Untimely Death of the Cauldron Facebook Page

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by KCRovert, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. KCRovert

    KCRovert BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 17, 2004
    Overland Park
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With the untimely death of the Cauldron Facebook Page (which was basically created to replace Big Soccer because we were becoming to "unwelcoming" to newbies), will we see an uptick in activity here from old users as well a new users driven here?

    Discuss.
     
  2. KCFutbol

    KCFutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome back newbie.
     
  3. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who are you? Get the F out!
     
  4. BenDover

    BenDover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 4, 2010
    Olathe, KS
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Back to the Future....
     
  5. SportingKCFan

    SportingKCFan Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    But how is BS going to keep the Russian bots out?
     
  6. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I imagine Reddit will be the biggest immediate beneficiary, and probably in the long run too. A little uptick here wouldn't hurt, though.
     
  7. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Won't someone just start a new facebook page?
    I realize the startup costs would be monumental, and the time invested would be overwhelming;). But I would imagine that even now someone is probably pocket-opening a new Cauldron page.
    Seriously, I'd think that all SKC fans would be welcome.
     
  8. KCFutbol

    KCFutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently, the FB demographic is part of the problem. The age group the Cauldron is targeting doesn't use FB. It's left to the geezers such as you and me. :)
     
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  9. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I'd say the BS demographic is largely older than the Facebook one. But I can't think of a current popular form of group discussion among the youths. So it sounds like they're giving up because it's not doing everything they want... with no actual replacement to try to accomplish the things they do. Genius move.
     
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  10. DirtyStriker

    DirtyStriker Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Basehor, KS
    Reddit is probably best for targeting the younger demographic, but could be something else out there that I'm too old to know about.
     
  11. KopRules

    KopRules Member+

    May 31, 2011
    Brookside
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Wait.... Cauldron FB died? Why’d it die?

    (Best US soccer developmental idea ever came from Cauldron FB: lock McBride and Wambach in hotel room with a bottle of liquor until a star is born).
     
  12. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The environment there had become quite toxic. Newer members were feeling shouted down by a small group of people who dominated the conversation. Mods were being threatened in private messages, it became more of a headache than it was worth.
     
  13. Uppa 90

    Uppa 90 Member

    Jan 16, 2004
    K.C. MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interestingly, it was this type of event that happened to me in the actual Cauldron back in 2001-02 that kept me from ever sitting there again.
     
  14. KopRules

    KopRules Member+

    May 31, 2011
    Brookside
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Dang. That’s not good. Sorry to hear this.
     
  15. KCFutbol

    KCFutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, it's been "un-killed".
     
  16. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Berlin
    Club:
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Zombie Caludron Page? Or more Vampire?
     
  17. KCFutbol

    KCFutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably both. It's been a pretty terrible place to visit.
     

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