|Gregg and Doug........||CARBON110|
Jan 13, 2004 2:10 PM
|Suggestion- I think it prudent to at least provide a link for the race series in every region on RBR and provide any info on regional reps so that novices may find the info easy. RBR falls in line with such information and it might encourage people to get out and partake or at least volunteer or even perhaps create to avenues or races. This would help us slack asses who don't like to do anything other then ride our bikes,eat,have sex and surf RBR LOL|
Jan 13, 2004 2:31 PM
|I'd like to see something even broader, like pages of links to everything cycling related.
Meanwhile, here is a link to the USCF site to links to the regional info sites:
|there might be an option w/new forums....||gregg|
Jan 13, 2004 4:37 PM
|...to add "regional" boards. This has been suggested to me in the past. Not exactly what you're describing, but may encourage regional race/event discussion announcements.
The jury is still out on this.
|I don't think you can lose either way........||CARBON110|
Jan 13, 2004 5:03 PM
|The racing board is usually full of this stuff and even a "regional" board with links to other sites with race lists etc. would be of great assistance to some of the novices and others here. It would be great to have reviews of races,local Tues night crits, teams etc. That way when people travel for buisiness or with family they can check out the local area and what is going on. In addition we could have links to USCF,cat upgrad info, liscence renewal,local regional reps #s blah blah. The RACING board could even substitute for alot of this.
Thanks for the consideration on the subject anyway, what you have acheived is pretty well done. I was especially impressed by the Fixed Gear,cross and nutritional boards. Big thumbs up!
|I don't think that we need regional boards -- you might be||bill|
Jan 14, 2004 7:08 AM
|surprised at how well we know each other's regions already, and, if we don't, the region often enough appears in the subject line. I have made several regional contacts through this board -- including one Weiwent, who introduced himself on a climb in Altoona PA on which it may have appeared that I snubbed him but just because I didn't have the oxygen to spare. There is no need for another board to visit. Too much fragmentation will reduce the ability to take advantage of any of the boards. We're supposed to be working, you know! |
Not broke; don't fix it.
|Too many boards with not enough volume...||TFerguson|
Jan 13, 2004 6:40 PM
|and soon everybody posts everything to the General board because it's the only one read. The Rides and Clubs for example. 90% of these posts go to General because everyone knows they will get no response on Rides and Clubs. I think the number of entries on Cyclocross is probably a minimum to sustain a following.
|Agree in toto with TF. Balkanization of||OldEdScott|
Jan 14, 2004 7:55 AM
|boards is self-defeating. I agree with sticking non-cycling in its own political ghetto since it's totally off topic, but traffic is so low on most of the other boards that it's feckless to post questions there.
I say this as someone who argued for a retro board, and have watched it die a slow death (unhelped by the split-off of 'fixed gear.')
Jan 14, 2004 9:46 AM
|I'm on several boards running the same software this place will be on shortly. One difference is that you can quickly see the links to a bunch of forums simultaneously, and whether or not new posts have been made. As it is now I have to go to the retro board to see if there've been new posts (which I do several times a day btw). With the new setup I'll be able to tell that at a glance, so low traffic will be less of an issue.
One caveat is that if there are too many forums you have to scroll around on the main page to see them all. That will make it harder to see if there's new posts. The new MTBR boards are an example.
Jan 14, 2004 11:06 AM
|While I think there is some value to regional boards, Francis has gone overboard a little with all the individual manufacturers forums. I can't see myself ever spending much time on the "Iron Horse" forum...|| |