Originally Posted by dougdirt
I am sure that some people did leave. But my question is, where did they go to talk Reds? There really isn't another place with nearly this many users that has anywhere near this kind of discussion.
Another thing that is being overlooked in my opinion, is the whole saber aspect of it all. These enlightening posts you talk about were happening, but we were also in the saber enlightenment era at the time as well. While there are still plenty of new things that are coming out, it isn't like it once was. Dips theories aren't coming out left and right these days. We, as a saber community, were taking giant leaps back then. Today, we are taking smaller and smaller steps as there is less "unknown" out there to truly "blow out of the water with new thinkings".
Then of course is the whole matter that our team is actually good now. We don't have 5-10 quality players. We have 27. We don't need 1500 word posts describing our plans for 10 levels of moves in order to get this team to be good like we did back then.
And finally, with winning comes more interest from fans. That brings in more people and with that, you are going to get more good and more bad posters. It is simple math.
I have found that when teams win the postings on forums go down. I am a moderator on Kentucky sports site. When UK wasn't winning much during Billy Gillispie days and the last couple of years of Tubby Smith, posting was an all time high. People just wanted to vent more than anything. When Calipari got there and they started winning most of their games the posting diminished considerably. Most people were satisfied and just didn't post as often or any at all. It's picked this season because they have lost a few more games than expected. Basically people like to moan and complain when the times aren't so good. So coming to a forum is a way tovent their anger. When times are good they are happy and decide to other things besides posting on a forum.
I think things have slowed down some on RZ. I don't know the numbers and am only guessing. But it doesn't seem as active since the Reds are pretty good now.