That's a good idea. Lets wait for Daril's opinion about it tho I guess that a concrete category will sound good for him too.
Matter of fact, a simple analysis of the forum queries show that there are indeed specific topics. Thus creating a sub forum for cement and concrete sculpture sounds good. Moreover a moderator with experience will be of great help.
Am trying to do an analysis of the queries and come up with our current profile.
I think the key words on the home page might help you in this. I agree we need to put some order to our forum categories. It might help with the new version that will be finished soon. I think we won't have the forum categories the way they are now but we will have a better order going by the topics most dealt with on the forums.
I'll get admin to add the cement category to the forums list.
@Gunz, what do you say? Would you like to be a moderator here?
We are going to have a new forum category called 'Concrete Mold Making & Casting'. All I need now are key words which will enable us to identify and find the existing posts which belongs on this forum. Can you give me a list of such words?
When I check your list it seems you cover all topics of mold making casting and concrete. Do you think we need them all in one forum category or will it be better Either to name the category 'mold making and casting' or make separate categories for the main materials we deal with: concrete,metal,polymers, etc.
Jade, the basic idea seemed to be to devote a separate forum to cement and concrete.
GunZ has given all the pertinent key words associated with the subject.However if any two or three key words come upon a query, which include, cement or concrete, then it should be dropped into that forum.
It would also be a good idea to have a separate forum on all aspects of molding and casting.
I was just thinking of a area that J* and I can yak and post pics. If others want to join in or gleem tips Great! We just seem to be adding on to "question" posts. Just thought it would be better to have a dedicated thread for statuary and the like?
So I guess I don't need all those many key words after all. As Daril said, it might be enough to automatically search for the words 'concrete' and 'cement' to find all the posts that need to be transferred.
I hope admin will manage to do it by tomorrow.
OK I don't know a heck of a lot about the whole inner workings of threads,keywords and such but why can't all postings thus far just stay where they are. We just can post new stuff in the new forum?
Of course you can post your posts to the new forum but collecting the relevant posts to the forum will make it easier for users looking for data in this topic to find it.
GunZ, it may be a good idea to group all similar posts pertaining to one topic, together. It will make searching for solutions easier and avoid repitition.
For example if a guest posts a query, then you will see, if you scroll down, all related posts, some of which actually answer the query.
The same goes for any key words. We need to encourage visitors to browse pasts posts for an answer, failing which, one of us answers the query.
Hi i am envolved with casting ornaments large very large and small from moulds to casting and painting and spesial efect painting i know a lot but im forever learning new trics and coming across the latest and new material i like all aspects sculpting casting painting and admiring other peoples works of art even if its not relaeted to what i do
Could you maybe have "sticky topics" at the top of each forum heading with all the relevant answers to frequently asked questions where people can browse for answers to their queries before posting yet another request for info.
This seems to be a popular and successful remedy to the problem.?
There's 2 ways to find related posts on the forum. One is using the search option, on the upper right corner and the other is checking the related posts after you've already posted your question.