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Lions247 and 247Sports now offers text alerts to all annual subscribers.
Here's how you get started and begin receiving text alerts from 247Sports (665-55).
If you are an active ANNUAL subscriber to Lions247, get text alerts by the following steps:
#1. Click on the "My Account" link located at the top right in your home site horizontal navigation strip.
#2. Enter your "username" and "password" to verify your account.
#3. Click on the "Alerts" link located in the horizontal nav under "Settings"
#4. Enter your active mobile number where you would like to receive the text alerts.
#5. Check the box indicating which specific alerts you wish to receive. Example: Lions247, Penn State Football
#6. Click "Save"
If you are an active MONTHLY subscriber to Lions247, get text alerts by the following steps:
#1. First, you will need to UPGRADE your monthly subscription to an ANNUAL subscription.
#2. Click the "Upgrade" link/tab located at the top right of the site. The upgrade box is marked in green.
#3. Upgrade your account.
#4. After completing the Upgrade process, you will need to sign up for text alerts.
#5. Click on the "Alerts" link located in the horizontal nav under "Settings" (Located in the "My Accounts" section: See above)
#6. Enter your active mobile number where you would like to receive text alerts.
#7. Check the box indicating which specific alerts you wish to receive. Example: Lions247, Penn State Football
#8. Click "Save"
Remember, Text Alerts are available only to Annual subscribers to Lions247 and 247Sports.
NEXT PHASE: Text Alerts 2.0
Although Text Alerts are only available to ANNUAL members, in the near future Lions247/247Sports members will be able to earn free text alert services through various methods. Users can get free text alerts by consecutive months of service (applicable to monthly members), user ratings and reputations, posting on the message boards and referring members to Lions247. All of these services are expected to be added once our engineers complete the rewrite of the user management and reputations system which is expected during Q1 2013.
TEXT ALERT PROTOCOL: What to expect.
Major Breaking News
-New Hire in athletics
-New Starter Named
-Select recruiting news items (cancels visit, etc.)
-Gametime, TV announced
-Next game info (hoops, baseball tournaments)
-Letter of Intents (signing day- every 4-5 confirmed)
-Site announcements (new staff member, etc.)
-Stats after every quarter (football)
-Score after every quarter (football)
-Stats at half (basketball)
-Score at half (basketball)
-Stats at end of game (basketball)
-Score at end of game (basketball
-Because of mobile site, you can use links to articles to supplement news items or for a hot story. Use this selectively.
-Good to link things like The S Zone, commitments, etc.
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
great marketing ploy.
just got me to realize I wasnt an annual member and subsequently upgrade
Thanks Andrew for the update
I'm sure a lot of people (who aren't me) will appreciate this.
What I'd like to know is when are we going to get quote box functionality. Using
to put quotes into a quote box like [b][/b] and [i][/i] put stuff in bold and italics.
Side note: wonder if we've gotten underlining yet. [u]Test[/u]
This post was edited by psubills62 18 months ago
Also, having buttons to automatically do that for us would be nice to have.
That won't happen until the tech team re-writes the code for all of the message boards, which won't be during the season - mostly to avoid any extended period of time where the board is down to work out bugs. So I wouldn't expect it in the near future.
This post was edited by Andrew Dzurita 18 months ago
For me, quote boxes are as essential to message boarding as bolding and italicizing. Blech. I came from boards that used vbulletin, and thought that a new format like this (not sure what is used as the base) would have even more options.
I'll be in my corner...waiting.
I signed up 2 days ago. I haven't gotten anything yet, not even a confirmation. Has it been quiet or did I screw something up (quite possible with my technical ignorance)
It's been quiet for me ... maybe we will get a text when the S-Zone launches?
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It would be cool if we choose what texts we get. Game scores are redundant, but I'd like to keep getting breaking news stuff.
EDIT: didn't mean to come off dick-ish, which I think I did. And Pat has a better answer anyway.
Eventually we'll have the ability for users to filter which type of alerts they want.
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Sounds good Pat.
if somebody has a technical problem with this - who can we email? I'm not sure it's working unless you've not sent out any text messages in the last week.
The last text sent out was yesterday about Gerald Hodges being named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. There have only been four text messages sent out since it was introduced.
I'll be able to help out if you haven't received any alerts and have signed up. I'll be able to verify through our provider.
We've had a handful of users sign up for alerts since Tuesday, but one site we're still behind in total numbers is the Virginia site, Wahoos247 so if you haven't taken advantage of this service, now is the time to sign up.
Pat - I signed up but nothing has come through
Great news. I want the recruiting texts, but I'd prefer to not get in-game alerts, as I sometimes have to DVR the games.
I didnt see any privacy agreement. What else will our numbers be used for? Will they be sold to telemarketers, etc?
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