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Totallympics Suggestions and Problems Thread

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Sindo    58

I understand the point. The general discussion thread is necessary, because we can not have thousands of threads with just few posts inside each of them, but I agree some threads should be separated, otherwise  after few months it will be impossible to find comments about an event held at the start of the year in a thread with many replies.

 

My plan for the future is to decide whether a thread "deserves" to be by its own instead of inside the general thread with an objective criteria. The objective criteria is of course how many replies there are about that subject (event-news-general thread, whatever). This is not so easy though because there is not an automatic tool which could split the thread, it should be handled by a person who would split and/or merge threads.

 

I think this could be a daily "job" for someone who wants to become a moderator and take care of this on a daily basis, checking all the threads and splitting them according to the objective criteria we will have decided. I can not do that right now because I am working far from my home until the end of the year and I want to spend my time on Totallympics mainly on the results portal.     

 

Any volounteers ? :d

 

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Sindo    58
5 hours ago, dcro said:

New user in Tour de Suisse thread. :woohoo:@heywoodu did some magic. :bowdown:

 

@Melonade Have you actually found the forum searching for something about Tour de Suisse? :d Or you already knew the forum since some time? Just a curiosity which could help us to understand if splitting the thread could help to find more users in the future.

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LDOG    234

^should be heywoodu. He is here every day and he is the one that cares most about the issue :d

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OlympicIRL    515

I agree with @heywoodu. There is a definite need for more sub-forums here. In the old forum I was way more up-to-date and active in terms of discovering and discussing about events and sports that I generally would not encounter. But here it tends to pass me by because as heywoodu pointed out, I won't click into some threads like "Basketball Discussion Thread" because it generally doesn't interest me. But I probably would click into a thread called "Basketball European Championship News" or something similar to keep myself informed and maybe get a grasp of what is happening.

 

This could very well be a way to find more users. This forum really needs some fresh blood and hopefully they will have more ideas of how to make it better again. Plus the more users we gain, the greater the chances of gaining more users as more and more people discover Totallympics and spread the news.

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bestmen    393

as i know the personality of each one, heywoody  doesn't like the responsibility

 

you should push him pushing.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

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heywoodu    1,115
32 minutes ago, OlympicIRL said:

I agree with @heywoodu. There is a definite need for more sub-forums here. In the old forum I was way more up-to-date and active in terms of discovering and discussing about events and sports that I generally would not encounter. But here it tends to pass me by because as heywoodu pointed out, I won't click into some threads like "Basketball Discussion Thread" because it generally doesn't interest me. But I probably would click into a thread called "Basketball European Championship News" or something similar to keep myself informed and maybe get a grasp of what is happening.

 

This could very well be a way to find more users. This forum really needs some fresh blood and hopefully they will have more ideas of how to make it better again. Plus the more users we gain, the greater the chances of gaining more users as more and more people discover Totallympics and spread the news.

Exactly. Same thing with certain big news events or hot topics. At the top of my head I can think of two examples now:

 

- The Johaug case in cross-country, there's been news about it for quite a while now and it would be way easier to follow that if it has it's own thread (plus if the news about it is 'collected' there, one could even link to it on social media)

 

- The NHL/Olympics thing, it was never an out-of-the-blue 'BOOM, no NHL players in Pyeongchang' kind of thing, it went on for a long time with regular updates and opinions which I mostly missed because I don't really read the ice hockey general thread.

 

The strong points of Totallympics, in my opinion, are not that there are results available (if I want cycling results I'll go to PCS, if I want cross-country/alpine skiing/nordic combined/ski jumping results I'll go to the FIS website etc), but that we've got a combined access to an incredible diversity of news and sources, from Dutch to Serbian, Italian to Indonesian etc. I'd be curious to find out how we can use that to our advantage in some way, because I think that's one of the things that makes Totallympics unique (plus the fact there's a place for literally every Olympic sport and a ton of non-Olympic ones).

 

 

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heywoodu    1,115
1 hour ago, Sindo said:

My plan for the future is to decide whether a thread "deserves" to be by its own instead of inside the general thread with an objective criteria. The objective criteria is of course how many replies there are about that subject (event-news-general thread, whatever). This is not so easy though because there is not an automatic tool which could split the thread, it should be handled by a person who would split and/or merge threads.

 

I think this could be a daily "job" for someone who wants to become a moderator and take care of this on a daily basis, checking all the threads and splitting them according to the objective criteria we will have decided. I can not do that right now because I am working far from my home until the end of the year and I want to spend my time on Totallympics mainly on the results portal.     

 

Any volounteers ? :d

 

 

I'm fairly sure I could do that :p 

 

 

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dcro    976

Deciding if the thread is important enough could also be made some time after it gets opened. If there are not enough replays eventually, it could be merged with the general discussion thread.

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hckosice    811
19 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

I don't really read the ice hockey general thread

 

:spank:

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heywoodu    1,115
7 minutes ago, dcro said:

Deciding if the thread is important enough could also be made some time after it gets opened. If there are not enough replays eventually, it could be merged with the general discussion thread.

That's what I thought Sindo meant, at least it's what I meant :d 

 

 

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Melonade    4

Ummmmm how did I find this site again

 

I guess it was the Tour de Suisse that I found this place lol

But I'm more of a tennis/motorsports/athletics fan than cycling

:yes

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