Last day of One F

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Last day of One F

Post by Olaf Thom » Friday 22nd 2017f December 2017 09:15:48 PM

It’s had it’s critics, but still the best online gathering of Falkirk Fans.

Yes, better than Pie and Bovril with all the other scumbag fans
Yes, better than COYB Facebook and all crap on that.

Sad day it’s supposed to be over on the 23rd The day everyone celebrates Festivus.

Hopefully someone gets something organised to replace this or someone starts a reddit page. Forums for fans are needed.

If this is indeed the end, all the best to everyone.
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by A13FFC » Friday 22nd 2017f December 2017 09:23:57 PM

Several attempts have been made to start discussions with the current mods with a view to others taking over the site. Almost part of our history this so if the mods pick this up, get in touch please there are people willing to take over the site. Don't do what the club would do and refuse any help!
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Duncan Freemason » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 02:51:35 AM

Happy to help out in any capacity I can if the site gets taken over.
It pains me to see sites such as Raith's Fantalk pretty buoyant and well populated with a broad band of opinions. We clearly should have/need something similar.
I don't "do" Facebook or Twitter (and I suspect there's lots of others who don't go near them either. I have no need to "follow" anyone ta very much).
P&B is now awash with cliche ridden smartarses who, let's be honest, have elevated it to a needy "oh look at me and how sharp and cutting I can be" group where football discussion is increasingly rare.
Forums might seem a bit retro, but I suspect the good ones will prove to have the tenacity and staying power of vinyl records.
So yes, we need a good, vibrant forum.

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Post by dixie chicken » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 09:37:47 AM

I certainly hope that the forum keeps going.
I refuse to get involved with social media and this suits me fine.
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Newborn Bairn » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 10:28:59 AM

Not surprised to see this forum die on it's arse. It had become such a source of negativity it was a laughing stock - I'm told Falkirk staff were instructed not to read it far less participate.

As a source of information on stadium developments and planning, triallists and the like it was quite good but any discussion of football was so negative it made your eyes bleed.

There was no humour, no banter, no sense of being part of anything.

Any interesting posts were invariably duplicated on P&B anyway.

The forum died because it was a depressing place - who the hell wants to get involved in threads that are mostly whining, moaning and wailing?

The forum died because of Olaf.

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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Bridge of Allan Bairn » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 12:44:11 PM

agree with Duncan freemason this is a better site than p&b with more serious football chat and less tedious repetitive immature "banter" so if true will be a shame if it dies.
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Helensbairn » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 02:30:02 PM

If this is indeed the last, I personally will miss the Forum greatly. You can see from my details that I have not been a prolific poster, but hardly a day has passed over the last nearly eight years that I have not visited the site at least once.

Over the last couple of years, when for a variety of reasons I have hardly managed to attend any matches, the comments and reports on here have given me truer picture of what has been happening on the park than the Club web site (I do not do this "social media" stuff either).

So, if this is the end, I would just like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has contributed, whether with single digit number of posts, or with the thousands that some have managed to run up.

Despite a lot of moans, it has been fun.

All the best to everyone.

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Re: Last day of One F

Post by rusty_nail » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 04:33:31 PM

Newborn Bairn wrote:
Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 10:28:59 AM
Not surprised to see this forum die on it's arse. It had become such a source of negativity it was a laughing stock - I'm told Falkirk staff were instructed not to read it far less participate.

As a source of information on stadium developments and planning, triallists and the like it was quite good but any discussion of football was so negative it made your eyes bleed.

There was no humour, no banter, no sense of being part of anything.

Any interesting posts were invariably duplicated on P&B anyway.

The forum died because it was a depressing place - who the hell wants to get involved in threads that are mostly whining, moaning and wailing?

The forum died because of Olaf.
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by rusty_nail » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 05:30:34 PM

Bridge of Allan Bairn wrote:
Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 12:44:11 PM
agree with Duncan freemason this is a better site than p&b with more serious football chat and less tedious repetitive immature "banter" so if true will be a shame if it dies.
If the forum were to return it would be a clean slate. My worry is whether it would be the same or if it could grow.
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Duncan Freemason » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 05:43:00 PM

Oh, it could definitely grow. It's really all about encouraging people to take part rather than discouraging them. That ultimately falls into the remit of the moderators.
Now, I am sure a site that is highly moderated can become seriously dull, but a site that isn't moderated tends to die on the vine. That seems to be where One F has found itself.
Just simple stuff like moving insulting stuff from one thread to another (not deleting it) can keep the road clear for those seeking straight forward debate on football matters. It really doesn't take a huge amount of moderation to keep it on track. Just a bit of common sense input seems to be enough. If solely negative comments or personal attacks are allowed the upper hand, then the forum dies.
If it's super fluffy optimistic, then the forum ain't worth the time. It just needs a bit of balance.

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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Pete » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 07:18:11 PM

Used to post everyday but happy to just read it now. Much prefer this site to p&b but similar to the club onef has been enduring a slow death.

Weve got our own whatsapp ffc group for news and opinions so thats probably the way forward for me personally.

Good luck to all

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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Kiddy » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 08:09:43 PM

Is it deid yet? :?
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by rusty_nail » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 10:52:45 PM

Kiddy wrote:
Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 08:09:43 PM
Is it deid yet? :?
2hrs 08 mins I predict…
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Gaz » Saturday 23rd 2017f December 2017 11:27:18 PM

I don't post here any more, but this is a pretty sad day if true.
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Kiddy » Sunday 24th 2017f December 2017 02:03:10 AM

What is dead may never die!
No financial regulation, no corporate governance, no enlarged divisions, no summer football, no single ruling body, no new cash, no integrity. Behold the 'bright new dawn' for Scottish football,

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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Moderator3 » Monday 25th 2017f December 2017 04:17:22 AM

http://www.onef.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=30620

This is the best chance yet to take control of the forum while meeting the requirements for Data protection. I hope group of sensible fans will come forward and if they do they will get all the assistance they need to retain the forum.

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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Quidsin » Monday 25th 2017f December 2017 11:40:05 AM

Long live ONEF! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Last day of One F

Post by Crunchies Right Boot » Monday 25th 2017f December 2017 03:13:51 PM

Sadly forums in general have been in decline for a few years now due to the rise in social media.

The structure and indexing of forums can be much handier though and, when people contribute sensibly rather than just trolling, it can be a very valuable asset.

I’ve been involved with one of the two biggest messageboards in the country and even it has had challenges so thanks to those that have kept this site going as I know only too well how tricky it can be.

I’d like to see it survive if possible and hope a solution can be found.

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