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Grizzly and I have been PMing about this a bit, and I thought I'd open the subject up for discussion to the moderators.<br><br>
This isn't intended at all as a criticism of anyone's moderating style or the forum management; I hope it doesn't come across like that.<br><br>
What do you think about finding a constructive way to encourage people to post topic-specific threads in places other than the PRT but not be too strict (if that's possible)? It seems like there are threads in there (the QN one about weight loss, jebba's about racing with her daughter) that would fit well in other forums that are intended for those topics. I think the "fun" and less serious threads about topics like running, food, taking yoga class, etc. seem just fine in the PRT, but maybe the more serious or inquiring posts would fit better in the more specific forums.<br><br>
QN said in her cycling thread which Grizzly moved into The Training Station that she posted in the PRT because no one goes to the Training Station ... but if more people start posting in the logical places, the traffic will pick up and those forums will get more lively as well.<br><br>
Should we be more proactive about moving threads? PM people? Post PSA's like Grizzly did? Or should I just chill?<br><br>
Thoughts? Ideas? If I'm being overly anal about content organization, just tell me. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I would want you guys/gals to be proactive about making sure all of the forums are used.<br><br>
I've moved a few - not to step on Griz's toes; I just didn't see him on line.<br><br>
It's a behavioral thing - I believe if we do a good job directing posts to the appropriate forum, user's will start posting where they're supposed to be.<br><br>
I'd suggest you move those which you feel need to be moved. I personally think you shouldn't have to PM the user - just move it, but that's up to you.<br><br><br>
If you see a thread in the PRT, and you feel it would be best served in your forum, then pm griz and tell him - I'm pretty confident he'll not object!!<br><br>
Also, feel free to promote your own forum in any manner you'd like....<br><br><br>
You guys are doin' a great job!<br><br>
Thanks<br><br><br>
Rich
 

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Rich makes a good point, it is a behavioral thing, and once people start seeing that threads are getting moved to the proper forums, that may make them think about where to post the thread.<br><br>
I try and visit a lot of the other sub-forums on a regular basis to see if I can add any input as needed.<br><br>
Griz's reminder was perfect
 

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Ok, it sounds like we all can help out by keeping our eyes out for threads that have wandered far from their homes and sending the mod a friendly heads up if need be.<br><br>
Unfortunately poor Grizzly is going to get the brunt moderating the busiest forum, so we'll all try to help out. There are still so many users using it as the "catch-all" place and threads about training, nutrition, etc. in there. Hopefully in time the PRT will stay fun and busy and some of the other forums will pick up even more as people "remember" to start threads in them.
 

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We do need to be careful that we are all on the same page and dont have several mods giving different answers to the same questions.<br><br>
I think if we leave any questions to be answered by the mod of that forum, we will avoid lots of frustration by people. So, I would say the best way to answer would be to refer the person to the appropriate mod or forward any pm's to the appropriate mod as well as the person who asked the question. That way its teaching people the right place to go for answers.<br><br>
I have just seen frustration due to this and would like to keep it to a minimum if possible.
 
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