State of the Forum
Whats going on with this place? I'm really not in any position to judge since I very rarely contribute, but what gives? Is it just a slow time of year? Has ownership just generally lost interest? I used to log on and find a few topics worth reading over and responding, but now all I see is a bunch of spammers. I've noticed most of the regular posters have dissapeared as well. I think we need a State of the Forum address...
i agree.... thinking about packing it in myself.
I do love getting your advice teach... along with train... zoom... doc, and rjt... ( sorry about the soccer guys you do very well just not into soccer )
but its just too dead here... like you said all these spammers sometimes stay around for days ! Hell I was mod in the other forum... at least I could handle deleting some of those posts but now I can't even do that... not a big deal but who wants to go to todays posts and get a bunch of bullshit ?
then again all forums have been pissing me off lately.... can't beat using yahoo im etc..
hi guys think the problem is currently that theres not alot of sport goign on at present.
The main interest in England is obviously football (soccer) the season doesnt start for another 4 weeks or so its always slow in England this time of year.
As for over the pond is the problem not the same all you guys have at present is the baseball. i may be wrong but arnt the ice hockey,basketball and american football all currently in off season.
As for the Spam and other issues i did have a meeting with Andy who basically is in charge from our side of the pond who basically has plans to assign certain people to certain sections of the forum to be looked after (deleting spam etc)
So dont fear im sure it will pick up again as soon as theres more stuff to bet on.
sports has something to do with it. I think our best cappers on here that are US, are best at football or basketball.
Also, to be honest, i dont think we have a lot of real bettors on here on the US side. I mean, we have a free contest that you can get a 100% -150% bonus on 1st and 2nd each week, and we get maybe 4-5 people in it. THat tells me that these people just really dont wager much or at all.
And if they are, are not intellegent enough to try to take advantage of a bonus at a book that has same day payouts for US people that is free once a month. dime lines at baseball and over night lines at 500.00 max bet. Now there is some that play every month and know the value of it and have been doing really well there with some nice cashouts. I know, i have the affiliate reports to prove it.
I know the NON US side of this forum is making nice strides and is becoming solid as hell. I have tried to do many thing for US and NON US side for the forum, with contests, poker leagues or tourneys with added money, and cash for trying casinos or books out. THe US side of the forum will get nothing, and the NON US will come in bunches to take advantage of the offers if they are + EV by even the smallest amounts. THey understand the value of +EV i think.
There are some good cappers around here at times. Thecapguy is top notch. I cant wait for football season to come around and basketball for him.
Also, doc has not been around much or at all lately, and usually the more he is around starting conversation, the more everyone else comes around and chats it up.
You know as much as anyone the limitations us US people have no a days. Even the A+ rated books get bashed by people. THere is not many casino offers that are great anymore, and when there is good ones, people come on and bash them also. Mostly because of slow pays, which does need to be pointed out.
I just think on the US side the forum has gone away from what it used to do which was help each other out with ways to get around things or find bonuses or ways to make money. Now when someone comes on and asks a question, instead of mentioned ways to help, someone else comes on and complains about something also.
Again, once doc comes back and gets his usual second wind and starts chatting it up, many others will be here chatting it up also. My guess is many of the old school chaps come back once a day and look at what is going on.
There are a ton of posts a day around here, just on the NON US area. And Andy is helping those guys make a nice amount of risk free profit a month.
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everyone should be taking advantage of that contest even if you only afford to deposit 100 or so. Deposits were easy and I busted out the 500 profit the first day. Super easy. Its as close to free money as it gets
Originally Posted by kidpoker
I have focused more on UK/RoW and also getting some casino chat going. Mainly as the US Sports guys were already doing a fine job. Nobody has given up and if anything there is much more going on now than before in the majority of areas, its just very very hard to get everything going at once.
Do you have any suggestions Ed on what to do to make it better?
RE Spammers = There are more mods now TCG so it should not last as long, would you like to be a mod? Your help would be very welcome?
Have a plan and stick to it
I'm glad you guys understood that I was respectfully questioning the direction of the forum, I'm not trying to cause trouble or point fingers, just want to know what is going on.
It is true that the UK side of the forum has stayed active...I have no interest in the stuff you guys do so I just pass by the UK threads. (Sorry, Americans just don't like soccer, tennis, golf, and badminton). I guess the point I was trying to make was that there's not much cookin' for us Americans. I think the main reason is the lack of sports in the US right now...NFL season is coming...it officially began today for me.
if there is interest i would love to get back into the swing of things around here.
to be honest it is a lot of work but it is work that i love doing. lets make a run at some football contests as well as some advertising and see what we can do to make this puppy run.
as far as a state of the forum address it is a good idea and i am all over it. you know me, i love to talk.
TCG hang in there give me a chance to make this place pop for football.