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Topic: 10 years of TUP
Posted By: WebmasterFF
Subject: 10 years of TUP
Date Posted: 10/August/2015 at 20:49
As Admin hasn't posted I thought I'd better do so on his behalf

10 years ago today saw the birth of The Unprettier Wrestling Forum. I can genuinely say that when I created the site I never thought this would be going a decade later.

A lot of posters have come and gone throughout the years and although we have our quiet moments the site evidently has enough about it to keep going and provide entertainment, enjoyment and sometimes even consolation to people.

On that note, I'm not sure how long TUP will be around for - maybe another year, maybe another ten, who knows? Regardless, thank you to everyone for helping us get this far - we literally would not be here today without you all.

Here's to the future

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 10/August/2015 at 20:56
We need a major promotion campaign going to get some members here, heck even get an email out to all the old members to entice them back always worth a shot isn't it?

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 11/August/2015 at 10:19
Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

We need a major promotion campaign going to get some members here, heck even get an email out to all the old members to entice them back always worth a shot isn't it?


Agree, the site has suffered in recent times due to a bit of a mass exodus of long term members and also other regulars cutting back on their time spent here, certainly couldn't hurt to reach out to a few past members to try and bring them back as there was a time this place was buzzing with activity, I know obviously people come and go from forums all the time that's just the way they work and people using Facebook groups and Twitter to chat wrestling hasn't helped.

Also what happened to the yearly TUP anniversary awards?

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 11/August/2015 at 13:47
Adders is AWOL isn't he? Maybe he got too drunk over the weekend and fell into a ditch or something.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 11/August/2015 at 15:28
With Adders gone, er... oh wait, nothing really changes does it? ;)

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 11/August/2015 at 15:30
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

With Adders gone, er... oh wait, nothing really changes does it? ;)

Nope we just need Joe to pick up the slack LOL


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 11/August/2015 at 18:55
I agree it would be good to get some older posters back/more often HH, Thun, JTB, RVN4MOD and Kon all come to mind. I would also like to see the Old names people throw around like Maria and ecmulder. Still happy birthday

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 13/August/2015 at 12:37
I've been at Blackpool. Went sunday to thursday instead of monday to friday so I could see both days of the airshow. In short Red Arrows on sunday and Red Devils on monday were my favourites.

It's amazing to think we are ten years old. Brilliant achievement and everyone can be proud of it.

Lasting a decade can be put up there with TUPeeps meeting at Mania and Fletcher's broad dropping his first sprog on our anniversary as one of the best TUP moments ever.


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 13/August/2015 at 13:55
You need to get some awards dished out now you're back Adders!

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 13/August/2015 at 16:54
Yeah where's the awards at Adders??

And seriously there are other places in the world to go apart from Blackpool

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 13/August/2015 at 17:10
Originally posted by Fletch Fletch wrote:

Yeah where's the awards at Adders??

And seriously there are other places in the world to go apart from Blackpool

Probably too scared to venture further a field with that Yorkshire accent LOL


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 04:06
Apparently no one gave a shit about the 10 year anniversary.


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 04:46
I Was waiting for the awards



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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 07:26
Yeah Adders dropped the ball and went on holiday and has refused to do them since #addersout

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 14:53
To be fair there's only around half a dozen of us who would be up for any nominations unless there was a least activity award then tons of people would be listed

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 16:31
Yeah, it's basically just the four of us.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 16:46
The please come back award would get loads of nominations haha and we can battle it out for poster of the year and news poster etc then we have the HOF for those who aren't in, Sorry Fletch you're already there LOL

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Posted By: DangerZone
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 18:08
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Yeah, it's basically just the four of us.

I made a post this year you dick


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 20:07
Look! TWO now!

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 09/September/2015 at 20:20
At this rate he'll be at 5 by the end of the day Shocked

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Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 02:42
TUP is officially too old for Jared from Subway.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 19:02
Hate to say it but think this forum might be dying, pretty much just four regular posters now. Does seem that wrestling forums in general are dying though, I blame Facebook groups and so forth, there's another wrestling forum I post on now and again, mostly went there for TNA chat but don't watch that anymore, anyway they get crazy traffic but a huge chunk of the activity is in non-wrestling sections and a lot of the wrestling stuff is pointless threads like who hates Roman Reigns or who thinks Paige is hot and other such crap.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 19:12
Sad but true there Fletch. I've been trying to get some activity going but yeah people aren't interested at the moment, even Adders is dwindling.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 19:25
I think a lot of people just like to read about what the average joe is saying, and they can easily do that on facebook. if there's a few comments they want to make facebook is good for that too. The only thing a forum really does better is allow you get to know a smaller group of people better, and even that's questionable if you get into facebook groups.

I still don't like facebook though. I've been posting more and more on Botchamania's Official Facebook page, and Heelbook as well, but I don't know of many real wrestling fan groups...

Doesn't TUP have a facebook group?

Perhaps that might be an easier way to grow?


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 19:39
We have facebook and twitter but that would require Adders to do some extra work LOL

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Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 21:27
Forums are kind of dying in general. It sucks, but it's true. We need to get some of the old gang back here, along with some new fucks. Also, I've been saying for about 5 years that this place needs to be updated. It looks like this forum was made in fucking 1999.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 22:02
We need to do something that's a focal/selling point too. We can use Ticket Wars as a big selling point then have wrestling discussion as the side show, or we offer up article writing or doing the in-thing which is podcasts.

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Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 10/September/2015 at 22:45
Yes to the podcast.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 11/September/2015 at 11:36
A lot of forums use media links as a selling point, posting up HD links for downloads of Raw, Smackdown and PPV's, people will google for downloads and then come across the forum, if they post or not is a different story.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 11/September/2015 at 12:03
Originally posted by Fletch Fletch wrote:

A lot of forums use media links as a selling point, posting up HD links for downloads of Raw, Smackdown and PPV's, people will google for downloads and then come across the forum, if they post or not is a different story.

There is that but the traffic is what we need, even if one or two people post on a regular basis it will help. Plus you can always do what other forums do and say you need x amount of points to access this forum LOL


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Posted By: Raven
Date Posted: 22/September/2015 at 02:38
Fuck you guys. Was trying to win plz come back but you cunts didn't even have awards. Fuck all y'all.

Also, let it be known that the spam filter was the downfall of TUP. Fuck you, Adders.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 22/September/2015 at 16:14
Fail...

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 08/December/2015 at 15:22
So Adders, do the awards for the end of the year instead? Makes sense to do that then new year, fresh start etc for the forum?

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 08/December/2015 at 16:01
#Baz4Mod

;)


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 08/December/2015 at 17:27
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

#Baz4Mod

;)

Wouldn't go that far LOL #Baz4Updates


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Posted By: Dukezilla
Date Posted: 09/December/2015 at 19:03
I'd like to see a notification system like Facebook and all of that has on here for whenever someone quotes your post, responds to a thread you created, etc. and a spoiler BB code.


Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 09/December/2015 at 19:42
Originally posted by Dukezilla Dukezilla wrote:

I'd like to see a notification system like Facebook and all of that has on here for whenever someone quotes your post, responds to a thread you created, etc. and a spoiler BB code.

As far as i'm aware there isn't a notification system for Webwiz, same with regards to the spoiler tag, just a limit of the forum software.




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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 09/December/2015 at 22:18
Originally posted by Dukezilla Dukezilla wrote:

I'd like to see a notification system like Facebook and all of that has on here for whenever someone quotes your post, responds to a thread you created, etc. and a spoiler BB code.


As Baz said I don't think you can do it on Web Wiz and as I see it that would be annoying because.....

1) People would get overun with annoying notifications like we do already on Facebook and other forums like in recent times when my main football club fans forum did it.

2) It would give people a reason to visit just to see if anyone has replied to them rather than a general forum browse.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 10/December/2015 at 13:39
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Originally posted by Dukezilla Dukezilla wrote:

I'd like to see a notification system like Facebook and all of that has on here for whenever someone quotes your post, responds to a thread you created, etc. and a spoiler BB code.


As Baz said I don't think you can do it on Web Wiz and as I see it that would be annoying because.....

1) People would get overun with annoying notifications like we do already on Facebook and other forums like in recent times when my main football club fans forum did it.

2) It would give people a reason to visit just to see if anyone has replied to them rather than a general forum browse.


I agree notifications are annoying, I switch them off on almost everything. If you want to know if people have posted simply check the forum.

The main things this place needs are a revamp of the layout and a way to contact past members to try and draw them back. The 4-5 regulars we still have keep things ticking over but it's not enough.

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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 17/December/2015 at 21:44
So Adders New Years awards/Fresh forum layout?

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 05/September/2019 at 20:05
So i havent seen anything recently celebrating what would be 14? years of TUP.

The things that used to make this place really cool, even when the wrestling ewas not so good, have died down and maybe thats part of the reason we havent had so many new members or old gang coming back and posting alot?

What you playing at Adders?


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 05/September/2019 at 21:54
No point having annual TUPiversary award categories when there are so few of us.

It used to be good with a couple of dozen regulars to spread out in to nominations.

It would be good to have some newbies.


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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 03:24
A few days before TUPiversary I asked Adders is he wanted to do anything. I got no response. 




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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 10:38
You cant do the same thing you've always done and expect a diff result.

The fb page could be alot more active and the website design could be improved.

Either that or just wait until no one bothers to post anymore and kill the site 


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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 13:41
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

It would be good to have some newbies.

So... just to review where we're at....

Some of the few remaining members who care (over several threads) suggest activities and other ways to liven the site and maybe bring people in. 

The admin says there is no point because we don't have enough members, expressing a wish for new members. 

The same few remaining people who care remind the admin that if we do these things, those new members might arrive. 

The admin once again ignores the suggestions put forthwith, and once again expresses a wish for new members. 

Okay. 

BTW #Heel the site design is beyond my control for the record.  I can only control threads and member accounts and don't have the technical knowledge anyway. 


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 18:05
Originally posted by Kondor Kondor wrote:


BTW #Heel the site design is beyond my control for the record.  I can only control threads and member accounts and don't have the technical knowledge anyway. 

The web wiz forum software is free to download, if this one is hosted by a premium one then i would imagine someone would just need the credentials to go in and update it

It doesnt look overly complicated - surely whoever designed this one could at least update the logo / colours / banner and that and then maybe install the latest update for mobile compatibility?

We dont need major changes, just something to freshen it up


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 06/September/2019 at 21:07
Originally posted by Kondor Kondor wrote:

Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

It would be good to have some newbies.

So... just to review where we're at....

Some of the few remaining members who care (over several threads) suggest activities and other ways to liven the site and maybe bring people in. 

The admin says there is no point because we don't have enough members, expressing a wish for new members. 

The same few remaining people who care remind the admin that if we do these things, those new members might arrive. 

The admin once again ignores the suggestions put forthwith, and once again expresses a wish for new members. 

Okay. 

BTW #Heel the site design is beyond my control for the record.  I can only control threads and member accounts and don't have the technical knowledge anyway. 

No I said there was no point having annual TUPiversary awards with so few posters as we'd only have the same poster names in every single category.

Folks are more than welcome to bring back poster of the month, Ticket Wars, WWE prediction game etc.

If someone wants to create a new forum banner or knows someone good at that kinda stuff, again they are more than welcome to.


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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 08/September/2019 at 06:56
Since coming back there's been such a quietness that has shocked me we still have great posters like heel Londor and fletch but otherwise we have posters that show up maybe a week or 2 that's it 

Is there anyway to get old members to come back ? 

Can we use Twitter hell maybe get in contact with some actual independent stars see if they would be interested in sharing their opinions ? 

The place used to be thriving with life I'd hate to see it flicker out.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 08/September/2019 at 07:26
I tried reaching out to all the old members I have in my Facebook friends a while back, I either got no response or they said they had lost interest in wrestling or were content to get their wrestling chat via social media methods these days. I think the only person I was able to lure back was JJsGirl who literally did one post then vanished again. This was despite my best efforts telling them that the bickering and trolling that I know drove some people away had long ended and this was basically a place for intelligent wrestling chatter now. 

Sadly many forums are in the same boat with social media groups becoming the most popular way to chat online about various topics these days. 

If it were down to me I would maybe give the forum a facelift by updating the look etc and then try reaching out to as many former members as possible, even if one in every twenty came back it would be worth it.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 08/September/2019 at 15:46
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:


If someone wants to create a new forum banner or knows someone good at that kinda stuff, again they are more than welcome to.

if someone was to make a banner for the site, how do we get it added and are you able to update the colour scheme of the forum to reflect it and get rid of the black / orange which it currently is?


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 08/September/2019 at 22:07
The orange/black is what we've had for about 16-17 years since our Proboard days before we brought it to here 14 years ago.

It's in settings somewhere so if a decent banner was made that people liked it could be added no problem.

I think I know where it is LOL If not I will ask Joe. 

Love Song Writer is good for banners, it's a shame he's not around.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 09/September/2019 at 08:11
Haha LSW was my port of call.

I've messaged him on twitter and got him working on something already 

And yeah I get there may be nostalgia with the orange and black but it looks so outdated and may need to change when the new banner arrives 


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 12/September/2019 at 19:38
Adders, regarding the banner - the current one is 751 x 118, does it have to be that size or can we change the height a bit. Ive got LSW working on something in a couple of different sizes so we can see what works but i thought you may be able to advise before he wastes any of his time.

Edit: What ive asked for is the same design but in the following sizes ...

751 x 118 - this is the size of the current banner
751 x (whatever he thinks is best) - we may not be restricted by anything in terms of the height of the banner and it may just be by default that the current design is that size
1114 x 118 - This would allow the banner to fill the full top of the page instead of just half which is what the current banner does
1114 x (whatever he thinks is best) - again we could fill the whole screen at the top and then have it slightly taller if we arent restricted by anything (i cant imagine we would be)


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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 13/September/2019 at 02:37
##HEEL4ADMIN

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 13/September/2019 at 08:12
Originally posted by Kondor Kondor wrote:

##HEEL4ADMIN

I'm 100% on that bandwagon


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 14/September/2019 at 21:20
Whichever banner size you think is best, I will leave it to you.

We can try a few and people can always decide which they think fits best.

The width is pretty good on the one we already have, but length is short.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 16/September/2019 at 20:46
Ok so i have the first draft - what does everyone think!!

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Click the image to see it in full size, adding it to the post in full size reduces it for some reason

If we go with this adders, could you change the site theme to a lighter grey, where it is dark grey and maybe white where it is black.

Keep the orange hyperlink text and have the remaining text in black




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Posted By: The Love Song Writer
Date Posted: 16/September/2019 at 20:53
I'm always around Adders. I've not gone anywhere!

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 17/September/2019 at 15:41
Not sure about the faded look or bits being chopped off like the top of Omegas head.

I like the idea of E, NXT and AEW represented on the banner, even if Impact have been left out LOL

I can't find the bit to change the banner but I will keep looking and if not i'll message Joe once we've got one we all agree on to replace with.


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Posted By: LennyComa
Date Posted: 17/September/2019 at 17:12
I like HH's banner.



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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 17/September/2019 at 18:22
I like it all except for the skinny white boi with sunken chest... Adam Cole.

Replace him with the Macho Man and we're good to go.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 17/September/2019 at 18:26
LSW has to take the credit, im just the requestor and ive provided him with Adders feedback so far so keep the comments coming and im sure hell be checking in too in order to gauge the reaction

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