Moderator: Moderator Team
I would suggest that the moderators take a look at slowtwitch for inspiration.
Weight weenies appears to have evolved into something bigger than just "light bikes" (ref the cyclocross discussions, for example). But now the mods appear to be trying to enforce the discussions to revolve only around light bikes.
And since having a light bike is only a means to end (winning bike races), and since I don't know and really don't give a flying flip what my bikes weigh, it appears that Weight weenies has become irrelevant to my needs.
Ironically it was the pro team thread that had me checking these forums on a regular basis.
So I guess this is "adios."
A fat bloated thread with all sorts of crap separating the pearls of wisdom or astute observations was still worlds better then no thread at all.
Mods - please remember that there were a great many top-quality posts being put into that thread every week. In fact, it was because of the high quality of these posts and the non-commercial views people posted with, that Weight Weenies was always my first place to search for new information each day.
Quite frankly, I'll never be able to afford to become the next tuned-out, uber-weenie - either financially or time-wise. The appeal of PRO stuff, and the know-how that stands behind it, has surely got a much broader appeal.
The two always stood well together and hopefully they will again.
Alternatively - may I suggest that suspending individuals from posting to the ProTeam thread would be an option? Or maybe making an invitation-only thread... anything is better then nothing.
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We are all ears when it comes to civil discussions on this matter. Please do not let this degenerate into insults, as this thread will then be locked and the offending users banned.
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I also think the PRO thread was often degenerating a bit. I was all excited when I opened my WW road page and saw there were not 1, but 2 new pages in the PRO thread, only to see it was all filled with bla bla, irrelevant stuff, without pictures...
My thoughts are "no". Furthermore deleting it and causing an uproar like this is probably more damaging than the previous situation.
That said, there were times when it was getting out of hand. In such cases there's every need for the mod's to go through and clean it out. Leaving a note would be optional, however those whose posts are deleted would get the idea quick enough that they were straying too far OT.
Mods have a thankless task, are really on a hiding to nothing and have my fullest sympathy. But ultimately I don't see how the issue has been addressed? The problem was removed, not resolved. And this, to me, means it's just going to happen again at some point.....
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