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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    I consider "Ontario-Out -of Doors" to be a fishing and hunting forum. If I had my way there wouldn't be a Dog House section , but just a "Hunting and Training your Gun dog" section.
    If I remember Sharon you were one of the ones instrumentally in having the 'Dog House' sub-forum created because folks kept posting threads about silly things about 'mutts having fun' instead of serious stuff like training pure breeds.

    Like you said, neither forum gets much traffic these days, less than 15 threads a month in the Sporting Dog forum and less than 10 a month in the Dog Forum means they isn't a huge interest. Creating more sub-forums won't solve that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    It is common on forums for members to request a variety of sub topics. I've also seen that the more sub topics, the thinner the conversation unless the forum is huge. The dog section is not huge in participation.

    In this case , it is tempting to have a "nutrition related to training hunting dogs, agility, show dogs, dock dog competition, dog sledding ,ski -joring " section as it might keep other threads from being hijacked with nutrition related talk. But probably nutrition talk would continue to pop up in most all threads.

    I consider "Ontario-Out -of Doors" to be a fishing and hunting forum. If I had my way there wouldn't be a Dog House section , but just a "Hunting and Training your Gun dog" section.

    However , no forum will please everyone and I enjoy it as it is.
    I understand where you are coming from Sharon but Ontario -Out -of Doors has many meanings depending what your outdoors sport is or interest,camping, rock climbing, hiking, fossil finding, bird watching, trapping etc. By preventing a sub section would completely ignore many other dog related activities and the opportunity for new forum members to grow. What an opportunity for Ontario Out of Doors to expand it's membership and possible advertising dollars with new people. I do not believe the current forum membership would shrink but peak new interest and get away from the same bantering everyday, same topics over and over. You know as well as I do we already have other Hunting and Training forums that already exist. Basically these become just boys clubs and I do not want this to happen to Ontario Out of Doors. If it did people would leave and find another forum to participate in. This is only being suggested given the name of this forum and in my opinion a big opportunity .

    If it were to change to a Hunting and Training your Gun dog forum Sharon as your preference and probably others as well the Ontario Out of Doors would loose many members. It would mean many steps back but if it would continue to diversify it would grow steadily. They would be the first. Keeping in mind current forum members would not have to participate but I would be very surprised if they didn't. I have talked to a few current forum members that are very intrigued ,curious and open to learning more about other dog sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    If I remember Sharon you were one of the ones instrumentally in having the 'Dog House' sub-forum created because folks kept posting threads about silly things about 'mutts having fun' instead of serious stuff like training pure breeds.

    Like you said, neither forum gets much traffic these days, less than 15 threads a month in the Sporting Dog forum and less than 10 a month in the Dog Forum means they isn't a huge interest. Creating more sub-forums won't solve that problem.

    ....."enjoy it as it is"...seems to be the answer.
    Not so. Cal Tek and I discussed the "problem" and that was the best we could agree on.
    He's the boss. It has worked not badly.
    Last edited by Sharon; September 4th, 2015 at 03:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow dog View Post
    I understand where you are coming from Sharon but Ontario -Out -of Doors has many meanings depending what your outdoors sport is or interest,camping, rock climbing, hiking, fossil finding, bird watching, trapping etc. By preventing a sub section would completely ignore many other dog related activities and the opportunity for new forum members to grow. What an opportunity for Ontario Out of Doors to expand it's membership and possible advertising dollars with new people. I do not believe the current forum membership would shrink but peak new interest and get away from the same bantering everyday, same topics over and over. You know as well as I do we already have other Hunting and Training forums that already exist. Basically these become just boys clubs and I do not want this to happen to Ontario Out of Doors. If it did people would leave and find another forum to participate in. This is only being suggested given the name of this forum and in my opinion a big opportunity .

    If it were to change to a Hunting and Training your Gun dog forum Sharon as your preference and probably others as well the Ontario Out of Doors would loose many members. It would mean many steps back but if it would continue to diversify it would grow steadily. They would be the first. Keeping in mind current forum members would not have to participate but I would be very surprised if they didn't. I have talked to a few current forum members that are very intrigued ,curious and open to learning more about other dog sports.

    The term "Ontario-Out-of Doors" of course has many meanings Vince , but not as it pertains to this forum imo.

    "I consider "Ontario-Out -of Doors" forum to be a fishing and hunting forum." quote Sharon Thurs.

    ** I have said all I want to say so won't be posting further on this topic.
    Last edited by Sharon; September 4th, 2015 at 03:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    If I had my way there wouldn't be a Dog House section , but just a "Hunting and Training your Gun dog" section.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    If I remember Sharon you were one of the ones instrumentally in having the 'Dog House' sub-forum created
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    Not so. Cal Tek and I discussed it and that was the best we could agree on.
    So how is that "Not So".....your intervention with Caltek resulted in the creation of the "Dog House'.....haha

    And looking at your activity in the 'Dog House' forum you seem to be enjoying it so it wasn't a bad decision.
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    "It has worked not badly. " quote Sharon said above.

    ( Jay and I don't have interventions. Neither of us have an alcohol or drug problem. )
    Last edited by Sharon; September 4th, 2015 at 03:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    The term "Ontario-Out-of Doors" of course has many meanings Vince , but not as it pertains to this forum imo.

    "I consider "Ontario-Out -of Doors" forum to be a fishing and hunting forum." quote Sharon Thurs.

    ** I have said all I want to say so won't be posting further on this topic.
    Yes I appreciate your opinion and thankfully we all have them valid or not. Thank you for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    If I remember Sharon you were one of the ones instrumentally in having the 'Dog House' sub-forum created because folks kept posting threads about silly things about 'mutts having fun' instead of serious stuff like training pure breeds.
    LOL those were the days. Some of the "serious" dog folks (that rarely post anyway) would get pretty bent outta shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by last5oh_302 View Post
    I support your cause YD, just because I like ya.
    Come on Rick...you just want to see a ' Food and Nutrition' forum so you can apply for the job as a Mod for it...haha

    I'll vote for you
    Last edited by MikePal; September 5th, 2015 at 05:12 AM.
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    Thank you for the suggestion and feedback. At this time we will not be creating any new forums or sub-forums.

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