if i may add something to this debate - it's tough to tell where 'doping' thread starts and where it ends.
for instance, if you submitt info on changes in a team rooster, and they happen to be due to e.g. bio passport issues, is that a doping topic or not? cause no matter what, people (probably including myself..
)will start to turn such thread into piontless, counter-productive battle on 'arguments' ("he dopes/he dopes not")
i don't run any statistics here, but i suspect 1/3 or 1/2 of info i read on cyclingnews or other sites, at least slightly 'touch' doping issues. so it's pretty hard not to discuss doping on 'chat' type of forum...
...which leads me to a conclusion i really liked WW more before it gotten so huge and mods made the cycle chat room (despite my frequent visits there; that's just human nature i guess). of course there is a strong argument, that ferrari forum members in vast majority probably don't own or even had a chance to ride one, so let them talk about more casual things as well. this is a very generous attitude, but given WW's nature, and, well, quantinty of other bike-realted forums, it's kinda counter-marketing if you follow what i mean.
WW should be IMO mainly about tech stuff, as it was not so long ago. as much as we like our community, and would like to share with everything bike-realted, we don't really need to do it here, cause in the first place i feel it kills this place's uniqeness and the atmosphere that makes us feel so good in here
i know you can't stop progress, or even slow it down, but i fear WW disperses with time, both in quantity and quality of topics. i hope you guys know what you're doing, and have some plan B in case the whole pro-cycling community drowns in $hit and inevitably spawns bad karma
over the place