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Old 19th November 2006, 09:37 AM
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Hi-can i make a suggestion as to some new forum catagories please,so that those interested can find them easily and those not interested can easily ignore them.

1 - Computer audio

2 - Guitar matters

3 - Off topic matters

can i also suggest that if an off topic matter is raised during ANY post that the poster links to "off topic" and starts a new thread.

I personally quite like reading about the above catagories and would still continue with interest but i feel they could be better served in separate locations.


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Old 19th November 2006, 10:44 AM
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I personally think the first two cat's are a great idea, but

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can i also suggest that if an off topic matter is raised during ANY post that the poster links to "off topic" and starts a new thread.
if thats the case then personally I would stop posting. Part of the pleasure if this BB is the meandering nature of the people on here, we can wander off topic, and then go back, or in wandering produce a more interesting topic. Inforcing this suggested control would kill it for me. If the wandering makes it harder to follow, and harder to find the answer to the original question, then I suggest that the poster needs to read harder, or purchase a text book on the subject.

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Old 19th November 2006, 10:47 AM
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I'm with Nick on this one.

I've stopped bothering with a couple of forums that cried off topic everytime I meandered away... (not that I would stop posting here)

A lot that is posted is stream of conciousness and triggered by what is already in the topic - it loses context if split away each time...
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Old 19th November 2006, 10:54 AM
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Hi Nick /James

i do agree with your sentiments entirely but at times the "off topic" part takes over and the original thread gets lost,by which time its too late to start a new thread for the "off topic".

Thinking about it now,better to forget my suggestion 3.

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Old 19th November 2006, 09:16 PM
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Hi-perhaps we could use a separate section for off topic threads that dont crop up from an existing thread ? (ie the parking fine saga)

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I like wandering off , I've been practising for years. I'm with you on this Nick!

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Hi-can i make a suggestion as to some new forum catagories please,so that those interested can find them easily and those not interested can easily ignore them.

1 - Computer audio

2 - Guitar matters

3 - Off topic matters

can i also suggest that if an off topic matter is raised during ANY post that the poster links to "off topic" and starts a new thread.

I personally quite like reading about the above catagories and would still continue with interest but i feel they could be better served in separate locations.


Philip

Any other thoughts on this ?
My thoughts are that Computer Audio would be a good section as it is the future even if it leads some folk to re-visit older technology.

Guitars are catered for on other sites although they are related and I see no harm in some posts about them in General.

Off Topic too, occasionally in General or maybe even a "Daily Rant" section would be an idea for regulars to blow off steam. Sometimes it's good to share a parking ticket/duff eBay deal etc with your friends if, like me, you're often tied to a desk alone. All imho.

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Another alternative would be to split the sources forum into two, one for analogue and the other for digital.
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