Rollercoaster.com purchased by ThrillRide

Posted Thursday, December 21, 2000 6:18 AM | Contributed by Brandon Rodriguez

As it was announced, the long-dormant rollercoaster site/domain RollerCoaster.com has been purchased by ThrillRide, and plans are already underway.

[Ed. note: In the press release, the sites incorrectly say that World of Coasters has the largest database of coasters and parks. Read the CoasterBuzz resonse.]

Thursday, December 21, 2000 6:38 AM
Jeff, nice response. I used to look at Thrillride regularly, but now I have to get pretty bored before I'll bother.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 8:17 AM
For some reason the response didn't load on my computer. I still enjoy reading Thrillride, especially for my weekly dose of Rumors, many of which have come true.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 8:29 AM
john peck's avatar Bob at Thrillride still does a very attractive job with the site, though. I have noticed that updates and Wild Rumors have been slowing down a bit, especially with the personal forums sites like Coasterbuzz entering the market. But now, with a larger domain, he will be able to grow sooooooo much more!

Jeff, always keep the site fresh and you will always have visitors!

Remember people, to help with costs, always click on sponsers links here on Coasterbuzz and other large free coaster sites!
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 8:34 AM
Jeff's avatar Truth be told, I like the features on ThrillRide, but don't care much about the rumors. We have rumors here because people want them, and I get about a half-dozen every day.

I just wish they would have researched their claim a bit before making it. RCDB has even more rides than we do here.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 9:13 AM
OK this regards the claim about who has the largest online data resource....... WHY DOES IT MATTER? all that matters is that they're all good resources.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 9:48 AM
Well I happen to check out Thrill Ride more than this site.....

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Thursday, December 21, 2000 9:54 AM
Jeff's avatar I think I explained my position on the matter pretty clearly. It's not CoasterBuzz with the biggest database either, but to blindly claim that your product is the (your superlative here) isn't right if it's not true. I'm sure the staff of RCDB, and certainly the many members of this site who have been contributing to its database would like a little credit where it's due. If you've ever been a part of the creation of anything that you're proud of, you'd certainly feel the same way, and defend it when challenged.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 12:00 PM
john peck's avatar Yes, well said! *** This post was edited by john peck on 12/21/2000. ***
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 2:14 PM
My web site is better than yours! Seems to be a very popular topic among the various coaster sites on the net.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 2:16 PM
Jeff's avatar At no time did I say that my site is better than anyone's. Don't take it out of context. What I did say is that to lay claim to something that you don't have is wrong.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
*** This post was edited by Jeff on 12/21/2000. ***
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 2:21 PM
This site ROCKS!!!!!! I think it'smuch better than Thrill Ride.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 3:42 PM
What's the new site going to be called?? www.thrillride.com, or www.rollercoaster.com, or what, and how do you make those things at the bottom of the screen, you know when you type something, and then it has ------ and then it says something, how do you do that?
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 4:02 PM
Jeff's avatar Go to "Personal Buzz" at the top and click on it, then "Edit Account." It's the signature.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 4:28 PM
Personally, I think the whole reason Jeff posted the press release (and I could be wrong here) is so that media outlets that make coaster shows won't accidently give incorrect info if they regard to ThrillRide.com

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 5:23 PM
This site is great, so is Thrillride.com, point being that both are great sites and are both very welcome in my eyes as a coaster enthusiast. I agree that it is not fair to say that rollercoaster.com's database is the largest of its type on the 'net, but I do think that the purchase of the site and its contents by thrillride.com can only mean great things for enthusiasts.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 5:50 PM
What is the big deal about having the biggest database as it is? Bigger is not always better! A lot of good sites do not take claim to much of anything and people ignore them because they are big. Look at sites like...
http://www.geocities.com/ridesource/
or
http://www.r-extreme.com/

Both of these sites do not take claim to being the biggest, best, or anything such but are on the site to provide good information to people and make there marks. Thrillride! is still one of the best sites on the net, but these two sites I listed are every bit as good as Thrillride! and this site. The only difference is big for them is not having the largest database or being the greatest, but making more people happy with the information there and to make sure it remains the best they can do. Maybe sites should be more like them instead of fighting over the biggest. *** This post was edited by DragonCyrs on 12/22/2000. ***
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 7:12 PM
I enjoy both sites for different reasons and dont care who has the larger database but agree with jeff that you should claim something if it isnt true.
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Thursday, December 21, 2000 7:49 PM
I would love to see rcdb, coasterbuzz, coasterglobe, and one page whose name I have forgotten that has a pretty extensive list of European coasters combine their databases into a more global directory.
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Friday, December 22, 2000 4:12 PM
I have a question. Does this sound suspiciously like the Cedar Point/Magic Mountain debate going on elsewhere?

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