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Out of interest how many members does the The Dark Blues have now ? Any based in the South West of England. I live in Bristol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm on my mobile and can't see it but I think it's nearly 1200..

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1,185 members.

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is it possible that this could be like equivalent to those who might make a monthly contribution to the club? I am surprised that the number is not greater. 3000+ season tickets sold I had thought that the majority of them would be using this forum.

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31 minutes ago, BCram said:

is it possible that this could be like equivalent to those who might make a monthly contribution to the club? I am surprised that the number is not greater. 3000+ season tickets sold I had thought that the majority of them would be using this forum.

Might be bit of a ramble but here goes-

There's loads of Dees who wont use forums like this one. People I've spoken to are put off by negative comments and derogatory remarks aimed at the players, manager, and BOD members, particularly after defeats. I believe, through reading on here, that some people don't post due their dislike of other posters viewpoints and maybe feeling that they are in the minority in terms of what the choose to post. It would be pretty boring if we all posted the same things though. If someone wants to have a particular view, however much I personally disagree with it, that's their choice. As long as it stays within forum guidelines then its fine, however frustrating it may be. Facebook is probably worse though.

Some good Dees wont post here out of a loyalty to Mad.

A couple of Dees I spoke to recently, who I'd describe as diehards, the type of guys who'll travel to Dingwall on a wet Tues night and just live and breath DFC are just pretty P'd off with things as a whole and see little merit in sifting through various different viewpoints on here, or elsewhere for that matter, when it's unlikely to make them feel any better, so just don't bother.

Good site imo, probably the best around but for some of the reasons I've stated not for everyone.

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A lot of folk won't post here as they prefer a wider scope of views and club specific forums don't offer that. 

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45 minutes ago, Reverend Lovejoy said:

Some good Dees wont post here out of a loyalty to Mad.

 

A lot of the posters on Mad are banned from here so they have nowhere else to go.

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21 minutes ago, WeighorstsWang said:

A lot of folk won't post here as they prefer a wider scope of views and club specific forums don't offer that. 

I think your post above makes a fair point above WW...(And the topic it's self might justify some discussion if some constructive ideas come from it) 

Rev 's post raises some issues that others may like to comment on. The reason I highlight the post above (WW's) is that TDBF is Club Specific & this 

certainly suits my own needs better. Very occasionally, pop into another forum for a quick look & was a previous member of another forum (2-3 years)

Admin John & others, will be able to comment as to whether TDBF is doing all it could do. In my informal role as maybe the "Main Welcome Mannie"

I think we are doing better than "just fine" What do others think? The past 10 days, I think we must have welcomed around 10 new members (not sure)

While I am mention my role in the "WELCOME POSTS" ... Although it's something I love doing, it would give me the greatest pleasure if others would

join me in this task :) Personally, I accept our forum may not be for everyone. I'm not going to highlight why it suits me. Dark Blue Existing Members,

who post regularly (or even occasionally) will know themselves the attraction of TDBF. But other posters I'm sure other will comment on the pros/cons.

 

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Posted (edited)

More than 1,000 people have signed up. That's a lot. Plenty folk don't like computers never mind message boards and there are a lot of lurkers, folk who'll read the threads but don't feel the urge to contribute.

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Think this forum does a good job, and would like to see more people using it. There will be stats on who posts, who looks etc. We have to try to boost attendances and it looks as though this forum is a way of doing that. Don't see the club's official stuff growing because I don't use Facebook or Twitter. For those of you who    do use them, do you think the information and views expressed are having a positive effect in the club? 

We have just parted company with our manager, and had a new to management appointment confirmed. It seemed to me that this process has been handled with a fair degree of polite discussion. The success of the appointment will be revealed by the outcome but it looks to me that people expressing their views on a well run forum helped in the process. 

I just wonder if it could do more?

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The club banned me from their official twitter. I've no idea why, I've literally never commented on anything of theirs (bar maybe saying how strong a jawline O'Dea has or that Tom Hardy would be proud of  McPake's hair) but I'd have thought that was their twitter's not the clubs. 

Baffling, only found out last week when I clicked on something that was linked here.

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5 hours ago, WeighorstsWang said:

The club banned me from their official twitter. I've no idea why, I've literally never commented on anything of theirs (bar maybe saying how strong a jawline O'Dea has or that Tom Hardy would be proud of  McPake's hair) but I'd have thought that was their twitter's not the clubs. 

Baffling, only found out last week when I clicked on something that was linked here.

It is a really negative feeing getting banned. I managed to get banned from Dundee Mad. It took me ages to get it sorted out, thanks to Shaded. That's why I still post on there. It is difficult to get a topic moving and I often think full marks to Gedee for posting stuff that allows you to reply to his ideas. 

I don't think the official website really engages with club members but perhaps they do well with their Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

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10 hours ago, BCram said:

It is a really negative feeing getting banned. I managed to get banned from Dundee Mad. It took me ages to get it sorted out, thanks to Shaded. That's why I still post on there. It is difficult to get a topic moving and I often think full marks to Gedee for posting stuff that allows you to reply to his ideas. 

I don't think the official website really engages with club members but perhaps they do well with their Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

Firstly a quick thank you for your comment above, before rapidly moving on.

From my own perspective, an overload of any negativity or criiticism, but especially if it is of a personal nature (however well intended & justified) rings the death knell for any forum. I accept others will disagree & think that kind of comment is just being extreme. However it is only my opinion.

And I do feel strongly about it. It not only stifles conversations, it can cause unnecessarily, a great deal of grief and hurt and in my view, it turns existing & new members away ... from posting. And even away from the forum. I do not think Admin or the Mods over-react within this forum at all. I would think it must be a near impossible  job to monitor every post & get it all right.  But (imo) they are not far away.

As mentioned above, I did spend a few years on the other forum (not nearly as long as some of the present long-standing members, or those there at the time)

When it was at it's best, I thought it was generally fine .... although it definitely had it's "moments"  

But as well as the over-destruction jobs on some general  posts, I was always amazed as to the reaction & stance, some long, long. long-standing members took, to new members and their first posts ...it looked like SOME took a perverted pleasure in ripping new members & their first posts to pieces (all this is in my opinion of course)

I felt this did a great deal of damage to the credibility of those doing this, as well as having a long term damaging effect on that forum ( And I did post this view often on there)  

Thankfully TDBF go out  of their way to welcome new members.

& leave it at least a week before banning them :) 

(jist trying  a wee joke to finish this off) :lol2:

We can awe do a wee bit better:happyyes:

But we're doing OK:chaplin:

Mon the Dee:wub:

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There were time Dundee Mad was just that......Mad :D there was a certain humour over there.......usually caused by looking next door at Dab Mad and the adventures of Rab and the rest

The European night of the shite flinging is a classic example :wacko:

The Mad advertising board and the kid's season tickets initiatives were good ideas....I bought a couple of season tickets each year, the Highstand Flag was probably the best idea of all

Anyway........enough of The Mad

We're definitely a friendlier forum, less judgemental, definitely less insults, the mods have it just about right

I would like to see us come up with a few initiatives of our own

I have a feeling McCann will get Dens buzzing again........WE ARE STAYING UP

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Agreed Harold. 

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Lots of lurkers and I ken a few

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I find TDB a little more civilised than Mad, which makes it on one hand better - who wants crap - but on the other less controversial and amusing. You can't have it all.

I reckon people can participate in different sites, I do, to get different things out of each.

I like TDB as a balanced forum for Dees.

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I got banned from the clubs official twitter in the days of Gardiner and his clype. 

Tommy Young managed to sort it out for me once they were gone. Still blocked by Gardiner and the clype though :lol2:

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On 23/04/2017 at 08:10, Mr Gandosaur said:

I got banned from the clubs official twitter in the days of Gardiner and his clype. 

Tommy Young managed to sort it out for me once they were gone. Still blocked by Gardiner and the clype though :lol2:

Gardiner did get a lot of flak, some of it deserved. The trouble was things got personal and people forgot that it was ideas they were discussing and it was perfectly acceptable and logical to disagree.

I still think the club is not making enough use of this forum, and I was pleased to see DFCSS is getting some publicity for the bus to Motherwell. It  would be interesting to see how well the offer has been taken up.

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