I don't know.
Is it just me, or is there a lot less post-race reports being written lately? Maybe it's just the events I enter in these past few months/year, but for some reason I've just seen very few post-race reports from people.
I always look forward to reading other drivers perspectives on the event, and what happened to them throughout, but these past few events I only see a couple words written, if that.
Since about a year ago at least, I have been making a point to catalog and write about every event I run in, so I can look back on it down the road, and reflect. It's come in handy sometimes when I revisit a circuit especially.
Ultimately, I guess I'm just asking people if I'm imagining this, or if I'm just not in the 'popular' events, or if there really is a drop off of post-race reports.
I always hope people would make a few comments after a race. I think we can all learn things from each other for future reference.
|Posted by Ryan McConkey at 03:13 AM on Nov 26, 2011||Comment #14|
Very true! Turkey Day fever. Should be rockin' and rollin' next week.
|Posted by Race2Play Staff at 07:56 PM on Nov 25, 2011||Comment #13|
It was a holiday yesterday with only two Euro events. It is what it is.
|Posted by Ryan McConkey at 07:17 PM on Nov 25, 2011||Comment #12|
|Posted by Steve Taylor at 06:45 PM on Nov 25, 2011||Comment #11|
Not 1 posted on the page, at this time.....Come on Guys!!!!
|Posted by Steve Taylor at 06:45 PM on Nov 22, 2011||Comment #10|
Andy and I seldom share the track, although I always make a point of reading his race reports. They are always well written and entertaining.
|Posted by Andy Graydon at 11:09 AM on Nov 22, 2011||Comment #9|
Like some others, I always write a report (often too long) - but I do it "off the cuff" - just type it there and then on hoe it felt, what happened etc. If I need to check detail out I'll view the replay.
In the ARAIG ARCA Chapter I run here, I recently posted asking the guys to add Post Race reports (and pictures) - becasue to me this is a big part of racing - post race review of others thoughts vs mine. It really interests me.
Back to Ryan's point - my viewpoint has also been that report writing has dropped off - probably in the last year - in events I take part in. All depends I suppose on time, what sim racing means to the driver, and definitely a commitment to share your thoughts.
Report writing doesn't have to be boring. Check out the recent Brno Muscle event in the IMSS chapter - I like to spice mine up every now and again for a good old laugh!!:-
How will I ever forget Rob Thaeler singing the Dukes of Hazard theme tune on Teamspeak in Pre Race practice (we were driving Dodge Challengers) - brought a big smile to my face...and that's what led onto the Daisy Duke theme!!!
Spice it up!!
|Posted by Shaun Dees at 12:01 AM on Nov 22, 2011||Comment #8|
I look forward to reading post race reports as well, although I'm not very consistent about writing them.
I'm the same way about blogs and forum posts. I enjoy reading them, but not very consistent about writing or responding.
|Posted by Ari Nieminen at 08:53 PM on Nov 21, 2011||Comment #7|
Todd, it would be very interesting to see those statistics for all seasons - and I don't mean the amount of reports per race, but rather the percentage: the amount of reports divided by the amount of drivers in a race, for all races. I bet it would show a decrease during many of the most recent seasons.
|Posted by Ryan McConkey at 08:27 PM on Nov 21, 2011||Comment #6|
Nice write-up there, Todd :) Missed that somehow, back in the day, haha. Thanks for re-sharing.
Yeah - I wouldn't say it's been totally silent around here at all, I just noticed a lot of the events I have been in (albeit only a few) that maybe only 2 - 3 people post something afterward.
I know it's not a required thing to do, and I think Reinhard has a point in that some people might just move onto the next series or event they're doing, since there are so many to do here.
I just really enjoy reading other people's viewpoints from their race. If it's boring, say so. :) I don't mind.
I hope people at least read mine, and if they do - I hope they enjoy them in some small way.
This blog post was really just a 'thinking out loud' post lol Came home late one night, and felt the need to blab for some reason. :P
|Posted by Todd Weiss at 07:51 PM on Nov 21, 2011||Comment #5|
I penned this up because people tend to fixate on their worst moment, and is that really what they want other people to read? Is that what they want to read three years from now?
We all know it's the nature of the thing that some postraces catch fire while others go unused. Statistically race reports are down this year over last, yes, but it's an insignificant number: less than 1 report per event average (.6 to be exact). I can't chalk that up to any meaningful trend. It sure may seem more noticeable if it's *your* events that are quiet, though. That sucks.
I know personally my reporting declined as my driving career got longer, which is too bad: I still go back and relive my first win from five years ago, and it's awesome that it's there. It puts a smile on my face. The reports I didn't write are my loss.
When I first read this blog yesterday there were no fewer than 18 events with postrace activity in the preceding 24 hours. Most other leagues don't see that in a month, let alone a day. There's still plenty happening.
|Posted by Paulo Neto at 08:20 AM on Nov 21, 2011||Comment #4|
I think that a "report write" guide highlighting the basic points of interest (nothing too boring/complicated, easily understandable and comprehensive) should be posted to the web/server so that everybody has a chance to understand its value. Jest an idea..
|Posted by Steve Taylor at 02:47 PM on Nov 20, 2011||Comment #3|
Personally I always write a comprehensive race report. Basically it shares my account of the race and it may help me in the future if I run at the same track. I always put in a pre race note which would help me if I ran on the same track.
This last season, I have expanded this to include a race re-cap video, which I intend to do for all the events I run this season and then I intend to post asking whether they have been well received and this will determine whether or not I will continue with this approach. Currently I am getting around an average of 45 views per vid, (maybe a bit more).
My opinion is that post race reports in general were dropping off, but for me this accelerated with the introduction of Superview. The daily portal page, which I still use seems to me more sparse at times. Maybe this will change when RF2 comes out...it will breath new life into sim racing.
|Posted by Nikita Shaposhnik at 11:47 AM on Nov 20, 2011||Comment #2|
I came to R2P not so far ago, but when sometimes I see some past event, there is usually a lot of comments, even in few pages, which I haven't seen in any modern event, so I think this is overall tendence. Oh, I also write post-race report very rarely, because usually it will boring(started, overtook\was overtaken by X, while race progresses had the fight with Y, made the mistake in turn Z), and I guess, maybe people decided that writing so equal reports is too boring, so they don't do it anymore?
|Posted by Reinhard Berger at 11:45 AM on Nov 20, 2011||Comment #1|
i feel same, not much drive make racereport, it looks like this is not so popular in R2P, in other leagues after a race nearly everybody write a racereport.
i think it is mainly because of the much series in R2P, never so realy family it is here then in other leagues, where you know nearly everybody, here it is more annonymos?, drive this series and next day (or week) a other series and so on...
i would like to see more racereport too, i do make not much race report here too, because it feels little strange to be always nearly the only one which make a race report.
in other leagues i do like to read the many race reports the day after the race, i like to see how for other the race went.