Organizing threads into appropriate Forums

On September 1, 2004 the FAA inaugurated a new pilot certificate dubbed the "sport pilot" that makes learning to fly easier and more affordable that ever. Intended primarily for recreational use, you can now become a pilot with as little as 20 hours of flight instruction! In addition, the FAA also created a new category of affordable "light-sport aircraft"!

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Organizing threads into appropriate Forums

Postby drseti » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:50 pm

Fellow pilots,

I just ran a quick analysis of threads and forums on this server. As of 14 August 2012, we have 1918 threads in 22 separate forums, for an average of 87 discussion topics per forum. However, 546 of those threads (a whopping 28.5% of the total) are crammed into the Hangar Talk forum. Not only does this make locating a given thread a challenge, but negates the advantage of grouping similar topics under a common heading.

I've recently moved a number of threads from Hangar Talk to more appropriate locations (such as the Safety, Medical, Humor, Flight Instruction, Training, or Insurance forums). This is becoming time consuming. It would be helpful if you could select the most appropriate Forum when starting a new thread, rather than just throwing everything (or actually 28.5% of everything) under the Hangar Talk heading.

Thanks for your participation, and cooperation.

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Postby Jack Tyler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:53 am

Thanks for your efforts, Paul. It's very helpful for everyone here to have a forum Foster Parent given the website owner's neglect.
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Postby designrs » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:34 am

Thank you Paul!
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