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Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby c_hawkbob » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:22 am

Wow.

Seahawkblue is closed. This site will no longer promote an organization who treats their fans like crap. #12 has always been there for the Seahawks organization, and they repay us by being the first organization to jump on this "dynamic" ticket crap. And people just go on with their lives and accept this? Well, I'm not. Greed is a very ugly situation that will eventually cost you. And today... it did.

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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby RiverDog » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:36 am

Closing a popular fan forum because of dynamic ticket pricing? Holy Cow, I knew that TC character was a neurotic, but I never imagined he'd jump out a window over something as silly as a policy decision. How can a person call themselves a fan if they disown their team over ticket prices? I'm no less disgruntled about the cost of game tickets than anyone else, but it is not limited to the Seahawks and you can bet your bottom dollar that every team in the league will quickly follow suit. And just who does he think he's hurting? Does Paul Allen post at The Blue? The place was more of a club than it was a forum, but it provided a good venue for a lot of great Seahawk fans. Perhaps some of them will wander into here.

BTW, this policy was announced 6 weeks ago.

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/seahawk ... icy/nmn5w/

IMO this thread belongs in the main forum as it is most definitely directly related to Seahawk football.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby ibis ti-mojo » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:31 am

That's a shame.
Some good people over there. :|

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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby slidejob » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:25 pm

For real? That doesn't make any sense... WTH
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby yoder » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:22 pm

Sad to see a staple of the #12 Man Community go down. I respect the reasons, yet it does leave quite a few out in the cold.

With that said, Welcome to The Shack! I know it seems like a tight knit community, but please don't hesitate to introduce yourself and join in on the conversations. The fire is warm (if not hot) and we'll keep the light on for ya!
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby HumanCockroach » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Wow, that's a bit off a shock, Hell more than a bit. The dynamic pricing sucked, but there were other ways, Personally spent 20 + hours to ensure my son got tickets to first game at the Clink, and my family could take in the Zona SNF game as a group. As much as the long hrs in the blazing sun sucked, along with NO bathrooms made available for the fans there until,Monday, as well as how poorly it was run, rules enforced etc. I can't imagine bailing on a team because I signed up to wait for season tickets and was offered extra tickets that I didn't have to wait in 95+ degree weather for hours upon hours. If they didn't like the costs, options were available.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby RiverDog » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:53 am

I can't believe that TC guy shut down the Blue over this dynamic ticket pricing. It simply doesn't make sense. First of all, who is he really hurting? Secondly, this policy was announced 6 weeks ago, on June 29th. Thirdly, dynamic ticket pricing might be new to the NFL, but other leagues have been using it for several years. The Mariners charge more for the Red Sox and Yankees than they do other games. And it's been used in other markets, like hotels and airlines, for decades. I'm surprised that it took the NFL this long to catch up. If you really want to get pizzed off over prices, there's other areas where they get you with outrageous price gouging, like concessions and parking. It's a privately owned business, and the team and the league are simply reacting to increased demand. Life's not fair, get used to it.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby savvyman » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:12 pm

Over-reaction - While the site owner thinks he is hurting the Seahawks organization with this action - he is Not -- Instead he is only hurting the forum users and lurkers.


Bet the site is back up within 10 days.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby burrrton » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:06 pm

Never posted there, but if he thinks this is some kind of 'statement', he's a fool.

The pricing bullshit will sort itself out - throwing a tantrum over it helps nothing but makes you look like a child.

Oh well. Bye, Blue. Hardly knew ya.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby RiverDog » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:29 am

burrrton wrote:Never posted there, but if he thinks this is some kind of 'statement', he's a fool.

The pricing bullshit will sort itself out - throwing a tantrum over it helps nothing but makes you look like a child.

Oh well. Bye, Blue. Hardly knew ya.


TC is is a fool and subject to throwing childish temper tantrums, so it shouldn't surprise me that he finally jumped out of a window. I used to post over there for years, and my style there was no different than it is in here, no name calling (even though I was subjected to a lot of name calling, told by one poster to STFU), complied with all their rules, yet he banned me without so much as a PM or any kind of advance warning, a sucker punch. He didn't like my take on Percy Harvin, wanted to purge his little club of anyone he perceived as being negative, so he banned me. Ironic thing was that I was exactly right on the issue he booted me over. He has the little cop syndrome, someone that never had any authority all their lives, suddenly acquires some, then goes on a power trip.

Savvy could be right. It could be back up in a couple of days. Shutting it down over something as silly as dynamic ticket pricing, a decision that was announced 6 weeks ago, is absurd. There has to be another reason.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby Ironfist » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:33 am

I lurked over there quite a bit, posted once in a blue moon. Since I moved to California, it was kind of my link to follow news. Before that I was at the PI...I joined here when PI closed, but haven't been here much. Guess I will be here more often now.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby kalibane » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:48 pm

Feel bad for some of them I suppose but I stopped posting over there when they banned River, which was absurd.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby RiverDog » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:45 pm

kalibane wrote:Feel bad for some of them I suppose but I stopped posting over there when they banned River, which was absurd.


Thanks, Kal. I'm glad you felt that way. Up until now, I never complained about it in the other forums I post in as I didn't want to sound like a cry baby or invite a debate about my posting style, but now that it's closed, I don't feel so bad talking about it. A couple other posters PM'ed me expressing an opinion similar to yours.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby savvyman » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:58 pm

kalibane wrote:Feel bad for some of them I suppose but I stopped posting over there when they banned River, which was absurd.



The Bounced Riverdog from the Site? Lol

What did he do that was so bad to get bounced? Question a play call by Darrell Bevel? Or a dive by Shaun Alexander?

About the only thing that anyone should ever be bounced from any board is if a person is threatening another poster - other than that it should be a free reign of speech and commentary - - after all this is America.......
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby RiverDog » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:34 pm

savvyman wrote:The Bounced Riverdog from the Site? Lol

What did he do that was so bad to get bounced? Question a play call by Darrell Bevel? Or a dive by Shaun Alexander?

About the only thing that anyone should ever be bounced from any board is if a person is threatening another poster - other than that it should be a free reign of speech and commentary - - after all this is America.......


I was never given an explanation as there was no PM sent to me prior to or afterwards. The only thing TC mentioned was that I was being too negative and he was going to clean up the site, said I was the first of several to be banned. It occured during the time Percy Harvin was returning from his hip surgery and I was questioning his motivation for staying out and how he magically got healed when we were about to put him on IR that would have shut him down for the rest of the season and deprive him of his chance to play in a SB. I wasn't real popular as I was about the only one that didn't like Harvin at that time, but I never got into a name calling contest or used any profane words even though I was subjected to both. It was IMO very unfair, but it was his little club and his right as the adminstrator to ban anyone he doesn't like.

Anyway, it's all water under the bridge, and the fact that I was eventually proven right about Harvin has given me a sense of redemption.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby c_hawkbob » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:57 am

Believe it or not I stood up for you over there when that happened, almost quit the place over it. TC didn't have any checks and balances over there, just did what he wanted, including getting butt hurt and closing shop.

It's back up now, supposedly under new management (Doc, evidently TC's partner when the site was born). TC said something about being overwhelmed by technical difficulties (that Doc says he can fix) while making no mention of the dynamic ticket pricing rant he used as his reason when he shut down. Some of the responses are funny:

Quote Originally Posted by Yo Dog View Post

Let me see if I can remember what I saw when I logged in a few days ago.

"I'm a little bit butthurt over the SEAHAWKS being greedy, so all you 12's who have called this place home for the better part of a decade can go **** yourselves because The Blue is gone forever. Bye bye now."

And the site was gone.

That's what I recall, or am I mistaken?
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby kalibane » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:58 am

savvyman wrote:

The Bounced Riverdog from the Site? Lol

What did he do that was so bad to get bounced? Question a play call by Darrell Bevel? Or a dive by Shaun Alexander?

About the only thing that anyone should ever be bounced from any board is if a person is threatening another poster - other than that it should be a free reign of speech and commentary - - after all this is America.......


The explanation given on the board was that River was too negative and the forum wasn't a place where they wanted "negative/anti-Seahawk posts". Basically what Riv said, they didn't like that he was being very critical of Percy Harvin and banned him over it. Which as he said is hilarious in retrospect.

If you don't want to have actual discussion with different points of view, why are you even in the message board business?


Thanks, Kal. I'm glad you felt that way. Up until now, I never complained about it in the other forums I post in as I didn't want to sound like a cry baby or invite a debate about my posting style, but now that it's closed, I don't feel so bad talking about it. A couple other posters PM'ed me expressing an opinion similar to yours.

No thanks necessary Riv, but you're welcome. There are a lot of people who I've disagreed vehemently on stuff over the years, a couple people I think are flat out stupid. But unless you're veering off topic to aggressively attack someone on a personal level, I'm completely against censoring alternate points of view.

Besides you were probably the last person I'd expect to be justifiably banned from a message board (this side of Hawksista) so my days were numbered anyway. lol
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby RiverDog » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:26 am

c_hawkbob wrote:Believe it or not I stood up for you over there when that happened, almost quit the place over it. TC didn't have any checks and balances over there, just did what he wanted, including getting butt hurt and closing shop.


Thanks, Cbob. I wish you guys would have told me that when it happened. As you might expect, I was very pizzed off when it happened and could have used a word of encouragement, especially from posters I hold in such high regard as yourself and Kal. :)

I'm glad it is back up and running. I know it was home for a lot of good Seahawk fans.
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Re: Seahawk Blue closed.

Postby savvyman » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:49 pm

Yep - I see they are back - as I said they would be - which was admittedly fairly easy to predict......
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