WW2talk or WW2f ?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Ron Goldstein, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. gunbunnyB/3/75FA

    gunbunnyB/3/75FA Senior Member

    ok , i am a member of both forums,i joined them as both have some extremely intelligent (not saying i am one of those) people on them, of course to be honest they each get some ninnys on them but most people are able ignore them.
     
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  2. Peccavi

    Peccavi Senior Member

    The dividing line seems to be "What if" - I have noticed that if you mention those dreaded words here you get shot.

    On the other forum "What if" seems to be the start of most (sorry got to be accurate on this site - 25.35%) of threads. Anyway looks like good fun for the younger crowd.

    I do like their way of "saluting" ie agreeing with a particular contribution. Maybe a thought for here too?
     
  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Sorry Pecc, going into percentages sounds impressive but we really need to see a 'then & now' photo of your pocket calculator !:)
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I do like their way of "saluting" ie agreeing with a particular contribution. Maybe a thought for here too?

    But, but, but ... we have Reputation points system for a good old pat on the back, or a slap on the wrist.
     
  5. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    You mean football? :p

    No, he meant kickball!:p

    We are in the middle of football season here in the land of nazi-worshipping, what-iffing and salute button pressing ww2fdom.
     
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  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Giving the matter some serious thought (that will make a change!) I've noticed a few anomalies on both sites that I keep forgetting to mention to our mods.
    Here's a couple to be going on with.

    1. On this forum, on the opening screen under PARTNER SITES I've always noticed, and sometimes used, a convenient link to ww2f.

    I've had a good look round the ww2f site and can't find a similar courtesy link.

    2. On ww2f, if one uses QUICK LINKS, one of the options is VIEW SITE LEADERS. What follows is a comprehensive list of all those responsible for the everyday running of the site including, of course, all the moderators.
    I was also amused to see Van Poop described as Fancy Limey !

    Unless it's me, I've failed to find a similar list on this site although having been here a few years now I think I know all the mods, having had my knuckles rapped by most of them at one time or another :)

    Finally, before I create yet another wrong impression, I am not looking necessarily for any changes, I am more than happy with the present status quo, only for explanation from the top.

    Many thanks

    Ron
     
  7. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Ron

    Scroll to the bottom of the home page and there is a WW2 Talk logo that acts a link. It's under the heading 'Allies and Comrades'
     
  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Jonathan

    Sorry, but you'll have to do better than that :)

    See the screen-dump below.

    I can see your "Allies & Comrades" heading but the only link from there is "Forums" which just leads back to the site.

    Ron
     

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  9. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I'm trying my best! :)

    Must be a browser issue. I'm viewing via Safari

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Jonathan

    I lnow you are :)

    I'm on Mozilla Firefox at this end and the screen-dump shows exactly what I can see

    Ron
     
  11. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    That's interesting Ron, I'm using Firefox as well but the link appears. But that's just typical for web design trying to get the layout working in different browsers and different versions of the same browser is a real headache at times.
     

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  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I like it that Otto prefers the two forums to keep an individual identity and appearance, but as I no longer have time to check out WW2f as often, I never pay much attention to any 'differences'.

    Green names are on view in the 2 'what's going on' boxes at the ww2t front page. The other forum happens to have had an upgrade which provides a list of mods. I can see a link to this site, see attached.

    WW2f is being too kind, there's nothing fancy about VP. ;)
    [​IMG]

    Jeff's my favourite Septic Tank.
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  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Diane

    Whilst thanking you for your appreciated input (Once a mod, always a mod) your remark:Green names are on view in the 2 'what's going on' boxes at the ww2t front page.
    needs to be amplified if you are to help out this old git. Chapter & Verse to see the "green names" ?

    Many thanks

    Ron
     
  14. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Ron
    Scroll up to the top of this page, top left
    Click World War 2 Talk in the thread link ie (before Administration > Network Information > Suggestions & Feedback > WW2talk or WW2f ?)
    Scroll down to the bottom of the page to
    "What's going on" windows
    Colour coding given for Veterans, Mods, Admin

    ... and in the lists below are those currently online and those who were online within 24 hr period.

    That's the simplest way that I can think of anyhow, to see who's who on this forum, and who is online / available ... unless of course they are on invisible mode - eg my own name shouldn't appear. ;)
     
  15. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Well done Diane !

    Even I was able to follow that :)

    Many thanks !

    Ron
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The real courtesy WW2F does us, in terms of links, is right in the forum heading for their new members area. And brings people here.:
    [​IMG]
    Just a little hint for new chaps, that we're probably slightly more use to 'em if looking for Commonwealth stuff.
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Adam

    Blimey ! Just as well that I've got good eyes :)

    But yes, you are quite right and the link is there, if you know where to find it.

    Thanks for that.

    Ron
     
  18. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    The dividing line seems to be "What if" - I have noticed that if you mention those dreaded words here you get shot.

    On the other forum "What if" seems to be the start of most (sorry got to be accurate on this site - 25.35%) of threads. Anyway looks like good fun for the younger crowd.

    I do like their way of "saluting" ie agreeing with a particular contribution. Maybe a thought for here too?

    Okay, I lied. I'm not quite done.

    Yes, it is true that we allow What Ifs and that they are large portion of the total threads. However:
    1. Look at the numbers of What Is that are closed to further discussion.
    2. Look at the numbers of recent new What If threads.

    What Ifs are the only threads that are now moderated. By that, I mean that new threads have to be approved by me or one of the other Admins before they are available to the general membership for discussion. I guarantee you that we are rather parsimonious with our approvals. If they turn into moon-bat discussions, we have no problems closing them.

    Adam

    Blimey ! Just as well that I've got good eyes :)

    But yes, you are quite right and the link is there, if you know where to find it.

    Thanks for that.

    Ron

    Ron, Adam and I speak on an almost daily basis, plus I talk to the other moderators from time to time. Trust me, neither of us would ever do anything to adversely affect our relationship or the relationship between the two forums. The leadership teams of both forums work to avoid any hint of a rivalry. We both want to maintain our own focus and to help those who need specialized help that the other forum might can better provide.
     
  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  20. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The real courtesy WW2F does us, in terms of links, is right in the forum heading for their new members area. And brings people here.:
    [​IMG]
    Just a little hint for new chaps, that we're probably slightly more use to 'em if looking for Commonwealth stuff.

    The cheeky blighters are calling us a 'sub-forum'...That's like referring to British English as a 'regional dialect'

    American cultural imperialism...we must be constantly on our guard.;)
     
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