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Does anyone have any requests for enhancements to this website? Is anything difficult to figure out, or are things that you want to see hard to find? Or is there anything that isn't on the site that you'd like?

I had always planned on doing a "roundtable" blogging system, where mutliple people could create a blog together.. I think I want to resurrect that idea because I think it could create for some fun new ideas for blog shows. I also want to go ahead and allow the creator of a blog show to "give permission" to another user on the site to also make posts to that blog show.

I can't say when those will be done, but they are things I want to tackle at some point.

But any other ideas for new things? I can't promise I can do what you want, or that I can do it any time soon, but I'll consider it for sure!

And I always try to give credit where credit's due on these things - mitch176 (admin of Europe's Elite here) was a huge force behind the recent blog updates (and a driving force in my desire to get a roundtable system up!) and had some awesome ideas for other fantasy games that I really wanted to do (maybe will someday if I can, but it would take a lot of work!). Kaihtafc of course is also a big reason why there are blog shows on the site (I always forget who did the first show here, I think it was Kaih, but if Mitch was first, my apologies!). Rhombus has also done a ton of work to help promote the site, as has Kaihtafc, which I can't thank either of you enough for. (I know lots of other people have done this as well, it's always appreciated) Steinersaysuhhh also checks on the blogs here on the site - kind of a moderator, but since we're really lax about these things, he's just making sure nothing CRAZY happens.

And while I'm thanking those people, I should also thank all of the amazing people who contribute their time to making the 4-UP WWE Fantasy Wrestling game possible for all of us - not all of these people still help, but they have helped in the past and that's good enough for me! (but all the people that I know are still helping get listed first cause you guys are AWESOME)

apsouthern
wwefan18
nighte
NeedRepairs
jmt5887
HeartbreakGod
Flayer
nelon27
LHill29
childsplay1991
Glamarella
dead7x
canis582
JTP712

Please, anyone who plays 4-UP, let our admins know that you appreciate the hard work they put into getting the data in - without it, there would be NO way to run the game! And believe me, it is NOT easy to do! They are all doing it out of the kindness of their hearts. (of course if we ever start making money here at the site, almost all of the profit would be going straight to these awesome people even if they try to refuse!) You can always see who has helped with the 4-UP data each week on the main 4-UP page (found by clicking 4-UP under the Fantasy Wrestling header over on the left of the site) - so it's really easy to just click the name and send a quick note once in a while! :)

If I forgot anyone in my long thanks list there, send me a message and I'll ninja-edit you in here. It's almost been 3 years that the site has been up and my memory isn't the greatest now that I'm getting to be almost 30 years old. :)

(and of course <3 to all the goons out there and all the /wooo/ players who really make running this site worth it)

Okay, and just to close with the original intent of this message - send me your suggestions! It doesn't matter how crazy. I'll tell you straight up if I just can't do it, but I'd still love to hear them. And good luck to everyone in season 9!



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# RockerMartyJanne..
RockerMartyJannetty
Member of
SUPERSTARS

Cletus you are the MAN and thank YOU for this site!

I also didnt know the people helping with the fantasy game did it just to be nice. U guys ROCK and thank you ALL so much!!!!

if I can think of anything i will deffff let you know. will give thought tonight

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #436 (Rank in League: #3)
# rhombus
rhombus
Administrator of
Deadman Crew

Thanks Cletus!!

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #509 (Rank in League: #7)
# TheCenaFan
TheCenaFan
Member of
Nation's Capital

more john cena info plz can u get an interview with him

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 7:32 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #671 (Rank in League: #1)
# ManWithThePlan
ManWithThePlan
Member of
EV 3.0

i am new to the site i just joined to join up wit the EV30 league

so far it all seems fairly easy to use i mean i don't know everything i can do yet but for just playing i love the way it works

maybe some more info on how people are ranked. i see it on homepage and some pages have it like for a ppv, and there is that drop-down thing at the top with detailed rankings..

but maybe something at the bottom of the site that appears on each page and shows the top few ranked people for different things. like #1 for current season, maybe #1 for the past 2 seasons also so they can bask in the glory for longer. maybe put their profile picture there too, put over that the winners are stars here on the site a bit more. i think that would be nice looking and since some pages have a lot of blank space at the bottom, it would prob help fill them out.. what do u think?

also maybe a way for me to say, oh for night of champions i want to set a public challenge for one of my friends in my league. yeah we can just compare our scores after but i mean something more public. let anyone choose one person to go 1-on-1 with at each ppv and then have a page where you can see who beat who. and before the ppv ends we can see all the challenges between people and let us write "trash talk" to each other that we can't edit/delete so the person who loses you can see how much they trash talked and ended up losin and lookin a chump. :)

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #412 (Rank in League: #9)
# jmt5887
jmt5887
Member of
Big Show's Big League

I don't mind helping. I enjoy it. it's fun to do the scoring in the 4-UP. I just wish there was more I could do to help out here.

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 7:50 PM
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

I appreciate that. There's nothing really else that anyone could help with that I can think of (outside of coming up with ideas - and perhaps some of those ideas may end up requiring more help from willing people) outside of posting blogs and spreading the word about the site. Blog posts are a huge help to the site since interesting topics are bound to bring in readers from across the web who have never even heard of this site (since the post may pop up in a Google search someone does). And of course posting links on all the sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc, really helps too.

But if there's something you can think of that you want to help with, something maybe I wouldn't even think about at all, let me know. :)

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 8:05 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# steinersaysuhhh

Moderator
steinersaysuhhh
Administrator of
Peaks and Freaks

Glad to be of service Cletus, this is my absolute favorite wrestling site ever.

I would love to see the roundtable updates come some day. I'm sure that's not something super easy to do but I'd like to see what some of our bloggers could do with it.

And ManWithThePlan's ideas are all good too, I'd vote for them too!

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 12:28 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #474 (Rank in League: #15)
# MrInstantClassic
MrInstantClassic
Member of
D-Generates

Guys I am an "old veteran" so to speak of wrestling, but a rookie to this fantasy site...I truly enjoy it as a wrestling fan...while i appreciate u are a free site...i think if someone (as myself) can leave a small donation to help u guys keep this dite rockin, a donation pay pal site would be nice for ya'll...i truly enjoy playing on this site, and thank you for your hard work.
Clark
Franklin,Tn.

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 1:11 AM
# razorblade
razorblade
Member of
SUPERSTARS

yeah i would also love to donate to the site i always see you are giving prizes away to people and just from talking to you (cletus) by email i know that's money coming from your pocket and not actually because you make money running this site.

i think you used to have a donate button on the site? did you take it down for some reason?

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #618 (Rank in League: #4)
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

Wow, lots of responses here! Thanks everyone!

MrInstantClassic & razorblade - whoa, thank you so much for wanting to donate to the site. I did have a PayPal donate link on the site a long time ago but no one ever used it so I took it down. I didn't want it to look like I was looking for handouts from people. It did have a note on it that any donations received would strictly go to prizes given out for PPV and season winners. Since both of you are saying that you may be able to donate, I'll put that link back up for sure. :) That would be SO appreciated. I love giving away prizes here on the site even though it's money I make at my real job (I *wish* I made any money running this site, that would be a dream) but donations would definitely let me give MORE away. I'm just always happy to give prizes to wrestling fans - especially since I think most of the players here are pretty young. It makes me feel good myself to know I'm brightening some wrestling fan's day who wins a prize through this site. :)

You guys all rock. I never thought any kind of community would form here since I really tried to encourage leagues with their own community websites, but the community forming here at this site is pretty awesome! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that would happen.

And speaking of which, would anyone want a true message board here at the site? I've always thought of the blogging system as taking its place, but maybe I could also add a forums here.

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:36 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

Okay, I added the donate button back. If anyone who donates wants me to do anything special back, let me know.

Just don't ask for points in the games! That will never happen. :)

But if you want me to put up a link for you anywhere, or let you do something unique on your profile page, or whatever - just let me know and I'll see what I can do for you. :)

If you don't donate, don't worry. The site will always be free and I'm certainly not going to be any less likely to respond to your emails or help you out however I can because you haven't donated. :)

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:54 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# KroniqBTR
KroniqBTR
Member of
The High Flyers

have you ever thought about selling tshirts for 4down?

i would buy one, id love to wear one at a wrestling show. the logo is pretty awesome i think.

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:58 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #287 (Rank in League: #1)
# DixieCarterTNA
DixieCarterTNA
Member of
The High Flyers

We are about to cut Sting from our roster, which should free up quite a bit of cash. Cletus, we would love to donate money towards your site once we have ridden ourselves of Sting. We estimate 50% of our buys come from people who are watching to see how they perform in your special prediction games.

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 9:06 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #487 (Rank in League: #2)
# Mitch176
Mitch176

Member of
Europe's Elite

Cletus the job you do here is great! I cant say thank you enough and Im happy to do everything and can do to help out the site, just at the minute things aren't goin too well money wise. But I will continue to help in any other way I can, and th eonly thing I will continue to request lol is the RoundTable Reviews. (I realise the new fantasy game we came up with would be too difficult)

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 1:35 PM
# kaihtafc
kaihtafc
Member of
Europe's Elite

One idea is to add a spoiler comments section so you can comment on spoilers. And iam doing this off my phone cos iam Ill and just want to let everyone know that my next question for my interactive blog show will be later this week and also if your doing a science experiment and they tell you to blow through a straw don't suck through it lol

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 3:44 PM
# Mitch176
Mitch176

Member of
Europe's Elite

You stupid person lol

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 3:51 PM
# kaihtafc
kaihtafc
Member of
Europe's Elite

Lol

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM
# RVD4204LIFE
RVD4204LIFE
Member of
The High Flyers

cletus you are too cool running this site and not making any money off it. wish i had money i could donate but i will click on your ads whenever i see something interesting on them. i hope that helps you at least break even on the site.

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:41 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #532 (Rank in League: #3)
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

Man all of you are awesome, all of your comments are really appreciated.

Here are my plans:

1) Multiple users able to post to a blog show. The blog show will still be "owned" by the creator and that person can allow certain people to post under the show and remove that ability for people at any time. This way for instance with Mitch's Big Bubba show, all the players can have their blog posts under the show. To distinguish between the owner's blogs and the rest, I'll make it where posts from the people who don't own the blog have a special prefix in the title. Like for instance, Mitch may title his blog "Big Bubba Week One", and if Rhombus posts onto it, it may be "[Big Bubba: Rhombus] The Gobbledy Gooker". (so it would be of the format "[NAME OF SHOW: Rhombus] Title of blog post") The brackets around the blog show name would make it clear it's not posted by the show owner. I probably will not allow show owners to delete blog posts by others, but the owner of the show can contact me if anything inappropriate is posted and I'll handle it for you.

2) Roundtable blogs: This is where one person posts a blog, and then chooses other people who can contribute to the blog post. So, let's use Steinersaysuhhh as the example here. Steiner could post "Night of Champions Review" and invite Kaihtafc, jmt5887, and NeedRepairs to the blog. Steiner would post the intro to the blog (however long he wants), and then create a topic. Such as "CM Punk vs Big Show". Under the topic, Steiner would be able to post some info, and it would be preceded by his name. If any of the invitees like Kaih want to add any of their own thoughts to the topic, they could also post thoughts and it would be preceded by their name. Any number of topics could be created and any of the invitees could add thoughts to any of the topics. Blog comments would still be enabled and would appear under the entire blog. (I won't be making it where you can comment under each topic, that would get really muddled)

3) I'll create a new box that will appear at the bottom of every page (before the "Privacy Policy | Copyright.." stuff) that will feature all the top players for the current and past season, along with the last few PPVs and last few weeks of 4-UP.

4) I really also like the 1-on-1 challenge idea where you can challenge anyone on the site for an upcoming PPV. There will have to be a new page to show all the challenges and then will update to display who won. I'll probably also randomly display the results of challenges in that box I mentioned in #3 above.

5) A way to mark a comment as containing spoilers. I figure I should do this. Honestly I'd prefer spoilers not to be in blog posts but sometimes there are such huge spoilers (like, say, Edge winning the world title on Tuesday night when Smackdown is taped) that it's impossible to not want to talk about it!

I think that's enough for now. It'll take a while before all of those are done but I'll get started on them as soon as I can!

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I'll also update the About the Site page to give credit to all of you who've given the great ideas.

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 9:00 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# The Truth
The Truth
Member of
Europe's Elite

Cletus, you and this website are what made wrestling fun to me again after I was ready to quit watching.

I even watch TNA PPVs now, because I want to see how well I score here.

WWE is insane to not buy this site from you. I don't think their whole team of web developers could come close to building something as great as this site.

Predicting PPVs makes PPVs so much more fun to watch. Cletus you would probably be RICH if you made this site in the Attitude era!

THANK YOU! AND THANK YOU TO OUR 4-UP ADMINS - apsouthern, wwefan18, and nighte especially since I've seen you three helping out almost every week since I started playing it. But all the rest of you, thank you too. I know a few of you just started so I don't know your names yet, but I will. :)

FOURDOWN ROCKS AND THAT'S

THE TRUTH

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 11:44 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #713 (Rank in League: #11)
# NeedRepairs
NeedRepairs
Member of
The /wooo/ World Order

So long as you're taking requests, I request another round of "Who will be the next IC/US/WHC/WWE Champion" bonus questions be added after Night of Champions. Maybe not for TNA though. The answers to those always seem to end up being "Anyone else" no matter how many guys you list as choices.

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 5:21 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #78 (Rank in League: #27)
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

Yeah, I was actually waiting for NOC to finish before I set those questions back up. :) Since WWE has done a lot of PPVs so close together, I wanted to wait to make those questions again.

I'll do it for TNA after Bound for Glory since of course it seems like the only possible answers for next TNA champ are Angle, Hardy, and Anderson (and you'll be able to predict that in the BFG prediction game).

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

I added the silly new "TRASH TALK" thing to the top of the site today. Just thought it would be fun and it was fun for me to build.

And one of the new things that I did when building it that I'll be applying across the site is the way to easily make links to users and leagues. When you post "trash talk", you can enter user's names and league names in a way where it will create a link to either profile page. For usernames, it's similar to Twitter, where you use the @. But since some of our older users have names with spaces in them (I don't think I allow spaces anymore), you also have to put an @ at the end of the user's name. For leagues, you use # instead of @. And almost every league has a space in the name, so having a closing # is definitely necessary.

So for example:

@Users Name At The Site@ would end up just being a link to the user named "Users Name At The Site". (if text is placed between the @'s that isn't actually a real user's name, it will NOT become a link)

Same for #League Name#

I think it'll be an awesome addition once I get it working all over the site.

And NeedRepairs - and anyone else - I ALWAYS am looking for suggestions for questions. Either questions for the PPV games, or questions that fall outside of the prediction games (what I call the "free floating questions"). ESPECIALLY for TNA, since I don't follow TNA at all.

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 9:30 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# cletus42o

Site Owner
cletus42o
Administrator of
WrestleHut 2000

Testing... testing...

Mitch176 rhombus kaihtafc

Europe's Elite

The /wooo/ World Order

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 10:34 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #748 (Rank in League: #8)
# JeffHardySucks
JeffHardySucks
Member of
The Originalz

cletus42o: This stuff is awesome man I have never seen a better wrestling site ever;; I'll drop a donation when I can

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 1:58 AM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #543 (Rank in League: #2)
# wwefan18
wwefan18
Member of
WrestleHut 2000

I don't mind helping neither. I love doing it. It is soo fun and I find it something I enjoy to do with or without pay. I don't need the money to do this. I do it because I enjoy to do it. It is something I would always do for a great friend I have in Spencer. Thanks Spencer for the hard work you put into this site. I am glad to help you out because you are a friend of mine and that is what friends are for.

Scotty.

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM
# nighte
nighte
I don't mind helping. I've had fun and I love doing it. I wish i had more time I use to be able to put into the site and come up with ideas, help with other blogs on the site, I just got so tied down at work that I had to cut back on my blog and had to cut out superstars and nxt cause they are on the nites I have to work. But Spencer I thank you so much for your hard work to make everything work.

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 1:52 PM
Season 24 Overall Rank: #814
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