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21 hours ago, tony@CIC said:

I see that dots have been substituted for our category "names" except for those under 1,000 posts. Those under 1,000 still have names like "Top Secret Agent', etc.  Never quite understood the "names". 

The dots are boring to me. I always thought the names were fun and creative. oh well.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

The dots are boring to me. I always thought the names were fun and creative. oh well.

Ditto. I loved my Grand Master tag, it meant something. The dots....well...don't imho

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In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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1 hour ago, PING Apologist #9 said:

Ditto. I loved my Grand Master tag, it meant something. The dots....well...don't imho

I like the Grand Master name - it fits a lot better than Plano or Huntington.......

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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The original names were setup up when the forum was founded.  They were based off the cities where major OEM's were headquartered.  Once you hit 1000 you got a name and every thousand posts more earned the next name.  

I also like the names over the dots though, I always thought it was kinda cool.

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Driver: :taylormade-small: SLDR w/ Fujikura Ventus Black

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 CBX & 58 Zipcore w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Nice work stud! That'll make access to that testing a lot easier.


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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Looks good but what's the point of the equipment section now?.

There should be an official thread for every new release where people can discuss that item.

 

 

I don't think there should be an entire section dedicated dedicated to non official reviews. Those reveiews should simply be placed in the thread that for the clubs they are for.

 

This way, people coming to the forum can find all discussion about a specific club (outside of the official reviews) in one space.

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X

:ping-small: G425 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X

:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X

:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 - Tour AD 95X

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 60D

:EVNROLL: ER1v #CustomER

:titelist-small: ProV1

 

 

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Looks good but what's the point of the equipment section now?.There should be an official thread for every new release where people can discuss that item.

 

 

I don't think there should be an entire section dedicated dedicated to non official reviews. Those reveiews should simply be placed in the thread that for the clubs they are for.

 

This way, people coming to the forum can find all discussion about a specific club (outside of the official reviews) in one space.

 

 

 

Like I said before, the restructure is going to be a slow roll. We've got ideas we're kicking around for "The Equipment" that will go live when they're ready.

 

Conceptually, the equipment section is used for general chatter on/about the clubs whereas the unofficial reviews section will be for personal opinions once they've been taken out onto the course. It's a very fine line but I do believe there's a place for both. It's basically the difference between subjective and concrete opinions at the core.

 

Regarding official threads on each club release, I'm hesitant to make that many official MGS threads. Official threads take a little bit of the fun away from members trying to discover and share the hot scoops. It's like how journalists fight for "you heard it here first." I'm hoping the new structure will cut down on duplicate threads but it'll certainly never be perfect. Merging is only partially working right now so that'll help out as well once we get that magic wand back.

 

The difficult thing about putting all reviews and discussion into just one thread for each club is it's now easy to lose track of the discussion (like keeping up with 'random thread'). An outside person looking for reviews on the "X Driver" should be able to pop straight to the reviews section rather than sift through hundreds of posts looking for the one guy that bought, played with, and reviewed on post #256 then another that did it at #512. I'm all for consolidating reviews but not necessarily all discussion.

 

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Pisa, riding on a hXf3ptG.jpg 3.5+

:ping-small: G410+
:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60
:ping-small: Heppler Ketsch

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Okay, you do your thing then. I just know several people from other forums that wanted to join the MGS forums but told me they found it too hard to navigate, specifically when they were looking for threads on specific equipment.

I think you also have to take into consideration that most people find golf forums via search engines and right now MGS forum topics do not appear at the top of search results for equipment because the thread titles aren't controlled and discussions are fragmented. Official forum reviews show up near the top, but everything else is just lost in the wash.

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X

:ping-small: G425 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X

:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X

:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 - Tour AD 95X

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 60D

:EVNROLL: ER1v #CustomER

:titelist-small: ProV1

 

 

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I do find it difficult, especially on the desktop. I struggle with WRX sometimes as well. Thankfully Tapatalk and search help me get past my issues most of the time.

Okay, you do your thing then. I just know several people from other forums that wanted to join the MGS forums but told me they found it too hard to navigate, specifically when they were looking for threads on specific equipment.

I think you also have to take into consideration that most people find golf forums via search engines and right now MGS forum topics do not appear at the top of search results for equipment because the thread titles aren't controlled and discussions are fragmented. Official forum reviews show up near the top, but everything else is just lost in the wash.


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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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Don't disagree with the points you guys are making at all. These are the driving factors to reorganizing. I found navigation to be difficult for a while as well.

 

It needs to be...

1) Easy to find what you're seeking

2) Easy to discover new/interesting content

 

The hope is that both of these will be accomplished once we're done. A fresh eyes, Johnny-off-the-street should be able to navigate your site unassisted if done correctly.

 

Regarding the Google searches.... I'm not saying this is always the case, but you're generally more likely to show up in results if you invest the money to get promoted. Google's algorithms are very good at finding the answer, but they're not totally impartial. Of course we'll always do what we can to be people's source for information but I believe that vision flows more through brand recognition and proven results than being the highest bidder.

 

 

 

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Pisa, riding on a hXf3ptG.jpg 3.5+

:ping-small: G410+
:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
:cobra-small: King F7 Hy

:ping-small: i500 5-GW
wxW5hk4.jpg Equalizer 56/60
:ping-small: Heppler Ketsch

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I will say that for a week and a half or two, MGS wouldn't reload for me on Tapatalk at all. It was super frustrating. Finally it started working again, but now it shows a post from Nov. 30th everytime before it updates to a more current list of topics in the timeline. Maybe it's my phone. Maybe not. But WRX and other forums on Tapatalk updated during that time frame.

I know it's gotta be extremely tough to organize a forum. I give props to those that are in charge of it. Just trying to give some feedback and whatnot to those in charge.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 (8*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Fairway:   :ping-small: G400 (14.5*) with Diamana Kai'li X-stiff

Irons: :ping-small: Crossover 3 iron (19*) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shaft

            :titelist-small: AP3 (4/5) and AP2 (6-PW) with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Wedges: Scor 50*, 54*, and 58* with TT Dynamic Gold 120 S400 shafts

Putter:  :cameron-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 Midslant

Handicap: 3

Location: Illinois...until i can get my wife to move to a warmer climate

Right Handed: Although sometimes I wonder if left handed would suit me better :blink:

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14 hours ago, dhartmann34 said:

I will say that for a week and a half or two, MGS wouldn't reload for me on Tapatalk at all. It was super frustrating. Finally it started working again, but now it shows a post from Nov. 30th everytime before it updates to a more current list of topics in the timeline. Maybe it's my phone. Maybe not. But WRX and other forums on Tapatalk updated during that time frame.

I know it's gotta be extremely tough to organize a forum. I give props to those that are in charge of it. Just trying to give some feedback and whatnot to those in charge.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
 

It's not just your phone, mine does the same, although 11/13 is the default date for me. I much prefer the desktop version for browsing/reading, I mostly just use my phone for quick checks of the notifications/subscribed content. I assume it's my age showing through.

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Driver:  :callaway-small:Epic Speed 9* (set -1) Mitsubishi MMT 70X
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-AW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
SW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 54*
LW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 58*
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: BigMax Dri Active Lite
Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5x Pix
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

2021 Test - Callaway Epic Speed

 

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58 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

It's not just your phone, mine does the same, although 11/13 is the default date for me. I much prefer the desktop version for browsing/reading, I mostly just use my phone for quick checks of the notifications/subscribed content. I assume it's my age showing through.

Before the change to the new forum software - I actually preferred the iPad app. Now I've gone the other way and much prefer the new desktop version. In the MGS app on my iPad, I'll get duplicate posts (after I deleted them). Also I won't see some posts on the iPad that appear on the desktop version. FYI I'm using the dedicated MGS app on my iPad not the Tapatalk version. 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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24 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

Before the change to the new forum software - I actually preferred the iPad app. Now I've gone the other way and much prefer the new desktop version. In the MGS app on my iPad, I'll get duplicate posts (after I deleted them). Also I won't see some posts on the iPad that appear on the desktop version. FYI I'm using the dedicated MGS app on my iPad not the Tapatalk version. 

I tried the tapatalk version, too, but am using the dedicated app. I believe the MGS app is built on tapatalk, but since I don't participate in other forums, tapatalk seems to be a waste.

Driver:  :callaway-small:Epic Speed 9* (set -1) Mitsubishi MMT 70X
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-AW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
SW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 54*
LW: :cleveland-small: Zipcore Black Satin 58*
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: BigMax Dri Active Lite
Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5x Pix
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

2021 Test - Callaway Epic Speed

 

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I know this has been discussed and if I have missed the resolution or even the decision that it would not be added then I apologize. In general I love the new format and enjoy the information that this forum provides.

That being said, I read using the "unread content" format. The forum thread list does not show the original date the thread was started and does not show the number of new postings. It does show the total number of postings - but not how many are new.

Both of these items would be very useful in determining if I want to read that thread or not. 

Thanks for all the work you do in providing this forum, I know how much is required and the effort it takes to make major changes.

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Hey @GolfSpy STUDque Sounds good. 

How about a BROKE 75 badge as I've had two 77's the last 2 weeks, its so close I can smell it lol

Plus 75 is also a big milestone even though its not a rounded 10 unit.

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Driver     Awaiting NEW Driver (after 10 yrs)  
4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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Thanks to all our mods for all of the hard (and mostly unnoticed) work you guys do to keep this the best forum in golf.  You guys are the real MVPs.

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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Twitter - @meovino
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