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Drew Thompson
05-05-2001, 05:23 PM
What do you think Thrillride should have on their new site that they're lacking now?

Jonathan Gelert
05-05-2001, 05:44 PM
Those neat park reviews from rollercoaster.com!

coastergenius100
05-05-2001, 06:34 PM
I think that becuase you purchased world of coasters that you should take over their database, you had a kick*** database there. So can u add it here.

revolt
05-05-2001, 06:55 PM
i think thrillride should have there own reporters that arent paid...u know ...like for me u send me to alton towers and i bring u back loads of photos and a full review like that.....and u cud send loads of ppl to loads of places...and all of us here form one place cud meet up and go round the park together for a better report.....what u think ?

robotman4
05-05-2001, 07:48 PM
I love the idea posted by revolt. Any way to get to ride more coasters is awesome. Another good thing for the site would be videos of each ride in action from the view of a rider. CP does this at their website and although it does no justice to the rides, it is still cool. I get excited just watching the Magnum climb the lift hill and watching MF drop.

Corkscrewed
05-05-2001, 08:47 PM
two words: On-Ride POV Videos
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Old Crow
05-05-2001, 09:30 PM
I think thrillride needs to be more photo friendly. Oh sure we get to see some great photos but I would like to see them a little larger. A gallery is what I want. A place were people can post there photos. Maybe a photo contest?

ComicRider
05-05-2001, 10:51 PM
Thrillride needs columnists, like MousePlanet.

CoasterMike
05-06-2001, 03:31 AM
Well, I love the rumors section, and now with the forums I think the site is complete. Add some RCT downloads, give it about a year, and Danimation should have a strong competitor

revolt
05-06-2001, 07:52 AM
can a admin go over my idea because i think it would be great and it would be a laff going round parks with fellow thrill ride mates <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> thank you..
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Amy
05-06-2001, 09:58 AM
If you want photos, you could always head over to Joyrides or a few other great coaster sites that are dedicated to showing just pictures.
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Drew Thompson
05-06-2001, 01:23 PM
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<BR>On 2001-05-05 19:48, robotman4 wrote:
<BR>I love the idea posted by revolt. Any way to get to ride more coasters is awesome. Another good thing for the site would be videos of each ride in action from the view of a rider. CP does this at their website and although it does no justice to the rides, it is still cool. I get excited just watching the Magnum climb the lift hill and watching MF drop.
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MIKEska22
05-06-2001, 01:41 PM
i think what thrill ride needs *really* basd is an UPDATE TO THE RUMORS SECTION. Its beeen like 2 weeks...im dyin over here
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alpengeistlover
05-06-2001, 02:14 PM
VIDEOS And I mean lots of them!

SFOG 52401
05-06-2001, 05:38 PM
I know almost about everybody said this but I'll just add on to it.
<BR>I think that you should have videos(POV)of every ride you have reviewed on ThrillRide!

revolt
05-07-2001, 02:29 PM
yeh videos that work on real player would be nice...

skatestreet
05-07-2001, 03:37 PM
I think they need to expand their designer profiles.
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<BR>Intamin, B&M, and Giovanola exist, you know.

Sir Willow
05-07-2001, 11:56 PM
Definately would like to see the WoC database up, with the listings of coasters at each park, pictures and stats for each coaster, and the rankings based on site member's voting for them.
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<BR>Also the trip reports being linked in each park's profile was nice. I'd like to see all of that back.
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<BR>POV videos are ok, but there are lots of places to get those. Maybe links to them would be good.
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coastergenius100
05-08-2001, 12:37 PM
True, and there arne't that many good databases out there, there are a few but they weren't as good as WoC's database, and they have been needing to update it.

Drew Thompson
05-09-2001, 04:07 PM
These are all great suggestions. As you can see, the admins have been adding to and updating CoasterTalk (and the whole website for that matter). As they advance, your ideas may get included.

coastergenius100
05-09-2001, 04:47 PM
So are you going to get your database up or what?

ThrillNetwork
05-09-2001, 04:54 PM
Yes we are working on that right now. As you know their database was a little out dated and we are updated the total data base. All I can say is hang on and bare with us.

The Beast
05-10-2001, 07:22 PM
Much more pictures of all rides and parks

BryanWood
05-11-2001, 02:11 PM
How bout making a Thrillride! Magazine? That would be soooo sweet! I would subscribe for sure!

Drew Thompson
05-12-2001, 12:58 PM
That would be just another thing to worry about... anyways there is already a roller coaster magazine called; you guessed it, Roller Coaster!. Just contact ACE for more info on a subscription.

X-Flight
05-13-2001, 08:39 AM
Thrill Ride should have next is:
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<BR>Nothing it should close down!!
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<BR>If you guys think that I'm mean,then fine I'm mean...but Thrill Ride needs somebody to complain about all the negative stuff!So that they can fix the problems(which is alot!!)

Des West
05-13-2001, 01:38 PM
So then, since you have so many complaints about this awesome site, why don't you list your probelems so they can fix them! Duh!
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<BR>Oh and PS. If you hate this site so much why do you keep posting to it?
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<BR>You have 27 posts so far.<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Des West on 2001-05-13 13:40 ]</font>

Pulobear
05-15-2001, 07:58 PM
i Think thrillride should have a special section where u can see old photos of older defuct rides that arent around for the new comers to the coaster enthusit life styel.

Sir Willow
05-16-2001, 03:46 PM
So X-Flight, what problems are you talking about? How about some specifics? Things can't be fixed if people don't know what needs it.
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<BR>And if you want to see it shut down, they why are you here? And why are you posting? No one has made you come here and post. If you feel it is a waste of time, then why are you wasting your time?
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<BR>That's not meant as a slam, just trying to point out that obviously you've found something you like here since you keep coming back. So what is it, and how can it be improved?
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CoasterClyde
07-06-2001, 12:01 PM
Rollercoaster.com had a sweet database of trip reports. I wish Thrillride took over those reports. They could make a good trip report from scratch too.

Anaconda
07-06-2001, 12:16 PM
I'd also like to see the WoC database up, especially the TV listings. Plus, I'd like the old Thrillride Ride Reviews Graphics back (just for the ride reviews) b/c the glowing names and everything was just totally cool.

SFGAdvGal
07-06-2001, 05:17 PM
designer profiles need to be updated
<BR>tv listings are a good idea
<BR>a list of record holders
<BR>and an expanded coaster terms section

NitroFreak
07-06-2001, 05:28 PM
A chatroom would be nice - <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">

Nosk8er
07-07-2001, 05:41 AM
a magazine or even a pamphlet would be nice but what would really be cool would be chat rooms....

Andy Rathe
07-07-2001, 07:18 PM
The question of chatrooms came up on a mod discussion a little while ago. One of the issues we had is moderating it adequately; if a flame war develops in real time it could get nasty VERY quickly with no-one to step in and stop it.
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<BR>However, let us know what you all think as it is still an idea that is being explored.

Whodaman88
07-07-2001, 08:13 PM
Wat Sfog said a while ago would be nice. POV videos after the ride reveiws that let you "ride" it yourself, and then Rate it one to ten!

Ben Keller
07-08-2001, 01:10 AM
How about a meeting somewhere.

SkeeJ
07-08-2001, 02:15 AM
Id like to see thrill ride restore its old look. I liked how under ride reviews each ride was outlines in a cool color, and then on top of each ride review there was a thing that said thrill ride with a cool pic behind it, like on Volcano there was a volcano graphic with it. Now the site is ugly, and not as fun to search through. I also like the dark background with the yellow text. Why did they do away with all the cool site graphics?

HighJander
07-08-2001, 02:24 AM
I havent seen a news and rumors update in awhile... its not like u guys, what's going on?

commontator
07-08-2001, 03:47 PM
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<BR>The question of chatrooms came up on a mod discussion a little while ago. One of the issues we had is moderating it adequately; if a flame war develops in real time it could get nasty VERY quickly with no-one to step in and stop it.
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<BR>Just install block features, that way if someone doesn't want to listen to someone, they don't have to.

Andy Rathe
07-08-2001, 06:29 PM
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<BR>I havent seen a news and rumors update in awhile... its not like u guys, what's going on?
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<BR>Rob is on holiday (IMO a well-earned one!) He'll update when he gets back.

Amy
07-08-2001, 07:11 PM
Hey, X-Flight, you got your wish. Thrillride is closed down. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cry.gif">

Bob Dunn
07-08-2001, 11:47 PM
Sadly guys, yeah. The main site is closing, but the boards are growing. I'm locking this, but look up! Keep the boards alive with your intelligent posts!!