Hey VB.net members,
I wanted to send out an e-mail to everyone to discuss some of the
happenings on the board lately.
Tonight I deleted 2 seperate threads on the board.
One of the threads was about a topic that existed on PP.org about
Antoine Winfields penis showing through on one of the new uniform photos...
The other thread contained a link to Viking Update where the VU members
were discussing their hatred for KFAN...
Both of these threads seemed to draw some mixed opinions, all of which
I have to assume are a product of the slow and boring off season, as
well as the end result of some folks that just enjoy internet drama...
Either way, I'm getting a little tired of the garbage and wanted to
send this out to let everyone know that it's going to stop. Whether that
means deleting a thread or deleting a member account, one way or
another, it's going to stop.
It's no secret how most of us on Vikingsboard feel about PP.org, KFAN
and Viking Update. If you really love PP.org, KFAN and VikingUpdate,
then I suppose you have 2 choices:
1.) Stay on PP.org, KFAN and Viking Update and then you don't have to
worry about the folks here who don't care for those places.
2.) Feel free to remain a member here, and deal with the fact that most
of us don't care for any of those three places.
The fact of the matter is that all three of those websites were the
ones that severed any potential relationship that we could have had.
The fact of the matter is that waaaay back when this was a bravenet
hosted, pop-up advertisement sporting, amateur website... all three of
those places decided that we were the "competition"...
So if you don't like the fact that we don't have a good rapport with
those three websites, then feel free to direct your angst at them.
For those of you that think that Vikingsboard "hates all things Viking
that is not this site", I strongly recommend taking a look at the lower
left hand corner of the message forum, or the right hand column of the
main page, where our Viking affiliates are listed. You will find that
unlike mViking Update and PP.org, we actually advertise other Viking
sites. That's the proof that we have no problem with other Viking fan
communities. We are willing to help work closely with any Viking community
that wants to be an affiliate. We are willing to swap links with any
Viking fan site that is willing to do the same in return. PP.org can't
say the same thing, and that is exactly why we have no relationship with
them. They decided to count us as "competition" a long time ago, and
thus this is the relationship we have.
I also want to point out that NONE of those sites are banned in our
language filter on this site. you can type in the web address of any of
those places and it will come out as typed. That is more than I can say
for any of them, all of which have added our web address to their
language filter to avoid losing members to our community in the event that a
link is ever posted on their site.
Speaking of links being posted on those sites... I am growing a little
tired of the e-mails and private messages from people who think that I
spend my time on any of those sites arguing with their members or
spamming for this website.
I don't make a habit out of going to KFAN or any other board to recruit
members for this site. My recruiting efforts are conducted through
myspace, google and yahoo, private messaging and e-mails. Unfortunately,
anytime a vikingsboard link is dropped anywhere on the internet, I get
accused of spamming since I own and operate the site. It's kind of
humorous actually that people think I have enough time to work a full time
job, attend to my family, run the website, write the articles, do all of
the webmastering, moderate the forums AND go around the net spamming. I
guess the good Lord added an extra 10-15 hours to the length of a
The folks that think I am out there spamming may want to think about
where the personalities on KFAN that pretend to be me or someone
representing this site actually come from. Is it possible that PP.org or one of
the "rival" sites might have something to do with it?
Is it possible that showing up on KFAN pretending to be someone from
this site is working perfectly to convince people that we are a bunch of
The fact of the matter is that we are doing just fine without having to
spam KFAN or any other site. We have almost 500 members, we have been
approved for press passes for training camp this year, we are getting
interviews with team officials and members of the media, and we are
offering more original content than any other Viking fan site on the
internet. Our monthly original hits are doubling those of any other Viking fan
site on the internet. Why would I need to spam my site on KFAN?
We've already taken all the members from KFAN that are worth a crap and
with as much as we dislike the member base that exists over there, why
in the world would I want to bring them to my site? It makes absolutely
Anyway I'm beginning to feel like I need to defend myself, and I'll be
damned if I'm going to do that...
You don't have to agree with the emoticons that say KFAN Sucks or our
opinion of PP.org... but unfortunately that's how the majority of the
people here feel, and for good reason. Those sites have gone out of their
way to treat us like competition and have gone out of their way to soil
our name here. So they should be lucky that an emoticon on vikingsboard
is the worst we do. We could be out trying to cause serious damage to
their existence... like they are so clearly attempting to do to us.
Anyway, I'm getting sick of the internet drama... it's a damn message
board. On the grand scale of things, vikingsboard, kfan, pp.org, kansas
viking.... it's all about as insiginificant as a flea on a dogs ass!
So the bottom line is that the garbage is going to end. One way or
another. I don't really care if Vikingsboard ends up being me and 5 fellow
Viking fans discussing the team in the smallest community on the net. I
didn't create this place to compete with the likes of PP.org and KFAN.
Those communities have already shown what they're all about, and
everybody knows it.
If you have never purchased a piece of the Vikingsboard merchandise
that keeps this place a free resource UNLIKE VIKING UPDATE.... If you
aren;t one of the people that makes a "welcome" post when we get a new
member... if you are not somebody that wishes a long time meber happy
birthday when his name pops up on the birthday list at the bottom of the
screen.... if you don;t contribute original articles and content to the
front page.... if you spend more time lurking and worrying about what we
might be saying about other viking communities.... then your opinion is
worth about as much as your contribution... KEEP IT TO YOURSELF because
it's going to get deleted anyway.
This is the last thing I'm saying about this topic. The "PP.org Sucks"
emoticon isn;t going anywhere... because the fact is THEY DO SUCK
The KFAN sucks emoticon is not going anywhere... because the fact of
the matter is that THEY DO SUCK
If you think those emoticons are childish, then don't post here.
If you think KFAN and PP.org are swell places filled with top notch
individuals... and you are offended by our distaste for those
communities... then don't post here.
If you think I am a spammer that spends my time on KFAN trrying to
steal the very same members that I claim to dislike.... then... yes you
guessed it... don't post here.
Thanks for your time.
This is funny.. I actually came across this website because i googled for Viking Avatars.. I signed up to see what they had for avatars.. Now all of a sudden I get this e-mail bashing PP.O, and all of its members.. This guy sounds like an assclown. Go get em Webby.. Show him, and his 500 members what a real Viking fan base is all about..