Welcome to the new At the Hive. As many of you probably know because you asked me about it a million times in various comment sections, At The Hive is its own independent entity now. We’re going to do our best to continue to provide Charlotte Hornets related content on an Internet that is usually devoid of such places while maintaining the community that you all made the best place to talk about Hornets basketball.
I want to take this new beginning as a chance to reinvent what we do on At the Hive to an extent. We’re going to make our draft coverage more consistently accessible for those of you that want to focus on that throughout the course of the season. We’re going to add video to the podcasts (for better or worse) so we can be more engaging when we’re talking about the Hornets. We’ll do recaps more succinctly and with more of an emphasis on analysis instead of summarization. There will surely be changes to the site as we rebuild it from the ground up. And that’s where all of you come in.
I want this to be a place that Hornets fans and basketball fans in general frequent for content and for interaction. That means I’ll always be looking for feedback as to what you all want to see added or improved on the site. I’ve spent a lot of time looking into different commenting platforms so we can retain and expand the community we had on the old version of the site, because that’s what made At The Hive as great as it was and as great as it will continue to be. I hope you all can be patient as we find out what does and doesn’t work on this new iteration of the site. I’m confident we’ll find our stride before long.
There are a few different ways you can participate in the community:
- There is a standard log in button in the main site menu where you can log in/create an account on the site. It’s got some rudimentary profile stuff you can personalize once you make an account.
- If you aren’t signed in with a site account, you can log into the commenting platform using your Twitter, Facebook, or Google account. You’ll see those buttons at the top of each comment thread if you’re not actively signed in.
- You can comment as a guest if you’re not signed in anywhere. It’ll ask you for information and if you provide the email address of an active account, it should post that comment as that account.
Surely all of those things will work perfectly out of the box.
But anyway, again, welcome to the new At The Hive. Let’s keep this train running. The Hornets are heading towards probably the most important offseason in recent memory, and we’ll be here to provide news and analysis every step in the way while providing a platform for fans to talk about it.
If you guys want to contribute financially, there’s a place at the bottom of the site where you can set up a one time or recurring donation. The site will always be free for all, so it’ll be dependent on the generosity and kindness of the community to make it financially viable. I can never say thank you enough to anyone who does decide to donate. And I give equal thanks to everyone that simply visits the site.