Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by tubeguru » 01 May 2014, 14:13

Perhaps you'd like to list your reasons for the forum "declining", and how I've been responsible, and then we can discuss it.

You can start a new thread for it if you like.
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by The Orange One » 01 May 2014, 16:26

May I propose possible reasons to the decline on the forum? Perhaps...

- Problems with the Tube upgrade plan mean people hate the tube more (weekend closures etc)
- The forum's been around for nine years, and in this time, there's only been one really major change to the tube, namely the loss of the East London Line
- Most people only attempt one challenge, it's the Full Network, and people usually attempt it just once
- Wikipedia does not mention the existence of a forum, or the existence of alternative challenges
- The new blood you need is students/the just graduated, but most students/recently-students are more interested in taking selfies
- The original members of the forum are only growing older, and I would assume the march of years makes tube challenging more difficult

That said, I guess some people on the forum are a little off-putting, including:
- Geoff and Andi, the two most famous tube challengers of modern times, used to take digs at each other all the time before Geoff stopped using the forum on getting his second record, which can seem immature. Andi's posts still remain, and one or two of Geoff's posts also remain (those which have not been converted into "trains")
- Rhys B, the youngest member of the forum, shows strong political views which can put people off
- Every few months, GuyBarry gets pernickety over one of the Quizzes and Games, creating a huge argument which is finally settled by Tubeguru either blowing his top or almost blowing his top
- Moley's signature lists himself as "Bad Cop" and Tubeguru as "Good Cop", leading prospective forum members who think Tubeguru is a grumpy old man to believe that Moley, who does not often post, is even worse, so they don't bother signing up

The rest of us have our moments as well!
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by TC95 » 01 May 2014, 17:15

The Orange One wrote: - The new blood you need is students/the just graduated, but most students/recently-students are more interested in taking selfies
That's me :)
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by TC95 » 01 May 2014, 17:16

Should you wish to continue your discussion can I recommend moving it to a different thread. After all, you're not posting about May 30th's Zone 1 event are you? Or are you?
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by The Orange One » 01 May 2014, 19:20

Oh well...
This Zone 1 Day is going to be fun, especially with mandatory Jubilee Line for Bond Street...

I'm going to get planning - since both Vauxhall and Regent's Park have been picked previously, there goes any chance of replicating the 02:40:34 route (with a 6 minute wait and a 5 minute wait)! Tweaking it, though...
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by nozzacook » 01 May 2014, 19:50

Any chance this thread can get back on topic.

If you want to discuss the decline of this forum then do it in "Comments & Suggestions".
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by The Orange One » 01 May 2014, 20:14

I have a Mansion House to Euston route, just to shake things up.
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by TC95 » 01 May 2014, 22:18

I don't know about anyone else, but I'm looking to be part of a team on the day
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by tractakid » 01 May 2014, 23:46

oh wow was any of that actually necessary?
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by Going Underground » 01 May 2014, 23:58

I am disappointed I really thought Neil was coming to Z1 day as his name was on the attendance list and my eyesight was not good enough to read the comment in small print, gee whizz and then it all kicked off after that :roll:
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by tractakid » 02 May 2014, 00:16

I think a lot of us would like to see tubeguru there, but he seems determined enough not to be, which is his choice.
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by greatkingrat » 02 May 2014, 09:20

To be fair to him, if I lived in Plymouth I wouldn't come either.
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by tractakid » 02 May 2014, 10:17

And then there is Nozza who commutes from Penzance!
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by tubeguru » 02 May 2014, 10:23

Does that mean that I'm obliged to come, because someone has come from further?
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Re: Zone 1 2014- Friday 30th May

Post by tractakid » 02 May 2014, 10:30

tubeguru wrote:Does that mean that I'm obliged to come, because someone has come from further?
No, just highlights how crazy Nozza is. Which is great :D
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