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Mr. Stafford
Forum Suggestion
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:55am
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I find this forum extremely helpful and useful, but, I must admit, it is a bit difficult for me to follow. I belong to several online forums and they all use a very friendly format (here is one example: https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated.com). The forums are usually divided up into numerous sections, that can include subsections, and topics are posted in each. Each response to a posted topic appears immediately below without the need to lose the main topic.

The person who owns the discussion forum can appoint other trusted members to be moderators with various permissions to help moderate the forum and keep it running smoothly, so that all of the work is not left up to the one owner. Each member also has their own profile page
It sounds more complex than it really is.

Anyway, I was wondering if there might be any interest in switching to such a format. They are available for free and have additional paid options. I would be willing to set up a sample board for people to visit to see if they would like such a format. All of the past posting here can either be left here and be referenced by a link at the new forum or I could undertake the task of organizing them on the new forum.

For example, each type of weaving technique could have its own section. Then subsections that discuss pricing, tools, techniques &c. Photos can be uploaded right to the forum. Videos can be inserted wight into posts. It's really quite nice.

I would love to hear your feedback.

    • Forum suggestion Rhonda Voos-Membership Chair/Sea, Thu Nov 8 9:38pm
      Hello Mr Stafford- I had a discussion tonight with other Board members of The Seatweavers' Guild about the relevancy of the Forum today in comparison with a Facebook page. We all felt that Facebook... more
    • Forum Suggestion Patti Erickson, Wed Sep 26 5:45am
      Here is my two cents, for what it is worth. I know everyone is not a member of the Seatweavers' Guild, but I tend to post all my questions and photos now on the Seatweavers' Guild Group Facebook... more
    • Re: Forum Suggestion Robin Starr, Tue Sep 25 4:01pm
      I think another factor to consider here is that the needs of this audience have changed. In the beginning the questions and comments were more rudimentary than they are today. Many of us are now more ... more
    • forum upgrade jwoods.enterprises, Tue Sep 25 8:27am
      This forum is not supported by the SeatWeavers' Guild,Inc As current President of the Guild I try to listen to all suggestions presented here. Cathryn has done an awesome job of managing this forum... more
      • Re: forum upgrade Cathryn Peters, Thu Oct 11 7:44am
        Jill, Let's talk about the future of this forum and TSWG support. As most of you know this forum was the only thing available in 2004 when I started it and for many, many years. But after the... more
        • Forum future jwoods.enterprises, Thu Oct 11 8:02am
          Hi Cathryn. I think I stated earlier that I would have the board discuss the future support of this forum. I totally agree that I would not want to loose all of this valuable info. I also see a huge... more
      • forum jwoods.enterprises, Tue Sep 25 8:28am
        oops that should have read NOW supported by the Guild Typo Jill Woods
    • Forum Suggestion lasallecraft, Tue Sep 25 7:06am
      Excellent suggestions.
    • Forum Suggestion gm.hefley, Tue Sep 25 6:38am
      I agree that if possible, the format of the forum could use some updating. George Hefley Murrells Inlet, SC
    • Mr. Stafford/Forum Suggestion timtolzmann, Mon Sep 24 11:45pm
      Cathryn, what do you think? I've really been turned off to any attempt to find past posts beyond about twenty-four hours, because it seems virtually impossible to find what I might like.
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