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Offline TheBuddha

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Your input is wanted!
« Opened on December 10, 2018, 05:54:58 PM »

Categories are things like General, Resources, or Archives.

Boards are things like Tools, Anything Else, or 2018 Archives.

@MrHarryReems suggested a recording board, which was placed in the general category. @SandHog was talking about gear and the reviews board was created under the resources category.

Ol' Buddha isn't nearly as creative as one might think!

So, give me some input. What sort of boards would you like to see? What categories would you like those boards to be put into?

Even if you can't immediately think of something you want to put in there, toss the idea onto the table.

Warning: You may end up being the moderator of said category. Nope, mods are just janitors more or less. It's nothing fancy, but it becomes your responsibility to keep it neat and tidy. Don't worry, it's easy and it's not like we've really got to delete shit. 'Snot like we've inundated with trolls being assholes. We shouldn't even have a SPAM issue, with the way the site is configured.

So, yes... You may end up with a tiny bit of responsibility, but at least you're a member of the Cool Kids Clubę!

Seriously, gimme some more board ideas and whatnot. If you do propose a category, at least make sure you can think of one or two boards that can go into it, please. I'm not a huge stickler for everything being on-topic, so if you want a category for something as outlandish as food and drink, we can do that. I don't see those being boards, but I use them to give you ideas.

Thanks in advance! More categories would maybe be a good thing. Giving people more options is a good thing, up to a point. So, let's have some options!

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Offline MrHarryReems

Re: Your input is wanted!
« Reply #1 on December 10, 2018, 07:11:48 PM »

Speaking of tidying up.... Would you mind moving Sandhog's thread into the recording forum?  It's probably more suited for that area.

 

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Re: Your input is wanted!
« Reply #2 on December 11, 2018, 12:45:27 PM »

Done.

To make it easier in the future, please link to the topic you want moved. (It may eventually get busy/cluttered.) This time it was pretty easy. I know what the topics are. Eventually, it'll exceed my ability to remember. So, a link will save time/effort.

We're actually posting quite a few topics. I'm a bit surprised at how active it is already.

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Re: Your input is wanted!
« Reply #3 on December 11, 2018, 01:45:10 PM »

Surprised, yes.  And thrilled!  This is the kind of discourse I really enjoy.  Sharing work, helping each other to become better at our craft... 

 

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Re: Your input is wanted!
« Reply #4 on December 11, 2018, 02:44:42 PM »

It started with a plan. The plan was to create an archive.

An archive seemed like a nice idea, but it seemed like it could be more than that. So, I decided I'd concentrate on it being more a forum for discussion than a CMS or static pages.

I've been fond of saying it's like the FNGT, in that it's a framework. I get it started and show people that it can be done. They then do the work and put their hours in. In this case, it's an addition to, not a replacement of, v/Guitar. It's not meant to replace the thread, nor is it meant to replace the sub. The two are, at least in my head, distinctly separate entities.

I also have concluded that the weekly thread really isn't the greatest place for people to comfortably ask questions. We do get some questions, but they end up buried and threaded, wildly off-topic, and generally aren't as productive as they could be.

I suspect that's because the FNGT moves VERY fast. I mean, very fast.

Being me, I'm particularly fond of numbers and data. We regularly exceed 50 posts per hour. (I've taken to calling that PPH.) A couple of times, I've seen it exceed 80 PPH and I've seen the third hour over 100 PPH. The average thread is fairly active only for about 4 hours - and that's being generous.

It opens at 20:00 and it starts to get active at 20:30. Then, at about 00:30 it will slow down again - as a general rule. Sometimes, it slows at 00:00 and sometimes it makes it all the way to about 01:00.

It does stay active longer, I just mean the most active portions. During those phases, we are very, very fast moving. I often don't even have time to leave my message center. I'm too busy to leave it. I'm too busy listening to and commenting on shared tracks, and then I comment on the replies. So, I frequently don't have any time to leave the message center part of Voat.

This site is much more laid back, has a pretty good notification system, doesn't bury stuff, and seems like it should be a great addition to the weekly thread.

That's the goal, at any rate. It also stands as a stand-in, should Voat go down and remain down. I've got ample hosting and I'm on some pretty awesome hardware. SMF is pretty optimized and the site hasn't even slowed, even though we've had multiple concurrent users. It should be able to handle the weekly thread, if it is forced to do so.

I'm not actually sure why I'm typing all this out?

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Re: Your input is wanted!
« Reply #5 on December 11, 2018, 03:11:46 PM »

Maybe add a Music Theory board as a child to the Musicianship Questions board or wherever else seems appropriate? That way all of the theory questions/info would be consolidated in one place instead of spread out.

 

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Re: Your input is wanted!
« Reply #6 on December 11, 2018, 03:41:17 PM »

Done. Thanks.

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