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Old 24-03-2010, 07:14   #16
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You couldn't have put it better, the problem with the present solution is the formating and slow loss of so much info on the existing thread. Keeping the main Mahe topic with sub topics makes it so much more easier to use.
The other thing that will be missing besides all the scattered bits of great information is the relationship we owners have build on this all encompassing subject. The sharing of sailing adventures, and yes, clearing customs allows use to get to know the person better.
I think this should be a learning experience for all of us. If the Cruiserforum realllly want to grow, they need to stop dictating to the users a solution that works for them technically, you need to look at your competition, yes Google and Yahoo are your competition, so lets push the envelope a little and see how we keep this great site moving forward.


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Old 24-03-2010, 07:28   #17
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Of the several solutions we looked at a new subforum specifically for this model was discussed. Generally when we open a new forum section, we do it after there are many discussion threads on the same subject. Member discussions drive forum evolution andstructure in that sense. When we had many threads about a popular piece of software recently, we also made this choice.

Changes to the forum structure are made only after carefully examination of use patterns as they are often very difficult to undo if a poor choice is made. Closing a single long thread would necessitate more threads and this was a desired effect. Content is easier to find, and if there's enough if it, we can group it up in a subforum.

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Old 24-03-2010, 08:00   #18
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Janet H,

I will volunteer to go back through the 1228 post thread and assign every existing main Mahe post to one of the 20 side categories?

We just need someone to setup the 20 side categories for us on the FP Mahe 36 Main page. Please help us if you can.
This way the FP Mahe 36 main page will get smaller and the side pages will grow to meet demand.

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Old 25-03-2010, 00:42   #19
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I think a solution within this new FP subforum they have set up may be as follows:

Like you suggest, we make a simple list: What post in the old thread should go into what new thread/categori, like this:

Post Thread (following your categori list above).
1231 5
1232 13
and so on...

So, as we start the new thread/categori, the thread starter list all relevant postnumbers form this list in the first post in the new thread.

This way it's possible to find the relevant post in the old thread fairly easy. If we are lucky, the moderators may even find time to move the relevant posts over to the start of the new post. It should be easier once all information is given on what post goes where.

If this happens, perhaps we could keep the old thread as the "In general" thread, keeping all post not relevant in any other thread here. If they take out the relevant post, the old thread should be small enough and possible to reopen.

We also need to learn how to utilize the tagging system at the bottom of the threads. See the tags below on this thread and try them out.

Do you agree?
However, it's not right that you do all this tiring work all alone. I can help - I could start in one end, you in the other?


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