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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,184 ✭✭✭ 99nsr125


    Ye fųcked it, just put a classic option in

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,500 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly

    They seriously should have just taken their time and programmed their own software their own way rather than trying to hack another forum software to work the way they want it to work - they complained about vbulletin being an issue but that was surely down to all the custom modifications they made to it and they are doing exactly the same thing now

    If a software does not fulfill you requirements out of the box with future upgrades then you write your own code

    I could have written the base code for what Boards "did" in the space of a few weeks - we're not talking rocket science when it comes to forum code, it's a bit of html, a bit of css, a bit of js and some DB optimisation

    I was looking at the business plans for Vanilla - nearly 700 euro a month and we end up with this crap after 2 weeks and no end in sight

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,242 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980

    The soccer forum is absolutely gone since the change. It's like a ghost town over there. Actually seeing a lot of forums are only a shadow of what they were in terms of updates and regular posting.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭ Abominable Dr. Phibes

    Hear Warren Buffett has been monitoring the situation closely, and is looking to oust most of the C-Suite.

  • Registered Users Posts: 653 ✭✭✭ DarkJager21

    Is it just me or do spam threads seem to be a lot more prevalent on this platform? Counterfeit money yesterday, some sort of moving company today...

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    He's a professional CEO, member of multiple boards of directors, an experienced business strategist and currently sits in the driving seat of what at least was at one time the largest online community in Ireland.

    Call a spade a spade. He was handed a shovel, thought it really needed to be a spade and put time and effort into beating it into a form that nobody wants, a tool that's no longer up to the job when a shovel is what's needed and not the spade they've turned it into.

    The 'ah sure, it'll be grand' stuff has no place here. Over the past while, user experience and the user community here have ended up as backseat concerns, while all efforts have been made to secure commercial benefit for the business owners off the back of literally decades of that communities contribution. It's about time someone gave this consideration instead of lip service.

    And nobody needs you to be making excuses for them here. They know what they've done. They know they've screwed this up. Just like most of us looking at what's in front of us today versus what was here in the past.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,163 ✭✭✭✭ mdwexford

    Is any Admin or anyone actually giving updates on what the plan is or reading this thread?

    They said the site was going down for an hour the other night to restore the my forums and still no sign of them. If this goes on much longer the site won’t recover. People will find other forums and won’t return.

  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,131 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭ Laviski

    honestly, using it less now than ever

    poor migration, hiccups can always allow but this......

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,344 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    How do I unfollow a thread that doesn't show up as bookmarked but keeps hitting me with notifications

  • Employee Posts: 12,562 ✭✭✭✭✭ Niamh Community Manager

    No it's not possible. You can request your account be closed and anonymised (which is done on a thread by thread basis). You can request this by sending an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Registered Users Posts: 128 ✭✭ Silly Gilly

    I think people are just looking for competency, Paddy. Like for example if your Nigerian favourite prostitute, Graceful Nwo. failed to take sufficient hygiene precautions during a night of scat play it would not be pleasant.

    What Boards have done is analogous to that. Gone balls to the wall when they are not nearly ready. It has resulted in a messy experience for all involved. Nasty business.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,614 ✭✭✭✭ J. Marston

    How is there not a "My Forums" option? Old boards had it, Reddit has all the subs you follow at the top of the page, Twitter has the people you follow. Why go through 3 or 4 pages to get a forum you post on?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,911 ✭✭✭ xieann

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,185 ✭✭✭ Tchaikovsky

    Most wouldn't be bothered requesting access to a forum that they had access to before. I know I wouldn't, especially if there's nothing going on there now.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,277 ✭✭✭✭ Leg End Reject

    I'm getting tons of notifications since the "update" and I can confirm that lots of posters are seeking access to the soccer forum!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭ Pintman Paddy Losty

    Been in a situation like that before Gill, not pretty. Don't think this is comparable. Anyone can just log off and do something else. Getting fecal matter lodged deep in the japs eye isn't something you can just walk away from.

    (Edit: Just to say it wasn't a Nigerian who I've always found to have the highest of hygiene standards.)

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,601 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb

    You wonder would it be easier to let everyone in by default, and then reduce it by banning troublemakers in the normal way

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,359 ✭✭✭✭ Discodog

    There is good news for some. It appears that all the previous forum bans have disappeared😉

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,798 ✭✭✭ EmmetSpiceland

    Hopefully the mods/admins will “tack on” a week, at least, onto any bans currently being served by those who just couldn’t behave themselves on the site.

    It’s only fair considering the rest of us, who managed to stay within the “rules”, missed out on a week of site usage.


    “When you're used to privilege, equality feels like oppression”.


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,344 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    I would have thought it would have been among one of the first things someone wrote down and said 'yeah, we need to keep this feature intact'

    I can tolerate the rollout issues, and I can feign patience, but what cannot be faked is that all of the forums I follow are basically dead at the moment if there's nothing to read, there's nothing to reply to, and no reason to re-visit.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I feel they shot themselves in the foot with this update.and how they are being silent over it speaks volumes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,540 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo

    No he is the guy that says this about himself on the internet...

    Odhran has been responsible for driving business strategy, growth and profitability at leading internet companies both in Ireland and internationally. His background is building teams across product development, sales and marketing in a diverse range of both B2B and B2C businesses. He has held executive positions at,,, Distilled Media, and

    PS I would have used the quote function, but I can't find it anymore.

    Oh there is another thing fooked up the Editor.

    Well if this is how he drives business and growth, then good luck to Boards.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,975 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34

    It's still a commercial operation. There are still subscribers. He still bears responsibility.

    He should resign and hand over to someone who can lead a project to roll back some or all of this disastrous misstep, before it's too late to save the site at all.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,540 ✭✭✭✭ jmayo