So it has come to me and Jandsman's concern that the TV.com website has become so glitchy and so slow to repair that the site has become somewhat unusable at times. Activity throughout the entire site (not just the WWE forums) has dropped tremendously just this past month and many have moved on to greener pastures of other forums. The Roundtable has been greatly affected by this change as well. Activity has fallen markedly and because of this Jandsman suggested to me that we move the entire game to another website. I told him we mustn't be hasty and that we should wait until after Night of Champions, well now NOC has passed and still nothing has been done by the TV.com execs to repair the glitches associated with the website. Activity is still pretty much barren and TV.com has now essentially become a chore to visit rather than an entertaining distraction. So to you people of TV.com, we the general managers would like to propose a couple of options regarding the future of the roundtable.
A. Move the Roundtable to Facebook:
I'm going to be honest here guys, I check my facebook account way more often than I do TV.com. I know we've all been busy and have had little time to be on this website but I probably only log on to tv.com maybe five minutes every day (unless it's the day of a show) and that's it. On the other hand, even on a busy day, I still manage to check my facebook around 3 to 5 times a day with each time I visit ranging anywhere between 5 minutes to almost an hour. Facebook already has an established thing that's sort of like the forums called "Wrestling War-Tribe" and it's much much easier and more hands on to post videos, notes, messages on that page than it is on here. So to you folks of tv.com I ask you, should we move the roundtable from TV.com to a site that is far far bigger and far less glitchier than this one? I know some of you don't have facebook pages, but it's really easy to make one, and if you're against the idea of making your first and last name public, then just make a character page and use that one to post messages on the site. For example, I could have a facebook profile named Hurricane1123 and use that one to post on the Wrestling War-Tribe or on any other page we create. Let me know what you think!
B. Move the Roundtable to Gamespot:
For those of you not wanting to switch to facebook, a site that is very very similar to tv.com is gamespot. Both websites are run by the same company and have an identical layout, but for some reason Gamespot has a far better browsing enoyability than TV.com does. If you're worried about having to create an account on Gamespot, fear not as everyone whose created a TV.com account automatically already has a GS account. There's already a roundtable running on that site so the idea has been tested before and has proven successful (though on a smaller scale than TV.com). Switching would be a synch, the only problem is that since we'll be holding the roundtable on a different website, new visitors who might frequent this site will not know of the RT running on Gamespot and will most likely be less keen on the idea of moving to Gamespot to play the RT. Anyway, that's option B.
C. Move the Roundtable to Wrestlecrap
The Wrestlecrap forums are by far some of the most active, if not THE most active forums I've ever seen in my entire life. To give you an idea of how big it is, as I type this message right now, the episode of Raw that just ended already has 1,836 posts with 28,184 views. INSANE! The site is hilarious too, those guys are responsible for a lot of the video gif avatars and sigs you see on our posts here on tv.com and their photoshopped images are hilarious. The only problem with wrestlecrap is that because of the sheer volume of the traffic that visits the site, our little community will become lost in the shuffle. Not to mention that I think the forums already have a fantasy roundtable going that numbers in the 100s of people, but regardless it's a choice and attendance will never be an issue on that site. So there's that.
D. Stay on TV.com
The stats don't lie...
This is a dying website and people have fled to greener pastures, however this is where we all started the roundtable and is our little community's home. If you would like to wait out for the TV.com staff to fix the problems wrong with the website and would like to continue on here then Option D is definitely something worth considering. I don't really have the patience for this site, and I've gone days without visiting (mostly due to busyness) without any worry about missing out on anything. I'm not saying that I don't like you guys, no you guys are what make me come back to this site, but I feel like TV.com has become more of a force of habit than something entertaining. I still have yet to read Lightning's blog (sorry Lightning, I'll get to it eventually), but the website as a whole has just become boring to me and to a lot of other people it seems judging by the lull in activity. Regardless, let me know what you think.
General Manager Hurricane