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Old 02-14-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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Forum separation suggestion

I can bet what the answer to this will be. But I'm going to suggest it anyway.

I would LOVE to see all posts have some kind of automated prefix depending on where they originated. Such as TT for bumper pull, 5W for fifth wheel, or MH for motorhome.

I go to "Recent Discussions" to check for new posts mostly. And I have no idea what type of unit the OP has........till I click on it. And yes, I sometimes click on it and reply, even though it's a MH and I'm not a MH guy.

I do NOT think this would separate 'us' that much. But as much as I admire BClemens, and as much as I'm SURE I'd own a Dynamax should I ever buy a MH, I never will. So, even when the subject is Satellite tv, for example, and maybe I know 'something' about that, I know it's so different in a MH that I need to bow out. It'd be nice to know that was where the post originated.

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Just because I own a TT and not a MH, does not mean I can't answer some questions. General questions such as winterization and tank flushing are pretty much common across all types of RVs from popups to Class As. We can all benefit from each other's knowledge and experience regardless of whether you own my my type of RV or not. When I post a question, I want to hear from anyone who may have some insight to my issue. I don't care what you own personally.
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I can bet what the answer to this will be. But I'm going to suggest it anyway.

I would LOVE to see all posts have some kind of automated prefix depending on where they originated. Such as TT for bumper pull, 5W for fifth wheel, or MH for motorhome.

I go to "Recent Discussions" to check for new posts mostly. And I have no idea what type of unit the OP has........till I click on it. And yes, I sometimes click on it and reply, even though it's a MH and I'm not a MH guy.

I do NOT think this would separate 'us' that much. But as much as I admire BClemens, and as much as I'm SURE I'd own a Dynamax should I ever buy a MH, I never will. So, even when the subject is Satellite tv, for example, and maybe I know 'something' about that, I know it's so different in a MH that I need to bow out. It'd be nice to know that was where the post originated.

Thanks.
I understand your request, but looking at the software being used, I don't think it can be done. Also this would only work in subforums you named, and how would it apply to those questions asked in the general forums or tech subforums? All of those posts would have to be moved to a subforum with a thread prefix attached.

This could be a logistic nightmare, especially for the site team. We do try to move threads to more appropriate subforums when we see them or they are reported.... but that doesn't always work in real time.

I'll do some more research.

The classified thread is a specific module that does attach thread prefixes, but that is a module. I don't think there is one available across the board as you are asking.
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Just because I own a TT and not a MH, does not mean I can't answer some questions. General questions such as winterization and tank flushing are pretty much common across all types of RVs from popups to Class As. We can all benefit from each other's knowledge and experience regardless of whether you own my my type of RV or not. When I post a question, I want to hear from anyone who may have some insight to my issue. I don't care what you own personally.
Agree 1,000%.

And I WILL help/assist/answer any question.

But I'd like to know in advance. There are already various Forums. They already divide the site. I'm just asking that posts be noted by those Forums.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:12 AM   #6
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BandJ.....

I hear what you’re saying, however, instead of recent discussions (where you don’t know the category) try using “ New posts” along the top of the page. That format does give you the category of the post.

Just a suggestion.
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I hear what you’re saying, however, instead of recent discussions (where you don’t know the category) try using “ New posts” along the top of the page. That format does give you the category of the post.

Just a suggestion.
Well that's obvious but I never saw that.
Thank you.
I will try it. "Recent Discussions" is automatically there, though.

SO......it's ok to show the Forum Name on "new posts" but not ok to ask for it on Recent Discussions. LOL

OK, a big 'never mind'. I'll try the New Posts for a while. Thanks for the help.
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Also if using tapatalk, when clicking on timeline. It will show you new posts in order and what subforum they belong to.
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I rarely use a phone to access this.

WM tire, I think it'd be fine if SOME of the general posts had no prefix. And shouldn't, really. I can see it might be impossible to implement. Just thought I'd ask. Minor, minor, thing.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:35 AM   #10
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I hear what you’re saying, however, instead of recent discussions (where you don’t know the category) try using “ New posts” along the top of the page. That format does give you the category of the post.

Just a suggestion.
X2 on the "new posts". That's always my default view on any message board I browse. The recent discussions is ok but very limited in that it only shows about 15 threads.

Clicking new posts shows me 20 pages of threads.
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