Echoes wrote:How am I surprised?
Talking about Bore and about Pharmstrong and Contadull, 8 days a week, 365 days a years, it must be boring at the end.
90% of CN posters actually don't like cycling, I've always said it.
Cyivel wrote:I love you.
Boeing wrote:It's a smart tactic after all H so props for that. singling out one posers name gets you in detention. Starting a reply "you people" doesn't. but same intention...genius really. wish I thought of it.
as for the OP OT. there is nothing like a little George Hincape LA love to fuel this forum again.
ebandit wrote:bro killed it................posting so much
python wrote:perhaps this forum is not so much dying of natural causes , as it may have... suicidal tendencies ?
i mean, why would scores and scores of regular not suspended posters, not due to their own computer issues, have persistent problems to log in ?
in the last year or so, i personally had at least 4 incidents when i could not log in. many, who did not walk away entirely, posted the same concern...
at different times i have been a member of about 10 different forums and as many private sites requiring to log in...never i had a as many problems as i had logging on to the cn forums.. when a site was due to go 'off air' due to maintenance or any other issues, it would normally be posted in advance or a redirect message would make everything clear.
not the case with the cn. you just get cut off with some meaningless error message.
sometimes you get lucky to read a post by a good-doer about a work around. but almost never a considered response from the cn it. here i have to give credit to some cn staff for being responsive to emails and messages about the problem.
i am stunned by the cn attitude to this normally small problem
a suicidal negligence, to say the least.
well jv is apparently top three in the list of those who brought down lance -
hiero2 wrote:Meh. Fools.
Listen - and learn. The forums will not die. Why not? Because there is sufficient NEW influx to replace OLD die-off. So, usage stats will remain appox the same, year to year.
So, how does this fit with YOUR observation that some influential, insider, big-name, whatever posters have left? Well, if you are correct, it means the forums COULD be much bigger than they are.
DO NOT confuse the circumstances thus far described with what has happened historically. Because of the historical sequence of events - with so much stuff covered-up or attempted to be covered-up - the revelations of this forum had an unusual impact on RL events. But, the situation has shifted. Today, the speculations of The Clinic are exactly that: speculations. Not revelations, which is what they were. Revelations masquerading as speculation.
The logical and rational conclusion is not that the forum has decreased in influence, but that the information imparted has decreased in power. The information imparted can not be validated or verified - it is speculative. When, and IF, the data gains validation, the forum information will again become an influential source. But, failing said validation - well - fail.
On the other hand, have posters abandoned this forum? No question, yes. Does that reduce the activity? Eh, no. I think this is due to the connection of the forum to a major cycling news source. So, it is the neighborhood. You won't see any LESS traffic - just because the forum is in a traffic crossroads/intersection. What could happen is that the intersection COULD see much MORE traffic if it were managed appropriately.
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