slowhand

The Riderfans forum has been down since the weekend.  If anyone has news or an update, please post it.  

depopulationINC

The Riderfans forum has been down since the weekend.  If anyone has news or an update, please post it.  
Thought I read somewhere their host's server died.  Don't really recall where I saw that as I don't use the site.

Lyle B. Style

Mostly homers and ne'r do wells - they've had this problem before. Its a rather large site. They have well over 5,000 members but mostly dominated by a bakers dozen of folks in permanent or semi-permanent state of rage.

They'll get more bandwith - because there's far too much money on the line.

Used to post there - had over 12,000 posts but they think most bomber fans are homers - my objective style of posting musta pissed them off severely. Some hokem gave me a six month suspension for posting humor - and I requested the life sentence.

Anyone who uses reason & humour is anathema to those folks. Lets put it this way - other than 4 or 5 posters who exhibit great humour and open-mindedness - its the most Neanderthal sports site I've ever had the privilege of posting on. Bomber sites are close - but most bomber sites just have a handful of posters - mainly 4 or 5 big gulpers spewing invectives at each other.

Last time the Riders site went down hard it was up 'n running in less than two weeks. According to reports most regular inferno types were starting to develop the shakes after only 3 days out!!!
WAITING FOR A  MIRACLE - 28 YEARS, COUNTING!

depopulationINC

Mostly homers and ne'r do wells - they've had this problem before. Its a rather large site. They have well over 5,000 members but mostly dominated by a bakers dozen of folks in permanent or semi-permanent state of rage.

They'll get more bandwith - because there's far too much money on the line.

Used to post there - had over 12,000 posts but they think most bomber fans are homers - my objective style of posting musta pissed them off severely. Some hokem gave me a six month suspension for posting humor - and I requested the life sentence.

Anyone who uses reason & humour is anathema to those folks. Lets put it this way - other than 4 or 5 posters who exhibit great humour and open-mindedness - its the most Neanderthal sports site I've ever had the privilege of posting on. Bomber sites are close - but most bomber sites just have a handful of posters - mainly 4 or 5 big gulpers spewing invectives at each other.

Last time the Riders site went down hard it was up 'n running in less than two weeks. According to reports most regular inferno types were starting to develop the shakes after only 3 days out!!!
Biggest problem there (I used to poke in back when I was active and then for a while shortly after) is that one needs to tow a line...heaven forbid you provide objectivity.  I mean there were some who got burned alive and deserved it and there are a few who appreciate the objectivity...but one can only provide in doses.  I mean ffs...you know me...I provide pretty slight objectivity and I am generally not an arse about players nor teams...specially cuz I have been there.  I have learned a long time ago to generally not give full out assessments/objectivity of any team/established player if they lean too negatively because it just rubs people wrong.  This sometimes comes across as cheerleading...but it is just not worth the fights lol.  I have one CFL spot that I post pretty openly and it seems to be more open to that....where you can actually talk football.  you take it better than most....A51 was one of the worst.  I believe my last post over there was when they hired Marshall and put him in Taman.  I said something along the line of that he would produce a good team that wouldn't last and gave reasons why....was bashed non-stop over it by people that bashed with nothing to support their stance.  I am all for them not agreeing with me and supporting why that is...but this was my signal to depart.  For the most part, every team's board gets like this once it gets heavy traffic.

sully

Does anyone have contact info for the people who run that site? I wouldn't mind providing some technical support or advice to help them out - all active CFL team forums are important to the greater cause.
I'm the Senior Director of Technology for the Canadian Football League. Got technology concerns/ideas for the league? E-mail me at ssyed@cfl.ca and we'll talk.

Lyle B. Style

Does anyone have contact info for the people who run that site? I wouldn't mind providing some technical support or advice to help them out - all active CFL team forums are important to the greater cause.
My own assessment fwiw - the riders site is pretty much a closed society. They don't accept outside help - in fact they really get angry when outsiders like to help.
Its the biggest team web site in the league - in terms of gross # of members but the defining problem is the owners and controllers of the site are very biased against non-cheerleader types.

DanoT

I am not able to log on to Morning Big Blue, so is it also down like Ridefans?

BRT

I am not able to log on to Morning Big Blue, so is it also down like Ridefans?
Morning Big Blue has been up all morning or at least when I logged in. Just tried it again and it is up and flying. Might need to clear your cache.

As for Riderfans.com being down - it appears to still be down. This happened during the winter for a few days not sure what happened.

cflisthebest

screw the site.

let it sit dead.

Saskatchewan Roughriders should be in control of a forum site, not this prick who runs it.
A Proud member of the Rider Nation!

300Magnum

Mostly homers and ne'r do wells - they've had this problem before. Its a rather large site. They have well over 5,000 members but mostly dominated by a bakers dozen of folks in permanent or semi-permanent state of rage.

They'll get more bandwith - because there's far too much money on the line.

Used to post there - had over 12,000 posts but they think most bomber fans are homers - my objective style of posting musta pissed them off severely. Some hokem gave me a six month suspension for posting humor - and I requested the life sentence.

Anyone who uses reason & humour is anathema to those folks. Lets put it this way - other than 4 or 5 posters who exhibit great humour and open-mindedness - its the most Neanderthal sports site I've ever had the privilege of posting on. Bomber sites are close - but most bomber sites just have a handful of posters - mainly 4 or 5 big gulpers spewing invectives at each other.

Last time the Riders site went down hard it was up 'n running in less than two weeks. According to reports most regular inferno types were starting to develop the shakes after only 3 days out!!!
You may have had over 12,000 posts, but 11,000 were threads you started about the Bombers.

mallard

I was wondering what happened to Riderfans.com,  good to see I'm not the only one that had trouble.  Last I was able to access the site was early Saturday morning (May 5).  Although I've gone through withdrawal, I'm sure they'll have it up & running again soon. 

slowhand

I was wondering what happened to Riderfans.com,  good to see I'm not the only one that had trouble.  Last I was able to access the site was early Saturday morning (May 5).  Although I've gone through withdrawal, I'm sure they'll have it up & running again soon.
Saturday also was the last time I could log in.  Once it's up, I hope the mods create either a facebook or twitter page to alert members to problems.  

depopulationINC

I was wondering what happened to Riderfans.com,  good to see I'm not the only one that had trouble.  Last I was able to access the site was early Saturday morning (May 5).  Although I've gone through withdrawal, I'm sure they'll have it up & running again soon.
Saturday also was the last time I could log in.  Once it's up, I hope the mods create either a facebook or twitter page to alert members to problems.  
While I don't use RF, I know Gov has been updating via twitter. 

Hammertown Proud

With ZC now on the Riders roster, they should get used to "being down".

mallard

With ZC now on the Riders roster, they should get used to "being down".
Statements like that are considered blasphemous over at RF.com.   :o
 


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