Sorry for the delay in the news.
As we head into a new season, we also head into a new look and a new format for Rangers Report.
It’s going to be bigger and better and with more content.
There is a but …
But the commenting is going to have to change. You will now need to sign in with a Facebook account to comment. While that might sound foreign or terrible, it really isn’t. It will certainly clean up some of the blog commenting and limit trolling. It’s free and easy to get:
We expect to make the change Wednesday (fingers crossed) and be up and running, full speed, for Rangers’ the season opener Thursday against the Islanders.
The blog is going to look quite a bit different. It’s a format The Journal News/lohud.com has been using for quite a while with all of its other blogs. Just so you know, the other blogs that have gone to this format have grown considerably in readership.
My bosses are certain that this one will too.
That said, I know, from comments you guys have made over the years, that some won’t follow us over to the new blog. I understand that. I just want to say right now that I will honestly miss you guys and ladies who don’t migrate with me. I will be terribly sad to not be involved in your daily arguments, comments, opinions and, most of all, your g(j)ibberish.
I feel like I have made thousands of new friends here since 2009, some more than others, and a couple of enemies, or in some cases, verbal sparring partners. Mostly you are hilarious and entertaining and I’d be terribly saddened if most of you don’t come along.
I hope you will consider staying, and that even if you don’t comment, you will read my stories and, especially, game reviews. If the comments continue, we will continue to do “Go Time!” threads for games, with the Three Stars polls. Whether the comments conversations continue or not, we will still do periodic live chats, and we’ll have video, and pretty much all the stuff we’ve done since I took over for The Great Sam Weinman in 2009. Only more of it.
There are going to be some hiccups for me, for sure, and I’m sure there will be plenty of questions from you all, and until we make the switch you can post them in the comments.
Once we make the changeover, you may want to reach me via email. You will always know where to find me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be happy to answer your questions, try to calm your fears, and attempt to help in any way, whatever it takes, to keep you as loyal readers. You guys rule. You really do.
Thank you. I hope to be hearing from a lot of you soon.
Photo by Rick Carpiniello/The Journal News.