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Post by RDW on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 8:44 am

Folks,

For those of you that have not already heard, Hero is stepping down as Founder of the site and I am taking over running the forum. I'm sure most of you probably haven't heard of me, mainly because I have almost exclusively posted in the rugby forum over the years! I am really keen to promote and better the entire forum however so I'm wanting to hear from you.

I'm keen to hear your opinions on the golf forum - you can bring up anything but these are my key questions:

- How are the numbers looking on this section
- Do you need more mods?
- Do you have any ideas of things that can be done to improve the forum?

Thanks,

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Post by Davie on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 9:04 am

Definitely more mods .. not to moderate as such - we are fairly self-policing and don't really like it when an unknown mod comes in and lays the law down when they don't really know the people involved.

However it does need someone to control the stickies better - some of them have been there for two years now!

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Post by McLaren on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 10:26 am

Hi RDW and well done on the promotion. The golf board really needs some more posters if that is something you can help with. We have a good core of posters but at this point we could really do with an injection of new voices.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 1:25 pm

Numbers? Dwindling

Mods? I think navy does a great job. A quick pm is invariably sufficient to bring stickies up to date. The heavy-handed approach in the early years of 606v2 was most unwelcome.

Ideas? Difficult. Interest ebbs and flows, though this is typically a slow time of year. Majors, games, a good controversy always stimulate interest but there are very few new posters and older ones fade away. (Looking at the footie and cricket boards, that seems to apply there as well, though perhaps the cricketers sustain day-to-day chat a little better.)

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Post by super_realist on Wed 30 Jan 2019, 7:32 pm

Trouble with golf is that for most of the season it's very boring, so we talk about other things.

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Post by McLaren on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 10:18 am

super_realist wrote:Trouble with golf is that for most of the season it's very boring, so we talk about other things.

Fixed.
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Post by McLaren on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 10:20 am

Maybe I am biased but this golf board is the only UK golf board worth participating in. In quite times I have tried out places like golf monthly and the chat is dire. Thankfully this golf board isn't too mainstream clubhousey.
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Post by LadyPutt on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 4:40 pm

As far as I’m concerned, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it - so I don’t think this board needs anything doing to it, except perhaps encourage a few more female posters as Plunky and I do get a bit lonely sometimes Crying or Very sad
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Post by super_realist on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 7:01 pm

LadyPutt wrote:As far as I’m concerned, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it - so I don’t think this board needs anything doing to it, except perhaps encourage a few more female posters as Plunky and I do get a bit lonely sometimes Crying or Very sad

That's an analogy for golf in general LP, not just this board. In fact women are under represented in virtually every sport.

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Post by Davie on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 8:29 pm

The "stickies" still haven't been sorted out

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 9:01 pm

Davie wrote:The "stickies" still haven't been sorted out

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Post by Davie on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 5:06 am

Yahoo

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Post by RDW on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 8:39 am

Hi folks - thanks for your comments. I was deliberately planning on leaving this a few days to let the conversation flow but have ended up leaving it longer than planned - been a busy week - so apologies for that. I'll digest this over the weekend and come back with some responses OK

p.s. I got rid of the very old stickies - let me know if you want rid of anything else.

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Post by Roller_Coaster on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 9:15 am

If there is anything to get people in that'd be good, numbers seem to be thinning (unless the stats on views indicate it may only be posting that's falling off). I'm guessing GDPR prevents a "come back and see us" to posters that may have fallen away or become inactive and forgotten?

More modding I don't think is required here, but maybe have a read of the "anything goes" thread as that is probably going to have the most contentious posting in (as long as Navy doesn't think that's a request for an audit of his role, not my intent). I'd guess that you'd agree that what we have modwise seems to be light enough touch and appropriately "steer"-y rather than "reprimand"-y when intervention is applied.

More old stickies please, gee I miss them Whistle



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Post by GPB on Wed 06 Feb 2019, 6:57 pm

Thanks for the "sticky management"

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