meta: end of RRC?

meta: end of RRC?

Post by Surf Dance Chri » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 04:23:18


I've been here since Fall 1998, by the way.
 
 
 

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Post by ansle » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 04:59:02

I don't necessarily check RRC everyday, but I usually check several times a week.  I think value of RRC is still legit.  There are still good posts, TRs, and discussions.  Just less of them.  The good news IMHO is that the signal to noise ratio is better now.

Ted

 
 
 

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Post by ansle » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:22:15

Quote:

> I don't necessarily check RRC everyday, but I usually check several times a week.  I think value of RRC is still legit.  There are still good posts, TRs, and discussions.  Just less of them.  The good news IMHO is that the signal to noise ratio is better now.

> Ted

I just realized that I first started on RRC around Sept-Oct '94.  Hard to believe it has been that long!

Ted

 
 
 

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Post by David Sandbor » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:18:30


Quote:

> I just realized that I first started on RRC around Sept-Oct '94.  Hard to
> believe it has been that long!

Funny, that's probably about when I started posting too.  But I started
reading from the very beginning, which I think was '91 or '92.


Quote:

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

This is why anybody who really wants to continue using RRC should
investigate alternates to Google Groups.  Believe me, Usenet and GG
weren't synonymous for most of RRC history!

(Remembers when DejaNews was new and exciting...)

--
Dave Sandborg
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Post by ansle » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:20:51

Quote:



> > I just realized that I first started on RRC around Sept-Oct '94.  Hard to

> > believe it has been that long!

> Funny, that's probably about when I started posting too.  But I started

> reading from the very beginning, which I think was '91 or '92.



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

> > as well.

> This is why anybody who really wants to continue using RRC should

> investigate alternates to Google Groups.  Believe me, Usenet and GG

> weren't synonymous for most of RRC history!

> (Remembers when DejaNews was new and exciting...)

> --

> Dave Sandborg

> Remove Spam-away to respond via e-mail.

I used all sorts of internet providers over the years, and used Free Agent for yeras!  Then I finally bought Agent, but not too long after my provider quit providing newsgroups and for a while I paid for a news server, but alas have been using Google Groups for quite some time now...

Ted

 
 
 

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Post by Surf Dance Chri » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:14:11


Quote:



> > > I just realized that I first started on RRC around Sept-Oct '94. ?Hard to

> > > believe it has been that long!

> > Funny, that's probably about when I started posting too. ?But I started

> > reading from the very beginning, which I think was '91 or '92.



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

> > > as well.

> > This is why anybody who really wants to continue using RRC should

> > investigate alternates to Google Groups. ?Believe me, Usenet and GG

> > weren't synonymous for most of RRC history!

> > (Remembers when DejaNews was new and exciting...)

> > --

> > Dave Sandborg

> > Remove Spam-away to respond via e-mail.

> I used all sorts of internet providers over the years, and used Free Agent for yeras! ?Then I finally bought Agent, but not too long after my provider quit providing newsgroups and for a while I paid for a news server, but alas have been using Google Groups for quite some time now...

> Ted

What can be used other than google groups to access the board? I first
accessed the board thru aol via a link on ACE's website when I first
got Internet access in '98. I've used google groups since AOL dropped
their message board access around '05ish(?). I'm using an up to date
Mac, is there any free software or web page I can use? I'm not a fan
of the new google groups ad wouldn't mind something different.
 
 
 

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Post by David Sandbor » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:24:38

In article


Quote:
> What can be used other than google groups to access the board? I first
> accessed the board thru aol via a link on ACE's website when I first
> got Internet access in '98. I've used google groups since AOL dropped
> their message board access around '05ish(?). I'm using an up to date
> Mac, is there any free software or web page I can use? I'm not a fan
> of the new google groups ad wouldn't mind something different.

Look up a program called MT-Newswatcher.  It will require some setup,
and you'll have to find a free news server, but I think it works better
than any Web interface I've seen.

--
Dave Sandborg
Remove Spam-away to respond via e-mail.

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Brawle » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:37:56

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>> >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'm not old. I'm just drawn that way.

Quote:

>> I still check this newsgroup every day.

>Me 2.

Me 3.
Quote:

>Robert

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Brawle » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:44:03



Quote:
>What can be used other than google groups to access the board? I first
>accessed the board thru aol via a link on ACE's website when I first
>got Internet access in '98. I've used google groups since AOL dropped
>their message board access around '05ish(?). I'm using an up to date
>Mac, is there any free software or web page I can use? I'm not a fan
>of the new google groups ad wouldn't mind something different.

news.aioe.org.  It's free and works great. I use it with Agent.
 
 
 

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Post by Shawn Mamr » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:24:19

Heck, I almost never ride coasters anymore, but I'm still here.

-s

 
 
 

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Post by Keit » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 01:52:48

My first post was 10/16/95.  Still lurking about the place.

Keith

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Steel » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 03:27:38



Quote:
> Heck, I almost never ride coasters anymore, but I'm still here.

> -s

There is more to life than coasters. (No, not home and family and work
and public service. I mean flat rides, funhouses, corn dogs...)
 
 
 

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Post by skiguy77 » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:57:24

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> > Heck, I almost never ride coasters anymore, but I'm still here.

> > -s

> There is more to life than coasters. (No, not home and family and work

> and public service. I mean flat rides, funhouses, corn dogs...)

Still here but don't post as much either.    Same as Sun Dance, not in any coaster groups, only read this message board.    Don't like moderated forums because the hosts usually sides with the park, and would ban me for saying anything bad about their operations.   The admins do this so they can keep their precious ERT events.

Yet in reality, the parks would do much better if people ragged on them.   They send out all these surveys and nothing changes.     Even this forum has so called "A-listers" who rag on me for saying anything bad about the parks.    Yet if you read the Trip Advisor forums, the people in there tell it like it is.   For example, the Six Flags parks only get 3 stars because they charge $20 for parking.   The experience is ruined right from the start.   Everyone hates their parking fees, yet the people here defend it.    

The reason there isn't much to talk about, is less block buster coasters each year.    And when the parks announce, you can expect the rides won't be ready until the next year.   12 years ago, Screamscape was a real rumor site, there were 10-20 coasters each year.   Now there's a handful, the rest are kiddie rides or in another country, Screamscape is more of a news site.   I have no desire to leave the USA when there are great rides here.        

Breakdowns and delays, it's SOP to the admins and A-listers.

In my case, I found going on a winter ski trip is fun.   The lift lines are less crowded than coasters.   Ski resorts in general are a better experience than a coaster park.    I show up early, free parking, the lifts operate, the people are friendly, all good.  

 
 
 

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Post by Surf Dance Chri » Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:27:15


Quote:



> > > Heck, I almost never ride coasters anymore, but I'm still here.

> > > -s

> > There is more to life than coasters. (No, not home and family and work

> > and public service. I mean flat rides, funhouses, corn dogs...)

> Still here but don't post as much either. ? ?Same as Sun Dance, not in any coaster groups, only read this message board. ? ?Don't like moderated forums because the hosts usually sides with the park, and would ban me for saying anything bad about their operations. ? The admins do this so they can keep their precious ERT events.

If by Sun Dance you mean me, it's "Surf Dance" (as in the flat ride).
And, I am in ACE. I do agree with you about the moderated boards
completely though.

Quote:

> Yet in reality, the parks would do much better if people ragged on them. ? They send out all these surveys and nothing changes. ? ? Even this forum has so called "A-listers" who rag on me for saying anything bad about the parks. ? ?Yet if you read the Trip Advisor forums, the people in there tell it like it is. ? For example, the Six Flags parks only get 3 stars because they charge $20 for parking. ? The experience is ruined right from the start. ? Everyone hates their parking fees, yet the people here defend it.

I don't disagree about these views either.

Quote:

> The reason there isn't much to talk about, is less block buster coasters each year. ? ?And when the parks announce, you can expect the rides won't be ready until the next year. ? 12 years ago, Screamscape was a real rumor site, there were 10-20 coasters each year. ? Now there's a handful, the rest are kiddie rides or in another country, Screamscape is more of a news site. ? I have no desire to leave the USA when there are great rides here.

> Breakdowns and delays, it's SOP to the admins and A-listers.

> In my case, I found going on a winter ski trip is fun. ? The lift lines are less crowded than coasters. ? Ski resorts in general are a better experience than a coaster park. ? ?I show up early, free parking, the lifts operate, the people are friendly, all good.

I think there's less to talk about here because we're all old timers
to a degree, and its mostly been discussed before at some point. And
rrc doesn't really get new faces often- who's the newest person to
this board? How would anyone even find this board nowadays?

The discussions here are usually good quality though when it happens.
And, being unmoderated, it's always going to be pretty truthful.

 
 
 

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Post by ansle » Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:40:15

I think you're way off the mark with your so called "opinions" on how the rest of us think!  There is a time and a place, and a public news forum is not really the proper place to post inflammatory remarks about a park when you have a responsibility to your club, and it's members, to act in a civil manor and express your views appropriately.  By ALL means express your views 100% on park survey's or email surveys.  This is EXACTLY where you should post your views and thoughts 100% and give the park a chance to respond and improve.  You're putting words in everyone's mouth on RRC if you think that people on moderated forums and coaster clubs don't give honest feedback when it is appropriate!.  This has been my mantra from day one.  We are also here to support this hobby and the parks that treat us so well, and if that means being a bit PC, and to be an arm of the PR dept sometimes, then so be it.  It WILL help the industry in the long run.  Also, if you have legitimate gripes and express them well to a park, they usually are quite willing to respond and/or fix the situation.  If you are trying to TELL the park how to run their business and expect them to bend over backwards over every crazy idea you might have, then you're in for a lot of frustration.  Remember parks are business that are trying to give the best experience in the safest most cost effective means, which might conflict with your opinion of what *you* think they should do.  Once again, there is correct time and place for honest feedback in any situation....

Ted