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It seems the fishing forum has grown beyond where the captains could have imagined. Do we think it is in the best interest to sud-devide the reports and tips into species, so all looking for walleye reports can find them easily, or perch, or bass and such. OR would that dilute the concept of LSCN and the fishing forum?

*NOTICE* Anyone Bashing,B!tching, or starting crap in thread will immediately have their post removed by the first available MOD. This an opinion about the future of the site to make it more user friendly for your convenience, not about your fishing beliefs. Please keep it real, and thanks, for your input.

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It would seem that seperating different species of fish into different sub forums would require more work of the moderators. The mods do a great job now and to make their job harder would perhaps dissuade them from participating. Maybe a sub-heading on a post would suffice. Ex: Fished 7-19, (Walleye report). Lake StClair is a diverse fishery with a multitude of species and in my opinion this forum has been fantastic as it is. But as always, majority rules. Once again, great job, Mods
 

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Before I wanted to see the forum split up into 3 sections. Discussion/Tips/Reports. Since we have 2 sections now, Discussion and Reports/Tips, I think dividing up the Reports/Tips into species will again help clear and clean up the section. It seems if you miss logging on 1-2 days, you have to do a lot of digging because of the constant variety of information that is posted each day, a lot of stuff gets pushed back a page or two, and it's never really reviewed ever again, because new stuff keeps popping up.

I think the pages would 'hold' their information a lot longer when input into a specific species page, opposed to how it is all cramed up into one page right now. If you get two topics created for each species, currently, our Reports/Tips page would be almost full. I believe if we set it up with the specific species, it would take a lot longer, like I said, before information starts getting pushed back.

*Bass
*Walleye
*Pike/Musky
*Salmon/Trout
*Panfish
*Whales, etc


I vote yes.

Those are my thoughts, not yours.
 

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Me I like it just the way it is.
I am mainly a bass/muskie girl, but I enjoy reading all of the reports.
I find that sometimes a tip for one species can tip me off to info relating to general conditions, locations etc that benefit everyone.
You guys have enough work already as Mods & Admins to make it worth the trouble of even more forums to deal with.
What I would like to see is a way to "View New Posts" in separate forums. If we could open just the new posts in the fishing forum or the sportsman forum without wading through all the stuff in other forums we may or may not be interested in would be great.
Just my worthless .02
 

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I dont like the idea of subdividing species, but seperating TIPS and REPORTS i think would be a good thing. As it is we see alot of stuff posted with a tiny little tips after, just so they can be posted in the report area. I think having the three titles of fishing hole, tips, and reports would make it easier for everyone to find what they are looking for!
 

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QUOTE(BCBpIV @ Jul 19 2009, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I dont like the idea of subdividing species, but seperating TIPS and REPORTS i think would be a good thing. As it is we see alot of stuff posted with a tiny little tips after, just so they can be posted in the report area. I think having the three titles of fishing hole, tips, and reports would make it easier for everyone to find what they are looking for!

I can ALWAYS agree with that also.
 

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The fishing forum has been divided up enough as it is, we don't need any more division. I think it will lead to less posting, and less overall site traffic due to all of the navigating required. It will also lead to some forums going unused for lengthy periods of time when a certain fish is not in season. I'd hate to see this forum have any more sub-divisions that it already has. Czar also brings up a great point about moderator work.
 

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I believe it would be a good thing to have it divided into subcategories like walleye, perch, bass, etc. It would be a lot easier to find info on a certain species if you were going to try and target that species. Me personally I catch whatever hits my line. Fishing is just a way to enjoy the outdoors for me. So my vote is yes. And if you do start doing this and find that you guys are overwhelmed with the new work load and need a hand my offer stands as an extra mod.
 

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QUOTE(BCBpIV @ Jul 19 2009, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I dont like the idea of subdividing species, but seperating TIPS and REPORTS i think would be a good thing. As it is we see alot of stuff posted with a tiny little tips after, just so they can be posted in the report area.

There used to be more of that, but I for one don't tolerate that crap very well and I will move it to the Hole where it belongs. It's not a huge deal, but if it's not a report or tip, it will get moved regardless of if there's a "tip" in it or not.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Jul 19 2009, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(BCBpIV @ Jul 19 2009, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I dont like the idea of subdividing species, but seperating TIPS and REPORTS i think would be a good thing. As it is we see alot of stuff posted with a tiny little tips after, just so they can be posted in the report area.

There used to be more of that, but I for one don't tolerate that crap very well and I will move it to the Hole where it belongs. It's not a huge deal, but if it's not a report or tip, it will get moved regardless of if there's a "tip" in it or not.

And you have been doing a fantastic job. I mean people have really cleaned up there attitudes and stuff has been in the right places. Not that the mods weren't doing a good job before I just think they got overwhelmed with so much crap and so little time to try and fix it. My fiance used to get sick of being on here now he loves it. so you are doing a good job as well as all the other mods.. I used to watch him get frustrated because of what people would say and do and he would just walk away. Now I have joined so I can read what people have to say. He tells me that he thinks the mods jobs are tough.
 

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QUOTE(icefishermanmark12 @ Jul 19 2009, 11:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The fishing forum has been divided up enough as it is, we don't need any more division. I think it will lead to less posting, and less overall site traffic due to all of the navigating required. It will also lead to some forums going unused for lengthy periods of time when a certain fish is not in season. I'd hate to see this forum have any more sub-divisions that it already has. Czar also brings up a great point about moderator work.

Agree 100%. The fishing section has already slowed down enough during the summer months, and the Hole has had like four new threads in the last several days and that's been it. What I think we could do is highlight the species in the thread title. Either "Muskie casting 7/19" or "Anchor Bay 7/19 *Muskie/bass.*"

And yeah, it'd be another several forums for us to watch.

As far as logging on after a few days and looking for reports, if it's been a week since you logged on, week-old reports may not do you much good, and to look back a page or two to find out who's catching what/where isn't a big deal as when you do that, yuo can scan the first post and get the actual info and skip all the "good job!" and "nice fish!" posts that come afterword. You can read five or six reports in ten minutes.
 

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QUOTE(renata @ Jul 19 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And you have been doing a fantastic job. I mean people have really cleaned up there attitudes and stuff has been in the right places. Not that the mods weren't doing a good job before I just think they got overwhelmed with so much crap and so little time to try and fix it. My fiance used to get sick of being on here now he loves it. so you are doing a good job as well as all the other mods.. I used to watch him get frustrated because of what people would say and do and he would just walk away. Now I have joined so I can read what people have to say. He tells me that he thinks the mods jobs are tough.

I just ask myself....."what would Chef do?"

Glad you guys enjoy it here. That's what it's about.
 

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Jeff has done a great job people no longer are just slinging the stinky stuff everywhere. This place has really been cleaned up after people started realizing that it will no longer be tolerated.
 

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QUOTE(esoxfly @ Jul 19 2009, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(renata @ Jul 19 2009, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And you have been doing a fantastic job. I mean people have really cleaned up there attitudes and stuff has been in the right places. Not that the mods weren't doing a good job before I just think they got overwhelmed with so much crap and so little time to try and fix it. My fiance used to get sick of being on here now he loves it. so you are doing a good job as well as all the other mods.. I used to watch him get frustrated because of what people would say and do and he would just walk away. Now I have joined so I can read what people have to say. He tells me that he thinks the mods jobs are tough.

I just ask myself....."what would Chef do?"

Glad you guys enjoy it here. That's what it's about.



You do great with out that part
We have a great team!

Thanks for the input so far, It is very valuable!!
 

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Also, I am speaking for myself, but I am not worried about ever taking on more of a load as a MOD, the new forum actually helped, it was less to wade through, and easier to find the garbage, so it really made our job easier from my perspective
 

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Sorry i kind of got us off from subject. I should've started a thread for all the thank yous to be said
 

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It's not MORE work!!! lol It's the same amount of information, but it is just located elsewhere. Like I said before, how many clicks does each person make a day just browsing the forum like it is now? Where is all this extra clicking and work come into play? I guess I am lost on that factor.....we have so many people involved in this forum, do we actually think people will be diswayed to use this forum because it is actually organized better then it has ever been? Basically, our forum is just a bunch of random posts right now.....i'm not sure if this forum is supposed to be for entertainment purposes or for serious fishing info....but as it is, it still seems it is on the high horse for entertainment.

I don't understand the 'complicated' issue people are stating when this actually simplifies the forum, makes it easier to locate specific information, and helps people avoid getting involved with unrelated BS when they are looking for something else...which we know a lot of people don't even want to get into, but lately it seems like it is unavoidable with the clutter of EVERYTHING input onto one page.

If clicking is such a tough job....lol.........WOW
 
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