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    Senior Member Chris Atkinson's Avatar
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    Default SURVEY: New to Hobby - Pay it Forward subforum what do you think?

    Bon has suggested a subforum for new folks to the hobby.

    I've gotten feedback from a number of folks privately indicating interest in that.

    Please, please, if you have taken the time to open this, take just one more second and click a voting button. In this case, your votes count and could influence an RTF move.
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    Sweet! Three votes in favor in about the first 30 seconds.

    Thanks all...

    Please, if you open this, click a voting button.

    We may just be launching a subforum sometime....


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    "The amateur does it 'til he gets it right. But the expert does it until he can't get it wrong."
    - Bill Hillmann - Decatur, IL; July 2017


    "I knew exactly what to do the whole way. A lot of the handholds feel like old friends."
    - Alex Honnald - After completing the June 3, 2017 first ever Free Solo Climb of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan.

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    I voted yes, what I really mean is "yes, but....". The new guys have to be made to feel welcome and comfortable with the main forum as well. I think the subforum is a good idea for the one that is afraid to ask a question that might make him appear in a bad light just by being a beginner. Just be sure they are not made to feel that they must "qualify" in some manner to participate in the main forum. Sometimes the humor and gdg there is worth as much as the training
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    I said yes as well. Would this include a number of FAQ stickys?
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    Great idea... I but I said "no" - what experiened person will visit regularly to answer the questions? Seems all the sub-forums are less used...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    Great idea... I but I said "no" - what experiened person will visit regularly to answer the questions? Seems all the sub-forums are less used...
    I agree with your point completely Susan, which is exactly why I've been avoiding a subforum.

    I'm just seeking some group opinion.

    In my heart-of-hearts, I believe there's a behavioral adjustment needed which tells folks to either ignore newbie posts if they are irritated by the same old-same-old, or try to respond politely.

    I'm still not sold on the subforum, but am just wondering what you all think.

    Thanks, Chris
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    "The amateur does it 'til he gets it right. But the expert does it until he can't get it wrong."
    - Bill Hillmann - Decatur, IL; July 2017


    "I knew exactly what to do the whole way. A lot of the handholds feel like old friends."
    - Alex Honnald - After completing the June 3, 2017 first ever Free Solo Climb of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan.

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    Yes. It should include stickies w/ FAQ, DEFINITIONS, ETC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    Great idea... I but I said "no" - what experiened person will visit regularly to answer the questions? Seems all the sub-forums are less used...
    I too thought it was a good idea when I brought it up, but when someone pointed out your exact rationale, I realized it may not work logistically...I too voted NO, because I realized the subforum may work initially but would soon have crickets chirping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Glavich View Post
    I said yes as well. Would this include a number of FAQ stickys?

    The problem isn't that the information is not readily available, it is that people do not take the time needed to access the information. This could include using the search feature, reading stickies, or even reading and comprehending the original post. Case in point and a real pet peeve of mine, my latest post looking for a reliable and good repro vet in the Kansas City area. It is a short and to the point post, I clearly stated that while I love Dr. Law and his work, it is just too far of a drive for me for "everyday" tests. Yet looking at the replies, the majority say to use Dr. Law. Now either there are no other reproductive vets on either side of the river of Kansas City, or someone did not read the entire post or comprehend what was written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    Great idea... I but I said "no" - what experiened person will visit regularly to answer the questions? Seems all the sub-forums are less used...
    I tired to say X2 but it made me type more
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