Time for a Board update. We've been using this new board for over a year now. I'm not going to lie. I hate it. The platform it was built on is powerful and could take us to the moon.. But it's also very complicated, and requires constant maintenance. So we are moving on. This is going to be a multiple step process. And some of you aren't going to like it. But If you value the friendships you've built here I think you'll make the effort to transition. Here is my plan.
First off. Everyone that doesn't have a FaceBook account needs to create one. I know some of you have an issue with that, and I'm sorry. But FB is going to be a large part of the next generation of this board. You can create an account and use a variation on your current name here. You will need a first and last name. So Your name will have to change a little. FB wants you to use your real name, but you don't have to as long as you choose a convincing enough first and last name. Once created you can set your settings so nobody can see your email. Then search within FB for Chicago Bear Boards. There are two results. One is a fan page.. The other is a Group. The Group is the one you want. Join the group and I'll approve your request.
Once everyone is there I'll pull this board down and setup a new one with FB as your login. That will allow me to integrate both boards and allow FB content to be seen here. We all want this community to grow, and like it or not this is the best way. We need new blood, and we need younger faces. I'd like to have everyone moved over by November. I'll do my best to contact everyone. FB has it's own rules. I suggest you check them out if you think you might be tempted to violate them. Our current Mods will stay the same.
I know this probably isn't good news to many of you. But it's what we need to do.
Ok.. Lets hear your objections...