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Galad
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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... frown

IHATETHEBEARS
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My issue (for what it's worth) is that my phone, my computer, and my Ipad are all logged into my Facebook account. I don't want to have to log out and log into an alternate screen name just to post.

Galad
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Ok.. I've changed my mind about this.... I found a platform that I can very easily swap in here in a few short hours. So while I'd still like all who are willing to create FB logins. You will not need to actually move yourself there for any length of time. Stay tuned.. 

 

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I like the board just the way it is except "You knew that was coming" we can do polls.

If I have to be on FB to use this site just color me gone. Won't do FB

I read somewhere that the biggest fear teams have about playing the Bears at home is Soldier Field grounds keepers.

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I'm with JJ on this one I love this board just the way it is, if I have to switch to FB to be part of this all I can say is it has been truly a pleasure conversing with all of you and best of luck. 

"don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" outlaw josey wales

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Could someone line up a supply ship to stop by, say every 3 months and drop off food and drink?devil

 In memory of JimmyMacFan

Galad
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Changes are happening gentlemen. But it looks like there will be no need for a move to FB.

 

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Galad

Changes are happening gentlemen. But it looks like there will be no need for a move to FB.

Well that's a relief!

I know you love you some FB, but this community was created because the Bears tried to force us onto FB! This is a community of FB haters (okay 90%)!

If I were forced to join FB, I could just as easily return/join to the ChicagoBearsMessageBoard group there and would have no need to join your group. Just saying.

Chicago Bears.......The land of milk and Honey-Bears!?

PapaBear.OR
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Soooo, what exactly is the plan, or new plan, or.....what the hell is going on here?

Butkus never wore an earring

Galad
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I've got another board I'm putting together that I will put here. You'll have to register for the new-er board, and then you'll be off to the races. I'll give everyone plenty of notice. I understand this isn't what you guys want. But without getting into too much detail, it needs to happen. The new platform has way more options for growth and and management. This platform is just not suited well to what we are doing here.  As I said.. I'll give you all plenty of warning, and it will be something I do overnight. You'll go to bed one day on this board and wake up with a new board in the morning. No forced FB signup, and it should go smooth. 

 

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FB is what you make of it. You can get rid of the ads, get rid of seeing other people's BS w/o unfriending them and creating animosity, and generally seeing what you want to see and not much else.

That said, if this platform is high maintenance for the dozen or so people who are here on a regular basis, do what makes your life easier, G.

No biggie.

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