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    Lets talk about forums and groups ....

    I should have started this a day or so ago, but here we go…

    Seeing a lot of requests for this form or that forum. None of you are being ignored, just trying figure out what we really need.

    One thing that seems to be nearly unanimously agreed on is that we wanted less channels than the old PBB. Scrolling was out of control and it made the forum seem less active which is less attractive to new members.

    On the other hand groups like Friends of the Rubicon used the Rubicon forum for their trail news and activities. It’s important to me that we accommodate all those groups.

    Which brings me to ‘Social Groups’ as VB uses them..

    PBB was rocking long before Social Groups were a thing. When they were turned on there, I think we can agree they flopped miserably. Fast forward to today, and I bet there isn’t a FB user here that hasn’t joined some sort of Group/Page on there. If you’re not on FB, trust me they are a F ton of them, and they are handy … like Piratebook for PBB members.

    They are the same thing here. With groups, members create and manage their own groups, have subscribers that share ideas, and so forth. They are great for open discussions about a particular subject like cooking, the Rubicon or ‘Soccer Moms for Overlanding’ if that’s your thing.

    Being self-managed groups is the key thing here.

    Social Groups are just like FB Groups … they’ve just had a bad rap on PBB.

    Now .. if we want to stay old skool here we can keep using forums for all these groups, some will just have to share. It would be really nice to not have a homepage that as long as a CVS receipt.

    If we start piling on the forums, we’re going to have to break them down the way the Jeep forum is. If you haven’t looked in there check it out, you click ‘Jeep’ and inside there are more available forums on top of a general Jeep forum. The only reason Jeep is that way now is because I was experimenting with that when VS put the nail in PBB so I left it and opened the doors here. You can get a glimpse of subforum activity from the main forum but I hid it in Jeep’s case because the 2 letter model numbers made it look … odd. I’ve enabled them temporarily while we discuss how we want to proceed.

    So ….. Thoughts on Groups vs Forums?
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    #2
    I am leaning towards "forums"

    On a side note, the "stolen riig/parts" forum. Does anyone actually even look at that? I dont think I ever did on PBB... it not like I ever said to myself, huh....wonder whose rig got stolen?

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      #3
      We need a TP
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        #4
        Meh just leave it brand specific. Have a Jeep forum and the newbie jeep forum and the XJ forum and a TJ forum, etc was retarded. Especially given the lack of content being posted in any of them.
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          #5
          Still think a landuse forum is important. Yeah....landuse has been dead for a while becuase there is no huge threat right now...but the landuse threads were critical on Pirate back in the day. Shot was saved becuase of Pirate

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            #6
            Originally posted by CDA 455 II View Post
            We need a TP
            Uhhhh......

            Yolk=the yellow part of an egg, not anything rig related

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              #7
              Originally posted by CDA 455 II View Post
              We need a TP
              Bet you twenty bucks there is one

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                #8
                Originally posted by ExWrench View Post

                Bet you twenty bucks there is one
                PAYMENT OPTIONS!!1!

                I DON'T DO PAYPAL!!1!
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                  #9

                  BTW; how does one multi-quote here???
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by CDA 455 II View Post

                    PAYMENT OPTIONS!!1!

                    I DON'T DO PAYPAL!!1!
                    He's working on a Google Pay option - Jesus read the fookin' forum in between posting

                    PLEASE BUY AMERICAN SO WE DON'T HAVE TO LEARN CHINESE
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                      #11
                      Keep it a forum.
                      $0.02

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ExWrench View Post

                        He's working on a Google Pay option - Jesus read the fookin' forum in between posting
                        I already know that....................


                        Why are you ASSuming I don't???????
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                          #13
                          I guess I'm old school, I don't really care for groups. I'd rather have a forum.

                          I too would cut back all the subforums, at least until traffic would justify adding them back. I'm not sure your there yet. Some other things like the misc forum could just go away. Classifieds could also be condensed.

                          Just my opinion.

                          Kevin

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                            #14
                            IMO the Jeep sub forums should be like the old Pbb. Hardcore and non hardcore. You build a CJ, TJ, YJ or JL on tons & 40s, Hardcore. You put a lightbar on your JL, non hardcore.

                            Anybody building a tube chassis Jeep, back half, ect should post in General 4x4 IMO.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post
                              IMO the Jeep sub forums should be like the old Pbb. Hardcore and non hardcore. You build a CJ, TJ, YJ or JL on tons & 40s, Hardcore. You put a lightbar on your JL, non hardcore.

                              Anybody building a tube chassis Jeep, back half, ect should post in General 4x4 IMO.
                              I'd go with that
                              ....Just Add Lightness...

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