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Offline DancingTofu

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"Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« on: July 28, 2008, 09:24:42 am »
Being the obnoxiously useful little tofu I am, I've been reading around the Plan Your Own Adventure forum for a while doing what I can to help people find other people looking for rooms, rides, etc. to lighten the cost of coming to the con for those who need it.  I was just doing that, and I thought "man, this would be a lot easier if these threads were stickied".

So, here's my thoughts: ask folks to tag their threads with a lamp icon, signifying they wish to have moderator review.  Set requirements for what a thread needs to look like to get stickied in there, put up an Announcement post there so people will be able to read these guidelines, and go at it.  I think that most people would agree that carpool and roomshare threads are more important that threads seeing who wants to go hang out at the mall some time.

This is just a thought; feel welcome to build on this and let us know what you would think.


It should also be mentioned that there is a search function for this forum, so if someone is looking for a hotel room, they could also use that to search for an existing thread before reserving their own room and trying to fill it.
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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 08:48:36 pm »
Although I understand your suggestion from a thread usefulness point of view, in this specific case, I'm hesitant to do this, as the con can't be responsible for people meeting up or sharing on a personal basis, and therefore elevating some above others.

I think it would be acceptable if we simply had all the room share posts, and all the carpool posts, in one thread--but I think that might actually make it harder for people to locate the type of room share/carpool they're looking for. Thoughts?
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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 12:48:34 am »
Make a subforum for them.

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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 02:10:28 am »
That makes sense.

I don't know what all SMF can do, but is there a way to do a filter tag sort of thing so that people could tag their posts as "hotel" or "carpool"?  That would probably work just as well.

Again, even just an advisory stickie or announcement in the Plan your own Adventure subforum to remind people that they can use the search function to find what they're looking for and stating basic guidelines would probably make that subforum a lot more effective as a tool to help attendees have more fun with Kumoricon year-round.

It's nothing dire, but I felt I ought to put it out there for discussion, since there hasn't be a lot of site input lately.
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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 12:09:44 pm »
lol before this year that particular thread grouping was used only for carpool/hotel people and not really for meetups... dunno why its actually been used for its intended purpose this year but its kinda neat! I think though after this year it might be good to make a hotel/carpool subforum or its own section so people know and can see because some threads do get buried but it is up to the poster to also check on their thread and bump as needed...

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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 10:22:47 pm »
I have been making this suggesiton for years but it keeps getting shot down. so I will make it again.

Make a section on the forums (Hotel: rooms, carpool, and more)

I think this would really help clear the clogs from the help and complaints section.
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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 08:34:04 am »
I noticed that Sakuracon has that on their forums, and its very helpful because things that you need to be seen (such as room at con! looking for roomate) can be found instead of scrolling down looking for them between the meetups and such. I'm not saying meetups are bad! I love meetups

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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 12:21:24 am »
WISH GRANTED!

...kind of...

Now for the AMVs!
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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 12:26:59 am »
Tom, you beat me to my announcement. :)

I'm still moving the threads over. I have a billion tabs open. Cause SMF doesn't allow bulk moving. But mercifully, it does remember the last destination forum selected.
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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 12:42:32 am »
Done. The top-level still includes the room and ride sharing description, as child forums don't display a description on the main page so the description for the parent forum covers both itself and its child forum.
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Re: "Plan Your Own Adventure" - Carpool and Room Threads
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2008, 11:59:53 pm »
Looks like it's getting some pretty immediate use; thanks for your time Jeff.
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