I know I completely ignore some threads I see now. For me it is more the whole market is stale of news. We have 5 new Fedor and 3 new Coutour threads everyday where it rehashes what the previous days thread said. Now I either completely ignore the thread or just read the first post to see if it is anything new. Then if it is something new I will browse the responses quickly. More often than not I don't get past the first few posts. If I see a new topic, or even a new point of view on something I read it and get a little excited.
Like Triangle said, there are certain posters who usually have very insitefull posts. Clint usually clearly articulates what he wants to get across and makes good points. Sundance is the queen of one word answers that get me to laugh. Triangle, I tend to disagree with alot, but gives good arguments for his opinion. warchief, even with this being his second or third whatever langauge, usually keeps me informed of whats going on and gives a good explanation of why he thinks something is. He also doesnt lose his cool when people bash him. I respect that.
I dont look at rep at all, i dont give out much of it. There are certain people who I always give rep to (DW or whatever the name is that always posts the fights) or anyone that posts the matchs after the PPV's.
All in all, this is a good community, but like all message boards it is a growing society. When it gets larger those who were originally here dont like it anymore... It isnt how they remember it. THey start thinking things like "back when this started..." Basically they dont want change.
The BIGGEST problem though is that we can no longer have "Where is Evan Tanner" threads.... *cries*
"I am beginning to see you as something I might of stepped in... and I don't like the smell of it" -Burton (From Rad)
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