View Poll Results: Should we have Rafting and Kayak specific forums?
Yes, Separate Kayaking and Rafting So It's Easier to Filter Discussions. 135 63.68%
No, Keep all the discussions in the Boater's Forum. 77 36.32%
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Old 06-04-2013   #31
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I don't care. I just stay always logged in and hit the new posts button. Then I just read want I want and skip the rest. Not a problem.
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I paddle both crafts. Is it really that difficult to read a title and then determine if you are interested? The only people who have ever complained are kayak only folks. And their typical complaint is the "cooler issue"...... Then don't open a thread with cooler in the title.
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Old 06-04-2013   #33
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So once you split, then the lobbying will start for splitting into sub groups; you know, like paddle and row, and cataraft and stuff.

Nah, looking for stuff on here is half the fun!

........Oh, and reading about crazy yakkers doing shit I can only dream of, intermingled with reading about crazy bouncy boaters doing shit I used to do.
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Old 06-04-2013   #34
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Remember when the Buzz was a streaming feed of topics on just one page...thats when the Buzz was simple...segregation is no bueno...
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sick of raft chat. it killed the buzz.
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Old 06-04-2013   #36
 
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sick of raft chat. it killed the buzz.

The nice thing about splitting these topics is that if you aren't interested in one of them you could ignore that entire area of the board. Not even view the posts..

We've had the very same request and discussion every year for several now and I think it's time. The Paddling community isn't that big and we can find ways to accommodate both 'flavors" without diminishing either one.
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Funny to me, how almost everyone that wants to keep it the same are rafters and everyone that wants to split it are kayakers. Its also funny to me that its 62/37 for splitting, however most of the comments are about how the world wide web is gonna come crashing down if the buzz splits kayaking and rafting. Honestly, it kinda makes the rafting community look like a bunch of whining babies.

I think Ian's idea was spot on. Most of the people that want to keep it how it is, say they like reading both kayaking and rafting threads....Is it really that damn difficult to mouse over and click the kayaking thread, if Ian's idea can't be done? Typically, if I get on the buzz and look at the front page and see pretty much only rafting threads i'm done with it for weeks until different things populate.
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I would say split it, but it's not going to matter because rafters will still give their two cents on every kayaking thread that they can't actually relate to. That's why kayakers are leaving the buzz. It's not that there is too much rafter discussion, it's the fact that rafters think they need to reply to every thread.
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Funny to me, how almost everyone that wants to keep it the same are rafters and everyone that wants to split it are kayakers.

I'll split hairs with the best of 'em all winter....


...but it's funny to me that people have such strong opinions while the rivers are flowing!
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Is there a way you could flag threads as kayak or raft specific? ( required field when posting, maybe just allow buzzards to add this filter later) This way you could keep one forum but allow those who want to drill down a filter. Maybe it's a good idea, maybe not.
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