The Message Board & Reports: 24 November 2009
Posted by rajiv on 24 November 2009
I originally chose Aimoo instead of ProBoards for the message board as giffa.aimoo.com was available while giffa.proboards.com was not.
Although I could set up both to allow non-members to reply to a thread, “Quick Reply” was not available to guests on ProBoards.
However, I have since discovered that the poll function is not as good on Aimoo as it is on Proboards. Further, although you can use the “Quick Reply” on Aimoo without being registered as a member, the spam filter makes it difficult to reply as a guest. Also, guests can use a name when replying on ProBoards. On Aimoo, you can only reply as “Guest” so you have to remember to include your name in the reply itself.
I have tried putting up reports on ProBoards for the games on Sunday and last night and the poll works much better than on Aimoo. A player poll in the form we have become familiar with on this blog can easily be included.
I’m therefore moving the message board to ProBoards. I’m sorry to have to do this, but it’s better that I do so sooner rather than later. As giffa.proboards.com is not available, it’s at http://giffas.proboards.com/ (Generic Indoor Football For All (Singapore). I’ve also moved the Schedule there.
My apologies in particular to those who have already registered as members on Aimoo – Azmi, Poh Keng, Kevin A, Imran, Erik H and Neil M. I hope you will register on the ProBoards message board too. I think the Aimoo membership can easily be deleted. Everyone is encouraged to register as members on the ProBoards message board.
The player poll will now be the crux of the reports on the ProBoards message board. Results can be added as a comment, but are entirely optional. The polls will remain open for 3 days from the date of posting.
A list of current reports has been included in the Current GIFFA Games page.
On a separate note, the domain name “fiofafi.com” will be expiring on 26 November 2009. I will not be renewing it.