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Old 01-22-2009, 11:49 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Sweetpea View Post
Yes, if you used 1 page per link. I was more thinking about 1 page that will contain more than 1 link...
okay, perhaps i was guilty of using hyperbole to make a point there... of course, there would be more than one link per page. what i meant was, with everyone adding links, the thread would soon grow very long, and it might be easier just to look at the thread titles in the forum to find the reviews that interested you. especially since, in a thread, there are usually only 15 posts diplayed per page, but when you look in the forum, there are 25 threads displayed per page.

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Originally Posted by desertgrandma View Post
could you make a sticky for each of the main genres.

Westerns
SciFi
History
Fantasy,
mystery

and for goodness sakes, don't forget

vampires/horror.

this list could grow, of course, as people wanted others. Hwever, it would be easier for some to click on a sticky labeled "SciFi recommendations" than to scroll thru all the reading recommendations.
so the idea is to make a thread about a book with a review / discussion, and then post a link to that thread in the corresponding genre sticky ? i agree, it is an interesting idea, but i'm not sure it would really be as practical as it might seem. and what do you do if you are reviewing a book that doesn't really fall neatly into a specific genre ?

what i think might be a good idea is to make sticky a few of the generalist ones which are already there : i know there is a very good thread on mysteries, for instance, and i think there was one about time travel or sf or something...

and perhaps alex could add prefixes to the recommendation forum as well, the same genres as in the upload sections ; this would allow you to sort by genre prefix and see only the genre which interests you.

also, please don't forget about TAGS ! you can use tags on any thread, even if it's not yours, and this is an excellent use for them. you can then search by tag. a good tag convention here would be, for instance, "review SF" or "review Mystery" or "review Fantasy" ; using "review" would keep the results to the forum you want.

how about this : i will stick the main ones which are there already (please POST LINKS !!!), and we can start some index threads without sticking them for the moment and see how it goes.

please keep in mind, we don't want to have too many stickies, because then they take up too much space on the first page of the forum, and other, more recent / more active threads won't be as visible. there are already 4 stickies in that forum. you have suggested 6 new ones, plus the ones which already exist. if we did that, more than half of the first page of that forum would be just stickies !! i think that might be too much.

i'll ask alex if he can implement prefixes in that forum. what do you think of this proposition ?
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