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    • New Members - A Quick BGO Tour

      First of all - Welcome!

      I thought I'd take a few minutes to give you some info on the site and also provide some direction on what we have to offer here and save you some bumbling and stumbling over your first weeks here.

      We always recommend that new members do a couple of things. First of all, if you haven't already done so, head over to the Introductions thread and tell us a little about yourself. We also ask you to take a moment and read What We're About. We're not your average messageboard and we expect a lot of our members.

      One thing you may find difficult to find is our list of Posting Rules. That's because we don't have a list of posting rules. It makes numbering them a lot easier The rules are 'treat other members with respect and civility, the same way you want to be treated'. That's it. One recent change - we closed our political forum. After years of trying to get folks to discuss political, religious, and controversial topics politely and respectfully, we decided that the inability of some to be able to do that was a general drag on the community. If you want to talk about those topics, there are lots of other places to do so.

      You may also find it useful to view our About Us page where you'll be introduced to the best internet messageboard staff in America.

      We have lots of forums here - but our two largest are obviously the 'Sons of Washington' forum where we discuss all-things-Redskins, and then our '5 O'Clock Club' forum for anything else you might want to share.
      We encourage you to always come to BGO via our 'Home' page. We update the homepage continuously with breaking Redskins news, articles, and blog entries. If you make a great post, don't be surprised to see it show up there. If you 'bookmark' the Forums page, you'll miss a lot of content and features highlighted on our Home page.

      One of the aspects of BGO that sets us apart from most other sites is our focus on member-produced content. Once you've been here for a bit and made some posts, you'll be able to start your own blog if that's something you've dreamed of doing. We'll be glad to help you get set up if you're interested. You can access new blog entries from the Blogs page, or via our collapsible sidebar that shows up on almost every page on BGO. The sidebar also shows new posts, new threads, recently 'liked' posts, and our most popular threads. We also highlight member talent by selecting 16 members every year to write a pre-game Blognostication before each regular season game. At the end of the season, we pick the best and/or most accurate prediction and the winner sports the prestigious 'Blognostications' avatar until someone else unseats them. Jugband McGillicuddy is our current champ!

      We have some great contests here at BGO! We run one of the best NFL Pickem contests anywhere - and certainly one of the most competitive. Our current champ is McD5. And this year we added a Survivor contest as well. It's not to late to join either of those contests. We also have BGO Fantasy Football leagues here although those are already up and running this year. Dead Money is our current reigning FF champion and sports the most sought after of all BGO avatars.

      There are a ton of features here on BGO that you won't find on those 'other sites'. We have an awesome Arcade with over 3000 games to choose from. We also have an Image Gallery where you can see tons of great Redskins photos, many taken by the madly talented BGO photographer Elephant. Or stop by our awesome Video Library to view classic and current videos of our beloved Burgundy and Gold.

      We like to see what the geographic footprint of our membership is, so we ask you to take a minute to add yourself to our Member Map.

      And by far, our most popular feature, are our BGO Chatrooms. Every gameday, you'll find a group of diehards gathered in our 'Fed Ex Field' chatroom to enjoy the game together. We invite you to join us on game day! You can access the chatrooms by clicking on the 'Chatrooms' button located on the chatbar at the bottom of your screen. You can also instant message and privately converse with other online members by clicking on the 'Who's Online' link and clicking on a member's name.

      If you like to access your favorite new forum via a phone or mobile device, we strongly encourage you to install the 'Tapatalk' app on your phone. You can browse the forums here without it, but the Tapatalk experience is really great and it will increase your enjoyment when surfing BGO on your mobile device.

      On our Home page, you'll find we have a Countdown Clock to help you keep track of the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until you can get your next Redskins fix. We also have links to our Schedule Page, our incredible (and growing) Redskins Media Guide Library, and some other great resources.

      We also invite you to join our Facebook Page and to follow us on Twitter so you can get instant alerts when anything exciting is going on with our Redskins or on BGO.

      There's lots more to know about BGObsession, but these are some of the highlights. If you decide you think the site is as wonderful as we do, we also encourage you to help us keep the lights on and improvements coming by becoming a BGO Premium Member. Our premium membership will allow you to view BGO ad-free while supporting the best Redskins community on the web. All premium membership and donated funds go directly to improving and maintaining the site.

      We are excited you've found our wonderful community. If there's anything we can help you with, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're glad you're here and HAIL!
      This article was originally published in forum thread: New Members - A Quick BGO Tour started by Boone View original post
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