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Thread: Is CCMB dying?

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    Is CCMB dying?

    Doesnít seem as many posts on here anymore?

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Messageboards in general I think. Everyone just uses twitter or reddit these days.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Too many posters who don't know how to debate without making it personal. Also becomes boring after a while sifting through the detritus of threads that start off promisingly and then just spiral into personal attacks.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    It's better off with quality than quantity.

    All the spats and bullshit can go on elsewhere on social media.

    There are a lot of groups and pages online so numbers are spread out. CCMB is a home for those who want to come and help each other out, have a moan or a rant if it's in context. And we are a bit of a family.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    not dying but less traffic these days

    no doubt if we're still in bottom 2 come xmas the calls for changing the manager will be result in more traffic on here or maybe if we win a game !

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    It seems that a lot of users left after the ads became overbearing. A lot of people use their phones instead of a laptop these days, and people have said they've had a gutsful accessing the board when doing so.

    I've used my phone on an occasion in the past and it was a nightmare in all fairness. I use my laptop and its fine as I use AdBlocker.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    The ads have always been a nightmare. The people that run the network think money before the punters who are using the service.

    Ad blocker is the only way forward really.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    The ads have always been a nightmare. The people that run the network think money before the punters who are using the service.

    Ad blocker is the only way forward really.
    The adblocker on my tablet has blocked 1,792,548 ads I'm not sure why people complain about ads on phones and tablets though, it's very simple to remedy.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Message boards are a thing of the past. Iíd be surprised if thereís anyone under 25 on here.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    The colonel’s site has taken its toll on this messageboard. When I first posted on here 7 or 8 years ago it was buzzing. It’s much quieter now which is such a shame. I have felt more at home on here than any other site. So I will always post on here until it comes to an end.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    The colonel’s site has taken its toll on this messageboard. When I first posted on here 7 or 8 years ago it was buzzing. It’s much quieter now which is such a shame. I have felt more at home on here than any other site. So I will always post on here until it comes to an end.
    Yep, I'll go down with the ship too, I started posting here in 1997 I think? I wonder how many mugs & t-shirts he sells?

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    The adblocker on my tablet has blocked 1,792,548 ads I'm not sure why people complain about ads on phones and tablets though, it's very simple to remedy.
    Yeah, I've been posting links about it for over a decade

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    The colonelís site has taken its toll on this messageboard. When I first posted on here 7 or 8 years ago it was buzzing. Itís much quieter now which is such a shame. I have felt more at home on here than any other site. So I will always post on here until it comes to an end.
    I agree with your somewhat apocalyptic post. It's a shame that this is not simply a football message board; some posters have been given far too much room. How on earth Chris and Jurrset were allowed their space I have no idea.

    Sorry Mike.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by rich munn View Post
    I agree with your somewhat apocalyptic post. It's a shame that this is not simply a football message board; some posters have been given far too much room. How on earth Chris and Jurrset were allowed their space I have no idea.

    Sorry Mike.
    There would only be half the posts if it wasn't for Jusset

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    I'll be there, with my little pick and shovel I'll be there.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Then there's people like me who reads daily but hardly ever posts. But by the same token I wasn't contributing to the heavy traffic of yesteryear either.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    I read this every day still. Some good stuff on here.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by simonp_ccfc View Post
    There would only be half the posts if it wasn't for Jusset
    The forum was much better, busier and dynamic when any topic was okay and there were bun fights galore.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    It's better off with quality than quantity.

    All the spats and bullshit can go on elsewhere on social media.

    There are a lot of groups and pages online so numbers are spread out. CCMB is a home for those who want to come and help each other out, have a moan or a rant if it's in context. And we are a bit of a family.
    It is a little familial even though I donít think I know a single person on here. I donít know how long Iíve actively posted (maybe 7 or 8 years?) but I do know that I made a clear choice between this and the Ďforumí based on a longish period of lurking on both - over time Iím certain that was the right choice based on the general attitude of CCMB posters.

    I find the introduction of a new one utterly unnecessary and detrimental to all of the message boards (everyone suffers).

    There probably arenít many new posters as someone pointed out so sharing potential users across 3 boards isnít helpful to anyone. Did I read somewhere that one of the other boards was trying to raise money from posters to support the site? That seems totally unnecessary to me but if Mike (unlikely as that is) suggested it here Iíd be happy to contribute because of the entertainment itís provided for many years.

    I post in spurts but check in every day. Itís still varied enough for me but I have noticed weíre in a bit of a fallow period

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    I didn’t know there even was another board, apart from ***** board that is. It is quiet on here but maybe the regulars are all gett7ng a bit older and don’t have as much time or inclination as did 20 years ago when I started posting on here as goats. It was very busy back then with all sorts going down in the chat room as Sam hammam appeared on the scene.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    New posters on here can expect to be picked up for grammar and spelling. I'm sure it deters some. The other board mentioned can still be viewed without paying a subscription but you see a few adverts instead. Here you see a shit ton of adverts without an ad block. All the boards are really quite different in their own way and I just think some suit individuals better than others. This board has plenty to offer though. I certainly wouldn't think it's dying.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    Doesnít seem as many posts on here anymore?
    I Hope not as it means I'm dying or dead ?
    Perhaps a bit more politeness might help.

    Are there other boards better than this ??

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    The forum was much better, busier and dynamic when any topic was okay and there were bun fights galore.
    If you say so, constructed bun fights are okay its the weak arguments that attract insults, that may put folk off , or taking the mickey out of folks grammar .

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Parry View Post
    Message boards are a thing of the past. I’d be surprised if there’s anyone under 25 on here.
    Umm... hello (I'm 20 ) but you are correct tbh - Facebook groups, Twitter and Reddit tend to have more participation

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    I didn’t know there even was another board, apart from ***** board that is. It is quiet on here but maybe the regulars are all gett7ng a bit older and don’t have as much time or inclination as did 20 years ago when I started posting on here as goats. It was very busy back then with all sorts going down in the chat room as Sam hammam appeared on the scene.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by goats View Post
    I didn’t know there even was another board, apart from ***** board that is. It is quiet on here but maybe the regulars are all gett7ng a bit older and don’t have as much time or inclination as did 20 years ago when I started posting on here as goats. It was very busy back then with all sorts going down in the chat room as Sam hammam appeared on the scene.
    Doubling up on posts is an excellent way of increasing traffic....

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wales-Bales View Post
    The adblocker on my tablet has blocked 1,792,548 ads I'm not sure why people complain about ads on phones and tablets though, it's very simple to remedy.
    Not always so simple. I couldn't get an effective adblocker on my last phone (32 bit not 64 bit). I changed it at the start of the year and now no problem. But don't assume everyone has the same kit as you.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    All three main CCFC boards have their own personality and style - and i read and post on all of them.

    This is the one I come to first, though. Habit, familiarity and a community that I like most of the time.

    It's not dying, just going through a quiet period.

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by jon1959 View Post
    Not always so simple. I couldn't get an effective adblocker on my last phone (32 bit not 64 bit). I changed it at the start of the year and now no problem. But don't assume everyone has the same kit as you.
    I've been using the same adblocker for years on all kinds of devices. Android is Android. If you were using something else then more fool you! Anything besides Apple and Android is crap

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    Re: Is CCMB dying?

    Quote Originally Posted by goats View Post
    I didn’t know there even was another board, apart from ***** board that is. It is quiet on here but maybe the regulars are all gett7ng a bit older and don’t have as much time or inclination as did 20 years ago when I started posting on here as goats. It was very busy back then with all sorts going down in the chat room as Sam hammam appeared on the scene.
    I remember when Sam first appeared on the scene, my username was Sam Hammam. Some people thought it was him until Mike rumbled me and kicked me off. True story

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