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    Time for a New Thread Category?

    I find it interesting, but not surprising, that “off-topic” is by far one of the most popular categories of threads on CF when you look at the statistics. That said, I think it begs the question on whether this means another thread topic is appropriate (i.e….too much is getting thrown in the off-topic thread as people search and can not find another place to post information). Don’t get me wrong, I think having an off-topic thread is appropriate (and interesting to have), but to me “off-topic” should only be items 100% off-topic in relation to Cyclones or sports. As it operates now, this is not the case and I think it is an indication that it would be nice to have another outlet specifically for all the discussion that relating to anything that media related.

    My humble suggestion. --- I envision a new topic thread that would be media related comments only. This would be an outlet for all those posts related to:

    Which channel/channels will the game be televised?
    Where can I find this on Mediacom, Dish, etc.
    All the commentary/questions, etc related to sports talk radio shows. (and we know these can be many!)
    Did you see what they said on Sound-off last night?
    Etc.
    Etc.

    My point. The threads started related to the media outlets is not really “off-topic”. The whole reason most of us are starting those threads or contributing to them is because we are Cyclone fans and the subject matter is either directly or indirectly related to the topic of Cyclone sports. IMHO, off-topics should be just that -- Off-topic in any way, shape or form when it comes to sports (or specifically Cyclone) related topics.

    Just a friendly suggestion. If I'm all wet, I'm sure others will let me know.



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Probably should have started this in the "Site Feedback" forum.



    Good suggestion, though.


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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    This thread would go under the category "waste of time not funny or useful"



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Make a hawkeye thead like the gaming and hobby thread were it doesn't show up when you go to cyclonefanatic on the homepage. So cyclone fans don't have to look at all of the hawkeye stuff.


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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Doesn't most of the "What channel is it on?" stuff fall into the ISU MBB or ISU Football forums?

    And next thing, people use the forums?



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    Make a hawkeye thead like the gaming and hobby thread were it doesn't show up when you go to cyclonefanatic on the homepage. So cyclone fans don't have to look at all of the hawkeye stuff.
    The little guy has a good suggestion here......


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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    I think there should be a separate forum for "I'm thinking of purchasing *** need opinions".

    One of the other forums that I'm a part of and has a lot more volume has like 5 off topic categories and then a few sub off topic categories.

    Sports
    ###Firearms
    ###MMA
    ###Exercise
    Politcs, War, and Religion
    Computer/tech
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    Vehicles/motorcycles



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Doesn't most of the "What channel is it on?" stuff fall into the ISU MBB or ISU Football forums?

    And next thing, people use the forums?
    Probably should, but a lot seems to get posted here too.

    Going to my original point. It seems that there should be a place to house any discussions related to sports or Cyclones and that shouldn't be off-topic IMO.



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Probably should have started this in the "Site Feedback" forum.



    Good suggestion, though.
    Sorry. I've never been there and was trying to see what other "off-topic" regulars thought so I choose to post it here.


    Last edited by capitalcityguy; 07-06-2009 at 04:38 PM.

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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    And next thing, people use the forums?
    Forgive my ignorance, but what does this comment mean? Isn't the majority of content on CF from the forums?



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but what does this comment mean? Isn't the majority of content on CF from the forums?
    I'm saying digging into the individual forums instead of just using the front page or the new posts...



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Move the Cubs crap to a different forum and make it subscription only...or maybe I'm the only one tired of reading about every Cub's lineup change?



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    Move the Cubs crap to a different forum and make it subscription only...or maybe I'm the only one tired of reading about every Cub's lineup change?
    Winner, Winner Chicken dinner
    On the other hand the cubs meltdowns are hilarious, well shoot now im torn



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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    Move the Cubs crap to a different forum and make it subscription only...or maybe I'm the only one tired of reading about every Cub's lineup change?
    We had some nice lineup changes today with Aramis Ramirez coming back!


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    Re: Time for a New Thread Category?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Winner, Winner Chicken dinner
    On the other hand the cubs meltdowns are hilarious, well shoot now im torn
    We've had our turn with the meltdowns. It time for the Cardinal meltdowns now.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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