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    Announcements section necessary?

    Comparing to when I first joined the GS forums, it seems that the Edge is getting rather inactive.

    There used to be no separate Announcement section, and to me this separation is one of the reasons the Edge is becoming inactive.

    Is it unrealistic to consider merging announcements back into the Edge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    There used to be no separate Announcement section, and to me this separation is one of the reasons the Edge is becoming inactive.
    The announcements section has always been a part of this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    The announcements section has always been a part of this board.
    Ah yes now I remember.
    But it was once announced that certain information should move from the Edge to the Announcements IIRC.
    Announcements section used to be only for private purposes or something like that, no?

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    Icenetwork has no reciprocal arrangement with Golden Skate; consequently, posts that link to icenetwork articles are moved automatically to "Announcements", where for some reason, many of our posters don't go and start a discussion. Universal Sports, for example, does. Ice Network does not.

    However, if anyone wanted to start discussion of a particular item in The Edge, they could of course, link to the Announcement thread. Or they could just say "icenetwork has an article entitled & so forth in their post in the Edge.

    As an example of this technique, I have just posted a thread on the Edge on Khokhlova & Andreev.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    Announcements section used to be only for private purposes or something like that, no?
    actually, no, it was not for private purposes. its purpose has never changed.

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    Thank you and okay so it is; but aside from the reciprocal link problems with commercial sites, all skate related public knowledge concentrated into one single access seems more user-friendly to me ....

    Anyway, there must be some reason that the forum is comparatively inactive these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    Anyway, there must be some reason that the forum is comparatively inactive these days...
    this time of year is always a tad more quiet than during the skating season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    this time of year is always a tad more quiet than during the skating season.
    And most people have a last fling at a summer vacation during August.

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    The creation of the Announcement folder came about when posters came onto the board only to post links to their sites/info without any reciprocation to GS and/or active participation otherwise on the board. In short, spam. Some sites actually refuse to even mention or provide a small text link to GS, but have no problem coming to the board to post their info. The GS Forum is not a vehicle to be used to promote other sites unless there is an existing relationship (i.e. Universal Sports).

    Some announcements are simple fanpage updates (i.e. FSOnline) who we also have a relationship with, but these do not belong in the Edge. I also welcome and encourage any charity shows/events in the announcements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    And most people have a last fling at a summer vacation during August.
    yup. it's STATE FAIR season!

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