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Thread: Quilting Board Objective

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    Some may not agree with this message and I will probably get banned from this message board, but here goes anyway.

    I joined this message board back in April 2009, when admittedly there were fewer of us here. Back then, it seemed nearly all the messages were quilting related. I've always tried to read each and every post daily in both the Main and Pictures sections. And tried to make appropriate comments, including assistance and encouragement.

    Lately, I feel we've gotten away from this being a Quilter's Message Board. There seem to be too many posts with general sewing (Bow Tucks bags and clothing) and other hobbies (Antique sewing machine repair and needlepoint). I am finding it increasingly difficult to read all the posts now and am less inclined to do so, as I have no interest in these other activites. If I did, I would join a message board for those activities.

    I sincerely feel, we need to get back to this message board's original purpose of quilting and eliminate many of the non-quilting related posts.

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    I just joined in Dec. 2010, but as far as I can tell, speech is pretty free on the Board, so I doubt that you will be banned, you are entitlted to your opinion.

    I can imagine that things have changed. With 250,000 users, the site is probably very different than it was when it was smaller. Your goal of reading every post is probably unrealistic now.

    I also don't care much about new babies, most old sewing machines (although I love to look at FWs) or Bow Tucks, but I find that I can pretty much ignore them from the titles, or click, then quickly click away if the post is not interesting.

    Sorry that you're feeling bad about QB. The joy is that you can participate or ignore, as you see fit.

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    I personally enjoy the variety the QB offers!

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    I just read the unread topics that interest me. I don't have enough time to read everything. But I don't want others who do enjoy them to miss out :-D :-D I appreciate the fact this is a multipurpose (or as my gs would say...poopymulpis) board and that the members are so diverse.

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    I check "Unread Topics" & depend on the titles of the posts to determine which ones I will read. Time is limited, so I don't even attempt at reading all the posts. I think the moderators try to move things to the correct category if posted incorrectly.

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    I think for the amount of members and the amount of messages this forum needs more sub forums. With the variety of topics you discussed. I click on main and I go and open all the new topics in a new tab by the time I get to the 2nd page the first page already has new or bumped up topics.

    But I am not the board owner/manager or moderator so its not up to me. I am just thankful that those that are them have this board for us to use and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Some may not agree with this message and I will probably get banned from this message board, but here goes anyway.

    I joined this message board back in April 2009, when admittedly there were fewer of us here. Back then, it seemed nearly all the messages were quilting related. I've always tried to read each and every post daily in both the Main and Pictures sections. And tried to make appropriate comments, including assistance and encouragement.

    Lately, I feel we've gotten away from this being a Quilter's Message Board. There seem to be too many posts with general sewing (Bow Tucks bags and clothing) and other hobbies (Antique sewing machine repair and needlepoint). I am finding it increasingly difficult to read all the posts now and am less inclined to do so, as I have no interest in these other activites. If I did, I would join a message board for those activities.

    I sincerely feel, we need to get back to this message board's original purpose of quilting and eliminate many of the non-quilting related posts.
    I don't think you will be banned for stating your opinion. I am sorry that you aren't enjoying the board as you once did. I am one of the guilty ones, as I have posted non-quilt pictures on this board.

    Perhaps there are members that quilt and only quilt, but for many, our love of fabric spills over into other areas, such as home decor, handbags, and garment sewing. I really enjoy seeing the many different things our members sew.

    The solution might be for all of us to really make an effort to put our posts under the correct catagory, and to title them more decriptively so all of us can read the posts that are of most interest.

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    You can go into "my profile" and set your selections. If you only pick "main" and "pictures" then that's all you'll get. Give that a try and you won't have to look at the things you're not interested in.

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    Janet wrote..."The solution might be for all of us to really make an effort to put our posts under the correct catagory, and to title them more decriptively so all of us can read the posts that are of most interest.'


    I think that's a good idea and I plan to be more careful where I post and in the subject box be clearer about what I'm posting. We don't want any members to feel the message board is too much for them, or others to feel their off the topic stuff can't be posted here - there's plenty of room for everyone's needs.

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    I do not try to read all the posts ... Just the ones that are of interest.
    I do think there are times when some things get posted in the wrong category ... but figure its probably because they are new, or just a bit challenged when it comes to the computer "stuff".

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