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  • Forum Topic Requests

    Want to see new forums for discussion? Put them here. Obviously we can't put every topic of discussion for every single person, but with enough support from members, new forums can be made.

    A new forum request should have an overriding theme and a description of what kinds of threads would go in there. The forum list is already a mile long, so popular new forum ideas can't be added on a whim.

    Sometimes a simple modification of the description for an existing forum is enough to cover your forum idea. Do consider that before making suggestions (suggestions for how to improve current forums are also welcome here).

    So far forum requests include:
    • Moving to Edmonton - Thread here
    • Ask Edmonton type forum - Suggestion quoted below
    Time to grow up.

  • #2
    Originally posted by CSR
    I'd like ot see an "Ask Edmonton" section ( Name not important, ) where we could ask questions either to be answered by the "powers that Be" or other members of the board that just happen to be in the know.

    For example in discussions it has been mentioned using the top deck of the high level for numerous things including high speed rail or 3 lanes of traffic. Does anyone know if the bridge was stressed to handle that when renovated some years ago and what effect it would have on lifespan? I've noticed driving up Scona Hill a large crane to the south east, possibly in the Bonnie Doon area... does anyone know what's goiong up there?

    Questions like these, and many others occur when talking about or looking about the city. Sometimes htey come up naturally in a thread and can be answered there, but there should be a place for people to ask question, and others who may be able to answer them can look without reading every post on every thread.

    Just a thought.
    Time to grow up.

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    • #3
      Would a rumour forum be of any benefit?
      “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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      • #4
        Not so much a rumour forum, but you could post your juicy tidbits under other topics.

        Rumoured concerts - ferstivals and nightlife.

        Rumoured business - New Leads

        Rumoured Flights - Air and Rail links

        etc...Just qualify in the title of the new thread with the word rumour...

        i.e. Rumour - EPCOR to build a 5280' tower based on Frank Lloyd Wright's Millenium Tower.
        President and CEO - Airshow.

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        • #5
          how about an "upcoming events" where people can post things going on in and around Edmonton?


          Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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          • #6
            I think we have way too many topics.

            Yes, it's nice to be organized and all that but it makes it so hard to keep up. There are probably a dozen interesting conversations I`d like to keep track of if I knew they existed.

            I would much prefer to see 4 or 5 general topics so that I can check them all daily and see what I've missed.
            • Regional Issues
              New Developments
              Ideas / Suggestions
              Public Transportation
              Promoting Edmonton


            Or something along those lines.

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            • #7
              I can understand the complaint but there are ways to keep up with new threads. Have you tried subscribing or looking at the Latest Threads feature? The RSS feed for that is probably the easiest way to keep up with things. What I do every day is:

              1. Refresh my Latest Threads RSS feed
              2. Scan through the topics
              3. Go to the interesting topics
              4. Either post or else turn on "notify me when a reply is posted" in the thread

              After that it's pretty easy as long as you check e-mail at reasonable intervals. Hope this helps at least a little.
              Time to grow up.

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              • #8
                I'll try that. But I need something to read the RSS feed. What do you recommend?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by IKAN104
                  I'll try that. But I need something to read the RSS feed. What do you recommend?
                  Hmm.. that's a broad question that comes really down to personal taste. I personally use a Firefox extension called Sage. If you use that browser it only takes minutes to setup and works really well.

                  There are a whole listing of RSS reasders here:

                  http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/page.asp?page=771

                  But unfortunately I haven't had much of an opportunity to try them all out. Maybe someone else has a suggestion they want to throw out for IKAN104?

                  EDIT: Oh I did manage to forgot about a another great Google web reader called Google Reader. It's been making waves recently so I thought I'd throw that out there as a decent place to start if you are interested in an online RSS reader.
                  Time to grow up.

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                  • #10
                    I've decided to try Google Reader. I think this is going to work well for me. Thanks for the tip!

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                    • #11
                      Can I have a button on every page that takes me back to the "view new posts since last visit" search page, please ok thnx.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DanC
                        Can I have a button on every page that takes me back to the "view new posts since last visit" search page, please ok thnx.
                        I'll put it in the queue. The only problem I have with this is that this is a "search" function. So whenever you click on the button it goes through the entire forum almost finding what you are looking for. It is pretty intense on the server so it really isn't meant to be constantly ckicked on. Even if i put it on every page you will likely get a "you cannot perform a search so soon after you have performed the last one" message.
                        Time to grow up.

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                        • #13
                          I'm a one man server killer.
                          Seriously though, its the one feature I use to basically read everything posted here, so for me its pretty important.
                          Hopefully we never see huge lags due to server overloading, I have seen that really put a damper on discussion at other sites.

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                          • #14
                            Heh.. probably not that bad but it is important to try and maintain board performance. You might not be the only one to be encouranged to use this function if it is so convenient...

                            I am not sure how open you are to this but if that function was the main way I navigated the site, I would open up that page, and then open up new browser tabs for each topic that I was interested in. So in that way you get all the new topics, but you don't need to have constant access to that particular button (and constantly need to perform new searches).
                            Time to grow up.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Forum Topic Requests

                              Originally posted by Ceres
                              ... A new forum request should have an overriding theme and a description of what kinds of threads would go in there. The forum list is already a mile long, so popular new forum ideas can't be added on a whim...
                              Ceres,

                              How about instituting a "daily news" forum that would be somewhat "all inclusive" in regard to potential thread topics (i.e. anything "current" on that particular day being posted from another sources for information but posted without comment or added opinion)?

                              Those that receive further comment or opinion (i.e. become c2e threads) could then be moved to an appropriate forum. That way not only are forums being "reserved" for "active threads" but one forum would provide a "daily update" in one place. Those updates that do not develop into threads could either stay posted or be archived after some point in time into a weekly (?) monthly (?) history without taxing the overall hierarchy of naming/tracking threads and forums.

                              This would also cut down on the "latest threads" traffic for both sending and receiving depending on whether it would be included or not and how.

                              Ken
                              "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

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