Join Date: May 2014
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Introduction - Die Cast Forum Restructure Planning
Verticle Scope has asked KITT and I for input on changes and/or improvements that can be made in the Die Cast Forum here at HobbyTalk.
To that end, input from membership was taken from their previous posts, issues, and 'why dont we' threads and presented to 3 individual work groups. These workgroups included members from the Collecting, International and Vintage sub forums. These 3 groups where then combined into one larger group to organize that information into an input poll. The poll is for other members to voice their interest in or support for those listed changes.
We are limited to 20 items in each poll thread - so there are 3 polls coming. Each will be a multiple-choice format. Part 1, starts with 4 questions. Here you can cast your vote for best changes, top changes, no changes or the I like pie option to show your nuetral/disinterested position. If you do vote for best or top choices - then we ask you to also review and vote for the individual changes in the rest of Part 1 and in Part 2 and 3 as well for the best option in that area.
The goal here is to maintain the predominantly diecast cars membership interest base and focus of the current forum, but expand the potential membership base - overall - to include other vehicle types of diecast. Either as new sections or as a new sub forum in the current die cast forum. That is addressed in questions 5, 6 and 7 of part 1. The rest of the questions in Part 1, 2 and 3 of the polls - address moving or merging current sub forums into other sections, renaming sections or adding new sections.
The idea behind this would be to expand the diecast section to include aviation, buses, cars, construction, emergency vehicles, military, motorcycles, spacecraft and trucks. The Cars section would include essentially everything that is already there. Hopefully; this would also generate new interest and traffic to the site and increased potential sponsership sections. Each of these new sections would include 5 sub forums to start with - (Aviation) Diecast Collecting; (Aviation) Diecast Customs; (Aviation) Diecast Dioramas; (Aviation) Diecast Events & Shows, (Aviation) Diecast Auctions, Buy, Sell & Trade. The car section would include all those currently in place or as revised per member input.
Any existing links, subscriptions, or notifications in place will automatically mesh with changes made in the end by Verticle Scope.
VS_Adm will make the final decision on any changes this process generates.
We want you to view this oppurtunity to provide input on the future look of the die cast section of HobbyTalk. This will be a way to provide a broader scope of interest in the boards for current members. And a more archival/grouping of common threads intended to improve the visitor and member topic searches and the reading/viewing experince for everyone.
Last edited by Milton Fox Racing; 05-20-2017 at 08:54 AM.
Reason: reworded for better clarity and understanding