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Old 06-17-2005, 04:37 PM
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New Chapter Layouts And Support

Okay folks.... I have a couple of announcements.

As you've probably noticed the Chapters have been moved into larger regional sections.

This solves a couple of problems and gives us some new stuff to work with

1. Cleans up the main forum listing. It was getting huge.

2. Allows us to manage and display the Chapters like an idependent version of the forums. If you want an example of what I mean: go to the top menu bar (Home, Forums, Galleries, Articles/Info, etc.). Click "Members" then "Chapters". You'll see all the chapters presented like their own forum!

3. Allows us to more readily see which regions are lacking in chapter support.

4. ??? We'll figure out more stuff as we go!

Along these lines, we have a problem with the High Plains Chapter. It fits into two regional sections. I believe if we split it up into individual state chapters and move each to the proper place they'll get the support they need. Likewise, some of the chapters such as the Mid-West chapter can probably best serve its members by splitting into state chapters.

Your thoughts are welcome.
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Almost forgot...

Dennis, AKA Mil1ion, has full forum administrative control (as requested! ) and will be in charge of adding and maintaining chapters. If you have Chapter questions, he's the man to speak to!
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Oh Crap! Now Ontario is at the very bottom.

At first I didn't like it but then when my finger didn't get cramps from scrolling so far it kind of grew on me. The only suggestion/idea I have is that is it possible to make the chapters links instead of just words where the are?

For example:
Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapters
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

Instead of the Delaware, Maryland, etc just being words, make them links so people don't HAVE to click on Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapters then click their chapter.

Just a suggestion. But I like the new way. I give it 2 thumbs up.

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Since the chapters are now grouped by region I would suggest that each state be separate within the region. There would seem to no longer be a need for grouped states. Along those lines I would also suggest that each region receive a regional forum along with the individual state forums. This would help in the following ways.

1. Give a central place for the region members to go and discuss or assist others within their region.
2. Allow a place for members from states that do not have a chapter to still go and feel they are part of the region without having to join another state.
4. Allow non represented states to have a spot to group and eventually create their own chapter.
5. Make a place to talk about possible regional events, G2G's or just regional activities.
6. Allow for states to interact with others in their region without feeling like they are interloping on another states territory.

That is my 2-cents on the new set-up. I think it is a good idea and taken a hair further could really boost chapter and inter-chapter activity.
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See my post in the High Plains Chapter forum, Rollie
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Just read that Dennis and I think that it's good and follows along with what I said about all the states. But along with that throw in a regional forum for each region also.
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WOW, i've been slacking , i've been caught up in a thing at another ford sight i check out every so often thats had a recent major change in a chater , but yeah i myself like this new setup great idea.

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After looking through some of the chapters and what not, how bout having a general forum for the region, and at the top of the page keep the links to the individual chapters themselves?

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Any condisreration to a region leader of sorts as well with this new layout, to help with getting word out of bad posts and geting info to mods to help spread the work load a bit?
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I am planning on adding regional discussion. First we need to break up some of the chapters that are regional (ie, more than one state).
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Cody, Once you open a chapter ,to view all of the chapters in a column like they were before, click the Regional chapter hyperlink (2nd link in blue)
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I don't mind the new setup at all, one extra mouse click, but a whole lot less scrolling. Good call guys. Can't wait to see what else is in store fir us...lol
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Yeah i found that after i got to looking at the new layout .
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hmmm, some of us have made very good friends, and now would have to browse multiple chapters to see what is going, like me, i live in oregon, yet hang out with a great many people from washington....
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Did you read the Chapter Split thread in the HPC forum ?
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Yes, we did. As you should be well aware, there are some of us that think the chapter division by state is, in plain English, a very poor idea.
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