Element wrote:Curious to know if there are any updates that can be provided on this. IMO, activity continues to drop.
I haven't heard anything new about the new site, but I'd have to believe it's a work in progress. The big problem right now seems to stem from a SEO perspective, as in redirecting links (especially if there's a new convention to naming links for the new site).
FWIW, I'm glad it's not happening soon while it's draft season.
Sticky Spice wrote:It's that same conversation I keep starting... everything is served to us on a silver platter with technology. The whole fantasy baseball experience just seems to be completely different than it was just eight years ago. Are people even seeking out forum-style communication about fantasy sports?
I view forums the same way I do neighborhood bars and pubs. There are plenty of them but they each have a character, an ambiance, a community, and a wealth of constructive discussion that's hard to find elsewhere. Most of all, they serve a need, even if it's not readily apparent. You can set up a similar community on Facebook or Reddit, like the Cafe, but it might suffer from a lower signal-to-noise ratio because of it.
Yes, there's a wealth of fantasy baseball content anywhere else and yes, blogs can also act as de facto discussion forums. I think the forums still have a place in today's web, if anything as a platform to ask questions and get immediate feedback. Perhaps, they need to be redesigned and repurposed in a slightly different way that feels more like a site to frequent and hang out in the context and standards of today's web.