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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:

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

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

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