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Create Race-specific forums? (Read 149 times)

Iowa Haze


    Message to Moderators: is it possible to get race-specific forums created for some of hte majors like Chicago, NYC, Boston?   As you've surely heard, Runners World is closing its forums.  A number of folks are interested to set up shop here.  We can create 'user groups" but seems like those are harder to find than just having a forum in the main listing.

      Just look in the Racing forums. They're there. If you don't see one, just start a thread.

      Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
      We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes

        F'rinstance:

         

        Boston 2018

         

        NYC 2017

        Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
        We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes
        Iowa Haze


          Thanks, but was asking for a dedicated forum  (sub-forum?), rather than have threads about all of the races lumped in one Racing forum.

          stealth.rnr


            Ok, I'm going to try this again.....

            If I want to breathe, I must move.

            If I must move, I choose to run.

            Wish me luck.

                                                             

            ilanarama


            Pace Prophet

              There is also https://www.runningahead.com/groups/MarathonRaceTraining/ which was created by a RWOL person back when the forums were filled with spam.  Some of us are trying to revive it.  I'm trying to reach the admin to see if he either wants to be more active, or hand over the reins.

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              an amazing likeness

                Thanks, but was asking for a dedicated forum  (sub-forum?), rather than have threads about all of the races lumped in one Racing forum.

                 

                Personally, I think it would be a better user experience to have the races be under the Racing topic, much like it exist today.  One click to enter the Racing topic section, then below that would be Subjects for each major:

                 

                Racing

                Boston Marathon 2018

                NY Marathon 2018

                Chicago Marathon 2018

                Hudson Valley Marathon 2018

                Vermont City Marathon 2018

                Running your best 10K

                ...etc

                 

                At a glance, this would let me see scan the active topics on each. If there's no active discussions on a particular race, the topic fades down the list -- active and alive is easily seen on top.

                I've done my best to live the right way. I get up every morning and go to work each day. (thru 3-29-19)


                Prince of Fatness

                  Thanks, but was asking for a dedicated forum  (sub-forum?), rather than have threads about all of the races lumped in one Racing forum.

                   

                  That's really what the groups are for.  I get your point to some degree but for many here it's nice to not have a bunch of forums to sift through on the main page. Groups was a new concept for me when I first came here but I now find them to be one of this place's best features.

                  Semi-back-at-it. 


                  Demon of Bad Decisions

                     

                    That's really what the groups are for.  I get your point to some degree but for many here it's nice to not have a bunch of forums to sift through on the main page. Groups was a new concept for me when I first came here but I now find them to be one of this place's best features.

                     

                    OMG, the déjà vu.

                    I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                     

                    stealth.rnr


                      This place survived 11/2012. You can do this.

                       

                      Some of us turned out ok, didn't we?

                      Ok, I'm going to try this again.....

                      If I want to breathe, I must move.

                      If I must move, I choose to run.

                      Wish me luck.

                                                                       

                      Nasreddin Hoja


                        Message to Moderators: is it possible to get race-specific forums created for some of hte majors like Chicago, NYC, Boston?   As you've surely heard, Runners World is closing its forums.  A number of folks are interested to set up shop here.  We can create 'user groups" but seems like those are harder to find than just having a forum in the main listing.

                         

                        The NYCM Forum at RWOL, has been very nearly dead for a couple of years now.


                        Demon of Bad Decisions

                          This place survived 11/2012. You can do this.

                           

                          Stealth, I think I need to be held.

                          I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                           

                          stealth.rnr


                             

                            Stealth, I think I need to be held.

                            If I remember correctly, someone still owes me a beer.

                            Ok, I'm going to try this again.....

                            If I want to breathe, I must move.

                            If I must move, I choose to run.

                            Wish me luck.

                                                                             


                            Demon of Bad Decisions

                              If I remember correctly, someone still owes me a beer.

                               

                              Premium Grain Belt for everyone!

                              I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                               

                              Buzzie


                              Bacon Party!

                                This place survived 11/2012. You can do this.

                                 

                                Some of us turned out ok, didn't we?

                                 

                                I don't know that it did.

                                Liz

                                pace sera, sera

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