[SOLD] WFCFORUMS.COM

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Jossy, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    It’s the jump from having an admin and moderators to having an owner.

    I don’t want to get all Clive. But it’s the shift in terms of a site run by fans to something that is a commodity to be owned, monetised and sold.

    Last time we had a new admin I don’t think it was sold it simply went to someone willing to take it and run it.

    I must be getting old. It just strikes me as odd
     
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  2. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    [​IMG]Watford FC Forums‏ @WFCforums Sep 8
    I'm sorry mate but the forums were sold earlier this afternoon. Thanks for showing interest though and I hope you will still contribute to the forums!


    So who are the new owners then?
     
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Hope we don't go all wobby style with banners requesting adblocker is turned off, unwanted videos running all the time and the site constantly crashing due to the volume of new high tech ads intended to catch your eye and basically prevent you from looking at the info that you went on the site to see. Rarely go on there now as a result. We are only worth anything as members and visitors if we are being shown lots of ads.
     
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  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Well, as wonderful as this site is, it's only the sum of its contributors.

    As you can see from Enjoooy the Game and the Hornets Nest, the posters on here are atypically erudite and, in my opinion, humorous.

    If the site is run for profit, then the goal will be to sign up as many users as possible and pump as many adverts at them as you can make them tolerate.

    That would be a different site with more members, lower quality content, more duplication of posts, more of the normal, barely literate rookery oiks and less/fewer discussion about cheese or mythological epic.
     
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  5. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    This place started out as a refuge while the old official forum was going through a change and then was killed by the club shortly afterwards. Maybe it's now time to create a lifeboat somewhere else, just in case this place goes pop?
     
  6. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Not me, I offered to buy it.
     
  7. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Don’t forget Toffee Blue, the Burnley guys & the potential return of SS Billy.

    We have established quite a national footprint.

    On the other hand, the loss of the 1m Mexicans after the Layun sale take us back down to the proverbial set of kit & pair of goal nets.
     
  8. Harrow Orn

    Harrow Orn Squad Player

    I am rather concerned that the new owners will only allow one user account per person, and as a result my 12 other accounts will be deleted.

    Im sure this is a concern shared by many others.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
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  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Could we preempt them by reducing the quality of our posts?
     
  11. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Not by us.
     
  12. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    I've been trying for a long time.
     
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  13. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I didn’t like to point fingers.

    Btw, has the site’s value increased since Reids left?
     
  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    How do we know that Toffeeblue isn't the buyer ? Watch out for the background switching to blue and any sign of a "Richarlison was an obsolete steal" thread.
     
  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Reids was just a Moog account anyway as is Powerjugs. The dramatic exit of Reids was just Moog's smokescreen to arrive on Reddit with some credibility/cover story before taking over that user base too.
     
  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Not necessarily.

    A shrewd purchaser would look to merge this site with other, like minded ones. Increase the audience, share costs at the back end.

    The obvious route would be to bang us together with GriffinPark.org. Both love football, both love insects. Both have a folk memory of what happened in the Co op car park.

    A broader entomological approach could be to combine us with The British Beekeepers Association or, & Stevo is the key link here, with the Turfgrass Growers Association.

    Assessing the WFC Forum demographic profile might suggest www.forumhealthcentre.nhs.uk/your-health/piles-haemorrhoids.

    Otherwise, we are left with the fellowship of cheese. There is one blindingly obvious bedmate:

    https://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/members/queensparkrangers/forum/220333/3099621/
     
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  17. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Toffeblue is one of mine
     
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  18. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    The new owner is a frequent user on here, nothing to worry about.
     
  19. Harrow Orn

    Harrow Orn Squad Player

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  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Any reason why the new user wouldn't want to announce themselves. I'm sure all users would be happy to hail the new King who has kept the forum in the hands of the fans ?
    424....cough....424....??
     
  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Any clues ? Has he been on this thread ? Posted on the forum in the last week ?
    This is great - its like an early season werewolf.....:)
     
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  23. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I'll leave it up to them to decide whether to announce themselves... maybe they're recording an announcement video as we speak?
     
  24. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Yes but has he told you if he is the buyer?
     
  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    For that kind of money, presumably a lurking player.

    Smith? Doyley? McGugan?
     
  26. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Have they assured you that you will have a role in the new structure ? Do you have an enhanced redundancy package ? Non- compete clauses ?
     
  27. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    As soon as I heard about the takeover I sent my CV to numerous football team forums, I just can't take any chances.
     
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  28. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Still “owner”

    When forums started on the internets it was an admin

    Owner just sounds wrong
     
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  29. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Time to form a break away and start up AFC WFCFORUMS.
     
  30. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I think I may forget this site and just buy Moog
     
  31. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I believe Moog has a special "buy one, get 37 free" offer on at the moment.
     
  32. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Now I know who the new owner/admin I’m satisfied it’s in good hands. Relax everyone
     
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  33. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Its not relegation certs then ?
     
  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    A Clive/Moose co operative?

    We call each other Comrade & eat beans?

    A flatulent future beckons.
     
  35. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    It's a website; websites have owners. It's perfectly normal terminology in the context of a site, and certainly nothing to raise alarm in of itself.

    I, for one, welcome our new mysterious overlord.
     

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