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Old 15-04-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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RYL Revamp

Hi all,

So over the last few months there have been several threads around quiet boards and making changes to the forums.

There has been a vote and the general consensus is that change is wanted and so RYL is going to be overhauled as below:-

The General Boards

Introduction
General Chat, News & Debate - merged
F&D as a sub-forum
Research and Media as a sub-forum
Reviews & Recs and Creative - merged, new sub title
FC&Q - I still feel like it holds a weight of importance that warrants its own forum, regardless of activity levels
Picture board
Events and Meet Ups


The Support Boards

One board for eating issues
One board for self injury/harm
One board for serious
One board for GSA
One board for mental health
R and v kept as is
A and b kept
First Aid kept

Veterans General and Support will be merged back into one forum.

This is not going to be a quick or easy process as it is going to take time unless I magically discover a short cut!

No post's will be deleted I want to make that clear from the start.

I am going to start with the general boards and do them step by step so start merging News and Debate in with General Chat and so on.

The front page of all the boards that are merging will be done individually once done I will close that board for posting. I am going to block move all the remaining threads so it does mean some threads that are old will be in odd forums but it's the only way I can keep my sanity and 99% of old threads won't be bumped. If you do have an active old thread please PR it this will be the case principally for those in moving forward.

I will give notice that I am getting ready to move threads a few days before so you will have advanced warning that the board will soon disappear.

If I could do it in one fell swoop that would be amazing but as yet I can't that does mean it will be a turbulent few weeks especially as I know change is unsettling. Hopefully it won't be to arduous and RYL will settle down and function much better over the coming months.

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Old 16-04-2015, 01:41 AM   #2
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Thanks Cam :)

Well explained.

And the moving forward board? What's happening with that?

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Old 16-04-2015, 08:38 AM   #3
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As far as I knew it moving forward is going, and all positive recovery posts go in their relevant boards. So if you want to post about a year free SI it goes in the self harm board.



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Old 16-04-2015, 10:53 AM   #4
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Thanks sherlock holmes. I am coming up to four years free and I was worried where it would go as I like to make a new thread. I hope that people continue to reply as that's my only concern.




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Old 16-04-2015, 12:42 PM   #5
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I will make sure to keep the positive/recovery threads bumped and replied to if the thread starter is still wanting replies :) and I expect others will do the same. It's important to have the recovery threads.



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Old 16-04-2015, 02:08 PM   #6
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Thanks so much Cam <3







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Old 16-04-2015, 05:57 PM   #7
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Threads will just be moved so no deleting will happen.

As everyone voted for moving forward to be merged it would be rather silly to not reply to the positive threads so I hope and envisage people will do this.




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Old 18-04-2015, 06:45 PM   #8
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I have found a way to do this automatically (thankfully!!!)

I am going to spend today and tomorrow sorting things out and will begin to move the threads from Tuesday.




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Old 18-04-2015, 09:32 PM   #9
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The front page of all the boards that are merging will be done individually once done I will close that board for posting. I am going to block move all the remaining threads so it does mean some threads that are old will be in odd forums but it's the only way I can keep my sanity and 99% of old threads won't be bumped. If you do have an active old thread please PR it this will be the case principally for those in moving forward.
This is the only paragraph I don't understand. Why are we PRing active old threads? Is that just to make sure they go to an appropriate forum and don't just get moved in bulk to the same forum as the rest? But then you said that front page threads would be moved separately anyway so I'm confused!

Thanks for all your work on this Cam!

For future reference, had I made my moving forward thread about counselling after these changes, where do people think it would best be placed (it was essentially just a thread saying "yay I've stopped being a troll and am having counselling")? I was thinking GSA or Mental Health- would positive recovery posts be OK in these boards?



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Yep!

So for example using your counselling one as an example.

As it is currently on the first page I will move it probably to MH say. Once the active threads are done I will then block move all posts to one forum.

So for moving forward as most will be on SI I will move them to the Self Harm forum. If your counselling thread was on page 3 it would end up there.

If you wanted to bump it it wouldn't really be appropriate in SH so at the point of bumping just PR the post and we would move it to MH. If however you would never bump it again than it may as well stay in SH.

PRing anything now is a tad pointless as the move hasn't happened and will only increase the mods workload!!

Is that clear?




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That's clear :)

Where do you see most grief forum going to?

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I'm going to block move the old to mental health as that was the sub forum.

New posts I can envisage in numerous boards GSA, Serious, Mental Health etc.




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Thanks Dash fingers crossed all goes to plan and I don't destroy Ryl!




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Good one, yes I came here too to say good luck - your updates in each forum have been great, it looks very organised from the outside so well done!!
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Question... What is happening to Pandora's box? Or indeed any of the other sub forums that haven't been mentioned, if there are any.

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Pandora's box is a link to the main site if I remember correctly so I imagine that will stay.



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Old 19-04-2015, 07:23 PM   #17
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Pandora's box isn't a forum as Sarah says.

If the board isn't up there it's going!




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Well explained Cam, good luck with everything. :)

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Yep!

So for example using your counselling one as an example.

As it is currently on the first page I will move it probably to MH say. Once the active threads are done I will then block move all posts to one forum.

So for moving forward as most will be on SI I will move them to the Self Harm forum. If your counselling thread was on page 3 it would end up there.

If you wanted to bump it it wouldn't really be appropriate in SH so at the point of bumping just PR the post and we would move it to MH. If however you would never bump it again than it may as well stay in SH.

PRing anything now is a tad pointless as the move hasn't happened and will only increase the mods workload!!

Is that clear?
That makes perfect sense, thanks for explaining!



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Sounds like a lot of work for you, I hope it will be as easy as possible for you. Thank you for taking your own time to do this, and for asking members opinion too!

I also hope it will make things easier for all members. I look forward to seeing how it will look!



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