|Barked: Sat Mar 5, '11 7:27am PST |
|Gee, I was with you for a bit there, but now I have to say I disagree with taking the idea that far. I have always felt like the organization makes certain kinds of information so much easier to find! And from a moderation standpoint, the food forums are much less volatile now that there are three. Less of people needing to feel like they have something to prove/defend.
Don't forget that Dogster is a super busy forum with a lot of members. If we only had one "folder," I could make a thread in the morning and soon find it hopelessly buried pages away by afternoon. It would lead to a lot of repeat threads and less responses in single threads. It would ultimately make the forums harder to use properly.
On the other hand, I do see the value of making things more streamlined, which is why I feel a single "size specific concerns" forum is a better way to go than a big dog and a little dog forum. I guess it's also of value to ask people how they would feel about the small dog forum simply being dissolved without replacing or renaming it. However, that would mean the permanent removal of all those posts... there'd be no where to put them (at least, I for one am not spending weeks sifting through them and trying to figure out what other categories they fall under and moving them there, that's labor-heavy and I do have a BIT of an offline life haha). Hm.
This is all just speculation, mind you. The decision would most certainly not be up to me at any rate, I'm just trying to look at it from all angles. That's the fun part of having so many people creating a space together!
Now, Harlow and I are having this awesome discussion here, and what I want to know is-- WHERE on earth are all the Dogsters who were talking about this issue in other threads?! We've got the stage all to ourselves here! Two people is hardly a community-wide consensus!
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