Although there’s quite a few former Mountaineers seeing some NFL time tonight, for hardcore fans the big news is something you wouldn’t expect.
Mountaineer Message Board, the nearly unchallenged ruler of App State message boards for something like a decade, is moving to Yosef’s Cabin.
According to MMB’s founder AppSt89:
There has been a lot of discussion/argument over the years about the Delphi forums. We’ve stayed because it was comfortable. But this forum doesn’t work well with mobile devices and the complaints about the format have gotten louder.
We’ve been offered a new home with a forum that does work with mobile devices and has a more modern look. It also retains the popular features of the Delphi forums like showing only unread messages and e-mail notifications of responses. I have been working on it for a couple of months now and have sought the input of several regular posters to get their feedback. Based upon their input, I think we should move forward.
It has not been easy to consider moving the MMB. I have a very strong emotional attachment to this board and to the people who post here. The MMB is a vibrant community and I want it to continue to be the board people go to first to discuss ASU. Much like with our football program I think the time has come to move. The board will still be the MMB, we’ll just have a new address.
Please go to the link below to begin the transition process.
The Delphi site will stay open for a little while during the transition.
I’ve been a member of MMB since 2006, and in comparison to some of the people on there I’m one of the new guys. I’ve never been a fan of all the Ads and the Delphi look, but it’s still a bittersweet day.
The new MMB board is run by PHPbb3, the same system that runs the AppStateNation Message Board. An interesting side note is that I actually offered to make the AppStateNation board the new MMB back when I started it, but they weren’t ready at the time. I guess the pressure from all of the other sites, including App State Central’s new Forum, finally forced their hand.
I guess we can never have enough places to talk about App. But R.I.P. to that old Delphi look that started it all.
If you want to check out an old article I wrote reviewing every App State message board (now slightly out of date but still good stuff) click HERE.