"Your Community" Forums Being Removed

"Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:18 am

As I move forward with the big move I'll be re-configuring some things to slim stuff down so it's not as cluttered and refocus the new site on coal. Did I say new site? ooops.... ;) The "My Community" forums are seldom used and redundant, the original intentions was for topics not related to coal. The topics in them will be moved to appropriate forums.

I'd also like to thank the state moderators who have taken the time to try and keep them active. Thank you.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:23 pm

We are waiting patiently................

Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Thanks for keeping us alive Richard. Hope everything goes as "smoothly" as a well oiled machine. Good Luck. :notworthy:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:20 pm

Re-focus on WHAT?

How am I going to keep the right-wingers in line?
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:07 pm

rberq wrote:Re-focus on WHAT?



Refocus it on coal, when I started this forum more than ten years ago it was just a general forum with one section for coal.

http://web.archive.org/web/200410241918 ... al.com/bb/

As that section ballooned in popularity I created more sections for coal and trashed the general ones.

http://web.archive.org/web/200607010630 ... al.com/bb/

As the popularity of the coal section boomed I had hoped to return to a general forum into what you see now and that has really not panned out. The primary reason these forums were removed is they do not get used that much and it just clutter, it's for the same reason the multiple technology forums were consolidated into one forum.

Once we get the topics moved out of these forums they will be removed permanently, topics unrelated to coal will all fall under the "General Interests" category. The "General Interest" forums will only be available to registered members. This is the most important step in refocusing this site because when the bots like Googlebot come around the only thing they are going to find is topics on coal thus improving the chances of someone finding the information they seek here.

The sections for coal will be expanded, for example we have a hand fired forum. The will be expanded to include:
  • Hand Fired Anthracite Coal Stoves
  • Hand Fired Anthracite Coal Boilers
  • Hand Fired Bituminous Coal Stoves
  • Hand Fired Bituminous Coal Boilers
  • Baseburners and other Antique Coal Stoves

That will happen sometime in August....

How am I going to keep the right-wingers in line?


The political discussions are still available and people don't register here for the political discussions. This sites rankings should improve for the things they do register for. You may even have more people to discuss these things with.

Just want to make one other comment here, none of this is the result of the DDoS attack. It's been planned for a while.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:59 pm

Richard S. wrote:
rberq wrote:Re-focus on WHAT?
Refocus it on coal
rberq wrote:How am I going to keep the right-wingers in line?
The political discussions are still available and people don't register here for the political discussions. This sites rankings should improve for the things they do register for. You may even have more people to discuss these things with.

Don't want any more to discuss these things with. I was hoping you'd just make them all go away.

:P Just kidding, Richard. The changes sound like a great plan. Thanks for all your efforts.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:11 pm

Very interesting looking at the archives and seeing how the looks of the forum has changed.
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:14 pm

That first one is particularity interesting, one post by me in the coal forum. :D
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:23 pm

This is even more interesting, Lurker extraordinaire and age 80!

Ladies and Gentleman I give you the oldest(registration date, not her age) active poster on the forum.

Jeanie

Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:29 am
Last Active: Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Posts: 32

LOL, you have all been beat out by little old lady. :lol:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:50 pm

Wow!!! :up:
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:33 pm

Dang, our handles got downgraded to default user color :roll2: :wacko:
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:35 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Dang, our handles got downgraded to default user color :roll2: :wacko:


You should of bought me more beer at the bar. :lol:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:37 pm

:D :D
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:37 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Dang, our handles got downgraded


That's a big 10-4. 8-)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: "Your Community" Forums Being Removed

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Rob R. wrote:
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Dang, our handles got downgraded


That's a big 10-4. 8-)


toothy
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert