wow, snarky much?
Apparently I am not allowed to voice my opinion, so I'm herein officially neutral on the results of this thread, and defer to the decision of the admin.
Holly, you know very well you can post your opinion…but as you can see, a (mostly) positive discussion has been going on about this legit question. For someone with your longevity here to simply post “I don’t see a need” could certainly cause a bit of frustration!!!!
State your opinion….many have and THAT was encouraged from post one.
Banane wrote:Has anyone met a really fast runner and invited them to the board and received feedback as to why they wouldn't join/post? That would be more concrete then guessing it's because we're too slow, or because we have recipes posted...
Actually, on several occasions. I have been a huge promoter of RM from DAY 1, bringing over non-runners, those once against any sort of physical activity and those who are fast and slow. I HAVE specifically asked very fast runners and some pro triathletes to check RM out. Most times when an HONEST review is requested….the first reply is that it seems that it is truly a “running community” which they envy… BUT it takes them forever to find anything related to sport-specific knowledge base or training/racing. I have been told that using the “posts since you last visited” is a nightmare as you can not pick out valuable RUNNING topics. If a topic is not cluttered with non-running related posts, a thread can often be choppy with hijacks or non-topical comments.
SLOWTWITCH.com is a very sport-specific triathlon site, yet they can be rude, obnoxious and unkind, a place that no one wants RM to be. But a ton of people go there to learn and get better….that was ALL I was suggesting. We have what they don't...and vice versa.
I am frustrated by this thread and honestly wish I had not even put it out there. Great, constructive comments have been posted by many people and other comments have been made from people who would never lurk on the topic I was suggesting anyway, so what did we accomplish.
There was nothing snarky about it…7 pages later, I think everyone has the right to