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Welcome to Exotic Gardener's Question Time :-)

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:53 am

I has become apparent over recent months that many questions are asked, and due to the fast flowing nature of posts disappear off the radar before those able to answer see them, so I have created this sub forum specifically for questions to be asked, and they are all kept in one place.

There is no guarantee that anyone has the answer, and if there are no replies, that implies that no-one knows. It should not be down to everyone to say they don't know.

I suggest a clear question is asked in the subject title so that those who may have an answer can identify the question easily. Please avoid "Help required". Also if you require a plant ID, try to give an indication of what type of plant it may be, ie Succulent, Palm, shrub etc in the subject, this will allow those who may be bast placed to answer a chance to home in on your question. icon_thumright
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Post by Adrian » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:02 pm

I voted icon_thumbdown , yet another forum to confuse things IMO

Whats the main forum for if its not to ask questions ?

Will the question time forum be a question and answer forum or a general chat on each topic as it always is ?
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:29 pm

I'm with Adrian, why not simply adjust the forum settings to show ALL unread posts since a members last visit. TBH that's how most forums do things rather than having a clear out time delay.
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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:20 pm

With between 200 and 300 posts a day. I think questions need to be seperate, or it's like trying to read the credits on a movie. I use the 'View Unread Posts' link, but that only shows 1 page of topics posted, anything older drops off the radar. I have found I'm missing things as a result.
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:24 pm

Surely Aido can amend the settings to remedy this Dave? I find that, although there may be 200 posts per day, it's not often they are in more than 15-20 topics.

If you were to mark certain forums as read (Off Topic, Buy, Sell etc) then all you'd be left with is a short list that could quickly be caught up.

Adding a new forum not only relies on all members being aware of it and following the rule but it also means you'd have to spend more time sorting the new topics that weren't in the right place than you'd have to spend doing things as they currently stand.

Another option would be to appoint a couple of Mods who could move topics when they are posted in the wrong area.
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Re: Welcome to Exotic Gardener's Question Time :-)

Post by grub » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:38 pm

I'm confused :? , I always have unread posts in a different colour if I go back via the forum list tab(which is what I do) and it's easy to see new posts.
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Post by redsquirrel » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:34 pm

grub wrote:I'm confused :? , I always have unread posts in a different colour if I go back via the forum list tab(which is what I do) and it's easy to see new posts.
thats what i get too Grub,dont miss much unless i want to
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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:51 pm

In industry any change is resisted, but that is stagnation. We could all still be on 386 PCs, but most have upgraded, probably begrudgingly :roll: Those still on a 386 will be on dialup at 9,600 baud, rather than 10mbit broadband.
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Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:02 pm

10mbit?

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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:31 am

i voted no only because i wonder if there's the risk of the forum confusing itself with all the different sections / subsections etc etc

i don't need any more confusion :)


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Post by The Codfather » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:52 am

I voted "Yes" all Q&A in one place regarless of what it is..........the amount of time on here you here
" That was asked earlier in the year, it's somewhere one here if you do a search"

yet this way alot of Q&A will be all in 1 thread.
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Post by flounder » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:07 am

I gave icon_thumleft think its easier to search for questions that have been asked over and over again
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Re: Welcome to Exotic Gardener's Question Time :-)

Post by fieldfest » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:26 am

most posts on the main forum are questions isnt that the main point of a forum?

though its your website so run it as you see fit


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Re: Welcome to Exotic Gardener's Question Time :-)

Post by Leigh » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:13 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:10mbit?

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Thats what i thought gogg 10 :ahhh!: shouldnt 50 be the norm by now ! :lol: and im not bothered about a question sub forum, most questions dont get a clear answer anyway as Ade said it usaully turns into 3 pages of woffle !
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Re: Welcome to Exotic Gardener's Question Time :-)

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:31 pm

I have come to the conclusion that whatever you do at least 50% will grumble about it. Which is why Horse designed by committee has a hump and only lives in a desert.

In the past it has been said members like the moderation style on here, but this is not my full time job, and I sometimes wonder why I bother :roll:
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