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Jim Kammerer

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WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:18:12 AM »

WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN LIKE EVERY OTHER NORMAL FORUM ON THE INTERNET!
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 05:04:01 PM »

why can't we do this?
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 02:47:07 PM »

Hey Jim, 
The "Sandbox" category under "General Category" is the location on this forum for any type of general topics.  It's not used much, but neither is this forum.  I hardly ever check check the forum since it's an informal page available for those users and guests that have the interest to check it out.  Hope this helps.

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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 04:53:49 PM »

ACCORDING TO THE SANDBOX INFO:

The Sandbox is a board where you can learn to use the various html features to enhance your posts.
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 02:59:06 AM »

It's not used much, but neither is this forum.  I hardly ever check check the forum since it's an informal page available for those users and guests that have the interest to check it out.

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY 99.9% OF THE 2000+ MR&PC MEMBERS HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER MEMBERS
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 10:05:44 AM »

Jim,
You might be beating a dead horse with this, though I saw where your post was read over 300 times.  Some folks appear to be interested.
Seems to me that a General Category would be a good idea .......... at least as good as "Good Grub", which really should be a sub-category of "General".  I've never looked at the "Sandbox" because, as you said, it's description indicates it is just for 'fooling around' to learn how to use the forum software.

Have you tried emailing the web administrator directly?  The "contacts" link on the main page lists email addresses for officers & such.

I've noticed that postings seem to have slowed down somewhat from years past, even in "For Sale".  Perhaps there would be more interest in your idea, if postings ever pick up again.
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 05:02:13 PM »

I THINK INTEREST WAS CURTAILED SOMEWHAT WHEN THEY DELETED A BUNCH OF POSTS THEY DIDN'T LIKE AND ALSO AT THAT TIME GOT RID OF THE GENERAL CATEGORY.
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 05:37:11 PM »

Hi Jim, I haven’t been on the forum for a while and saw your post.  Last time I responded I mentioned the forum is informal and is not used much these days.  Certainly used by some but not by many.

The forum is also not often used by board members.  If you do ever have a topic that you’d like to have a response from one of the board members there are a few options.  A low level option is to call and leave a message on the phone number listed on the club webpage.  The phone system and options have recently been revised for a normal response time of 48 hours if a voicemail with name and phone number is left. 

A second option is to email any of the board members and their email connection is also on the club webpage on the “contacts” page. 

Another more formal option is to attend a board meeting.  Topics brought to the board meeting by members are discussed and a board response to the topic is provided.  Board meeting times are shown on the club calendar both the printed and online versions.

You’re always welcome to contact me via email through the club web page under contacts.

Hope this helps

Thanks, John Grote
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 06:51:27 PM »

Last time I responded I mentioned the forum is informal and is not used much these days.  Certainly used by some but not by many.
This could be because there is no easy way to cummicate ideas between members.
Liked I said before:"THIS IS THE ONLY WAY 99.9% OF THE 2000+ MR&PC MEMBERS HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER MEMBERS".

The forum is also not often used by board members.
There is only nine of them and over 2000 other members.

If you do ever have a topic that you’d like to have a response from one of the board members there are a few options.  A low level option is to call and leave a message on the phone number listed on the club webpage.  The phone system and options have recently been revised for a normal response time of 48 hours if a voicemail with name and phone number is left. 
A second option is to email any of the board members and their email connection is also on the club webpage on the “contacts” page. 
Another more formal option is to attend a board meeting.  Topics brought to the board meeting by members are discussed and a board response to the topic is provided.  Board meeting times are shown on the club calendar both the printed and online versions.
You’re always welcome to contact me via email through the club web page under contacts.
Contacting the BOD is easy and can be done in many ways; but the other members may like to post in a manner that all the other boards on the internet provide.

How hard could it be to add a section that all members can post to with general info?

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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 02:46:31 PM »

Can we start an email group for all members?
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2018, 08:29:07 PM »

Jim:

While I agree with you that a true "General" or "Miscellaneous" category might be better to have than maybe a "Good Grub" category, I'm not with you on an "email group for members".   You have referred to 2000+ members, but while I don't know if that's a valid number, I am pretty sure that a high percentage of those members wouldn't be any more interested in hearing what I have to say on everything under the sun than I would be to have my mailbox filled daily with comments from 2000+ members.

Fact is, you're never going to reach all those members anyway, whether with an "email group" or more, or renamed, forum categories, because they would opt out of email, just as they don't read the forums.  I am not exactly sure what it is you think 99.9% of the members need to have communicated to them, but I think if they cared, they'd be here already, joining the conversations.
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Re: WE NEED A GENERAL CATEGORY WE CAN POST IN
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 09:58:58 AM »

There are I am sure a lot of people on this forum that are NOT members of the MR&PC.  This email list would therefore communicate with only members.

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