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  • #16
    Re: Forum Topic Requests

    Originally posted by kcantor
    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
    ^ This is a great idea Ken! (I am sure that the fact that I like this idea is no surprise to anyone).

    Since I already do a daily news / media monitoring for issues (of sorts) I would love to populate, moderate and maintain such a forum if it is instituted..

    Cheers,

    djgirl

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    • #17
      How about a new forum for Health, Research and Innovation? (Nano-tech and even some of the billion-dollar projects could also be part of such a forum.)

      The U of A and Capital Health are all doing wonderful stuff (often!) here in Edmonton and it is tricky to know where to start a thread as “Announcements” or “Off topic/General discussion” or even “Education” does not always capture the essence of the topic.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by djgirl
        How about a new forum for Health, Research and Innovation? (Nano-tech and even some of the billion-dollar projects could also be part of such a forum.)

        The U of A and Capital Health are all doing wonderful stuff (often!) here in Edmonton and it is tricky to know where to start a thread as “Announcements” or “Off topic/General discussion” or even “Education” does not always capture the essence of the topic.
        why not implement the "daily news" forum first so it's not tricky at all knowing where to post quoted items and let the respondent - based on the direction his reply takes start the discussion thread (which may them be a rant or a rave or political or buildings and architecture or something new like health, research and innovation). it would also put all of the daily news in one place in one forum so all the forums would not have to be monitored to catch "new posts". it would also keep the existing forums less cluttered without having to add a host of new ones to achieve that.
        "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

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        • #19
          how about a forum category for games, just in case the majority votes too.

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          • #20
            How about a Crime or Crimestoppers-type forum?
            We are all the same, just different...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
              How about a Crime or Crimestoppers-type forum?
              Whatchya gonna do? Whatchya gonna do when they come for you?

              :-]
              Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far / shine on you crazy diamond

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              • #22
                Originally posted by soycd View Post
                Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                How about a Crime or Crimestoppers-type forum?
                Whatchya gonna do? Whatchya gonna do when they come for you?

                :-]
                I dunno!
                We are all the same, just different...

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                • #23
                  I think that a Police Blotter or Police forum would be handy. There are many posts on threads dealing with speeders, crime, bylaw, and other police issues that get dumped in rants rather than having a forum of its own. It might get more attention by EPS.
                  Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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                  • #24
                    I have long thought there should be a "Social Issues" thread, for panhandling, homelessness, mental health, old people care, etc.

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                    • #25
                      News from Edmonton

                      There could be a News Thread with updates every month or so announcing news stories etc of local interest from people not living in Edmonton but with an interest in what's going on?

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                      • #26
                        ^ not trying to be flippant, but isn't that what all of C2E does in every different category forum?
                        Time to grow up.

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                        • #27
                          This could already exist somewhere, or it might be too much of a hassle to organize, but a section for "Edmonton's Great Streets" would be nice, given that the quality of a city’s streets and street life plays such a major role in the image and livability of any city. It wouldn’t have any new content necessarily, but would combine bits and pieces from a bunch of different forums into a more coherent form – a discussion on “Stony Plain Road” for instance could combine rants/raves about how its current state, new developments , architecture, the implications of the future LRT, concerts, etc.

                          Sub-categories would be pretty self-evident – Jasper/Whyte/124/118/97/109, etc.

                          It is just a different way of framing the discussion, but I think it that kind of holistic discussion about a place can be good!

                          Anyway, just a thought.

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