I’m Not One for Making Announcements, but…

Jun 3, 2012
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After @Jay's not-so-subtle goodbye message, plenty guessed that, yes, I’m the new ‘owner’ of CHB. I figured I’d attempt to clear up what that means with this thread.

What does this mean? Well in terms of how the forum is run, nothing. There won’t be any rule changes. There won’t be any sudden changes to the forum software/layout. The mods will stay the same (although we might add one or two to the team). What we’ve got now is what we will be sticking with in that regard. That said, if any significant change becomes a necessity, this’ll be relayed to the forum in advance.

What will I be doing? My main focus will be marketing CHB and enticing new faces to join the forum. It’s a hard task when forums are on the decline, but we don’t do nearly enough to bring visibility to the site. In the next few days, the site will launch a dedicated front page for news and features. I also have other ideas, but I’ll keep them under my hat for now.

Am I really running things? As Jay has said, he’s still covering the site cost. And he will turn up to help if any back-end development problems occur. Other than that, I’m in charge. I have control of forum decisions, the news page, the finances etc. Speaking of the latter, I am not doing this for personal financial gain. If the forum makes any money after paying off Jay’s bills, this will be put back into the site.

What’s my ultimate aim? I want to, somehow, help bring both forums back together. I understand why the majority of the previous team split and created OTH, and I understand why some posters followed suit. I don’t understand the rivalry that has developed between the two groups. We’re a community that, by and large, got on fine with each other. There are good posters here, there are good posters there – neither forum is ‘shit’ or ‘dead’. But we were better as one rather than two, and I hope something can be arranged where we all coexist again.

How can you help? If you don’t already, you can follow our social media accounts:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheckHookBoxing
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CheckHookBoxing/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/checkhookboxing/

Aside from the Instagram account which is new (quick and become the second follower!), our social media presence has been somewhat stagnant over the years. That’s going to change. So if you see any upcoming content you enjoy from these social media streams, make sure to like/share/retweet etc.

If you’re a lounge dweller and actually like boxing, don’t be scared to post in the boxing sections. The Lounge is ticking along fine, yet the boxing sub-forums are struggling for activity at the moment. Other than that, just keep posting and browsing as you are. Although if you have any ideas, feel free to share.

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Lastly, I want to thank everyone that has stuck with CHB. And thanks to Jay for his work in getting this place up and running again with long-term stability – the work I’ve seen him do behind the scenes over the last few months cannot be understated. I never asked to be a mod. I never asked to takeover CHB. I’m only trying to do what I can to help the site. And if that’s me at the helm, I’ll do my best to make it a success. :good
 

Deebo

"Messkin" Deebo
Jun 5, 2013
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Show dem balls bro
Don't you just have a donation thingy setup somewhere? I don't do that social media shit but have said for years that I would periodically donate. That social media crap is one of the many tools of the devil!
 
Reactions: dkos
Jun 4, 2013
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Do we really need that one poster and all his alts coming here from the other site (joking)?
 
Jun 3, 2012
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Don't you just have a donation thingy setup somewhere? I don't do that social media shit but have said for years that I would periodically donate. That social media crap is one of the many tools of the devil!
A donation button isn't something I had in mind, but we could look into it. The plan is to stick an ad banner at the top of the page alongside the logo, and also a small box ad on the main forum page where it lists the Members online, latest posts etc. Places where they are unobtrusive and won't hurt the user experience.

Do we really need that one poster and all his alts coming here from the other site (joking)?
You can't control Trout :lol:

Although he does align with CHB rather than the other site.

I fancy myself something of a writer; and enjoy the history of the sport. If I could help by writing articles for the front page, let me know.
That would be great. I'll obviously make a new thread once the news page is up and running (hopefully within the week), but feel free to think of article ideas and stuff :good
 
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I don't get why you want the other forum posters so bad. I don't dislike any of them. But they left because this forum wasn't left enough. Created a left leaning utopia.....how do you think that will go down when they come back?

I'm not trying to be toxic. But realistic.

I see shit like this all the time in my professional life and gaming life (guild mergers etc) .

Not gonna work. Sorry :(
 

mandela

CHB Führer
May 16, 2013
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I don't get why you want the other forum posters so bad. I don't dislike any of them. But they left because this forum wasn't left enough. Created a left leaning utopia.....how do you think that will go down when they come back?

I'm not trying to be toxic. But realistic.

I see shit like this all the time in my professional life and gaming life (guild mergers etc) .

Not gonna work. Sorry :(
:lol:

No they fuckin' didn't :lol:


What the fuck???
 

Benny Blanco

Stormzy is an idiot
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I don’t see why forums have to be on the decline really not sure I buy into that

If it’s active and has good posters people will come
 
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Jay

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I don’t see why forums have to be on the decline really not sure I buy into that

If it’s active and has good posters people will come
the likes of facebook, whatsapp etc. all have an impact - one place for everything, immediate gratification.

Think of that whatsapp chat, you'd get thousands of messages a day, and the conversation just stays there. 7+ years ago, that'd be all conversation on the forums (not as many individual messages, but you get the point).

Most people use phones now, and forum software devs has been lagging behind in adapting to it.
 

Benny Blanco

Stormzy is an idiot
Feb 18, 2017
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the likes of facebook, whatsapp etc. all have an impact - one place for everything, immediate gratification.

Think of that whatsapp chat, you'd get thousands of messages a day, and the conversation just stays there. 7+ years ago, that'd be all conversation on the forums (not as many individual messages, but you get the point).

Most people use phones now, and forum software devs has been lagging behind in adapting to it.
Yeah that’s a fair point mate I suppose WhatsApp group chats are bad for forums

But then again you are just limiting yourself to the same opinions from the same people etc it’s not too stimulating if you already know everyone’s opinion

I don’t know mate I haven’t really looked into this to be honest I just think if a forum is active, well moderated and has good posters it should do just fine in the long run

That’s my two cents any how
 
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