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Postby admin » Wed May 19, 2004 2:24 pm

Welcome back. 26 hours and tens of thousands of threads moved later, I think we're in good shape. I hope this wil make you happier.

Give yourself a while to get oriented, and if you hae trouble finding your fav threads, use the search. Nothing was lost, tho I did trim off a couple of older event announcements that had no replies.

This is a little different from Trey's original outline, as when I got into it at the thread level I realized we needed a couple of changes. I'm especially interested in how well the "Nature" vs. "Experience" division works out.

Your feedback is welcome. Couple of things that are still being worked on:

1) The regionals area is a bit sticky, as the phpbb tool does not seem to allow for sub-sub folders. We had way too-specific categorization before, leaving us with abuot 20 subfolders, several of which were not used at all, most of which had under 20 postings since last July.

I know this is makes browsing by region harder. If we can't find a better solution, and folks want it, we'll pull the Regionals category one step up and reinstitute a smaller division of the globe.

2) There are still older threads that need to be moved, specifically in the Share folder. I've got 2 volunteers who will be helping with this over the next few weeks. Since they are older, they should not greatly impact your experience.

That's it for now. Thanks to Spanky for helping me get this done right on playa time, and for Emily's lightning-quick QA.

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Postby stuart » Wed May 19, 2004 2:31 pm

swell job
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Postby LeChatNoir » Wed May 19, 2004 3:31 pm

Here's a pat on the back:

Pat, Pat, Pat

Good job, Technopatra
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Postby Tancorix » Wed May 19, 2004 3:46 pm

WOW! This is more like it! Thanks for the hard work, my first impression is I love it.
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Postby Tiara » Wed May 19, 2004 4:23 pm

Definite improvement. Thanks to all who helped pull it off.
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Postby LeChatNoir » Wed May 19, 2004 7:34 pm

Tiara wrote:Thanks to all who helped pull it off


Yes... I should have included "and others" So there you go.

Thanks to all involved.
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Postby ronski » Thu May 20, 2004 1:22 pm

I don't have much of an opinion about the new folder organization per se, but note: an interesting side effect has been that it has revitalized a number of old threads. i.e. ones that hadn't been active in months have now popped back to the surface and have new responses.

Whatever the cards are labeled, just reshuffling the deck has had an effect.
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Postby technopatra » Tue May 25, 2004 5:17 am

Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. I have had some negative feedback from the Regionals, and have invited them here to discuss it with everyone.
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Postby admin » Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:21 am

Just found out my message to the Regionals wasn't forwarded (I'm not on their email list). Will hopefully happen soon.
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Postby III » Sat Dec 04, 2004 8:08 am

with the earlier ticket sales, and theme announcement, is it time to add a 2005 section?

(i'd suggest just duplicating the categories from the 2004 section, and leaving the 2004 section for another month or two as transition. however, i also acknowledge that i'm in complete "not being a helper" mode, so feel free to tell me that having a 2004 section forever is a good idea and to just fuck off...)
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Postby technopatra » Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:45 am

Absolutely time for 2005 folder shift. Just haven't had the time to do it. The eplaya should be getting more actualattention and fewer theoretical discussions from the admins this week.

Good to hear from you, III!!
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Postby Simply Joel » Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:12 am

III wrote:with the earlier ticket sales, and theme announcement, is it time to add a 2005 section?

(i'd suggest just duplicating the categories from the 2004 section, and leaving the 2004 section for another month or two as transition. however, i also acknowledge that i'm in complete "not being a helper" mode, so feel free to tell me that having a 2004 section forever is a good idea and to just fuck off...)


concurrence with III.

i am looking forward to a blank slate under General Discussion... and to relieve the weight of the albatross (posts/threads) of which i began in 2004.
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Postby III » Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:58 pm

i don't expect that the black rock city or community sections will change - there's more upset by discontinuing the flow of community (a la previous years) than there is to be gained by ditching the cruft. it may be worth clearing out threads that haven't been hit in a month or three, but the idea behind the new layout was that you'd only update the year specific event section.
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2005 folders

Postby emily sparkle » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:02 am

i've added the 2005 folders for the theme, tickets and art, camps & activiites.

more to come.

let me know if there are 2005 specific discussions going on anywhere that should be moved.
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Postby Bob » Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:19 am

Might add either "2004" or "2005" to the byline/description for each year-specific folder.
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Postby GuinivereElise » Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:45 pm

Emily, babe. You rock. thanks for all your hard work!

I'm thinking that maybe the eplaya camp 2005 thread could be moved to the new 2005 folder instead of it's current home in general discussion?

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=7619&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
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Postby emily sparkle » Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:51 pm

i've moved that topic into the camps... forum.

thanks! let me know if there are others...
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Postby SED » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:41 pm

Bump.
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