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Thread: Ashes sub-forum - a success?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    There were more posts last year tho. 15,948 vs 14,949.

    Probably due to the excitement of last year's series.
    I'd put it down to the fact that last year's series went down to the last test.
    If you look at the post figures for the matches, 1500 for the first three, Aus have the ashes, something like 600 posts for the 4th and just over a 1000 for the 5th. Once the Ashes were back it was almost like a formality and there wasn't as much interest.
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    Indeed it was.

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    Dead set disgrace for mine. Major contributing factor to us losing The Ashes.

    Seriously, I think it's been a good idea for the same reasons as I reckon the Sports Forum has been one too: it makes it easier to find threads & stops those not so interested in The Ashes from whinging (a la Too Many Sawker Threads in OT) about it clogging up CC.
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    A lot of the 2005 Ashes posts were in the heat of the moment, with people making 5-10 posts each in like 10 minutes whereas I didn't see that happening this time around. Not as much excitement during the series as a whole.

    Look at the English involvement in the 2005 one then look at them this time round and it's not nearly as high due to timezones (obviously) but also due to fact that there wasn't much to cheer about.
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    I dislike this forums continually breaking things up into smaller forums, the Ashes is cricket, so why is it not in cricket chat? Why can't the Indians and Pakistani's have a subforum when they play each other? Maybe I don't want to read about NZ cricket? I don't see the whole cluttering up of the board as much of an argument really, and it's just annoying to have an extra forum to check through..
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    I voted success as I think it did a great job in keeping CC from being taken over.

    However, personally, I didnt visit the sub-forum that often and I certainly didnt post as often as I would have if it was in CC. Seemed too easy to gloss over the Ashes forum and focus on CC.

    Mixed review from me but ultimately beneficial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    I'd put it down to the fact that last year's series went down to the last test.
    If you look at the post figures for the matches, 1500 for the first three, Aus have the ashes, something like 600 posts for the 4th and just over a 1000 for the 5th. Once the Ashes were back it was almost like a formality and there wasn't as much interest.
    Hit the nail on the head TBH Mitchell.

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    I thought it was great, I had joined CW not long before the 2005 Ashes, and found it hard to follow all of the different aspects of the series. I also found it quite annoying having to read and scroll through pages and pages of opinions, just so I could find the reply to my last post. I ended up giving it away in the end.

    The other problem during 2005, every time someone tried to start a slightly different thread re-the Ashes it was closed and they were directed to the one huge thread.

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    I reckon it would have been a greater success if it had been inside CC where the Predictions League is but with the PL there, it doesn't really fit.

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    I think it worked really well. Much more organised and easier to read.
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    It was a roaring success. I hate one big, long generic thread for a whole Test Series. I like the separate threads for each the big game, and each big issue (within reason).
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    It was a roaring success. I hate one big, long generic thread for a whole Test Series. I like the separate threads for each the big game, and each big issue (within reason).
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    Definately a success. It allowed separate discussion without it just being a free for all in one thread and it also prevent CC from being crowded with threads.
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    Good idea.
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    Either/or, doesn't worry me, but i spose you could stay it was a success
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