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IrishSlim
03-22-2011, 05:40 PM
What up what up-

Well, it's been an exciting couple of days, hasn't it? From 0 to 400-plus registered users in only five days. I know I speak for all of the mods when I say "thank you" - this wouldn't have happened without you all spreading the word.

We're growing and evolving very quickly, and in the immortal words of one Sean Carter, "on to the next one." The next one, in this case, being the super user.

Super users have access to Wake Forest sports information that us regular plebes don't. And they've graciously offered to share some of it with us. Their usernames will be highlighted in green on the left of the computer screen. Further, threads they start will be marked with the light bulb icon. A few super users have already made their presence known on the boards since we launched: DeaconKing, TheIshThatSavedWakeForest, DemonDeacon, and ChildressCrossing, specifically. Two other super users close to the football program will start posting soon, the_Oracle (no, not that clown lectro) and Jared Shelton, who will post under the handle WakeForestRivals. This name is quite apt, because Jared works for the recruiting website Rivals.

Jared gets a lot of good info and tidbits for his site, Deacon Illustrated, and he'll be posting some of them here for our consumption. Some of you may be inclined to follow him over there and get more - we're cool with that. Frankly, I think you all will be pleased by what he brings to the community, and I encourage you all to welcome him. I personally believe both he and Rivals have gotten a bad wrap over the years, as various posters at DeaconSports, in an attempt to protect their brand, have denigrated his reports. (IMO, of course.)

As always, please let us know in the suggestions threads how your user experience can be improved.

On to the next one and Go Deacs!

WakeForestRivals
03-22-2011, 05:56 PM
Thanks for the intro Slim. I'm very impressed by what all the guys on this board have been able to do in such a short amount of time, and more impressed with why it was done. I'm a firm believer that message boards are for differing opinions... I don't always agree with everything said, but that's life. Glad to see the mods here take a stand for it.

Anyways, like Slim said, we have been having a discussion about this board and Wake fans in general. Being a Wake grad ('08) and an avid Demon Deacon sports fan, I enjoy the opportunity of sharing my knowledge with other Wake fans. I think me an my subscribers at DI.com have built a good thing, and it's been based on timely, accurate football recruiting information. I try my best to portray the Wake Forest football recruiting landscape in the most accurate way, and I think that the majority of the time, it ends up as being a positive reflection on the talent and hard work put in by Wake's staff. I try not to influence the news, just report it to Wake fans so they can stay in the loop.

I will continue to grow DI.com and would invite anybody curious about what we do to stop by or drop me a line, but like Irish said, I'll try to filter some of my info to this board as well. It's all for Wake fans, right?

I'm looking forward to being a part of this, as I see it, complimentary Wake message board.

TheIshThatSaved WakeForest
03-22-2011, 06:29 PM
Thanks Irish.

But again Ish saved Wake Forest, not a fish.

IrishSlim
03-22-2011, 06:35 PM
Thanks Irish.

But again Ish saved Wake Forest, not a fish.

I'll get that right. One of these days.

Wakeforest22890
03-22-2011, 07:07 PM
Thanks Irish.

But again Ish saved Wake Forest, not a fish.

I love everything about this post

RobertSharpe
03-22-2011, 07:12 PM
Thanks Irish.

But again Ish saved Wake Forest, not a fish.

Damn!!!!!!!!!:o

deacondamo
03-22-2011, 08:25 PM
I have been a Deacons Illustrated subscriber for awhile now. I just want to mention that Jared & Co. work their butts off to get great football recruiting information. The difference between their football info and TOS is staggering. For those who want in-depth Wake recruiting info, his site is top notch and you should check it out. I look forward to his contributions to this board as well.

TBR
03-22-2011, 09:33 PM
I assume that it's been verified that all superusers are in fact insiders?

IrishSlim
03-22-2011, 09:36 PM
I assume that it's been verified that all superusers are in fact insiders?

A fair question. And yes, yes indeed. Sent them an online quiz and everything.

siff
03-22-2011, 10:31 PM
A fair question. And yes, yes indeed. Sent them an online quiz and everything.

They've also had microchips surgically implanted, per SuperUser TOS.

PhDeac
03-22-2011, 11:19 PM
Nice work, mods.

deacvision7
03-22-2011, 11:23 PM
Another will be added in the Summer. He has a few posts already but has said he doesn't want the title yet as he won't be posting much till then.

THE DEUCE
03-23-2011, 12:43 AM
love the new forum!!!!!!!!!!

Chill22
03-23-2011, 11:44 AM
:thumbsup:

deacvision7
03-23-2011, 11:45 AM
22 - your avatar makes me happy.

OrigScreaminDemon
03-23-2011, 11:52 AM
Will there be any (oYo) Super Users?

EXdeac2.0
03-23-2011, 12:18 PM
Welcome Jared. En hoc.

TexasDeac10
03-23-2011, 09:41 PM
Jared, is Zach still working for Rivals?

WakeForestRivals
03-23-2011, 10:12 PM
No, we parted ways about 6 months ago... Zach is a talented writer, but I was looking for more recruiting help, something he didn't have much interest in.

DieselDeac
03-24-2011, 10:27 AM
aaaaand I've deleted my DS bookmark. Good work, mods.

ZDeac
03-24-2011, 01:27 PM
No, we parted ways about 6 months ago... Zach is a talented writer, but I was looking for more recruiting help, something he didn't have much interest in.

Thanks for the kind words, Jared. Glad to see DI still doing well. Hope the partnership between OGBB and DI works out well.

A new board? How could I stay away.

deacvision7
03-24-2011, 01:34 PM
Welcome, Zach! Glad to have you here.

ZDeac
03-24-2011, 01:35 PM
Thanks, happy to be here.

deacvision7
03-24-2011, 01:46 PM
Really digging the ZD like the WF in your avatar. Good idea, that.

Deacsfan27
03-24-2011, 01:47 PM
Welcome aboard ZD!

Demon09
03-24-2011, 03:30 PM
ZD?...hmmm....

bZDelik.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__JQgqNNRJDU/SFSEyiGqj3I/AAAAAAAAAL0/EC_LOy-iHqY/s320/892cap012.jpg

OldGoldBeard
03-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Jared. Glad to see DI still doing well. Hope the partnership between OGBB and DI works out well.

A new board? How could I stay away.

God, I hate that acronym

ZDeac
03-24-2011, 03:50 PM
ZD?...hmmm....

bZDelik.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__JQgqNNRJDU/SFSEyiGqj3I/AAAAAAAAAL0/EC_LOy-iHqY/s320/892cap012.jpg

Hahaha. Fair enough.

Lectro
03-24-2011, 03:51 PM
Good work on the site guys...

Nice job irish...

ZDeac
03-24-2011, 03:53 PM
God, I hate that acronym

Is there a preferred acronym otherwise yet? If so I didn't know. My bad.

deacvision7
03-24-2011, 03:53 PM
Is there a preferred acronym otherwise yet? If so I didn't know. My bad.

He hates it because his is "OGB"

IrishSlim
03-24-2011, 04:01 PM
Good work on the site guys...

Nice job irish...

Thank you, Senor Lectro. The credit goes to the tech gurus - TW, cookout, and OGD

Demon09
03-24-2011, 05:16 PM
Someone is fishing for a Super User status.

ZDeac
03-24-2011, 06:56 PM
Someone is fishing for a Super User status.

Me? That would require me to have some bait.

a) I no longer have any inside information, media access, or regular athletic department contact.

b) I'm leaving Winston in 4 months and don't have any prospects (or desire) to gain such inside information.

I have nothing to qualify as a SuperUser, nor do I care to. I just thanked Jared for the kind words. At this point I'm nothing other than another passionate Wake Forest fan, and that's more than fine with me. My name won't ever be green around here.

TheIshThatSaved WakeForest
03-24-2011, 06:58 PM
I think he was talking about lectro. No need to catch any feelings, we are happy you are posting again.

ZDeac
03-24-2011, 07:01 PM
Fair enough, sorry for the misunderstanding/potential overreaction.

deacvision7
03-24-2011, 07:05 PM
No worries, you'll catch on to who most users really don't like pretty quickly I feel.

IrishSlim
03-24-2011, 07:07 PM
My name won't ever be green around here.

You're making me sadface. Never say never!

slothrop
03-24-2011, 07:50 PM
You're making me sadface. Never say never!

http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/5936041/never-say-never-02232011.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=Justin-Bieber

Demon09
03-24-2011, 08:27 PM
I think he was talking about lectro. No need to catch any feelings, we are happy you are posting again.

hah obviously talking about lectro.

jhmd2000
03-29-2011, 08:13 PM
Welcome Jared. En hoc.

In hoc.

Alpha Tau Chapter in the house.

HailToTheDeacons
03-29-2011, 08:28 PM
Is this Jared of Sportsline fame?

Bubbadeac
03-29-2011, 08:52 PM
Congrats on the new site...Anywhere that gives me more Wake news is fine by me...:D

SDeacz
04-01-2011, 12:04 AM
Congrats on the new site...Anywhere that gives me more Wake news is fine by me...:D

+1

DeacdeTejas
04-02-2011, 11:00 PM
Is this Jared of Sportsline fame?

?????????

TexasDeac10
04-10-2011, 05:21 PM
It's Jared Shelton, of Rivals fame. Not sure if he was ever on Sportsline.

Deac65
05-05-2011, 01:05 PM
Just joined, looking forward to some good discussions.:thumbsup:

NativeCamel
05-06-2011, 12:27 AM
Jared is the man. Well done, Irish.