Maybe if we all say pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaase really loud we will get free for all back. I mean where else can we brag about our kids who may one day rise up and become a Falcon to carry on the tradition, cue FMB.
I have to agree with this comment. AZZ is very special and different than most fan boards. It allows you to meet and network with other alumni, students, hanger -ons (such as H2)
) and plus keep track of Flipper's emergency room adventures. Quite honestly, I don't frequent the sports forums all too often. But I have meet a number of folks here who I have been able to meet at games and other university events due to this site.
I don't go to Hawk Talk (Miami's site) very often as its only about sports.... I might read a few threads here and there, but I rarely post.
Where else can someone like SaxyIrishTenor post about attending the Boy Scout Jamboree this summer and ask for support? Or yourself .... asking for us to support your efforts with the MS walk.
So in closing.... I have not problem tightening down the "Free for All" so its more about non-political issues. Change the name. ALL I know is want to keep track of Oaklane2's son's football season next year.... or whether Noah hits for the cycle this year..... Or that PGY is getting a reality show about having a zillion kids.
Maybe its an associated Facebook page... I don't know. Something to think about it.
I definitely did dig the FFA for the community aspect that you mention. Specifically I loved discussing things like professional sports, fantasy sports, movies, video games, tv shows, etc with people that I widely consider friends. I'd love to have the FFA back, but I definitely agree that the political stuff was just way over the top...especially as it devolved into personal attacks and insults that eventually bled into the other forums. We can't have that.
Personally, I'm a fan of a FFA forum where you abide by the same basic rules that everybody should obey in most communities: Do not discuss religion or politics.
Either way, I'm glad to have the site back, and I trust Grant to make the decisions that work best for the community.