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Offline Chet

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*** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:32:32 PM »
To the owners and admins of this site,

I have been enjoying reading reports, making friends, discovering new dive sites all because of NCUH.
If I only can make my recommendations for this site.
1-   Mandatory self-introduction before one can get in looking into anything.
2-   You must have at least XX of posts to see dive report.
3-   You must have at least XX of posts to post item for sale.
4-   Old pictures were removed by administrator; my guess is due to server space. That makes a dive report less enjoyable. Who does not like fish porn?
To make it permanent, I suggest admin direct people to use picture hosting site.
My favorite one is: http://tinypic.com/
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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 12:35:27 PM »
I hope this brings up valid points.
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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 01:09:24 PM »
I think when you open a thread, there should be a button that takes you to the first unread post.

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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 01:10:29 PM »
Thank you for your input Chet, lets see how the rest f the membership feels about this and have to say. What makes you come up with these recommendations and why ? 
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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 01:16:43 PM »
To the owners and admins of this site,

I have been enjoying reading reports, making friends, discovering new dive sites all because of NCUH.
If I only can make my recommendations for this site.
1-   Mandatory self-introduction before one can get in looking into anything.
2-   You must have at least XX of posts to see dive report.
3-   You must have at least XX of posts to post item for sale.
4-   Old pictures were removed by administrator; my guess is due to server space. That makes a dive report less enjoyable. Who does not like fish porn?
To make it permanent, I suggest admin direct people to use picture hosting site.
My favorite one is: http://tinypic.com/



I like Chet's ideas but I don't understand how #3 would work.

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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 01:43:26 PM »
1,2,3 is to weed out lurkers. Lurkers are ok if they contribute later, but majority of them keep reading reports without contributing.
I keep seeing new member singing up just to post sale item only. That's what Craigslist is for.
Back in 2013-2014 when I see quite a good amount of divers posting dive reports, it makes this forum a much more enjoyable and sharing site.
If you put #2 into work, you will see a lot more dive reports and those that want to read it, have to contribute. It's a win-win situation.

I personally look at old reports and find missing pictures is quite disturbing, hence my recommendation for #4.

 
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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 02:32:06 PM »
Are you talking about the new member that just posted a vacation rental?  Not a bad price for a coastal home but it does irritate me when someone becomes a member just to post a classified.  I think I went overboard on one posting a boat last year and had to edit my post because well I guess it just got to me.  I have no problem meeting and diving with new folks and learn who's trustworthy and how they care for their gear.  Then at some point I may be inclined to buy something from them. 

I don't want a bunch of fluff BS posts just so someone can read reports, but would not be against making them private to non members (maybe it's already that way but haven't logged out to see what's accessible to without being signed in). 

Yes it is annoying to go back to an old post looking for a pic and it's gone. 

I have been using off site picture hosting so it should help them not get deleted.   

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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 03:40:47 PM »
Sorry Chet, I meant #2

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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 04:52:25 PM »
It can be done Rob. NCKA for example has a 10 post policy. You get to have 10 posts to post in classified.

DG: No, I am not directly talking about that rental. I saw it a bunch of times while guys only come here to sell, and I thought I would bring it up now.
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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 05:50:56 PM »
It can be done Rob. NCKA for example has a 10 post policy. You get to have 10 posts to post in classified

I agree with that. What I don't get is how you have to make "X" posts before seeing a dive report.

Weeding out the lurkers is something that we've discussed before. Personally I don't think they cause any harm. Getting rid of them is like saying that if the guys here don't participate in the commission meetings then they can't voice an opinion on the forum. IMO, this site is social and informative. Some guys just won't talk, some post all the time and never have anything useful to say. Bottom line is that some guys get all of their information here about gear, safety, regulations, and some just find out your spots. If a few of them make better/safer decisions because what they read while they lurk then it's worth having them lurk.

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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 07:55:56 PM »
Rob I see you points. Sound reasonable.
The admin could test an idea of 10 posts to see a private sub forum where the public won't see. Personally I would post all my dive reports there.
If someone want to share something public, they can go to "general".

Now it's up to Admin if they want to test/implement any of that.
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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 08:10:09 PM »
If we were all sitting around a campfire, a few dudes would be doing all of the talking.
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. -Orwell

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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2016, 07:45:34 AM »
When i signed up, i kinda wished i posted an inro but i just didnt know, oh well to late....but i have lurked, made useless poststhought about buying some stuff people are selling......i think ive posted a couple of useful things, learned a ton....met and dove wiith some really cool guys...... I personally like NCUH just the way it is!!!! I definately didnt try to sell something my first post, kinda tacky🙃

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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2016, 08:33:42 AM »
I've really enjoyed this forum. I really have no complaints. Personally I like the classifieds. I'm still waiting to fined an inexpensive banks  board. I don't care if someone is selling one their first post or 50th post.
I don't think you should have to post xx amount of times to see everything. I'm sure their are people out there that don't dive more than a couple times a year. Personally I don't mind sharing dive conditions with anybody.
I'm a self taught diver. I dove 18 years and was having a great time doing it. I thought 20 feet was an impressive dive. Scene ive been on this forum (about a year or less) i now have a PB of 68'. Never shot a lingcod, now I can pull a limit of different species in a dive. I didn't know how much I didn't know until I was on this forum. I wouldn't change anything. I'm just grateful and would like to say thanks for the free forum. :D
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Re: *** NCUH Site Recommendation ***
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2016, 08:44:30 AM »
It doesn't bother me if someone's first post is selling something, as long as it's relevant.  I would hate to miss out on a $300 Scupper Pro because someone from NCKA posted it over here before introducing themselves and making ten posts.

I don't care if they introduce themselves because I don't read all of the intro's, and don't care to. When I'm working or don't have good wifi service the last thing I want to do is read someone's bio and write up a welcome aboard. I'm way too busy with Facebook birthdays and looking at the same dive reports crossposted on Instagram, Facebook, NCKA, spearing forum and spearboard.

I don't care if they lurk. 

I guess it might be nice if the old pics were still around if someone were interested.



 

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