Suggestion: Merge categories into one and create new a one..

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMusicMan, Jan 20, 2003.


Which option to do next....

  1. Merge the two Recruitment categories & don't add the new "User Reviews" one

  2. Merge the two Recruitment categories AND add the new "User Reviews" one

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  3. Don't merge the two Recruitment categories but add the new "User Reviews" one

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  4. Do nothing - keep as is!!!

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  5. Other... (please state what 'other' means in your post)

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Hi All

    Now that we have a growing number of registered users I wanted to run this suggestion past you all in the first instance to get your opinions.

    I have received several suggestions for new categories on the main page recently, namely: Instruments, Areas/Regions etc - however, what I don't want is to generate any confusion as to 'where to post' etc. and I feel that by increasing the number of forums/categories to accommodate these suggestions wouldn't be beneficial at this time - I mean no offence to the suggestees and I hope you all see my point of view.

    There is one area where I feel an immediate improvement could be made and what I propose is to merge the The Recruitment Corner for ..."Players Wanted" and The Recruitment Corner for ..."Musical Directors Wanted" categories into a new category called The Recruitment Corner for Players and Musical Directors

    This would free up some space on the main page for a new category called " User Reviews" - (or something similar) where members of post constructive & informative reviews of Instruments, New Music, Recordings etc.

    So before I do this can you let me have your opinions please and I'll take it form there....


  2. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    I'd go for that John..

    I'd also make a suggestion for merging the two "commercial" categories - namely the "buy & sell" and the "trade stands"
    I'm not saying there isn't a place for them, but they seem to be less commonly viewed than the rest.

    Also, not sure what your software permits, but it might be possible to divide up category "groups" the way you have the two "admin" categories divided from the rest? This would help the forum from appearing too congested.

    My 2c

    PS Only suggesting cos it's working well ;)
  3. hornblower

    hornblower Member

    I agree with the merge idea and adding the new one. Keep up the fab work on such a great site :D
  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Aye, go for it! I think it's good that you actually ask the users' opinions before doing things like this, other forums I visit seem to change/move/merge/create categories like Tesco's and the like move their produce around! ;)
  5. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    I agree with hornblower!! :)
  6. Fishsta

    Fishsta Active Member

    I agree with Keppler...

    Is that "other"?
  7. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    My tuppence: I love the format and appreciate the hands-on management. I personally wouldn't like to see seperate compartments for regions and/or instruments since part of the fun is finding out about things I wouldn't normally read.

    I may be in a minority of one but I'd stay well clear of chat. It only seems to encourage people - myself included - to write without thinking.

  8. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Sounds like a sensible idea to me.

  9. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    I'm going with the merge/add combo... 8)
  10. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    I knew there was one person out there somewhere!
  11. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Sounds like a good idea.

    Dave Sait
  12. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Hows about a who's who category?, or a list of who plays what with whom (takes the stress off the "What Band Do You Play For" topic.
  13. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Surely people can put that in their profile?
  14. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    You could put it in Location and Occupation (read as Band, Position) I guess.
  15. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    OK folks, many thanks for your comments/feedback. Looks like a clear winner then :D - I will close the poll, lock the thread and do the Mod/change this coming weekend.

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