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Hi everyone.

 

This Open Discussion forum is being overrun with questions that would be more appropriately dealt with in other forums. I am asking everyone to please review the list of available forums here and guage your post's appropriateness.

 

The Open Discussion has become a catch-all. I am in the process now of moving posts to more appropriate areas and ask that future questions, especially those that are involving TCH service, cpanel, email, etc, be addressed in their correct forum.

 

Let's use this Open Discussion area to talk about the weather, the cool birthday party you just had for you niece and so on.

 

K?

 

Thanks! :)

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I´m not sure if that will work, cause personally I had problems with what forum my questions should be in.

Lets say I have i have a question "I have a domain registered but now i have bought a new domain since that name is better, can i use that one instead?".

Since the hosting and domain is already bought, I can not place it in pre-sales.

Then i have a problem where to post it and it goes here since its the "main street".

Above example-problem was not mine but i have seen it (maybe not in open discussions, I dont remember), but its a good one.

Suggestion from me: Review the descriptions of the forums and see if they should be changed and maybe a few new forums to be added.

 

Just my one cent. May be good, may be bad.

Rock Sign but you knew that already. :)

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If anyone has suggestions for new forums then feel free to post them as suggestions. There have been some new ones lately as a result of suggestions.

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I made a suggestion, but no forum yet. :(

But I´m no quitter, so i try again. :(

 

I would like to see a forum not dedicated to anything special. Something like "anything goes" kind of forum. Somewhere we can ask each other for not only programs or scripts but graphics and all other "web"related things there isnt a forum for yet (websites does not only contain scripts ;)) . But not just webstuff but for cake-recepies (think i spelled that right), advices how to (whatever), music...

 

Hm, this explanation became a little complicated but i think you know what i mean. ;)

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Lets say I have i have a question

"I have a domain registered but now i have bought a new domain since that name is better, can i use that one instead?".

Since the hosting and domain is already bought, I can not place it in pre-sales.

Then i have a problem where to post it and it goes here since its the "main street".

Questions like that should be posted in CPanel and Site Maintenance

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I agree...plus I have additional suggestions.

 

I've been providing "help" to people for ages it seems :). I started On Prodigy Classic on their infamous Bulletin Boards back in 1990 where I helped members with computers on the "Computer BB" and the became a "volunteer" an got a title as a Member Representative on the "Member Help BB". I am now part of SBC/Yahoo and have the title of "Special Contributor".

 

What helped our boards was to organize by generic Topics and subjects and request that members make the subjects descriptive of the problem. This will attract the helpers that would be able to help with the actual problem and not have to read every note to find the ones that they knew the answers for. It saved time.

 

When you make a subject and call it "Help, what do I do" and its an email question. Nobody will know until they drill down and read the whole note. If I am not good at answering email questions then I have spent time not helping when I could have been elsewhere helping with what I know.

 

So, could everyone please "try" and make their subjects more relative to the general problem. Like "Horde logon problem" or "MySQL can not find database", you don't need a long description, quick and to the point, leave the descriptions for inside.

 

Thanks

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Good Folks,

 

Recently I had the opportunity to post a question regarding MySQL to the forums. It took me a while to decide where the right place was. When I did a search it seemed that there were MySQL questions in several places. I posted my question in the backend services forum and got a quick answer. :)

 

Does MySQL have a home in the forums?

 

Thanks!

 

Greg Donaldson

Rockville, MD

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