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Message Board Changes

Postby bhall » Sun May 04, 2003 5:52 pm

After watching the message board for a couple weeks, looking for trends, we've decided to split the board in two. There are now an Historical board and a Current Events Board.

Current Events-
http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/di ... sp?forum=1

Historical-
http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/di ... sp?forum=5

I've tried to move previous posts on the single board to their proper new home. It is quite possible I made a mistake or missed one. If so, please let me know via email admin@trackandfieldnews.com
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby WK » Mon May 05, 2003 6:32 am

This makes sense, I guess.
But for those of us who would like to read (and/or write) in both categories: is it an idea to put a button/link/whatever 'current' above the historical index - and vice versa?
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby WK » Mon May 05, 2003 6:34 am

Mmm. After that message, I noticed you can get to the general index (consisting of the two categories by clicking 'T&FN Message Board >'. So you can get there in a few clicks, thereby decreasing the need for my suggested buttons...
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby bhall » Mon May 05, 2003 6:36 am

I'm going to add those links anyway. It will save you a click and won't get in the way.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby trackstar » Mon May 05, 2003 7:41 am

I hope you'll reconsider. I like just being able to talk track, period, not having to check more than one board. If you're going to keep it divided, please don't fragment it any more than this.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby MJD » Mon May 05, 2003 9:17 am

FWIW, I agree with Lee.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby Guest » Mon May 05, 2003 9:23 am

Maybe I'm spoilt with a big screen and fast connection, but I've found the easy thing to do with the new setup is simply to open two windows in my browser, one for each forum.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby tandfman » Mon May 05, 2003 10:22 am

The fact that there have been exactly two messages posted on the Historical Board in the past 12 hours suggests that perhaps this split was premature.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby 1.97hjsteve » Mon May 05, 2003 10:39 am

also, a thread in one direction naturally spreads sometimes to others, which within reason is ok. I think you should undo this idea at least for the time being. " Historical" and "Current Events" can have a big and justifiable overlap.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby oldvaulter » Mon May 05, 2003 12:31 pm

>also, a thread in one direction naturally spreads
>sometimes to others, which within reason is ok.
>I think you should undo this idea at least for
>the time being. " Historical" and "Current
>Events" can have a big and justifiable overlap.

As a "regular" here since the beginning of the message board, I would like to second the above.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby joel » Mon May 05, 2003 1:10 pm

Aside from how the threads get categorized in the future...
kudos to T&FN for increasing the value of their product in the last few months. I canceled my subscription about a year ago because I felt at $44 the magazine was not reasonably priced for a few extra details of old news.

You've since added the ETN newsletter, this message board, and interesting online content like the Krummenaker journal. Not to mention some of the staff's personalities are coming out in their postings on the board.

IAAF, USOC, NCAA, and the IOC could all jot down a few notes.
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Re: Message Board Changes

Postby 1.97hjsteve » Mon May 05, 2003 2:42 pm

joel, I will second all that, and then some ! Great work guys.
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