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Admin:
I have the option of converting a topic to "Important" which works like what some boards call a "sticky."

The biggest problem is that I often do not read every message in a topic, unless there is a good reason to do so - and that usually means it is a topic creating some kind of disruption - usually not good candidates for a "Best Of" consideration.

How about we follow this sort of process:

1) Any RWD members may nominate a topic for consideration to categorize that topic as "Important".
2) The form of the nomination would come as a PM directed to me - and feel free to announce it in a message to the open board as well.
3) It gets a little tricky, BUT, I will then establish a poll asking the RWD membership if they feel that particular topic should be deemed "Important." The poll will run for 7 days, and the result at the end of that 7 days will determine if I change the categorization.

The classification of a topic as "Important" is identified by the icon showing an exclamation point. Besides "Normal" which shows nothing special in the icon, there is also the "Announcement" option - which uses a small letter 'i' (presumably, for *i*nformation) to distinguish those topics. In the very rare case where one forum has Normal, Announcements, and Important topics - the order shown is:

Announcement
Important
Normal

With Announcements and Important topics always at the top of the page.

If we adopt this scheme, then in general terms, the moderator(s) will use Announcements for general communication to the board - the 'Best Of' topics would show up as Important topics at the top of each forum page - and then comes all the 'Normal' topics that are aspiring to become part of the 'Best Of' category.

Exceptions to these 'rules' would be in the Admistrative sections of the board which are primarily for my use to communicate topics of interest to the board, hence, I have made liberal use of all 3 classifications of topics depending on what I was trying to communicate.

Comments?

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The first topic nominated was this one:

http://www.russianwomendiscussion.com/view_topic.php?id=845&forum_id=11

The poll I created to determine if the RWD membership agrees with the decision to convert this to a "Best of RWD" topic is here:

http://www.russianwomendiscussion.com/view_topic.php?id=879&forum_id=11

- Dan

Maxx:
Dan, I think this is a very good idea.

These threads are packed with useful information which can save those informed from wasting 10's of thousands of dollars, years of their lives and allot of heartache. It's not just entertainment it can be life altering for some. That is why it should be taken seriously.

Newbies oftentimes come to these message boards become overwhelmed by the shear number of threads and posts. I have had them come to me in PM and ask me "Where do I start?" So the answer would be "read first the "Best of RWD"".

My concern is that "The Best of" could become overwhelming in it's content. Another concern is the threads often times become diluted with extraeous content. Take for example the GCG thread now in process. We have political and economic discussions go back and forth. Often times there is playful bantering as well. So a useful thread may contain 70% - 80% fat when finshed. Now nobody wants trimming (censoring) of threads but perhaps this is possible solution to this problem. For posts that go off topic or portions of posts that go off topic just highlight them in blue ink.

Also too you may want to consider a commitee to work on these important posts. I would nominate jb and Bruno with their acceptanance to the quality control standards of RWD. Namely staying on topic.

The second thought I had was a one or two sentence introduction of 25 words or less to these important subjects. Perhaps the authors of the thread may want to do this or your commitee? Perhaps you?

Then there is the problem of shear volume of threads that can be added to the "Best of RWD".  Again deciding what has enough merit to be included could be left up to a commitee of say the above members and several others (I exclude myself) for a nomination and decision committee. You can meet in private chat and discuss what should be added and what can be left out. Just keep in mind a "Best of RWD" with 250 threads maybe sensory overload to a newbie. Those are the guys we need to concern ourselves with most.

Maxx

Admin:
Good comments Maxx - thanks.

- Dan

Bruno:

--- Quote from: Maxx ---My concern is that "The Best of" could become overwhelming in it's content. Another concern is the threads often times become diluted with extraeous content. Take for example the GCG thread now in process. We have political and economic discussions go back and forth. Often times there is playful bantering as well. So a useful thread may contain 70% - 80% fat when finshed. Now nobody wants trimming (censoring) of threads but perhaps this is possible solution to this problem. For posts that go off topic or portions of posts that go off topic just highlight them in blue ink.

The second thought I had was a one or two sentence introduction of 25 words or less to these important subjects. Perhaps the authors of the thread may want to do this or your commitee? Perhaps you?

--- End quote ---

I have maybe a other solution that the best off system but i don't know if it is possible... first, it ask some work of the topic starter... he can make some resume from the topic... send it to Dan and Dan can insert it in the first post ( edit )... let say that these resume can be updated monthly... so, a newbies who open a topic like "large age difference" with 24 page can read on the first topic in around one page all the main idea... if he feel some interest, he can begin read all the page... again, it can be a good solution is the topic starter wish collaborate... it will be like the resume at the back cover from a book...

Maxx:
Only problem Bruno sometimes the topic starter does not have the will or skills to do as you mentioned. I see that jb and yourself are often times on the different ends of the spectrum but you do come together at times and can be quite civil to each other. That is why I would recomend you two for balance and fairness that I see in both of you. Just keep the topics pure as best as you can. Also this would take the work and strain off of Dan.

Maxx

 

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