Anyone ever talk about split this forum?

Submitted: Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:07
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Indeed – so huge mixture and so many different and unrelated one to other posts – easy to get lost. Why do not split it by sections – travel, tyres, electrics, mechanics etc. We can even create special one for fuel price discussion LOL. Also in mechanical sections can be split by models and makes. It makes to search relevant topic so much easier! Thus we can much easy reuse old threads instead of duplicating them again and again.

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:21

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:21
Hi Serg

I like it the way it is.

Oh by the way, I see you became a member two days ago.

Welcome.

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:26

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:26
For me one of the great things about this forum is that it raises issues I might not have thought would interest me.

It forces me to think about things that I may not otherwise and provides me with information I did not know I needed.

You still get to choose which threads you open and become involved with.

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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:29

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:29
I'm with you Duncs. I vote to leave it the way it is.
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:09

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:09
That's good comment Duncs & one of the many reasons why I like this Forum.
Sometimes I skip over a heading once or twice because I think it will be of no interest to me, only to find a little later that it's content is well worth a read & informative. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Carolyn M (QLD) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 05:17

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 05:17
I agree also; I have learned things that I didn't even know I didn't know. Can see where the suggestion is coming from, but if it were split I for one would miss out of heaps of usefull information .
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 15:12

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 15:12
Ditto Dunc , well said .
Willie .
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:30

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:30
Nope - like it this way - a 'one stop shop' as it is - if David can accommodate the data in this format the 'all in together' format makes us the winners in my view - granted it may not suit the occasional visitor - but I'll bet it suits the regulars. Have dropped into the other compartmentalised (is that a real word :-o) forums at times - as my grandson says ....."no like" !
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Reply By: Elross (WA) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:37

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:37
Welcome Serg,

I have only been a member for short while, but have always followed the forum. We love it the way it is as you read articles that you might not normally look at. It has taught us so much aboutplaces and issues we don't even think of sometimes.
By having it open like this you never miss a discussion and if you are searching for something in particular you can always do a search on that topic.

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Reply By: Isuzumu - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:39

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:39
I like my other clubs format www.clubisuzu.com

Like say if there is a thread in "Engine" and I am not interested in then I don't look, but if I am after info on a certain matter I go to that category.

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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:41

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 16:41
Serg


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I like it the way it is.



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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:33

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:33
See what happens when we encourage a bloke to become a member !!??

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Follow Up By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 07:41

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 07:41
Yup, not I have legal rights to annoy you :-)))))))


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Follow Up By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 07:43

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 07:43
Is anyone talk about EDIT button?!?!?!

Meant to be:

Yup, now I have legal rights to annoy you :-)))))))
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 17:33

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 17:33
Serg,
there's no 'edit button' required

Members use the "Preview" & "Spell Check" buttons b4 they post :-))

welcome to the EO family

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Reply By: Member - kevin Y (SA) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:42

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:42
majority rules bewdy leave as tis
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:21

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:21
I believe that people who may want the forum split, may be less likely to reply to this post. People who have done so in previous posts of this nature have had strips torn off them.

Therefore I do not believe you can claim a majority, at least in this thread.

Ok my opinion:

Split it into sections. A section to talk to your mates, waffle on, talk about flags, general chat etc. and a section for what I think this forum was originally intended for, travelling, 4wdriving, geography. - and I do generalise here and it is a compromise.

Looking for adventure.
In whatever comes our way.

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Reply By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:49

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 17:49
Carefull here everyone, disagree with MR SERG and you will ruffle his feathers
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Follow Up By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 08:26

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 08:26
Ah, Mr Borgy, you forget to add your favorite word when you talk to people – IDIOT – exactly as that in capitals. I just cannot figure – why you have to put your signature in capitals – is it abbreviation or acronym?
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 14:40

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 14:40
"why you have to put your signature in capitals "

Obviously bleep again.....IDIOT
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Follow Up By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 14:43

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 14:43
“Obviously bleep again.....IDIOT”

It is understandable – but why in capitals? I am curious….
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:01

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:01
Indeed. I thought the same when I first came here - still do, sort of.

I don't expect it to change - the owner of the site knows his audience pretty well, and we defer to his better judgement (or go elsewhere if you don't like it).

Hell, I might even be called a troglodyte myself one of these days.
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Reply By: Member - Bill F (VIC) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:27

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:27
No

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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:37

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 18:37
The variety is what it's all about,

Don't change anything.

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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:23

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:23
Hiya Serg, unlike other sites that only offer Forums for interacting, we also offer Blogs which do indeed offer the sort of topic splits that you are looking for. As these are only new (few weeks) and the site has been around for 8 years, the Blog content has a bit of catching up to do but even so far, there's lots of interesting stuff being slotted into the various categories. Now you're a member, you can even make a blog... and start a trend of your own.
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Follow Up By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 07:58

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 07:58
Hi David,

I see what you saying, but probably you miss my point. I try to explain it by example.

Say I notice thread that has interest to me. Say I do not have anything (or do not like, or do not have time) to contribute anything. After couple of days I like to see what been added to thread of interest. But it became mammoth task to dig it out from heaps of new posts. What are your suggestions? Search works awful – it is easier to look through, rather then search. Notice thread number or bookmark each thread of interest? Then I will spend way too much time in forum (well, probably this is exact intention :-)))).

Also if I like to sears say for “Toyota 80 series aftermarket turbo” then again search is very little of help and if we have “Toyota 80 series engine” section task became much easier.

There is another solution – you know cat always can be skinned in more then one way. When creation new topic we can ask poster to choose from preset categories. And later when we look through we can select particular category or all of them if we wish. Categories can be organize in tree manner, thus selecting particular category automatically select all sub categories. It will be heaps better then search if we follow rules. Just select say “Travel” and “Simpson Desert” and bingo – all relevant threads here.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 11:09

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 11:09
Serg,

Michelle wrote your email but as an initial reply use Thread Watch on threads that interest you. This is a member feature and works very well. Just enable thread watch in the threads you are interested in and you will receive email alerts and be able to get a forum result list of just your watched threads (access this from your My Home page and select Watched Threads).

We have already built the category based system and it has been running for ages. Currently it is accessed via the articles on the system and is indexed by the moderators manually. So if you want to read about the Simpson Desert - then go to the Simpson Desert trek note and go to the Feedback system as it is directly linked to the forum. This is the case for every article page on ExplorOz. I have to enable the ability to see all of the threads related to each article however you can easily see the the most recent 5, I will be adding a drop down list of article threads in the forum when I get a chance.
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Follow Up By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 11:18

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 11:18
Thanks – thread watch does address some issues indeed.

Serg
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:25

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:25
No!
Its great like it is.....
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:50

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:50
I am very active on a different forum and have found that because it is split by themes that many regular contributers will only do so within their favourite bits and miss out on so much info.
Keep EO as it is. Good to read all the ragging of Cockroaches v's Mexicans, etc. Everyday is a new education.
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:58

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 19:58
he he he....

Serg, around the campfire, you can talk about anything you like.

I remember a fire in the Vic high county around Deddick, last year I think, some lovely gal asked me the same question four times in two nights, and I had answered it the same each night. Lovely gal.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:11

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:11
Serg
Easy ....if you don't want to read some issue , don't open it ,
Welcome to the Membership'

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Reply By: obee - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:15

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:15
try australia 4wd they split the topics up but I found it a pain to navigate from one tother. You can search topics here easy.

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Reply By: Best Off Road - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:34

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 20:34
Just to find out why your suggestion doesn't work.

Have a look at The Overlander Forum. Get into the Campfire section. It's a mob of dim witted losers posting dull one liners all the time. Some of these dills have post counts of 20,000 over a few years.

And there is almost no moderation because it would be simply to hard.

Jim.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 21:24

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 21:24
I like it because it is the way it as - but I fear that the blogs may be the start of a segregation that could be detremental if posts like trip reports etc occur less on the main thread line.
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 22:40

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 22:40
I reckon that the attraction of this forum is that it's all there under one roof. There are any number of specialist sites out there to answer anything that can't be found here. I look forward to opening it up most nights, not knowing what I'm going to find. And learn. It 'aint broke, so lets not fix..............
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 17:13

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 17:13
I agree Roger, plenty of more specific sites to get detailed information than ExOz. For example ask a question on diff problems in 100 series Landcruisers & you'll get 3 helpful replies but as many as 10 Nissan owners bagging them & a dozen chatting off topic. Post the same thread on the lcool site & you'll get 20 helpful replies with technical advice, photos & offers to come around and help.
The beauty of this site is as you say, allot of general information all under the one roof & has one of the better forums for chatting about nothing in particular :-)
Cheers Craig.................
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 22:58

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 22:58
Hey Serg this was suggested a while ago and also got the same response, majority like it the way it is. I must say though, the response this time has been far more measured and less volatile than last time, maybe we are all maturing or more tolerant of each other hmmmmmm
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 17:22

Friday, May 02, 2008 at 17:22
I think a non member suggested it last Bonz hence the tar & feathers.............What was he thinking to challenge the collective minds of those that have paid to keep this site as it is for eternity ;-)) Serg will no doubt be brought into line with the general thinking of the ExOz flock.
Cheers Craig................
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Reply By: dedabato (SA) - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 23:55

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 23:55
The way it is ( is one of the reason I join the fantastic site )
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