• Big News for RipCityTwo (PLEASE READ)

    Today, I finished negotiating a consulting agreement between SportsTwo and the Portland Trail Blazers where our Trail Blazers forum is going to become the official message board of the Portland Trail Blazers. This is a done deal.

    I want to congratulate you all. I merely represented us, as a group we made this worthwhile.

    What this means:

    1) The skin of the Blazers forum is going to be changed to match the official trailblazers.com WWW site. Similar to http://centerforward.net

    2) We do not have to change our site rules in any way. They are perfectly satisfied with the way we run the site in every respect - that we don't edit profanity or say rude things and so on. They do not have editorial control over the site. However:

    3) It is in our own best interests to edit profanity in thread titles. If we do, we can have a display of recent threads on the trailblazers.com home page (or elsewhere). If the titles have profanity in them, we will effectively be defacing their site.

    4) We do not have to filter what we or any poster says about the Blazers.

    5) The ads on the site will be replaced with ads provided by the NBA. This is in line with any sort of site sponsorship deal we'd make, regardless of it being the Blazers. I think we should expect some very nice ads to be shown.

    6) We will have a prominent link to the forum placed on trailblazers.com, and they will help promote the site through other means (mentions on TV, game programs, scoreboard, radio, etc.).

    7) We will have access to some goodies as part of the Blazers family. If you have a request that is reasonable to pass on to the brass in the Trail Blazers front office, I'll be happy to make it happen.

    If you have any questions, ask in this thread.

    Many thanks to SlyPokerDog and Natebishop3 for helping me get this done.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Big News for RipCityTwo (PLEASE READ) started by Denny Crane View original post
    Comments 440 Comments
    1. SlyPokerDog's Avatar
      We've reached the big time!
    1. Strenuus's Avatar
      Thanks for your hard work, Denny! That is awesome news! I like the non-censorship they give. I was worried about that, but glad to see they adopt it.
    1. Strenuus's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by SlyPokerDog View Post
      We've reached the big time!
      Oh yeah.
    1. RR7's Avatar
      So, on to a new site then?
    1. SlyPokerDog's Avatar
      But seriously guys, this happened because of what a passionate, knowledgeable and fun community we are.
    1. Denny Crane's Avatar
      Honestly, I'm a small cog in the RipCityTwo machine. I give all the credit to everyone who's made this forum and contributed to the 1M+ posts in it.

      I'm inspired by you all.
    1. Strenuus's Avatar
      Free tickets for the longest standing members!!!

      And me. lol

      By the way, this makes me think of HCP and perhaps it WASN'T the Blazers that made him "step down"
    1. Strenuus's Avatar
      By the way, Denny, Nate, and soon to be Sly when I see him, Repped.
    1. BlazerAce's Avatar
      Cool! Wasn't their "official" message board over at iamatrailblazersfan.com?
    1. magnifier661's Avatar
      Whoohoo! Way to go s2!!!
    1. Denny Crane's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazerAce View Post
      Cool! Wasn't their "official" message board over at iamatrailblazersfan.com?
      Not any more
    1. SlyPokerDog's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazerAce View Post
      Cool! Wasn't their "official" message board over at iamatrailblazersfan.com?
      Yes it was.
    1. EL PRESIDENTE's Avatar
      the fuck?
    1. BlazerAce's Avatar
      RipCityTwo - Home of the Portland Trail Blazers



      Has a nice ring to it.
    1. EL PRESIDENTE's Avatar
      I need to change my name now.
    1. mook's Avatar
      Very impressive job. It'll be interesting to see the impact on overall post quality. This kind of publicity could bring in a lot of both good and bad writers.

      Major kudos to the Blazers on this. Smart move on their part leveraging off of a mature community, rather than trying to build their own from scratch.
    1. Strenuus's Avatar
      Oh no! We can't say Rose Garden anymore, huh?
    1. Denny Crane's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by mook View Post
      Very impressive job. It'll be interesting to see the impact on overall post quality. This kind of publicity could bring in a lot of both good and bad writers.

      Major kudos to the Blazers on this. Smart move on their part leveraging off of a mature community, rather than trying to build their own from scratch.
      Believe me, I wouldn't go anywhere near this kind of deal if it weren't for them having a real clue about what community means.
    1. Strenuus's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by mook View Post
      Very impressive job. It'll be interesting to see the impact on overall post quality. This kind of publicity could bring in a lot of both good and bad writers.

      Major kudos to the Blazers on this. Smart move on their part leveraging off of a mature community, rather than trying to build their own from scratch.
      I agree. You can't deny a million posts, most of which are good quality (Even Mags )
    1. EL PRESIDENTE's Avatar
      This is **** **** news. Wow, who would imagined. Too bad ***** isn't here anymore, because **** and **** suck *****.