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Pammy51

Pammy51 Report 14 May 2013 11:16

I think that a hobbies/interests board would be a good idea

JustJean

JustJean Report 14 May 2013 13:40

I too would add my yes for a Hobbies and Interest board.....

Jean x

Alisoun

Alisoun Report 15 May 2013 23:49

am I the only one who's never heard of Greaders ...where is it on here ?

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 16 May 2013 01:50

I would have to question why GR would want to take a well read thread and give it its own board. Would we see this happening for any popular thread?

I have to wonder what the motive is and whether it would actually merit a board all of its own.

Of course, I shall ignore the cynical voice in the back of my head that is telling me that GR is owned by brightsolid which in itself is a part of DC Thomson - a PUBLISHING company. I am sure that there is no ulterior motive whatsoever.

As many members have already stated, surely it would make more sense to have separate Chat and General boards or maybe a hobbies board although I cannot help but think that many would also prefer threads to be all in the one place so you can easily flit between them rather than have to keep moving to different boards all the time, particularly if watching a number of popular, fast-moving threads.

Berona

Berona Report 16 May 2013 07:16

Why not just try one board for now and see how it goes - and if successful, then add other boards, as suggested.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 16 May 2013 07:39

Hobbies and Interest board sounds good. Gardening, Mersey's Books, AnnG's Greaders, Crafts, Television, Theatre, Football and Other Sports, Household Tips, Pets, etc.

Mersey

Mersey Report 16 May 2013 09:48

I personally think why fix what is not broken.....

Some of the well known threads are doing well on there own , and surely it would be best to fix the problems that need fixing before doing something new......

Just my opinion :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 16 May 2013 09:48

alisoun, put Greaders into search and loads of threads should come up. It is not one thread but a series of threads that come up every six weeks. Each member on the thread chooses two books they would like to read, we then vote for two books each (but not voting for our own books). About a day later the vote is counted and books to be read named. Six weeks later we review the books we have read and another suggestions thread goes up. I will nudge up the May threads so you can see. :-)

Persephone

Persephone Report 16 May 2013 10:17

Hi there Estelle..

Ann will be pleased I am back and won't be sending my reviews and recommendations via e-mails to go on here... Even with my year away from GR I kept up my Greaders.

Glossie Ann runs a good service and Jax as we take about four - five weeks to read our books etc we would be a few pages back.

Plus we have a fresh Recommendation, Review and voting thread each time.

We certainly could do with a few more in the group.

Persie ;-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 16 May 2013 12:46

Welcome back Perse, how good to see you. Thanks for keeping up your valuable support during your absence :-D

ChAoTicintheNewYear

ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 16 May 2013 19:10

Hobbies and Interests board would be good. As well as the threads already mentioned you could include the writers thread too, can't remember the exact thread title, sorry, don't think that's been mentioned yet.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 16 May 2013 19:42

So we have a plethora of boards, each about its own subject.

um sorry if I am getting this wrong but don't we already have that? They are called threads.

Where will it end?

We cannot have a different board for each topic - that is just plain daft surely.

Let us not forget or lose sight of the fact that this is not a bulletin board site - it is a genealogy site that happens to have a general board. Let's keep it in perspective.

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 16 May 2013 22:08

are GR male???
Is GR male ????

It seems to me that someone puts it on suggestion board then you wait .................................and BINGO G come up with a brilliant idea!!!!! :-S :-S :-S

Dont think we need another greaderss thread the one that runs is probably enough as this IS a website to find your ancestres!!

Island

Island Report 16 May 2013 23:48

Arguments are very popular.

If there was an arguments board you could charge one pound for a five minute argument or eight pounds for a course of ten. It would raise funds for a discount on our subs. :-D :-D

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 16 May 2013 23:56

:-D or a debate thread Island. Two? ....for both sides of the
argument ;-) :-(

Island

Island Report 16 May 2013 23:59

:-D :-D :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 May 2013 10:43

Errol, I think the idea is that if there was a board for reading and interests and hobbies it would take those threads off the chat board thus freeing it up from getting clogged and slow running.

Kemp Genealogy site or not I bet there are quite. Few people on here who are paid members who do not often do their trees these days. :-)

Persephone

Persephone Report 18 May 2013 12:51

Ann is right... one of our very well known posters on here does not have a tree, she removed it over a year ago.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 May 2013 12:56

ChaoTic Cat, I meant to say, yes the writers thread would fit with that board although it is suspended at the moment as so many had to drop out for one reason or another. :-)

ChAoTicintheNewYear

ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 19 May 2013 11:30

Oh, what a shame. Hopefully everyone (most people) will get whatever it is that is preventing them from joining in sorted and it will be able to be restarted.