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Old 08-20-2010, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I suggest breaking up the "Boards" forum into subforums:
  • Park/Jib - discussion on park boards
  • All-Mountain - discussion on general purpose boards
  • Big-Mountain - discussion on monster boards/splitboards
  • Board Reviews - Share your experiences.
  • Other Discussion - Camber, Edge types, construction

Rationale:

There are roughly 10,000 topics in the "Boards" section right now. That's a LOT of threads to wade through if you're browsing for only certain interests. Significantly more than any other of the various 'gear-related' topics. This could help people parse the massive number of threads easier, especially for breaking out board reviews from other gear reviews.

The current "Boards" forum is overly busy. This sorting would more efficiently allow posters to access their interests. One example is the omnipresent "Help choosing my first Board" which permeate the forum. I tend to be interested in All-Mountain, and would like to help give advice, or share experiences with new riders - however, it's hard to tell without reading tons of posts (or seeing "Hey newb, try using the search button") what aspect of riding the person is interested in. From the other perspective, as a rider asking opinions or sharing some info, you'd reach a more targeted audience.

I do realize that retroactively sorting posts would be a ridiculous task, however, going forward into the 2010/2011 season it could be helpful.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No.

Too compartmentalized. Even is you did that it would become a junk show and a whole lot of people wouldn't find what they are looking for anyway. Then they'd just post their question over again anyway.

I like your thought process, but this is going a little too extreme on the other side. If the search function ain't doing it for you, you can always start a thread and get beat up for it if the locals are feeling ornery.

Of course I leave this to the locals. If it's something that is really demanded for, I can be persuaded to do this.
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Just a suggestion- not saying the current scheme is wrong/flawed. LOL - I was sitting around trying to scheme up ways to reduce the repetitive "Help me find a new board".
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nah it's pretty good the way it is. To jonesy just ask the question. As long as you are not asking what does a snowboard look like you will get a good reception. I have asked some noobish questions in there and everyone is always pretty patient. (Except BA! )
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Also age is kind of important because it also is an indicator of future trends for you as a rider (a 14 year old is going to grow and gain weight whereas a 30 year old is pretty much static, minus getting a beer gut...)
Hey! I resemble that remark!
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I've been a part of many forums and I can tell you that this idea won't work. While it's good in theory, but if you get too many sub-forums things become chaotic. People don't know which forum a topic belongs in, posters are beating up on each other for posting in the incorrect forum, it's tough to find the info you're looking for, etc., etc.

We tried a similar setup in a forum I moderated and it just didn't work. What we found was that a few of the sub-forums dominated with the majority of posts and the rest were pretty much abandoned. Ultimately the community will tell you how your forum structure needs to be setup.
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Hey! I resemble that remark!
I'm sorry, this phrase completely dumbfounds me. I see it being stated more and more each day. Here's my question about that phrase:

When you guys use that statement, are you actually meaning that you RESENT that remark or just jokingly conceding to it?

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Conceding to it because it's true...
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well maybe the majority of you guys would concede that but not this guy! I am in the best shape of my life.

And I can also state this because I recently went to my 30th class reunion Ohhh boy im in good shape
Well, when you have nowhere to go but up...
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