*** This post was edited by coasterpunk on 10/23/2001. ***
It started off strong, but by '97 or so, there was little more than promises that it was going to be something great, get updated every once in awhile, or whatever. That never happened. The coolest domain name out there was wasted on a site as stale as an open bag of chips at a Weight Watchers meeting.
A few months after CoasterBuzz opened in January 2000, an e-mail was sent to WoC's mailing list indicating a new and improved site was coming, with a "My World of Coasters" concept where you could customize the home page and such. (Anything about that sound familiar?) It never happened.
Then late in 2000 the site was "acquired" by ThrillRide. The promise there is that the content would be integrated into ThrillRide, but for the most part, it never was. Apparently part of the deal was that if they made any money, Serio would get a share of it.
Needless to say, ThrillRide tanked, and the domain name went back to Serio. What's next? Who knows. At least no promise has been made about what it's going to be or how great it will be.
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
At least no promise has been made about what it's going to be or how great it will be.
It's too bad too, because that website, along with Thrill ride, was part of my daily staple. What really got lost were all the great reviews by Eric Griswold, and others. A shame, but I keep checking back, hoping to see a new and improved site. Non-money making websites, I imagine, are exceedingly difficult to keep up, so it was amazing it lasted as long as it did. The password thing is weird, though.
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*** This post was edited by nasai on 10/24/2001. ***
What really got lost were all the great reviews by Eric Griswold, and others.
Ah...I agree...he had some of the best trip reports around! I miss that site too...I wonder how many people are here that were on those msg boards..
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