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Guess it's time for the migration to begin.(24 posts)

Guess it's time for the migration to begin.OldEdScott
Feb 3, 2004 6:12 AM
The new board strikes me as a bigger morass than Iraq, but I'll give it a try. Maybe under a new handle. Maybe we should ALL get new handles and start fresh?
I don't like the new one, can we just stay here? (nm)TJeanloz
Feb 3, 2004 6:20 AM
I second that, I'm not leaving, I'm going down with the ship-nm-CARBON110
Feb 3, 2004 7:29 AM
The new one won't even let me in; I know when I'm not wanted -nmTJeanloz
Feb 3, 2004 7:36 AM
You can even block posters from view over there. 1stA issue imo128
Feb 3, 2004 10:10 AM
I guess freedom to be heard and annoy will be left here along with the rats to go down with the ship...
Yeah, that's probably a bad thing, althoughOldEdScott
Feb 3, 2004 10:16 AM
there are definitely some likely candidates here for blocking.
Block poster feature is worth it's weight in gold.Spoiler
Feb 4, 2004 10:44 AM
I agree. That feature will raise the IQ of the new board by at least 100 points.
There's a couple of jokers on here that EVERYONEOldEdScott
Feb 4, 2004 10:50 AM
will block, and they'll just end up broadcasting into the Void! HA!
Not so fast. My ignore feature didn't work.Spoiler
Feb 4, 2004 11:03 AM
Try the ignore feature and get back to me if it works for you. Unless of course, I'm on the ignore list. Some of these posters are like herpes sores.
I can't. I just went over to that ... place ... andOldEdScott
Feb 4, 2004 11:18 AM
tried a couple of posts. Things went sour. So I hightailed it on back over here. Whew.
Change is goodmoneyman
Feb 3, 2004 7:47 AM
Change is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is goodChange is good.

If you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.

Would you, could you with the new board? I would not, could not with the new board. I do not like it, Sam I am!

Now if I have to decide if I like arguing with all of you enough to make the switch.

Do you have to re-register? (nm)ColnagoFE
Feb 3, 2004 7:52 AM
Might as well come on over.redmenace
Feb 3, 2004 7:53 AM
Otherwise there'll only be two sane conservatives holding up your side of the argument.
just re-registeredColnagoFE
Feb 3, 2004 8:13 AM
nobody over there yet--or maybe i just dont know how this newfangled forum software works yet
Well. that will be one more than now... (nm)Cory
Feb 3, 2004 9:41 AM
Oh, there's a couple.OldEdScott
Feb 3, 2004 10:09 AM
I won't name 'em, in case there's three. But you can spot 'em because:

They rarely obsess over Clinton

They don't hurl invectives.

They seem to have a 'core' conservative ideology that doesn't blindly defend everything Bush does, even the patently anti-conservative fiscal policy that's doing nothing but running up debt.
That's hilarious moneyman!! Thanks -nm-CARBON110
Feb 4, 2004 9:37 AM
I prefer the new software, but it's not good with popupsgtx
Feb 3, 2004 8:23 AM
Since with this one you can kind of see what you're getting into before you click on a thread, but with the new one you start blind--in other words you end up clicking around more, which would be fine except for the million popups. If I make it over there I'll be getting a new handle.
move or leave.dr hoo
Feb 3, 2004 9:09 AM
The old boards will be shut down, probably in a week. No question on that.

Once they install the option to view threads chronologically things will be easier to deal with. They did that on MTBR and it helped. Also, if you use the "hybrid" view, you can make things more similar to this experience.

I don't like the new boards for many reasons, but they are a fact of life. I'll deal.
Indeed, there's no sense bytching butOldEdScott
Feb 3, 2004 9:47 AM
it's a sad and simple fact that the new format will never feel like one big freewheeling conversation, where you can see and catch snippets of all the arguments going on in the room at once.

That's what made this forum special, and the new software is simply incapable of that. I have a feeling participation is going to drop fairly dramatically among the old hands. I suppose a new generatation that doesn't know what it's missing will come along to replace them, but it will be interesting to see how many people who've been around a while stick with this.
Exactly, new one doesn't have the 'freewheeling' aspect.128
Feb 3, 2004 10:02 AM
which makes this so easy and fun.

When I would see sites like the new one, with so many lines and buttons to view things, I would skip and think how cool RBR board was.

Oh, well, we'll see....

Future is now.
What other sites have the old software?Spoiler
Feb 4, 2004 10:48 AM
There's tons of other cycling forums. Do you know of any that use software similar to the old forum? Not to say there aren't cool people here that will be missed, but I'm sure other forums have equally an intelligent, beligerant, and goofy cast of characters.
we should all swap handles!mohair_chair
Feb 3, 2004 9:51 AM
Let's do opposites day EVERY day! OldEdScott and LiveSteam can swap handles, for instance. Can you imagine the bizarro universe someone would enter if they slipped away for a month and came back to that?
Given a choice, I think I'd rather search for life on Mars.....Starliner
Feb 3, 2004 6:55 PM
I've visited the other alien planet already, and signs of life there are rather feeble at present. It's a claustrophobic experience for me right now to drop in there; I don't know up from down and how to get around. Bear with me for a while whilst I settle down and find my bearings.