Is this forum quieter these days?

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  • Is this forum quieter these days?
  • shermer75
    Member

    I seem to remember the oldest post on the front page was never less than 1 hour fresh and that you could post and reasonably expect a few replies even in the darkest depths of 3 or 4 in the morning. Now we seem to be getting to 9 or even 10 am and there are some 8 hour posts still clinging on at the bottom of the page. Is it just me? Maybe I’m looking a bit too favourably at the past now that I’m an old man etc etc?

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Definitely. Forum dies after about 11pm these days, unless Drac is on nights… And no where NEAR as much arguing/constructive sharing of perspectives than there used to be. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on what you enjoy.

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    Everyone’s dashed over to the grit.cx forum instead

    parkesie
    Member

    Suns out bikes out.

    hilldodger
    Member

    and apart form the occasional bit of jock-rage nothing seems to get the temperature rising – which is probably a “good thing” but makes it less fun as a spectator, place needs some proper big-hitters πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I’m sure a mod will be along soon with some stats showing more members than ever, more posts than ever etc… πŸ™‚

    For me the forum has just got too middle class first world problems to be interesting.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    BikeRadar is even worse, absolutely dropped off a cliff there. I’ve noticed it getting quieter here though.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    You lot. Replying to the OP. Spoilsports.

    It isn’t helped when one suffers ambush adverts while browsing here.

    mrblobby
    Member

    Much quieter since Jamie’s been abstaining.

    Mr Woppit
    Member

    Well none of us are getting any younger. The forum is mainly for those of us with not enough work/part time work during the day before we’re tucked up in bed early after a nice cup of cocoa…

    Premier Icon Mark
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    It is down at the moment.

    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views
    Same period last year = 7,625,454 Forum page views

    So down 5%

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    ohnohesback – Member
    For me the forum has just got too middle class first world problems to be interesting

    The ironing…. πŸ˜€

    footflaps
    Member

    It is down at the moment.

    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views
    Same period last year = 7,625,454 Forum page views

    So down 5%

    What about post rates?

    IHN
    Member

    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views
    Same period last year = 7,625,454 Forum page vie
    So down 5%

    [whinge]given that the biggerer and biggerer ads mean that the pages take at least 5% longer to load, if they load at all, I suppose that’s not too bad[/whinge]

    MrNice
    Member

    there is an answer to the ads 8)

    or at least there is an answer until it logs you out again…

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views

    Ban the lurkers!

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    There’s nothing to discuss now that the election is over and 26″ is officially dead.

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views

    A good 100,000 is probably me whilst at my place of employment

    footflaps
    Member

    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views

    Ban the lurkers!

    I guess we have about 58 regular posters, so that means 7,227,200 lurkers.

    A ratio of 1 poster to 1.25m lurkers!

    enfht
    Member

    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views

    51% of which was Ernie Lynch stating ‘facts’

    Wonder how many unique IPs ?

    oldnpastit – Member
    There’s nothing to discuss now that the election is over and 26″ is officially dead.

    πŸ˜€

    We could discuss the merits of different types of gloves??? πŸ˜‰

    fasthaggis
    Member

    It does seem like a News24 loop sometimes,but I always thought that was down to the crap search capability. πŸ™‚

    … have we done a review of chamios creme? the silent suffering!

    footflaps
    Member

    … have we done a review of chamios creme? the silent suffering!

    I’d never considered the suffering of Chamois cream.

    It should really join a union.

    From a personal perspective this place is an absolute mine of information,but as mentioned above it does come across as very middle-class and at times almost elite-ist.I’m of average intelligence but occasionally have to Google what the hell some of you are talking about,and I mean terminology not technically !
    I’d honestly rather view than post,as the typical reply % seems to consist of 15% helpful debate 15% agreement and 70% immediate high-brow judgemental smugness.
    Its almost like certain people revel in being the first to belittle a new post on here,Noel Coward had nothing on some of you bitches!
    N.B believe me I checked those percentages totalled 100% far too many times before posting,and almost auto-spelled Noel as Neil,imagine the irony of that !

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    A good 100,000 is probably me whilst at my place of employment

    Amateur.

    globalti
    Member

    Could it be simply that, as a couple of retailers have told me, mountain biking is flatlining while road cycling is growing? Go over to Cycle Chat and you’ll find it very busy, especially on the newbies and What Bike? fora.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Definitely. Forum dies after about 11pm these days, unless Drac is on nights

    I wish I had time to visit when at work.

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    It’s all gone downhill sice the Big Hitter clampdown

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    You’re safe then.

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    It is down at the moment.

    Last 30 days = 7,227,258 Forum page views
    Same period last year = 7,625,454 Forum page views

    So down 5%

    What would be the comparison to say, 5-6 years ago?

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    I post less and less.

    It’s because I’m actually enjoying work and riding my bikes πŸ˜€

    I blame 650b

    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    Drac – I wish I had time to visit when at work.

    Mwhahahahahahaha! Give over… πŸ˜†

    footflaps
    Member

    Could it be simply that, as a couple of retailers have told me, mountain biking is flatlining while road cycling is growing?

    Certainly happening a lot. Saddle Skedaddle were saying they’ve seen a big shift from MTB trips to road trips since the Olympics.

    tyrionl1
    Member

    Lots of ‘old style’ forums are quieter, although this one seems perfectly busy, Facebook ‘groups’ and ‘sales’ pages have eaten into a lot of the traditional forum territory. All but killed another forum I frequent, a bunch got fed up with criticism of their posting style so they just set up a ‘secret’ group on Facebook where you only get invited by each other, kind of reverse moderation.

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