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Re: [Killietalk] Forums
Although I'm likely going to use the forums less (maybe a good think-
more time for water changes), I'm happy to see KT going. The forum
layout has improved over the last several weeks, and there are
starting to be more posts. It's good to see the club moving away from
old technology. Until KT goes, I will duplicate post here and the
forums where appropriate. I do have a couple of suggestions for the
Have WTB and For Sale/trade listings like many forums do, and do away
with the classifieds as a seperate section. This would likely make
the lonely hearts forum useless as well, since they could be posted in
the appropriate wtb or for sale/trade forum.
We have SAA, Nothos, West African Non-Annuals, and Lampeyes. What
about Rivs, all other old world, and natives? Possibly combine some
forums: N and S american non-annuals (rivs, natives, etc) as well as
including lampeyes in all other old world. Shouldn't our forums at
least somewhat adhere to our show classes? Obviously we don't need 15
forums, but at least include a place for everyone.
Since many of us keep other fish, possibly an off topic fish forum as
well. There's a wealth of non-killie knowledge here.
Should show results be open to the public or members only? This
kinda' seems like club business. I guess non-members can enter in
shows, so either way. Just a thought.
Even with a pretty fast connection here, I have sluggish load times
due to the graphics intensity of the website. I imagine the forums
would be pretty hard to use for anyone with a slow connection. Also
white on blue can be difficult to read (or in Lee's case nearly
impossible). Possibly link to the forums from the home page and have
them black on white.
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Ken
Simolo<SIMOLO at chem_chem.rochester.edu> wrote:
> I still like the KillieTalk format - it better meets my own individual
> needs. With forums, i will not look at as many posts and respond to fewer
> (maybe a good thing). Having said that, the newer version of the forums
> that Barry implemented is much nicer than the previous version. I encourage
> people to give them a try and to customize them to meet your needs. I also
> think their value will rival KillieTalk's once people make the switch.
> If the BOT wants more input from members than they currently receive, I also
> encourage the BOT to set up a forum in the members only area to post
> detailed information on topics they are discussing, allowing for thoughtful
> comments. This would continue the atmosphere of openness that they started
> by posting the topics in the BNL.
> Roger wrote:
> "being an actual member of the AKA, I was able to access the "members only"
> forums and was somewhat dissapointed to find out they were 4/5 club politics
> and 1/5 breeding. It appears the non-members can discuss breeding fish while
> the members are encouraged to discuss the club instead. This seems to
> suggest the AKA is about the AKA, not killifish themselves."
> Roger, the whole purpose of the member's only area is for those types of
> discussions. The fish discussions (by members and non-members) SHOULD be in
> the open area only, I think. Not restricted to members only or you are not
> replacing the value of KillieTalk.
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