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Post  Tuesday and Friday on Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:58 am



I'm posting this post by Eliot Bless. I don't have the time/resources to run The Forum. Please read below to see if any of you want to assume this task. If not, I'm presuming The Forum will be terminated sometime in December.

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Post EBlessNHSP on Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:53 am

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As you all are aware I'm virtually non-existent on the forum. I don't have time to moderate or check it more than once a month or so now that I'm not in the middle of it all in Kansas and have a 2nd child to chase after (my son is almost 18 months now). Not to mention my continued duties on NHSportspage.com which I know you all frequent multiple times per day Smile

Our new platform supports commenting and I will be busy managing the insane ramblings of many/all that have the urge to post publicly. Yes, you will have to register and your comments will be tied to an account which will require an actual email address.

That said, I do believe in freedom of speech and if someone else would like to take over the administration of this fine forum I am willing to pass it along. I renewed the domain through forumotion for about $20 last year. I happily pay for this out of my pocket...a worthy cause for those as passionate as I am about the sports we love. The site does not require this fee but will revert to nhsports.forumotion.com if not paid sometime around December.

You do not need to be super tech savvy but does take some learning. I won't have time to teach you so god speed to the one that wants it. If there is anyone interested (Moderators get first dibs) please feel free to PM me and I will try to figure out how to pass this thing along to the next (un)willing participant.

Note: They do have a decent support forum (of course its a forum) for answering questions and inquiries on how to use their site. I'll strip all the NHSportspage stuff out as there really is no longer a "partnership" in fact we've decided to not support it going forward and focus on our site as the hub of conversation.

To that end...I have enjoyed building this forum to be one of the premier places for inside information on NH basketball and football. I think folks that have contributed have done so admirably in most cases and those that didn't were deservedly given a swift kick to the curb. There are a lot of very passionate fans out there, and the nature of HS sports is many of them revolve on a year to year basis based on which teams are successful. Its tough to keep a forum like this sane but with the help of the regulars and moderators I think we've done a good job. Thank you to everybody involved most notably T&F, JAF and Tulliver. Without you guys it would never have become a safe haven for thoughtful discussion.

PS - Kansas is just brutal in the summer....
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Re: Any Takers to Run The Forum?

Post  JAF on Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:12 am

Unless there's a last minute surprise, it seems the domain name will soon fade away (1/2/2017):

# whois nhsportsforum.com
[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
[Redirected to whois.godaddy.com]
[Querying whois.godaddy.com]
[whois.godaddy.com]
Domain Name: NHSPORTSFORUM.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1694968641_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2016-01-07T11:10:35Z
Creation Date: 2012-01-02T11:06:30Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-01-02T11:06:30Z

Although I suppose it'll still be accessible via nhsports.forumotion.com.

Based on the essentially low volume of activity during football season, I guess people have found other outlets to suffice their daily need to be a "part of the action" in some way. For me though - tweeting and facebook (whatever they are - haha) cannot compare.

Personally it's been a great run - unlike some fully anonymous places that existed where moderation sometimes existed, the NH Sports Forum has generally been a place of "healthy and mostly cordial discussion". There have been a few that were less than that and they were moderated out of existence. This forum provided many hours of distractions from the normal every day job and allowed for expressions of joy, frustration, and quite a bit of good natured ribbing (unless you decided to cross the line of bashing officials and T&F got offended ;-)). It's been a place where we can all be legends in our own minds and a place where everyone knows you by your pseudonym (even when you meet outside in the "real world").

So as the Forum continues on it's journey into the sunset of the internet, I'll say my final good-byes while the domain name exists. I've met some great people in my adventures here. Hard to believe chicagokid43 and GNG are still among the top posters overall. If you knew them and how passionate they were to the sports, school, and family they loved to write/boast/brag about, then you'd know why they have yet to be surpassed. T&F - you're still #1 and I don't think anyone could ever knock you off that perch! Of course if someone got close, you could just moderate them out of existence Razz!

It's been real fun - hard to believe that the kids we used to brag about playing HS sports in what seems to be just yesterday has in reality been much longer. My oldest (football @ BGHS through 2009) graduated from Tufts University and lives/works in Dallas... My middle (football/baseball @ BGHS through 2011) graduated from Muhlenberg College and is now halfway through UNC Chapel Hill Law School)... My youngest (baseball @ BGHS through 2014) is still playing collegiate baseball down here in the South - currently at USC Lancaster (a JUCO) with designs on getting into a D1 school next year (he'll have 2 years of eligibility left after losing a season to a torn labrum). After a few years down here watching football, basketball, and baseball - there are two things that are true... Teams are deeper/more athletic here (JV boys hoop players can dunk) and parents still are passionate about their kids - they just say it with a Southern Twang... Nothing like "that's a travel", "three seconds", or "c'mon blue, that's not a strike" with a drawl when you're used to hearing the Northern version for so many years!

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