Poll

7 votes (17.5%)
19 votes (47.5%)
15 votes (37.5%)
9 votes (22.5%)
2 votes (5%)
10 votes (25%)
11 votes (27.5%)
2 votes (5%)

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Deck007
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October 16th, 2015 at 10:29:55 AM permalink
This is what the Boss Zuga says in the companion thread. So he can go with his "scientific poll" or see what members here say.


"Judging by the number of threads of a dying forum in the last few months and sheer volume of posts made in those threads , I am inclined to say the forum certainly is not dying. It just goes to show the passion members here have for WoV. You gotta respect that.

Granted the number of members online did drop a bit, which is a result of some members hating the "changes" and some banned members. But mind even though they no longer log in, some of them sure still lurk around.

Now what has really changed on here , really? Two things :

1. The new design - like it or not it was long overdue and bound to happen. The old design and 90s style had to go.
2. The ads - again like it or not its what is paying the bills. Everywhere you go you see ads, whether we talking about social networks, news websites, TV or even your car wash. The ads are part of the world we live in.

Everything else remained the same. The concept , the structure , the content , the membership ( well most of it ), the Admins, and the Wizard himself is still here."

I also see a lot of concerns here about the traffic numbers, and couple of you provided links to "traffic estimator sites', that are showing the decline. Fortunately for us, the only relevant and precise source is the google analytics , which shows an actual boost in traffic numbers ( slow but steady rise in the last year and half ).
Zuga
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October 16th, 2015 at 11:37:57 AM permalink
Quote: Deck007

So he can go with his "scientific poll" or see what members here say.



beg your pardon? what is suppose to be my "scientific poll" ?
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AxelWolf
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October 16th, 2015 at 11:52:45 AM permalink
Quote: Zuga

beg your pardon? what is suppose to be my "scientific poll" ?

I'm am now comfortable with the "new" forum and it's grown on me as suspected. I'm sure others feel the same(good luck having anyone not in green admit that)

My biggest compliment to the owners is that you guys seemed to have let it run as if it was when the Wizard owned it. Hopefully the new owners will keep it that way and keep Mike on for years to come. If not, I hear 1BB wants to buy and run the site.

My biggest complaint. I can't really think of a new one.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
waasnoday
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October 16th, 2015 at 12:52:05 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'm am now comfortable with the "new" forum and it's grown on me as suspected. I'm sure others feel the same(good luck having anyone not in green admit that)

My biggest compliment to the owners is that you guys seemed to have let it run as if it was when the Wizard owned it. Hopefully the new owners will keep it that way and keep Mike on for years to come. If not, I hear 1BB wants to buy and run the site.

My biggest complaint. I can't really think of a new one.



Thanks Axel, I was trying type a response to this thread and you pretty much covered it. The Wiz is still here and the corporate touch has been minimal.
darkoz
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October 16th, 2015 at 1:27:20 PM permalink
Can a moderator change the thread title so say "poll" so we don't get confused which thread we are opening?
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October 16th, 2015 at 1:43:15 PM permalink
Done.
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1BB
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October 16th, 2015 at 2:39:37 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I'm am now comfortable with the "new" forum and it's grown on me as suspected. I'm sure others feel the same(good luck having anyone not in green admit that)

My biggest compliment to the owners is that you guys seemed to have let it run as if it was when the Wizard owned it. Hopefully the new owners will keep it that way and keep Mike on for years to come. If not, I hear 1BB wants to buy and run the site.

My biggest complaint. I can't really think of a new one.



I assume you are joking, Axel, but I'll once again attempt to set the record straight for those not in on the "joke". I have no desire to purchase this site and not once did I even remotely express any such desire.

One individual, for reasons known only to himself, has mentioned this several times knowing it to be false. This dissemination of false information has gone on unchallenged by anyone here. Don't they have a name for that?

I like a good joke as much as the next person but not if there's the slightest chance that it could be detrimental to the site. If someone browsing came away with the idea that it was for sale it could change the way they look at it. Reckless misinformation has a way of getting out of hand quickly.

As long as I'm posting I'll take this opportunity to comment on the new site. I liked it on day one and I like it now. I'm not the most computer savvy member here and I have no problem whatsoever with the navigation. The ads don't bother me in the least. In fact, there's room for more ads.
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AxelWolf
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October 16th, 2015 at 2:56:01 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

I assume you are joking, Axel, but I'll once again attempt to set the record straight for those not in on the "joke". I have no desire to purchase this site and not once did I even remotely express any such desire.

One individual, for reasons known only to himself, has mentioned this several times knowing it to be false. This dissemination of false information has gone on unchallenged by anyone here. Don't they have a name for that?

I like a good joke as much as the next person but not if there's the slightest chance that it could be detrimental to the site. If someone browsing came away with the idea that it was for sale it could change the way they look at it. Reckless misinformation has a way of getting out of hand quickly.

As long as I'm posting I'll take this opportunity to comment on the new site. I liked it on day one and I like it now. I'm not the most computer savvy member here and I have no problem whatsoever with the navigation. The ads don't bother me in the least. In fact, there's room for more ads.

Of course it was a Joke and more at the person who keeps saying that. Is that BOZ?? I can't remember

I'm absolutely not a 1BB hater, I'm a fan. I really enjoy your membership here. I sometimes think you're way way off base with some stuff, and other times I think you're exactly right where others fail to see the truth.

I'm very annoyed when you welcome trolls and sock-puppets. I guess they need love to.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
1BB
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October 16th, 2015 at 3:12:21 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Of course it was a Joke and more at the person who keeps saying that. Is that BOZ?? I can't remember

I'm absolutely not a 1BB hater, I'm a fan. I really enjoy your membership here. I sometimes think you're way way off base with some stuff, and other times I think you're exactly right where others fail to see the truth.

I'm very annoyed when you welcome trolls and sock-puppets. I guess they need love to.



Honestly, I'm not that good at identifying trolls and have been taken in more than once. I do believe there has been at least one, maybe two, posting this week. How they get away with the insults is beyond me.

I'm leaving for NYC in an hour or so to spend the night. Then on to AC for the weekend with good friends. My wife has comped tickets to Jenny McCarthy. It's not my cup of tea so she'll have to take a lucky friend. If anyone wants anything checked in AC tell me now or forever hold your peace.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
Deck007
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October 16th, 2015 at 6:02:04 PM permalink
Well I suppose you are waiting for my take on this having just woke up because of the time zone.
Only 26 have polled. Hopefully for a multi million dollar site I expected I expect more will response.
I suspect of the 13 (50%) who disagree my guess is they are from the owners, management, moderators and close associates.
For those posting and visiting less instead of more than before it is really telling. 10 to1.
It is not for me to claim I am correct but content is just as important to you as the advertisement.
I know the lurker who click on your ad is what matters to you and you have claim there is no drop-off here. So you can rightly claim you are right.

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