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Pillar Of The Community
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Posted 09/02/2015   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add blcjr to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This forum is under "General Philatelic Discussions (Non Country Specific)." So why are so many "country specific" postings allowed to stay here? Is the forum short of moderators to move them to an appropriate place?

In the past three days, messages have posted to threads dealing with the following specific countries:

Hungary
Germany (two threads)
Australia (two threads)
Turkey
United Kingdom
Netherlands

These make up a third of the threads receiving postings during this time in this forum.

I like reading general "non-country" specific discussions. They are being crowded out by the increasing use of this forum by members to post what are clearly country-specific questions. Why is this being allowed?

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United States
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Posted 09/02/2015   3:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampalotapus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have noticed this as well.

Possibly a post on the "Suggestions" Category would be warranted.

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Stampalotapus
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Pillar Of The Community
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Posted 09/02/2015   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Possibly a post on the "Suggestions" Category would be warranted.
Wouldn't that be ironic? I posted to the wrong category?

Well, I will wait a bit, and see what happens. Don't the forum moderators have the ability to move threads to another section? They could always move this one!
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Pillar Of The Community
United States
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Posted 09/02/2015   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As long as there's not a ton of traffic, I don't mind a little 'misposting.'
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Posted 09/02/2015   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
See my rant here. Since that post, almost two weeks ago, there has been exactly two reports to move a post. What I get from this is that no one cares where the posts are or people just can't be bothered to take a few seconds to make a report.

In the time it took to make all the posts in this topic, they likely all could have been reported and moved.
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Australia
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Posted 09/02/2015   5:54 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't mess things up......

County specific threads are not growing out of control.

They give the main forum a great flavour.

Not every country has it's own forum.

"Australia KGV Stamps explained" has been on the main forum since early 2010 and no complaints and so there should not be.

We had the best in house auction area until people messed things up.....they want , they want , they want.Then they stuff it up for everyone because they want picky little things to be perfect in their own eyes.

Just kick back and relax and enjoy this great Stamp Community Forum as many people have for many years.
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Pillar Of The Community
United States
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Posted 09/02/2015   6:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the first full page of posts and/or updates, the questions are mostly general in nature. Of course, different people can and will define "general" in different ways. I don't see a problem.
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Australia
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Posted 09/02/2015   6:12 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A better discussion would be about financially supporting SCF.

The amount of work that goes on in the back ground is huge and Admin and Mods do a great job.

There is a sister forum for coins as well. It is a huge forum.

I can imagine that the financial burden at times would be overwhelming.

The area of finance is a far more important issue to support.
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Pillar Of The Community
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Posted 09/02/2015   10:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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See my rant here. Since that post, almost two weeks ago, there has been exactly two reports to move a post. What I get from this is that no one cares where the posts are or people just can't be bothered to take a few seconds to make a report.

In the time it took to make all the posts in this topic, they likely all could have been reported and moved.
I guess I don't understand. Are you implying that you do not consider moving a post unless a reader reports it? Are there no moderators or administrators to do that without having to depend on reports? In this case isn't it obvious when a country name is in the subject, that it doesn't belong in this forum? Why do you need to wait for a user to complain before moving it?

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Pillar Of The Community
United States
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Posted 09/02/2015   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally I think that it only hurts the ones posting the initial question. Many of the members here stick to their area of expertise and don't often read questions in the general forum.

The questions that bug me more are the vague titled questions like " look what I found" or "guess what", a well written question will get a well written response.
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Canada
5125 Posts
Posted 09/02/2015   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The questions that bug me more are the vague titled questions like " look what I found" or "guess what",


Or like " Why this forum? "
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Pillar Of The Community
United States
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Posted 09/02/2015   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You know what grinds my gears? WWII-era posts in the Worldwide Classics forum. Clearly, virtually all WWII material is post 1940.

I tease. More or less.

When the topic title gives some clue of what is contained within, I am particularly unbothered by the choice of this forum. It is easy to skip over something that is completely uninteresting to me. I have a slight frustration with the "Question" or "help wanted" titles that don't give even a hint of what lies within. More so when the poster has a few hundred posts under his or her belt and should theoretically know better.

I do agree with KGV Collector that occasionally throwing some cabbage at the forum or clicking on a link or two is good form.
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Pillar Of The Community
Canada
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Posted 09/02/2015   10:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally I don't see any reason why WorldWide is divided into classics and post 1940.

How do you expect a beginner or a non collector to know what era to ask the question when in many cases they haven't even a clue as to what
century or what country they stamp is from.
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Pillar Of The Community
United States
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Posted 09/02/2015   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are many collectors who are far more interested in the first 100 years than the next seventy-five years.

I appreciate separating the classic era from the '60s and '70s (and beyond).

I agree that a newbie may not be sure where to post, but it doesn't seem like a big issue here. "Close enough" is good enough for me.
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Pillar Of The Community
Canada
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Posted 09/02/2015   10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess I'm one of those next seventy-five years collector.
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United States
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Posted 09/02/2015   11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Clearly we need a new top-level forum: WazDiz?
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