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Ashes thread in main forum?

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Am wondering how others feel about re-instating the Ashes thread in the main forum. I noticed it’s been ‘relegated’ to the General Sports Discussion forum. Understand the thinking and that it’s not footy related, but it did generate 16 pages of discussion in just a short time. If enough people are interested Simon might move it back to the main forum.


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Would be good to bring it back And sticky it somewhere.


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Personally I'm delighted to have the Ashes thread in the main forum.

Perhaps I've become too lazy to even check the general forum, mostly because there's almost never a subject of interest to me.

To be honest, even this main page has been struggling a bit of late to find matters of interest to discuss.

Having St Kilda footy stuff and test cricket on the main page works for me.


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Re: Ashes thread in main forum?

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Main forum is footy.
Other sports is other sports.


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Re: Ashes thread in main forum?

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The general and opposition forums are a waste of time.

Of course the Ashes thread should be on here, but Simon wants to kill off anything non-St Kilda.

I think he should make an exception as was done with Essendope a while back.

It’s just commonsense, and only needs to be one thread. It’s not that hard, unless he’s hell bent on pissing us off!


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WellardSaint wrote: Wed 07 Aug 2019 8:49pm Main forum is footy.
Other sports is other sports.
Understand that mate. But I doubt if it had been in the Other Sports forum from the get go, it would have 16 pages. Easily the most popular thread of the week.


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Not into cricket at all. I just exercise my right to not click on the title...no problemo.
Never did understand why people got shirty about the essendope thread being in here.


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Bring back the Ashes thread. It was a top 5 thread for 2019.


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satchmo wrote: Wed 07 Aug 2019 9:06pm Not into cricket at all. I just exercise my right to not click on the title...no problemo.
Never did understand why people got shirty about the essendope thread being in here.
Exactly. If we had 5 Essendope or 5 Ashes threads then that’s an issue.


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Post by The_Dud »

Yep, bring it back.

It’s one thread about a huge sporting contest, not like it’s clogging up the forum (note that we have 2 DH gastro threads...), just don’t click if you’re not interested!


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Won’t go to it on the general Forum, I never go there.


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Leave it on here. Who gives a sh#t?
We're out of finals contention.
We all like the cricket.
Even though I'm a Pom and staring down the barrel of a whitewash on home soil.
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Was great having it on here. The Tests start at 8pm, by the 2nd session it's past 10, all the St Kilda stuff has been done to death by then.

By having it here also gave me a chance to read some other threads while Burns batted.


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Agreed, bring it back


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It will come back DURING each Test.


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it’s actually not in the General Forum

it’s in the Opposition ‘n General Sports Discussion


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Yes please keep it in the fan forum, not in the Opposition & General Forum.

I have problems remaining logged into Saintsational when I use my Apple devices (iPhone & iPad). All it allows me to do is read the Fan Forum, I cannot comment or post or see the other forums.
However, if I use my computer which is not an Apple device I can remain logged in and read all forums, and post etc. Trouble is, I have to sit in my study to use my computer.

Hopefully it does return to the Fan Forum, so as I can least read with interest posters comments when I’m at Lords next week with my iphone.


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BRING IT BACK

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if everyone just had the 'new posts' as their saintsational bookmark it wouldn't matter what forum anything goes in. just a suggestion, but it saves me a heck of a lot of time when i just go straight into all the active threads.


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So it seems the consensus is that most people would like it back in the main forum.


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Post by evertonfc »

Back when I was modding 10-15 years ago, I’d have definitely kicked it over to the general forum.

With much less traffic and emotion here these days, I don’t mind it being here. But I also don’t mind it being moved (ffs - not hard to click into the sports forum...that’s why it’s there).

I can live with exceptions for four major events (Ashes when in England, FIFA World Cup, AFL GF, Olympics).

Ultimately, I’m here for Saints talk. Never read much of “Essendope” for that reason.


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loris wrote: Thu 08 Aug 2019 12:16am Yes please keep it in the fan forum, not in the Opposition & General Forum.

I have problems remaining logged into Saintsational when I use my Apple devices (iPhone & iPad). All it allows me to do is read the Fan Forum, I cannot comment or post or see the other forums.
However, if I use my computer which is not an Apple device I can remain logged in and read all forums, and post etc. Trouble is, I have to sit in my study to use my computer.

Hopefully it does return to the Fan Forum, so as I can least read with interest posters comments when I’m at Lords next week with my iphone.
Agree Loris and I have the same problem.

Simon only wants the thread on Fan Forum during a test - he seems to want to create work for himself to piss off the majority...crazy!!!

The whole Ashes series only lasts about a month and a bit


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evertonfc wrote: Thu 08 Aug 2019 10:14am Back when I was modding 10-15 years ago, I’d have definitely kicked it over to the general forum.

With much less traffic and emotion here these days, I don’t mind it being here. But I also don’t mind it being moved (ffs - not hard to click into the sports forum...that’s why it’s there).

I can live with exceptions for four major events (Ashes when in England, FIFA World Cup, AFL GF, Olympics).

Ultimately, I’m here for Saints talk. Never read much of “Essendope” for that reason.
I agree with pretty much everything here, but it should always be a forum where people talk about the Saints, rather than a forum where Saints supporters talk about anything. I’d quickly lose interest if I had to pick through threads on general footy, other sports, politics and entertainment to find something about the Saints.

And it’s a lot easier for backfromusa to make a call if there’s a strict rule rather than a rule with exceptions.


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Cricket has become a joke in the 21st century. It can stay in the General Forum.


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Perhaps we could start a “Keith Miller” thread


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