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    Quick observation

    Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the amount of posting activity seems to be way down since the change. At least in the SunDeck area, I haven't paid much attention to ORG other than browsing a few threads.

    Are that many people upset over it? Is it just because they've lost hope in the team?

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    Re: Quick observation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    Are that many people upset over it? Is it just because they've lost hope in the team?
    I have to believe its alittle bit of both. I also have to say people aren't upset over the change, mainly over how some people are stating the reason's for it. They turned it pretty personal, like it was a small hand-full of people when it was problems and events over a span of time, some older members and alot of newer members.

    Oh well eh?

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    Re: Quick observation

    The Sun Deck has deteriorated quite a bit since the change. The number that is viewing the forum at any one time has been pretty low. Just not the forum it was.

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    Re: Quick observation

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    The Sun Deck has deteriorated quite a bit since the change. The number that is viewing the forum at any one time has been pretty low. Just not the forum it was.
    Maybe they've scared off the rif-raf? Oh wait I'm still here!

    And the quality of posting has gotten worse with the constant "Dunn sucks" post's again. This is getting old on an all new level.
    Last edited by Dracodave; 05-24-2007 at 11:40 PM.
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    Re: Quick observation

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    The Sun Deck has deteriorated quite a bit since the change. The number that is viewing the forum at any one time has been pretty low. Just not the forum it was.
    For the record, it's been a trend for quite a while now, even before the changes, that there were usually 2 to 3 times as many people viewing ORG than were viewing RedsLive.
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    Re: Quick observation

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    For the record, it's been a trend for quite a while now, even before the changes, that there were usually 2 to 3 times as many people viewing ORG than were viewing RedsLive.
    I've been noticing that too, but the disparity has gotten much wider since the change (though I don't have stats to back that up). I wonder, and correct me if I'm wrong) if it has something to do with ORG members not being able to post in the SD. Why read if you can't respond? Don't get me wrong, I completely understand Boss and GIK's wish/belief that the ORG is Redszone. It makes perfect sense to me, but I think if this trend continues we're not likely to see many nominations once the initial surge goes away.

    I'll also echo the sentiments of others that the quality on the SD has taken a downward turn lately, but that could be because it's just so much more easy to see the bad without all the good. I think a lot of good posters that didn't have ORG access before are staying away until they can cool off (though I don't completely understand why they're so angry in the first place). I'm going to stick it out and see what happens. If nothing else, I'll have a giggle sorting through the pile of you suck, he sucks, we all suck posts.
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    Re: Quick observation

    If it's not the forum it once was, it seems to me to be a real opportunity to stand out. If a poster got lost in the crowd before, now he/she should be able to be noticed much more easily.

    That's one of the main reasons for the split.
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    Re: Quick observation

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    If it's not the forum it once was, it seems to me to be a real opportunity to stand out. If a poster got lost in the crowd before, now he/she should be able to be noticed much more easily.

    That's one of the main reasons for the split.
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    I know I happened to glance on the number of posters on the two reds boards last night.They were 44 posters on ORG and only 9 on sun deck!!! Right now theres 57 on ORG and only 16 on SD,so yes it looks like alot as left.Me,Dave,Jimbo,and HumnHilghtFreel will hold down the fort thow
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    Re: Quick observation

    Quote Originally Posted by WVPacman View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
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    Re: Quick observation

    The reason there is always more viewing ORG is the guests. Like right now there are 23 viewing ORG, 3 members and 20 guests. While there are only 4 viewing SD, they are all members. I don't post much b/c there's nothing to say. We suck.

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    Re: Quick observation

    Quote Originally Posted by kyred14 View Post
    I don't post much b/c there's nothing to say. We suck.
    For me personally the changes to the site have come at the worst possible time...my job has entered a 6 week hi-intensity phase which limits my ability to post and interact, so I fear a "lack of daily posting" to be a deterrent as others vote on me if I apply (so I've chosen to wait, don't know if that's a good choice or not)...

    Next, the team is simply awful and what exactly can I say that will change that???...I've made my opinion well-known that I try to avoid particularly vitriolic threads and topics due to my desire for rooting for the Reds to be a positive release in my life...not a lot of positives going on right now (though I am positive that right now the Reds really are bad! )

    And saying this to offend no one (but I'm sure I'll be unable to do so) but the majority of threads I enjoyed participating in were ORG threads which seemingly offered great statistical/strategical debate (often that I disagreed with but participation in was interesting)...and there's a heck of a big difference between "playing in the game" and simply "buying tickets"....

    Every day of the year since I became internet-saavy in the 90's I follow the Reds from my peninsular hideout in Florida by clicking on the Enquirer, Post and DDN....once I found RZ a year ago it's the 4th place I go on a daily basis and that will never change...

    But this has been a lousy week with the changes on the site and maybe the worst homestand in the history of the franchise...Iwonder what the RZ would've been like during the '82 season???


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    Re: Quick observation

    In a sense, the SD is a "new" Reds message board. Unfortunately, entering the third month of a season isn't the optimal time to start up a baseball board, especially when the team that is the subject of said board is performing like the Reds. Unless the team picks it up a few notches, the SD may remain relatively quiet for the next few months, but you can bet that things will get very lively around the first Monday in April 2008. And hey, quiet isn't always bad. Some of my favorite conversations on this board have taken place in years past in the middle of the winter, when you could find parking at the door here about any day of the week.

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    Re: Quick observation

    I'll also echo the sentiments of others that the quality on the SD has taken a downward turn lately, but that could be because it's just so much more easy to see the bad without all the good. I think a lot of good posters that didn't have ORG access before are staying away until they can cool off
    That may be, but the sundeck has also lost several ORG members who primarily posted in RL. That's by design.

    Rightly or wrongly (and from the mods pov it's wrongly) I don't spend near the time reading the sundeck that I did in RL, simply because I'm not allowed to contribute there.
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