Dear all, whilst there is a long run project to reorganise the 'pin into something more userfriendly and perhaps even a bit more targeted in terms of the new parameters of debate on the site, I’m proposing in the interim, users would give their views here about what sort of sub forums, they would like to see…
Not suggesting any of the ideas will be incorporated as it is not my project but it would be interesting to get to hear some concrete proposals for realigning the various sections of the forum from the people who use them most!
But there are a lot of FTBs out there who come to the site for some info on whether now is a good time to buy or not. The core message of “No it isnt” should not be obscured by loads of esoteric threads on financial topics like “german bunds” or “the price of gold”
Anyway, please can people keep to the topic of what sections they would like to see in a new interim version of the 'pin, this is not the thread to plead for clemency or discuss moderation of the site itself.
As xman says, there will be a medium term shift probably to a new format of the site, these are interim arrangements to try and improve usability in the near term.
I’d like to see a “Front Page News” where pinsters can try their hand at journalism, capturing the top stories of the day or week and pulling together their view of the various strands of information out there.
The Central Bank is a bit cluttered these days, given the shifting ration bewteen economic and property topics.
How about splitting out the CB into a few new sub forums to make . e.g. Property, Markets, Industrial Relations, Political Commmentary, International Events etc and of course the Piston
That list is not cast in stone, I think we need to try to anticipate the trend in news & discussions going forward, ideally no one forum should become too top heavy, the pin is a broad church covering a broad range of topics these days, and the scope of the forums should probably reflect this. It would also be more helpful for newbies to find their prefered topics quickly and (here’s one for the mods) it might reduce the amount of posts that need to be moved if there is a more streamlined and focused set of forums.
Oh and how about a slider in the signiature that indicates where you stand sociopoliticoeconomically Here’s one I made earlier just for you TUG