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Yes, consolidate the forums, remove the subcategories 29 76.32%
No, keep the subcategories 9 23.68%
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:17 AM   #21
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Hey y'all! Looks like we have a consensus! I've talked to the active guides just to run through any potential moderation issues and it looks like everything is a go.

We're still chatting it out, but overall, it's obvious that consolidated hair types are what The People desire!

I can do this over the weekend. bear with me por favor, we're dealing with some major tech issues...

thanks for your input!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:47 AM   #22
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what about forums for texture?
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I voted for consolidation. I would also like to see the number of forums consolidated or deleted altogether. I only visit a few and I bet there are some that see very little action as it is!
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:46 AM   #24
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i agree that there are forums that most likely most of us never visit and those should be deleted/consolidated.
however, i think texture is the most important factor in dealing with our hair and i think it would be a positive to add forums for each of the textures.
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I am new to this forum ad agree to consolidate, there is too much to wade through for a newbie.
But the search function does not work for me at all! It always takes me to "Timbuktu " when I want to go to "New york" :-) , so I can understand when someone posts a new thread because they could not find an existing one.
I did learn a lot here though and do think this forum is invaluable !
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Yay! I'm looking forward to the change.

And forums for different textures would be really helpful as well, but I guess enough people have to want that, too.
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I'm newly registered but an avid reader here.

I agree on the texture forums. Hair type is helpful for nothing but superficial matters like styling and some technique. All those threads give importance to the very thing that matters the least...texture should be highlighted instead.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #28
 
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Hey y'all! Looks like we have a consensus! I've talked to the active guides just to run through any potential moderation issues and it looks like everything is a go.

We're still chatting it out, but overall, it's obvious that consolidated hair types are what The People desire!

I can do this over the weekend. bear with me por favor, we're dealing with some major tech issues...

thanks for your input!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #29
 
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Here's my suggestion. It would take us from 31 to 18 hair forums.

General Discussion (would absorb Hall of Shame, Shampoo Free, Growing Out, Celebs). I feel that most of the absorbed forums are already discussed in Gen Hair, and none of them are so high traffic as to not be handled by Gen Hair.

Salon/Stylist Chatter

Transitioning

Readers Product Reviews

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Health Related (would absorb Thin/Thinning as there is a fair amount of overlap).

Straightening/Relaxing (would absorb Keratin Services). My personal preference is to get rid of straightening altogether. I feel it has no function on a site for supporting curly hair. But, I don't think that will fly, so we could at least combine the two straightening forums.

All Natural (would absorb Recipes for Hair and Body due to overlap).

Parents of Curlies

Curly Men

Curly Teens

Over 40

Locs

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3 (combine a,b, and c).

4 (combine a and b).

Porosity (combine porosity types)

Texture

The protein forums would be handled in texture and porosity. They wouldn't need their own forums.

Having separate forums for each porosity and texture type would be cumbersome, IMO. At some point the poster has to do some reading and searching on her own.
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Here's my suggestion. It would take us from 31 to 18 hair forums.

General Discussion (would absorb Hall of Shame, Shampoo Free, Growing Out, Celebs). I feel that most of the absorbed forums are already discussed in Gen Hair, and none of them are so high traffic as to not be handled by Gen Hair.

Salon/Stylist Chatter

Transitioning

Readers Product Reviews

Coloring

Health Related (would absorb Thin/Thinning as there is a fair amount of overlap).

Straightening/Relaxing (would absorb Keratin Services). My personal preference is to get rid of straightening altogether. I feel it has no function on a site for supporting curly hair. But, I don't think that will fly, so we could at least combine the two straightening forums.

All Natural (would absorb Recipes for Hair and Body due to overlap).

Parents of Curlies

Curly Men

Curly Teens

Over 40

Locs

2

3 (combine a,b, and c).

4 (combine a and b).

Porosity (combine porosity types)

Texture

The protein forums would be handled in texture and porosity. They wouldn't need their own forums.

Having separate forums for each porosity and texture type would be cumbersome, IMO. At some point the poster has to do some reading and searching on her own.
i agree with every single word u wrote ..especially the one abt getting rid of the straightening relax one but that's a battle I'm not going to fight for.



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Old 01-31-2013, 11:42 AM   #31
 
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Totally agree with rcc's list, especially getting rid of the straightening/relaxing.
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I'm glad that I'm not alone about being bothered by the straightening forums!
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Ditto RCC, even tho it will kill my Hall of Fame forum that I've tried to get for years now and is finally about to come to life.

I might even get rid of a couple more but would have to check the traffic to decide for sure.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:55 PM   #34
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i agree with rcc with the possible exception that maybe texture and porosity need their specific forums. ie, i really can't see myself wading thru an entire texture forum /threads to find what is specific to my hair.
and, if so many were combined/removed as rcc suggested, these would not make it cumbersome.
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^^^

I thought about that, but that's six forums, which is just giving us the same problem we had before - too much detail on the forum title. One forum for each shouldn't be too cumbersome. 4a is the busiest forum on the site, and threads are still easy to find there.
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Here's my suggestion. It would take us from 31 to 18 hair forums.

General Discussion (would absorb Hall of Shame, Shampoo Free, Growing Out, Celebs). I feel that most of the absorbed forums are already discussed in Gen Hair, and none of them are so high traffic as to not be handled by Gen Hair.

Salon/Stylist Chatter

Transitioning

Readers Product Reviews

Coloring

Health Related (would absorb Thin/Thinning as there is a fair amount of overlap).

Straightening/Relaxing (would absorb Keratin Services). My personal preference is to get rid of straightening altogether. I feel it has no function on a site for supporting curly hair. But, I don't think that will fly, so we could at least combine the two straightening forums.

All Natural (would absorb Recipes for Hair and Body due to overlap).

Parents of Curlies

Curly Men

Curly Teens

Over 40

Locs

2

3 (combine a,b, and c).

4 (combine a and b).

Porosity (combine porosity types)

Texture

The protein forums would be handled in texture and porosity. They wouldn't need their own forums.

Having separate forums for each porosity and texture type would be cumbersome, IMO. At some point the poster has to do some reading and searching on her own.
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I also agree with RCC. I don't think the porosity forums need their own subcategory and if a texture forum becomes a reality, one is fine!
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What happened to non hair discussion forum? Did i miss the change?

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It's still there. I think the original question was just about the hair side.
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You are correct, RedCelticCurls.
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