Paper Railroads hidden?

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Hide Paper Railroads to a small group?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:48 pm

Yes
22
81%
No
5
19%
 
Total votes: 27

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Paper Railroads hidden?

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Poll: Would you like to see the paper railroads section hidden so only people that sign up for that area of the forum will see new posts there? This could be a similar setup to the hidden Super Long Threads area.

See this post about how the Super Long Threads was split off: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15344

Please vote if you'd like the paper railroads hidden, which is a sub-forum under model railroading, or no to leave it as is so everyone sees the paper railroad posts.
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ould we possibly make it its on catagory? I feel like more people would be aware about them if they were under their own catagory.

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DT&I wrote:ould we possibly make it its on catagory? I feel like more people would be aware about them if they were under their own catagory.
I agree that more people would be aware, but I don't see it being enough people to become it's own category.

I don't see the harm in leaving the Paper Railroad topic open. Is there any harm? I see guests around there pretty often, nowhere near as many as the other categories, but there is still some. I mean, if there's nothing to lose, why not just leave it open? Unless there is a downside, but I can't think of any.
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Michigan Railfan wrote:
DT&I wrote:ould we possibly make it its on catagory? I feel like more people would be aware about them if they were under their own catagory.
I agree that more people would be aware, but I don't see it being enough people to become it's own category.

I don't see the harm in leaving the Paper Railroad topic open. Is there any harm? I see guests around there pretty often, nowhere near as many as the other categories, but there is still some. I mean, if there's nothing to lose, why not just leave it open? Unless there is a downside, but I can't think of any.
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(22:00:06) ~Z~: i made a decision by putting it up for vote. I see that some are enjoying the threads, but I just see that most don't participate in it, so why show the threads to everyone
makes to me, and it might be annoying to some people who keep having to mark the fourm as read or whatever. Even though I enjoy the paper RR's I see no harm in hiding them
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Michigan Railfan wrote:
DT&I wrote:ould we possibly make it its on catagory? I feel like more people would be aware about them if they were under their own catagory.
I agree that more people would be aware, but I don't see it being enough people to become it's own category.

I don't see the harm in leaving the Paper Railroad topic open. Is there any harm? I see guests around there pretty often, nowhere near as many as the other categories, but there is still some. I mean, if there's nothing to lose, why not just leave it open? Unless there is a downside, but I can't think of any.
Well it was worth a try, but I too would like it to stay open, sometimes when I get on i like to check it without logging in first. I don't see how marking a thread unread could hurt. It means more people viewing the forum and maybe even more participants.

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That's exactly what I was thinking. More people may want to have their own paper RR, so they may want to join. But, they couldn't do that if they didn't know there was a whole category devoted to them.
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Michigan Railfan wrote:That's exactly what I was thinking. More people may want to have their own paper RR, so they may want to join. But, they couldn't do that if they didn't know there was a whole category devoted to them.
Yea but the way the poll is looking they will be hidden.

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Hide it! I never read it, always click "mark forums read".
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I participate in Paper Railroads BUT for the vast majority who dont its got to be a pain seeing it lit up all the time. Hide it and register me to see it.
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I voted yes. I figure it's not like it's going away forever and all you have to do is join, which is incredibly easy. So why not.

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atrainguy60 wrote:I voted yes. I figure it's not like it's going away forever and all you have to do is join, which is incredibly easy. So why not.
Same here...register me to it of course
I can see where it could be annoying. I was suprised it wasn't already put as a sub-forum to super long threads. That
Michigan thread took off.....wow

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Well i guess its gonna be hidden so sign me up please!

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I'm (of course) in, too. Sign me up.

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Don't you just sign up yourself in the user control panel?
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Michigan Railfan wrote:Don't you just sign up yourself in the user control panel?
you will be able to, but Zack can pre-select people when he creates it. Less work for me :wink:

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MQT3001 wrote:
Michigan Railfan wrote:Don't you just sign up yourself in the user control panel?
you will be able to, but Zack can pre-select people when he creates it. Less work for me :wink:
but more work for zack :wink:
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So is it going to be hidden? I see the poll runs a while longer, but it appears to be a done deal...

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MQT3001 wrote:So is it going to be hidden? I see the poll runs a while longer, but it appears to be a done deal...
I'm going with yes... I think the only people that would vote "yes" would be us that do the paper RR's. But that brings a question for Zack: Can guests vote in polls or no? If yes, we'd probably have at least a few more votes for "no". But then again, if a guest sees this thread, and realizes that they're going to be only viewable by members, they may want to join as a member so they can read the paper's, and maybe make their own. So, I guess this could be an upside for us as well.
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Michigan Railfan wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:So is it going to be hidden? I see the poll runs a while longer, but it appears to be a done deal...
I'm going with yes... I think the only people that would vote "yes" would be us that do the paper RR's. But that brings a question for Zack: Can guests vote in polls or no? If yes, we'd probably have at least a few more votes for "no". But then again, if a guest sees this thread, and realizes that they're going to be only viewable by members, they may want to join as a member so they can read the paper's, and maybe make their own. So, I guess this could be an upside for us as well.
Guests cannot vote. I also wonder if he could hide it from some members, but make it viewable to guests. Remember that the annoyance for some folks is the unread light lighting up every time we post

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when will they be hidden?

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