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Archived Financial Institutions Forum Should Be Removed
December 4, 2017
9:06 pm
GR
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I believe that the section for Archived Financial Institutions should not appear prominently as it does now. It is unlikely that this section is still read by members and we must scroll down to bypass it. If necessary to retain these historical postings somewhere for some reason, can this section be removed and still remain only under the "Select Forum" drop down menu box at the top of the Forum page, or elsewhere less obstructive? Thank you.

December 4, 2017
9:32 pm
Peter
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Thanks for the suggestion. Good point that if we removed them from the main listing, by default they're still in that dropdown list.

December 5, 2017
2:37 am
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I made the same point a while ago, that they are a nuisance, and was told that if one more were added, then it would be too cumbersome and they could be moved.
I still think they're a nuisance, as are many of the sub-forums that currently are "active". Would it be too difficult to have two categories: "closed" and "inactive"? There would need to be a mechanism to easily reactivate the inactive ones.

December 20, 2017
7:39 am
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This is done now! The Archived list is suppressed from the main list but still shows up in the dropdown list.

December 20, 2017
10:59 am
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What's the "main list"? I only use the "forum" link to locate the different forums and sub-forums and, recently, the drop-down list.sf-cool

Cheers,
Doug

December 20, 2017
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December 21, 2017
10:20 am
Doug
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Peter said
Main list is this page: https://www.highinterestsavings.ca/forum/  

Hrm, why suppress it there then? Could you not create an "archived discussions" forum instead and have each of those now archived forums be sub-forums within that forum?

There's got to be another option here. That's not friendly to readers. 🙁

Cheers,
Doug

December 21, 2017
10:40 am
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They are (and were) in their own forum group, separated at the bottom, but if I understand correctly, removing them from that /forum page was the reason GR created this thread. If accessing them through the dropdown list isn't good enough, we could consider alternatives, such as putting them on a separate page.

December 21, 2017
10:47 am
Doug
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Peter said
They are (and were) in their own forum group, separated at the bottom, but if I understand correctly, removing them from that /forum page was the reason GR created this thread. If accessing them through the dropdown list isn't good enough, we could consider alternatives, such as putting them on a separate page.  

Thanks Peter. So were they listed individually or within a "group" that you had to click into on the main forum list page? If the former, I can potentially agree with GR's rationale but if the latter, as that's only one link to a separate "archived forums" page, then I cannot see the logic behind his (or her) request (GR is not "Greg" as I understand it; it's a different user).

Cheers,
Doug

December 21, 2017
2:29 pm
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Thanks Peter for removing the archived financial institutions forum to its rightful place. I find it difficult to believe that Doug or anyone would be concerned about reading postings about financial institutions that no longer exist!

December 22, 2017
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The other "Greg" was GS, and I daresay he doesn't care! long gone from here.
I see no point in keeping any of it, personally. Life is complex enough as it is. And, as far as I know, almost all of us have too much clutter in our lives.
Speaking of which, is there any way I can remove that blue banner which now wants me to read Peter's latest blog ad infinitum? It's almost as annoying as the dead FIs were.

December 22, 2017
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Sorry it's so annoying (but thankfully still less annoying than those other forums). I should look at adding a close button and/or functionality that auto-hides it when it's been clicked.

December 22, 2017
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Peter said
Sorry it's so annoying (but thankfully still less annoying than those other forums). I should look at adding a close button and/or functionality that auto-hides it when it's been clicked.  

That would be good, if you could. Thx.

December 23, 2017
11:18 am
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Loonie said

That would be good, if you could. Thx.  

I would agree with you there, Loonie. I don't see a problem with linking to the "highinterestsavings.ca" blog or even Peter's less visited, but useful (hence the name!), blog appropriately known as Peter's Useful Crap.

Perhaps an RSS (if that's still used) feed "widget" in place of the "recent forums discussions" "widget" on the right-hand side? You could have an RSS feed of the actual "highinterestsavings.ca" blog.

I see you already have that actually so perhaps you could just rearrange the order of the "widgets" and put the blog "widget" at the top of the right-hand side, followed by the "welcome" widget and then have the "latest forum discussions"/"news digest" at the bottom of the right-hand side?

I'd still like to see some sort of "archived discussions" forum in the main list, Peter, but would be fine with you suppressing the forum from the drop-down list instead, if needed. Perhaps you could delete the forums for the non-existent/defunct financial institutions and move them into "general financial discussions" or into a newly-created "Defunct Financial Institutions" sub-forum of "General Financial Discussions"?

Thanks Loonie for clarifying Greg's username, being "GS". 🙂

Cheers,
Doug

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