Irish Illustrated is now on

What does that mean for our readers? Here’s the rundown and how it impacts you.


What does that mean for our readers? Here’s the rundown and how it impacts you.

Q: Let’s cut to the chase, what does this mean for my subscription?

A: If you were a subscriber to Irish Illustrated on, your subscription will stay with But being part of the new Irish on is easy. You can click this link to sign up

If you’re more of a phone person, you can contact’s Customer Support at 888-501-5752 between 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. central time. They will be happy to help you with any membership questions.

Q: What happens to my subscription?

A: You will continue to be billed by until you call to cancel your subscription. Simply call customer support (1-866-2RIVALS) to find out when your subscription is up for renewal. Calling is the only way to cancel your subscription.

Q: Is the Irish Illustrated staff all moving to

A: Yes. Pete Sampson, Tim Prister, Jake Brown, Steve Hare, Jack Freeman and  Matt Cashore will all be making the move to Plus, we’ll be adding an additional team reporter in Tim O’Malley and another recruiting reporter in Anna Hickey. You were already getting the best staff covering Notre Dame. Now you’re getting more of them.

Q: Why did Irish Illustrated leave Rivals?

A: Simply put, you. After more than 10 years on the network it had become clear to us that and Yahoo! weren’t meeting the needs of our customers in technology or innovation. will do that with platform specific technology, more recruiting reporters in the field, mobile apps in development and a site redesign. We didn’t want to put our readers through another National Signing Day website crash like last year. We believe can deliver both a more stable and a more innovative experience for our readers.

Q: How much does it cost to sign up for a new membership with

A: Monthly membership = $9.95. Annual membership = $99.95

Login Information

Q: I signed up for a membership. Why can’t I access the premium stories and the message boards?

A: First, try logging out and logging back in. If this doesn’t work, make sure cookies are enabled and then log back in again. Click here for instructions on enabling cookies for Google Chrome (Mac & PC), Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari (Mac and iOS).

Q: Why am I asked to login every time I go to a new page?

A: You need to enable cookies. Click here for instructions on enabling cookies for Google Chrome (Mac & PC), Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari (Mac and iOS).

This usually clears up any log in issues:

Log off the site from all computers

Clear the browser cache.

Delete any temporary files

Delete the Scout cookies or all cookies


Log back in and see if that fixes it.

IF that does not you may want to temporarily disable any virus software or pop up blockers to see if they are causing the problem.

Check to make sure that you have cookies enables on your web browser.

How do I Enable Cookies and Disable Cookies? Here is a guide to check your cookie settings.

How do I clear my browsers cache? Here is guide to clearing out the cache.

Q: Can I contact the staff directly with questions?

A: Absolutely. We’re always on the clock for our readers, which is part of what’s made Irish Illustrated a great experience for our subscribers for the past decade.  Feel free to reach out to Pete Sampson ( or Jack Freeman ( with questions. We know this is a big change for not only our staff but also for our readers. We’re here to help our readers make the move. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Irish Illustrated on the network.

Billing Questions & Customer support

For billing or membership questions please call 1-888-501-5752 between 6:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Pacific Time (9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Eastern Time), Monday through Friday.

Forgotten Password

For your account security, we do not provide account information via email. However, you can retrieve a reset code from the "Sign In" screen via the "Can't remember your password?" link on that page.

To do so, simply go here now

My Profile/My Account

You can review all aspects of your account including subscriptions, billing details, and account profile information via the "My Profile" menu displayed at the top right of the site. (Note: you need to be signed in to view the "My Profile" menu.)

or simply go here now

What’s the best view to experience the new mobile friendly forums?

We highly suggest viewing the mobile friendly boards in either “Preview” or “List” view. To change your format out of Thread view go to the Menu drop down and select “My Profile”.  Under “Additional Properties” select “Edit” next to the “Topic View” .  You can now change to either “Preview” or “List” view.  Select the green check box to save your changes.

How do I embed a Tweet?

Simply paste the Twitter URL into the field and post!  The new forums will automatically take the URL and turn it into a Twitter card.  Make sure you’re pasting the actual Tweet and not the person's profile.

How do I embed a YouTube video?

Instead of messing with messy embed code, simply cut and paste the YouTube video URL in the body and post.  The new forums will automatically take the URL and embed the YouTube video for you.  

How do I post a link?

Copy and paste the URL of the page you wish to link and post it into the body of your message. The new Scout forums will automatically convert the raw URL into an active link.  There’s no need to use the WYSIWYG or HTML to create activate a link.

How do I hyperlink text?

Highlight the text you wish to link, select the link icon in the WYSIWYG. In the popover, paste the landing page full URL in the “URL” field, select your “Target” (we suggest ‘New window”) and click “OK”.   Once you’re message is complete, click “Post”.

How do I add an image into my post?
There are two easy ways to do so. Either copy and paste the URL for the image from web (.jpg, .gif, .png) or copy and paste the image.  Make sure the image is hosted on the web and not on your mobile device or computer.    

How do I share a thread?

You can share a thread on Facebook, Twitter or email by selecting one of the share tool options located below your “Menu” drop down in full browser view or by selecting the “Share” option locked to the lower right hand corner of your screen in mobile or tablet.

How do I go back to the old Classic forums?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link “Switch theme to classic forum”.  As long as your cookies are enabled, we’ll remember to keep you in the classic forums.

How do I go back to the mobile friendly forums from the Classic view?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link “Switch theme to new forum”.

Where are the breadcrumbs in mobile view?

In the upper left hand corner, look for the breadcrumb drop down just below the header and ad.

How do I update my avatar?

Select the Menu drop down in the upper right corner of the page and select “My Profile”. Select the “Edit” button underneath your avatar.   Select “Choose File” to upload a .jpg or .png image from your device.  Please make sure your image is under 1MB.  

Where’s my inbox?

You’re inbox is now tucked away nicely under “Menu” in the upper right hand corner.  Click “Menu” and find the link to “Inbox”

What happen to Quick Reply?  

We’ve removed quick reply for the initial release until we have an easy to use mobile friendly version of it available. To reply to a topic, simply click the “Reply” button.

Where is the WYSIWYG when viewing on mobile?

To lighten the load and reduce the clutter of your mobile experience, we’ve removed the WYSIWYG from the mobile forums experience.

Where did the avatars go on mobile?

Avatars do not render on mobile devices.  The goal is speed, speed, speed for mobile devices and loading avatars adds unnecessary weight to the page load.

I’m having issues seeing the forums, help!

Please visit and select the “Send Browser Details to Scout Support” button in the lower left hand corner.  You may also visit our “Contact Us” page by clicking the “Contact” link in the footer. Please submit your browser support reference number with your submission.

Change the layout of the board to thread view

Thread view lists every post in outline form, so that you can mouse over any post and see a preview.

List view allows you to see only the title of each thread, saving screen space, and also allows you to go directly to any page in a multi-page thread. 

You may want to try both to decide which you like better.

To change from one to the other:

1. Find the dropdown menu box called My Menu in the upper right, right below the 7-Day Free Trial offer box.

2. Click on My Profile.

3. Click on Edit My Profile.

4. Under the Topic View dropdown box, select Thread View or List View.

Voila, you are done. Top Stories