reorganize forum structure?
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Dave T
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reorganize forum structure? on 01/15/2010 17:10:08 MST Print View

Hi there.

Almost a year ago (Feb 2009) we had a long thread about reordering the forums (and some other suggestions too). I still think it's a very good idea. There are too many of them, ordering illogically, and leads to folks not using them as much as possible (as a result, everybody just puts everything in G-Spot).

A bit of the reordering was done (e.g. move all the Admin to the bottom), but really obvious things like putting "Trip Announcements" before "Trip Reports" weren't done).

I still suggest you do something like this:

Gear
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The Gear Spot (not “The G Spot”, includes relevant Reader Tips))
Gear Lists
Reader Gear Reviews (move here)
Make Your Own Gear (includes relevant Reader Tips)
Gear Swap
Gear Deals

General Lightweight Backpacking
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Philosophy and Technique (includes relevant Reader Tips)
Nutrition and Hydration
Backpacking with Family (create this)
Backpacking with Scouts (include Philmont here)

Off Piste
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Winter Hiking
Mountaineering & Alpinism
Water Travel & Fishing (rename, also include Packrafting and Fishing here)
Photography
Other Activities

Campfire
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Pre-Trip / Trip Announcements / Hiking Partners (before Trip Reports, logically)
Post-Trip / Trip Reports / Photo Gallery (combine with photo gallery)
Editor’s Roundtable
Chaff (I would delete this)

Outdoor Retailer
Admin