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- Eyrie   House Rules   Apr 25 2004, 12:29 PM
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- - xsv   That might have been because 'Rivals' boug...   Nov 10 2005, 05:17 AM
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post Apr 25 2004, 12:29 PM
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First and foremost this is a message board for Eagles fans to talk about the Eagles. Anything else that crosses your mind is fine too, with the obvious exception of hard core pornography (forget it). Softer stuff must be in a seperate post and carry a Pila Warning in the title to protect members at work. We've a specific board for discussing non-football matters including news, politics and religion if you can remain polite. So feel free to be creative if it's a slow day.

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post Nov 9 2005, 10:48 PM
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As an addendum on the beginnings of the board:

Around 1998-1999 the group that eventually migrated to Rivals.com were meeting at the Eagles' board at phillynews.com, the first website for the Inquirer and Daily News. Near the end of 1999, the webmasters in charge of the phillynews board began making a number of changes in formatting which made reading and posting more and more of a hassle. Seeking a bulletin board format which was easier to use, in early 2000 a large group of regular phillynews.com posters migrated to the rivals.com Eagles board.

I checked this with my bookmarks from the time, and the chronology seems right. I was one of the ones who migrated once phillynews started becoming unusable because of their "improvements," and the Rivals board doesn't start showing up in my 'marks until early in 2000. ac6.gif

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post Nov 10 2005, 05:17 AM
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That might have been because 'Rivals' bought out a set of forums called 'NFLFans' around 2000.
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