Join Date: May 2002
Location: I come from just the otherside of nowhere
Re: Remember The God Ol' Days...
Once WE got to this gigantic stage it lost the sense of community that it once had. I dislike aspects of this "new W-E" but mostly find myself visting here out of boredom more than any sense of comardary or the enjoyment I once had for the place.
This new generation of WE forum members is a product of the general age and maturity of a majority of these new posters and the hierarchy which they model themselves on. What is left of the older generation either don't vist often enough or don't really care what happens as what they viewed as being "there WE" has long since faded into the distance. Wrestling-Edge has always been one of the popular news sites, who are (and I mean no offence by this to Amish it is just an observation on my part) are all rank and uniform, by which I mean they all offer the advertising pitch (ie. softcore pornography which attracts any male or female wrestling fan over a certain age which doesn't have to be the legal one, these people are of course WE, WZ, PWS, NoDQ and other sites key demographic, while an older group might take there news from PWInsider and PWTorch, these will not take news unless it has been scourced from these) and get there news from the same or similar sources. WE has been a sucessful one.
The forums have for the most part been well run in all the time I've been here. While I have not always agreed with some aspects of how this forum has been run, nor have I been a fan of some of the staff members (and some of them have not been all that fond of me). Of course the general maturity of the forum as a whole now seems to me to be of a low standard (to me at least, but I would put this down examples set by some members and the ages of some members), which is what sends me to other smaller forums.
One always seems to glorify what has been, I would bet my life in two or three years time someone who has just began posting here will say how it has "gone to hell".
Those are just my observations anyway.