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    Member Leaderboard functionality

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    If you look across the top of the site (desktop mode) in the main title bar, you'll see tabs for "Browse", "Activity", "New & Info" and so through "More".  Some of these have sub-menus with other content or links.  Under "Members" is "Leaderboard" and "Member Map".   For mobile version, click on the three bars in upper right corner to see the menus. Leaderboard lists the "top rated members" by content for the day, week month or custom period.  If you look at last week, I Bleed Awesomeness took the award for most voted up content for week ending June 18-25. I Bleed Awesomeness thread was the much enjoyed My son already making me proud, even before he's born. featuring the ultrasound of his boy putting up the horns while resting comfortably. When members read content and rate with the up or down arrows: It becomes feedback for the content poster and feeds into the totals that outline popular threads and popular contributors. The Leaderboard awards gold, silver and bronze awards for rated content.  It's something fun to look at.   For the last month, NewEnglandBull has been ahead of the pack a seen below: Furthermore, under the "Past Leaders" tab you can see the daily winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze trophy each day, dating back some 300 pages worth! Anyway, I encourage your involvement in the community to not only rate others contributions to the board, but look to build your own ratings.  There will be some upcoming changes to the rating system, but it will also be more tied in to a merit system that provides some perks to those that are providing highly rated content.   Take a look around the Leaderboard and share your thoughts.  
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    Hey Bulls fans, what to you want to know about Bulls Football?

    By Brad

    Hey Members and Bulls fans,  I have been in touch with some of the folks in the media that follow and report on our USF Bulls.  Looks like we'll have a handful with interest in being introduced here and getting to know us while we get to know them (better).   For the group, it's looking like the range of questions can cover a lot of ground.  I have asked for collaboration with a broad range from beat writers to USF Administrators.  Instead of asking you to provide questions to specific individuals you can ask questions across the range and I can direct them to the best to answer.  If you do have a specific individual, then feel free to name.  If I don't have them joining us for an interview, chat or Q&A, I'll see if they can. Please list your questions here in the response box.  Feel free to ask questions if you have any.  Or, offer solutions on who/what you would like to see.  If you remember Jeff Odom, did a Q&A last season around this same time.  I'll be gathering these questions over the next three-four weeks so keep them coming as guests are scheduled to join us. Don't be shy, we'll need dozens of questions if we get the collaboration I am expecting.  Ask away.   Thank you. Brad  
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  1. Hey Members and Bulls fans, 

    I have been in touch with some of the folks in the media that follow and report on our USF Bulls.  Looks like we'll have a handful with interest in being introduced here and getting to know us while we get to know them (better).  

    For the group, it's looking like the range of questions can cover a lot of ground.  I have asked for collaboration with a broad range from beat writers to USF Administrators.  Instead of asking you to provide questions to specific individuals you can ask questions across the range and I can direct them to the best to answer.  If you do have a specific individual, then feel free to name.  If I don't have them joining us for an interview, chat or Q&A, I'll see if they can.

    Please list your questions here in the response box.  Feel free to ask questions if you have any.  Or, offer solutions on who/what you would like to see.  If you remember Jeff Odom, did a Q&A last season around this same time.  I'll be gathering these questions over the next three-four weeks so keep them coming as guests are scheduled to join us.

    Don't be shy, we'll need dozens of questions if we get the collaboration I am expecting.  Ask away.  

    Thank you.

    Brad

     

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    I new to this whole blogging thing, so please bear with me.

    This past Sunday, my wife and I, moved our only child into his dorm over at USF. Many of you know how this feels. We had to move him in early because he is in the Navy ROTC program and they are having their orientation through Thursday.

    We had been to campus several times before this day with the college visit and the USF orientation, which I must say, USF does a really good job at both. My son was quite confident in his decision to attend USF. However, on the Saturday night before move in day, he confessed that he was really nervous. I'm sure his emotional parting from his girlfriend, who is staying in Orlando, had a lot to do with it. With all of that, we were sure that move in day would be a tear fest.

    Well it wasn't.

    First of all, the Poplar dorms are beautiful and our son was excited once we set up his room, which in turn made us happier. Then because we had to stay for his ROTC orientation, we left him for a while, and then we met him and a friend of his from high school for dinner. We then learned that he had already met six new people including his RA and he had plans to get together with them after dinner.

    The next morning we picked him up at his dorm at 6:30am and headed to the ROTC building. Once there, he got in line to check in and we were asked to sit to the side. We went into their auditorium and sat through a presentation. He was grouped with the other midshipmen and we with the other parents. After the presentation, the parents stayed for a Q&A session and the midshipmen left.

    That was it, no goodbye, no hugs, nothing. I believe that was actually a good thing.

    Now we won't see him until tomorrow night. This is the weird part. For over 18 years, we have not gone more than a day or two without some kind of contact. It will be four days before we see him again.

    I certainly miss my son, but I am so proud of him and I know that he will do great things at USF and in the Navy.

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