Good morning PLANET EARTH

bingofuel
October 03 2009 01:28AM

No doubt you've noticed some changes around here. Yeah, this is has been sometime in the making. We had to enslave an entire wing of the local library to find the nerd-power necessary to get this far. And on top of that, we had to buy majority shares in Jolt Cola to make sure everything launched on time.

This was all Wanye's idea. And when I asked him to help test the site tonight, he just yelled, "IHAVETOGOTOPOKER!"

So I tested it — along with developer boy-genius Jeffu.

And we registered and re-registered on the new sites. Until it was perfect**.

And when we phoned Wanye to tell him we were live, all he had to say from his poker game was, "What the f&*$?! What time is it? Holy crap, it took forever! You poor bastards working through the night..." 

This was said in between loud cursing and the sounds of breaking glass.

But as sure as the sun rises, so do we... Ahem. I didn't mean for it to sound like that.

Welcome to the dawn of a new Nation (or Army depending on your timezone).

We'll be rolling out new features (and importing our old content) over the next little while, so stay tuned. In the meantime, register, comment and enjoy the sexy new look.

** I was joking about perfect. It's still something of a work in progress. If you find any bugs, email them to bingofuel@oilersnation.com. Oh yeah, we have real email addresses now.

More on that after I finish this mickey of cough medicine and pass-out in the kitchen.

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Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#1 Charlie
October 03 2009, 03:27AM
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AWESOME. Nicely done boys.

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#2 Nail and Nuge
October 03 2009, 03:45AM
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That's some nice work boys. The site looks great. The writing and presentation on this site rivals any main stream journalistic or board discussing Oilers Hockey.

Oh, and I agree that the Oil miss the dance again this year, but may well find something for next.

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#3 JRyanMac
October 03 2009, 05:16AM
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Dang son...she's a dandy for sure! Nice work Gentlemen and Cyborg!

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#4 GSC
October 03 2009, 05:56AM
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that picture = EPIC WIN

F'ing Awesome, gents. Well done.

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#5 cableguy
October 03 2009, 05:56AM
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lookin' good.

~so good, i still cant find an edit button~

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#6 Dustin Terpstra
October 03 2009, 07:01AM
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Hey way to go guys it looks great!! First thing I did was sign up. Keep up the good work. (Also in the goat and star section you should make it so you cant change your choices after putting them in lol)

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#7 blacksack
October 03 2009, 07:04AM
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New site is very sweet

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#8 Joe Joe
October 03 2009, 07:46AM
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Wow

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#9 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
October 03 2009, 07:57AM
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ohh, i am now a citizen of the nation!

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#10 Travis Dakin
October 03 2009, 08:06AM
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Oh man you should really warn a guy this early in the morning. It's like you bursted into the room and turned light on instead of gently nudging me awake.

I'm glad to be awake though! I like this place.

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#11 Citizen Alpha
October 03 2009, 08:23AM
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cableguy wrote:

lookin' good.

~so good, i still cant find an edit button~

Editing comments is one of the many features we have planned, but it just couldn't make it in time for the initial site re-launch.

Expect it to be rolled out in the next while here!

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#12 Dyckster
October 03 2009, 08:45AM
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Well done ON!

Now if our mighty Oilers can perform as well as your technogeeks we're in for a great season.

Bingofuel, can you take a faceoff?

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#13 Petr Klima
October 03 2009, 08:49AM
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Good work boys! Flamers are toast tonite!!

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#14 Clangger
October 03 2009, 08:56AM
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I've been reading here all summer. The season starts tonight and I have just become a citizen of the nation. It just doesn't get any better than this!

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#15 Samwise
October 03 2009, 09:00AM
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Well done boys! New season tonight, new website in the morning... A win and we have the makings of a perfect day.

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#16 Clangger
October 03 2009, 09:11AM
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I guess I was wrong when I said it doesn't get much better. I just bought my ticket to the game tonight! Season Opener woohoo!!

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#17 fiveandagame
October 03 2009, 09:12AM
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OMG... What a way to start a saturday morning. In my hung overness I thought I was dreaming, then I thought Wayne must have broke the nation in a drunken tirade... When my blurry blood shot eyes cleared, it revealed this... the celestine chapel of web sites related to the Oilers.

Well done artists of the interwebs

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#18 thebige57
October 03 2009, 09:23AM
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Wow, good looking site.

Now if the Oiles can get some ice girls........

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#19 Greg MC
October 03 2009, 09:24AM
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Big upgrade boys, and girl!

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#20 RossCreek
October 03 2009, 09:37AM
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How long was I passed out for? Did the Flames make the playoffs? Oil?

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#21 ColmCanada
October 03 2009, 09:38AM
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Nice one. Like the new look. Here's to a season of well-hydrated elderly goalies and overachieving midgets.

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#22 RossCreek
October 03 2009, 09:38AM
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I can't see my comments! I can't see any comments!

Oh... and me thinky me did see a sneak peak yesterday ;-)

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#23 Douggy
October 03 2009, 09:40AM
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epic site! love the new look guys!

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#24 RossCreek
October 03 2009, 09:44AM
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Where's the link to the 'other' Nation.

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#25 thoraxe
October 03 2009, 09:54AM
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@RossCreek

that "little" nations significance registers on the radar in due course

couple more months maybe :-))

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#26 RossCreek
October 03 2009, 10:04AM
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Round-table NHL preview on The Team 1260 now (10-2) -Dustin Nielson -Kyle Chase -Corey Graham -Wil THE THRILL Fraser

featuring Bob MacKenzie...

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#27 Champ
October 03 2009, 10:23AM
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Great site! I wish I had an email address that was ____@oilersnation.com! I looked at the wallpaper. Laughed so hard when I read: "Options: 1. Right-click on the size of your choosing and hit 'Save As' to download for free. (recommended) 2. Send $5000.00 to OilersNation.com and have your wallpaper mailed out on a 3.5" floppy." When can I give you my credit card number?

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#28 Costanza
October 03 2009, 10:30AM
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Looks Good!

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#29 RossCreek
October 03 2009, 10:32AM
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Rob Schremp #13 on the Island.

For 13th forward?

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#30 Eric Johnson
October 03 2009, 10:37AM
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Check out the Avatar picture of Messier with Gary Coleman!

The best part is Messier is drinking beer in the locker room.

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#31 Eric Johnson
October 03 2009, 10:42AM
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RossCreek wrote:

Rob Schremp #13 on the Island.

For 13th forward?

For his sake I hope he gets to play, and I hope he does well.... just not too well.

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#32 RossCreek
October 03 2009, 11:00AM
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YOUNG BUCK Accident http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqSeETBY-pc&feature=player_embedded

LOL

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#33 Ambassador humantorch
October 03 2009, 11:05AM
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Whoa! Love the new digs, kids!

Also, the Oilers will mudhole stomp the Flames by 37 goals tonight. Book it.

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#34 GLoKz0r
October 03 2009, 11:21AM
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Dig the new look.

I must plead with you though. Please oh please, make a mobile version of your site. I spend a lot of my days on the go, and if not for my trusty iPhone, I wouldn't be able to waste countless hours of my day browsing the Nation.

It'd be nice to be able to hit it up and get a nice, fitted page with big buttons and all that.

Pretty please?

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#35 The Menacer
October 03 2009, 11:32AM
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Site looks great! Hope the Oilers have this nice a start to the season. Go Oilers! 5-1 tonight.

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#36 VicOiler
October 03 2009, 11:35AM
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Like the new site. Now on to the GAME !!!

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#37 RossCreekNation
October 03 2009, 11:59AM
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T minus 8 hours.

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#38 Chamucks Deluxe
October 03 2009, 12:20PM
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Yaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!

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#39 Chamucks Deluxe
October 03 2009, 12:23PM
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Sucks to be all you peeps who didn't put spaces in your name thinking you couldn't put spaces in your name so you forgot about putting spaces in your name whilst I have a single space in my name.

......booyah.

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#40 Librarian Mike
October 03 2009, 12:28PM
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Hey, this looks nice! Well done, fellas!

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#41 Eric Johnson
October 03 2009, 12:43PM
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Chamucks Deluxe wrote:

Sucks to be all you peeps who didn't put spaces in your name thinking you couldn't put spaces in your name so you forgot about putting spaces in your name whilst I have a single space in my name.

......booyah.

bastard!

*hangs head in shame*

I feel like such a Calgary Flame... you know, like a loser.

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#42 RossCreekNation
October 03 2009, 12:48PM
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Why does my cel phone show comments that have been goin on all morning from the copper & blue Brownlee post but my computer shows 7 comments total?

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#43 RossCreekNation
October 03 2009, 12:50PM
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@Chamucks Deluxe

My name IS RossCreek, not Ross Creek. Isn't it cool to have a capital letter in the middle of your name?

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#44 David S
October 03 2009, 12:52PM
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Aaaaannndd..we're back. Little bit of site burp there. Nice update there boys. Please put a burner on the blog roll. Maybe looks like you'll have to add the JAG site to that list too.

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#45 freeze
October 03 2009, 12:52PM
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Congrats boys!!! GO OILERS!!!

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#46 Skidplate
October 03 2009, 12:54PM
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Gotta love the new site. Looks great giggity, giggity.

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#47 zigster
October 03 2009, 12:54PM
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Hey boys!

Site looks great,

one quick thing that I think just slipped through the cracks is at the top it says Wins Losses and OT Wins... I think it should say OT losses :)

Other than that, great job!

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#48 Travis Dakin
October 03 2009, 12:55PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

Why does my cel phone show comments that have been goin on all morning from the copper & blue Brownlee post but my computer shows 7 comments total?

I'm hoping it's just my computer at work rejecting the Nation because this site is just screwed on my comp right now. Everything is showing written by bingofuel. I can only see a couple comments on each article. I can't register as a member od the Nation.... I can't drink until I go home.

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#49 Skidplate
October 03 2009, 12:57PM
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I miss the Ford ad's...:(

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#50 Freezing Weather Fan
October 03 2009, 12:57PM
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Looks good guys! I've been reading since August, but now the new sites giving me the inspiration to sign up. Let's hope it's a damn good season for the Oil! I might have to check out this home for the Oilers Nation tonight to watch the game.

@Chamucks Deluxe

Fail. If people click on the my account button, they can edit their display name, and if they choose they can add a space.

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