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Old 03-29-2016
Quickstick Quickstick is offline
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ive never even had interest or knowledge of computers until my youngest wrestling introduced to mat man .....iwould pay for this format as it is ....i can always count on mckbin for help with my questions or he will direct me to where i can find out ....he seems to be a fountain of knowledge and i appreciate him takin time to inform me

obviously i enjoy the forums for the info they proviive as well as the back and forth opinons (which is usually in good fun .....i would love to see archived matches on our wrestlers at every level ..live stream would be a bonus but i would love to be able to re visit matches

i would only caution to keep the content to illinois wrestlers in illinois tournaments and track our wrestlers as they wrestle in national tournaments ...because sites such as flo now produce a watered down product and miss out on way to much especially in illinois....its impossible to be everywhere and cover everything but i think matmen does a awesome job currently and would pay a fee for sure

also a quick shout out toMr.TWIST WHO ON occasion i have given grief and tried to provoke a argument (all in good fun )and he never takes the bait and still continues to help me out with any questions i have he has even taken time to try to explain computers to me he is a helpful asset to this site
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Old 03-30-2016
Coach TB Coach TB is offline
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I could justify $25 - $35 for full access. Especially if it is news coverage beyond the typical top ten teams. Obviously some teams deserve more press because there is simply more to write about them, but I like reading about teams that we don't see as much coverage on. (I.E. Human Interest Stories) I would just say be careful with what you limit to free. As of right now IM is the #1 Source for Illinois Wrestling Information, so be careful. I get the need for cash flow in order to bring more news coverage to the sport, but the appeal is that you don't require a subscription. 90% of my program is new wrestlers in High School, many who I point to Illinois Matmen for information. It helps with them becoming fans of the sport. Very few of these individuals will pay subscriptions. My point is you don't want to limit too many things or you will most likely see a decline in visits. I think the $25-35 range is fair and I agree with limiting the viewing of articles and detailed rankings to VIP access. (I am a wrestling nut so I would pay.) Also, I would be willing to pay more for Full Access if box scores were included.
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Old 03-31-2016
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I definitely would pay for this site.

Especially, with the recent upgrades. $35 a year- no problem. Who wouldn't pay that if they were truly interested?
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Old 04-01-2016
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Confusion

I haven't been on the site for a while so today went I logged on I was hit with a stunning Homepage that is, shall we say, not my cup of tea. Apparently there appears to be a desire/inclination to make IM a subscription service with the discussed range of $15-$35 per year. That is disappointing, because economics tends to indicate that participation will go down. Myself, well, I try to subsidize the site with an annual donation in excess of the discussed subscription rate. So subscription or not, I'll still take advantage of the site.

My access to the site is based primarily to obtain some historical data from IM's archives of IHSA Regional, Sectional and State brackets/results. Right now, however, the "simplified" homepage links me to a you tube presentation yuk! Maybe there are new rules which I am unfamiliar with; perhaps someone can assist this dilettante with the new rules so I can navigate better this site. Frankly, I enjoyed the previous format/design better. Thanks
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Old 04-01-2016
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I, for one, think the April Fool's RickRoll homepage is hilarious.
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Old 04-01-2016
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just in from Roseana Roseanna Danna "never mind...."
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Old 04-01-2016
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For those that missed the joke, and many of you did, the current home page is what Illinois Matmen looked like in the year 2000! And it is April 1st if you know what I mean! Back to normal come tomorrow.

P.S. This has to be one our best April Fools jokes ever. Some GREAT responses on social media and in our forum!

Here are a few of what I think were honest responses:

"Wow, soooo unprofessional.. if any other state wrestler went to the websight they would laugh immediately.. Looks like a clown designed it, very disappointed"

"What was wrong with it before the change? I personally liked it the way it was and probably won't be using the " new and improved" page"

"I like the old one better. Don't like this one at all"

"unable to goto any links besides message board directs me too you tube and plays same video of 'never gonna give u up'"

"I haven't been on the site for a while so today went I logged on I was hit with a stunning Homepage that is, shall we say, not my cup of tea... My access to the site is based primarily to obtain some historical data from IM's archives of IHSA Regional, Sectional and State brackets/results. Right now, however, the "simplified" homepage links me to a you tube presentation yuk! Maybe there are new rules which I am unfamiliar with; perhaps someone can assist this dilettante with the new rules so I can navigate better this site. Frankly, I enjoyed the previous format/design better. Thanks"
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Old 04-01-2016
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I had a feeling that homepage looked familiar. Brought me back a few years. When I only saw A and AA forums, I had a feeling it was a throwback moment.

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Originally Posted by admin View Post
For those that missed the joke, and many of you did, the current home page is what Illinois Matmen looked like in the year 2000! And it is April 1st if you know what I mean! Back to normal come tomorrow.

P.S. This has to be one our best April Fools jokes ever. Some GREAT responses on social media and in our forum!

Here are a few of what I think were honest responses:

"Wow, soooo unprofessional.. if any other state wrestler went to the websight they would laugh immediately.. Looks like a clown designed it, very disappointed"

"What was wrong with it before the change? I personally liked it the way it was and probably won't be using the " new and improved" page"

"I like the old one better. Don't like this one at all"

"unable to goto any links besides message board directs me too you tube and plays same video of 'never gonna give u up'"

"I haven't been on the site for a while so today went I logged on I was hit with a stunning Homepage that is, shall we say, not my cup of tea... My access to the site is based primarily to obtain some historical data from IM's archives of IHSA Regional, Sectional and State brackets/results. Right now, however, the "simplified" homepage links me to a you tube presentation yuk! Maybe there are new rules which I am unfamiliar with; perhaps someone can assist this dilettante with the new rules so I can navigate better this site. Frankly, I enjoyed the previous format/design better. Thanks"
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Old 04-02-2016
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Totally forgot it was 4/1 — Got me!!! Thank goodness for the return to "normal" today!!!
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Old 02-20-2019
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How do you even add comments to the forums? Does anybody know?
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