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Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2008, 12:36
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Are the announcements and sticky posts affecting your forum experience?

If yes, then can we agree on some guidelines?
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2008, 14:21
I think so, I'm always checking the sticks for instance, to see how people are doing - hey we here are rooting for one another - and now I'm starting to check more on the B-school life part.

It's getting better and better, at least in my opinion.
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2008, 14:47
Some stuff could be moved to the knowledge vault. I think we could make a forum for something along the lines of:

Admitted, WL, or Dinged...now what?

I agree with Kwam, I like the profiles, and the list of acceptances.
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2008, 18:18
(shameless plug for the vault :P) I personally like how the vault is evolving. More and more links in there now to guide people, even when they ask a question that has been discussed to death in the past.

I believe that stickies are necessary for certain threads to "prime the pump" and get the discussion started. After a while, if it's a popular thread, it can just be linked in the vault and unstickied.

The announcements are good for threads that you often use to check on others.

I really like the profile page too. Thanks to last year's class, I'm glad we started all the profiles, admit/dings, and collections early. There are SO MANY profiles in the "Comprehensive Admit/Ding" thread it's great!
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2008, 05:40
Too many stickies...it's not easy on the eyes.

If they cannot be reduced, I would welcome a line or visible break between the stickies and the regular topics. That would really help you go quickly to the standard posts.

I find myself going to "View your posts" very often, so I dont have to deal with the onslaught of topics in the regular view. I tend to look for the dates posted, so you get confused as stickies can be recent or quite outdated, and then the regular topics begin with the most recent on top.

Does that make any sense?

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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2008, 09:45
I was always of the thought that sticky's should have an expiration date. Or maybe, if possible, number of unique views causes it to expire. Just a thought.
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2008, 10:30
yeah, what if we set it to expire if it hasn't gotten a unique view in a week or two? Or it hasn't gotten a post for 1 month?

Just some suggestions.
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2008, 10:44
How will you turn it back on?

kryzak wrote:
yeah, what if we set it to expire if it hasn't gotten a unique view in a week or two? Or it hasn't gotten a post for 1 month?

Just some suggestions.
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 12:08
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How will you turn it back on?

kryzak wrote:
yeah, what if we set it to expire if it hasn't gotten a unique view in a week or two? Or it hasn't gotten a post for 1 month?

Just some suggestions.


How about a separate forum that has retired stickys sortable by date/unique views/replies etc?
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 19:50
For now, I moved most of the sticky posts to the vault.

I will let kryzak decide how he wants to organize the posts in that forum.
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Re: Sticky posts - your opinion requested [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 21:54
Praet, I would recommend one of 2 things:

1. Create a subforum within the Knowledge Vault where old stickies can rest in peace.

OR

2. Since most of the stickies have found a place in the Knowledge Vault, they can be "unstickied" and disappear into the general forum until someone finds it through the knowledge vault again. That was the original intention of the Vault anyways, right? :)

Let me know which one you prefer. I probably prefer the 2nd one. Maybe I'll note which links in the vault used to be stickies.
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