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I propose splitting this area into subject-themed Child Boards, what thinketh the membership?

Leave it as is
1 (4.5%)
Create Child Boards e.g. Aero-Space, Land, Sea ... etc.
21 (95.5%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: February 04, 2012, 05:14:10 AM

Author Topic: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...  (Read 3872 times)

Offline jcf

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A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« on: January 28, 2012, 05:14:10 AM »
G'Day folks,

My reasons for making this proposal are two-fold:
1) to prevent it from becoming unwieldy as more info is added;
2) to make it easier for folks to find/follow those subjects of personal interest.

So, based on a review of what is already in place I am proposing five Child Boards:
Aero-Space (aviation and real space subjects)
Land (anything that 'primarily' rolls, crawls or walks on land, ice, snow etc.)
Sea (anything that 'primarily' operates anywhere on or under the sea)
SF-Fantasy (self-explanatory and including any of the ____- Punk genres)
Alt.- Conflict (ie.e broad themes like Greg's WWI thread)

Thoughts?

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« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 07:36:21 AM by jcf »
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 08:57:39 AM »
Excellent suggestion Mr Mus anarchistus!
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 09:41:20 AM »
YES MAKE IT SO!  That's the one thing I always wished the Whiff boards had done but alas...  The ship section will probably be rather empty though.  Raise your hands ship people!  :)
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 03:59:08 PM »
YES MAKE IT SO!  That's the one thing I always wished the Whiff boards had done but alas...  The ship section will probably be rather empty though.  Raise your hands ship people!  :)
I have a fleet slowly assembling off-stage ... I think armed landing craft and Flak-Lighters to start.  ;)
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 04:44:15 PM »
There are two threads currently.  I think however that whereas aircraft threads tend to be aircraft specific, the ship ones tend to be class specific.  Doesn't necessarily mean they are any less popular...not with me at least.  Of course, if people wanted to do a ship type specific (e.g. a USS Montana thread) there is nothing stopping them.

What I am curious about here is the reasons for the person who has disagreed with the proposal.  I am not trying to single anyone out or to persecute them in any way.  Rather I just want to ensure that we haven't overlooked anything here.  I would be grateful if you could post your reasons here.  Alternatively, if need be please PM with Jon or me with your thinking so that we can also factor this in.

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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 08:48:13 AM »
Well, dats dat ladies and germs.

Next step creation of the new boards and the mass transference of subjects,
over to you Greg.

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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 10:08:04 AM »
I suppose I will have to do something...
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 11:32:05 AM »
Done!  Moving of existing threads will gradually occur over coming days.  Instead of advising individual affected parties of a thread move, as is normal practice, I will give a blanket heads up to all members now.  If you come back and have difficulty finding a particular thread, please first check the new 'child boards'.  If you still can't find it contact one of the Mods.

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Greg
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 01:14:44 PM »
Definitely done!  ;)
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 01:17:08 PM »
Yes, thanks for helping move threads Jeff. :)
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Re: A modest proposal regarding the I & I board ...
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 01:20:18 PM »
No problem Greg.  It was just like old times back on the other.... nuff said.
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