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Okay, there are no rules, but there should be some etiquette, manners, respect and thinking before we do something. And yes, I fail at this from time to time.
I am annoyed when someone posts more than a couple videos at once. Doing so prematurely knocks other people off the video section of the home page. Once off the main page, many people never look to see them. Not cool. People want there efforts to have an opportunity to be noticed.
Kind of the same thing when some posts large numbers of photos at once.
What do you think on this? What have you got to say on related matters?
Thats an interesting point and opens the door to several other questions for me.
Obviously, a video/pics posted in a discusion within a group isnt also posted to the public videos/pics section, so you can target a specific audience that way. But if you post to "my videos/pics" on your home page it does share them on the home page/public display area. But that doesnt directly "fix" the situation thats been being discussed here.
Also, I have discovered you can post audio tracks similarly, that play or accessed only on your personal page, or within the public player. I havent had occasion to mess with that yet.
An additional question/note is that I dont know who is notified when for instance you start a new discussion in a group. The group members? Your "friends"? No one? I know there are settings that are tweakable for some of this, but it often isnt clear.
I think the core of the problem is that the Ning software program was designed for a bit different intended use than we have adapted it into. And the lack of instructions/information aggravates the problem.
Most forums and discussion group sites have a new user thread or something along the lines of a "read this first/FAQ" guide to new users. Maybe something along these lines would help.
That said, I would like to say something about and to the Cigar Box Nation group. I read other forums and discussion groups regularly on various topics of interest. Nearly every one has a few regular participants who choose to bring negativity, constant meaningless debate and mean spirited commentary into endless discussions on every on and off topic subject imagineable. It ruins the utility of the site for many other users who just want to learn and share the joy of the subject at hand. I have occasionally feared that the rapid growth of CBN would cause it to become another one of those sites. Thankfully it has remained a relatively civil, fun and generously sharing environment. I want to thank each person who reads this for their part in that and express my strongest hopes and wishes that it remains that way!
Thank you all!
agree a lot mate,just discovered this a year ago, an i'm 63
an' i love it
what quite like is -it's almost 'Wide Open'
i 'm with you 'teabelly' i can't group pics in an album without posting first...
but what the hek -it's free . if they sorted out all our niggles they'de prob want a fee lol
i like it
I was just looking at your page and saw this discussion. I know it is old, but I thought I might talk about it because I am newer here. You know, I never thought about any of that. I think when you are new here, you just try to find your way, and try to learn what everyone else is doing and follow suit.
I believe you are right about the videos, but I never had a thought about it before I read this. I was wondering, maybe there could be a "Help on Getting Started for New Members" discussion, with tips and advice such as this? I would have read it lol. Anyway, sure appreciate you and all the friendly CBGers welcome and help.