Matt Galatzan

New section, labeled DBcom Boards

Guys, we are hoping that this new section, labeled DBcom Boards, provides an easier time for you all in terms of a 'board' type community.

I also highly recommend downloading the Maven app. ➡️ Maven - News & Community by Maven Coalition, Inc. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/maven-news-community/id1254283617

There are going to be growing pains through all of this, so we appreciate your patience.

Comments (52)
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Dahlsim
Dahlsim

Definitely a step in the right direction for clarity!

StepBackJay
StepBackJay

Will definitely give it a shot. I like the threaded comments better

JamOhJam
JamOhJam

I can handle all of the short-comings, but the whole "pop to the bottom of the thread while I'm reading the middle of the thread and drinking my coffee during my me-time" is not my favorite feature. And by that, I mean I hate it.

ClutchDirk
ClutchDirk

One site is active and getting praise from most of the community...

The other has very little activity and a lot of complaints...

SleepingHero
SleepingHero

What did you guys do? Its the exact same website with a section called boards...

WillE
WillE

Did you guys delete our recent conversation?

MikeFisher
MikeFisher

Editor

There are 3 guys who've come here to troll. Not falling for it. WiLLE, I care so much about the 'us vs. them' stuff - and about the community that we all built at DBcom - that I'm reaching out to 40 to 50 people, individually, to exchange ideas. W, give me a good email and I'll do the same with you. thanks Fish

rephiL
rephiL

Fish, that kind of site here is bullshit from a community pov. Why dont you insert a real board and link articles - like the old board? This is such a step backwards. I really hate this Layout. Whats the reason to drastically change the established format?

Mavsfan12
Mavsfan12

I have been reading/posting at db.com (when I can access my account!) for most of my adult life spanning multiple formats. I am not going to jump ship for temporary issues. That said, I used to spend more than an hour a day easy on the site... now, not so much after reading the articles. Part of that is offseason, but there is not much community content here right now (meaning message boards). Always hopeful that it will get fixed. This current board is better than before. So, there's that.

Matt Galatzan
Matt Galatzan

Editor

Ok guys we have heard back from the developers and we have good news. Things are still in flux with the integration of Maven/SI etc. but they told us that they are planning on updating the way things are laid out on the community side. It is just going to take time. They didn’t give us an exact date. But it is happening.

StepBackJay
StepBackJay

It's interesting to me that posting a comment doesn't immediately refresh the thread even tho it should. You have to manually refresh which isn't terrible but seems like an unnecessary extra step

TXBamanut
TXBamanut

Sorry, guys, just found the new forum that Magikian did...that's fine for me. I can't follow this stuff and you can actually bold, italicize, drop gifs, video and all the stuff we've been asking for the last 800000 years.

Sorry, man. When a dude can just throw that up in his spare time, how in the world could they not just do that for the last several years? Dont' answer, I know with nice things come rules and it's not that easy, but I'm solid on that...just post a link to over there.

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Matt Galatzan
Matt Galatzan

Editor

Well, congrats and enjoy it. We arent posting a link.

dirkfansince1998
dirkfansince1998

Salty...community is gone and you have only yourself to blame.

TXBamanut
TXBamanut

Wow. Came back to poke around, saw that response and well. Db.com has come a long way from that band of friends that was just was about the users and the community.

I posted a snottier message, then I felt bad about it, deleted it and posted this instead. Oh well.

Matt Galatzan
Matt Galatzan

Editor

Look, we aren't being unfriendly or snotty. We have done everything in our power to accommodate everyone. We have been blowing up the site developers for a while now, trying to get things to where you guys are happy.

These things take time, and frankly, we have a lot going on at the moment outside of message boards that we have to deal with as well. Getting a new site off the ground from scratch is a lot of work, and I think we are doing a pretty good job.

If you want to go to that board, then that is fine, and we obviously can't stop you, but we can't post links to outside sites that aren't our own. That is just not how this business works.

MondoEric
MondoEric

You're not alone. I have no idea what's going on here...this "forum" doesn't make any sense.

HoosierDaddyKid
HoosierDaddyKid

How do you find the latest posts? I'm having a hard time understanding and negotiating my way around. Is there different forums like the old site, like Around the NBA, and the game thread site?

choochgas
choochgas

OK. This is probably a stupid question, but I missed the big news about whatever is going on with the change over. Are there not individual topic threads anymore with open replies and discussion? I admit I was taken aback when I went to the 247 site and everything was gone, but it had been a while since I checked in. See the latest post on this thread is from October 11th. Will miss the Mavs talk.