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Thread: Could/should the forum be split into more sub-sections?

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    My preference to to leave the grouping alone. I peruse all of the major forums and find that I tend to spend the most time on Terra - it seems to have more traffic than the others. I could probably check Aidan's forum once per month & not miss much. On CPUK, I have to make 2 clicks to get into the subforums (ie: Nepenthes) and then find there were no new posts - so I wasted my time. While they have some great growers with a lot of knowledge & cool plants, they tend not to post a lot (especially since Aidan left). ICPS is a bit better in that there are no subforums so you can check the last post date but it's still a pain to have to click on every single group. I find that I spend less time there just because it's tedious to keep opening groups. On Terra, it's just much easier to navigate & find posts that interest me....

    Otoh, I understand your frustration with wading through posts that amount to 'noise' without any easy way to filter it ...
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    I agree with that too many forums dont work.
    I've seen a lot of forums with interesting subjects but a ton of subboards with 2-3 topics each.
    That doesnt look inviting to me.
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    You can subscribe to specific threads as well but it doesn't help you to find new posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    My preference to to leave the grouping alone. I peruse all of the major forums and find that I tend to spend the most time on Terra - it seems to have more traffic than the others. I could probably check Aidan's forum once per month & not miss much. On CPUK, I have to make 2 clicks to get into the subforums (ie: Nepenthes) and then find there were no new posts - so I wasted my time. While they have some great growers with a lot of knowledge & cool plants, they tend not to post a lot (especially since Aidan left). ICPS is a bit better in that there are no subforums so you can check the last post date but it's still a pain to have to click on every single group. I find that I spend less time there just because it's tedious to keep opening groups. On Terra, it's just much easier to navigate & find posts that interest me....

    Otoh, I understand your frustration with wading through posts that amount to 'noise' without any easy way to filter it ...
    I am an active member of CPUK forums and subscribe to the Cephalotus and Heliamphora forums there (I have 1,700 posts currently) . I regularly receive emails about new posts in CPUK forums and often reply to them. Unfortunately this is not possible on Terraforums and I tend to post much less on here because I miss topics that would be of interest to me.

    As an aside, CPUK forums seems to be more popular with Europeans and Terraforums with Americans. I think the divide is more to do with locale than number/quality of posts. It also only takes one click to reach the Nepenthes forums, click on the 'Subforums: Nepenthes' link under the 'Pitcher Plants' link.

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    I'm a european and i like TF more.
    The reason i like TF more is bec it's way more active here, TF has a chatbox and most "local" stuff on CPUK is about the UK afaik, and i dont live there :P
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    Lets not let this become a debate between which is the best forum... back to topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    As an aside, CPUK forums seems to be more popular with Europeans and Terraforums with Americans. I think the divide is more to do with locale than number/quality of posts.
    I agree that my rationale may not the same as other users. I spend much less time on CPUK than in the past and it comes down to the forum layout & number of posts.

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    It also only takes one click to reach the Nepenthes forums, click on the 'Subforums: Nepenthes' link under the 'Pitcher Plants' link.
    Yeah - I should have looked before I posted. The issue is that I must click on each subforum to see if there is a new post (or is there a better way?). Since the post volume is so low, it's frequently a waste of time to keep clicking on subforums...
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    I really don't want this thread to become a comparison between different CP forums. I am simply looking for a solution of being notified of new Cephalotus and Heliamphora threads, without getting loads of notifications about species I am not interested in. The only way I know of doing this is if there were species sub-forums.

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