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    Have posting standards massively declined in recent years?

    Reading CW recently, I have noticed one thing - if threads even have a little bit of juice in them then the posts are generally quite low-standard.

    Now I didn't watch that game, but I have had the misfortune of having to read a 30 page debate on the pitch condition of the India/South Africa game. What is clear is that a return to turning-based wickets in India have seen the number of **** posts be 215....which is pretty bad for threads which aren't the England V India at Trent Bridge 2011 thread. And you can survive and make good posts like spikey does with some patience.

    Let's also look at Adelaide. It is quite a bit more bowler-friendly than your average Adelaide wicket, yes. But green/bouncy enough to see 12 Jono posts on one day for about 250 likes? That I'm not sure about. It still looked a pretty **** thread.

    And let's not forget the Ashes. The threads had spikey but they were far from pasag. Yet you saw **** like 60 all out, and spark only reaching 400 posts in a thread (on a very low word count) once despite some often very average posting from Sledger. Plus also once a side got on top, they stayed there and the opposition's posting would inevitably collapse.

    What is clear to me that unless you have a massive thread (like what we saw at BOTM, and also the wrestling thread) posts in the last year or so have been quite low at cricket web. This can only mean in my eyes that posting standards are pretty poor these days. Bring back Richard. Do you agree?
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    **** yeah been a while since a good ol' parody thread.
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    I've been studying this trend closely for some time, and from what I can ascertain the decline had its origins back in December of 2005.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    I've been studying this trend closely for some time, and from what I can ascertain the decline had its origins back in December of 2005.
    Correlation but not causation I assure you
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    GIMH joined a few months after the greatest series of all time and you know what they say about a team doing well and the resulting blow ins..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    GIMH joined a few months after the greatest series of all time and you know what they say about a team doing well and the resulting blow ins..
    My disappearance after all the **** England performances over the last decade certainly backs to your point

    Holy ****, just realised, I joined I think on the 1st or 2nd December. Henceforth, a decade of decadence is upon us.
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    Should have stuck this in Site Discussion.
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    Have to say I've never found any of the old threads in OT particularly funny. Guess you had to be there to understand the context of the humour though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Have to say I've never found any of the old threads in OT particularly funny. Guess you had to be there to understand the context of the humour though.
    You're mostly right, like in everything nostalgia is the scourge of the World. Interminable stuff a lot of the time.

    Will say the lack of Brumbers ATM is bringing the place down though......
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    This is why we need to bring back Richards. Guy averaged 50 in the era of Pasag, Precam, Aussie etc. That meant something back then.
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    Nah Richard was a FTB.

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    His FCA was pretty bad IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Nah Richard was a FTB.
    And also a FC.

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    I really enjoyed the AUs-NZ thread actually and yet once it ended it kinda went to garbage when Skyliner and CM_Punk upped their posting...
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