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So glad that BOTC finally will not let anonymous people post .... Good Job Tom less false info but more important no more keyboard tough guys..... KUDOS BOTC

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Thank You! This will not invade anyone's privacy but it should help clean up the forums which is the goal & why we are having everyone register in addition to helping BOTC know our audience better so we can provide more user-related information.

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And yet now everyone has piped down. Go figure.

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Most forums have this setting. It’s the weekend and still early.

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Originally Posted by NassauLaxDad516
Most forums have this setting. It’s the weekend and still early.


It will settle things down, but it’s still just a screen name.

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You know what they say: we're all just anonymous (Lacrosse) on the internet.

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boo so boring now! crickets!!!

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Originally Posted by TM@BOTC
Thank You! This will not invade anyone's privacy but it should help clean up the forums which is the goal & why we are having everyone register in addition to helping BOTC know our audience better so we can provide more user-related information.


Looking forward to it.

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congratulations wink


I tried to capture the spirit of the thing
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My recommendation is to have one forum were you can be unregistered. Call it the "Locker Room" were people can talk while be unregistered. And I wouldn't waste my time moderating it, it will be a cesspool but you know that already.

Then restrict their ability to view - not just post - on the "premium" forums. They want to participate they register.

That's how it is done pretty much on every other site.

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Great idea, appreciate your advice. I actually do like the name the 'Locker Room' and I will in fact label it that.

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great desision

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Thanks. Setting this feature up now.

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While. Said above it's only a screen name
It is more than that
It also shows support to the site

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Originally Posted by Gg1j18
While. Said above it's only a screen name
It is more than that
It also shows support to the site


It also keeps the pot stirrers and rabble rousers off. Though that impacts the entertainment value - it limits the "fake news".

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Seems to have killed all of the bad posts at the expense of the informative posts.

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Just proves 99% of the info on the boards was crap. It was kind of like reading The Enquirer at times.

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Originally Posted by thavngr98
Just proves 99% of the info on the boards was crap. It was kind of like reading The Enquirer at times.


It definitely proves people cannot be bothered to register. Much may have been crap but some of it was useful. Given it is all still anonymous it seems like the former. No one has any idea who laxcoachFC is, right?

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It is a pain in the neck to register, so there will be less traffic. And people can hide behind a fictitious name.

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Just proves 99% of the info on the boards was crap. It was kind of like reading The Enquirer at times.


It definitely proves people cannot be bothered to register. Much may have been crap but some of it was useful. Given it is all still anonymous it seems like the former. No one has any idea who laxcoachFC is, right?


Requires people to add an email address and some info when registering... that makes it easier for moderators to track some posters. It probably scares away some of the troublemakers as well.

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Just proves 99% of the info on the boards was crap. It was kind of like reading The Enquirer at times.


It definitely proves people cannot be bothered to register. Much may have been crap but some of it was useful. Given it is all still anonymous it seems like the former. No one has any idea who laxcoachFC is, right?


Requires people to add an email address and some info when registering... that makes it easier for moderators to track some posters. It probably scares away some of the troublemakers as well.



What can the moderators really do to someone even if they know their email.

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I'm missing my daily soap opera entertainment.

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I'm missing my daily soap opera entertainment.


Lol it really was. I think what you'll find is people with a number of posts in the counter under the user name people can be held more accountable for their posts and you'll know whats garbage and whats not. When people start making fake names and have1 or 2 posts you'll know its a pot stirrer.

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I'm missing my daily soap opera entertainment.


Lol it really was. I think what you'll find is people with a number of posts in the counter under the user name people can be held more accountable for their posts and you'll know whats garbage and whats not. When people start making fake names and have1 or 2 posts you'll know its a pot stirrer.


It's kind of like the LaxPower forums now. A lot of insightful facts and good info. But, soap opera and drama entertainment value are definitely down.

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I've been registered for ages. It's as anon as you want it to be. Depends what you post. I've had 2 people figure out who I was over the years. Not a crisis. Plus, with regi, you get the added bonus of private messaging.

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Originally Posted by Powderfinger
I've been registered for ages. It's as anon as you want it to be. Depends what you post. I've had 2 people figure out who I was over the years. Not a crisis. Plus, with regi, you get the added bonus of private messaging.


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Well this didn't last long. Already ananymous postings today for girls 2023 and another thread. I guess botc threw in the towel

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We are testing different permissions so anonymous posting is on at the moment.

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BOTC is a successful business and if they are hoping for 1 or 2 threads to be posted on a day then they are getting what they want. Comments are way down which I would guess means views are way down which will mean advertising will be down. Sounds like new coke has failed go back to the classic

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Comments are down but Daily Unique Visitors, Page Views, etc are the same. When we add the HS Scores, Club Rankings and other informational tabs on top of what we recently implemented (Blogs, Commitment Center, Job Directory), we want people to not just visit Back of the Cage for the forums but to see the other information that they deem useful for them. We want to protect our sponsors so if there was anything that was affecting our analytics, we would make changes. But thank you for saying the we are a successful business. We appreciate your support and everyone else that visits our site on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

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Comments are down but Daily Unique Visitors, Page Views, etc are the same. When we add the HS Scores, Club Rankings and other informational tabs on top of what we recently implemented (Blogs, Commitment Center, Job Directory), we want people to not just visit Back of the Cage for the forums but to see the other information that they deem useful for them. We want to protect our sponsors so if there was anything that was affecting our analytics, we would make changes. But thank you for saying the we are a successful business. We appreciate your support and everyone else that visits our site on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.


Thank you for your hard work.

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Has it been undone?

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Thanks in advance


Thanks Gg1j18 and any suggestions that you would like would be great.

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Where did you get the list for the commitment center? Some kids are missing, or did school drop them? Just wondering

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Where did you get the list for the commitment center? Some kids are missing, or did school drop them? Just wondering


It is a list I compiled throughout the year for the Boys since I am involved with the Boy's Club/Showcases but as for the girls, although I am involved with showcases, there aren't many resources I can go to, to see a list of the players who committed so now that I created social media platforms, I am getting help from YJ, Steps, Legacy and Title 9 who are tagging me with their commitments along with other clubs. Our focus is primarily for players in the Tri-State area and MD,VA and PA since that is where we get our traffic from. But what team/gender are you referring to? If you or anyone has a 2019 or 2020 commit you would like to submit, you can click on the Submit Commit tab and we will approve immediately upon verification. For any 2018 commitments, you can email us and we will add it to the blog that we have set up for Girl's College Commitments from September 1st and On or the Boy's College Commitments from September 1st and On.

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Just keep the registration requirement through the fall tournaments. I'm sure with something to actually talk about many more people with register.

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