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This isn't a knock against diabetes, but more against stickies. There are six up there already, and past a certain point, I feel that they tend to get lost. I don't even look at them any more, just breeze by. Perhaps some sticky weeding is in order if a new one is to go up.
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Originally Posted by lil brown bat
This isn't a knock against diabetes, but more against stickies. There are six up there already, and past a certain point, I feel that they tend to get lost. I don't even look at them any more, just breeze by. Perhaps some sticky weeding is in order if a new one is to go up.
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When stickies end up taking up such a large percentage of screen real-estate they lose value.
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I think it should...but are we getting sticky happy? [For discussion, I'm not sure I have a strong opinion]. I think the core article was great but probably isn't sticky worthy anymore (though it is linked in that index page under Nutrition so it won't get lost). I'd also want to see the Diabetes thread move more towards advice (which it seems like it started to) rather than just life stories , otherwise it would sort of be a duplicate subset of the other welcome Clyde threads. Maybe changing the title to Diabetes Discussion or something similar to keep it moving in that direction?

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OK, perhaps bookmarking it in the browsers and popping it up if it falls off the radar would be a good thing. I understand what you are saying about the "Too many Stickies" idea.

How's this for an idea.....if a member has a particular interest in keeping a certain thread near the top, research some valid input on it and bump it with a post that is on topic and informative. How's that idea? Anyone want to take a thread topic and keep it fresh and relevant on a weekly basis.....kind of an informative seeder article to discuss?
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I think it should...but are we getting sticky happy? [For discussion, I'm not sure I have a strong opinion]. I think the core article was great but probably isn't sticky worthy anymore (though it is linked in that index page under Nutrition so it won't get lost). I'd also want to see the Diabetes thread move more towards advice (which it seems like it started to) rather than just life stories , otherwise it would sort of be a duplicate subset of the other welcome Clyde threads. Maybe changing the title to Diabetes Discussion or something similar to keep it moving in that direction?

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Good suggestion, see the edited title.....
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I was actually going to come back and make another point.

Stickies are more for the visitors than the 'locals' So there are some good things to keep up even if they don't have new posts (the Index I do regularly edit but wouldn't show up as 'new posts' - judging by the views though it seems to get plenty of traffic). Actually I don't mind what's up there (with the one exception) and even adding the Diabetes (if it's more informative than 'hi!') now but we should be judicious on what else we put up for the future.

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How's this for an idea.....if a member has a particular interest in keeping a certain thread near the top, research some valid input on it and bump it with a post that is on topic and informative. How's that idea? Anyone want to take a thread topic and keep it fresh and relevant on a weekly basis.....kind of an informative seeder article to discuss?
Tom - that probably won't work because people get lazy after a few weeks
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Good title change Tom!
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Maybe we should have one thread, "Read This First" that is stickied and has links to all the other ones that are important threads.
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I've been wondering if, since this forum has so many sub-topics, if a sub-forum or two wouldn't be appropriate...

Not sure it's a GOOD idea, but it's an idea.
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I've been wondering if, since this forum has so many sub-topics, if a sub-forum or two wouldn't be appropriate...

Not sure it's a GOOD idea, but it's an idea.
That was my first thought, but not sure what topic is common enough to make a sub-forum.

Maybe a sub-forum for "weight loss and health issues"?
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
Maybe we should have one thread, "Read This First" that is stickied and has links to all the other ones that are important threads.
I like that. Or maybe "Archived FAQs and useful info" or something. But I like the idea of putting links to stuff that may be fairly frequently referenced, but not often updated, under one sticky.
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Maybe we should have one thread, "Read This First" that is stickied and has links to all the other ones that are important threads.
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I like that. Or maybe "Archived FAQs and useful info" or something. But I like the idea of putting links to stuff that may be fairly frequently referenced, but not often updated, under one sticky.
What part of Clydesdale/Athena Index Thread - read before posting does this not satisfy?
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I'm not sure if we're big enough for a sub forum - though a sub forum for Clyde Nutrition and Weight Loss may not be a bad idea. Could easily keep a bunch of more useful threads in there and make the main part more focused on bikes themselves.
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If we went that route (sub-forum on health/nutrition/weight-loss), we'd want to consider whether it would make this forum even more of a "safe place" full of helpful information, or would it be divisive...

The Clydes/Athenas forum is the best I've found online, anywhere, on any topic, as far as feeling like a warm community. We don't want to mess that up...
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What part of Clydesdale/Athena Index Thread - read before posting does this not satisfy?
None, except that it's in the midst of a jumble of stickies. to my original point...
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This is a bike forum last time I checked. As a Type II diabetic I usually head on over to diabetes.org for my info on the disease. While I certainly don't mind a thread on the subject, a stickie seems out of place here in a bike forum.
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Originally Posted by guybierhaus
This is a bike forum last time I checked. As a Type II diabetic I usually head on over to diabetes.org for my info on the disease. While I certainly don't mind a thread on the subject, a stickie seems out of place here in a bike forum.
ya this just changed my mind on the sticky hehe
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Well, pretty clearly a no so far....

Cool with me, I just put it to the community as a whole based on a request.
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Originally Posted by Air
What part of Clydesdale/Athena Index Thread - read before posting does this not satisfy?
I was thinking of that thread....basically meaning to add the other stickies as links in there and remove their stickiness.
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Originally Posted by Air
I'm not sure if we're big enough for a sub forum - though a sub forum for Clyde Nutrition and Weight Loss may not be a bad idea. Could easily keep a bunch of more useful threads in there and make the main part more focused on bikes themselves.
Although I kinda like the idea, I'm afraid there would be rebellion as there already is an entire "nutrition" sub-forum.
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
I was thinking of that thread....basically meaning to add the other stickies as links in there and remove their stickiness.
Air, this isn't a bad idea! Go ahead and edit them into that thread and let me know, I'll unsticke the others. That'll unclutter the top.
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They're all in there - do you want me to make them more prominent on top of that Index thread?
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