Open Suggestion to EO Management

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 21:56
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When a new trip/gathering is posted it is locked and very quickly works its way down the list. If you sort threads by post ID it will disappear down the list in a day or so. If you sort by response time it may vanish from the front page in a few hours.

Thus, these gatherings (and they are usually great) fade into obscurity. The participants may not be what they potentially could be.

What is the possibility of making it automatically "regenerate" itself everyday? My computer skills rank somewhere along with my singing ability; so I'm not sure if I'm talking out of my armpits with this idea.

Anyway, just a suggestion.

Jim.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:27

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:27
True..but keep in mind this is where you should look for trip/gatherings
Gatherings

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Follow Up By: BLUEBAG53 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:34

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:34
Please check who can oficially use the skull and crossbones as a symbol of their identity. I have reson to doubt your authenticity, although we would all like to think we have a little skull duggery an us!
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:37

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:37
Yes, we all know that Greg but how often does anyone look there?

A post about gatherings alerts us all to a NEW ONE.

My thread was simply about getting maximum exposure for new trips to help get maximum exposure and maximum turnout.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:38

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:38
As a matter of urgency suggest you see a doctor regarding your blue bag
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:57

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:57
Sorry Jimbo, understand completely - was just pointing out to those that don’t know, and are interested in this sort of thing, where to look. I for one dont look round the entire website that often. Maybe should have worded my post differently.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 22:33

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 22:33
No offence at all taken Greg.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:36

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:36
Bluddy hell Jimbo,
see, you can come up with a 'normal' post sometimes, and a damn good idea to boot!

Avagoodn
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:55

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:55
Pezza,

I'm a Multi Talented Man LOL.

Check out the archives, I might amaze you with my Solar expertise LOL.

I do like a bit of fun now and then. The owners of this site get a bit annoyed with me from time to time and that is their right. Accordingly, I pull my head in and try not to be a pain.

On the whole they keep a reasonable balance and allow a bit of latitude on most topics. I'm not sure they appreciate my wit at times, but they've yet to ban me. All credit to them.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) aka The Vanquished - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 23:03

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 23:03
I am arranging a gathering about solar panels, where can I find a sponsor?
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Reply By: The Explorer - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 00:46

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 00:46
Jimbo - I notice that some forums eg Gocaching Aus
have "stickys" - posts that stay at the top irrespective of listing date and responses - maybe this is a solution (or part thereof)?
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Reply By: Shawsie (Member - Bris) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:25

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:25
Guys, just want to highlight the fact that the 'events' tab at the top will be used for all events/trip gatherings - in a calendar type format (i think), so this may solve any problems. The sticky post is a good idea tho...
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 10:47

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 10:47
I have only just found the trip gatherings thing and found out about 6 trips or so.
Some have been and gone.
When they get locked they disappear to quick.

All the best
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:27

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:27
Jimbo,

30 days before the event it is shown in a sort of sticky thread at the end of the forum page list - where the birthdays are. They are also in the latest news scroller on the LHS menu from the day they are recorded. I can extent the forum list to have all trips maybe 120 days or something a bit longer - I did not want the list to get too long on the forum index but let me make it 120 days and see what happens.
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 22:59

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 22:59
Well there you go. I've never noticed the 'Trips and Gatherings' or' Members Birthday' bit at the bottom of the forum page. Been staring me in the face for ages.
Perhaps the only 'sticky' required is an idiots guide, LOL.
I thought I had clicked on checked out every tab on the site.
I suspect I've missed a few more now!!!
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:36

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:36
Adjusted to 120 days in the forum index page link to T&G. What do you think of this?
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:18

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:18
Dave,

Great improvement.

No criticism, but I'm not sure everyone looks there. I had to look to find it as I wasn't familiar with it.

I personally would suggest a 120 day "sticky" at the top of the Forum first page (regardless of post id or response time selection) so that they are always available to everyone. Not sure if this is; possible, practical or something that you reckon is useful.

Your forum, your call.

Anyway, just my thoughts.

Cheers,

Jim.
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