It’s an exciting time for us here at Celtics Hub. With the success of the team and a growing community of informed passionate readers of this blog, we here at Celtics Hub have been looking at ways to improve the site for everyone involved. We started last week with our first podcast, which will become a weekly feature of the site. However, today we have bigger news with the formal introduction of CelticsBoard, our new message board here at Celtics Hub.
The boards will be run by Dave Spiegel, who will have his own introduction for you later in this post. Dave has run the independent Celtics Board forum for many months before our big boss Henry Abbott recommended his site to us, to see if he would be interested in joining the Celtics Hub team. Luckily for us, Dave was interested, bringing us to our launch today. While Dave will be running the forums, you can expect myself, Zach Lowe and Brendan Jackson to be frequent participants in the discussions with you guys.
Long time readers of the site may remember we tried to launch forums over this summer with some success, but ultimately had problems monitoring the boards without a set moderator. With Dave aboard, we believe we have solved that problem and now look forward to providing an area where some of the most informed and passionate Celtic fans and commenters on the web (you guys) can share ideas and continue discussions about this team, games, blog posts, you name it. Should be on fun place to add to things like the Tony Allen Do’s and Don’t List.
So head on over to CelticsBoard to check it out, introduce yourselves and get the conversation started. Also check out an introduction from Dave here below, where he will tell you a bit more about the board and his background. I also want to thank Dave as well as Bryan Roy for the time they put in to make this message board a reality.
Now here’s Dave:
CelticsBoard is an independent message board forum — for Celtics fans and for basketball fans in general — that went online several months ago. I am very happy now to be joining the Celtics Hub team, as the administrator of our new forums here.
Message board forums can be an excellent complement to blog posts. Whereas today’s blog posts get buried under tomorrow’s, threads on a forum can meander for days, weeks, or longer. Here, they will provide a way to get to know other readers of Celtics Hub, and to exchange ideas, share excitement and frustration, etc. “Game On!” threads, during game action, can be particularly fun.
I post under the name “dslack”. If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about how the forums should work, you can either message me there, or post on the “About this board” forum. They are a work in progress, so I am eager to find out how we can make them a better environment than they already are.
Just a few brief words about etiquette:
(1) The main rule is: Don’t be a jerk. Arguments are fine, but don’t belittle or be mean to other posters. Don’t be a knee-jerk contrarian. Don’t come on just to bash the Boston teams, and if you’re a Boston fan and a non-Boston fan comes on, don’t be a jerk to him/her either.
(2) Keep the language family-friendly.
(3) Since I don’t have infinite time to patrol the boards, please let me know if people are violating the terms. Again, since I don’t have infinite time, I will have little tolerance for jerks.
(I don’t mean to focus on negatives here, but jerks show up at almost every message board, so it’s worth mentioning.)
Please come on over and check out the forums at CelticsBoard
Dave Spiegel (dslack)