You're right. It shouldn't be a game. I apologize for going there. I recognize your experience, but respectfully disagree about the content that serves your reader community the best.Really? Well I guess we will see.
This is not a game to me. This is my time being used to deal with this that could be used to be improving the site.
Again, I respect your experience, but I have no problem with the amount of content before the policy change. There are always people who complain. The only way to keep things moving is to keep most peope happy.I am totally aware of what you are talking about. Have you thought about how many clubs and organizations there are and how crowded this board will become with posts about meetings and events from all these clubs? Once all those posts are made people will complain that the board is full of announcements and that they have to wade through them to get fishing reports and other related fishing talk. What would be your proposed plan to handle this situation?
There's always going to be people bending the rules.Then people play the BTT (bring to the top) game and post in the thread to keep the post at the top of the board to get exposure.
I see events regarding recreational fishing issues, gatherings, community service, and non-profits a separate issue so long as events only benefit non-profits. Your guidlines regarding commercial activity or use of the main board to peddle merchandies are very clear.YES this site is about fishing and is meant to be about all recreational fishing stuff. The boards are for fishing reports and fishing talk. The Classifieds are for sale items, the Calendar of Events items. I have and am trying to provide a place for everything to address everyone's needs.
The calendar of events is GREAT. There's no need to change it.If the current Calendar of Events is not allowing for enough information to be posted about the event, then I can work on fixing that. I can also work on creating a spot in the event announcement for people to ask questions and start a dialog. I can also work on creating something that shows the upcoming events more promently to drive awareness. As an FYI, upcoming events are rolled out on the main board index page at the bottom, obviously I need to move the location and place on all the boards to drive more awareness which I will work on.
I've already apologised for opening this debate in a public forum. You're obviously quite upset about this. I'd be happy to take this private at anytime, but it is here now.These suggestions are a lot different then starting a thread/post in the open forum before even approaching me with the suggestions and openly attacking the policy with out attempting to be informed about the reason for the policy.
I will be visiting the Feedback and suggestions forum. I will be posting these suggestions:We also have a forum dedicated to Feedback and Suggestions which was a result of a suggestion. That forum is located at: