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Discussion in 'Comments & Questions' started by Brian G., Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Scott W.

    Scott W. Premium Member

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    I don't know if this is possible or not but I like the idea of being able to highlight posts that are either critical information or the start of a good debate.

    That way if somebody is about to start on a 200 page post, this can skip from highlighted post to highlighted post for the headlines.
     
  2. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    I'll split the Expansion thread because IT IS too much at this point.

    Blue Sky, since it's filled with nothing concrete - will keep on as is.

    I'll look for a way to highlight posts.
     
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    An idea I had if it was possible for any kind of automation would be for a post to be highlighted if it got a certain number of likes?

    If a post gets 20+ likes for example, it’s a good indication of how important or relevant we’ve found that post.
     
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    Some of you guys are acting like it's your first time on a message board. Letting things play out naturally is always your best bet.

    Something that maybe the Mod can do to be helpful is to have longer threads chapterized on the first post of the first page. Chronicle important posts like aerial updates, announcements, etc that people can refer to almost as if it were the table of contents in a book.
     
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    For what it’s worth, another forum I frequent (UrbanPlanet) has a feature where posts are highlighted after significant engagement (ie. Likes and quotes). The admin over there is pretty active, so he may be able to help out.
     
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    Different forum software. My luck so far has been zilch to find something similar.
     
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    ^You’re doing a great job by letting your community voice their thoughts freely. Keep things organic, it’ll help you in the long run.
     
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    @Brian G. you could ask the community to program something for the forum. I personally wouldn’t have the knowledge, but I’m sure someone does.

    I could see either a sticky first post that appears on all pages or highlighted posts for high engagement.
     
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    And it’s way easier. I’m a mod on a top 700 sub on reddit (150k subscribers, 250k unique views/month) and self regulation and not actively getting member’s input is significantly less stressful. A lot of suggestions are a ton of work with minimal enjoyment/improvement, if any.

    You guys just do your thing and dont reinvent the wheel.
     
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    Maybe it's just a personal preference, but I would like to have a separate thread dedicated for rumors for the fourth park and Citywalk. Actual rumors can sometimes get lost in the middle of all the blue-sky ideas.
     
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  11. Brian G.

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    The idea sounds good, in theory - but it's just going to become another rabbit hole of Blue Sky spec.
     

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