Re: The Future Section
I almost never vote. Probably because I almost never read the SunDeck. I don't know them, so I don't vote for them.
To be honest, I don't see the problem at all with how it is done now. I don't know all there is to know about baseball, but I find I am less interested in stats beyond OPS for hitters and WHIP for pitchers. For fielding, I use my eyes.
So what is a poster from the SunDeck going to tell me? just more noise as they quote the poster ahead of him/her agreeing/disagreeing. (Did it myself in the 2011 HOF thread). I'm not losing interest in RZ, but i want better conversation. I don't think new members necessarily lends to that. So the speed of new members entering, or lack thereof does not bother me a bit.
And why the rush to escape the SunDeck anyway? you get to a place where you can discuss this thing you love, you make friends, then you leave knowing most of them won't be joining you anytime soon. Yeah, there are some buffoons in there. ORG has a few too.
"don't end up with a grandson with a dog collar."