This Fuerteventura forum uses cookies
This Fuerteventura forum makes use of cookies to store your login information if you are registered, and your last visit if you are not. Cookies are small text documents stored on your computer; the cookies set by this Fuerteventura forum can only be used on this website and pose no security risk. Cookies on this Fuerteventura forum also track the specific topics you have read and when you last read them. Please confirm whether you accept or reject these cookies being set.

A cookie will be stored in your browser regardless of choice to prevent you being asked this question again. You will be able to change your cookie settings at any time using the link in the footer.
Hi guest and welcome to the Fuerteventura forum.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
New section - Fuerteventura News
#1
Have seen the General Discussions threads number growing too much, so created a new section for the news, extending it for the rest of the islands.

Can't decide on these:
1. Should we also have a section (locked to members only or unlocked) to the rest of the world? Will we be able to manage it without going too political?
2. Not sure if I should put the COVID section in (the news section) or still leave it as it is.

Thank you all for your opinions and for keeping the forum running spam/trouble free. Heart
I Heart Fuerteventura
2 users say Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote
#2
I like the new News section Sam. I've put a lot in General Discussions recently because I couldn't find a better home for them.

Personally, I don't think we need a 'Rest of the World' section because without doubt it would get political. If something happens in another country that specifically affects The Canaries then we can still fit it in to existing sections.

I think the COVID thread could be added to the Health section now.
Living my dream
4 users say Thank You to TamaraEnLaPlaya for this post
Reply Quote
#3
(07-04-2022, 09:16 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: Personally, I don't think we need a 'Rest of the World' section because without doubt it would get political. If something happens in another country that specifically affects The Canaries then we can still fit it in to existing sections.

Thanks Tamara, that's what I'm worried about. Don't want this place to end up like the old forum but on the other hand we have moderators capable to keep everything in order, something the old forum lacked badly.

(07-04-2022, 09:16 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: I think the Covid thread could be added to the Health section now.

I was thinking the News section until it's over completely and move it to the Health section later on. In both cases in its own subcategory.
I Heart Fuerteventura
1 user says Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote
#4
(07-04-2022, 09:26 PM)Sam Wrote:
(07-04-2022, 09:16 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: Personally, I don't think we need a 'Rest of the World' section because without doubt it would get political. If something happens in another country that specifically affects The Canaries then we can still fit it in to existing sections.

Thanks Tamara, that's what I'm worried about. Don't want this place to end up like the old forum but on the other hand we have moderators capable to keep everything in order, something the old forum lacked badly.

(07-04-2022, 09:16 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: I think the Covid thread could be added to the Health section now.

I was thinking the News section until it's over completely and move it to the Health section later on. In both cases in its own subcategory.

The problem as I see it Sam is that bad feeling gets generated when Mods have to step in. It's only by having stopped anything political in it's tracks, right from the start, that this forum is working as well as it is. I don't think everyone is happy with this stance but they accept it for what it is. I really don't see the need for a 'rest of the world' - all I can see is differing opinions generating ill-will. Just my two cents, others will probably have different opinions  Wink

COVID - might as well leave as is until it is right time to move it to Health.
Living my dream
4 users say Thank You to TamaraEnLaPlaya for this post
Reply Quote
#5
Thanks Tamara, appreciate it. I generally agree, love the Pleasantville here just not sure about the rest of the people and wanted to make sure the forum works for the majority of the users (as well as the majority of the moderators).

Will leave the COVID section where it is for now then.
I Heart Fuerteventura
1 user says Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote
#6
(07-04-2022, 09:39 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: The problem as I see it Sam is that bad feeling gets generated when Mods have to step in. It's only by having stopped anything political in it's tracks, right from the start, that this forum is working as well as it is. I don't think everyone is happy with this stance but they accept it for what it is. I really don't see the need for a 'rest of the world' - all I can see is differing opinions generating ill-will. Just my two cents, others will probably have different opinions  Wink

Covid - might as well leave as is until it is right time to move it to Health.

Absolutely could not agree more. I appreciate the hard work our mods do, but I don't think it would be beneficial to the forum to add to that burden to only create bad feeling between members. 

Everyone on this site can use alternative venues to discuss world Events. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, other forums all exist, so nobody is being prevented from expressing themselves by not being able to post their views in this one small private venue. We all have different opinions on different things, and it can be hard to have a civil conversation with somebody about Where to buy pots or how to handle the ITV when you were just yesterday reading their (to you) offensive and hurtful political opinions. 

I don't think the atmosphere of collaboration and community would be well served by allowing people to discuss things outside the scope of the forum. Sometimes ignorance is bliss!
3 users say Thank You to Ducks for this post
Reply Quote
#7
Thanks Ducks, I feel the same way since the beginning. A laser thin focus on Fuerteventura is IMHO beneficial to the forum. No drama, no flames.
I Heart Fuerteventura
3 users say Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote
#8
my 2 pence worth.
Keep it laser thin as already suggested.
Maintain the COVID page a bit longer after all it has not gone away.
Any chance of fine tuning the index as sometimes I find it a bit difficult to re visit an old item eg TIe application
Keep the sun shining.
3 users say Thank You to DavidP for this post
Reply Quote
#9
I agree with Tamara, I like the forum as it is now, without speakers' corners. The Fuerteventura News is a good idea Thumbs Up
3 users say Thank You to GMT for this post
Reply Quote
#10
Thanks both of you, GMT & DavidP. Glad to hear that everyone's happy so far.

(08-04-2022, 08:59 AM)DavidP Wrote: Any chance of fine tuning the index as sometimes I find it a bit difficult to re visit an old item eg TIe application

Do you have any suggestion how to redo the index? Should we split the Paperwork section or make some subsections in it?
I Heart Fuerteventura
1 user says Thank You to Sam for this post
Reply Quote


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Dross section Yorkshire Tyke 3 2,380 31-03-2019, 09:44 AM
Last Post: Can the Man

Forum Jump: