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Thread: New section on the board

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    There is a new section on the message board: Personal Diaries and Announcements

    You can read the description and the rules for this section here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/22099.page

    Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions for the new section.

    Also, posts in General Chit-Chat, Links and Recipes are currently not being displayed in the Recent Topics listing. I don't know if it's permanent or not.

    We'll have to see how it impacts the community overall.

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    ok, I'll go first...bc I'm so excited!!!
    I have read and re-read...please tell me if i am on track?
    If a person...me...is interested...
    I pick a name for my topic, and that will always be that section's name?
    So, if I pick: QC's Cave Days, ETC. ...a topic will be started, and i will always return to that same place when I have personal info to share, with anyone that chooses to read it?
    As long as I abide by the rules, it will stay there.
    When I want to talk quilt only, I go to that section of board.
    When I have something to say, that is not quilting, but I believe to be of interest to majority of board members, I post or reply to post's on chit-chat section of board. Am I on track, and if so, how do I get started?
    THANK YOU, ADMIN :XD: oh, and all moderators for everything! :D

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    Thank you for adding this section to the board. I have thought a lot about the notice you posted earlier, people feeling uncomfortable, hoping that I have not caused anyone to feel like this is not a good place to be a part of. I'm willing to bet this has weighed heavily in your heart and mind...you are in a position of trying to please everyone and that is not a good position to be in. I want to say thank you for coming up with such a wonderful way of allowing board members to keep in touch on a personal level, without making any member or visitor feel uncomfortable. Once again, you have shown how much you care about our quiltboard community, thank you Admin, for all that you do for us, and keeping our board a happy place to come and spend time in. You are the BEST!!!!

    A BIG Thank You too, to the moderator's, I know that you spend a lot of your time here keeping things running smoothly, too!!!!

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    A big Thankyou from Me on all you put into this board for our own enjoyment and education and support.
    Thankyou agian!!!
    Kirsten

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    ok, I'm back, bc something was nagging at me...about the topic name, so re-read AGAIN...
    I think, your saying, our topic name will be the nickname we chose, when we came on board? yes?
    but?
    If we put that nick, in the title, and add a little more to it, is that ok?
    EXAMPLE: "Quiltncrazy's Cave Days, ETC."

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    What an excellent idea.... I think it's fabulous!

    quiltncrazy, I just had a go and could add other words to Blue Chicken. I assume if it wasn't allowed we wouldn't be able to? Or maybe I'm about to get my hand (or giant foot) smacked?

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    Can I also add.... I like the changes to the "recent topics" list.

    I catch up on the days posting with my morning coffee, I've been asleep while you lot have all been yakking away in here. So when there are a whole lot of "link" posts I tend to miss the other things that have happened.

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    What Admin is saying is......

    The topis is YOUR NAME...such as what Cutebuns and Rhonda have already done.

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    So, if I pick: QC's Cave Days, ETC. ...a topic will be started, and i will always return to that same place when I have personal info to share, with anyone that chooses to read it?
    Nope, your topic in that section would be called "quiltncrazy" -- since it's all about you.

    An added benefit is that once the topic gets indexed by the search, it should come up at the top when someone searches for your nick name on the site.

    And when someone opens up that section directly, they would see a list of people's names. So it would be easy for anyone to follow up on the people they care about.

    If we put that nick, in the title, and add a little more to it, is that ok?
    I guess that's OK too. But please make sure that your nick is prominently featured in the title.

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    Thanks for posting the info re General Chat not appearing in Recent Topics.. :D

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    Ok - just re read you ethos on this Admin, and given it some thought and I think it's a good solution! Thanks for the creative thinking - I guess it's up to us 'boarders' now to make it work.

    So I'm off to create my topic! :D

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    I guess it's up to us 'boarders' now to make it work.
    Yes, I think it'll really start to work once enough people have their own dedicated topics in that section.

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    Here's a question that I KNOW someone will ask, since it hasn't been asked as of yet...or someone might do this.

    Yes or no....can you start another topic, say...I have one already named TLRNHI'S APATHACARY SHOP. Can another one be started named TLRNHI'S CATTERY? or do you just continue on with the ORIGINAL, like a blog site?

    I only ask because I know someone will ask or might even start another topic...know what I mean?

    Oh yea.....and thanks Admin!

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    Can I also add.... I like the changes to the "recent topics" list.
    I had quite a few "complaints" about it. And it's true. There are times when 50%+ of the Recent Topics are either links or not related to quilting at all.

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    Can I ask another question.....

    it seems there have been some complaints lately. I'm not sure what's been happening, but if we inadvertently break a rule, or someone makes a complaint about something we've said, do we get told? Not who complained, obviously, but that there is a complaint and what it was? I just hate to think I'm stumbling around breaking rules at every step without realising! :-)

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    Yes, it's a good idea that links had been moved too. I really appreciate the effort and thought ppl put in posting links but it makes more sense to keep it separate, for when we feel like or have the time to go browsing links! Good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Can I ask another question.....

    it seems there have been some complaints lately. I'm not sure what's been happening, but if we inadvertently break a rule, or someone makes a complaint about something we've said, do we get told? Not who complained, obviously, but that there is a complaint and what it was? I just hate to think I'm stumbling around breaking rules at every step without realising! :-)
    Yes I'd been wondering about that too... I guess there's been a lot of PMing to and fro between groups of ppl discussing this and it has made me feel a bit uncomfortable, I must admit; I know we can't have it ALL in the open ie who complained about whom, but I think an open and honest general discussion, no obligation for anyone to join in if they don't want to and obviously NO naming or criticising others, would be a good thing. It's difficult for me to know just WHAT others find offensive- some things are obvious, of course, oscenities, religion, politics, the usual suspects, BUT as for the rest, it's such a subjective thing, it's hard to second guess your audience. I guess the diary page will address this! Sorry - thinking aloud! :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Can I ask another question.....

    it seems there have been some complaints lately. I'm not sure what's been happening, but if we inadvertently break a rule, or someone makes a complaint about something we've said, do we get told? Not who complained, obviously, but that there is a complaint and what it was? I just hate to think I'm stumbling around breaking rules at every step without realising! :-)
    Yes I'd been wondering about that too... I guess there's been a lot of PMing to and fro between groups of ppl discussing this and it has made me feel a bit uncomfortable, I must admit; I know we can't have it ALL in the open ie who complained about whom, but I think an open and honest general discussion, no obligation for anyone to join in if they don't want to and obviously NO naming or criticising others, would be a good thing. It's difficult for me to know just WHAT others find offensive- some things are obvious, of course, oscenities, religion, politics, the usual suspects, BUT as for the rest, it's such a subjective thing, it's hard to second guess your audience. I guess the diary page will address this! Sorry - thinking aloud! :mrgreen:
    Me too! I just figured I'm a bit sensitive right now and must be having a wee paranoid moment. Glad I'm not alone! ;-)
    I'm a member of another forum based here in NZ, and in complete honesty, everyone on here is a saint compared to that unruly mob!

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    I'm not sure what's been happening, but if we inadvertently break a rule, or someone makes a complaint about something we've said, do we get told?
    Of all the people who contacted me asking if their posts are OK, I don't think a single person actually did something really wrong. Maybe some minor stuff which is way too subjective to judge.

    On the other hand, those who did push it too far (by pretty much any standards), never asked anything until their posts got deleted.

    Go figure.

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    Was that a yes we will be informed if we break a rule? Or a no, we have to guess?

    I haven't looked to see if any of my posts have been deleted... and quite frankly, I'm too scared to now! ;-) ;-)

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    If I scroll though my msgs would it show up as 'post deleted' or just not be there? Yeah, I have to know!

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    We'll try to notify the author when a post is deleted. But can't promise anything. It really depends on how much time and workload I and the moderators have at the moment.

    Frankly, I don't see why there is so much worry about the deleted posts.
    I'm a user of many other message boards on different topics. And my posts get deleted occasionally. Sometimes I get notices other times I don't. But I don't see it as a big deal.

    I would get worried and start asking questions if every other post I make got deleted. But if it only happens once in a while, then I don't think of it as a problem.

    Believe me, if we see something systematically wrong with someone's posts here, we'll contact that person and try to explain why we think it's wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    If I scroll though my msgs would it show up as 'post deleted' or just not be there? Yeah, I have to know!
    Nope. Unfortunately, the board doesn't have such functionality. Deleted posts are simply no longer there.

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    thanks Blue and K, for asking these questions...
    I can talk, but can't always, 'hone in', on just what I want to know.
    As for some asking if their stuff was ok, and some 'offenders', not asking at all...
    I wouldn't say that the guilty were totally unaware...in the back of their minds...
    but when you get nothing but positive feedback, and know nothing of any complaints, or negativity...you actually think your supporting each other and just having a good time, and no harm being done.
    See what I mean? It doesn't occur to you, to go ask anybody anything, if it seems that all is going well.

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    ok, somebody help a mouse out here...it's been mentioned that cutebuns and Rhonda did something...and K3n, you just? started your new post?
    I just got on here, but where is this section? :roll:

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