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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I did not find a single intelligent post in the AdSense section. I found thousands of spam posts that have the net effect of driving people away.
    That's what drove me away from DP and similarly what drove me away from WTF. That is why NB is so awesome (from my pov).

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    One of my ideas is to modify the "New Posts" tab to be a drop-down with multiple options:

    • New Webmaster Posts
    • New Marketplace Posts
    • New General Chat Posts
    • All New Posts
    That idea could work.

    Another idea would be to leave it as it is, but highlight each thread into those three categories you mentioned e.g. red for GC, green for webmaster, blue for marketplace *see attachment for what it would look like. Reason: because even though someone only wants to post in GC, they may see a marketplace sale that they are interested in or a marketplace discussion that they want to participate in (i.e. stimulating conversation)

    With the highlight method, it is sooo easy to e.g. look at only GC (just looking at the red forums) or webmaster (just look at green). Seriously, try it in the attachment. It also eliminated the need for 4 different lists. We need to keep things simple here and to me this is the simplest (and just as effective) way of splitting up new posts.

    The highlighting idea could also be applied in the new posts in 'user cp' and 'todays posts' and you could make an option to turn the feature off if people find it annoying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Another idea is to separate the forums onto two domains and figure out how to share the member databases somehow. The General Chat forums here would still show up on the FORUMHOME display and the Forum Jump menu, but they would simply be hyperlinks to the other domain. That's pretty drastic, but I am looking for a solution that scales well when we have fifty thousand active members.
    This idea could possibly work also but it sounds pretty complicated. Think we should try one of the above options before doing this

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    Conversely, the "work" forums at DP need some serious cleanup. They are terrible. It's just a bunch of people making "me too" posts to raise their post counts so that they can sell their forum signatures. And yet those threads appear to be unmoderated!
    We need to stop this happening in NB when it becomes massive

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    It seems reasonable to me (at the moment) that we should enforce very light moderation on the General Chat sections here and comparatively strict moderation on the Webmaster forums.
    I agree, GC is a place to relax and we cannot expect members to post massive and complicated posts. Therefore, short and to-the-point posts are acceptable. However the webmaster forums should be very strictly moderated because that is the real place people look for quality in a wm forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    It seems reasonable to me (at the moment) that we should enforce very light moderation on the General Chat sections here and comparatively strict moderation on the Webmaster forums.
    That seems like the most balanced solution for this moment, IMO.

    I would love to see a more professional forum mixed with a bit of General Chat. If we can maintain quality it will attract more people who are serious about webmastering. An abundance of non relevant topics will harm NB.

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    Originally Posted by Will.Spencer
    It seems reasonable to me (at the moment) that we should enforce very light moderation on the General Chat sections here and comparatively strict moderation on the Webmaster forums.

    I think it's a good option.


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