Do we realy need?

 
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Do we really need between 4 to 6 pages of new forum posts of the cut and paste media release with no comments of international junk that next to no one reads each and every day from just one member every day?

I for one am sick and tired of having to wade through up to 6 pages to find Australian content amongst all the cut and paste obscure topics that he puts up each day,For example just todays New forum posts pages 2 and 3 were near totaly these SPAM postings.

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You could go to the suggestion thread in the Railpage Forums,

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11367077-s175.htm

And perhaps offer a solution, ie can the news be divided into Aussie News and International News, with the international news on a seperate page.


Regards,
David Head
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Personally I enjoy being able to read many of the international news posts and thank the two regular media monitors for taking the time to bring those items to our attention.  I certainly don't consider these to be spam posts.

The site may be "Railpage Australia" (and New Zealand) but many of us are either overseas or interested in overseas matters - some are in both camps.  I wouldn't wish to lose that content.

Whether or not it could be more usefully managed in another area I'll leave to popular opinion.  It is as much News as is the latest press release from Sydney or Perth.  Many items are not replied to (but do seem to be read by a decent number of people) but a few initiate healthy debate.

I don't have any problem with "wading" through the pages of new posts to find something of more local interest.  I prefer to think of it as "reading" through; I could argue that it takes as long to locate something of interest from Victoria but along the way I might miss fascinating snippets of news from sometimes quite obscure sources.  

If one only wishes to read material from a specific area then instead of using the "New Posts" listing why not use the state-specific forums as a first port of call instead?
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Do we really need between 4 to 6 pages of new forum posts of the cut and paste media release with no comments of international junk that next to no one reads each and every day from just one member every day?

I for one am sick and tired of having to wade through up to 6 pages to find Australian content amongst all the cut and paste obscure topics that he puts up each day,For example just todays New forum posts pages 2 and 3 were near totaly these SPAM postings.
Black Hoppers
Do what I do, access the forums from the index and look for the green lights in the sub forums you're interested in. If I look at the index and none of the forums I am interested in are green I kill the page and go look for something more interesting to do.

And yes, on occassion I do wade through the international news, and I thank the users that go to the effort to highlight these articles to me, some of them are interesting, som are not, but the TV news is much the same, and that doesn't come with a user implemented ignore feature either.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney

I don't have any problem with "wading" through the pages of new posts to find something of more local interest.  I prefer to think of it as "reading" through; I could argue that it takes as long to locate something of interest from Victoria but along the way I might miss fascinating snippets of news from sometimes quite obscure sources.  
Gwiwe

The wading problem would be helped if the RP search function worked properly.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
If one only wishes to read material from a specific area then instead of using the "New Posts" listing why not use the state-specific forums as a first port of call instead?
"Gwiwer"
This.

...in fact, I only surf the Page (and other forums!) by looking through boards (and child boards, where applicable). Granted, it would be great to have a means to sort through New Posts, but I've found it much easier to simply hit up the specific areas I haunt.

I will concede that unsorted "wading" can be undesirable, especially so when forums gain size (can you imagine wading through an unsorted general New Posts call on a forum like FlyerTalk?).

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