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Old 07-14-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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We had a suggestion from a member..

Just wanted to run this by the group.. A member suggested having different board by model type.. A board for 5.0, 19 and so on.. So if you had a specific question about 5.0 you'd post it in that board..

Any thoughts? pro or con.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

Many ideas cross over from one model to another.
And, specs for models change over the years, so would we have boards for different years as well?

I'd suggest that it just be required that the members indicate the trailer they have in their profile. And, I'd like to see the tow vehicle they are using and their location ( state or province ). All this helps put posts in perspective.

Many of the recent posts from Texas had more to do with climate than with a specific model of trailer. Knowing where the poster was helped one understand the specific issues raised.

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

I hate to have to say this, but I have to agree with bagle.

Everyone should definitely have there trailer (and year of manufacture), tow vehicle and location shown on their profile and included in their "Forum Profile Information" so it can be readily seen by others.

Other than layout specific queries, of which there are very few, I like the current system better. Almost all threads have info that relate to all the models. Besides, if yo are looking for something specific, there is always the search function.

The only categories that get busier, are the one on mods, and the one about problem solving. Maybe there could be further division there. like solar, storage, lighting, plumbing, etc. but still, it works fine as is anyway.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:40 AM   #4
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

I too like the idea of unit type, location, and tow vehicle. That info would help answer some of the questions the members may have.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

I would agree that loaction of poster and model and tow vehicle would help the most to add "perspective" to the post. certainly most posts have relevant info no matter the model of escape. I would say i have noticed more of a variance of helpfulnes of posts based on location, rather than model of escape for me.
I kind of get a laugh out of some of the southern USA stuff as i am sure they giggle at the more northen posts.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:22 AM   #6
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

I say just leave it as is. Works fine for me. And if your looking for something specific just use the search box at the top of the page.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:41 AM   #7
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

Just another perspective and something to consider.....

I'm new on this forum.

I do not have a trailer......yet.

My location is really irrelevant to the questions I have.

They are model specific......the 5.0.

Just now when I went to start a thread regarding my questions directed at 5.0 owners there wasn't a 5.0 board and I just wasn't sure where to post it.

So..........even though it's very specific to a model, I posted it in "General Discussion". Just another perspective on this issue of model specific boards. Thank you for your consideration.

The thread I mention and the questions I have, can be viewed here...... http://escapeforum.org/index.php?top...17994#msg17994
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:56 AM   #8
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

I had a look at your posted questions and General Discussion probably would get the most exposure.

But, as to getting the answers to your questions, you have to keep in mind that this site is a group of Escape owners, not a site owned by Escape. So, if members with Escape 5.0 choose to answer your questions or not is up to them.

There are few enough posts that creating more platforms within the site won't result in more answers for you.

I have gone out to my 17B several times to take measurements so I could answer a query, but I don't have to if I don't want to.

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:19 AM   #9
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

When I open this site, I immediately click on the "Show unread posts since last visit" link. This displays just the threads that I have not seen. In doing this the actual heading the thread is under is irrelevant, I just look at the title to see whether it is of interest or not to me.

I think proper titling of a thread would have way more use than anywhere that it might be placed.

I could see if there was way more traffic, that further division of thread categories might be warranted, but this site does have a low traffic volume due to its specificity.

Basically, there is likely no one setup to a forum that would suit the fancy of everyone. We just learn to navigate with what is given. The search function is one that is very often overlooked in forums.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #10
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Re: We had a suggestion from a member..

Hi Jeff

Just wondering when the Escape Trailer Forum iPhone app will be available...
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