Welcome to your (weekly-ish?) OO Forums update... I wish I had concrete
news to share, but unlike some, I also prefer not to get your hopes up
with outlandish claims of impending glory and other delusions of
granduer. Ahem, to wit:
I really don't see what WWE intends to accomplish by having Randall
Orton (of all people) issuing challenges for "the best pure wrestling
match ever" under empty arena conditions where almost no one is having
great matches (so far, Rollins and Owens have come the closest). Unless
it's all a double reverse swerve in which
Orton kicks Edge in the balls after 45 seconds to remind us that he's
never given much of a damn about having great wrestling matches,
thus setting up their rubber match, I'm kind of stumped.... but I
is, work continues on the Forums as time allows and within the limited
framework of my technical abilities and slightly greater capacity for
trying to figure shit out on my own. The latest wrinkle is that I finally managed to fully
restore another message board I host for my circle of friends
on the same server (none of us much care for the social media), and it's also the exact same
software, so.... yeah, it's possible, apparently. We've known for a
long time that certain mass deletions and bannings and other capricious
moderating probably broke some of the underlying code of the OO Forums,
so maybe that's what's finally coming back to bite us on the ass.
I'll once again re-assure you that no data was lost, right up to the
point the whole site blinked out of existence for a server migration.
It's nice to have basic HTML functionality back so I can post updates
(if not actually post wrestling-related thoughts, although I guess I
could), and I encourge you to keep visiting here for better/more timely
information than will get posted on the tweeter.
to your regularly scheduled ratings-induced Vince Freak-Out that
weakens the Brand Split. Previously known as the "Superstar Shake-Up"
or the "Wildcard Rule" or many other names, we are now in the midst of
the "Brand Invitational," because 5 hours of TV with no fans every week
is really not setting the world ablaze. Hell, for those of you
without the WWE Network, a case could be made that Tuesday nights on
FS1 -- showing reruns of the best Network documentaries -- is the most
entertaining night of the week to be a wrestling fan.
But again, I digress. Smell ya later.