Alex Table Tennis - MyTableTennis.NET Homepage
  Help Desk Help Desk  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - What's happening?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

What's happening?

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
kolevtt View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: 06/13/2011
Location: European Union
Status: Offline
Points: 2463
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kolevtt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: What's happening?
    Posted: 11/20/2022 at 9:47pm
Hey, this forum was much more interesting place back in time.
What's happening? Looks like everyone is hybernating...

Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
jfolsen View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 03/15/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1164
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jfolsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/20/2022 at 10:21pm
Lots of posting during an international tournament, then it dies down. We are in a lull at the moment.
Back to Top
NextLevel View Drop Down
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Avatar

Joined: 12/15/2011
Location: Somewhere Good
Status: Offline
Points: 14098
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NextLevel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/21/2022 at 12:18am
People get older.  Some move and some likely stop playing and following TT.  Life is like that.
I like putting heavy topspin on the ball...
Mazunov
FH: C1
BH: C1
Lumberjack TT, not for lovers of beautiful strokes. No time to train...
Back to Top
stiltt View Drop Down
Assistant Admin
Assistant Admin
Avatar

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 418
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stiltt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/21/2022 at 1:57am
Covid really kicked table tennis in the belly in the last 2 years after our friendly rivals at TTD had already grabbed traffic. It was expected and now it is a very slow rebuild process but I am confident: do you remember when Apple stock was $7? it went up over $600 because great companies do not die, thanks to the hardcore faithful people who never switched. Same here!!! Tongue
Back to Top
stiltt View Drop Down
Assistant Admin
Assistant Admin
Avatar

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Offline
Points: 418
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stiltt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/21/2022 at 2:06am
Another factor is WTT taking over and proposing a different format, many may have a hard time to adapt to the new system, I know that I felt more comfortable before and that if WTT's efforts are remarkable in terms of bringing in new blood, they leave some people behind too. Us table tennis players are very resisting to change. The nature of the game is that the smallest change may destroy a game developed over years! look at the diameter of the ball increasing and then its passage to plastic, the uproar was incredible. Then the glue ban and the advent of boosters... those changes weren't bigger than what WTT brought.

We forget that table tennis is a ninja or kung fu like game, there is an important spiritual side to it and WTT's attempt to make it something closer to a reality show may have lost a few players. Those are still around, they are just less visible.

I still support WTT trying to emulate the tennis atp/wta system but I wish they do it with less bling-bling and favor a approach that makes us think whatever they do is here to stay forever.


Edited by stiltt - 11/21/2022 at 2:10am
Back to Top
bard romance View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 02/18/2016
Location: NO
Status: Offline
Points: 1060
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bard romance Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/21/2022 at 7:35pm
90% of discussion is equipment recommendations, Butterfly alternatives, and weird obsessive hate for WCT and Harimoto, with constant in-fighting between members of the forum with axes to grind. 

I get that there is only so much that can be discussed over time with table tennis, but, with the above being said, it doesn't take a genius to figure out why some people stop participating and many just stop even checking in entirely.
Back to Top
jackwong23 View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 08/14/2008
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 1912
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jackwong23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/21/2022 at 8:23pm
I have had enough with people like the copy and paste merchant, Tom and Mykonos. Totally waste of time to have discussion with these guys. See you guys in 10 years.
Back to Top
liulin04 View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 10/20/2003
Location: US
Status: Offline
Points: 6187
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote liulin04 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/21/2022 at 10:16pm
Still an active member since 10/20/2003.  I believe I'm still one of the very OGs when this forum first came into existence.  I don't visit as much now primarily because that I have more important things to do.  Back then I was a young lad going through high school and college, so I had plenty of time to spend on here.  But now with everything taking more precedence than TT such as family, career, health, economy, etc., I guess most people just decide to move on, or not participate as frequent as they did before.
Back to Top
yogi_bear View Drop Down
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Avatar

Joined: 11/25/2004
Location: Philippines
Status: Offline
Points: 7083
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yogi_bear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/22/2022 at 9:14am
Been here since 2003 (registered in 2004) and I do not find the forum dead. A little less traffic maybe but not dead. 

Edited by yogi_bear - 11/22/2022 at 9:28am
Independent online TT Product reviewer of XIOM, STIGA, JOOLA, SANWEI, GEWO, AIR, ITC, APEX, YASAKA and ABROS

ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course Conductor, ITTF Level 1 Coach
Back to Top
mon22 View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/05/2010
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1153
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mon22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/22/2022 at 10:13am
we are still here brother

I second liulin, time is a bit more spread out. I also think a lot more players are spending more time playing. 

On a different angle/perspective, 

I also think it is TT manufacturers with increase in prices. It’s a great time to play TT but rubbers costing just as much as blades really dented forum posts IMHO.

Also, it’s been years now. There’s lots of good information on our forum to lead members to better purchases etc. 

It’s just the pioneers and the reviewers and of course the EJs that are here posting.

I do agree, I do miss seeing new reviews left and right. 
I am a total Newb. Come at me!
Back to Top
jfolsen View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 03/15/2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1164
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jfolsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/22/2022 at 10:27am
I feel this forum is a bit more mature. You don't see a lot of "What is the fastest, spinniest racket with great control. By the way, I am a beginner and my budget is $50."
Back to Top
yogi_bear View Drop Down
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Avatar

Joined: 11/25/2004
Location: Philippines
Status: Offline
Points: 7083
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yogi_bear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/22/2022 at 12:54pm
Next year will be the 20th year anniversary of mytt. net! I think we are the oldest english tt forum?? please correct me if I am wrong. 
Independent online TT Product reviewer of XIOM, STIGA, JOOLA, SANWEI, GEWO, AIR, ITC, APEX, YASAKA and ABROS

ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course Conductor, ITTF Level 1 Coach
Back to Top
cole_ely View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/16/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 6757
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cole_ely Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/22/2022 at 2:09pm
Originally posted by jfolsen jfolsen wrote:

I feel this forum is a bit more mature. You don't see a lot of "What is the fastest, spinniest racket with great control. By the way, I am a beginner and my budget is $50."

Funny, that's what the about.com folks used to say about his forum 15 years ago.  I guess forums age like sunday school classes. People just stay in one and age together  


Edited by cole_ely - 11/22/2022 at 4:31pm
Wavestone St with Illumina 1.9r, defender1.7b

Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
Back to Top
Zwill View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member
Avatar

Joined: 11/10/2017
Location: Hungary
Status: Offline
Points: 145
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zwill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/22/2022 at 3:34pm
Originally posted by elgin elgin wrote:

Originally posted by jfolsen jfolsen wrote:

I am a beginner and my budget is $50."

You do see hot women with ugly guys all the time.
So nothing is really impossible 

But those guys have more than a $50 budget.
Wizard Tachyon Outer AN
FH: Joola Golden Tango PS max
BH: Tibhar Aurus Select 2.1mm
DHS No15 glue
Back to Top
koshkin View Drop Down
Silver Member
Silver Member
Avatar

Joined: 10/30/2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 516
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/22/2022 at 11:55pm
I've been here for a little while and the forum has certainly slowed down somewhat.

Stiga Alround Bengtsson ST
Dignics 09C
Dignics 05
Back to Top
BRS View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member


Joined: 05/08/2013
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 1490
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BRS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/23/2022 at 1:14am
Originally posted by stiltt stiltt wrote:

Another factor is WTT taking over and proposing a different format, many may have a hard time to adapt to the new system, I know that I felt more comfortable before and that if WTT's efforts are remarkable in terms of bringing in new blood, they leave some people behind too. 

...

I still support WTT trying to emulate the tennis atp/wta system but I wish they do it with less bling-bling and favor a approach that makes us think whatever they do is here to stay forever.

I'm really happy with how WTT is presenting the pro events.  I wanted to watch a first round WS qualifier from Dusseldorf Feeder yesterday and they had a decent livestream from every table.  Little things like that are important imo. 
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.081 seconds.

Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Web Wiz News
Forum Home | Go to the Forums | Forum Help | Disclaimer

MyTableTennis.NET is the trading name of Alex Table Tennis Ltd.

Copyright ©2003-2020 Alex Table Tennis Ltd. All rights reserved.