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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by quill, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. quill

    quill Senior Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm just curious. I love this forum; I've learned more in 5 months than the last 15 years. But I do have a question. Is there any worth in subdividing the Men's Clothing forum into Shirts, Ties, Suits, Trousers, Shoes, and General Forums? The advantage would be that you could definitely find a wealth of information on one subject all in one place. The disadvantage would be that seeing everything all in one place helps stimulate new ideas, new accessorizations, and provides a good overview of clothing top to bottom. Any thoughts? Sometimes, a part of me wants to be able to hone in on just trousers, just furnishings, etc. I'm curious what others think, especially, of course, Steve B. and j.
     


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    I see the advantages, but to me it seems like a lot of work and division for only a smaller marginal return. Plus, what happens when someone has a question regarding an entire get-up, or wants to cover several topics in one post?
     


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    quill Senior Member

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    Like I say, there are disadvantages, too. Thanks for the input. [​IMG]
     


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    I think the forum is subdivided enough already. Creating more "sections" might actually discourage members from posting. And if people are looking for a wealth of info on a particular topic, they can use the built-in search function or buy Steve's book.
     


  5. quill

    quill Senior Member

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    Pretty much what I think I felt anyway.

    Never hurts to ask. Thanks.
     


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    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    haha...i thought the topic was about 'tropical' forums...i'm all for that..
     


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    I like having one general forum on clothing. If there were a separate topic on, let's say... shoes, I probably would never read it. However, with everything rolled up into one, I can browse all topic titles and read something I wouldn't have otherwise.

    I also think that a lot of the topics are overlapping and would be hard to categorize properly.
     


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    I thought this one was going to be about ointments.

    -Tom
     


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    Damn it - you beat me to my joke.
     


  10. quill

    quill Senior Member

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    You GUUUUUUYS. [​IMG] ( [​IMG] )
     


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    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    hey well you know the saying: 'live by the sword, die by the sword.' (or is it, 'the quill is mightier than the sword?&#39[​IMG]
     


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    quill Senior Member

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    Don't know, don't want to find out. [​IMG]
     


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    i could humbly suggest: archive the old posts in exactly such subdivision. this will ease the server load and make looking for information much more user-friendly.

    this will make the old posts [over 6 months as an example] read-only and easy to reference when another dead-horse question get's posted
     


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