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Offline pmp6nl

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ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« on: March 25, 2007, 12:02:53 am »
Hey everyone,

We are considering expanding the ndbison.com message board as well as merging with dakota roar (UND).  The new message board would allow for more people to participate in discussions and would provide for better opportunities across the state.

The new message board would contain many of the same categories, however students from other universities would be encouraged to join and chat.  The setup would likely be general discussion boards then specific boards for specific colleges/universities.

I would appreciate any comments you have about this, however I believe the advantages of the expansion/merger are as follows:

- Greater discussion possibilities and diversity by way of more members.

- A more united North Dakota.  There are many issues facing North Dakota students as a whole and a centralized place to chat would allow for a more united front among all students.

- More interesting posts  ;)

- Opportunities for friendly competitions with people from other universities (IE: arcade tournaments etc.)

These are just some of the benefits we see with an expansion and merger.

Keep in mind that the change would not take a way from the NDSU community.  The setup would allow for an NDSU board, which could be setup to allow only NDSU students to participate.

Please let me know what you think, we value your opinion.

Thanks,

the ndbison.com team


P.S. Please note this would change only the message board, not the rest of ndbison.com

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Re: ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 12:52:51 am »
I am not a fan of merging with UND in any way what so ever.  BUT sometimes you do what you gotta do. :-\

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Re: ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 12:55:15 am »
I am not really thrilled of doing something with UND, but as long as the name stays the same i am cool with it.

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Re: ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 01:40:45 am »
Hello,

I can understand hesitations of doing anything with UND, however I do not see it as being an NDSU - UND thing.  By this I mean there could be general conversations in the main area, then UND people can talk about UND stuff in their own area, an area that could be hidden from NDSU people.  If you take a look at http://www.dakotaroar.com/ you will notice that their message board is similar to ours as they post on general topics.

Please provide any other feedback you have, we are not out to alienate our members, we just want to increase use of the message boards, have more meaningful discussions and have a better opportunities to work with others from other colleges/universities... we would also be inviting other colleges IE: NDSCS, Minot State etc.
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Re: ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 02:00:50 am »
I dont think this would be too bad if it didnt become overrun with NDSU vs UND stuff.  Keeping that discussion to specific boards would be good.

Otherwise I think it may be good.

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Re: ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 12:34:32 pm »
Well if it will get more people chatting...
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Re: ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 06:25:40 pm »
there r more peepl chatting.  where r u?

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Re: ndbison.com Message Board Expansion and Merger
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2007, 01:57:19 pm »
there r more peepl chatting.  where r u?


Sorry, its summer and I have limited computer access... I am traveling alot.
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