Did we retire the Chit Chat section, or did Duncan remove my permissions?
I agree. An off-topic forum is useful, and separate purpose from introduction. But, I think beyond that there are other lower-hanging fruit if we're going to suggest improvements to the forums.I think we need both.
I like the idea although I seldom would use it; it might keep the technical forums clearer.Thank you for the feedback. Would anyone else like to see an off topic section added to the site? We can pitch the idea to the other site staff.
I'd agree there.If the aim is to reduce the total number of sub-forums, there are some that are rarely, if ever, used:
Sadly that is why all forums need moderators. Typically such people are first instructed, then if that doesn't "take," removed.It doesnt really matter what forum titles you offer, some jerks are still going to just drop their mental litter into any random forum or thread, without even considering which is most appropiate, if any!
As we have seen , some poster even post the same comments in multiple threads...they just dont follow any reconised forum etiquette. !
Often it is best to let the forums develop "organically" and let the moderators cull the dead or weak unused forums.
What is most important is a good, reliable, "Search" function, such that users can find information and topics relavent to their interest.
I watched this forum go down hill for years. It got sold a few years ago, and big business got its hands on it. It is disappointing to see the end of the chit chat section.
Lol, I just dropped in today to see if there was anything left of the greatest electric car forum. I stopped coming here when the new kids got their hands on the site and messed it up, but I still think about it from time to time. The kids who got the keys to the site probably came across some of those old threads that had hundreds of thousands of views and killed them for ideological reasons. Ideology probably "trumps" the value of hundreds of thousands of views for them. They have their modernized forum now, but the forum doesn't have my latest projects all documented like the many I did here in the past...Someone screwed up. I just got a notification about this post today in my email. Yep, downhill...