Re: Where did the Pro Equipment 2010 thread go...?

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bcheung
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by bcheung

*shakes head*

I have no idea what the moderators are thinking. They kill the subforum's most frequented thread, and then fail to sticky the announcement about its death.
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by Tillquist

I also thought it was best forum thread.

I used it often to notice if there was something I could not exactly remember.

Rather sad that it has been deleted, they could lock it.
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a great loss, my 1st read everymoring, no matter the "extra" comments..... :noidea:

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by Overweight

Rob81 wrote:a great loss, my 1st read everymoring, no matter the "extra" comments..... :noidea:

I agree. It's the only thread I always check.

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by nothingman

Moderators, you've made a big mistake.

Why not give the people what they want?

The old pro equipment thread was perfect, and a huge resource. It kept pro equipment discussion from appearing elsewhere, and despite all your whining, it stayed well on topic for 90% of posts.

You guys have got your panties in a bunch over nothing. You've made the forum worse, and, speaking for myself, turned your base against you.

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by bcheung

This decision wasn't for the users' benefit, it was for the moderators' benefit. The thread became too much work for them, so they shut it down. Don't fool yourselves into thinking the decision took any consideration of what users wanted. I never saw a poll asking users' opinions on the matter.

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by nothingman

bcheung wrote:This decision wasn't for the users' benefit, it was for the moderators' benefit. The thread became too much work for them, so they shut it down. Don't fool yourselves into thinking the decision took any consideration of what users wanted. I never saw a poll asking users' opinions on the matter.


Right, and speaking of that, I don't understand this whole "it became too much work" argument.

Why not just do less of the work? Why are the mods more concerned about this issue than the readership?

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by cjump

add me to the "first read of the morning" crowd. RIP pro thread.

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by critracer26

that thread was 1/2 the reason i visit the site.

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by flying

Very sad to see the result of that.............

There sure was a lot of history & info in there. :(
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I was generally more annoyed by the moderator's whining to keep things on-topic throughout the thread, than the occasional off-topic post. I think they are exaggerating...

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by owl

I disagree here. It started off with a sense of purpose - new tech for 2010, lots of new season interest. In the last few weeks it has started to go off topic in a major way. I think we need a forum space for Pro Tech used in competition, and also a retro weenie space.
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Sir Rides a Lot wrote:I was generally more annoyed by the moderator's whining to keep things on-topic throughout the thread, than the occasional off-topic post. I think they are exaggerating...


Absolutely agreed. Does anyone know any forum whre such a thread about pro team stuff exists?
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by J.v.S.

Glad somone opened this post here.

I found the Pro Team stuff extremely interesting (another one for "first click in the morning"). Couldn't quite figure out all the "off-topic" talk by the mods. I do appreciate their effort but sometimes less is more as I find that forum in general very informative with a good amount of techno knowledge and very friendly and easy going people.

Still hope the good ol' Pro Team Stuff might see a comeback...

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record wrote:
Sir Rides a Lot wrote:I was generally more annoyed by the moderator's whining to keep things on-topic throughout the thread, than the occasional off-topic post. I think they are exaggerating...


Absolutely agreed. Does anyone know any forum whre such a thread about pro team stuff exists?


One was just created at http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/viewtop ... f=3&t=7170

If you'd appreciate having a place to discuss pro equipment with an informed reader base, then vote with your mouse and drive traffic to Fair Wheels forums.

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