forgot password?


   
 
This Forum
Posted: 21 September 2011 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]  
Avatar
Total Posts:  773
Joined  2001-07-25
Some members of the website group are working to transfer this forum onto the software and hosting we are using for the new site. As we have agreed we would like to archive everything that is on this forum - it provides a snapshot of the village over the last few years and has some interesting, amusing and sometimes slightly provocative threads (surely not :wink: ), this is quite a large and time consuming task. However we are working towards doing it as quickly as we can, and would like to ask everyone's views about the threads that should appear on the new forum.

Our working titles are: This and That (chit chat), Village Issues, Sales, Wants and Swaps, What's On, and Technology Corner (for those seeking help with any aspect of computer or other technology).

The Parish Council section would have three threads - Meetings (for minutes and agendas), Other Information (like government press releases or local parish news) and Questions from the Floor to put questions to the PC or maybe just make comments - (using real names).

The third section would be called Years Gone By with two threads; Genealogy and History.

Other sections and threads that are on this forum and haven't been used for some time would be dropped, although still archived.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for other threads they think may be well used? For instance maybe it would be good to have a place to upload photographs for everyone to see, of interest to the village or further afield.

Any suggestions will be gratefully received - this is YOUR forum and is your chance to shape the forum of the future. Let us know! :D
 Signature 

Aldbourne Website Group

Profile
 
 
Posted: 21 September 2011 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
Avatar
Total Posts:  273
Joined  2006-01-23
Just to pitch in with one additional comment - any existing thread or forum sub-section that ends up being archived could very easily be re-opened and made visible again, if the demand was there. So it's not the end of the world if something that you like now doesn't appear on the new forum, we can always add it back in.

We realise technology moves along very quickly, and whilst a small village forum is never going to compete against the might of Facebook, Twitter and others (see this thread) we still believe this forum is a valuable resource for the community, and that's why we are putting the hours in, transferring existing data into the new system. With your feedback, helpful comments and suchlike, we can ensure that this forum remains as active and useful as possible.
Profile
 
 
Posted: 27 January 2012 01:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
Avatar
Total Posts:  773
Joined  2001-07-25
Update - As part of the upgrade to this forum the redundant sections have now been archived.
 Signature 

Aldbourne Website Group

Profile