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Title: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Henk on December 09, 2012, 09:50:10 AM
The adaption:

+ A section "joint listenings". This stimulates user interaction, and community cohesion.
+ A section opinions and in depth discussion. This makes the forum more interesting. It's nice to have an overview of current discussions.

- Section Great recordings and reviews. Not needed, this can be part of the General music discussion section.

BTW with respect to point one. I started a discussion but it was already started by Karl in the classical music for beginners section. It has no logical section to put in.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: North Star on December 09, 2012, 09:56:17 AM
The forum is fine the way it is, and anyone can start a listening group if they feel like it.
Recording-orientated discussion should be kept separate, at least to a degree.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: kishnevi on December 09, 2012, 08:18:36 PM
A subsection to place threads like the current DSCH string quartet project, or the blind listenings, might be useful, so they don't get lost in the general traffic.  We might also put in a separate section for individual musicians--conductors and performers--to parallel the "Composers" section, and for similar reason.  Otherwise,  I think the current layout works rather well, and a distinct section for recordings/reviews is needed, because they're an important part of the forum discussions. 
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Dungeon Master on December 10, 2012, 02:02:20 AM
Thank you for your suggestions. As always, I take suggestions on how the forum is structured under full consideration.

The current forum has evolved to its present form over many years. I think the current structure works well and I don't really want to fragment it further.

cheers
Rob

Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Mirror Image on December 10, 2012, 06:27:34 PM
I agree with what Karlo and Jeffrey have said. I really like the layout and easy navigation of this forum. I'm member of another classical forum and I haven't been visiting much because the layout there is way too complicated.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: DavidW on August 29, 2013, 06:28:53 AM
I agree Annie.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Gurn Blanston on August 29, 2013, 07:06:24 AM
I wish there was a section where I could post every idea that comes into my head, and everyone would have to reply what a great idea it was. ::)

8)
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 29, 2013, 07:17:22 AM
Also, there' already thread for the Classical Period; Early Music, there's at least two on Baroque music one for Italy and one for Germany

All we're missing to satisfy Annie is a dedicated Romantic period thread. I could start one. Sarge's Romantic Hideaway  8)

Sarge
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2013, 07:38:57 AM
I wish there were different partitioning for the eras, instead of very long individual threads, under the general classical music discussion and great recordings and reviews...or at least three main divisions, early - common practice - modern&contemporary

I could see there being lots of arguments though. "This Scriabin thread is modern! No it isn't! Scriabin died too early! Yeah but his music is modern!"
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Sammy on August 29, 2013, 08:25:54 AM
I think Henk has recommended in the past that the Great Recordings section be deleted.  It's a losing proposition because of the popularity of this section.  Put another way, don't try to fix what isn't broken.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: DavidW on August 29, 2013, 08:47:25 AM
What did I misunderstand?

Annie is talking about different rooms, not different threads.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Sergeant Rock on August 29, 2013, 08:55:49 AM
Annie is talking about different rooms, not different threads.

Yeah, I think so. For example, General Discussion would be split into three boards:

General Discussion Early
General Discussion Common Practice Period
General Discussion Modern/Contemporary.

Great Recordings and Reviews would be split the same way.

Sarge
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: North Star on August 29, 2013, 09:22:16 AM
And all of them would have their own purchases/considering threads? No thanks. It's not like the forum is that busy anyway.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2013, 09:41:26 AM
Just for convenience and not having to click so much, I prefer the present layout to having to click to see every single different time period. Plus, this way I'm more likely to stumble upon something I would not have listened to otherwise. We're harder to compartmentalize  8)
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: North Star on August 29, 2013, 09:47:11 AM
Just for convenience and not having to click so much, I prefer the present layout to having to click to see every single different time period. Plus, this way I'm more likely to stumble upon something I would not have listened to otherwise. We're harder to compartmentalize  8)
+1. It should be a good thing that we see topics that otherwise might be in rooms we might not check always.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Opus106 on August 29, 2013, 10:07:21 AM
Why do you "check by rooms"? I prefer the all-encompassing "Unread posts since last visit" -- it's takes fewer clicks than even visiting by each "room".
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: North Star on August 29, 2013, 11:25:04 AM
Why do you "check by rooms"? I prefer the all-encompassing "Unread posts since last visit" -- it's takes fewer clicks than even visiting by each "room".
Well, that is true, I do that, too.  ::)
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: DavidW on August 29, 2013, 02:29:13 PM
Yeah, I think so. For example, General Discussion would be split into three boards:

General Discussion Early
General Discussion Common Practice Period
General Discussion Modern/Contemporary.

Great Recordings and Reviews would be split the same way.

Sarge

I like that but I would suggest the names Que's Lounge, the Gurnian Era and MI's Lair! :D
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Daverz on August 29, 2013, 05:29:10 PM
I don't tend to pay attention to the sections except for noting when a thead is in the Diner.

I agee with the general advice: if you want to see a particular type of discussion then start one.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: North Star on August 30, 2013, 02:11:26 AM
I really don't want to provoke anything or anyone and I am regretful for conveying an "idea" but what I had in my mind was not a self-indulged or selfish suggestion with own convenience put forward as many responders did. It's just obvious that threads go on like a chat room here and it's very hard to find information from past chats(not for you! but for the new comers). There are many incredible posts in some of the threads and a few well-informed members on this forum which, in my opinion, should be a treasure for an average internet user who wants to begin or passed some milestone but don't know what to look for specifically and that sounds almost a tragedy to me. So to wrap it up and not to respond again, it was merely a suggestion to the administrator for easier access to good information and "good music" for everybody from every level and every taste, not for a few frequent chatters who don't even show the courtesy to read posts before responding ::). My apologies for the inconvenience and perspective.  >:D
But usually it's easier to find a specific topic using the search - not always, though, because the search doesn't work perfectly - or the composer index.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 30, 2013, 02:24:37 AM
But usually it's easier to find a specific topic using the search - not always, though, because the search doesn't work perfectly - or the composer index.
Really? I depend on Nav for searching, because I can never find much of anything with the search function here. That's why I rather like the suggestion myself. But we don't seem to like change here much.
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: North Star on August 30, 2013, 02:46:01 AM
Really? I depend on Nav for searching, because I can never find much of anything with the search function here. That's why I rather like the suggestion myself. But we don't seem to like change here much.
Hmm. I guess it could help finding some things, particularly threads that aren't of a single composer. I guess it could also stop John from spitting venom in threads of pre-19th C. music.  8)
Title: Re: Proposal for an adaption of section layout
Post by: Sammy on August 31, 2013, 08:08:31 AM
I remember that Henk took issue with the layout quite a few months ago, feeling that threads he started got insufficient response because of the format.  Perhaps he should consider the possibility that response was low due to low interest.  I recall starting a few threads I thought were very interesting that received minimal response for the simple reason that other members didn't share my interest.  That's just the way it goes.