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Old 05-09-2012   #1
 
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Is the Buzz getting too big?

Once you get too many people on a forum like this, the effectiveness drops a lot. The discusions on the threads aren't as thoughtful. Threads get lost off the main screen too quickly.

Anyone else concerned if Mountain Buzz is getting too big?

There are some simple and some advanced solutions to this. Things like just randomly throwing people into different groups where you only see posts from one group. Or you can use a smart algorithm to limit which threads you see. Or you can choose your group.

The fixes aren't ideal, but forums getting too big don't work well.
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Old 05-09-2012   #2
 
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No.

Edit: The idea of dividing kayaking and rafting is not a bad idea though.
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Old 05-09-2012   #3
 
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Once you get too many people on a forum like this, the effectiveness drops a lot. Threads get lost off the main screen to quickly.
Like this one....
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I'm not a longtime poster, but this forum isn't "that big"!!

It's pretty easy to keep up with a dozen new posts a day in the New Posts link.

Forums that have 30-50 updated posts an hour need a lot of subforums!
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I am pretty sure this Forum use to be a lot bigger than it is today.

Checkout a forum like phantasytour or a computer coder forum to see something that really cooks.
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I am pretty sure this Forum use to be a lot bigger than it is today.

Checkout a forum like phantasytour or a computer coder forum to see something that really cooks.
No thanks. DKDC and all that.

This is just fine.
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To big or too big to fail, sorry I couldn't resist...

I love seeing active forums. I turned here because I found the email groups have been slowing down and more of a tool to sell off old stuff rather than have river discussions.

Anyway, I use the search function a ton before starting a new thread and try to revive old threads if I have questions on the same subject. I have gleaned a ton of information that way. It would be nice if there was a good way to encourage others to do the same to avoid the, "best camps on the..." thread from popping up every month or so. Maybe a preview window before posting a new thread that searches for similar threads based on your subject line.
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I don't mind rafters, but having a spot for their post would not be bad. Kayakers don't care what size cooler to get to keep 47 1/2 beers cold for 21 1/3 days, on the Grand at 27,567 cfs.
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I don't mind kayakers, but they really get in the way of trying to figure out if i should drain the ice out of my cooler or let the ice soak in water
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