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View Poll Results: Should we add a Community Sub Forum to the Budget Board?
Yes, I want a community sub-forum 43 27.56%
No, I like the Budget Board the way it is now. 113 72.44%
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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A question for the Budget Board

Hi everyone,

In taking a look over this board the last few weeks I see a wide variety of posts here, and while many of them deal with 'budget' related topics, there are some that don't. Since this is what we consider a 'very busy' board (lots of traffic), I was wondering if we should set up a separate community sub-forum here for posts that don't necessarily fall into the budget category. We've done this on some of our other large forums and its worked out well. Rather than just make a unilateral decision, I thought I'd post a poll to see what all of you thought. If you're happy with the board the way it is, that's fine and we can leave it alone. If you think a community sub-forum is a good idea, we can do that pretty easily. Just figured I'd ask for opinions

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Old 01-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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For years this forum has moved from Disney trip financial to financial in general and then to completely discussions. Possibly the forum moderators should be more aggressive in moving the OT threads into the CB instead of having a Budget CB.

I think that keeping it to allow any financial-related discussions is a good idea.
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It appears that Moderators police what they like and don't care to reply to questions because they are busy policing pet topics.

Bring on the points, I tried asking nicely and quietly....
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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I like it the way it is but I have to agree on the off-topic posts (and there's been a couple doozies!). I know the mods work hard (yay mods! ) but I don't think they need another spot to keep an eye on.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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For years this forum has moved from Disney trip financial to financial in general and then to completely discussions. Possibly the forum moderators should be more aggressive in moving the OT threads into the CB instead of having a Budget CB.

I think that keeping it to allow any financial-related discussions is a good idea.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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I think that the reason people post threads here is because this is the particular forum they feel most comfortable in. I can understand that. On the other hand I also feel that it can become a bit "cluttered" with off topic discussion. In that, sometimes one has to scan through titles of OT threads to find the budget topics that are meant to be here. I don't take offense to OT threads here but I do sometimes "forget" I am on the Budget Board simply because there can be so many OT threads. I come here looking for budget advice, ideas and info and though some of the OT threads may be interesting or pertinent to other areas of my life, I do feel that the focus should be on Budget/financial issues. WE do have a community boards and although there are different people who post there many of them are also the same as those who post here. A subforum seems like a compromise. Thank you Pete for involving Dis Board members in this decision.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:15 PM   #7
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I'd say leave it as is it.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:01 PM   #8
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I think that the reason people post threads here is because this is the particular forum they feel most comfortable in. I can understand that. On the other hand I also feel that it can become a bit "cluttered" with off topic discussion. In that, sometimes one has to scan through titles of OT threads to find the budget topics that are meant to be here. I don't take offense to OT threads here but I do sometimes "forget" I am on the Budget Board simply because there can be so many OT threads. I come here looking for budget advice, ideas and info and though some of the OT threads may be interesting or pertinent to other areas of my life, I do feel that the focus should be on Budget/financial issues. WE do have a community boards and although there are different people who post there many of them are also the same as those who post here. A subforum seems like a compromise. Thank you Pete for involving Dis Board members in this decision.


I come here for budget advice, great deals and cool people. In fact, I come her to ESCAPE the CB!

I would welcome a subforum...with open arms!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #9
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I come here for budget advice, great deals and cool people. In fact, I come her to ESCAPE the CB!

I would welcome a subforum...with open arms!!
Glad to see I'm not the only one wh does that. I am all for a sub forum too.
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I think that the reason people post threads here is because this is the particular forum they feel most comfortable in. I can understand that. On the other hand I also feel that it can become a bit "cluttered" with off topic discussion. In that, sometimes one has to scan through titles of OT threads to find the budget topics that are meant to be here. I don't take offense to OT threads here but I do sometimes "forget" I am on the Budget Board simply because there can be so many OT threads. I come here looking for budget advice, ideas and info and though some of the OT threads may be interesting or pertinent to other areas of my life, I do feel that the focus should be on Budget/financial issues. WE do have a community boards and although there are different people who post there many of them are also the same as those who post here. A subforum seems like a compromise. Thank you Pete for involving Dis Board members in this decision.
I can understand that too. It doesn't bother me, but I do understand that it bothers some people. I say leave it the way it is or just have someone actually come and mod every once in a while. I didn't think we actually had a mod on this board... so maybe someone who loves the BB could be assigned to it.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:15 AM   #11
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Just bumping in case anyone else had input.
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I vote for no sub-forum since there is already a community board. But I do think this board should be kept only for budget related topics.
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Well, we already have a great community board here...so why do we need 2? I'm not sure if a 2nd budget board would make things easier on the mods....if so that's ok too, but isn't it simpler to just move the OT things?
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Well, we already have a great community board here...so why do we need 2? I'm not sure if a 2nd budget board would make things easier on the mods....if so that's ok too, but isn't it simpler to just move the OT things?
That makes sense for the regulars. But how does it affect the new visitors to the forum?
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