Monday, July 16, 2001 9:00 AM
I know the rumors section has a tendency to get out of control, but it's always fun to interact with the younger crowd. Their imagination and creativity are what take us to the future of rollercoasters - John Miller was in his early 20's when he devised up-stop wheels, and where would we be without them now...
rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
Monday, July 16, 2001 9:09 AM
not me. I never really visited it much.
Monday, July 16, 2001 10:01 AM
I'm glad to see it go. It was little more then uninteresting clutter. The only rumors that were credible enough to actually believe were already almost common knowledge anyway.
------------- everything's better with a banjo
Monday, July 16, 2001 1:46 PM
Why are the "rumors" Leaving?
"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
Monday, July 16, 2001 5:43 PM
I always enjoyed the rumors section. Even if they didnt come true it made for interesting reading.
Monday, July 16, 2001 6:13 PM
Did I miss something? When did Jeff say he was getting rid of the rumors?
Monday, July 16, 2001 6:14 PM
In the newsletter.
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
Monday, July 16, 2001 7:07 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2001 4:55 AM
I think that the rumours are a important part of coaster-surfing on the www.
its part of the fun! I think the loss of THRILLRIDE and the banning of rumours on other sites will influence the coaster talk on the net.
How boring will it be, if we have to wait for official announcements once a year?!
I can understand that companies and showmen hate the rumours, but thhey should accept it as a part of the business. They accept the internet as a means of advertisment, so they should accept the "negative" aspects created by enthusiasts as well.
For example: The german owner of the Giovanola transportable inverter EUROSTAR is extremely annoyed that rumours about the selling of the ride spread like hell a few months ago. The rumours were so spread out, that some of his colleages wondered that he was still travelling with the coaster. So now he is cursing the fans and the internet, BUT at the same time somebody finds an ad in an industry magazine, where EUROSTAR is up for sale. This ad was from the owner himself. So whats all the fuzz about?! Times change and the information media is used by lots of people. In fact the same people who fork up 5$ to ride Eurostar!
So keep the Rumours. They are part of the whole thing. Intelligent people will somehow manage to tell the possible things from the impossible, and will have fun anyway!
i was a teenage rollercoaster designer
Tuesday, July 17, 2001 8:25 AM
An impartial statement: removing the rumors section will stop those who frequented ThrillRide from moving over to CoasterBuzz for their fix. The announcement that the rumors section was to removed occured shortly after ThrillRide announced it was shutting down. Is there a relationship between these two events?
Tuesday, July 17, 2001 8:39 AM
When you think about it--all of them were either a response to something a ride-op told someone, or kiddies playing at the 'puter.
Tuesday, July 17, 2001 9:14 AM
Yes, it's not a coincidence that it has something to do with the ThrillRide closing. I was going for more of a Screamscapish rumor section. The problem is that Lance is far better connected than I am, and he has relationships with People Who Know(TM) all over the country. My contacts don't reach much out of Ohio, so I had to rely on submissions, which as you can see have been pretty poor.
So, instead of trashing my own credibility with nonsense, the rumors will go away.
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 12:51 AM
nO!!.. thrillride.. now coasterbuzz... whats left is only SCREAMSCAPE!!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 2:02 AM
Well, as much as I enjoyed them, it will be one less thing to update, manage and have to pay for. This site isn't cheap to maintain, either!
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 3:19 AM
Who cares, they were all lies anyhow!
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 4:38 AM
It's not really that the submissions have been that poor, Jeff...
Well, I can't tell for sure... but isn't this the slow season?
It is basically the middle of the operating season, so there will not be too many good rumors floating around until towards September where some parks throw hints at what's new for 2002 or so... or everyone comes up with their own speculations because they see a pile of wood in the back.
Either way, because the rumors are RARELY updated recently, I will not miss them.
I just hope that the new section kind of becomes a news/rumors where the rumors are semi-confirmed, with some kind of source... not just made up from staring at a block of cheese.
The Great Escape... Soon to become Six Flags Adirondack Escape!!!
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 5:11 AM
After a year and a half, most of it has been crap. Every once in ahwile I get something from someone I trust, and I'll even post that as bona fide news. X-Flight is a good example. I got a for-certain on that one a few weeks before they announced it, so I ran it.
I realize some people find it entertaining (people like fiction), but it clouds the mission of bringing people real news that is actually happening.
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com