meta: end of RRC?

meta: end of RRC?

Post by Victor Canfiel » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 05:40:54


If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164
posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month
since December, 1992.  Usually, peak traffic has been in season,
reaching over 10000 posts in August, 1998.
 
 
 

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Post by BaSSiStiS » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:36:18

Quote:

> If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164
> posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month
> since December, 1992.  Usually, peak traffic has been in season,
> reaching over 10000 posts in August, 1998.

It just so happens that your friend RRC here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do. Go through it' clothes and look for loose change.

 
 
 

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Post by GodsOnSafar » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:41:18

Quote:

> If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164 posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month since December, 1992. Usually, peak traffic has been in season, reaching over 10000 posts in August, 1998.<

My own participation has dipped because I haven't set up with a different newsreader yet and Google Groups' new interface is a hot mess. Alternately, setting something up better than what Google groups has requires effort I don't wish to put in.

Anyways, Mike said it best. If you want to post and start threads, start threads. Can't hurt.

 
 
 

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Post by Surf Dance Chri » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:46:44


Quote:
> If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164
> posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month
> since December, 1992. ?Usually, peak traffic has been in season,
> reaching over 10000 posts in August, 1998.

I'm not sure if 164 is totally accurate. My profile lists only 6 for
the month of August and I'm pretty sure I posted more than 6 times.

I was able to switch back to old google groups on both my computer and
phone. It's a much better setup than the new google groups, including
the mobile version.

I enjoy RRC because it's unmoderated and will almost always get a real
answer to any questions I have. I'm not a member of any other coaster
groups and don't know if I'll join any if RRC does in fact die.

 
 
 

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Post by Surf Dance Chri » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:48:14


Quote:

> > If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164
> > posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month
> > since December, 1992. ?Usually, peak traffic has been in season,
> > reaching over 10000 posts in August, 1998.

> I'm not sure if 164 is totally accurate. My profile lists only 6 for
> the month of August and I'm pretty sure I posted more than 6 times.

> I was able to switch back to old google groups on both my computer and
> phone. It's a much better setup than the new google groups, including
> the mobile version.

> I enjoy RRC because it's unmoderated and will almost always get a real
> answer to any questions I have. I'm not a member of any other coaster
> groups and don't know if I'll join any if RRC does in fact die.

My profile says I've only posted once in September and that number is
definitely inaccurate, so the total you mentioned above for the whole
group for August may be inaccurate.
 
 
 

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Post by rendellb.. » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:20:27

I'm guilty, too.  I quit posting (unless severely motivated) since GoogleGroups is my only method of reading/writing RRC. The interface is awkward - and let's be truthful: I've switched to using Facebook & Picasa for my usual coaster-chatter since I can include PHOTOS to illustrate my point(s) &etc.

Besides, my opinion of most new coasters & rides ranges mostly from "Blah" to "meh".

I guess as I near my 50th birthday - I truly have become "tired & jaded".

Mostly my enjoyment in this hobby comes my fellow coaster-nuts - and has little to do with the rides, themselves. Translation: we could all be standing around digging ditches as much as riding coasters - and I'd be just as happy.

:Rendell

 
 
 

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Post by Wolf » Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:48:40


Quote:
> If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164
> posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month
> since December, 1992.  Usually, peak traffic has been in season, reaching
> over 10000 posts in August, 1998.

I wouldn't trust Google's accounting on Usenet.

--
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=(o)=
-Wolf

 
 
 

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Post by Wicked Wonde » Tue, 25 Sep 2012 02:54:11

Quote:

> If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164

> posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month

> since December, 1992.  Usually, peak traffic has been in season,

> reaching over 10000 posts in August, 1998.

I'm a severe lurker, and my e-mail client just doesn't forward my Group mail. There's probably lots of people like me, unmotivated to find out what the heck is going on.
just my two cents,
Wendy
 
 
 

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Post by Mike » Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:09:12

I think most of the people on here have been here since the 90's.  So
much easier to get news on Web Site forums that most Internet users
have no idea what Usenet is.  I along with a bunch of you have been
here for 20 years now?  (Is that possible)

The last bastion of free speech.  The news has slacked but there is
still plenty of opinion.

Mike (Now I feel Old)

 
 
 

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Post by Sandy A. Nicolayse » Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:59:02

On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:09:12 -0700 (PDT), Mike R

Quote:

>I think most of the people on here have been here since the 90's.  So
>much easier to get news on Web Site forums that most Internet users
>have no idea what Usenet is.  I along with a bunch of you have been
>here for 20 years now?  (Is that possible)

>The last bastion of free speech.  The news has slacked but there is
>still plenty of opinion.

>Mike (Now I feel Old)

Same thing here.  I've been on RRC since 1997 (and you think YOU feel
old?).

I still check this newsgroup every day.

- Sandy <- Phun Phest at Knoebels next trip

 
 
 

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Post by coastercrazy2 » Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:43:09

Like many...my pace on here has slowed down because I hate the new interface as well.
 
 
 

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Post by David H.--REMOVE » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 02:51:28

Quote:

>If Google is to be believed, traffic on rec.roller-coaster fell to 164
>posts in August this year, a number exceeded in every preceding month
>since December, 1992.  Usually, peak traffic has been in season,
>reaching over 10000 posts in August, 1998.

It's all because I've been in China and too busy to post!

 "With the first link, a chain is forged.  The first speech censured,
 the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
 all irrevocably."  -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
                     "The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

 
 
 

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Post by GodsOnSafar » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 02:55:37

Quote:
>It's all because I've been in China and too busy to post!

:takes a drink:
 
 
 

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Post by Rober » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:09:27

Quote:

> >Mike (Now I feel Old)

> Same thing here.  I've been on RRC since 1997 (and you think YOU feel
> old?).

Guess what, folks, we ARE old. : )

Quote:

> I still check this newsgroup every day.

Me 2.

Robert

 
 
 

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Post by Surf Dance Chri » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 04:22:34


Quote:

> > >Mike (Now I feel Old)

> > Same thing here. ?I've been on RRC since 1997 (and you think YOU feel
> > old?).

> Guess what, folks, we ARE old. : )

> > I still check this newsgroup every day.

> Me 2.

> Robert

Me, as well. So keep the discussions going. There are some of us out
here still reading.