tjschaeffer wrote:Well, if I had known that I certainly would have saved myself some time and effort!
Yeah, sorry. Things get buried fast here and search sux.
But I too did not look into the amount of time for Woot to make the full changeover. In my opinion, I don't think there was much of an effect insofar as derby votes are concerned. If the initial blank switch itself didn't change things, then the relatively unpublicized completion of the switch probably didn't have much effect either.
Many of the die-hards left around that time, and were very vocal about it. So if "voters" were lurking the boards and followed, it would make sense.
I think the fact of the matter is that the newly designed site, with all its side sales and busy-ness has caused wooters to have less time for the derby.
I still subscribe to this theory. I find myself in the same predicament, and after all, everyone is like me aren't they?
On a side note I agree with Kevlar's point that it would be a shame for the derby to disappear.
Indeed. Maybe a marketing campaign along the lines of "Don't like what we print? Choose your own adventure!" would boost interest.