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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

We're also getting close to 1000 members.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, good ideas here.

I agree with HJ and libitmo for the most part. I would like to see News and Current Conditions" separate from "General Discussion", however.

Of course, "Flora and Fauna" is the most important section...  Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the ideas in this thread. I will implement some of them (or a model) for you guys early next week.

Uncle Rico, I like your point. I do not think this should lose focus so much as just scoop up other 'smaller focus' areas.

Once we're over 1,000 users, we have to murder one member each time another joins.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Once we're over 1,000 users, we have to murder one member each time another joins.


I vote for murdering members who forget to put their non-SGM junk in the non-SGM forum.  Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Once we're over 1,000 users, we have to murder one member each time another joins.
 Seems fair.  Of course we should do it in the order that people signed up.  First in, first out.   Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I vote for murdering members who forget to put their non-SGM junk in the non-SGM forum.  Twisted Evil



Or those that mention being out on a trail with no TR...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Taco wrote:
Once we're over 1,000 users, we have to murder one member each time another joins.
 Seems fair.  Of course we should do it in the order that people signed up.  First in, first out.   Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sean wrote:

I vote for murdering members who forget to put their non-SGM junk in the non-SGM forum.  Twisted Evil



Or those that mention being out on a trail with no TR...

JeffH for forum Sergeant at Arms...once Taco is "eliminated". Neutral
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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JeffH for forum Sergeant at Arms...once Taco is "eliminated". Neutral
I think it's wonderful how people are contributing such good suggestions on how to improve the forum.  Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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JeffH for forum Sergeant at Arms...once Taco is "eliminated". Neutral


Sergeant at Arms?  I thought the forum leader was called War Chief. Smile
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I'm more a shaman or wizard right now. But anyway, I'll get this done this week.



Unless... one more Chinese spambot!  Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sergeant at Arms?  I thought the forum leader was called War Chief. Smile
Usually "Glorious Leader" works.  Or "Machete Brother" once you get to know him.  Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we add a new section for golf?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here's the current layout:
GENERAL DISCUSSION
NEWS AND CURRENT CONDITIONS
TRIP REPORTS
PLANS AND PARTNERS
CLIMBING, CANYONEERING, ETC
BIKING, DRIVING, RUNNING
FLORA AND FAUNA
GEAR
SQMDF SWAP MEET
THE PUB
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

Here is the proposed layout:
GENERAL DISCUSSION
NEWS & CONDITIONS
TRIP REPORTS
ORANGE CO (What shall we name this, and what will be the description under the title? 'Outside the San Gabes?')
FLORA & FAUNA
GEAR
THE PUB


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I propose calling it: OTHER RANGES ... beyond the San Gabriel Mountains.

TRIP REPORTS could be dedicated to the San Gabriels.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
So here's the current layout:
Here is the proposed layout:
GENERAL DISCUSSION
NEWS & CONDITIONS
TRIP REPORTS
ORANGE CO (What shall we name this, and what will be the description under the title? 'Outside the San Gabes?')
FLORA & FAUNA
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Looks good!
OTHER RANGES is fine. Maybe you could subdivide by National Forests, i.e., SBNF, LPNF, CNF ?
Thanks for keeping THE PUB. I would like to see trip reports from anywhere stay in TRIP REPORTS.
It goes without saying that FLORA & FAUNA should be first Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ORANGE CO (What shall we name this, and what will be the description under the title? 'Outside the San Gabes?')


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It makes sense to me to have one "OTHER" or "OTHER RANGES" or "ORANGE CO AND OTHERS".
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:

Here is the proposed layout:
GENERAL DISCUSSION
NEWS & CONDITIONS
TRIP REPORTS
ORANGE CO (What shall we name this, and what will be the description under the title? 'Outside the San Gabes?')
FLORA & FAUNA
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Instead of 'Orange County', how about 'Santa Ana Mountains/Orange Conuty/Riverside' (good hiking on both sides of the Santa Ana's).   You'd just about have the Santa Ana Mtns all to yourself - the only other website that comes close to covering the Santa Ana Mtns is Socaltrailriders.com, and that's an MTB website.

Have a second forum for 'Mountain Ranges outside of L.A.' for all the other trips and areas folks want to post about.

And maybe a third new sub-forum called 'China' for all the spammers.  Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
Here is the proposed layout:
GENERAL DISCUSSION
NEWS & CONDITIONS
TRIP REPORTS
ORANGE CO (What shall we name this, and what will be the description under the title? 'Outside the San Gabes?')
FLORA & FAUNA
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Excellent.

For the "Orange Co" section, my vote would be for "SOUTHERN RANGES" rather than just "OTHER RANGES" with a subtext of "Santa Ana Mtns, Northern Cleveland  Nat'l Forest, and Vicinity".  I think this would be more focused, yes?  

I think putting "Riverside County" into the subtext might be confusing since, for example, the San Jacintos, Santa Rosas, and Joshua Tree are all in Riverside County.

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Maybe 'SoCal Ranges'?

If you look under a forum subsection title, you will see a header or description. In that it could read, 'Santa Ana, San Berdoo, San Jac, etc' with etc being other names. That would read off the ranges.

I think Trip Reports should be for all trip reports, BUT! But, if someone does something on Santiago Peak and it's a TR and they post it in OC?Other/what we just described, that's fine. Yes/no?

The Sierra Nevada doesn't really have it's own website. I reckon a Sierra and beyond section would be handy since most of you clowns go there a lot.

Not sure where to put the section devoted to Spacejam memorabilia.
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The Sierra Nevada doesn't really have it's own website. I reckon a Sierra and beyond section would be handy since most of you clowns go there a lot.


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AW wrote:
Taco wrote:

The Sierra Nevada doesn't really have it's own website. I reckon a Sierra and beyond section would be handy since most of you clowns go there a lot.


http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/


Forgot about that one. Laughing
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AW wrote:
Taco wrote:

The Sierra Nevada doesn't really have it's own website. I reckon a Sierra and beyond section would be handy since most of you clowns go there a lot.


http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/


There are a number of other forums as well including
The Whitney Portal Store Forum
and
The Whitney Zone Forum

Both of which are more general (i.e. all Sierra) than their names would imply, and then there's always Summit Post -- California Section.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taco wrote:
Maybe 'SoCal Ranges'?

If you look under a forum subsection title, you will see a header or description. In that it could read, 'Santa Ana, San Berdoo, San Jac, etc' with etc being other names. That would read off the ranges.

I think Trip Reports should be for all trip reports, BUT! But, if someone does something on Santiago Peak and it's a TR and they post it in OC?Other/what we just described, that's fine. Yes/no?

The Sierra Nevada doesn't really have it's own website. I reckon a Sierra and beyond section would be handy since most of you clowns go there a lot.

Not sure where to put the section devoted to Spacejam memorabilia.


I think we're getting into "forum creep" here, yes?  The Sierra, San Jacs, San Berdoos, etc. already have their own forums.  If a regular here wants to post a TR from their Sierra trip, have at it; post it in TRIP REPORTS.

The one glaring "hole" in terms of S. Calif. mountains is the lack of a Santa Ana Mountains and vicinity forum.  I was hoping that we could create a new section here that might fill that in.

Just me maybe, but I'd rather not get too expanded with sections for all of California.  I think that's what Cali Mountains was, and though it had a lot of good qualities, the overwhelming number of sub categories diluted things too much.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect. I agree.
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Updated. Holler if it's 'baller' (that means cool for those of you who didn't grow up with internets).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks excellent.  I like that the forum index loads all on one page and I don't have to scroll down anymore.

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Good point. I'm running 1440x900 and I assume most folks are maaaaybe still 1024x768? How is it for everyone? Can you see all the subforums without scrolling?
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I'm running 1680x1050 on my main monitor.  No scrolling.
I'm running 1600x900 when I disconnect and just use the monitor on my laptop.  No scrolling.

If however, I disconnect and then reconnect the monitor and leave the browser sized to fit 1600x900 , the Q&A is cut off.  I wouldn't worry about it.  Laughing  Looks great.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm... HOLLA!!

love the new sub-forum thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!  Yeah the whole opening screen with all the sub-forums shows on my monitor; don't know squat about the monitor's sizing stuff, so can't comment on that.

Now to fill up the new subforum.  Where to go this weekend ???   Very Happy
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I'm running Windows 7 on a Toshiba laptop (1366x768). With Google Chrome at 100% zoom I have to scroll down to see Pub and Q&A, but I rarely use those anyway.

I like Other SoCal Ranges. It should help encourage people to post more about those areas.
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Right on, gents.
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