View Full Version : Possible New Features at ChiefsPlanet
08-23-2000, 07:59 PM
OK I've been thinking about some cool stuff to add to the front page...once the BBS is completely done (hopefully within a week)
1)Adding a picture link section for Chiefs and BBS members photos
2)Adding a competition section - We would allow fans from the rival BBS that the Chiefs are playing that week to log in to a game section (trivia, shockwave football, etc..) and compete against us for bragging rights during the week leading up to the game. So each week it would be a different set of fans.
What do you guys think?
BTW These are just ideas right now and possibly a looong way from completion, but if everyone likes the idea and all goes well I could get a simple version up before the season starts.
08-23-2000, 08:04 PM
Sounds pretty good. I think they would be good additions. Keep up the good work.
08-23-2000, 08:06 PM
Sounds interesting. Just be judicious in adding new stuff, we don't want to add things that will degrade the effectiveness of this board.
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08-23-2000, 08:07 PM
How about something like the Bills used to do: Radio stations in Buffalo used to broadcast Brian Cox's radio show when he was with the dolphins. I'd sure like to call in and talk to the rat!
08-23-2000, 08:11 PM
Some idea I have thought might be kind of nice.
1) A second BB, with a link from this one, for questions and suggestion section to the admins (since there are 2 now).
2) If we can't get a link from another web site to attract new members, then create a web site with articles and such by regulars from the BB. Possibly be able to create our own traffic. With the techies and the brains on this BB we could come up with some pretty good stuff.
Austin, keep up the good hard work, we appreciate it.
08-23-2000, 08:14 PM
Don't worry I'll test everything before I add it. My first priority is to the board.
...but I thought it might be fun to add a little competition to go with all the smack!
Plus I could rig the scores..oops did I just type that?
08-23-2000, 08:20 PM
I agree...I can add the second forum for admin stuff. (I'll add it tomorrow if I remember)
I can definetely add a section on the front with articles from some 'contributing' fans, but you're right we need a link.
I have contacted the Jackson County Examiner (starting small) and hope to work up to the Chiefs themselves. If you have any ideas on how to get a foot in the door with any of the 'major' sites for Chiefs football, just let me know.
08-23-2000, 08:21 PM
I was thinking the same thing...there is a forum summary page of all BBS running on the server. It might be helpful to have a separate one for suggestions, tech support, etc.
I'm open to that? Is it doable? What do you think?
08-23-2000, 08:24 PM
Duh...of course while I'm typing, you answer all of my questions...
08-23-2000, 08:25 PM
Austin - I worked on a letter into the wee hours last night to send to the Chiefs. Unfortunately, there is no email addy on KCChiefs.com
So I will call them tomorrow and see what they think about offering a link or if they have any suggestions.
08-23-2000, 08:27 PM
Morph, thanks for the email. I appreciate the chance and hope I can participate.
08-23-2000, 08:29 PM
Russ - You will be taking over the first place guys spot from last season if we don't hear anything.
<font size=-1>I for one hope you get in</font>
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08-23-2000, 08:29 PM
I appreciate the fine job your doing, and by letting your fellow fans have some input & keeping in touch with us . YOU GUYS RULE!!
Looking forward to a great season!
Go donks.....and take the beefaloes with you!
08-23-2000, 10:50 PM
A Page with acronyms might also be a good idea, I have a list I could toss out.
08-24-2000, 12:01 AM
The week before a game during the regular season, the opposing team's hometown newspaper used to post a link to the kansascity.com BB. We should probably arrange to have our's included somehow.... Somebody out here has some press credentials and can probably help us.... Has that guy from the Pittsburg TV station that provided the Training Camp updates come over yet?
08-24-2000, 06:46 AM
I have been kicking around an idea of my own. I had a blast picking the games each week of the season last year. I think the contest was started by Wax (I'm still waiting for my reward for winning). Anyway, the people that compiled everyones picks did a lot of manual (paper and pen) work. Since I'm a software engineer I immediately thought about putting together something for this. I think it would be great if there was a link on the front page for someone to make their picks through some Web application. Otherwise we could just post the picks again and compile them that way.<P>
08-24-2000, 07:37 AM
Would it be possible to add a spell checker for those of us who are grammatically challenged?
~far to lazy to cut and past from msword...
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08-24-2000, 07:49 AM
You mean Sheldon Ingram (Pittsburgh reporter). I haven't seen him here, and I don't think he was on the old BB for a while since TC in River Falls either. I didn't notice him anyway, maybe someone else did. He might have gotten run off because he took so much grief for his good reports.
08-24-2000, 10:02 AM
Yeah, I mean Sheldon. I wonder if anyone knows how to find him.... Was anyone BB "pals" with him that could call the TV station or might have had his email addy?
08-24-2000, 10:04 AM
Why don't we just link to an existing Pick 'em site like ESPN. It's free and would mean no work for any of us. We could start a private group.... If there's enough interest, we may even need to start a couple. I think the limit is 50 people on ESPN Pick 'em....
08-24-2000, 10:16 AM
Would it be possible to have the starting comment appear at the top of the page? It is a little annoying to have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the original comments.
08-24-2000, 10:17 AM
We're on it man. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif That seems to be the number one request right now.
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