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Forum Restructuring

Discussion in 'WWII Forums News' started by Slipdigit, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    There is no timeline that is being followed so it doesn't have a set date to finish.

    You will see your ideas in the forum sub forums:D
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    We're doing this as we have time. It is a tedious process and will probably last well into the summer.
     
  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    In fact the forum will probably be improving over the years , so technically the process is permanent. Some sections might appear, others disappear. It's not only a matter of need but also of quality.
     
  4. theblackalchemist

    theblackalchemist Member

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    :rolleyes: aren't they all?

    Regards
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  5. USMC

    USMC Member

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    Upgrades are always good...
     
  6. theblackalchemist

    theblackalchemist Member

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    how bout a tactics forum ?

    For discussing all the tactics employed in technical detail... :]..

    I think i drank too much... never mind ..

    Regards,
    TBA
     
  7. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Strategy and Tactics"? Wolf packs & Convoying, Tank vs. Tank Killer, Broad Front vs. Narrow Front, etc.
     
  8. theblackalchemist

    theblackalchemist Member

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    and not to mention encirclement, flanks, formations and all the shiny stuff for geeks like us :)

    Regards,
    TBA
     
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    We'd have to consign that forum to the "amateurs", of course. ;)
     
  10. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    How about a "geek" forum then? Wait a minute, we have one of those already with the simulations & gaming forum....
     
  11. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    I wonder if we can do something with the sticky thread http://www.ww2f.com/information-req...wwii-related-research-i-e-family-history.html

    Is there a way I can edit the links when I find out that they are no longer functional? Also, I would like to be able to have research websites in categories so that it is easier for people to find one that will assist them in their particular research. Could this be done here or would it be useful to have a sticky thread on each subforum where individuals could post websites applicable to the topic?

    Last week due to a computer meltdown I had to reinstall my favourites and while doing so put all my WWII links into appropriate categories. They now show as folders, such as Allied Military Units, Canadian Records, British Records, various theatres of operation, weapons, images, etc. For consideration.
     
  12. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Moderators can edit links.

    I was thinking about splitting up section at some time, Michelle.
     
  13. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Hi Jeff, Saw your post here too late, after I'd already done some revising - particularly after your pm reply that I could actually edit my own posts for longer than the 2 days I thought I had!

    My way of breaking the posts out may not be everyone's, but it should make it easier when you do whatever you plan!

    I'm trying to beef up some of the areas I was lean on as they weren't part of my original research or areas for which I'd answered information requests. Perhaps others who have a lot of live websites with information in areas not there or which have few links might add them to the aforementioned thread.
     
  14. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Michelle, I had the same thought and will make the move shortly. Good idea.
     
  16. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    It has been done.
     
  17. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    Thanks, Lou!
     
  18. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    To the powers it may concern:

    Y'all still doing the re-structuring thing? If it ain't too late, how about creating a mini-sub forum dedicated for new members? When a newby enlists, he/she/it can be directed there to get going. There can also be some instructional and inspirational threads dedicated to them with some FAQs and such, like PM'ing, do's and don't's, the cooler, salutes, reps, them fancy medals adorning our posts, edicates and predicates, the latrine, and certain people to stay away from....Well, maybe the last one's a bit much, but some welcome wagon package/belt line would be nice. Some new member related threads can be incorporated there, including such threads but not limited to; the story behind your avatar, the story behind your username, country and family origins, etc, etc, and so on. You get the idea right? Well, what do y'all think?
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    That would be an excellent place to incorporate the first 5 posts; kind of a probationary kiddie pool.
     
  20. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Yeah, maybe they can call it "in-forum training", sort of like what the newbies got when they first got "in-country" in the latter part of the Vietnam experience. During their in-processing, like you said, their first 5 posts will be there instead of out in the "bush" where the wild things are. Maybe that will keep them from hurting themselves. And maybe a short quiz can be proctored in there, and if they flunk it, it's away they go!
     

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