FANCOM is the online football community that players and fans have long been waiting for. The place where great players, fans and any anyone that loves the game amalgamate for the purpose of discussing and debating everything about this great game in a monitored and secure environment free of trolling, profanity, spam and general nonsense that have plagued social media sites for too long.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
1. WE CHOOSE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
The downfall of every social media site or online community has been the sacrifice of quality in order to achieve quantity. More page views equals more money. Ask Twitter how that philosophy is working out for them.
We created a different philosophy by choosing quality over quantity. We believe that focusing on high quality users and content will bring forth the millions of fans that have otherwise given up on trying to find a home.
The result will be a vibrant and energetic community that will create great levels of discussion and debates amongst our players and true fans. Make no mistake about it, the discussion and debates over teams, players, trades, referees, the draft and free agency is going to be real – but it will be something we can all be proud of. A place where we won’t be afraid to have our children, families and colleagues visit.
Does it sound like a pipe dream? Here’s the good news … we’re using a proven platform with 10 years of history and success behind it.
2. A REAL TROLL CONTROL SYSTEM
A philosophy of Quality over Quantity doesn’t work, if you don’t back it up with a real system.
FANCOM has implemented a three-step monitoring system comprised of content scanning technology, member activity algorithms and the first ever user reputation system that provides you with the ability to become a super user with the exact same moderating abilities as our own staff. As the site grows, it actually gets more secure!
The entire system is predicated on our very simple but strict 6 Rules of Use.
3. FANCOM IS STRUCTURED AROUND TEAMS, NOT PLAYERS
Football is a team sport. Fans love their teams and then everything else within their teams, especially the players. Unfortunately, all social media sites are structured around individual player accounts that have little to no connection between them, making deep conversations impossible.
FANCOM is structured around teams. We have 32 “Team HUBS”. Within each Team HUB, you will find 3 players with significant ties to the team who will be providing expert (we’ve had enough of experts) real, no holds barred commentary about their teams, as well as, answers to fan questions.
The result? Discussion and debates over teams, players, trades, referees, the draft, free agency or any other important topic will be deep and engaging … and no limits to 140 characters (Sorry Twitter).
4. OUR PLAYERS ARE OWNERS AND CARE ABOUT THE FAN EXPERIENCE
We never understood why social media platforms failed to provide players with a vested interest in their success. The players spilled blood, sweat and tears to gain their fan bases – yet social media platforms were the only ones that benefitted from the traffic created by the fans. It just doesn’t make sense.
FANCOM players share in the ownership and income of our platform, so they have a vested interest in making sure the fan experience is a great one.
We believe there’s a better way to communicate online. A way in which good, smart and real fans can discuss without being bullied, or debate without being insulted. A place where players can feel free to share their knowledge, without being trolled.
A place where players and fans can truly connect.
This is FANCOM.