Carolina Panthers Retrospective

dondada8203
Should Join the Team
useravatar
User Info

The Growl update

Hey guys I have an update for you regarding the site and what may be in its future. I called over to the Gaston gazette and spoke to Gabe Whisnant - Sports Editor. He explained to me they were having meetings regarding this site and are still trying to figure it out. They didn't know how active these forums were and how many users there were until I told him about it. Therefore there is an option to move the forums to the Gaston gazette site and still call them something like the Gaston Gazette's Carolina Growlers. However they have no plans as of yet to replace Steve Reed. They will have people that will go to the games and will report on the games and will write on the gaston gazettes sports page. As far as Reed is concerned he writes for the AP and will still have articles that are posted to the Gaston gazettes site. Gabe said they will make an announcement soon regarding the future of this site. If you want call or email Gabe to let him know your concerns.

Gabe Whisnant - Sports Editor
Phone: 704-869-1841
Fax: 704-867-5751
E-mail: gwhisnant@gastongazette.com


Administrator has disabled public posting
JohnDeezy89
Scam WHO?
useravatar
User Info

Re: The Growl update

I just sent him an e-mail.  I encourage the rest of you to do the same...let them know how concerned we are about the site.

Administrator has disabled public posting
JohnDeezy89
Scam WHO?
useravatar
User Info

Re: The Growl update

Here is the response to my E-mail.


"Thanks for writing, John. We are looking at the possibility of keeping the site active - just for the sake of keeping the message boards. We will no longer be putting stories or photos on the Website, but you can view our (and Steve's AP articles) articles and photos at GastonGazette.com. A lesser-known secret, Steve's articles have always been available at GastonGazette.com, just as they were at CarolinaGrowl.com."

Administrator has disabled public posting
Pantherman
Moderator
useravatar
User Info

Re: The Growl update

So the site is basically dead.


<Image link>
***I'm one baaaaaaaad mod***

Administrator has disabled public posting
W-S Panther
useravatar
User Info

Re: The Growl update

What a shame. This site has been a staple of my daily surfing for about eight years. I check Cat Scratch Reader too, but it pretty much blows as far as its message boards.


Administrator has disabled public posting
cornhuskercatfan
useravatar
User Info

Re: The Growl update

What the hedoublehockeysicks...It appears the loyal fan(s) is about to get honked again!

(sorry Mr Gastongassette...screw reading your paper...you dont give a fly'en Fart about us...so why in the hedouble would I want to read your paper...no thanks I'll look elswhere!)
(ps., Mr G you suck!)


Administrator has disabled public posting
GazetteGabe
useravatar
User Info

Re: The Growl update

Hi all,
We want to keep the website active because there is obviously still a lot of interest in this message board. We're happy to be a part of that open and honest discussion among Panthers fans. 
However, without a full-time beat writer it is impossible to maintain this website as far as posting and updating stories. Granted, we won't have near as many stories, but we will continue to cover the Panthers with staff reporters. We will have at least two writers and a photographer at every home game for the rest of the season. We will also continue to have pregame breakdowns and preview info. of each game. And of course, we will post everything that Steve writes for the Associated Press. All of that will be available at GastonGazette.com. I know most of you will miss the breaking news aspect of this site, but we will certainly post any crucial Panthers news as quick as possible to GastonGazette.com.
If you have any additional questions or comments, feel free to drop me a line at gwhisnant@gastongazaette.com.

Thanks,
Gabe Whisnant
Sports Editor
Gaston Gazette


Administrator has disabled public posting

Board Info

Board Stats:   Total Users: 816  Total Topics: 2266  Total Polls: 26  Total Posts: 23498  Dormant
User Info:   Newest User :  Imarckr2   Members Online: 0   Guests Online: 73
Online  There are no members online
Topic
New
Locked
Topic
New
Locked
Sticky
Active
New/Active
Sticky
Active
New/Active
New/Closed
New Sticky
Closed/Active
New/Locked
New Sticky
Locked/Active
Active/Sticky
Sticky/Locked
Sticky Active Locked
Active/Sticky
Sticky/Locked
Sticky/Active/Locked