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Mina Loomis
(elmvine) - MLife

Locale: Central Texas
Choice of forum on 01/28/2009 10:15:59 MST Print View

The "G-spot" forum seems to receive a lot of threads that really belong in other forums. Perhaps this is because people read "G-spot" more, or perhaps it's because most any activity that might be discussed involves some use of a physical object? However, for the reader who, for example, is currently more interested in, say, "Philosophy and Technique," burying a thread like the one about water purification procedure in "G-spot" is likely to get it lost in the crowd.

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 01/28/2009 11:02:24 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 05/12/2015 16:22:42 MDT.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Choice of forum on 01/28/2009 12:51:49 MST Print View

It's not that your suggestions aren't heard. I assure you at least one of the BPL team members sees just about every post that gets made on the forums.

We are in the process of major overhauls of the back end of the Web site at this time and will continue to be over the course of 2009. We have chosen to overhaul various sections of the site before others and the forums are not top priority for us.

Although the forums are a core aspect of our user group and provide for an excellent means of information exchange they do not directly generate revenue. Those involved with the development of are very, very talented and have a truly cutting-edge view of what a Web site can be. Cost constraints of development unfortunately slows things down.

* hint hint, buy a membership to help us out! ; )

Edited by sharalds on 01/28/2009 12:54:47 MST.

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 01/28/2009 13:12:57 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 05/12/2015 16:22:08 MDT.

Richard Scruggs
(JRScruggs) - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: Choice of forum on 01/28/2009 13:35:37 MST Print View

Hark! Is that the sound of an approaching increase in the price of subscription fees?

If so, how about considering a graduated fee schedule that charges extra to members who want extra services that cost more to develop/maintain, while those who prefer to "fly coach" pay only for that service and not having to pay for flash and dazzle they find to be of little if any benefit?

"No pain, no gain" doesn't rule out gain without pain, as in the fact that BPL offers fine resources without having to inflict the pain of increased fees on happy subscribers to pay for additional expensive services they may not want.


Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Your G-spot is causing me problems on 01/28/2009 13:42:20 MST Print View

Sam, Dave brings up a good point... Just the other night my wife and older kids were harassing me for being on an adult site- they said the I was on a site discussing the "G-Spot". Of course they knew it was on BPL but they still rubbed it in and it made for a little conversation dance step at the dinner table with the younger one present.
I am a Scoutmaster also and would like to direct the boys to this site to learn more about how to lighten up, but I know that their parents might be offended by the mere name of this forum. Our chartering organization is a church with a strong faith/value system.
Maybe think of a better more benign name?

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
G-Spot causing problems on 01/28/2009 14:18:53 MST Print View

I'm not sure how you handle this sort of stuff past a certain point.

Ah ... there are limits, and I think this one went a bit too far. Fair go guys!

Roger Caffin
Online Community Monitor

My apologies. I thought the anecdote made a reasonable point. I didn't mean to be inappropriate.


Edited by rgless on 01/29/2009 23:42:24 MST.

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 01/28/2009 14:59:56 MST Print View


Edited by DaveT on 05/12/2015 16:21:29 MDT.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Choice of forum on 01/28/2009 15:45:24 MST Print View

Richard, perhaps we'll drop the price of subscriptions instead of raising them? What would you think about that?

And Dave, I'll take a look at your re-organization suggestions. I agree something needs to be done but I'm not making any promises to anyone at this time. If I do then I end up getting held to them and I don't desire that at this time.

Edited by sharalds on 01/28/2009 15:57:17 MST.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
forum structure on 01/28/2009 15:50:27 MST Print View

I'm really happy for this thread!

I'm thrilled the Dave started off a new thread on forum restructuring, and would encourage us all to head on over there and start hammering a solid structure out:

So let's go ahead and hammer something out, and we'll git'er done for ya.


Edited by ryan on 01/28/2009 15:50:46 MST.

Richard Scruggs
(JRScruggs) - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: Choice of forum on 01/29/2009 23:59:57 MST Print View

Dropping subscription prices? In this day and age? There must be a BPL application pending for some TARP money, or maybe BPL's computer is taking a cut in pay. Whatever the reason, a reduction in subscription prices sounds great.

BPL keeps getting better and better! Perhaps there's even reason to hope for a return to BPL's "good old days" of free shipping for all orders. Or maybe a "postage credit" could be awarded for each day of good behavior in forums!