#1 RE: The Forum - Ideas and Suggestions by Alex 29.03.2016 16:38

If you have any ideas or suggestions regarding this forum, please reply to this entry here.

#2 RE: The Forum - Ideas and Suggestions by DigiLab 30.03.2016 01:40

Hello Alex,

Thank you for the effort in opening this forum. I'm thinking the following:
I don't know if that would be possible, but maybe it won't be bad for this forum not to be fully public. By all means, that doesn't mean that only the chosen ones can participate. Anyone who is really interested in MA's work and wants to discuss about it, or maybe just read, would be very welcomed.

Some of the reasoning behind this would be the following:
- Any passerby not to be able to just jump into discussion, which sometimes turns into just criticizing and bashing, without providing facts to support it. That usually takes the discussion into not a productive direction.
- Participants would be more free to share their opinions. Some people had put much effort and years of their time to reach a certain level of knowledge and experience. And they might feel a bit constraint to share some of it publicly to everyone.

#3 RE: The Forum - Ideas and Suggestions by Alex 30.03.2016 09:08

Hello Digilab,

I unterstand your concerns.
Another issue might be that content from the paid reports should maybe not discussed in public.

I think I can make subforums password protected and/or read only.
One other approach could be to leave certain forum open for now and only when there ist too much disturbance from certain people, then make it read only.
I think there is also a user management function in this forum. So password protection is probably not needed.

So the question is, which forums to have pulicly open all of the time and which to have potentially read only and which password protected?

#4 RE: The Forum - Ideas and Suggestions by jim 04.04.2016 08:06

hi all great to see a forum spring up! I agree about having a private part of the forum. Discussion of paid reports should definitely be behind a password wall, it will be good to have an area to discuss their content.

I'd have explicitly named forums, perhaps discussing each report separately?

#5 RE: The Forum - Ideas and Suggestions by DigiLab 04.04.2016 13:10

Zitat von jim

Discussion of paid reports should definitely be behind a password wall, it will be good to have an area to discuss their content.

I'd have explicitly named forums, perhaps discussing each report separately?



I agree with the reasoning and the way how to approach it.

#6 RE: The Forum - Ideas and Suggestions by Alex 04.04.2016 15:57

I just created a new subforum for reports. The main forum will be open for registered users and the subforum of the reports forum will be a restricted area. It is visible only when a user has access to that restricted subforum.
http://armstrong.forumprofi.de/forumdisplay.php?fid=5

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