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#194749 - 03/06/13 08:13 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Suggestions wanted for additional forums... [Re: bobcflatpicker]
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There have been a lot of good topics mentioned for additional forums, ... but I have one burning question.

Aren’t ALL of these topics already being more than adequately covered by the Off Topic forum?

I think the only thing you would accomplish by splitting these topics off into separate forums would be to reduce the number of viewers on the Off Topic forum and create new forums that would soon die of neglect because there’s only so much that can be discussed on a daily basis for any of the topics.

The Off Topic forum stays active by the diversity of topics available and I’m pretty sure that none of the suggested topics are being neglected by their inclusion in the Off Topic forum.

To use an old cliché, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Just my 2 cents.









+1.

However, I do think if the three forums that the Dr. suggested were started, the OT forum would cover all the extraneous topics.



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#194750 - 03/07/13 06:49 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Suggestions wanted for additional forums... [Re: 90 dB]
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Aren’t ALL of these topics already being more than adequately covered by the Off Topic forum?





Bob - to your point, they are being covered, and quite well. What would make the site even more useful would be:

1.) encouraging and promoting increased activity in targeted areas of interest (both for PG, and for users - hence this thread)
--> to do this, the most useful thing would be creation of new, separate forum names that have 'meaningful, descriptive titles' - reflecting the topic and the fact that the company promotes and supports this area. These should be kept to a minimum to avoid cluttering the site, as others have suggested.

2.) smart tagging that allows users to easily locate all useful posts on a particular, narrow topic
--> for example, see the attached snapshot of the "Answer" section on makeuseof.com

http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/

Notice that on their view - which encompasses "all useful things found on the Internet" - a very broad area - they don't even separate things into forums. There is only one click that allows a user to view ALL QUESTIONS asked. But, each question has been edited by moderators to ensure it reflects the content and utility of the post. For example

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How can I add words or shortcuts to my Gmail dictionary?
Asked by: Dave Bakker in the Email category.
Tagged: dictionary, email, gmail, gmail tips
5
Answers
Not yet





Look at the tags given this question - 4 particular very narrow, smart tags that index what the question is about from MULTIPLE perspectives - if a user wants to learn more about any particular topic, they simply click the tag link. A user that asks a question may not even know what tags to place on their post, and whether they will be consistent with the existing sites tags - hence the need for moderators and carefully chosen tags.

This tagging would, I think, allow as many or as few additional forums, while still allowing the increased utility for finding previously posted information about narrow topics.

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#194751 - 03/09/13 12:48 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Suggestions wanted for additional forums... [Re: Joe V]
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I'd like to suggest a WIKI dedicated to esoteric musical terminology, especially related to BIAB. All users could ask as well as answer without burdening the moderators unnecessarily.

For example: What does Soloist mean by "Outside"? I have an idea but as a theory-challenged Oyrishman, I may only be digging the hole deeper. In Canadian, its probably soloing "ootside", dunno. Anyone may answer.

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#194752 - 03/10/13 10:51 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Suggestions wanted for additional forums... [Re: PeterGannon]
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Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 204
Peter, If I had one choice for a seperate fourm, it would be Computers. Since this is the one thing that decides the end results of our hrs. of tweaking. We should have from the start, guidence to help select and use this tool. A capeable computer also cost as much or more than BIAB/RB. The folks on this group of forums have the knowledge and are willing to help first timers and seasoned users get the most of a good thing. The Steel Guitar Fourm has computers seperate, and it is a busy place. The BIAB section has maybe three post per week,go figure. ---------Leon

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#194753 - 03/11/13 07:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Suggestions wanted for additional forums... [Re: pghboemike]
Tony Wright Offline
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There is no need for any extra forums.

Why not just scan down the list of titles in the existing forums to see if there is anything that interests you? More forums will simply lead to more forums that I never open. More forums will also lead to posts in the wrong forums - look how often people post to the "tips and tricks" when it should be in a different one.

Tony

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#194754 - 03/11/13 07:56 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Suggestions wanted for additional forums... [Re: Tony Wright]
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After reading all the suggestions once more, I (personally) feel that just one additional forum "might" be of benefit. Currently, ALL Forums are "music related". We just need one "true off-topic" forum where you can talk and discuss about anything. Call it "Social Exchange", or whatever.

Cheers,
Mike


Edited by MikeK (03/11/13 07:56 AM)
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#194755 - 03/11/13 03:44 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Suggestions wanted for additional forums... [Re: PeterGannon]
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