New Orleans Hornets Coverage Gets an Upgrade

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Published: June 24, 2011

Fellow Hornets Fans,

In recent days I’ve acquired shares of HornetsReport.com, and as you may have noticed that means change is beginning. While some (myself included) typically cringe at the idea of change, I can assure you that this particular variety will benefit each and every Hornets fan who uses the internet to follow the team.

I view HornetsReport and Hornets247 as a perfect match in just about every way. They are the two largest Hornets-dedicated sites aside from Hornets.com, but both have entirely different purposes. While Hornets Report provides users with the best forum that there is online, they have very little original content. And while Hornets247 has great original content, it lacks a forum for readers to express their views about topics that aren’t on that day’s agenda.

With this new partnership, that is no longer the case. Hornets247 content is now featured on Hornets Report, and Hornets247′s forum has been scrapped in favor of the bigger and better Hornets Report.

While this initial step may not seem like much, it represents the toppling of a wall, if you will. No longer will fans have to scour the web for the best news, forums, commentary, podcasts, photos, videos, game-day chats, and player information. Because of how all encompassing the combination of the two sites is, they will be a natural meeting place for the most hardcore Hornets fans both locally and from around the globe to meet, interact, exchange ideas, and talk about their passion– The Hornets.

As most of you know,  Hornets247 already itself to a high standard in terms of quality. But with the increased media access that accompanies partnering with by far the largest Hornets forum and being affiliated with the ESPN TrueHoop Network (which has taken huge steps in the last year), Hornets247 will undoubtedly be able to increase both the quality and quantity of Hornets coverage.

As some of you may have assumed, this makes us a very real player in Hornets coverage. Right now media is evolving at a rapidly growing pace and in an unclear but general direction–online. The Hornets deserve to have the exposure and coverage that only a new-age media company can provide, and that’s what we at Hornets247 and Hornets Report aim to be. With the continued support of the best Hornets fans in the world behind us, we can make that dream a reality sooner rather than later.

In anticipation of increased access and exposure, I have brought on a media arts specialist– Andrew Smith. If you saw my post about the Hornets selling their pick, then you saw his first work for us. He will be providing photographs (including sweet Photoshopped pictures), video of Hornets events, exclusive highlight reels, additional locker room interviews from the games, and other awesome media art related things.

The future is bright, and there is more news to come, so for now just bear with us. It’s looking like it will be a long, slow summer, but come fall (presumably) we will be in a prime position to provide the coverage and commentary that all Hornets fans deserve.

If there is anything that you can think of that would make the online experience better, don’t hesitate to ask. We aim to please.

28 comments
WCH
WCH

Not everyone is going to be approved at hr.com. Reasons are not necessarily provided, and often are not. My recommendation is that anyone here who has had trouble at our site follow Harvey's advice. If that cannot be done in a humble and professional way, then it is probably best not to bother and stick to other sites for posting.

NOEngineer
NOEngineer

I hope the flavor of the two sites doesn't get blended together into one flavorless mash. I always found different perspectives on the two sites, and like it that way. The crazy nut-ball topics that sometimes get sprouted on HornetsReport are fun to read and often have more than a grain of truth. Hornets247 is more corporate and analytical, and I've experienced mergers with corporate analytical types that don't care for random ideas and edgy language. Don't be tempted to wreck what you've bought by softening it, making it pretttier, or otherwise changing it...

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42

Good input. I can't speak for the other folks, but I certainly appreciate input about this. In the end , it's supposed to be better for the community after all.

JCS
JCS

¡Ay, caramba Joe Gerrity! There goes the neighborhood bar...

AgentZiko
AgentZiko

So how long will it take to get approved by a moderator? Still waiting here! I've got stuff to write about, and I can't write it! P.S. Although I also liked the old forum (and being the top poster), I think its great that the site expanded. Sean buddy. We gotta go into the new forum like we're ready for war. We know NO ONE there. I've got your back if you got mine. Lets do this.

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Ziko, There is a queue for for accounts awaiting approval. They are done in batches. You'll likely be good to go come Monday. If you are not, just let me know on here, and I'll inquire again.

AgentZiko
AgentZiko

Thanks 42. Like 10 minutes after you send this last message here, they approved me. I appreciate that. I was only being sarcastic bout goin to war. I'll be nice. I promise.

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42

I know, dude. That's more just me making sure some nut (like me, just not me) reads it and gets all fired up. It's not you . . . it's me . . .

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42

I'll send an email on your behalf, Ziko. Love the moxie, but we need to cultivate an us-and-us mentality. I got flak, was classy, and others there spoke up on my behalf. It's been a good week over there. You'll always have the comments here to use, as well.

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

this blows

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42

Sean... Some HR guys seem to be displeased as well. Care to elaborate? If you like, I can write you at the hotmail account you registered with and we discuss matters off the record. I know you have concerns and aren't alone in that. Besides, I think I'm supposed to show you some good grub anyway. Up to you, but know that we want input to make this work both as best as possible and better than either site works now.

Harvey
Harvey

Yeah, that will work...and why would you be banned? You are a rock solid member with a lot to offer...the kind of member we love to have. You know how it goes...you guys do the same here...sometimes there comes a point when we have to weed out the problems and high maintenance people. These blogs and forums should be fun...for the readers, members, moderators and admins. When someone has a negative effect on a site...when they become a problem house guest...they deserve to be chased...here or at hr.com.

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42

That was just some self-depricating 'humor'... Or failed humor...

Harvey
Harvey

I can help. Here's how reinstatement works. The previously banned person can petition the admin team at hornetsreport.com privately for reinstatement. That admin team (which consists of say-what, iedmunds, GrandAdmiral, myself and now Joe G) will review the case (we keep all offending posts and notes on why posters were banned) as well as the manner and accuracy by which the petitioner has responded. At that point, the hr.com admin team will make a collective decision. We're fair people...but anyone who has crossed a point of no return will obviously not be reinstated. Also, members who have tried to circumvent bannings by re-registering time and time again aren't welcome back. We don't negotiate reinstatement in public at hr.com or anywhere else...it's strictly a private matter between the banned party and the admins.

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Thanks, Harvey. I'm assuming anyone who was banned will know exactly how contact the admin team privately, but would they just use this: http://hornetsreport.com/HRForums/sendmessage.php With Reinstatement in the field by other for the subject? Just asking for the folks here . . . I've yet to be banned . . .

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

Kool aid rulz. I logged into my old hreport account still banned, as soon as i get unbanned ill try and make myself "active" over there. Lunch was good i got some of that tooth ache pain i wanted to spread to the rest of the world out of my system.

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Noted. For all the other `naughty' folks who went and got banned . . . we'll be figuring out how to handle this in the near term. Yeah, Juan's tastes good.

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

I was procrastinating a little on hornets report and i like how the 247 material is easily seen and accessible, pops out right at you and you dont have to dig for it.

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Yeah, it's really been a warm welcome. They have made big gestures to help us out. Our threads aren't getting the attention of theirs do, but that's a social thing, I feel. Once we fit in, I'm sure it'll work in. Kool-Aid doesn't just `jump' all over the pitcher . . . gotta stir that sumbitch for a while . . . but I think too much about Kool-Aid . . .

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

or we can go grab a bite or something while im still here, but unfortunately it have to be tmw or monday. cuz mondays my last day.

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Sent you an email . . . that all works. Best of luck on the studies.

Hornet Seantonio
Hornet Seantonio

ya man you can hit me up on that email anytime. I have a test on monday, my last one, so i may not be really fast to respond as im studying off and on.

chiefyoungblood
chiefyoungblood

I liked our small forum , had a home-y feel .

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

Sorry, but 10 posts a day just doesn't cut it for a forum. We needed more, and we got it.

504ever
504ever

So where are our old forum threads and posts? How do you log in to their forum? Do you have to make a new name over there

Tooeasy
Tooeasy

Kudos to you guys for blending together two communities that both enjoy and strive to bring the best voices together in terms of Hornets talk. The more exposure the better, and letting peoples voices be heard and ideas be shared is a wonderful way to grow as a fanbase for the team.