I agree that the t-cell is a great resource. But really, all you need to do is look for the posts of the usual suspects for great info like CC, Modok, etc.
exactly!! I personally don’t post in the T Cell. I’ve been a “member” pretty much since it started. I don’t really get the whole “let’s have a place where only the “serious” people can post”. I also don’t agree with leaving the decisions up to “sheriffs” and their subjective qualifications.
I would think that if one wanted an exclusive forum, it would be one that is dedicated to those that actually compete at a high level. In my eyes, the forum would be dedicated to competition. there would be threads on dieting, off season training, contest prep, contest results, videos of training, off season photos… basically the members would detail the steps they take in the process. initiation into the Tcell would happen after you had actually competed in something. It would be something that folks would strive to be a part of. it would give them something to work towards. instead of waiting around for someone to pick you based on whether a sheriff likes you or not.
anyway… that would be my vision.
I like this idea… a lot. Maybe not for an “alpha cell” or whatever, but we need a re-classification of the forums in my opinion to something like you just laid out. It would make things much easier to navigate to have forums based upon these aspects of our lives instead of having one big “lump” bodybuilding forum. Our topics are far too diverse for what we currently have.[/quote]
That would be a great idea if this site attracted more people who are actually more serious who compete AND actually participate in discussions.
However, it doesn’t. I looked for anyone who had built a decent physique AND jumped on stage for the T-Cell…and as it stands, there may be 2 who actually post regularly. The rest don’t come here that often or they don’t participate.
As it stands, if anyone has built a decent physique and posts pics on this forum, the first ones on their ass are the “steroids/genetics” crowd.
In fact, the only reason we are able to have the discussions we are right now in the bodybuilding forum is because the T-Cell was created and they started monitoring this forum more. Before that, we couldn’t post one topic about bodybuilding (especially on a pro level) without getting hit with 50 “eeeew, who would want to look like that” posts.
It is funny how people don’t remember that.