Re: Important: Merging of the Baseball Forums
I agree that the content has become progressively less interesting-but that's a personal opinion that others could obviously legitimately not share. Concerning a mass exodus from the board, there really hasn't been a legion of posters leaving since the rep system went away. There have been a small minority of vocal voices that have largely quit posting for whatever reasons including those that had no choice in leaving redszone.
The flavor of redszone has changed, surely. But it's not like hundreds of active voices have left. A relatively small percentage of people have matriculated to other things and its no longer the cozy group of regulars that enjoyed the pub when it opened that currently haunt the bar stools.
ERA and Winshares have been replaced by discussions about defensive independent metrics and WAR. But really, what this place is missing is the good old fashioned arguments/debates that sent you running to a dusty book or the inner bowels of the baseball net to check facts and come back smarter for it. Redszone, always a content driven site, is a bit stale. We need some jalepenos or something.
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