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Why is the board so quiet?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by KeyFin, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    It's late November and the Dolphins are squarely in charge of picking their own fate this year. We should win the next three games convincingly in preparation for a tough December- everything is ideal for this young Dolphins team.

    So why is this board so dead?

    At first I figured, "Well people have lives off the Internet." But then I remembered it's 2020 and we really don't, at least I don't anyway. I work from home, watch a little TV and play video games...not much more to do really. Even the grass has stopped growing in South Carolina so there's not much need for working in the yard.

    So what is everyone up to while waiting for the next kickoff? Has your game-day changed any this season? I'm genuinely curious.
     
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  2. Silverphin

    Silverphin Well-Known Member

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    Just taking it one week at a time myself.
     
  3. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    I'm in the middle of packing and trying to get moved into our new house before Christmas. I'm watching, and loving, the Phins this year, but I'm just so busy that I rarely have the time to come here and read and post a lot. I do check in every couple of days and visit The Club.
     
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  4. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Probably external events distracting people from football.
     
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  5. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Oh wow, can't believe you're not moved in yet! Glad it's finally happening though and you'll have extra incentives to stay at home and enjoy it with the family.
     
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  6. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    Yeah...I just made a post in the house thread that Lucky started when he was building explaining a little about the problems.
     
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  7. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Quiet=good
     
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  8. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Oh, okay...cool. I still check that every few months to see how your houses are coming along.
     
  9. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    There are other Dolphin message boards as well that, while in my opinion arent as great as this one, suck away some of the members we could have.
     
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  10. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    A few leave here each year because it just gets too toxic for them, but I don't think we've had a lot of that this year since there's rarely any serious disputes any more (which is impressive for a COVID/election year!). I'm more worried that we lost folks to sickness, job losses and all that other stuff that comes along with 2020.
     
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  11. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I have to say this is one of the least toxic message boards I know of. Yeah sometimes some of us can get a bit rowdy but overall I'd say we arent too bad compared to most of the internet lol

    I'm sure a lot of them are dealing with life, likebyou said.
     
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  12. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    At the end of the day, I'm happy any time that the Dolphins win. I also like what we're seeing from Brian Flores. But beyond that, I'm really in wait & see mode seeing how everything develops.
     
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  13. Ronnie Bass

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    We're Dolphins fans, we're perpetually waiting for the shoe to drop, it's what we do.
     
  14. cbrad

    cbrad . Club Member

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    Really? I've already turned that corner. I've personally seen enough from Flores and Tua to be confident this is the HC + QB duo we've wanted since Shula + Marino. We'll see of course, but I don't expect the other shoe to drop anymore.

    lol.. and with that comment this board might not be as quiet anymore.
     
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  15. Wilkimania

    Wilkimania Well-Known Member

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    I mean without being silly what is there to discuss this year? A board requires discussion points to survive on and this year I think we all agree that we're pretty good. You can argue how sustainable certain areas of our play are but unless you want threads with 40 posts where every member takes turns talking about how good we are then there's not a lot to discuss. By this time last season most were already looking at drafts orders and prospects and discussing what we'd do come that time of the year, whereas this year you'd be more likely to see playoff discussions and I don't think anybody is so confident in us yet that you'll get discussions on who you want in the playoffs.
     
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  16. Dan S

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    It seems to me that the board is a lot busier when there's more things to complain about. But since things are going well for the time being people are happy just to watch the games. One bad game and we'll probably see a lot more posting.

    I hope it's nothing more than that and nothing serious.
     
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  17. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, losing means assigning blame and all the conflict that comes with that. We are winning, and we are having to learn to deal with that. I mean, I worry about being able to run the ball, but can't get worked up about it until it clearly costs us a win. Then we can argue about making a trade or how high a pick to spend on one in 2021.
     
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  18. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I mostly agree with you?!? At this point, it would take an epic collapse for me to start second-guessing Flores. He's a defensive guy though and the defense has been "wow" with unknowns and very young players...I think I'm ready to give him the nod.

    For Tua, the jury is still out...but then this conversation goes back to that defense. Tua doesn't have to be perfect this season for us to win; he just has to be consistent while making smart reads. We already know he's great at those things though, so for me it's just seeing how far he comes in the next 7 games and the playoffs.

    I don't think any shoes will drop either but I'm still timid from decades of late season collapses. Hopefully that's gone completely after these next three games...but the real test comes in our last four match-ups. It will be interesting to see how the team responds against serious contenders like KC.
     
  19. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    That makes complete sense- we have nothing to really argue or complain about. Huh; it's a strange feeling and I don't like it!
     
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  20. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    Wait until Ryan Tannehill (you know the Titans QB) has an exceptionally good or bad game....this forum will be active.
     
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  21. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Imagine if Miami loses this week.

    OMG TRADE TUA HE SUX!

    FLORES IS A BUM HE SHOULD HAVE WON OUT!

    WHO QB DO WE LOOK AT #1 OVERALL?!?

    THIS DEFENSE IS OVERRATED SHOULD HAVE TRADED HOWARD WHILE WE COULD!!

    WE WOULD HAVE WON THIS GAME IF FITZPATRICK WAS QB!!!1!1!11
     
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  22. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Join Club.
     
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  23. JJ_79

    JJ_79 Well-Known Member

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    There is not much to talk about, cause Grier and Flores are doing a really good job so far. I don’t remember having anything like we‘re having right now, look at the upside. If Tua stays healthy, I can’t wait for next season and the possibilities we‘re going to have in the draft and free agency.
     
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  24. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    There is tons to discuss.

    We could be evaluating the positive AND negative plays. Just because you win a game doesnt mean you played well enough or that the level of play is sustainable.


    For instance on our last 3 games we have been outscored offensively twice. That isnt a recipe for long term success.
     
  25. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

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    Is that where Fin D is?

    I think the problem is message boards in general are dying off.
     
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  26. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    Sadly, you're right. However, this one is much stronger than most of the others I used to be on. A lot have just died and gone away, of various topics.
     
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  27. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The Phins.com grows differently imo, slower yes but the ones that do join become a real community..

    FRekain DOLPHINS ARE BAD *** MOTHER DUCKERS RIGHT NOW!!!!!

    We finally have a defense that will beat the **** out if you and make you call for your mama..!!
     
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  28. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm a club member but never really felt like I fit in there. I didn't love how the threads had tons of conversations going on that rarely stuck to the original topic.

    I do agree with you though, it's like a completely different forum.
     
  29. Wilkimania

    Wilkimania Well-Known Member

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    Yes but you can only discuss that topic for so long with so many new views between games. It has a limited shelf life as a topic of conversation and also can be quite offputting to the people who are less versed in football to join in on.
     
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  30. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    At least the stupid flippin Tannehill thread has finally dropped off the front page! Go Phins!
     
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  31. Hooligan

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    Not all that long ago much of the activity on this board was concerning a certain ex-QB of the Dolphins whom I'm reluctant to name. A couple of months ago my projection for the season was an 8 - 8 record but, I added that the team would be so entertaining to watch that the ex-QB thread would disappear for lack of interest. Don't look now but, it's getting ready to slip off the board. Well, you can look but,, let it go, give it a rest.
     
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  32. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    The shelf life cant be over even if you're right about it being short. I said two of the last 3 weeks which means as a subject it can only be 6 days old.

    Beyond that, noone has discussed it really.

    Also I would say it's not something you need to understand football to have an opinion about. It's a pretty basic concept unless you are literally new to the sport.
     
  33. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I just look at all new posts. I don't even know when I am in club or when I am in main anymore.
     
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  34. firedan

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    Weird times and been here before only to have a moment of hope be extinguished by false promise.This does feel like the team is on to something and for many it's hard to believe.
     
  35. mlb1399

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    Gotta focus on one game at a time. Trying to spend some extra time hitting weights and watching film in preparation for tomorrow’s game
     
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  36. flounder97

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    I’m currently at post #642 of the Ryan Tannehill thread...I’ll fire things up when I read every word of the remaining posts, analyze all of the information presented, and finally decide where I stand on a qb no longer on the team
     
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  37. Two Tacos

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    Just participate. I've never had an issue with anyone there, and I ask and say stupid things.

    Club gets more of the discussion because of how the board came to be. There was a split off from finheaven in like 07, mods left over a dispute that I cannot remember. The mods were popular with the VIP section there, and most that came here were doing that there, and also signed up for club here.

    I like how they do threads in club, keeping all the dolphin news and discussions of the week in one thread. That way you are just checking one instead of tracking many. I also like that there seems to be less hot takes.

    Overall there is less discussion across all message boards than there was even 5 years ago. Seems like younger people have different media habits.
     
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  38. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I want to point out while it's great to support the site by becoming a Club member, if someone is doing the majority if their posting there they are actually helping to destroy the site long term by making the main board seem inactive to casual users.

    Premium message board areas tend to only be good for sites with large active user bases. Long term.
     
  39. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Sorry Key, but even in the midst of Covid, some of us still have lives to live! Can't LIVE on my laptop 24/7.

    Still "digging" but something to point out about today. If we win today's game, that will make 6 games in a row. How have the Dolphins fared in past seasons in which the team has won 6 in a row?

    2016; 10-6...2nd AFC East...Lost Wildcard Game to Steelers 12-30
    1992; 11-5...1st AFC East...Won Divisional Playoff...Lost AFC Championship to Buffalo 10-29
    1990; 12-4...2nd AFC East...Won Wildcard Game...Lost Divisional Game to Buffalo 34-44
    1985; 12-4...1st AFC East...Won Divisional Playoff...Lost AFC Championship to New England 14-31 *7
    1984; 14-2...1st AFC East...Won Divisional Playoff...Won AFC Champ...Lost Super Bowl to SF 16-38 **11
    1975; 10-4...2nd AFC East...DNQ for playoffs *7
    1973; 12-2...1st AFC East...Won Divisional Playoffs...Won AFC Champ...Won Super Bowl ***10
    1972; 14-0...1st AFC East...Won Divisional Playoff...Won AFC Champ...Won Super Bowl ****14
    1971; 10-3-1...1st AFC East...Won Divisional Playoff...Won AFC Champ...Lost Super Bowl to Dallas 3-24 *****8

    So there you have it! The Dolphins' history when they've won 6 games (or more) during their season The asterisks and the number that follows denotes the number of wins in a row for that particular season.

    Interestingly, in the entire illustrious history of the Miami Dolphins they've only had a 6+ game winning streak in only 9 years in their 54 year history, this despite 23 seasons in which the Dolphins had 10+ wins.

    Today's game is VERY significant in Dolphins history.
     
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  40. djphinfan

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    Lol, this is awesome, you are in it with your team :) true dedication..

    I think there is some disbelief going on, like hear me out here.

    I’ve been a fan a long time, and I just can’t believe we’re this good this fast, I can’t believe we found a coach this good, I can’t believe we got the qb we wanted, I can’t believe we’re the youngest team in football..it’s like I’ve grown so programmed to expect to be let down but yet this team isn’t doing that to me and I don’t know what to do with myself lol..

    Our fans simply don’t know how to act with all this great publicity, to be the hunter and not the hunted takes us to come out of our shell.

    Alright so here’s where I get rid of all those dolphin demons of the past....whoosh..They be gone brothers!!!

    Alright let do this today!!..let’s smother this Qb with the Mosh Pit defense..Let’s watch Tua operate with such precision that we just sit and watch with our mouth open, let’s watch this Ahmed kid run for his dream to come true, let’s watch this young football team play hard and for each other under this bad azz coach and celebrate.

    We maybe on the cusp of something big here and I think some fans can’t believe it.Dolphin fan syndrome is here and this team is trying to break through and teach us how to act..

    Let’s get this win, do whatever it takes to get it, even if it’s ugly...
     
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