roadkill1
What does this site get on average, 6 posts a day?
This used to be a must visit site.........not so much any more.


RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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safetysqueezepleezzee11
roadkill1 wrote:
What does this site get on average, 6 posts a day?
This used to be a must visit site.........not so much any more.


RK


It is PRIME summer man! Even as I get closer to 71 years of age, I simply don't sit around a keyboard on my computer much in the summer. Way way way too many things to do. People to see and talk to - things to do - books to read, newspapers to read, food plots to work up and put in, scouting for deer, grouse, etc. If all you have to do is
sit on a computer keyboard in July - something is wrong. I can understand if someone is ill, has had a recent loss of job, is physically unable to get outside; but most on this site are most likely extremely busy in the summer. It just goes to fast as it is. Plus some posters(myself included go on and on and on trying to support their ideas/opinions). I for one am going to try to stop doing this. I will 'try' to leave it to others to ALWAYS BE RIGHT. We all know who WE are!

Seeing tons of does with twins(one with triplets) up here in Price county. Deer head is on the rebound, but ANY doe season is stupid. They did give out about 1200 does permits for the county. Just was not needed yet this year but the
DNR knows all! Seeing a lot of young bears crossing roads hitting baits that many clowns up here locate close to roads.
Many of these small bears (100-150lbs or so) will get hit by vehicles. Some baiters are so stupid is is amazing - year after year they do the same thing. Mostly the people who run dogs, but even some who bait only do it. I used to bait when I bear hunted, but never had a bait within 1/2 mile of a road and usually not even within a mile.

Has been a nice summer - a bit on the wet side - a bit on the cool side(nites); but overall the bugs just haven't been that bad and I really don't know why. Ticks and mosquitoes have just not bothered me much???? Deer flies came early and are still here - they are the worst, then comes the horse flies but they don't come around my house much.

This is probably the longest I have spent on my computer at one time since late April. My dad is having some health problems so I am bit homebound yesterday and today. He looks to have rounded the corner - never know what is coming with a 95 year old. Tomorrow I will probably be outside from 6am till dark. Tons of things to do!

Surprised with the Brewer season a bit............ I knew Anderson and Garza would be 'abortions' - no surprise there, but Villar, Gennett, Braun, Lucroy, Jeffress, Guarra, Davis, Nelson, Carter and some others have either done what I expected or MORE. Trying to follow the Cubs, but my knowledge of the Cubs these days is limited. Last followed the Cubs in the mid-late 1960's till the Pilots came to Milwaukee.
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cncsion
I hear ya, and agree
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roadkill1
I have been around here a while, never have seen it this slow even with planting food plots and all.[]

A couple of Brewers series and no one even started a thread........unheard of![]



RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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diener34
Pinetar shows up on my Facebook feed anytime the Brewers/Packers/Bucks/Badgers seem to be suffering or about to be suffering a bitter loss.
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mickjagger
cncsion wrote:
I hear ya, and agree

Do my eyes deceive me ?

A true blast from the past .... !

Previous last post - 2/21/13 ....

How ya doin' Jim ?

Any word on your old buddy, Pinetar ?
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mickjagger
diener34 wrote:
[h]Pinetar[/h] shows up on my Facebook feed anytime the Brewers/Packers/Bucks/Badgers seem to be suffering or about to be suffering a bitter loss.

Sounds about right ..... considering the source .... [rotfl]
Wisconsin Sports Network Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012
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icons
10 posts since late Thursday night on a board with 20,.000 members? Pretty sure that cannot be attributed to it just being a slow time of year. This board was fun for a few years, but then the inevitable cliques began and someone even had the audacity to start a "Hall of Fame" to even further divide the board. Where are all the HOF members BTW? I thought they were the ones who kept this board and it's discussions going? []
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db11
icons wrote:
10 posts since late Thursday night on a board with 20,.000 members? Pretty sure that cannot be attributed to it just being a slow time of year. This board was fun for a few years, but then the inevitable cliques began and someone even had the audacity to start a "Hall of Fame" to even further divide the board. Where are all the HOF members BTW? I thought they were the ones who kept this board and it's discussions going? []


This is not even close to a reality.

Stone cold truth is, if guys like me, diener, Travis, longball, etc. have something to say, it's almost exclusively straight to social media with it.

Internet forums these days only survive if they're exclusive to any certain thing (Badgers, Packers, anime, pro wrestling, politics, video games). It's hard for all-encompassing sports boards to survive, in the days of "everyone's got a blog with a comment section."

HS scores are so quickly disseminated through Twitter now that score threads (and the inherent game discussion that followed) are heavily curtailed here and darn near pointless.

This was the discussion spot to be at up through about 2010. It was at that point that Facebook (and within another two years, Twitter) had completely consumed the friendly banter, and more often trash talk, between HS age kids. There no longer was any reason for them to hit up the conference message boards on WSN, post what they had to post, and then wait for someone to respond. The direct interaction and immediate reaction that exists in the social media world has rendered 80% of the WSN forum null-and-void.

Haven't you noticed how rare it is for new members to sign up and actually post on the forum? That's because most new accounts are solely created for Xtra subscribers or coaches to enter stats. The WSN Forum community is simply a lot smaller than those numbers would suggest.

People grow up, their priorities changes. Hell, my own desire to discuss college and pro sports is simply no longer what it was. It can be exhausting, and I just don't have the time or patience for it, especially as the internet becomes more viral and vitriolic. Honestly, I watch a fraction of what I used to (seen maybe 100 innings of the Brewers this year).

This community was built on the back of HS and college-age kids with a sprinkling of older concerned parties. As the former aged, their presence here became less-and-less, and they simply weren't replace with a new crop of youngsters. It's not like any perceived cliques drove away people who weren't here to begin with, or never had any inclination to join in the first place.
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formerwiacbaseballer
db11 wrote:
People grow up, their priorities changes. Hell, my own desire to discuss college and pro sports is simply no longer what it was. It can be exhausting, and I just don't have the time or patience for it, especially as the internet becomes more viral and vitriolic. Honestly, I watch a fraction of what I used to (seen maybe 100 innings of the Brewers this year).

It's easy to understand why!!!! [:-]
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coach40
db11 wrote:
icons wrote:
10 posts since late Thursday night on a board with 20,.000 members? Pretty sure that cannot be attributed to it just being a slow time of year. This board was fun for a few years, but then the inevitable cliques began and someone even had the audacity to start a "Hall of Fame" to even further divide the board. Where are all the HOF members BTW? I thought they were the ones who kept this board and it's discussions going? []


This is not even close to a reality.

Stone cold truth is, if guys like me, diener, Travis, longball, etc. have something to say, it's almost exclusively straight to social media with it.

Internet forums these days only survive if they're exclusive to any certain thing (Badgers, Packers, anime, pro wrestling, politics, video games). It's hard for all-encompassing sports boards to survive, in the days of "everyone's got a blog with a comment section."

HS scores are so quickly disseminated through Twitter now that score threads (and the inherent game discussion that followed) are heavily curtailed here and darn near pointless.

This was the discussion spot to be at up through about 2010. It was at that point that Facebook (and within another two years, Twitter) had completely consumed the friendly banter, and more often trash talk, between HS age kids. There no longer was any reason for them to hit up the conference message boards on WSN, post what they had to post, and then wait for someone to respond. The direct interaction and immediate reaction that exists in the social media world has rendered 80% of the WSN forum null-and-void.

Haven't you noticed how rare it is for new members to sign up and actually post on the forum? That's because most new accounts are solely created for Xtra subscribers or coaches to enter stats. The WSN Forum community is simply a lot smaller than those numbers would suggest.

People grow up, their priorities changes. Hell, my own desire to discuss college and pro sports is simply no longer what it was. It can be exhausting, and I just don't have the time or patience for it, especially as the internet becomes more viral and vitriolic. Honestly, I watch a fraction of what I used to (seen maybe 100 innings of the Brewers this year).

This community was built on the back on HS and college-age kids with a sprinkling of older concerned parties. As the former aged, their presence here became less-and-less, and they simply weren't replace with a new crop of youngsters. It's not like any perceived cliques drove away people who weren't here to begin with, or never had any inclination to join in the first place.


This is exactly it for me in a nutshell. I am not able to sit by a computer and type all day. However, I am one of the older parties to begin with!
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diener34
The "Clique" and HoF people were contributing like 90% of Non-High School board posts in the boards heyday.

Those Ginormus game threads in any sport back in the day was basically twitter before twitter.
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roadkill1
coach40 wrote:
db11 wrote:
icons wrote:
10 posts since late Thursday night on a board with 20,.000 members? Pretty sure that cannot be attributed to it just being a slow time of year. This board was fun for a few years, but then the inevitable cliques began and someone even had the audacity to start a "Hall of Fame" to even further divide the board. Where are all the HOF members BTW? I thought they were the ones who kept this board and it's discussions going? []


This is not even close to a reality.

Stone cold truth is, if guys like me, diener, Travis, longball, etc. have something to say, it's almost exclusively straight to social media with it.

Internet forums these days only survive if they're exclusive to any certain thing (Badgers, Packers, anime, pro wrestling, politics, video games). It's hard for all-encompassing sports boards to survive, in the days of "everyone's got a blog with a comment section."

HS scores are so quickly disseminated through Twitter now that score threads (and the inherent game discussion that followed) are heavily curtailed here and darn near pointless.

This was the discussion spot to be at up through about 2010. It was at that point that Facebook (and within another two years, Twitter) had completely consumed the friendly banter, and more often trash talk, between HS age kids. There no longer was any reason for them to hit up the conference message boards on WSN, post what they had to post, and then wait for someone to respond. The direct interaction and immediate reaction that exists in the social media world has rendered 80% of the WSN forum null-and-void.

Haven't you noticed how rare it is for new members to sign up and actually post on the forum? That's because most new accounts are solely created for Xtra subscribers or coaches to enter stats. The WSN Forum community is simply a lot smaller than those numbers would suggest.

People grow up, their priorities changes. Hell, my own desire to discuss college and pro sports is simply no longer what it was. It can be exhausting, and I just don't have the time or patience for it, especially as the internet becomes more viral and vitriolic. Honestly, I watch a fraction of what I used to (seen maybe 100 innings of the Brewers this year).

This community was built on the back on HS and college-age kids with a sprinkling of older concerned parties. As the former aged, their presence here became less-and-less, and they simply weren't replace with a new crop of youngsters. It's not like any perceived cliques drove away people who weren't here to begin with, or never had any inclination to join in the first place.


This is exactly it for me in a nutshell. I am not able to sit by a computer and type all day. However, I am one of the older parties to begin with!

For the record, I wasn't suggesting anyone"sit by a computer and type all day."[afro]

But a post or 2 on topics of interest doesn't take that much.


RK
"So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold
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wlhssuperjake08
I discuss almost anything related to sports on Twitter, instead of talking to myself on most of the sports topics here on WSN. Although, some can argue that I talk to myself on Twitter when I tweet. No PC filter from the higher ups, I can speak my mind freely without feeling the need to watch what I type, and I find more Dallas Cowboys fans on Twitter. =)
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pinggk
I stopped commenting because moderation got to be a buzzkill. Then I stopped even coming and reading because there was nothing of interest anymore.

I can't believe it's been 2 years now since I last commented.
If you were right, I'd agree with you
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