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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
So sure some of the threads may have fitted better in other forums but with the reduced numbers here over summer isn't it better to have a few active forums rather than 13 almost empty forums? I for one only ever check the general and gear forums and a few of the threads I posted in got moved to forums which nobody ever goes, so the discussion promptly died.

In November when numbers here increase again and the main forums get clogged with off-topic threads then you can do a clean-out to keep it all tidy.
post #2 of 16
Don't we badly need a non-ski (and not-humour, and not-admin) forum ?
Supporters have the Lounge, but should only supporters have a place for general discussion to spill into?
post #3 of 16
This will probably be moved to the "administrative" thread, for lack of someplace else to put it. I agree about the activity level during the summer though.

Some other forums I have been to ( like cycling) have an "OFF-topic" section where you can post all the random things that people like to talk about.
Maybe AC/DC could try that here on a trial basis?
post #4 of 16
Snowball, The Lounge was created for that purpose. If you'd like to talk about goat ropin, cheese balls, car wrecks, politics, or joust with windmills, that's where to go.

I can't believe the number of people who whine about sending AC 20 lousy dollars, and want more stuff out of him. Please, if you find this site valuable, send the amount you spend on a cd, and come to the Lounge and let loose. Yer missin out.
post #5 of 16
um . . . moving is fine, but . . . where to?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Snowball, The Lounge was created for that purpose. If you'd like to talk about goat ropin, cheese balls, car wrecks, politics, or joust with windmills, that's where to go.
Well, as you made a rather interesting but painful offer there a few days ago you probably remember I've been posting in the lounge quite regularly recently, so I assume you are addressing others.
I tend to feel that jousting at windmills is a quite honourable occupation.
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
Snowball, The Lounge was created for that purpose. If you'd like to talk about goat ropin, cheese balls, car wrecks, politics, or joust with windmills, that's where to go.

I can't believe the number of people who whine about sending AC 20 lousy dollars, and want more stuff out of him. Please, if you find this site valuable, send the amount you spend on a cd, and come to the Lounge and let loose. Yer missin out.
Only 20 dollars, boy have I been over paying.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FRAU
AC/DC
I just got it

I am not really talking about non skiing stuff, just saying that sometimes threads are more likely to get useful responses when they are in the 'wrong' forum, and that when things are quiet there is no harm in having topics in the wrong place. When it gets busy again, that is when you need to split the topics off to their rightful place.

Case in point. The "Christchurch or Queenstown" thread was started in the gear forum, clearly the wrong one, but I saw it and chipped in with my 2c. If the topic had been in the resorts and travel forum I would have never seen it and it is quite possible that the thread would have got no responses. Which doesn't help anyone and would probably leave the thread starter with the impression that epicski wasn't so good after all.

How many of the people who have responded to this thread so far would have seen it if it was in the community and admin forum?
post #9 of 16
Er, ah . . . this is a fun discussion but slightly baffling. kiwiskier--are you suggesting that misplaced threads are a good thing because that way people who never would have seen them otherwise encounter them? I have a basement, attic and garage all (dis)organized on that general principle, but it never occurred to me that could be a way to set up an internet forum. Now, if anybody could lend me a metric wrench so I can change out a headlight in my wife's Passat, I'd be most appreciative. I know I've got one somewhere, but I can't seem to find it.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sno'more
Er, ah . . . this is a fun discussion but slightly baffling. kiwiskier--are you suggesting that misplaced threads are a good thing because that way people who never would have seen them otherwise encounter them?
Yes, exactly.

I am saying that different rules can apply between summer when the traffic here is low, and winter, when the traffic is high. When there are only a handful of new threads a day does it really matter if a resort question ends up in the general forum? The purpose of these forums is to share information and ideas, not to be tidy for the sake of it.

It is like saying if you only had a toolbox and a couple of boxes of old stuff would you put one in the garage, one in the attic and one in the basement or just dump them all in the garage?

If you can't find your wrench you can just use the search function for all house locations.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Moved. LOL.

I was wondering if that was going to happen.

post #12 of 16
Actually, it was my idea. A last ditch effort to catch up.

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...hlight=falling
post #13 of 16
Obviously, many people don't like the 'style' or 'policies' around here, and have decidedly voted with a deafening absence.

...Is anyone listening!?!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by feallen
Obviously, many people don't like the 'style' or 'policies' around here, and have decidedly voted with a deafening absence.

...Is anyone listening!?!
Sorry, I only found this by mistake!!

Listening threads belong in fitness and health---being generally related to the body (ear).:
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by feallen
Obviously, many people don't like the 'style' or 'policies' around here, and have decidedly voted with a deafening absence.

...Is anyone listening!?!
Hey, I'm here. Have been pretty much everyday for the last year or so. I listen and respond when I have something to add or question. I wonder how many others are reading daily but not necessarily posting. Maybee I'll try and do a poll?:
post #16 of 16
Part of the reason for moving threads is to keep them in the correct places. The reason to continue to keep them sorted even during the summer is if we wait until the fall or winter and then decide it's time to clean house it would take forever to sort everything out. By trying to stay on top of it, the time commitment is only a small chunks of time spread out over the summer.
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