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Since: 2.1.02
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So, I often peruse the archives of this site; and one thing I've realized as a veteran of this board from the day it was opened to the public is that we sure posted an awful lot during the first 3 years of the board's existence.

Perhaps this is a question better directed at the admins, but what happened that turned down the volume?

Some theories:

- The board is mostly still made up of people who registered in 2002. We're just older and less fanatical.

- John Cena winning the World Title caused the traffic to move on. The-W were hip to hating on Cena before it was hip to hate on Cena.

- The admins started cracking down on the knuckleheads with such force that even Troll Amnesty couldn't bring back threads dominated by BobHollyStillRules and WhoBetterThanDeion. Quality now dominates quantity.

- tomvejada stopped posting. (though, we have lotjx!)

- This, despite attempts to be otherwise, has always been identified as a wrestling board first (albeit a "sensible" one in contrast to the rest) - and as wrestling's popularity has dwindled and been moved in a PG direction, we no longer have the 20, 30, and 40 year olds on board that we used to.

- CRZ stopped recapping, and as a result traffic was no longer directed from his work to this spot.

Just a general curiosity.



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Agreed/seconded/whatever.

I often wonder where some of the veterans have gone, as well as some of those who were frequent posters.

Then again, there are entire forums (fora?) that don't see activity any more, and not just Ladies Only.

(and not coincidentally, I've been here as long as cfgb, that is, from the official beginning).

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Since: 2.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74

I don't currently watch any current wrestling product, so don't usually contribute to the massive RAW/SD threads, which seem to take up most of the "last 100 posts" when I log in.

Same with a lot of the popular culture stuff that often generates posts.



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Since: 28.1.02
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Same here. I rarely watch wrestling anymore, and don't have a lot of current interest in politics. I just don't have too much to offer, I think. At least not anymore. Losing people like, say Grimis, hurts the board. Though many didn't like him, he caused a lot of traffic.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.45
Our TRAFFIC has been pretty steady ever since we opened - you can go back and see that every million pageviews comes around the same range of days.

Granted, a much larger piece of the pageview pie comes from web crawlers and people searching for tits than back in the day, when it was almost all registered folks (with just a smattering of lurkers) registering the views.

Our POSTRATE has gone way down, which is probably what you're talking about....but for the most part I don't mind that at all. We used to host a lot of unreadable crap. Today, we host much less crap. (Well...a little less.)



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.65
    Originally posted by CRZ

    Our POSTRATE has gone way down,


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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.97
    Originally posted by theremin
      Originally posted by CRZ

      Our POSTRATE has gone way down,


    More Fios means a healthier postrate


LOL

I'm glad I'm not the only person who read it that way.
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