Actually, I have a couple of thoughts on making this better. For a site
that`s not only this visible, but also as important to the emerging
need (necessity?) for a return to entrepreneurial lifestyles, the forum
is very important. I don`t know if there`s a dedicated FTE assigned to
it, but if not, it`d be a huge benefit.
- Manually create summaries that can be searched, of topics going more than 1 page
- Monitor and arbitrate problem threads (spam and commercial advertising)
- Act as a consolidation and indexing manager, again for better searching.
- Introduce tagging
- In some way, form a cross-reference to the many blogs in the "other" dimension of SuN.
From the git-go, the search function on the forums has been pretty
miserable. I say this because of the many times I`ve tried to find even
my own topics and couldn`t. When I did eventually find them, I couldn`t
make sense out of how the searching is taking place.
If a topic drops off the main Community home, and I miss it, then it pretty much can`t be
found except by accident or by scrolling through every single posting
in every forum. There ought to be a way to extract ALL topics posted
within "X" number of days previous. The problem is not visiting the forums for say, a week or two, then trying to "catch up."
We have an unbelievable archive of resources here in the forums, little
of which can quickly be found in an organized fashion. With
hyperlinking and grouping, I think it could become as functional as
The podcasts are an excellent cross-connection resource, and they`re
even harder to find in a specific or particular way. The summaries
don`t do justice to them, so maybe they could use electronic
transcription; I dunno.