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Jacob
07-14-2001, 01:41 AM
Jumping back and forth from section to section gets old, and the topics are too specific. I've heard the same thing from other people, and I think perhaps a more general board would cause fewer topics to repeat in the seperate areas, while keeping more people on the boards.

Sir Willow
07-14-2001, 11:29 PM
We actually started out with a lot fewer forums. But we ran into one major problem: to much traffic in them made it hard to keep up with discussions. Recent threads would find themselves buried a couple of pages back within minutes.
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<BR>Which actually meant more duplicated posts because people couldn't see the previous posts made. By adding more forums, it actually makes it much easier to keep track of conversations and threads and has dramatically reduced the number of duplicate threads.
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<BR>In fact almost every single duplicate thread shows up for one of two reasons:
<BR>1. People don't pay attention to what forum they are starting a thread in (For example, what ride do you like best at CP in the Coasters forum when it should be in parks)
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<BR>2. People fail to use the search function to see if their topic has already been discussed.
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<BR>If people would do those two things it would save everyone a lot of trouble.

Tom Zeliff
07-15-2001, 12:24 AM
Just to underscore George's second point...
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Steven
07-16-2001, 01:54 PM
put that graphic on the top of every forum!!!!! <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

Steven
07-16-2001, 01:58 PM
And actually, to get back on topic, I agree with SirWillow's point about having more topics. In some ways, I think there should be more topics. I can just look through the ones I'm interested in at the time, post my two cents, and that's it.
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<BR>The only problem is that it gets a little bit hard to figure out in what forum you should start a new thread in. I've had a couple of new threads I started moved from what seemed to be an appropriate topic to another one (which in the end seems more appropriate).