Mr.PandaI've been working an office job since 2014 but didn't show back up here till about 2-3 weeks ago now. Can't get over how slow this place is since the days of "is my weed laced" and such.
It’s wild how slow it is compared to the days of 07-11.
I think part of it has to do with that being a bit of a golden age for freeskiing in general. That era witnessed the birth of double flips, which blew everyone’s minds, and then eventually triples. And now we’ve kinda hit a ceiling with quads.
People are still freeskiing but that era felt like some of the most talented riders were still pioneering what was possible on jumps and seeing how far they could push it. People are still pushing the envelope but idk... it feels different now, or maybe I haven’t been paying attention.
I also think the website needs a massive overhaul as far as formatting goes. The forum layout is just too outdated. No one wants to scroll through miles of insanely lazy brain dead jokes and kids huffing their own farts over how HiLARiouS they are.
The site needs an autocollapse feature, where enough thumbs down just minimizes the comment, kinda like Reddit. The answer doesn’t really feel like it should be censorship and bans, it feels like it should be self-filtering.
I’d also go so far as to say the threads themselves should be structured more like a content aggregation site (looking at you again, Reddit) but I think I like the ability to bump old threads way too much for that.
I think the main threads should be sorted by latest reply as a default, but being able to sort by “popular now” (combination of “upvoting” by users combined with frequency of current replies) would help a LOT to give a breath of fresh air to the forum.
Nobody likes to use forums anymore. It’s just super clunky. Reddit is the exception, and for very good reasons that work extremely well for the site.