Why are there no more message boards on NewOrleansSaints.com?
After much effort and discussion, the New Orleans Saints decided to remove the Black & Gold Nation Message Boards feature from NewOrleansSaints.com during the summer of 2004. We could no longer effectively manage those fan forums and present a product that is fan friendly and promotes a family environment, both important qualities of our organization and goals of our web site. The message boards had been a web site feature since the 2000 season, but we encountered a wide range of problems. They included trolls, sexual innuendos, indecent language, personal attacks on posters, inappropriate topics, and others. We did our best to delete posts that violate our code of conduct and warned or banned the user(s) who posted them upon their discovery. Unfortunately, the volume of problems was such that we felt like we could better use our time by creating and providing quality content that will keep fans returning to NewOrleansSaints.com.