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Old 24th September 2005, 11:20
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New forum idea for books

Since books have always been center stage on 12oclockhigh! I've been thinking on how to improve the forum to deal with them.

One idea would be based on creating new sub-forums, perhaps on request, based on single title or a(n ongoing) series.

This would remove some of the sticky clutter on the main forums, where we can put a (temporary) link to the sub forum.

If there is interest the author and or publisher could even get limited moderator rights within said sub forum. It would enable them to publish notes and comments, errata etc in a more focused manner.

Just think in terms of:


BOOKS:
  • Jagdwaffe Colours
  • Die Jagdflieger verbände der Deutschen Luftwaffe
  • Black Cross/Red Star
or
  • Classic Books
  • Eagle Editions
or even
  • Eric Mombeek
  • etc
Such a forum could be open to members, or be more closely moderated showing new posts only after approval.

Just an idea which I would like to put forward to the community to enhance the forum and bring on the second year.

Please make sure you take the opportunity to vote!
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Old 25th September 2005, 18:16
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Re: New forum idea for books

First thing is that I really hope that all book related discussion takes place on the book forum!!! Currently the most juicy discussion on e.g. the JG 300 takes place on the wrong forum. Please correct this first (e.g. move the discussions where they belong).
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Old 27th September 2005, 20:45
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Re: New forum idea for books

Thanks for your reaction Jukka, however it isn't as simple as you might think.

Although I tried to keep book related items in the designated forum it became clear that people want to use the main forums to maximize their exposure, which is only natural.

I need to find a bridge.

The probable answer will be a sub forum link, but I'll have to play around with this first.

However I want to go a step further by providing the opportunity to create a more controlled environment. No more flames after an announcement etc. On going project can benefit from their own sub forum as well.

The poll is still open, I'd like to know if our community really wants this or not.
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Old 27th September 2005, 23:37
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Re: New forum idea for books

Ruy, I suggest to move threads just after the ottest discussion ends. More job for a moderator but I think it is the best sollution.
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Old 30th September 2005, 21:36
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Re: New forum idea for books

I will like a sub-forums about books. I would also like a place to post errata (either by authors or other people). Not to start flame war about the book subject or approach., but to correct typo and names and dates and so on.

A bit like that: http://uboat.net/books/errata/listing.html
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Re: New forum idea for books

An excellent idea, Laurent. I second that.
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Old 1st October 2005, 14:22
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Re: New forum idea for books

I would support that idea too. One question remains, who edits the errata section? Can anybody do that or only the author? I would support an errata sheet but would be hesitant to do so if anybody can put data on it. It could and in a "welles-nietes" game.....Ruy knows what I mean...:-)))
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Old 2nd October 2005, 13:36
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Re: New forum idea for books

You are absolutely right, and the "welles - niettes" issue does demand a more restricted posting policy. Yes, I am personally inclined to:
  1. Author / publisher moderating right within his subforum (he can choose to use this or not...)
  2. delayed posting, requiring moderator approval
There is a place for open discourse and that's the general book forum.

This new plan covers a more restricted area that will serve as an information and presentation platform.

So if you'd like a sub forum based on Bodenplatte to be open, we'll set it up that way, yet if you want it totally restricted to yourself as author that's also a possiblity.
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Re: New forum idea for books

What I was thinking of was indeed a sub-(sub)-forum on the Bodenplatte book with the first thread being used as an Errata section with access limited to me and the moderators. Discussions could take place in other threads. Is such a thing possible? I would be willing to start such an undertaking with posting an Errata word-file on that sub-forum. Any thoughts Ruy?
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Old 3rd October 2005, 22:33
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Re: New forum idea for books

We should be able to set up something like that.

I'll play around with this idea on the test forum, let you know ASAP.

Thanks for picking up on this, I really think it can work as an extra tool to the community, both from the point of view of the writer/publisher and the readers.

Bedankt!
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