use apart from Macclesfield. The 3 scotland teams not in use. the 11 teams in "more football" not in use. International not in use. A couple of posts on the cricket one!

"However, fansonline doesn't only serve football fans. We have a hugely succesful range of cricket sites, our fishing site has become a firm favourite with anglers, punters love our horse racing, boxing and formula one sites whilst who else could have a site for referee Jeff Winter and footballer Graham Sharp. We're not only sports orientated, we have sites for fans of specialist music and TV programmes such as X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing."

Boxing: "ARTICLES APPEARING HERE SOON!"
Darts: last post 2013
Fishing site: last post 2013
forumla 1: last post 2013
futsal: last post 2013
golf: last post 2012


etc etc....its the same with Eastenders, Indie music, heavy metal, X factor, Strictly etc - all last posted on in 2011-2013

"In January 2009, Fansonline.net had a revamp which gives it an image and a look which makes it distinctive from other fans sites. Our easy to use message boards have thousands of registered users whilst our front page stories will keep you up to date with your passion. As the network continues to grow, so the sites and users continue to do so. With big plans and ambitions for the future, Fansonline.net is the Number One Fans Website.""

Says it all really that the last revamp was 2009! It is genuinely like a graveyard of old content stuck in a timewarp. Whoever owns it just doesnt seem bothered as it must generate a lot of ad impressions so makes an income of some sort, but not enough to invest in an updated platform or design.
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rob_fmttm Posted on 20/10/2019 18:04

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
Yes. Of course it is my job. Hard to even break even from a fanzine these days.
The fanzine is an indication that it is very difficult to get people to pay for online services in my view. I sell nearly all my fanzines as paper copies - which is great. Even abroad, which is a surprise.
Am not sure why someone reckons I used to own one eighth of fansonline.
Anyway, I am not the majority share holder and he is the tech guy and designer etc. The man with the promises, if you like.
I appreciate that the boards are not working well during games. I will try and do something positive about it again this week.
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Funky_Chicken Posted on 20/10/2019 18:18

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Thank you for replying Rob, Iím sure everyone would appreciate it if you could sort things - there are some great lads and lasses on here who post a whole range of topics. If you want to know something or even just want a shoulder to cry on then this is the place to come [^]




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clay_davis Posted on 20/10/2019 18:21

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"Am not sure why someone reckons I used to own one eighth of fansonline."

The most recently updated confirmation statement I could see for Fansonline.net Limited shows you owning 60 out of 470 shares (so slightly more than one eighth as 10 shares had been cancelled).

Link: Companies House
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TokyoJoe Posted on 20/10/2019 19:14

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Interesting[?]
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Primus84 Posted on 21/10/2019 20:09

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
"Am not sure why someone reckons I used to own one eighth of fansonline."

Maybe because according to all of the filed accounts you still do?
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Emmersons_BrazillianDong Posted on 21/10/2019 22:42
Edited On: 22/10/2019 09:00
Rob your board is not fit for purpose
I understand that your at the mercy of others to some extent Rob but it really needs to be sorted otherwise it'll die slowly as will any income

I know it's easy for members to say this without having to carry the risk, but you could go it alone and everybody would follow you.

This whole thing could be the same in looks with all the functionality that's needed
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TheFair86 Posted on 22/10/2019 08:36

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AndyD13 Posted on 22/10/2019 09:43

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
" "Am not sure why someone reckons I used to own one eighth of fansonline."

Maybe because according to all of the filed accounts you still do?"

[:D]
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TheFair86 Posted on 22/10/2019 09:46

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
EBD the easiest thing to do would be to set up the other site first and then transition. Zero risk.
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boromike85 Posted on 22/10/2019 10:36

Rob your board is not fit for purpose
If you're worried about just moving because you have a contract with fansonline then if they have hired solicitors to write it with the same level of competency as they hire IT or design professionals then it should be the easiest of contracts to walk away from.
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TheFair86 Posted on 22/10/2019 12:18

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I have it on good authority boro_legend was the lawyer that wrote the agreement, which is why Rob has to keep him around.
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