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Moderators do a great job.
The pro thread gets deleted but passive aggressive attacks on other members opinions are allowed to stay.
The moderation on the Pro gear thread really got out of hand. As said before, the mods were spamming the thread with more notes about off topic discussion than there was off topic discussion.
The thread seemed to easily moderate itself in the past. You could go back and forth about a particular piece of equipment and actually find out useful info from a huge pool of people. When things got really off topic mods deleted offending posts. Many times chat about how something looked fashion wise lead to discussion of how a technology works. That is very interesting to me and many other members here.
Not all of us have time to comb through every cycling news picture looking for new items, and not many members get the chance to actually attend big time pro races where photos can be taken of cool new equipment. The pro thread allowed those cool details to be discussed in one big thread. Now if you spot something cool at a race or in a photo it needs its own mini thread (or will it get deleted? I got that vibe from the note left by the mods)
As stated above, equipment developed with the protour in mind leads to most of the sub 6.8 kilo bikes on here. Pro team stuff certainly has a place in WW discussion.