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#11609806 - 05/18/16 08:28 AM Bass Club Websites
obsessive Offline
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Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 558
Loc: Irving, Tx
As a software developer I can't help but cringe when I look at bass club websites. Its not exactly the designs, which aren't great but I'm no artist so I can't complain, but the amount of seemingly static content that is on the pages. It looks to me like each of the clubs have someone manually editing html every single month and uploading it to a web server. This seems super tedious to me and is surely error prone and frustrating. I had envisioned writing was a site where you could add teams/members and tournament results easily and have the site keep track of all your standings. Most of the club websites have pretty much the same components... home page, news, by laws, standings, forum, pictures. Would there be any interest from bass clubs in me writing a service that was maybe cookie cutter at first, but would grow over time to be more customizable to host these common components for say $15-20/mo? I could also just expose the standings part to your site so you could keep your site but grab the standings data from my server.
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#11609846 - 05/18/16 08:45 AM Re: Bass Club Websites [Re: obsessive]
ba$$fan Offline
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Registered: 02/08/07
Posts: 1460
Loc: Aledo, TX
Agree with all your thoughts. A lot of what you are describing can be accomplished on this recently released site: www.weighfish.com

Check it out sometime, I'd like to get more of your thoughts. I might PM you later, have to get to work now.

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#11609871 - 05/18/16 08:58 AM Re: Bass Club Websites [Re: ba$$fan]
obsessive Offline
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Registered: 03/02/11
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Loc: Irving, Tx
Originally Posted By: ba$$fan
Agree with all your thoughts. A lot of what you are describing can be accomplished on this recently released site: www.weighfish.com

Check it out sometime, I'd like to get more of your thoughts. I might PM you later, have to get to work now.


Thanks for showing me this. I was looking for a competing service but couldn't find one.

Here are my thoughts...
1. I don't see a pricing page so is this a free service?
2. The site is clean and simple (which I like) which most bass club sites are not.
3. I think there might still be room for a more white label bass club website provider. This site seems more social which is not a bad thing but some people like to be white labeled.
4. Each page you click on takes like 4-5seconds to load which to me is totally unacceptable. I'm sure they would be able to fix that if it got complained about enough.
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#11610007 - 05/18/16 09:47 AM Re: Bass Club Websites [Re: obsessive]
jlp1 Offline
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Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 281
Loc: Garland
I just checked the Weighfish.com website under FAQ and you can use this service free unless you have a large tournament (not clear on "large").

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#11610495 - 05/18/16 12:48 PM Re: Bass Club Websites [Re: jlp1]
obsessive Offline
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Registered: 03/02/11
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Loc: Irving, Tx
Originally Posted By: jlp1
I just checked the Weighfish.com website under FAQ and you can use this service free unless you have a large tournament (not clear on "large").


Looks like 30 entrants. I wonder how much it costs at that point?

Has anyone here used this service? Any thoughts?
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#11611443 - 05/18/16 08:20 PM Re: Bass Club Websites [Re: obsessive]
TtownBassDude Offline
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Registered: 05/31/10
Posts: 782
I make websites and have made many fishing company sites =). Let me know if you need something. www.55films.com

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