Originally Posted by M2
Allow me to exaggerate to make a point here, where are the good ones?
I'm not saying they're not joining, but the board isn't getting anywhere near enough good posts. I'd also be interested in seeing annual posting stats from various years. My sense is the ORG used to be more active with a larger number of people posting on a regular basis (however, I recognize that could be wrong). It certainly had a wider, more colorful variety of people posting on it.
Again, I am not criticizing the board, but isn't it possible that the barrier to enter the ORG has now made it not worthwhile for new posters to try to get in?
I mean, a newbie poster could only interact with the people that could vote for him in the minor league forum (and maybe nonbaseball talk).
What if a newbie poster isn't a hardcore minor league guy?
He languishes in the Sundeck forever.
Heck, there's one person in the Sundeck (I will not mention his name) that did something politcially incorrect about maybe 5 years ago? People still hold grudges for that.. I'm not even sure if he's still here or not, but I remember it being brought up in his vote.
I think with the barrier to the ORG lower, we will get an influx of new posters. I am excited about this change.
I miss a lot of the old posters too. Not sure why they are less active, but people change in life. Only so much can be talked about on a Reds forum.
Walt is an awesome GM, but he doesn't juggle the roster on a weekly basis like Bowden and Wayne did. Less fodder for discussion.