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FMscout - More then just a website.

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or.dabool's avatar Group or.dabool 2012-10-18 12:49
il 412 posts 118 likes joined Aug 21, 2012
I remember the reason I joined FMscout. I used to write manager stories in an Israeli FM site, but the community was too small. I searched the web for FM sites and found FMscout.

I joined FMscout and started writing my new story. I was shocked when I had 100 views only at the first day, when in Israel I had a story for two months with only 400 views. Then the comments started coming, and users encouraged me and gave me tips. I was thrilled from the stories layout that I decided to try and talk to the users on the chat.

The chatting was great. The community here couldn't care less that I was new. They welcomed me straight away and treated me as I was one of their own. The community caused me to love FM even more. They showed me things I never knew about the game and helped my understand of FM to grow. As the time was passing by, I was coming to FMscout not just for FM, but because it's a great site to just 'hang out' in. And then I met stam.

At first I thought stam is one of those people that building a website, putting ads, and making some easy money. This wasn't the case at all. I was here in the middle of the change that the site had (going from 12 to 13), and I saw that stam is consulting with the community before acting, trying to make the best for them. Then I even saw that the money he is getting from ads, is only to improve this website and make it better for us. I saw the dedication that this man has, and I realized that im in the best FM site I could have found.

I guess what I'm trying to say is.. Thank You.
Thank you stam, for making this awesome website and constantly improving it.
Thank you community, for being helpful, funny and supporting.
Thank you FMscout, for everything.
Atreidas's avatar Group Atreidas 2012-10-18 12:53
gb 574 posts 63 likes joined Nov 01, 2011
2012-10-18 12:49#67753 or.dabool : I remember the reason I joined FMscout. I used to write manager stories in an Israeli FM site, but the community was too small. I searched the web for FM sites and found FMscout.

I joined FMscout and started writing my new story. I was shocked when I had 100 views only at the first day, when in Israel I had a story for two months with only 400 views. Then the comments started coming, and users encouraged me and gave me tips. I was thrilled from the stories layout that I decided to try and talk to the users on the chat.

The chatting was great. The community here couldn't care less that I was new. They welcomed me straight away and treated me as I was one of their own. The community caused me to love FM even more. They showed me things I never knew about the game and helped my understand of FM to grow. As the time was passing by, I was coming to FMscout not just for FM, but because it's a great site to just 'hang out' in. And then I met stam.

At first I thought stam is one of those people that building a website, putting ads, and making some easy money. This wasn't the case at all. I was here in the middle of the change that the site had (going from 12 to 13), and I saw that stam is consulting with the community before acting, trying to make the best for them. Then I even saw that the money he is getting from ads, is only to improve this website and make it better for us. I saw the dedication that this man has, and I realized that im in the best FM site I could have found.

I guess what I'm trying to say is.. Thank You.
Thank you stam, for making this awesome website and constantly improving it.
Thank you community, for being helpful, funny and supporting.
Thank you FMscout, for everything.

Couldn't agree more.
Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T 2012-10-18 12:54
sg 4658 posts 450 likes joined Jun 02, 2012
Beautiful thread.

Thank you Stam! Thank you FM Scout!
petranqq77's avatar Group petranqq77 2012-10-18 13:01
gr 7 posts 2 likes joined Jul 05, 2011
Well Atreidas coverd me, i wouldn't agree more.
Many many thanks to stam and to the other fmscout staff team!

Regards,
Petros
JackKn!feRoy's avatar Group JackKn!feRoy 2012-10-18 13:54
00 16 posts 3 likes joined Sep 28, 2012
yeah yeah thx evryone and keep things going like this, alto i am on my first day here
Akash's avatar Group Akash 2012-10-18 15:49
hm 1020 posts 178 likes joined Feb 12, 2012
Sorry, Or, but this is an attempt to steal your thunder.

When I started checking out this website, I was an FM loner. Having played on and off for a long time, I still considered myself a rookie, because I had never attempted to share my views about the game - fearing ridicule and name calling. Everyone knows how these are rampant on social networks and the cyber world. I didn't make an account because this site allowed me to navigate and download without it and I also signed every wonderkid I read about from the list. Joannes3000 had already become a legend because of his Newport story from FM11, while the community had just made a new team called "FMScout" on the FM editor and started a career with it. I was never going to be able to break into this tightly knit group of people, and I wasn't going to try. But it all changed when I started getting good at FM and wanted to share my success story. After spending most of the day advertising my newly made story on the chat, I finally responded to a random "hello".

More than eight months later, I am a fixture on the chat, commenting on every story and one of the active dinosaurs on the website. What made this website so memorable and made me stick is the crowd here. Kiwi and his constant, exciting updates, Gurdit giving me an "Indian", homey feeling, Glenn and Blue's childish behaviour, Sevannime and his stories from Ghana and everyone else whom I talk to regularly but have not have mentioned.

I believe, over the last couple of months, Stam has become more of a friend than an admin for a lot of people on the site, myself included, and I applaud him for that. Not many webmasters can handle the responsibility of talking to the members while creating a new layout so quickly.

I wish all the success to this website and will assist in whatever way possible.
or.dabool's avatar Group or.dabool 2012-10-18 16:08
il 412 posts 118 likes joined Aug 21, 2012
Damn you Akash! Just kidding of course. By the way, about this part:
I believe, over the last couple of months, Stam has become more of a friend than an admin for a lot of people on the site, myself included, and I applaud him for that. Not many webmasters can handle the responsibility of talking to the members while creating a new layout so quickly.:
This is true, at least for me. And this one of the things that makes stam so great.
RedArmy20's avatar Group RedArmy20 2012-10-18 16:49
se 3013 posts 16 likes joined Dec 22, 2007
this site sucks!

haha i agree it's a great site now, i remember my early days the community was small. but we had good members and we just talked football/FM and had fun on the site.
Luckily it has been like that since then.

I never thought the community would grow so much as it has and be as good as it is. As it's members like you and many others on here that make this site as good as it is!

Great attitude from our members, keep it up! :)
Stam shows me a pics of his weddings(his wife signing papers), i comment on his wife:
ME: she is lovely mate
ME: well done ;)
Stam: yeah, I signed her to my team lol
Stam: she's a bargain, low wage :P
adonis_p's avatar Group adonis_p 2012-10-18 17:22
us 110 posts 6 likes joined Oct 26, 2010
Couldn't agree more. I was where OR and AKASH were above, just a month or so ago. I have played FM for a while but the community here is very welcoming and very helpful. That is what makes FM Scout special. Thanks to all and especially to STAM.
Blue's avatar Group Blue 2012-10-18 19:25
gb 2310 posts 305 likes joined Jun 30, 2012
I joined this site a few months ago literally a week after getting my first FM game, but never really posted or anything as I never thought I had the authority to, although I did make a couple of rubbish attempts at stories (apologies to anyone who had to suffer through the first couple of posts!). I never really went on chat either, as I had the feeling I wasn't wanted (Akash remembers all the questions I asked), but since then I've got better at FM, and people are fine with me now.

In all fairness that is all down to stam and the great community atmosphere he's created between people who are only connected by FM and sometimes the country they live in, but where they're from doesn't matter on this site, and I maintain the belief that that would be different on other websites. How stam has managed to keep this going for seven years, putting in all the work he does, seems like a miracle. I know I certainly couldn't do it.

Like akash said before, stam also joins in with the members on the site, which again, I couldn't see happening on other sites. He always puts us and the site before actually playing Football Manager. He told me he's only had one save on FM12, although that's because he wants to help others instead of playing himself, which just makes him seem like a great guy.

He got annoyed at me (I think) for mentioning another Football Manager fansite a couple of days ago, but I'm sure he won't mind me saying that he has truly got the best FM fansite on the web. He makes everything free, no limits, he doesn't even make you join to enjoy the site (although obviously it's better to join, with some of the great people on chat like akash, Atreidas, ejay, the list goes on).

I'm starting to ramble a bit, so better end this now. I've said it before, and I'll probably say at again at some point, but thanks stam. Not many people could do what you do, and that's why you're immense, which I'm sure most, if not all people on this site will agree with.
This post was edited by manchesterblue97 (2012-10-18 20:21, 6 years ago)
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The FM Rookie's avatar Group The FM Rookie 2012-10-18 20:21
ie 1300 posts 216 likes joined Jul 29, 2012
2012-10-18 16:49#67777 akash.vidyasagar : Sorry, Or, but this is an attempt to steal your thunder.

When I started checking out this website, I was an FM loner. Having played on and off for a long time, I still considered myself a rookie, because I had never attempted to share my views about the game - fearing ridicule and name calling. Everyone knows how these are rampant on social networks and the cyber world. I didn't make an account because this site allowed me to navigate and download without it and I also signed every wonderkid I read about from the list. Joannes3000 had already become a legend because of his Newport story from FM11, while the community had just made a new team called "FMScout" on the FM editor and started a career with it. I was never going to be able to break into this tightly knit group of people, and I wasn't going to try. But it all changed when I started getting good at FM and wanted to share my success story. After spending most of the day advertising my newly made story on the chat, I finally responded to a random "hello".

More than eight months later, I am a fixture on the chat, commenting on every story and one of the active dinosaurs on the website. What made this website so memorable and made me stick is the crowd here. Kiwi and his constant, exciting updates, Gurdit giving me an "Indian", homey feeling, Glenn and Blue's childish behaviour, Sevannime and his stories from Ghana and everyone else whom I talk to regularly but have not have mentioned.

I believe, over the last couple of months, Stam has become more of a friend than an admin for a lot of people on the site, myself included, and I applaud him for that. Not many webmasters can handle the responsibility of talking to the members while creating a new layout so quickly.

I wish all the success to this website and will assist in whatever way possible.
akash, I'm the rookie!! Where's my mention? jkjk

or.dabool, I too have found something great in FM Scout and all of its wonders. The people here have accepted me in to their community and being selected as one of the judges for Story of the Year within a few months of me joining the community has been the highlight.
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Glenn T's avatar Group Glenn T 2012-10-19 02:14
sg 4658 posts 450 likes joined Jun 02, 2012
Nice stories mates.

My FM Scout 'story' is basically me finding this site off Google and the stories all inspired me so much, I just had to buy this FM12. So I did.

Thank you FM Scout.
Blue's avatar Group Blue 2012-10-19 14:50
gb 2310 posts 305 likes joined Jun 30, 2012
2012-10-19 02:14#67823 Glenn T : Nice stories mates.

My FM Scout 'story' is basically me finding this site off Google and the stories all inspired me so much, I just had to buy this FM12. So I did.

Thank you FM Scout.

According to Akash, we have childish behavior Glenn, can you believe it? ;)
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Mike Bassett: "England will be playing 4-4-fucking-2"

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