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Created by: Matthias Russell

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 06 2011, 3:27 pm

Many times, threads get buried quickly due to activity which leads to good topics being forgotten and the same topic being brought up several times.  This could be fixed by having more subboards.  Could we use more subboards?  If so, post some ideas.  If you see ideas you agree with, post and say so.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 06 2011, 3:31 pm

Here are some of my new subboard ideas:


 


Split Books and Products into- Books. and Products.


Fan Fiction.


Swap and Shop.  (to sell from your personal collection)


Other Sci Fi.


Trek Tech and Ships.


Alien Species.


 


Also, the animated series subboard needs to be moved below the TOS one.


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Report this Mar. 07 2011, 10:02 pm

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>It doesn't matter to me either way.

>I'm much more concerned with all the "LOCKED" thread on here now.

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Yeah what's with that???


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Roboto

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Report this Mar. 08 2011, 4:45 pm

I think it is a nice idea... it would definitely help to clear up some clutter!


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Report this Mar. 09 2011, 4:07 am

The locking doesn't bother me. The STO boards do the same thing on the threads that provide site guidelines or progress reports because those are official information providers and they don't want official information confused with rumors and personal thoughts. I haven't seen member posted threads locked or deleted.


I definitely feel REALLY old threads should be deleted.

I'm also a big supporter of a search function. This would greatly reduce multiple threads on the same topic.
Thoughts admins?

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Report this Mar. 09 2011, 8:01 pm

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>It doesn't matter to me either way.

>I'm much more concerned with all the "LOCKED" thread on here now.

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Boo-Hoo.  I could care less about the locked threads.  I'd rather have more sub-forums.


 


I appreciate the support but feel the need to point out the following:


Care Less


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Report this Mar. 10 2011, 10:45 am

We are not planning to add any sub-boards right now, but continue to look at possible changes and monitor the activity of each board. 


The site's master search function does return topic information.  You can add "board-topic" or "topic" to the search to improve results. 

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Report this Mar. 10 2011, 10:55 am

Cool. Good to know. Newbs need to use that search function then. Maybe when someone starts a profile, it could be recommended in bold letters that they use it before posting topics.

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Report this Mar. 11 2011, 4:33 am

Sorry, couldn't resist. Would have been futile.

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Report this Mar. 12 2011, 4:24 am

I would just liked to stay logged in.


Fire Fox doesn't want to remember my name and password for this site, and I'm too lazy to type it in every time I visit the boards.


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Report this Mar. 12 2011, 11:45 am

A search feature would be a really good idea.


But i really don't think more sub-boards would really be nessesary.


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Report this Mar. 14 2011, 3:14 am

Quote: DocFanFive @ Mar. 12 2011, 11:45 am

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>A search feature would be a really good idea.

>But i really don't think more sub-boards would really be nessesary.

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A search feature? Isn't there already one of those............?


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Report this Apr. 24 2011, 4:08 pm

I still think books and products should become separate boards. Those of us who read the books would like threads about certain ones to not be buried so quickly, especially as there are some great books coming out in the coming months. I would also ask if the admin staff could start threads in the products board about upcoming products so we can discuss them better than we can in ever news section.

Some authors use this sub board, hopefully our feedback means something to them in future writings. If the staff started threads about upcoming products, maybe having our feedback will help them choose wisely what products to release next.

As this is the only sub board which deals with fresh material from the franchise, this just makes sense as there are more opportunities for fresh subject matter. Plus, the precedent has been set with there being both a gaming AND STO sub board.

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Report this Apr. 24 2011, 4:23 pm

I was making a good suggestion for the sake of us book readers.  Sports, travel, food. those have nothing to do with trek and hense you can discuss them elsewhere.  Hobbies, some of us like me build the models and would love to discuss this in a products board. 


 


There is no need to be rude and try to water down a good idea that I supported with a solid reasoning unless you wish to make a well a convincing case for your opposition in how NOT having books and products split would be useless or have a negative result. 


 


I'm trying to improve readership of the novels.  Is your "no" to the good of fans and members, xk9261s?

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Report this Apr. 24 2011, 5:30 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Apr. 24 2011, 4:08 pm

>I still think books and products should become separate boards. Those of us who read the books would like threads about certain ones to not be buried so quickly, especially as there are some great books coming out in the coming months. I would also ask if the admin staff could start threads in the products board about upcoming products so we can discuss them better than we can in ever news section. Some authors use this sub board, hopefully our feedback means something to them in future writings. If the staff started threads about upcoming products, maybe having our feedback will help them choose wisely what products to release next. As this is the only sub board which deals with fresh material from the franchise, this just makes sense as there are more opportunities for fresh subject matter. Plus, the precedent has been set with there being both a gaming AND STO sub board.


 


I agree that of all of the forums here that the Books and Products forum could do with being split into two sub-forums.  IMHO, the books threads can sometimes get buried under the products threads and vice-versa.  If that particular forum was divided into two sub-forums then the forum would be less cluttered and it would be easier for all to use the forum since it would be easier for the members/users to find the topics/threads they want to to post in.


 


As for the 'extra' suggestions, I kind of thought that that was what the 10-F was for?  Although I would suggest that maybe there could be a sub-forum for 10-F.  And that one would be for political/religious discussions.  For the sole reason that those threads can get very heated, and which there could be a warning/alert/disclaimer that said discussions tend to get like that, and they can quickly bury other threads such as sports, food and the like.


Other than that, I don't think that the other forums are quite ready for sub-forums.  But they could possibly have sub-forums added in the future if needed.

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