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ash7990ash7990 Posts: 26
I know I havnt been on here, sorry, I mean What Mountain Bike Forum for a while. But I come back to ask about tyres etc. and its told me to go to this place, and everything in What Mountain Bike Forum is closed!

WHY?

And how do I access all my old threads?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    did you not read the post on the forum? or the info on the home page?

    well everything has been mixed together.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Horrid. Its totally OTT. The nice Cycling plus forum had a responsible and inteligent feel about it, totally different from the Mountainbike stuff which was geared (fair enough) to teenagers. the whole point of these forumns is that they deal with specialism rather than generalisations.
    i understand why it's happend. Corperate money saving rather than running several sites but its nasty. Very confusing as well.
    the thing is there is no identity to it. i want to look at a C+ forum or a MBUk one. This is not the way to go although quite obviously some one with more clout than me will do the deciding. Oh well it was nice whilst it lasted. :cry: :evil:
  • Big Red SBig Red S Posts: 26,890
    mattsccm wrote:
    Horrid. Its totally OTT. The nice Cycling plus forum had a responsible and inteligent feel about it, totally different from the Mountainbike stuff which was geared (fair enough) to teenagers. the whole point of these forumns is that they deal with specialism rather than generalisations.
    There still are specific forums, though. They're just all under one domain.
    i understand why it's happend. Corperate money saving rather than running several sites but its nasty. Very confusing as well.
    I don't know that this is really cheaper than running the other fora.
    They've saved money on domain names (but they'd be silly to bin the others very quickly). They've saved nothing on bandwidth, storage space or admin. In fact, they've generated a whole bunch of admin costs by writing the new site. And If they manage to keep up with the updating, it's probably going to stay fairly high.
    the thing is there is no identity to it.
    There is never any identity to a new forum. This is exactly what everyone said just after the switch to Snitz on the old fora (certainly MBUK, and, from what I hear, WMB).
    i want to look at a C+ forum or a MBUk one. This is not the way to go although quite obviously some one with more clout than me will do the deciding.
    Despite the large volumes of people complaining about it before, it seems to have settled down nicely. Of course, there's still the odd person who genuinely believes that saying 'It's all different' is a complaint due some kind of apologetic response, but by and large this forum's quite active and varied in it's content. And if you don't want to see all the content, you can just look in the specific forums you're interested in.
    Oh well it was nice whilst it lasted. :cry: :evil:
    As, I am sure, this one will be. And then when there's another change in another few years, there'll be hoardes of people complaining that there's no longer any identity and that this new one will never work etc.
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