Am I alone on this?

Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:17 AM
I actually prefer the off season.

Seeing as I get maybe one visit to one park each year I've come to find out I enjoy the off-season here on CoasterBuzz much more than the on-season. Hearing of what's in developement and following the construction of all that is new is so much more exciting than going over trip reports and reading review after review. Am I alone on this?

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:20 AM
True, but the offseason seems to Generate a lot of topics like "Guess what's coming to <park> in <year>!?!?!" Although, there have been a lot of those as of late...

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:23 AM
I think reading trip reports is a lot better than just the same threads over and over - guess what's coming, cp vs. sfmm, flame the newbies, let the moderators moderate, what do you think of ___, etc. It's the same five threads over and over in the offseason. I enjoy the trip reports as a break from the monotony.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:25 AM
What I find amusing is all off season there is talk about "the new coaster at [insert park name here] for this year". Then the season begins (for seasonal parks that is), and then in mid May there are those who start whining "What will [insert park name here] get next year?" There are those that, after a few rides on the newest coaster at their local park seem to already be bored with that and are already looking ahead impatiently to what may be coming next year... or moaning that, even after just getting a new coaster, their fav park may not get one next year.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:27 AM
The reason I enjoy the offseason is that there is a significant decrease in kiddie posts.

However, I do agree that it is fun to keep up on all of the construction that is happening in amusement park land.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:32 AM
I agree, I like the talk here more interesting in the wintertime.

The summer trip reports are great for a while, but after I've read 50 reports for SFMM or CP, they get old. At this point, I only read the really rare ones (like the recent Lake Compounce report).

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 5:34 AM
wahoo skipper, ever since CPNut/Chris Sawyer/etc left there has been a significant decrease in kiddie posts. ;) Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't all of that take place in the off-season?

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 8:14 AM
isn't he still here, just with a different name?
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Thursday, July 24, 2003 8:23 AM
I'm not sure, I'm pretty sure that he's over at GTTP registered as Top Thrill Dragster? I may be wrong though...

PS- Every once and a while I get an IM from him talking nonsense about Jeff and his sites. I usually get a rise out of warning him a good bit then blocking him. :)

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Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. -Ernest Benn

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 8:25 AM
Regarding trip reports, I'll skim through the first few sentences, and quickly look over the post as a whole, to see if it is well written (most importantly), and doesn't have the typical list of coasters with ratings that mean nothing to anyone but the writer. Originality is key (and humor doesn't hurt, either). If I find no hook or if it's just uninteresting, I won't even bother.

Clonebiscuit's SFGAm trip report was the first one in quite a while that I read in its entirety, and it was excellent.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:56 AM

wahoo skipper said:
The reason I enjoy the offseason is that there is a significant decrease in kiddie posts.

Yeah, less nonsense to sort through while we're at work "working."

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:32 AM
And here I was thinking that everybody here worked the night shift or something! ;)

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 6:47 PM
The offseason does lend to topics like "What happened to Coasterbuzz?" and has a significantly smaller portion of "I need help/tips/discounts/magic 8 ball for <park> on <date>."

It feels much like a community around here during offseason because that becomes the only reason people log on.

On the other hand, there is a heck of lot less coaster related stuff to talk about.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:15 PM
I live in Colorado, so the off-season for amusement parks marks the beginning of the Ski season...so I like both seasons.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 8:08 AM
Last off-season, I wasn't registered but I read the posts. and I got so annoyed with the "Are you Gay?" and "Who are you?" posts. I always though that this site was Coasterbuzz, not peoplebuzz. And there is still plenty to talk about in the off season. like seeing coaster pieces on trucks and talking about the assembly of new rides at Parks.

So I like both seasons but in the off season some posts are really stupid!

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