UteHub may be what saves UFN


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      • #1201

        Tacoma Ute
        Ute Fan
        @tacomaute

        I think this site is a great compliment to UteFans. Unfortunately there are a small but vocal collection of butthurt ninnies with their panties in a bunch who are taking up sides when there shouldn’t be any sides. They feel threatened by the existence of this board for some reason.

        Ironically the existence of this board may be the very thing that lights a fire under UFN to save itself. I like bouncing back and forth from one to the other. That doesn’t hurt UFN in any way. Thanks to a tiny but whiny minority of posters creating conflict where there is none they are making it sound as this site is some kind of evil threatening competition.

        Those folks and their bitching and insults are doing far more damage to UFN than people who post positive messages about Ute Hub over there. Hopefully they’ll get over it and things will get back to normal over there.

      • #1203

        Wilson’s Mustache
        Ute Fan
        @sigmaute

        Those folks and their bitching and insults are doing far more damage to UFN than people who post positive messages about Ute Hub over there. Hopefully they’ll get over it and things will get back to normal over there.

        There are a few posters today complaining about Utehub & flaming other posters that really make me want to just stop going over there.

        • #1763

          SouthJordanUte
          Ute Fan
          @southjordanute

          Wow. I was just over there and I was very surprised that people even care. Very weird imo.

      • #1206

        GadValleyUte
        Ute Fan
        @maximumkungfu

        I just thumbed up your post. It should not in any way be interpreted an encouragement to be snarky or to bully. 😉

        • #1284

          UteStuckInSeattle
          Ute Fan
          @utestuckinseattle

          Couldn’t agree more. I am trying to be as civil as possible when pleading the case against UFN members who are bashing any alternatives to their sacred site.

          I don’t understand the vitrol being thrown about another place for Ute fans to hang out.

        • #1854

          Big Z
          Ute Fan
          @bigz

          If Utehub is going to hurt anyone it’s the people over at UB5.

      • #1208

        radioUte
        Ute Fan
        @radioute

        Every time a new board has started (UteZone, Utahby5, Utehub, etc) it has pulled a certain segment of posters away from Utefans.net that were looking for something different. Eventually, the only posters remaining will be the Beavis & Butthead types that are perfectly satisfied just to wallow in their own filth.

        • #1237

          Anonymous
          Inactive

          It is more like a circle jerk on Ufn. They all think they are hilarious because in reality it is like three people with multiple board names.

          • #1570

            AZswayze
            Ute Fan
            @AZswayze

            You do realize that a good number of us migrated from utefans, and that some of the folks that post the most over there are now members here as well, right? I don’t think it’s wise to start a beef with others before this site even has a chance to get off the ground. I can’t speak for others, but I find some of this talk insulting, and distasteful. I personally know a good number of people there, and this talk about it only being a handful of posters with a bunch of accounts is utter horses**t.

            Then again, I’m most certainly one of the “beavis and buttheads” you referred to.

      • #1215

        Brettski
        Ute Fan
        @brettski

        Yeah, I’m liking how fresh this all feels. UFN became less focused on the Utes and more about BYU and LDS bashing for a lot of posters. In fact, I haven’t noticed any “beavis & butthead” types here at all. Love it. Go Utes

        • #1235

          Ex’dUte
          Ute Fan
          @exdute

          Trust me, I’ve made my way over here, and I have a little bit of Beavis and quite a bit of Butthead in me (see avatar at right). He-he. I’ll try to be on my best behavior, though.

        • #1252

          Tacoma Ute
          Ute Fan
          @tacomaute

          I’m kind of a Beavis and Butthead type but it’s all in fun. I also have bashed that one team probably thousands of times. About 5 days ago I unchecked the category though. What a relief. I feel like I removed a rock from my shoe. Like I had a hat on that was way too tight and I finally took it off. 🙂

        • #1268

          3UteDad
          Ute Fan
          @3utedad

          I don’t think it serves any purpose to denigrate anyone that migrates here from another community. I have posted on Utefans for years and probably will continue until I don’t enjoy it anymore. Sure there are some posters that are annoying (or perhaps disgusting) but that is the nature of any open forum. There are lots of posters making good contributions and with great wit that would be terrific participants here.

          The thing that would turn me off about this message board would be if it became a closed community taking opportunistic potshots at posters of a different “ilk”. I can think of nothing more boring than becoming a “Stepford” forum. And if properly moderated and self-policed we can keep it from becoming anarchy.

          I think we need to give the admin here lots of leeway as he maneuvers through the technical details of smoothing out operations and eventually gets around to establishing the ground rules for poster conduct.

          • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by 3UteDad.
      • #1280

        Tacoma Ute
        Ute Fan
        @tacomaute

        I hope it can be a site where every sort of Utes fan can feel welcome and get along, regardless of religion, lack of religion, political leaning, etc.

        Also I hope it comes to be viewed by members of both boards as a compliment to UFN, not a competition. I think most feel that way already but it only takes a tiny match to set the woods on fire.

      • #1286

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        I’m interested in making a great site for Ute fans to gather, talk, establish friendships, and so on. Either you’re in or you’re out on that!

        Regarding policies, I dislike byu as much as anyone (probably more), but I’m REALLY enjoying not seeing all the back and forth between the fan bases.

        I’m seriously considering deleting the byu category here entirely. But having it means we can keep posts related to them over at the kid table.

        • #1291

          UteStuckInSeattle
          Ute Fan
          @utestuckinseattle

          Keep the category. You wouldn’t build a house without a toilet.

          It’s not something you like to think about, but it serves it’s purpose on occasion.

          • #1293

            Tacoma Ute
            Ute Fan
            @tacomaute

            Brilliant analogy. The category will keep the waste matter where it belongs!

        • #1301

          GadValleyUte
          Ute Fan
          @maximumkungfu

          @utestuckinseattle nailed it. BYU talk is gonna come up we are scheduled to play them in football the next 5 years and I think we have open ended agreements in all other sports. Better have a special place for talk not directly related to our on-field interactions with them, so folks who want no part don’t have to see it. Same for religion and politics. Like Tacoma said. I un-clicked The Zoob category last week and my life is better for it. I’d prefer to stay that way.

          • #1328

            Tacoma Ute
            Ute Fan
            @tacomaute

            Yep. I admit I was probably one of the worst offenders in that regard. I just hit a point where I went “aaaaaaaahhhhhhh!”, in high pitched Peyton Manning voice. I reached the breaking point. LOL I had to take action to preserve what’s left of my sanity.

      • #1289

        UteStuckInSeattle
        Ute Fan
        @utestuckinseattle

        400+ registrations on this site in 2 days.

        Obviously there was a void not being filled by UFN.

        • #1334

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          Now up to 521 users 3 hours into day 3. The only hiccup is the damn email ban issue. There are currently 53 users who signed up but haven’t activated their accounts, probably because they’re not getting the emails.

          • #1337

            UteStuckInSeattle
            Ute Fan
            @utestuckinseattle

            Is this a configuration issue on the server end or just overzealous spam / junk filters?

            • #1341

              Tony
              Admin/Founder
              @admin

              I have a dedicated server with several domains on it. Some ar clients’ domains. I suspect one client’s spam problems led to the IP getting banned but just one of the IP blacklists. So a few who have email providers that read that list don’t get emails: concast, AT&T etc.

              There is also a mailserver DNS setup problem I’m not easily able to overcome, which would also help the reputation of the emails going out.

          • #1464

            javadave
            Ute Fan
            @javadave

            my activation email went into my spam folder (Gmail).

            • #1467

              Hockeybeard
              Ute Fan
              @hockeybeard

              Same – and it was on my junk email account, so it wasn’t being forwarded to my main account so I didn’t realize for half a day.

              • #1487

                Tony
                Admin/Founder
                @admin

                Be sure to mark those emails as NOT SPAM so your provider learns to like them.

                • #1494

                  BioUte
                  Ute Fan
                  @bioute

                  Off topic but, are you the keymaster?
                  Keymaster

                  • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by BioUte.
      • #1421

        1Colonial
        Ute Fan
        @1colonial

        Love what I am seeing on this site. I love the term not wanting a “stepford” board. Everyone deserves a chance with commenting as long as it is within reason. And the admin should be able to have flexibility on what that will be. Hope everyone has common sense and lets differing viewpoints filter in. That is what will make it fun.

        Go Utes!

      • #1485

        zeous
        Ute Fan
        @zeous

        I predict things will escalate into full fledged cyber warfare between ufn and uh. UH’ers are rabid anti-beavite-buttheadites (aka anti-north-endzone-ites) and UFN traditionalists hate change!

        I think the whole thing is a clandestine Cougarboard operation to foment a coup and divide and conquer Utah fans solidarity.

        • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by zeous.
        • #1496

          Anonymous
          Inactive

          This is what I imagine it will look like.
          fight

        • #1501

          3UteDad
          Ute Fan
          @3utedad

          Here’s the thing…you can make all the predictions you want, but this site got 500+ registrants in the first 2 days for a reason. There was a hole in the Utah fan community that wasn’t being filled. Now that all those registrants are keeping an eye on things, this site will rise or fall on its own merits.

          As far as I’m concerned, I am happy with the way Tony has taken an “open source” approach to building his site…taking input and weighing suggestions from all participants. When was the last time you saw someone do that for a Utah fan site?

          Not sure what your ax is to grind, but right now you’re whistling in the wind.

          *Edit* Apologies if your post was TIC

          • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by 3UteDad.
      • #1491

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        I’m not trying to start a war, and I hope it remains cool between the two sites. I am and have been a long time member of UFN. It is what it is and there are a LOT of good people there, many who I consider friends. I didn’t see it changing and I wanted to see to modern, mobile friendly, different type of ute fan site that was not just a forum, but more community-like…

        …so I built it.

        • #2306

          NorthEZUte
          Ute Fan
          @northezute

          Let’s be honest, Ute fans needed a new home, period. Thanks for taking the initiative.

      • #1493

        THEeyepatch
        Ute Fan
        @theeyepatch1

        When Jazzy Ute lost his job with Block U, there was a mass exodus of posters but it’s still around and you can debate whether it’s better or not but nonetheless, it’s a place for Ute fans to voice their opinions, check recruiting, upcoming opponents, or what-not. “Haters gonna hate” right!

        I like this site because people seem to be avoiding the ‘Big XII wannabes’ which if I wanted to hear about them, I could just go to SLTrib or DNews and listen to the back-and-forth p**sing contest about “2 BCS Bowls/Pac-12 invite v. Weak-ass National Championship/Heisman winner”. UFN is starting to become Cougarboard 2.0 in my opinion. Especially since the season started.

        • #1888

          Renegadefly
          Ute Fan
          @renegadefly

          And yet you bring them up yourself, by devoting over half of your post to them. The opposite of love is not hate it is indifference, you are clearly not ready to let them go.

      • #1892

        Daedalus17
        Ute Fan
        @daedalus17

        I think you are right. Rising tide raises all boats. The bigger issue is how some of the posts were. I think it was this one specificaly that annoyed me.

        The potential death of UF.N . . .

        It wasn’t the cross reference. It was the tone of some of them that made me get overly defensive. Also the quantity got overwhelming for a while. The combination made me ornery, even though I planned on checking both out the whole time.

        • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by Daedalus17.
      • #1904

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Not sure who wrote that but there was/is a little bit of a “sky is falling” worry I guess.

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