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 Posted: Tue Jan 17th, 2012 12:03 pm
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Michael Morris
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I've been around about a month. Post traffic seems a bit slow. I would recommend merging forums together. As a general rule of thumb, it is better to have 2 or 3 busy forums than 14 ones that are very quiet. Users tend to gravitate to the forums that pique their interest, and then when those don't have posts after long periods they can lose interest.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 16th, 2012 11:51 pm
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I very much agree I'd prefer a much more streamlined site with a lot fewer sub-forums. I'd prefer something like this:

- Introductions
- General Discussion
- Critiques & Works in Progress
- Playwrights' Noticeboard
- Play Productions & Announcements
- Collaborators
- Playwrights' Gym
(- Feedback)
(- Rewrites)
- Green Room
(- Archives)
- Forum Issues

That gets rid of a lot of redundant forums (and you could easily go farther). Everything else, I think, could be contained to a single thread. I really hate having to scroll through 20+ sub forums every time I come here.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2012 02:14 pm
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Personally I'd condense further to five. If that's too much then further subdivision should happen only after the traffic sustains it.

Creation
Production
Reaction
General
Meta

I would also like to invite the moderators and admins over to The Admin Zone - a forum about the management of forums.

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