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Lil-lightsout
QUOTE (AussieLad @ Aug 30 2011, 03:49 AM) *
FFS

Maybe its the several whiskeys i have ingested talking, but jesus christ Fighthype has become a really floyd nuthugging site. Not just the tools who post in the forum sucking mayweather jizz, but the site itself. The fucking King Mo articles where he laps up the mayweather milshakes really piss me off. Now i know most of the time its the result of a fan question to Mo, but the article headlines (always spruiking floyd, or shitting on manny) is pure fighthype.

But its not just the king mo question and answer sessions that have prompted this post.l Now we have articles with Daniel Cormiers view on drug testing... and the racial divide against black fighters with every other race in the world against floyd. Who gives a fuck what he thinks. Where is the article on his career, or upcoming bouts... no we only want to speak to him if he can comment on floyds drug testing policy...

God damn.

The two sites i posted on for close to a decade were this board, and the kostya tszyu forum. I stopped posting on the tszyu forum for a reason off the boxing topic. It was the result of some forum regulars shitting on defenceless boat people. And i realized i could no longer associate with these people because of their personal beliefs. Now i honestly am considering removing myself from this forum.

The site has become so far from impartial its a fucking joke. Who gives a fuck what cormier thinks on testing... Theres rarely, if ever, an article taking an opposing view to the mayweathers stance.

Now i know i dont post that often, and i am certainly not one of the most popular guys on this board, so i know when i leave i know no-one is going to miss me. But i just want to say that this site has lost its impartial status. The balance has gone. I find it sickening.

This is not a cry for attention. I dont expect to see "dont go aussie" posts, because i am not that important to the site. Never was, never will be. This is purely a statement as to why i am considering leaving. I love talking about boxing, but i can't take this shit anymore. Maybe i will continue posting here, maybe i won't, i am not sure. But its really is getting to be too much for me to tolerate anymore

Wishing everyone on this forum the best of luck. If i dont come back, thanks for the memories. friends.gif drinks.gif


Nice post. I feel pretty much the same on most your points. AND many others have posted some nice stuff in this thread.

I feel there are only a handful of quality posters here anymore. I used to really enjoy reading and posting in this forum all the time, but now it's mainly just the same BS getting posted. I know it does not help either with boxings sad state right now. This is the only boxing forum I ever posted in, and have zero urge to go elsewhere, just don't feel like posting as much right now.

I also know I mean nothing here, but I just figured I would give my opinion.



King Eugene
Smh... It aint looking good...

Quality > Quanity
STEVENSKI
Guys there are some decent new posters here who are contributing to the forum in many ways. I just say give it some time & see how it goes. Even Fitz is MIA these days & I just hope that toothless feral pies supporter is on a holiday or something.

Boxing is a bit slow right now & when you have two show ponies who are the most popular fighters out there you are gonna get a lot of shit talked about each one.

I will admit to losing a lot of interest in boxing over the years due to a number of reasons but as a guy in my 30's I am very different to the Stevenski in his 20's. I still love boxing & watch what I can when I can but I also have other priorities in my life. This forum has been the only boxing one I post on in a number of years.

BTW whilst I respect TKO, Sharkey & Hawks classics knowledge & could always hang in a debate with them they were pompous elitist arseholes who tore anyone who did not have X level of knowledge a new one. That was BS as educating/enlightening newer or less knowledgable fans as to why the greats are so revered is good & you don't need to be a jerk off about it.
Fitz
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Aug 31 2011, 09:06 AM) *
Guys there are some decent new posters here who are contributing to the forum in many ways. I just say give it some time & see how it goes. Even Fitz is MIA these days & I just hope that toothless feral pies supporter is on a holiday or something.

Boxing is a bit slow right now & when you have two show ponies who are the most popular fighters out there you are gonna get a lot of shit talked about each one.

I will admit to losing a lot of interest in boxing over the years due to a number of reasons but as a guy in my 30's I am very different to the Stevenski in his 20's. I still love boxing & watch what I can when I can but I also have other priorities in my life. This forum has been the only boxing one I post on in a number of years.

BTW whilst I respect TKO, Sharkey & Hawks classics knowledge & could always hang in a debate with them they were pompous elitist arseholes who tore anyone who did not have X level of knowledge a new one. That was BS as educating/enlightening newer or less knowledgable fans as to why the greats are so revered is good & you don't need to be a jerk off about it.


Haha, I'm still around, just don't post as much now.
King Eugene
I have no problem with any of the new posters but what some need is what I needed...to be humbled. When I first got here I was Roy Jones this and Roy Jones that... I didn't care about nobody else but Roy Jones. After I got dug into by a few poster such as Fitz, Method, Johnny, Steve and others I actually took the time to learn more about other fighters and the sport. They weren't complete assholes well except for Method laugh.gif but they son'd me on my knowledge and taught me at th same time. That was the best thing that could have ever happen. Some of the new posters got to put their egos to the side and admit they dont know everything!
Method
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Aug 30 2011, 07:06 PM) *
BTW whilst I respect TKO, Sharkey & Hawks classics knowledge & could always hang in a debate with them they were pompous elitist arseholes who tore anyone who did not have X level of knowledge a new one. That was BS as educating/enlightening newer or less knowledgable fans as to why the greats are so revered is good & you don't need to be a jerk off about it.


Hawkins had you guys so fucking bamboozled. The guy was a fucking idiot. YOu guys confuse "X level of knowledge" with "Hawkins' opinion". Theres a difference. Had nothing to do with an level of knowledge. It had to do with whether you ageed w him or not.

Bring his ass back here and I'll show you.

"I dont know why I lower myself to post in the general forum, but I am going to leave it w this....and this will be my last response...I'll let you win the last word contest"

Then, when someone responds...

"...on the life of my unborn kids I cant figure out why I lower myself to respond"

and then...

"...We'll just have to agree to disagree..."

that guy was a tool. The legend grew because he posted in a section of the boards that got no play. As soon as people started to spill in there, the jig was up...

Guess which guy in this pic Hawkins is?

thehype
QUOTE (AussieLad @ Aug 30 2011, 03:49 AM) *
FFS

Maybe its the several whiskeys i have ingested talking, but jesus christ Fighthype has become a really floyd nuthugging site. Not just the tools who post in the forum sucking mayweather jizz, but the site itself. The fucking King Mo articles where he laps up the mayweather milshakes really piss me off. Now i know most of the time its the result of a fan question to Mo, but the article headlines (always spruiking floyd, or shitting on manny) is pure fighthype.

But its not just the king mo question and answer sessions that have prompted this post.l Now we have articles with Daniel Cormiers view on drug testing... and the racial divide against black fighters with every other race in the world against floyd. Who gives a fuck what he thinks. Where is the article on his career, or upcoming bouts... no we only want to speak to him if he can comment on floyds drug testing policy...

God damn.

The two sites i posted on for close to a decade were this board, and the kostya tszyu forum. I stopped posting on the tszyu forum for a reason off the boxing topic. It was the result of some forum regulars shitting on defenceless boat people. And i realized i could no longer associate with these people because of their personal beliefs. Now i honestly am considering removing myself from this forum.

The site has become so far from impartial its a fucking joke. Who gives a fuck what cormier thinks on testing... Theres rarely, if ever, an article taking an opposing view to the mayweathers stance.

Now i know i dont post that often, and i am certainly not one of the most popular guys on this board, so i know when i leave i know no-one is going to miss me. But i just want to say that this site has lost its impartial status. The balance has gone. I find it sickening.

This is not a cry for attention. I dont expect to see "dont go aussie" posts, because i am not that important to the site. Never was, never will be. This is purely a statement as to why i am considering leaving. I love talking about boxing, but i can't take this shit anymore. Maybe i will continue posting here, maybe i won't, i am not sure. But its really is getting to be too much for me to tolerate anymore

Wishing everyone on this forum the best of luck. If i dont come back, thanks for the memories. friends.gif drinks.gif


DANIEL CORMIER: "I GOTTA MAKE GOOD ON THIS...A WIN OVER BIG FOOT SILVA WILL ALWAYS MEAN SOMETHING"

JAMES ALI BASHIR: "ADAMEK IS A VERY BASIC FIGHTER...VITALI WILL GET HIM OUT OF THERE IN THE 9TH OR 10TH"

THE PIGEONS OF MIKE TYSON: A LESSON ON LOYALTY

HERO TRAITOR MADNESS: THE GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX STORY

AMIR KHAN: "NEXT FIGHT WILL BE AT 140...MAYWEATHER FIGHT, HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR IN SUMMER"

VERNON PARIS RETURNS ON OCTOBER 6TH IN DETROIT

TONY THOMPSON: "I DEFINITELY WANT THAT REMATCH WITH WLADIMIR"

HINKEY EXPLOSIVE IN RING RETURN

PETER QUILLIN: "THE BOY ISHE IS A BOXING PROSTITUE"

ISHE SMITH: "AS FAR AS QUILLIN GOES, HE KNOWS I WOULD ABSOLUTELY WHOOP HIS ASS"

FROM PILLAR TO POST: MARTIROSYAN AND ANGULO ON COLLISION COURSE TO FACE CANELO

JERMELL CHARLO: "I FIGHT FOR MY FANS...I STILL GO IN LIKE A BULL"

CHAD DAWSON: "I DON'T THINK, I KNOW I CAN BE THE FIRST TO KNOCK BERNARD HOPKINS OUT"

BURT WATSON: "TO GO TO BRAZIL AND PUT A SHOW ON...IT'S UNBELIEVABLE"

ANDRE WARD: "FROCH'S STRENGTH IS HIS BRAVADO, BUT THAT'S ALSO GOING TO BE HIS WEAKNESS"

CARL FROCH: "WARD IS A TRICKY CUSTOMER...HE'S ALWAYS INVOLVED IN BORING FIGHTS"

JAMES TONEY: "I KNOW THERE IS MORE MONEY FOR A BANKS FIGHT IN DETROIT THAN WHAT I WAS OFFERED"

EDDIE CHAMBERS: "TONY THOMPSON...IT'S THE PERFECT TYPE OF FIGHT TO SET ME UP FOR A TITLE"

1. The interview about Daniel Cormier's upcoming September 10 fight with BigFoot Silva was posted 7 days ago. I assume you missed it. Maybe you're just spending too much time paying attention to the Floyd Mayweather articles/interviews as opposed to seeing everything else that's going up...or maybe you just don't give a fuck about James Toney, Eddie Chambers, Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Chad Dawson, Burt Watson, Jermll Charlo, Ishe Smith, Peter Quillin, Tony Thompson, Vernon Paris, or Amir Khan, but there's FAR MORE STUFF about other fighters on the site for you to read...assuming, of course, you're interested in any of it.

2. In the past 7 days, all of the 18 interviews/articles above have been posted and NONE of them have anything to do with Floyd Mayweather and/or Manny Pacquiao. Meanwhile, during that 7-day timeframe, there's been 6 articles/interviews regarding Floyd Mayweather (2 of which were related to the episode of 24/7) and 2 articles/interviews regarding Manny Pacquiao (both of which were positive).

3. The motherfucker has a fight coming up in roughly 17 days, so guess what...you're probably going to see more articles/interviews regarding Floyd Mayweather.

4. Toodaloo muthafuckaaaaaaaaaa

STEVENSKI
QUOTE (Method @ Aug 31 2011, 09:22 AM) *
Hawkins had you guys so fucking bamboozled. The guy was a fucking idiot. YOu guys confuse "X level of knowledge" with "Hawkins' opinion". Theres a difference. Had nothing to do with an level of knowledge. It had to do with whether you ageed w him or not.

Bring his ass back here and I'll show you.

"I dont know why I lower myself to post in the general forum, but I am going to leave it w this....and this will be my last response...I'll let you win the last word contest"

Then, when someone responds...

"...on the life of my unborn kids I cant figure out why I lower myself to respond"

and then...

"...We'll just have to agree to disagree..."

that guy was a tool. The legend grew because he posted in a section of the boards that got no play. As soon as people started to spill in there, the jig was up...

Guess which guy in this pic Hawkins is?



LOL very true Meth. Classic Hawkins with the why am I responding to this......

I had plenty of reasonable debates with Hawk where we may not have seen eye to eye but it never got to name calling & insults but I saw how he treated plenty of others especially the MIke Tyson is the GOAT brigade. God knows he would have been good value with the Pac & May superfans.
STEVENSKI
QUOTE (thehype @ Aug 31 2011, 09:59 AM) *
...or maybe you just don't give a fuck about Ishe Smith,


C'mon Ben no one cares about Ishe Smith.
Fitz
What about how Aussie said lack of articles that take an opposing view to Mayweather? Like playing devils advocate, and hearing from a different perspective?
Fitz
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Aug 31 2011, 10:11 AM) *
C'mon Ben no one cares about Ishe Smith.


Hahaha
thehype
QUOTE (Fitz @ Aug 30 2011, 08:14 PM) *
What about how Aussie said lack of articles that take an opposing view to Mayweather? Like playing devils advocate, and hearing from a different perspective?


Feel free to email Danny Howard, Vivek Wallace, Felix Strunk, Gary Reynolds, or David Kassel, since for the most part, they're the main ones who submit articles to the site on a regular basis, and ask them why they don't give you a different perspective. Outside of those five, who else, other than myself, is writing articles?

dntknw.gif

We don't exactly have a staff of writers giving all kinds of different opinions and views, but please, by all means, ask any of them if I've ever NOT posted one of their articles.


thehype
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Aug 30 2011, 08:11 PM) *
C'mon Ben no one cares about Ishe Smith.


Didn't say anyone did...but I believe that was just 1 out of the 18 that I mentioned, so SURELY there's something else of interest in that list for him to read.
Method
That's a pretty good staff, bro.
STEVENSKI
You will have to change your avatar to this on October 2nd Fitz

STEVENSKI
QUOTE (thehype @ Aug 31 2011, 10:23 AM) *
Didn't say anyone did...but I believe that was just 1 out of the 18 that I mentioned, so SURELY there's something else of interest in that list for him to read.



Oh yeah I agree. Just not often you leave a opening like that Ben.
Fitz
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Aug 31 2011, 10:26 AM) *
You will have to change your avatar to this on October 2nd Fitz



Haha, we will see.

I must say, Hawthorn still concern me the most and have since the start of the year. I fear them more than Geelong.
thehype
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Aug 30 2011, 08:45 PM) *
Oh yeah I agree. Just not often you leave a opening like that Ben.


Sad thing is that as I typed his name, I was thinking the exact same thing.

laugh.gif

But hey, since the argument was about "too much" content regarding one of the biggest names in the sport, I figured what better way to prove a point than to point on the EXTREME opposite....meaning, we even cover the guys y'all don't care about.

Perhaps a better argument would have been, "Hey, there's WAY TOO MUCH crap about Ishe Smith on this site."

laugh.gif
Method
caneman
QUOTE (thehype @ Aug 30 2011, 08:57 PM) *
Sad thing is that as I typed his name, I was thinking the exact same thing.

laugh.gif

But hey, since the argument was about "too much" content regarding one of the biggest names in the sport, I figured what better way to prove a point than to point on the EXTREME opposite....meaning, we even cover the guys y'all don't care about.

Perhaps a better argument would have been, "Hey, there's WAY TOO MUCH crap about Ishe Smith on this site."

laugh.gif



To me Aussie and others are talked about the boards more than nothing the way I understood it...all I know, God willing, I ain't going any where!
caneman
QUOTE (Method @ Aug 30 2011, 07:25 PM) *
That's a pretty good staff, bro.



THis, there is @ least 1 guy who HATES PACMAN THOUGH! It's his right though, but jluv may as well be writing his shit but we know he ain't cause there ain't enough ................................................................................
................. in the stories! lmfao!!!!!
thehype
QUOTE (caneman @ Aug 31 2011, 08:23 AM) *
To me Aussie and others are talked about the boards more than nothing the way I understood it...all I know, God willing, I ain't going any where!


Really? That's funny because all of his quotes below seemed like he was talking about the website a lot more than he was talking about the boards.

QUOTE (AussieLad @ Aug 30 2011, 03:49 AM) *
FFS

Maybe its the several whiskeys i have ingested talking, but jesus christ Fighthype has become a really floyd nuthugging site. Not just the tools who post in the forum sucking mayweather jizz, but the site itself. The fucking King Mo articles where he laps up the mayweather milshakes really piss me off. Now i know most of the time its the result of a fan question to Mo, but the article headlines (always spruiking floyd, or shitting on manny) is pure fighthype.

But its not just the king mo question and answer sessions that have prompted this post.l Now we have articles with Daniel Cormiers view on drug testing... and the racial divide against black fighters with every other race in the world against floyd. Who gives a fuck what he thinks. Where is the article on his career, or upcoming bouts... no we only want to speak to him if he can comment on floyds drug testing policy...

The site has become so far from impartial its a fucking joke. Who gives a fuck what cormier thinks on testing... Theres rarely, if ever, an article taking an opposing view to the mayweathers stance.


In fact, it seemed like the MAJORITY of his rant was about the website...at least, that's the way I understood it.

Speaking of the website, not to toot our own horn, but fuck it, I might as well since there seems to be a lot of hatorade floating around regarding the validity of our information in regards to Pacquiao, Mayweather, Bob Arum, or whatever...

FUCK A LOT of these other websites who refuse to give us credit and FUCK the people who continue to say OVER AND OVER that we're not a credible site.

Now that Oscar De La Hoya is FINALLY admitting that he had a cocaine problem and infidelity issues, I'd like to point out that WE were the first to tell y'all that:

http://www.fighthype.com/pages/content9976.html

As soon as TMZ broke the story that he was checking into rehab, we dropped a story right after that telling you it was cocaine and infidelity related, despite the fact that nobody else, including TMZ, knew why. Hell, TMZ didn't even follow-up their own story until 2 days later when they spoke to their "sources".

Again, I hate to toot our own horn and say "I told you so", but fuck, I've seen so much bitching, complaining, and moaning about the site on our own fucking message board that I had to put a little something positive out there. I mean, the De La Hoya story I really could care less about since, truth be told, his cocaine issues have been talked about for quite some time behind closed doors by other people within the industry...but I've seen certain people questioning some of the information I've personally provided about Manny Pacquiao, his finances and whatnot, making it sound as though I'm trying to paint a certain picture of the guy for one particular reason or another, but believe what I tell you, people that we talk to know their shit and unlike some "writers", if I put something out there, it's not because I'm just grabbing it out of nowhere, throwing it against the wall and hoping something sticks.

I'm just saying, before you're quick to believe something from the "credible journalists", or should I say, those people who you deem to be "more credible" than us, just understand that for the most part, the people that we speak to are "different" than the people that they speak to and usually, our information is coming from someone a lot closer to the source (as opposed to their promoter, manager, or some other handler who have their own agenda). One need only look at the difference in some of our interviews to know that. Case in point, just look at the way Big Floyd spoke to Percy recently compared to the way he spoke to Lem Satterfield over at ringtv.com. There's a BIG difference in what Big Floyd gave Percy than what he gave Lem, who some of you would call the "credible journalist". Simply put, we have better relationships with people, therefore, we get better information. Just a little something to think about, as Vivek would put it. Obviously, I'm sure some of you "old guard" already know that (although I'm not sure some of you do considering some of the bitching I've seen as of late), but just in case some of you newbies didn't know, consider yourself in the know now.

ok.gif

Oh, and by the way, CEO will be around eventually. He simply took a break because he was burnt out on some of your own complaints and wanted to focus more on his family.

Okay...that is all...please continue.
thehype
QUOTE (caneman @ Aug 31 2011, 08:27 AM) *
THis, there is @ least 1 guy who HATES PACMAN THOUGH!


And there is @ least 1 guy, Felix Strunk, who LOVES PACMAN.

I'm just sayin'.
Method
As a boxing website, you damn sure BETTER have gotten to the heart of the DLH shit before TMZ. Well, let me rephrase that - As a LEADING boxing website, I'd expect you to break that down before TMX, and most every other damn boxing website out there, possibly exempting one or two others.
thehype
QUOTE (Method @ Aug 31 2011, 09:22 AM) *
As a boxing website, you damn sure BETTER have gotten to the heart of the DLH shit before TMZ. Well, let me rephrase that - As a LEADING boxing website, I'd expect you to break that down before TMX, and most every other damn boxing website out there, possibly exempting one or two others.


I don't know bro...they definitely beat us and everyone else on the scoop about Victor Ortiz's underwear modeling career.

laugh.gif
Method
Whups. Tried to change TMX to TMZ. Hit the quuote button instead of edit. Not used to not being able to delete my shit.
SmartyBeardo
QUOTE (caneman @ Aug 31 2011, 05:23 AM) *
To me Aussie and others are talked about the boards more than nothing the way I understood it...all I know, God willing, I ain't going any where!

Did DownUnderling get banned?
thehype
QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Aug 31 2011, 11:11 AM) *
Did DownUnderling get banned?


Nope. He just felt the need to let everyone know that he may or may not be back.
SmartyBeardo
QUOTE (thehype @ Aug 31 2011, 08:19 AM) *
Nope. He just felt the need to let everyone know that he may or may not be back.

Sounds like a personal problem to me.
Snoop
Sounds like a lot if picking n choosing going on here. Maybe FH appears to have a Mayweather bias because every other boxing site just trashes him. Hmmm....

I don't really see the problem with the new members; the trolls are FAR less than the other forums I've seen and the ones that have stuck around have made things, at the very least, more entertaining. We're starting to look like some elitist pricks if you ask me.

In terms of "one staff member hating Pacquiao", (assuming you're talking about me of course): 1) I don't consider myself staff, rather just a guy that throws Hype an article once in a while. and 2) When the last time I actually wrote an article about Pacquiao? (Not really directed at you Cane cuz you're cool as fuck, but to anyone else who might be thinking the same thing.)
jlupi
I know it brings in traffic. but really - do I really care what delahoya wears and who he sleeps with? Is it any of my business if MW or pac is running through there money faster than someone else thinks is appropriate?

my own opinion is that prob belongs on TMZ if anywhere.
thehype
QUOTE (jlupi @ Sep 1 2011, 11:08 AM) *
I know it brings in traffic. but really - do I really care what delahoya wears and who he sleeps with? Is it any of my business if MW or pac is running through there money faster than someone else thinks is appropriate?

my own opinion is that prob belongs on TMZ if anywhere.


Funny, but if it brings in traffic, evidently A LOT people other than yourself actually DO care...or at the very least are curious.

Honestly, if you look at the BIGGER PICTURE, I think you can educate yourself a lot more about what's going on in the sport if you pay attention to things like that. I mean, if De La Hoya was smiling in the cameras and lying about the photos back in 2007, going so far as to scare the chick by suing her because he adamantly claimed the photos were doctored, what else has he been smiling and lying about? Who else has he been scaring by using the power of his money? And if someone like Pacquiao or Mayweather are running through their money, it might help explain why they're making some of the business decisions they're making when it comes to fights that are taking place...or not taking place for that matter. I mean, it's cool if you don't care, but obviously there's FAR MORE people who actually do care. Sometimes when you want to know what's really going down on the surface, you have to dig a little deeper.
Warlord
QUOTE (AussieLad @ Aug 30 2011, 03:49 AM) *
FFS

Maybe its the several whiskeys i have ingested talking, but jesus christ Fighthype has become a really floyd nuthugging site. Not just the tools who post in the forum sucking mayweather jizz, but the site itself. The fucking King Mo articles where he laps up the mayweather milshakes really piss me off. Now i know most of the time its the result of a fan question to Mo, but the article headlines (always spruiking floyd, or shitting on manny) is pure fighthype.

But its not just the king mo question and answer sessions that have prompted this post.l Now we have articles with Daniel Cormiers view on drug testing... and the racial divide against black fighters with every other race in the world against floyd. Who gives a fuck what he thinks. Where is the article on his career, or upcoming bouts... no we only want to speak to him if he can comment on floyds drug testing policy...

God damn.

The two sites i posted on for close to a decade were this board, and the kostya tszyu forum. I stopped posting on the tszyu forum for a reason off the boxing topic. It was the result of some forum regulars shitting on defenceless boat people. And i realized i could no longer associate with these people because of their personal beliefs. Now i honestly am considering removing myself from this forum.

The site has become so far from impartial its a fucking joke. Who gives a fuck what cormier thinks on testing... Theres rarely, if ever, an article taking an opposing view to the mayweathers stance.

Now i know i dont post that often, and i am certainly not one of the most popular guys on this board, so i know when i leave i know no-one is going to miss me. But i just want to say that this site has lost its impartial status. The balance has gone. I find it sickening.

This is not a cry for attention. I dont expect to see "dont go aussie" posts, because i am not that important to the site. Never was, never will be. This is purely a statement as to why i am considering leaving. I love talking about boxing, but i can't take this shit anymore. Maybe i will continue posting here, maybe i won't, i am not sure. But its really is getting to be too much for me to tolerate anymore

Wishing everyone on this forum the best of luck. If i dont come back, thanks for the memories. friends.gif drinks.gif

At least stick around the MMA forums, buddy. I don't always agree with you, but you know your shit and that is always appreciated.
Warlord
QUOTE (AussieLad @ Aug 30 2011, 03:49 AM) *
FFS

Maybe its the several whiskeys i have ingested talking, but jesus christ Fighthype has become a really floyd nuthugging site. Not just the tools who post in the forum sucking mayweather jizz, but the site itself. The fucking King Mo articles where he laps up the mayweather milshakes really piss me off. Now i know most of the time its the result of a fan question to Mo, but the article headlines (always spruiking floyd, or shitting on manny) is pure fighthype.

But its not just the king mo question and answer sessions that have prompted this post.l Now we have articles with Daniel Cormiers view on drug testing... and the racial divide against black fighters with every other race in the world against floyd. Who gives a fuck what he thinks. Where is the article on his career, or upcoming bouts... no we only want to speak to him if he can comment on floyds drug testing policy...

God damn.

The two sites i posted on for close to a decade were this board, and the kostya tszyu forum. I stopped posting on the tszyu forum for a reason off the boxing topic. It was the result of some forum regulars shitting on defenceless boat people. And i realized i could no longer associate with these people because of their personal beliefs. Now i honestly am considering removing myself from this forum.

The site has become so far from impartial its a fucking joke. Who gives a fuck what cormier thinks on testing... Theres rarely, if ever, an article taking an opposing view to the mayweathers stance.

Now i know i dont post that often, and i am certainly not one of the most popular guys on this board, so i know when i leave i know no-one is going to miss me. But i just want to say that this site has lost its impartial status. The balance has gone. I find it sickening.

This is not a cry for attention. I dont expect to see "dont go aussie" posts, because i am not that important to the site. Never was, never will be. This is purely a statement as to why i am considering leaving. I love talking about boxing, but i can't take this shit anymore. Maybe i will continue posting here, maybe i won't, i am not sure. But its really is getting to be too much for me to tolerate anymore

Wishing everyone on this forum the best of luck. If i dont come back, thanks for the memories. friends.gif drinks.gif

At least stick around the MMA forums, buddy. I don't always agree with you, but you know your shit and that is always appreciated.
KYLE THEEE SPINKS FAN
I actually like the content on the site. Where else am I going to get solid interviews from K9 Budradge, Vernon Paris, and Pawel Wolak? I like hearing from fighters like these, since many of them have belts but they'll never get to PPV status. However, they make for some captivating fights. I mean, Wolak was just in a FOTY candidate in July, K9 fought a solid fight to avenge the loss against Powell, and Paris fought in a really good fight against Tim Coleman. I'm a sucker for the juicy shit too, so I'm always on that lol. I just don't read half the Mayweather articles, and that's my choice. I'll prolly read more of it though as we get closer to his fight. Keep up the good work Ben.
rusty_trombone
QUOTE (King Eugene @ Aug 23 2011, 06:06 PM) *
Exactly!

Wouldn't mind Rusty, Johnny, and Kieth coming back as well.

Eugene, my Negro!
jlupi
Im going to throw out one more criticism hype. and that is maybe you put up too many articles. for instance "pacman turns his back on pacland" and "ORTIZ SOUNDS CONFIDENT, BUT IS HE UNDERESTIMATING MAYWEATHER?" are nothing more than an average message board post of a fan ranting. Is that the quality that should be on the front page?

I hope you take my criticism as possibly constructive. because obv Im here and check in at least once a day so there is plenty that I like about the site.
Big Slim Sweet
QUOTE (Snoop @ Sep 1 2011, 09:46 AM) *
Sounds like a lot if picking n choosing going on here. Maybe FH appears to have a Mayweather bias because every other boxing site just trashes him. Hmmm....

I don't really see the problem with the new members; the trolls are FAR less than the other forums I've seen and the ones that have stuck around have made things, at the very least, more entertaining. We're starting to look like some elitist pricks if you ask me.

I don't think it's elitist. Those of us who have been here for the past few years had a good thing going and it kinda sucked to have that taken away, or compromised or whatever. I don't think anyone here has anything against new members. If you think back a few years ago we had Marv, King, and Blaze all show up around the same time. These guys were all kinda new and eager and they got a little bit of shit for it initially, but they all stuck around and eventually became key members of the community (for as long as they did stick around at least). Same thing a couple of years ago when Ollie and Keith showed up.

The difference this time is that there were SO many new guys who all showed up at once - they suddenly outnumbered the regulars. And with the exception of one or two, they all pretty much seemed to have the same agenda, which was to flood the front page with thread after thread singing the praises of Floyd Mayweather. 'Floyd's the GOAT', 'Haters keep hating while Money keep cashin checks.' There were no legitimate discussions anymore it seemed, no real debates. It was just nuthug-nuthug-hate...nuthug-nuthug-hate...rinse-wash-repeat. I've never gone to other message boards but from the way people have described them, ours was starting to become a carbon copy. Now - this seemed to have died down - and the past few days it seems like the board has gotten closer to its previous level of quality. That's a good thing, but it would be a shame if we permanently lost some of the guys who really helped make this place what it was. Guys like JD and CEO. Now, CEO told me he would be back, though to what extent he wasn't sure.

Also, Snoop, I don't think you can really say with a straight face that Fighthype is not right now a Pro-Mayweather site. Yeah, sure, perhaps that's exacerbated by the fact that so many other sites hate him, but...come on man. This site is rolling with Floyd. With that said, I don't think you or FH are necessarily anti-Manny Pac. Funny how people feel like to be one you automatically have to be the other. I mean, that hideous disgrace of a rotting canoe you built last year notwithstanding, I've never found your work to have any personal bias to it whatsoever. I think fighthype is pretty down the middle with regards to Pacquiao, and reporting on his business dealings when, like Hype said, they might help explain his professional motives to some degree, IS newsworthy. And if Ben is cool with Floyd and wants to give him props on his site, that's his choice to do so. Mayweather seems like the kind of cat that doesn't want to hear anything negative about himself, so I get that in order to have the kind of access Hype had - which really was pretty incredible and I'm sure was a financial boom for the site - you can't really come down too hard on the guy for anything. And again, there are plenty of other sites that do that. It's not like if you want to read something bad about Floyd Mayweather you have to hunt high and low to do it. I really have no issues with the content of the front page at all.

But the message board was my bread and butter here, always has been and always will be so long as I'm around. And there is simply no doubt that the quality there took a major hit for a while. Hopefully that time passed and we're back to being the best and some of the old guys take a peek again and see that for themselves and decide to return. But Snoop, my man, go back and read some of the stuff in the archives from 2008-2010. CEO used to call some of those threads PPV quality, and he was exactly right.

Mean Mister Mustard
I still like the board, even with the sudden influx of some huggers. But that's the fun of a discussion board, people get to voice their opinion, whether it's dumb or not, and at the end maybe they learn something from the shellacking that they get.

Yeah some of the repeat threads involving Mayweather-Pacquia-Ortiz are annoying, but that's why I don't click on them.

I really don't think the discussion board is deteriorating.
Snoop
Nice post Slim, but I'm with Mustard on this one. I guess I've always been of the thinking, "If you don't like what's on the screen, change the channel." Don't get me wrong, the old days were fucking great; full of rivalries for the ages and knowledgeable, well-spoken posters. I wasn't as active during those days, so perhaps part of that has to do with my opinion as well. But what I'm trying to say is that we still have a pretty strong community here. Yeah we're losing some key posters, but we're also getting some decent ones too. I guess just don't let a few idiots ruin the board for us. It's really in our control.

In terms of the site being "Pro-Mayweather", I mean I can definitely see why people might think that way, but considering how Mayweather is with the media, it's pretty impossible for him to speak on the "hard questions." He'd more than likely just tell em to fuck off. From what I've seen, Hype just let's him speak, and barring some of the self-appraisal BS Mayweather does at times, I thought the whole "Evenings with Mayweather" series was excellent. I suppose something is better than nothing, no?
Spyder
QUOTE (Snoop @ Sep 6 2011, 04:39 PM) *
Nice post Slim, but I'm with Mustard on this one. I guess I've always been of the thinking, "If you don't like what's on the screen, change the channel." Don't get me wrong, the old days were fucking great; full of rivalries for the ages and knowledgeable, well-spoken posters. I wasn't as active during those days, so perhaps part of that has to do with my opinion as well. But what I'm trying to say is that we still have a pretty strong community here. Yeah we're losing some key posters, but we're also getting some decent ones too. I guess just don't let a few idiots ruin the board for us. It's really in our control.

In terms of the site being "Pro-Mayweather", I mean I can definitely see why people might think that way, but considering how Mayweather is with the media, it's pretty impossible for him to speak on the "hard questions." He'd more than likely just tell em to fuck off. From what I've seen, Hype just let's him speak, and barring some of the self-appraisal BS Mayweather does at times, I thought the whole "Evenings with Mayweather" series was excellent. I suppose something is better than nothing, no?

Why do you make people read between the lines?

Just come out and say it bro...

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The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (Snoop @ Sep 7 2011, 08:39 AM) *
Nice post Slim, but I'm with Mustard on this one. I guess I've always been of the thinking, "If you don't like what's on the screen, change the channel." Don't get me wrong, the old days were fucking great; full of rivalries for the ages and knowledgeable, well-spoken posters. I wasn't as active during those days, so perhaps part of that has to do with my opinion as well. But what I'm trying to say is that we still have a pretty strong community here. Yeah we're losing some key posters, but we're also getting some decent ones too. I guess just don't let a few idiots ruin the board for us. It's really in our control.


Seriously Snoop who? Personally I would say Gravy and err....................that's it. The losses far far FAR outweight the gains in this case and to argue the opposite would be redundant. Just last week I think we lost Aussie Lad and although he didn't post a whole lot I really enjoyed it when he did. It's just sad man. LilLghtsOut doesn't post much, shoot even Beardo hasn't been around much lately (but that just may be Beardo, haha.) But these are bad losses whichever way you spin it.

Stuck down here in 'general' this almost feels like a TeamFightHype thread (I bet they'll never find us down here.) laugh.gif
Lil-lightsout
QUOTE (Big Slim Sweet @ Sep 3 2011, 10:36 AM) *
I don't think it's elitist. Those of us who have been here for the past few years had a good thing going and it kinda sucked to have that taken away, or compromised or whatever. I don't think anyone here has anything against new members. If you think back a few years ago we had Marv, King, and Blaze all show up around the same time. These guys were all kinda new and eager and they got a little bit of shit for it initially, but they all stuck around and eventually became key members of the community (for as long as they did stick around at least). Same thing a couple of years ago when Ollie and Keith showed up.

The difference this time is that there were SO many new guys who all showed up at once - they suddenly outnumbered the regulars. And with the exception of one or two, they all pretty much seemed to have the same agenda, which was to flood the front page with thread after thread singing the praises of Floyd Mayweather. 'Floyd's the GOAT', 'Haters keep hating while Money keep cashin checks.' There were no legitimate discussions anymore it seemed, no real debates. It was just nuthug-nuthug-hate...nuthug-nuthug-hate...rinse-wash-repeat. I've never gone to other message boards but from the way people have described them, ours was starting to become a carbon copy. Now - this seemed to have died down - and the past few days it seems like the board has gotten closer to its previous level of quality. That's a good thing, but it would be a shame if we permanently lost some of the guys who really helped make this place what it was. Guys like JD and CEO. Now, CEO told me he would be back, though to what extent he wasn't sure.

Also, Snoop, I don't think you can really say with a straight face that Fighthype is not right now a Pro-Mayweather site. Yeah, sure, perhaps that's exacerbated by the fact that so many other sites hate him, but...come on man. This site is rolling with Floyd. With that said, I don't think you or FH are necessarily anti-Manny Pac. Funny how people feel like to be one you automatically have to be the other. I mean, that hideous disgrace of a rotting canoe you built last year notwithstanding, I've never found your work to have any personal bias to it whatsoever. I think fighthype is pretty down the middle with regards to Pacquiao, and reporting on his business dealings when, like Hype said, they might help explain his professional motives to some degree, IS newsworthy. And if Ben is cool with Floyd and wants to give him props on his site, that's his choice to do so. Mayweather seems like the kind of cat that doesn't want to hear anything negative about himself, so I get that in order to have the kind of access Hype had - which really was pretty incredible and I'm sure was a financial boom for the site - you can't really come down too hard on the guy for anything. And again, there are plenty of other sites that do that. It's not like if you want to read something bad about Floyd Mayweather you have to hunt high and low to do it. I really have no issues with the content of the front page at all.

But the message board was my bread and butter here, always has been and always will be so long as I'm around. And there is simply no doubt that the quality there took a major hit for a while. Hopefully that time passed and we're back to being the best and some of the old guys take a peek again and see that for themselves and decide to return. But Snoop, my man, go back and read some of the stuff in the archives from 2008-2010. CEO used to call some of those threads PPV quality, and he was exactly right.


Great post. I still read the forum daily, just don't feel like posting as much these days. You've always been one of my favorite posters here Slim! friends.gif


QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Sep 7 2011, 12:32 AM) *
Seriously Snoop who? Personally I would say Gravy and err....................that's it. The losses far far FAR outweight the gains in this case and to argue the opposite would be redundant. Just last week I think we lost Aussie Lad and although he didn't post a whole lot I really enjoyed it when he did. It's just sad man. LilLghtsOut doesn't post much, shoot even Beardo hasn't been around much lately (but that just may be Beardo, haha.) But these are bad losses whichever way you spin it.



I agree with you. You are a great poster Ollie(wish I knew your actual name). dntknw.gif laugh.gif You always make me laugh.

I know I do not post as much right now, but I will always be lurking here and maybe eventually I will feel like posting more?
Snoop
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Snoop
QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Sep 7 2011, 05:32 AM) *
Seriously Snoop who? Personally I would say Gravy and err....................that's it. The losses far far FAR outweight the gains in this case and to argue the opposite would be redundant. Just last week I think we lost Aussie Lad and although he didn't post a whole lot I really enjoyed it when he did. It's just sad man. LilLghtsOut doesn't post much, shoot even Beardo hasn't been around much lately (but that just may be Beardo, haha.) But these are bad losses whichever way you spin it.

Stuck down here in 'general' this almost feels like a TeamFightHype thread (I bet they'll never find us down here.) laugh.gif

Gravy, Finito, BlueMercury, Allmenjoi, Eighty88Eight are all good posters. I know I'm gonna get bashed for mentioning some of those names, but like I said in my post, they're all coherent and at the very least they're making things more interesting. Don't get me wrong, we've lost some GREAT posters, but we still have a good community here. I just don't see the point of making such a fuss about all the fanatics we've gotten recently. We only give them more credence if we acknowledge them.
STEVENSKI
There are just a few fools out there but Eighty88Eight makes me laugh & has decent boxing knowledge.
lloyd mayflower
QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Sep 9 2011, 07:55 AM) *
There are just a few fools out there but Eighty88Eight makes me laugh & has decent boxing knowledge.


The fuck did you edit your first post for? Someone give u a row?
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (Fitz @ Sep 9 2011, 05:07 PM) *
gravy didn't come with that shit batch, gravy is good though. Finito, this is the same guy from ivyleague boxing board? lol. BlueMercury is just a sophisticated and classy bot, he just posts youtube videos and nothing more right? That Allmenjoi? She is horrible.


Agreed, Snoop is really reaching with that list. I singled out Gravy because you're right he didn't come with this influx of scum. AllMAN is without doubt one of the worst posters I've come across. She is really really bad and I'm shocked that Snoop would list her, it makes me think he is pulling names out of his arse. But then he is now part of 'Floyd Hype' laugh.gif
STEVENSKI
QUOTE (lloyd mayflower @ Sep 10 2011, 01:58 AM) *
The fuck did you edit your first post for? Someone give u a row?



Nah I figued it was towards the ban worthy catagory.
thehype
QUOTE (jlupi @ Sep 3 2011, 09:13 AM) *
Im going to throw out one more criticism hype. and that is maybe you put up too many articles. for instance "pacman turns his back on pacland" and "ORTIZ SOUNDS CONFIDENT, BUT IS HE UNDERESTIMATING MAYWEATHER?" are nothing more than an average message board post of a fan ranting. Is that the quality that should be on the front page?


Obviously you read those articles, so you tell me.

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Not for nothing, but pretty much ALL ARTICLES are simply rantings of a writer, which could probably be on a message board. I mean, where the hell do you think guys like Gabe Montoya, Coyote Duran, Cliff Rold, etc. got their start? They were all simply message board posters at one point. That's not to say that those articles compare to any of their articles...but hey...trust me...they're DEFINITELY getting read and I haven't been receiving any complaints about those writers.

If you don't want to read it...just don't click it.

You know, it's funny, but at one point, I was told that we have too many interviews and not enough articles. Now I'm being told we have too many articles.

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For the record though, I prefer interviews.
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