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Add a new section "Salon" under Miscellaneous 89 80.91%
Add a new thread prefix "Keep it Sensible" to the Lounge 21 19.09%
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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Expansion of the Lounge - your vote counts (poll)

Responding to your recent feedback, we have decided to launch a poll where you can help us choose how to handle "serious" off-topic discussions in our community.

From all the feedback we have received, we were able to pin it down to two options that we got:

Option 1) Leave "Lounge" as it is and add another section - "Salon" (or "The Study", or similarly named) - under Miscellaneous. The new section will hold topics which don't fit within any of the other sections and that go beyond mere banter (which is a predominant theme in the Lounge). It'd be where folks can gather to discuss issues of importance to them with minimal diversions into "silliness" (as we would generally agree on).

Option 2) Add a new sortable thread prefix - "Keep it Sensible" (or similarly named) - in the Lounge section to go alongside "Silliness" and "Meet Up". The prefix would indicate that folks want to discuss issues of importance to them with minimal diversions into "silliness" (as we would generally agree on).

Technical note: It is possible to exclude forums from your new post searches, but it is not possible to exclude threads based on their prefix.

Hence -

Option 1 would give you the advantage to be able to competely ignore either section in new post searches (optional, through your user settings), while option 2 has the advantage that all off-topic posts would still be located within the same section.

We will make this poll a quick one (it runs for only three or four days), so please go ahead and vote for your favorite option.

As always, hearing what you have to say, whether criticism or praise, helps us a lot to improve this community. Thanks for your support!
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:48 PM   #4
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1 for me, too. I think that, if another prefix were to be added to the Lounge, it would be very easily overlooked, and we could get many inadvertently inappropriate posts to "Sensible" threads. A separate forum seems a far better solution.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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I, too, voted for option 1, but I would suggest that its name reflect what it is intended for, something that a name like Salon does not do. I admit I do not have a name suggestion, but I think choosing an appropriate name is important.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:02 PM   #6
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Let's not get sidetracked onto what it should be called . Names can trivially be changed at any point; the important thing is to decide whether or not to have a separate forum.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:05 PM   #7
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I voted for #1 also. I feel that added options will enhance the experience here. The name "Salon" was proposed to tie in with the Salon Movement wherein people sit together and discuss topics of importance to them.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:07 PM   #8
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I voted for #1, of course.


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Old 03-26-2009, 01:21 PM   #9
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I don't have strong opinions either way, so probably won't vote.

But I would like to say that it is just terrific that the recent discussion has been taken on board to this extent - members' voices really count!

Just one more illustration of why MobileRead is the best forum on the Internet. Well done and many thanks!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:31 PM   #10
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I, too, voted for option 1, but I would suggest that its name reflect what it is intended for, something that a name like Salon does not do. I admit I do not have a name suggestion, but I think choosing an appropriate name is important.
Oh noes, not a poll on what the name should be. Perish the thought. Although we do love our polls.

How about:

Roundtable
Symposium
Conclave
Council Room
Junction
Concourse

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Old 03-26-2009, 01:34 PM   #11
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Let's not get sidetracked onto what it should be called . Names can trivially be changed at any point; the important thing is to decide whether or not to have a separate forum.
Well, if the 3:1 vote ratio continues...

I posted my name suggestion before I saw your above message. Forgive me my trespasses.

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Old 03-26-2009, 01:51 PM   #12
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Thanks Alex and MobileRead for responding so quickly and for giving everyone a chance to be heard. It is one of the things I like most about this community!

Oh, and I voted for 1.

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Old 03-26-2009, 01:55 PM   #13
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I voted for option 2. I believe people are civilized enough to respect a prefix.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:03 PM   #14
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I voted also for option 2. I just don't like too many forum sections...
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I very much lean to the first option too. I think it's much harder to overlook than a prefix on the thread.
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