My guess is cheaper web hosting. I had the option with my web site to buy faster server response time for more $$$. Wasn’t worth it for me. May have been worth it for bike PGH but they may not have the funds to do this and everything else. Hence the volunteer web developer, etc. My guess is that is an in kind donation with the advertisement on the bike PGH website.
My superpowers are not as strong as Eric Boerer’s. He is able to block users.
Somebody give the man the power! While BikePGH may not care whether the forum dies, at least give the ability to police the board to someone who does.
Constructive idea: How can we use the msg-bd to gauge increased cycling by new riders, new to Pittsburgh riders, and riders who’ve ramped up the amount they bike in and around the city?
The heyday of this board was 2009-2013. Various things happened then. The rise of Facebook and other alternatives, a badly rolled out change to the board’s software, and the natural change of faces as people move on with their lives. Meh. Water over the dam, no need to rehash.
Instead, focus on what got people riding, talking, sharing ideas. We had games, like Tag-o-Rama, but also Wheelset Of Fortune, and a scavenger hunt to seek out the hundreds of protractors that got glued up all over the city. I, for one, had time on my hands or made time, to check out all these possibilities.
Second, we had well attended group rides. Some of the last pre-Flock Critical Mass rides got 150 or more riders. Tweed Rides, the Bridesmaid Dress ride, a couple of swimsuit rides, Midnight Mass, other night rides where we’d end up having pancakes at Ritter’s at 3:30 a.m. Today’s Underwear Rides still draw big crowds, so I know the interest is out there.
What’s next? I think this is more a question for the greater Bike-Pgh organization than the handful of die-hard MB participants. Do we even have a community anymore, and if not why not?
Blame it on Trump or George Wallace…
I didn’t see any ideas…constructive or not…only questions…??? which was sort of answered…the MB is kinda dead..and you would like it to be the center of pgh bike culture, etc…
advertise, advertise, advertise… a BikePgh app might help… a additional platforms…say FB or twitter… offer free food and sex… have a contest… offer free sex …start ’em young by talking in the schools about biking and etc… get the idea? …oh yea, did I mention, offer fr…
And really, the MB is poorly designed, even for its heyday…difficult to use…hard to logon, difficult to navigate, etc … no kindergardener would put up with the ui… only a few hacks from the old times nostalgically put up with it…while waiting the mills and penny farthings to come back… well, at least, banna bikes…
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