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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #375 on: May 15, 2008, 11:52:23 pm »
also, FH, SB, and VB don't have a website devoted exclusively to D3FH, D3SB, or D3VB like wrestling has with d3wrestle.com. All the sports out of the traditional top 3 (football, basketball, baseball) that you have added on here have a competing website - D3kicks, laxpower, whatever the track websites are - and doesn't look like they been particularly successful in generating much discussion.

Track/cross country has generated less than 2000 posts in over 2 years, which comes out to an average of less than 2 posts a day. Lacrosse has generated 474 posts - with 421 coming from one single conference - in over 2 years, not even an average of one post a day. Women's soccer has drawn 526 posts in a little less than two years. Men's soccer has generated 2573 posts - with with 86% of them from just two regions - in just over 2 years for an average of about 3.5 posts a day.

If you want to generate discussion, then creating a board for a sport that already has a competing website looks like to me that it hasn't been a particularly successful formula (unless you consider less than one and up to 3.5 posts a day successful at creating much discussion). The D3 wrestling website already gets very, very little discussion on it's forums as it is, so that either indicates there is a very small market for discussion of D3 wrestling or that their model has failed.

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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #376 on: May 16, 2008, 01:00:09 am »
I think you've wasted a large amount of time arguing against something I really don't have any intent of doing.

BTW, feel free to visit D3soccer.com.
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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #377 on: May 16, 2008, 01:03:10 am »
I think you've wasted a large amount of time arguing against something I really don't have any intent of doing.

BTW, feel free to visit D3soccer.com.

I've already been there, but I don't spend any time on there now since it wasn't created until the season was virtually over...

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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #378 on: May 16, 2008, 01:09:06 am »
I think you've wasted a large amount of time arguing against something I really don't have any intent of doing.

BTW, feel free to visit D3soccer.com.

I've already been there, but I don't spend any time on there now since it wasn't created until the season was virtually over...

By the way, the links for the regions don't work, I click on all of them and they don't take me anywhere.

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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #379 on: May 16, 2008, 09:15:45 am »
Site is still being built. That's why we haven't done any big rollout on it yet. Thanks, though.
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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #380 on: November 19, 2008, 03:04:46 pm »
Lacrosse

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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #381 on: November 19, 2008, 03:44:51 pm »
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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #382 on: November 19, 2008, 08:29:42 pm »
Is it time to shut down this thread?
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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #383 on: November 20, 2008, 12:38:21 am »
yes.

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Re: What Division III sport should we add a board for next?
« Reply #384 on: September 17, 2009, 03:03:12 pm »
If we added a board for volleyball, do you think the AVCA would promote it? Would D-III volleyball fans find out about it?

That's one of the factors I consider when looking at this stuff. I'm not sure we have a lot of fans already coming here who would cross over to volleyball. I wouldn't want volleyball boards to end up like women's lacrosse.

Recently the AVCA came to us looking for suggestions on how to start a D-III volleyball news site, in the style of our other news sites. I gave them some thoughts on that and also suggested a message board would be worthwhile, if they would support it.

They came back and said they were interested, so I started one.

http://www.d3boards.com/volleyball
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