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- July 30, 2008 at 11:35 pm #11900
You may have noticed a new MODERATORS FORUM listed. As our board has grown in size and membership, it is time for a bit of re organization. Up to this point we have been in one large category. It was comfortable until it ( the category ) began to get so large, that those just joining, had a big task ahead of them when trying to catch up on the reading, just so they would be on the same page as everyone else.
We have asked some folks to help as volunteer moderators to help with the re organization and the ongoing chores, of keeping things categorized, to assist those just joining our Oliver Forums.
Most of us wouldn’t want to have to read hundreds of posts in order to glean a single peice of information, before asking a question.
Please bear with us as we sort, re sort and make a few changes. Most of us are new to the business of moderator, so we will likely begin with a few guidelines that the mods will impose upon themselves. You won’t see that part, it will be on the moderators forums.
Now some might say, "that’s silly", rules for how the moderators will react, that is. But it seems hardly fair for us to ask someone to volunteer to help, with a play book not present.
Give us a short "sorting out" period please, and then our forums will really begin to smooth out.
With most of us being new to this sort of thing, suggestions will be appreciated.
This forum has been a thing of learning and pleasure to this point. I look for it to get even better in the near future.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)July 31, 2008 at 1:36 am #14798
I thoroughly enjoy reading the posts. They have extremely helpful. The more posts there are the harder it has been for me to find that piece of information that I just have to read again. Suggestion – Is it possible to post messages by alphabetical topics? Is a search by keyword possible? ex. boondocking, generators, chargers, fans, solar, helpful hints, trips, free sites, etc. just to name a few. Thanks again to all for the discussion on the different topics even the fun dialog such as Oliver and bathtubs! It has been very educational and fun as I try to decide what choices are best for my husband and myself to order an Oliver.July 31, 2008 at 1:58 am #14799
Yes, Jam49, the ability to search for topics by key word is built into the forum.
Just look up near the top of the page. The next to last word is "search." Click on that and enter your key words, then click the "search" button. It works very well. Try it, you’ll like it.
DougJuly 31, 2008 at 2:03 am #14800
Yes, you have put your finger right on it. Sorting, categorizing and assigning areas to moderators will be among the first issues we address. As soon as we get the guidelines for our moderators in place we will begin to work on that and a few other things that should make the forums easier to surf thru, and a more pleasant over all experience.
Thanks for your input.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)July 31, 2008 at 9:56 pm #14805
Although I have enjoyed our free-form, multil-user "bbs" format so far, I, too, can see the need for the change. We have so many more contributors than just a few months ago, and it becomes difficult for people to find the information they’re looking for…
Surely, a few categories, maybe…. "Gatherings, Rallies, and Where to See an Oliver", "Questions for an Oliver Owner", "Favorite Parks & Camping Places", "Boondocking Hints", "Just for Fun", "For Sale" and "Anything else…" might work to help us stay up with the latest topics. I’m sure others will have good topic category ideas as well. One of the things I love about this forum (and I’m a member on several others) is the intelligent, courteous and humorous exchange of ideas. Some of the best ideas have come from the newest users, and their questions and proposals. I sure wouldn’t want to lose that…. I’ve met some great folks on this forum, both on-line and in person.
Good luck with the new project!
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12July 31, 2008 at 10:39 pm #14807
Some other possible candidates for categories might be:
Heating, venting, and air conditioning (HVAC)
Water and sewer
Chassis, body, suspension, wheels and tiresAugust 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm #14821
What a task to try to bring order this group. I do think it is important to do this at this point. Hmmm, everthing from jug fishing and stripper poles to the most complex techno innovations. Please keep a place for all of these!
I guess it’s like trying to find the best way to cut up a watermelon.
For what it’s worth, my first thoughts would be a top level division of camper (trailor) versus camping.
Under camper, I might think of standard (basic plus standard options) versus non-standard customized options. We’ve had some folks who were somewhat intimidated by feeling they had to make so many highly technical decisions. The technical stuff is so well done on this forum, but still people who want a really well thought out camper for camping in campgrounds, state parks, and even modest boondocking don’t have to jump into all of this if they don’t need it. The modifications could be broken into owner mods versus Oliver plant mods, etc.
Under camping might be categories of campgrounds and travel, adventures and humor, helpful hints, etc.
I’m getting confused.
TomAugust 1, 2008 at 6:23 pm #14828
Tom, I think you cut up that watermelon pretty well…. Looks like a good organizational skeleton.
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12August 2, 2008 at 1:09 pm #14842
By way of UPDATE:
Jonathan has made the necessary changes and granted permissions. The new moderators are beginning to check in on their new forum and are beginning to "bone up" on the moderators guidelines from various forums. They will pick parts from different ones, that suit our needs. Then compose the rules that they will moderate by. This will happen over on the Moderators Forum, so as not to disrupt the normal flow of information on OLIVER FORUMS.
Several on here have a "skeleton" in mind of how OLIVER FORUMS might be laid out and be as user friendly as possible. With that in mind, please post your thoughts on a skeleton for the forums.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)August 4, 2008 at 10:40 pm #14893
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I want to thank everyone on this forum. You have made my job much easier with all your help answering questions and helping out the new members find the info they need. I am sure the new set up will only improve everyones expereince that comes here.
Thanks again and happy camping,
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