Post by vintagebruce on Feb 1, 2016 8:55:01 GMT -8
I have been opening some of the sections that have pretty stale "last posts" listed. This one caught my eye because I was the last poster about 6 months ago. I am wondering if our Members actively rebuilding/restoring their campers with the appropriate documentation, are so involved in posting in the "what have you done to your trailer today" thread, that this section has been forgotten/abandoned. We have so many threads on the "what have you" section, that you have to open a lot of different sections to follow some of the rebuilds and continuing comments. This thread, which contains informative thread titles in most cases indicating what type and year of camper is being rebuilt, that I am hoping we can get some fresh threads started with the type and year of the camper in the heading. That is not to say the active member should post exclusively on their blog here, but if you are updating what you are doing in the 'What have you done..." section, maybe you could update your individual blog here at the same time, and a newbie who has a similar trailer can spot your blog more easily than opening dozens of pages in the what have you done section, before they run across comments about a similar trailer rebuild. This is just my thoughts, and a way to get my stale post to the member just rambling in his/her vintage campers off the main board.
Any comments including..."this (my idea to encourage refreshing this section) idea stinks"!...would be appreciated.
I agree with you Bruce. I've had the same thoughts and I have to say that I am guilty of posting in the daily thread and never kept a good update on my progress in my trailer's thread. I will try to do better on the next one... hope it happens, soon!
Yep started that W.H.Y.D.T. to be a place to talk about today and offer each other encouragement, didn't want to replace complete build blogs. As both are important to the hobby.
Clearly, BigBill's concept was to not replace blogs or restoration thread posts. I am grateful that he started it(them). I don't read it regularly, but have gleaned a lot form those threads. There's a wealth of information if you spend the time reading.
I think Bruce makes a very good point. I don't know what to do about it. But, I think this thread needs to be moved to where more people would see it, like the restorations forum or even the general forum if we really want to get the word out. If most people are like me, they seldom ever go to the restoration blog subforum to post their blog. Dunno, just a hunch. There's definitely more interaction up in the general forum and I think that's what people like when they come here. Your greatest audience will be there.
With traffic so slow in this subforum(Blogs forum), this thread will post high and no doubt become more or less an unofficial sticky. The point needs to be expressed at the source - near to the WHYDT threads.
Maybe we might consider making this another sticky in the general subforum or at the very least the restoration subforum, but then that becomes a discussion of how many sticky's do we need?
Personally, I started a blog, but I never add to it, because I would rather share what I have done in a more visible place like the restoration subforum. My restoration thread has essentially become my blog.
Last Edit: Feb 1, 2016 22:18:02 GMT -8 by Teachndad
"I get that queasy how in the hell will this thing ever go back together feeling.” - PT
Maybe I am missing something here, but the site is laid out quite well enough for me. When I first log on, I hit the "Recent" button at the top of the page and all the new activity across the board pops up. I get notifications of updates to the threads I have participated in. It is a lot of work to keep up a thorough restoration thread, so I can understand those who update their progress in the W.H.Y.D.T. thread. I bookmark the threads I want to recall for future reference and if I come here looking for specific information, a-searching I will go.
Sometimes a post in the W.H.Y.D.T. thread will get some traction, perhaps when that occurs, a moderator can determine if that post deserves it's own thread.