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Odd thought: years ago whenever there was a record broken, it got a huge amount of attention with everyone congratulating the record breaker. Now, when a world record is broken, aside from a lot of video views, there is hardly much comment activity. What has caused this dynamic shift in the community?
 
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Odd thought: years ago whenever there was a record broken, it got a huge amount of attention with everyone congratulating the record breaker. Now, when a world record is broken, aside from a lot of video views, there is hardly much comment activity. What has caused this dynamic shift in the community?
everyone migrated to facebook
 
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I was doing some one-handed solving on the subway today, and the guy next to me mentioned that he had seen me working on it last month. He asked me if I had solved it yet, so I solved it for him. I thought it was a cool moment.

I periodically get reactions from folks on the train, which I think is fun. I've had a slow clap from across the platform after a 4x4 solve, random congratulations, and one long conversation with someone about cubes and how different they are from the original Rubik's (I was using a stickerless 4x4). Any other commuter solvers?
 
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I was doing some one-handed solving on the subway today, and the guy next to me mentioned that he had seen me working on it last month. He asked me if I had solved it yet, so I solved it for him. I thought it was a cool moment.

I periodically get reactions from folks on the train, which I think is fun. I've had a slow clap from across the platform after a 4x4 solve, random congratulations, and one long conversation with someone about cubes and how different they are from the original Rubik's (I was using a stickerless 4x4). Any other commuter solvers?
I'd solve on my commute, but I need both hands on the steering wheel of the car.
 
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I was doing some one-handed solving on the subway today, and the guy next to me mentioned that he had seen me working on it last month. He asked me if I had solved it yet, so I solved it for him. I thought it was a cool moment.

I periodically get reactions from folks on the train, which I think is fun. I've had a slow clap from across the platform after a 4x4 solve, random congratulations, and one long conversation with someone about cubes and how different they are from the original Rubik's (I was using a stickerless 4x4). Any other commuter solvers?
Same thing here! I often practice skewb or 3x3 on the train where I live, so I will often get reactions from people. I don’t solve fast at all, maybe around 27 secs, but people are often still amazed.
 

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800?! It seems like 50 tbh.
Also, how many of them are actually fast? Like world class?
It's a good question - not sure. But they aren't anymore likely to comment on a WR than someone new to speedcubing - so that wouldn't explain the drop either.
 
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It's a good question - not sure. But they aren't anymore likely to comment on a WR than someone new to speedcubing - so that wouldn't explain the drop either.
From older things such as cubecast, old posts etc. it's the fast people congratulating the people who are challenging them, or the experienced people. I haven't seen someone such as chris hardwick or stefan pochmann on here since I've been a member, and I very rarely have proper conversations with people here.

TL;DR, a lot of the people who are active aren't as experienced and probably are less able to have in depth discussions.
 
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From older things such as cubecast, old posts etc. it's the fast people congratulating the people who are challenging them, or the experienced people. I haven't seen someone such as chris hardwick or stefan pochmann on here since I've been a member, and I very rarely have proper conversations with people here.

TL;DR, a lot of the people who are active aren't as experienced and probably are less able to have in depth discussions.
I consider myself as being somewhat inexperienced, and I think I could have a discussion here about pretty much anything with anybody. It’s just about being open to learning every day, and I learn very quickly.
 
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