Is covers.com more alive or dead now than 5 yrs ago???

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Posted: 1/25/2017 9:15:11 PM
just seems like the threads are not really that active.  Maybe it's just me 
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Posted: 1/25/2017 10:05:10 PM
You are right.  Things were way more active 5 years ago 
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Posted: 1/25/2017 10:23:40 PM
Now Twitter houses most of the Sports chat traffic.

IMO
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Posted: 1/25/2017 10:53:47 PM
Agree that social media has a big influence.  
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Posted: 1/26/2017 8:54:35 AM
Dead by far.  

10 years ago was a lot better.  Gen Dis forum was live and entertaining.  

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Posted: 1/26/2017 7:56:51 PM
No question in the grand scheme of things bet ed and sjp debacle hurt this site. The number of posters with less than a year tenure that destroy threads and just troll hurts as well. Covers would certainly be well served to add an tenured members section as well. Something that prohibits posters with less than a year from posting in the section of the site.
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Posted: 1/26/2017 8:01:28 PM
The changes they made proved detrimental to the site. They have to clean up the viruses.
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Posted: 1/26/2017 8:39:34 PM
covers general discussion section used to be must view daily stuff. Now its 1/20th of what it used to be if that. 
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Posted: 1/26/2017 9:50:53 PM
The old days were fun for sure.  Loved the aim low thread 
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Posted: 1/27/2017 5:02:31 AM
Logic would dictate more "dead".

More message boards out there now and superior platforms like Reddit, Twitter, and even Facebook continue to grow. 

Not everything lasts forever. 


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Posted: 1/28/2017 11:29:24 AM
Whenever they put in the curse word filter and avatar restrictions and made other changes was when the General Discussion forum dried up...
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Posted: 1/28/2017 7:09:45 PM
Things are way way down ! Not even close to what they were ! Lots of scammers and lots of broke d**** !  Other than than like only 5 US books left that are legit ! Industry is in complete shambles !! Bitcoin helps a little but industry is a complete mess !!
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Posted: 1/28/2017 8:28:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by regalbailey:

Things are way way down ! Not even close to what they were ! Lots of scammers and lots of broke d**** !  Other than than like only 5 US books left that are legit ! Industry is in complete shambles !! Bitcoin helps a little but industry is a complete mess !!

So how did you get banned the first time?
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Posted: 1/28/2017 9:58:04 PM
this site died when betjamaica stopped the sunday night baseball promotion and went out of business 
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Posted: 1/29/2017 6:26:03 PM
Wayyyyyyyyyy better 5 years ago 
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Posted: 1/29/2017 8:47:12 PM
Maybe players are getting burned out on Internet gambling...so many restrictions. I'm actually thinking of going to Reno.

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Posted: 1/30/2017 12:45:04 AM
you have no idea how funny this place used to be 13 years ago. Especially with hyper links. 


covers will not survive unless they unlock the gates. 
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Posted: 1/30/2017 9:07:16 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mr_bollox:

this site died when betjamaica stopped the sunday night baseball promotion and went out of business 
What was the betjamacica SNB promotion?  

I belonged to The Greek but also had a Betjam account, and have bet every Sunday Night Baseball since like 03.  I'm unfamiliar with what you are talking about.  
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Posted: 1/30/2017 10:21:40 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by searchwarrant:

you have no idea how funny this place used to be 13 years ago. Especially with hyper links. 


covers will not survive unless they unlock the gates. 

Trust me I remember.  I have been here as long as you 
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Posted: 1/30/2017 3:12:33 PM
I like Covers, for the most part but, at the same time, I'm not sure I've ever seen a website with such little regard for its membership as this one. Just think of all the changes people have asked for over the years, only to be summarily dismissed.

Can we get new emoticons? NO.
Can you bring back hyperlinks? No, stop being lazy (that one's an actual quote).
The ads gave me a virus. Wasn't us...
Could you change back the scoreboards? Nope, too bad for you...
What happened to SarahJPhili? Who?
What's going on with betED? Never heard of them...

At some point, people start looking for alternatives and, every once in a while, they find it.
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Posted: 2/1/2017 3:51:41 PM
It's dead compared to 10 years ago. Once all the good books closed and all the promotions and freebies dried up, social media was born. And then sports chat was sucked up by those platforms. My guess is, more than 70% of posters are lifetime losers and are under the age of 25. Lots of kids in here these days, you can just sense it. Covers won't make it much longer unless changes are made. Still love the place, come here every day, but golly, a decade ago this place was the bees knees. Not anymore. 
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Posted: 2/2/2017 1:53:57 PM
The site died when mods cracked down on language, avatars, etc.
Then they took away Babe of the Day and banned links.
If not for Hollywood CG, I would have left permanently.
Bring back the legends, like Buzzcat, The Program, Mr. Bator, et al.
Especially et.al
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Posted: 2/2/2017 7:34:31 PM
More, is not better. But thats what we got.
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