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Specialty Forums

Discussion in 'Why Specialty Forums' started by Pinga, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    Agreed, easy to do, and happy to do for another group.
     
  2. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    Thanks. The CYM is August 4-11, I would think that the comittee might check WC2 out. Subforum sounds like a good idea, because quakers don’t really “ discuss” / “ argue”. Moderating might look a bit different there.
     
  3. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    I have thought of a subtitle:
    Quakers- more than oats
     
  4. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Would you be interested in being one of the subforum mods, if it happens? I know you're fairly new to the Friends but you're quite familiar with WC2 and it's rules and protocols, which may be as important as your status as a Quaker.

    Another question to consider is how to set up access. For UCCan Talk, there is actually a separate access right. We give it to everyone by default but, because it is separate from access to the general forums, we can ban someone from UCCan Talk without banning them outright (I have a sticky post at the top of UCCan Talk explaining this). That way, if someone is causing deliberate disruptions specifically in that forum's discussions, we don't have to go nuclear on them, just remove their access to that one forum. I'm thinking the Quaker forum would be the same.
     
  5. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    I think lets wait until I hear something back. They might absolutely not be interested. I jumped the gun a bit, because I wanted to hear some opinions from WC before any official interest is voiced. That way, they could also see, how people here think about them.
    Thanks for starting to think about the practicalities.
     
  6. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    In terms of moderator, I would be willing, but it also would need someone from out west , most Quakers are over there and with the time difference, I would be fairly delayed in reacting to anything.
     
  7. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    We can moderate for a group, but good to know their nuances
     
  8. revjohn

    revjohn Well-Known Member

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    The more the merrier. Certainly another perspective would be educational.

    I am unaware that we ever established a minimum number. I think any reasonable request for a specialty forum would be entertained by the Council.

    Disturbing to who?

    I would not advocate for this particular avenue as Religion and Faith sees the most traffic and invites much more participation than a specialty forum. Pop it in between UCCAN Talk and Guest Speakers in the Specialty Forum section. That way the Quakers will be able to have certain discussions in a relative peace. Try that in Religion and Faith and there will be no end of derailments.



    I don't think that is much of a concern.
     
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  9. chansen

    chansen Pleasant Enough

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    If I was still in charge of subforum titles and their descriptions?

    Quakers in Canada
    Sewing their wild oats
     
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  10. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    That one you would have to explain. I don’t get it.
     
  11. Pinga

    Pinga Room for All

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    Quaker oats
     
  12. Ritafee

    Ritafee Keep Your Heart In Wonder

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    Sowing Oats
    Sowing?
     
  13. chansen

    chansen Pleasant Enough

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    Wow. I misspelled a word. Occasionally it happens.
     
  14. Mrs.Anteater

    Mrs.Anteater no anteater, but German wild boar

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    Uh, oh, I didn’t make the connection to my avatar.
     
  15. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    In the vastness ... so many missed things ... absence or abject collapse?
     

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