Welcome back to Thorn Tree
Replies: 1,407 - Last Post: Oct 22, 2013 3:16 AM Last Post By: Zabba
Jan 17, 2013 10:43 AM
Jan 17, 2013 10:44 AM
706Ohh yes Go_2,you're right.The missing post was one of mine.I wonder why it didn't make the grade?All it listed was the (few)various denomination churches in the Gaziantep area.
Jan 17, 2013 10:54 AM
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Jan 17, 2013 4:19 PM
Jan 17, 2013 4:38 PM
711RE# PIPPALI - quote- "can't really blame TT for wanting to get rid of YC because it had gone so far afield and a little cliquish, but I think it's possible to go too far in the other
So you think the views of theYC's users themselves don't count ? . If even a fraction of the YC users visit other parts of the website it increases the audience share . Perhaps getting rid of it would make more sense if its popularity was dropping , but some of the threads attracted large numbers of views. So the branch contributed more bums on seats , what sort of logic is it to say to the Your Choicers " sorry ! but can you people go somewhere else". The perception that some posts had gone 'far afield' or 'cliquish' is a trite reason to throw away something lock stock and barrel as well as all those bums on seats.
QUOTE - "But I agree that something wasn't working about how it was before. There must be a middle way. "
No forum is going to work 100 per cent . if its been the way it was for much of 16 years and had grown to be the biggest wouldn't you say something was working ?.
Jan 17, 2013 8:16 PM
Jan 18, 2013 3:55 AM
714The "off topic" rule is a silly catch all.
If someone asks "what time does the first bus leave the terminal?"...
And you answer "The buses are too unreliable, take a shuttle"...
Is that deemed "off topic" because they didn't ask about shuttles, or your opinion on the reliability of buses, and you are defaming the bus service?
When someone on the CA branch posted "Welcome Back" and I acknowledged it the whole thread was deleted presumably for being "off topic". Charming.....
Jan 18, 2013 4:21 AM
715I was about to ask why the edit facility has been removed - then I realised that this would allow naughty old us to change a post after it had been 'authorised'.
Shame cos the edit was really useful:
to correct typos which only ever seem to appear after I've posted;
add a point only thought of after a post post read through; and
amend a poorly explained point.
I realise that now I will have to be doubly careful when posting - maybe even draft it out beforehand - all of which seems a bit over the top.
I know you are working your wotsits off, but please, please can we have that hot-bed of sedition, the "on your bike" branch back as soon as possible.
Jan 18, 2013 10:31 PM
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Jan 19, 2013 3:19 AM
718I have to agree with Simon. On both counts. I would be devastated not to have the bike branch old posts and community about to rely on for when i need it. Makes me realise i probalby should go ahead and do a proper collection of all the useful material i had always thought would just be there for when the time came.
Also the edit thingy was a good idea. Does it really matter if someone edits their posts. You can always ban people who consistently create problems for you. I think the mods need to be careful that you don't over moderate so much that people won't hang about and have any fun any more and the place will just die. I mean it already does appear to have lost most of its verve that it used to have. Many people have gone elsewhere.
What's great about the thorntree is its excellent format. Its excellent topic structures and how it had such a large global community. The first two wo'nt be much good if the last one is not looked after.
Jan 19, 2013 4:05 AM
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