Regarding the new forum changes *** MERGED ***

Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by BigDFan5, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Concord

    Concord Mr. Buckeye

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    Thanks for the post, definitely explains some things.
     
  2. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Love the placekicker shot Buckeye Hater. That is aces in my book.
     
  3. Concord

    Concord Mr. Buckeye

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    :D ...Thought you'd like that.
     
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    And do you see the reason people don't visit other forums is due to that very same one zone mentality and doing this is an attempt to help break that one zone mentality.

    Seriously do you see that?

    Why don't people go to the other zones...because they are so entrenched into a one zone mentality. So this is an attempt to help break that mentality.
     
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist

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    I see that that is what you think is the reason. I don't think it's the reason, though. Time will tell.
     
  6. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    But what of the hundreds of members who come here only wanting to read and NOT post their opinions?

    It is simply easier to find the hot information, the recaps, news articles when there is a forum particularly set aside for that. The site isnt only about dialogue.

    I know when I'm pressed for time, I'll go to do some Mod stuff and spot something in the old "recap" or "article" zone that I hadn't seen because it was buried three pages deep in the main forum and then moved off to an archive forum.

    and again, Please try to keep in mind, we're not only doing this for TODAY. Having ONE forum is simply not going to work when the site grows even more.

    Ya know, it's why department stores have departments.

    If you only had 22 people going into a store, it wouldn't much matter. But when you have thousands of people coming to the store, you have to break items out into separate areas or it'll become a mess.
     
  7. Fuzzee

    Fuzzee Bigdog24

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    Just dont turn this site into the good OL boys Club.... The haves and have nots....You have a great site, good for all of us Cowboys FANs.....and that what make this site special...just dont screw up a good thing
     
  8. theogt

    theogt Surrealist

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    Well keep a track of views. I'm sure they go down as well. I can't make this any more evident: when threads are moved to another zone, they get less views and less response. It makes threads short-lived and lower quality.
     
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Because of a ONE ZONE mentality that you seem to be unwilling to change because you feel it is inconvenient to click on a mouse button.

    That is really what it boils down to.
     
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist

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    It's human nature. I don't think you're going to change human nature. Go right ahead with the effort, though.
     
  11. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia! Zone Supporter

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    That pretty much spells out all I need to know. I like the new ideas and look forward to hitting both forums. I can hit the fan zone for the quick fast in a hurry posts and when I want to really stimulate my mind with the more involved topics I can hit up the daily zone.

    Nice job mods. :thumbup:
     
  12. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    You're assuming someone knows they were "moved"

    If I am not on this site for hours on end, when I arrive and find a thread, even if its been moved, I don't know that.

    I only know "Hey I want news. Ah, let me look in the news area"

    Within your theory, we should only have one zone for the entire place, yes?

    Media, recap, history, news, opinions, off topic. Just let everyone post into one forum? Yes?
     
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    But it is worth trying.

    I would hate the idea in the past if people just stayed with the status quo because they said things would just not work if it changed.

    It would be a scary world if we never tried.
     
  14. theogt

    theogt Surrealist

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    It doesn't matter one way or the other whether I assumed that or not.

    The bottom line is that they get less views and less responses once they're moved.

    If that changes over time, then ok. If not, then the change here was for the worse.
     
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist

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    If it ain't broke don't fix it.

    If the system was broke before, I don't understand how it became the most popular Cowboys site on the internet.
     
  16. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    I'll ask again, then in your view, the entire place should only be one forum, right?

    Recaps, news, off topic, draft, history, opinion, articles, all in one forum, yes?
     
  17. theogt

    theogt Surrealist

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    That would work better than moving good threads to another forum which isn't viewed as much as this one.
     
  18. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    There are tons of examples where people left things as they were because they were successful and went down the tubes because they didn't change.

    Remember the group "Boston" ??

    They had a great sound. They sold a gazillion albums.

    They kept to that sound for the next album. They sold a half a gazillion albums.

    Uh, you get the idea.

    They were gone after four albums.
     
  19. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Ok well, we differ on this. I hardly think you'd be thrilled if we only had one forum here for every topic imaginable.

    It's all about levels of information. And quick access to that information.

    Anyway. We've all tried our best to explain to you.

    If we didn't care, none of us would have spent as much time as we have.
     
  20. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    We absolutely won't.

    In fact, I am convinced that when the Seahawks game is upon us and you don't have to wade through all the nonsense you will see that this change is working and the quality is going up.
     

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