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post #1 of 38
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Would it be possible for either the Admin or moderators to post a Sticky thread asking members to place threads in the appropiate categories? This would drastically reduce the need to move the threads later and having members wonder what happen to their threads.

It's Really frustrating for members to place a topic in one area only to come back later and find it's not there. Not everyone realizes that the threads are now being sorted.

Thanks for taking the time to read this...


Princess
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post #2 of 38
I thought it was actually posted somewhere in the laws or something of this site.
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"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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post #3 of 38
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Not sure where it's posted. But Seeing as how most members go to GENERAL first/most. It would make the most sense to post it there for all to see.

LOL sheesh I did not even realize we had a suggestion forum.... See what I mean?
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post #4 of 38
It probably would not hurt. Maybe it should be something that Jackie or Heath could do.
"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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"To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask? ~ John Rohn"
"Action is the foundational key to all success. ~ Pablo Picasso"
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post #5 of 38
Another thought I had recently on this subject is maybe to move the "General" forum a little lower on the list. Since it's the first one, and it's title is what it is, it's really easy for us to post most things there, unless they are specific requests for a recipe or such. And keep in mind that what's "general" enough to be posted in that category will vary from moderator to admin to member...people may have different ideas of just what is "general" enough to put there. So maybe a more definitive description of the category/forum under its title is in order. If only general conversation items that are NOT cake related in any way is desired to be posted in that forum by the admin/moderators, then such should be stated in it's description, I think. As it is now, it only states that the "general" forum is for things that don't necessarily fit in any other category...that's obviously a little too broad of a description, since so many threads started there are being moved around at a moments notice. That & moving the forum down on the list would probably save the admin & moderators a lot of trouble & time in having to move things around so much.

Also - I was wondering why moved topics/threads are not noted anymore? That was really helpful when ya'll were doing that...we had no problem finding the posts we'd made or threads we were following when that was done, not sure why it stopped? Moving things around is totally understandable, to me...but going from letting us know it was moved to no notice at all is a bit of a downer. Then we have to search and search sometimes for the topics we were following. Maybe just a PM to the original poster would help? Or something similar....would cut down on the frustration of having to "hunt down" topics that I know several of us are experiencing.

To expand on Cakeprincess's suggestion: Maybe just post a notice at the top of the forums index page asking everyone to be more specific or thoughtful of what category they place their topics in? If that was at the top, instead of or above the "General" category, it could possible cut down on the moving around of stuff for the moderators/admin??

Sorry so long....but, as you can see, this has been on my mind for a couple of weeks now. Glad Cakeprincess spoke up...gave me the gumption to say what I'd been feeling without being the first. icon_redface.gif I'm not complaining here or trying to rock the boat...the opposite in fact. Trying to help. Of course, I'm not a site admin or owner or even moderator, so I'm sure there's tons of stuff I don't know of or wouldn't get about maintaining a space such as this. So if any of my suggestions are crazy or would create lots of work or frustration for you guys....just give me a boot in the butt & I'll chill!! lol

I love CC sooooo much...spend WAYYY too much time here...lol. Jackie or Heath..whoever coined the "ADDICT" term for your shirts/cups, etc.....BRILLIANT!!! You hit the nail on the head!! hehehe icon_lol.gif
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post #6 of 38
One thing that helps me keep up with my topics i post is that any responses to them and I get an email. I can click on the link and it takes me directly to the post.

That may help some people to keep up with the post.
post #7 of 38
Maybe create a separate forum for Off Topic subjects? I've been seeing a lot of them lately. This might also help when searching for a particular thread...?
post #8 of 38
Yes, a "Lounge" forum would be nice for all the OT posts.
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post #9 of 38
The off-topic forum idea has already been addressed. We will never have an off-topic area as we wish to discourage off-topic conversation, not encourage it. Off-topic areas tend to invited politics, which lead to arguements, which never works out well here. There are plenty of other websites that people can discuss those things at. We would rather have the random OT threads appear in the General Forum.

The reason people are not being notified about threads being moved is that as this community grows, alot more threads have to be moved. It takes time to send a PM to each author explaining it. That can amount to alot of time taken by the moderators.

We will definitely consider moving the General Forum farther down, to discourage its use as a dumping ground, that is probably a good idea. I will talk it over with Jackie and possibly make some changes this weekend.
post #10 of 38
Ok, the general forum has been moved and a sticky has been placed explaining the proper use of the General forum.
post #11 of 38
Well, there are two things to take into consideration when contemplating adding a "Lounge" or dedicated off-topic forum: number 1, this is YOUR website and YOU make the rules, and number 2, you have moderators who can simply whisk any naughty threads into your hidden "Hall of Lame" (what I call my dead thread graveyard) or your moderators' forum or wherever you keep the removed threads.

After running a busy website for the past 4 years, I know that occassionally a political thread will pop up but it's a simple matter of amending your TOS, putting a sticky note up in the forum outlining the rules, and trusting your users to respect the rules and in the event that fails, trusting your moderators to take control of the situation.

A Lounge would really be a great thing so that those of us who don't like the "General" forum being littered with OT threads don't have to sift through the ones without clear titles.

I preferred the "General" forum at the top and then logically following, the more specialized or narrower-focused forums.

icon_smile.gif Just a suggestion!
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post #12 of 38
These are such great ideas - now if there could just be a better way to sort the photos... again, so much gets dumped in birthday cakes

I love CC!
post #13 of 38
I would love it if childrens birthday photos would be divided into girls, boys and babies.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by Tilisha

One thing that helps me keep up with my topics i post is that any responses to them and I get an email. I can click on the link and it takes me directly to the post.

That may help some people to keep up with the post.




That's a good idea EXCEPT for The fact that I HATE having To dump all those notifications from my Email. I actually have been letting them build up and it took me a bit of time to dump them.
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post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by Heath

The off-topic forum idea has already been addressed. We will never have an off-topic area as we wish to discourage off-topic conversation, not encourage it. Off-topic areas tend to invited politics, which lead to arguements, which never works out well here. There are plenty of other websites that people can discuss those things at. We would rather have the random OT threads appear in the General Forum.

The reason people are not being notified about threads being moved is that as this community grows, alot more threads have to be moved. It takes time to send a PM to each author explaining it. That can amount to alot of time taken by the moderators.

We will definitely consider moving the General Forum farther down, to discourage its use as a dumping ground, that is probably a good idea. I will talk it over with Jackie and possibly make some changes this weekend.




Thanks for addressing My concerns Heath and taking action to rectify the situation.



Princess

P.S. Isn't off topic really pretty much the same as general? Creating another forum would seem redundant to me.
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