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Old 09-12-2017, 09:45 AM   #201
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Re: 2017 CrossFit Open, Regionals and Games Thread

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Well, it was an entertaining Games season. The spectacle has definitely been polished and dialed in. Presentation and commentary has improved.

It's a shame to see the decline of the discussion boards. In CrossFit we like to measure and quantify things. Here is the decline I've noticed on the forum:

2013 Open, Regionals and Games Thread: 2,224 comments, 476,692 views

2014 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread: 1,800 comments, 547,598 views

2012 Open, Regional and Games thread: 1,527 comments, 358,013 views
2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread: 1,076 comments, 455,547 views

CF Games 2011 General Thread: 994 comments, 124,650 views

These are the most popular threads in the Competitions section (by number of comments). Discussing the Games season used to bring in thousands of comments and hundreds of thousands of views.

The 2017 Games thread had just 197 comments and 61,000 views. I don't think this is because of a decline in popularity of the sport. It's a decline in popularity of the discussion boards.

I would love to see more discussion on the boards, and to hear more points-of-view on the Games season from more people. I would love to see an update to the format of the message boards (an idea in the works since at least 2014 - wfs). I would love to see more registered users here. HQ, are you listening?

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=88827 (wfs)
Yeah it's kind of sad really. The discussions here were great actually, and I learned so much here. I'm thankful for the time that I was here and can only imagine how much better it would have been had I been here for a year or 2 prior to my join date.

Seems reddit is the go to now days but I hate their format.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:44 PM   #202
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Re: 2017 CrossFit Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Yeah, reddit or facebook is much more active than these boards

I feel that people are also more connected in the own gym's social media as well for that type of discussion than they were 10 years ago.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:11 AM   #203
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Message boards are dying.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:24 AM   #204
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Re: 2017 CrossFit Open, Regionals and Games Thread

I think the active members has declined a lot but the amount of guests is still quite high.

I have seen 2-300 guests on the site at given time plus a few members.

So maybe this site is a source of information for many but they do not have to be active members as they may be active somewhere else.

There are numerous elite athletes on this forum and i guess people want to know what they are doing but also have something to compare too.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:34 AM   #205
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Re: 2017 CrossFit Open, Regionals and Games Thread

Didn't they stop taking new members a few years ago? Causing a slow, inevitable death as current members slowing leave.

Even if they eventually shut this down permanently, I hope they keep the files accessible. There's great advice buried here.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:58 PM   #206
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Didn't they stop taking new members a few years ago? Causing a slow, inevitable death as current members slowing leave.

Even if they eventually shut this down permanently, I hope they keep the files accessible. There's great advice buried here.
Brad,

I have all 8 years of my training logged in here. I keep my account active just be logging them. At this point I just cannot shut my log down even though I keep the training logs elsewhere.
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