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  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
And so after 4 years, 2 months, 15 days along comes the first reply.

Hello and thank you, Brian.

From the Department of Ideas :-

1)  Exterminate for all time the abysmal Armchair Operators forum.

2) In its place create a forum dedicated to Railways Media that would encompass literature (books, magazines, etc) and video (DVD, Television, youtube etc.).

Oh, you can include audio cassettes in that equation too.

3) Humiliate and torture forum users who habitually neglect the use of the SHIFT and ENTER keys.
(You know who you are)

Thank you.
  Hitachi_Man Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne.
I would go further than that and

Delete:
Armchair Operators (made read only, no new posts)
Radio and Scanning Discussions (put in general instead)
Mornington Crescent (also put in general)
Transport Tycoon
All the specific country/region international subjects and just leave "International news"

Merge:
MSTS forums together

Create:
Railway Media Discussions
  Somebody in the WWW Banned

Location: Banned
Personally I'd like to see a forum for photos, video clips, etc.. like over on the bus forum (But different from our Railway Photography forum) to post photos and such in Smile
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
I'd like to see milestone threads banned indefinitely!
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
I'd like to see milestone threads banned indefinitely!
"ARG706"


Amen !
  Blue-Train Train Controller

Why do I get the feeling that some members have several usernames? Confused
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
About the only ones with several user names are those idiots that get banned and then come back under another user name to simply get banned again. Great fun at times, I don't think, but boring to most of us others though!
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
And so after 4 years, 2 months, 15 days along comes the first reply.

Hello and thank you, Brian.

From the Department of Ideas :-

1)  Exterminate for all time the abysmal Armchair Operators forum.

2) In its place create a forum dedicated to Railways Media that would encompass literature (books, magazines, etc) and video (DVD, Television, youtube etc.).

Oh, you can include audio cassettes in that equation too.

3) Humiliate and torture forum users who habitually neglect the use of the SHIFT and ENTER keys.
(You know who you are)

Thank you.
"2001"


This badly needs a bump

Hey can we possibly have that rail media forum please.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Why do I get the feeling that some members have several usernames? Confused
"Blue-Train"


You mean like brasstwain.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania



Hey can we possibly have that rail media forum please.
"42101"


I agree, sounds a great idea there.
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Nothing quite like a Sticky Welcome.
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
And so after 4 years, 2 months, 15 days along comes the first reply.

Hello and thank you, Brian.

From the Department of Ideas -

1)  Exterminate for all time the abysmal Armchair Operators forum.

2) In its place create a forum dedicated to Railways Media that would encompass literature (books, magazines, etc) and video (DVD, Television, youtube etc.).

Oh, you can include audio cassettes in that equation too.

3) Humiliate and torture forum users who habitually neglect the use of the SHIFT and ENTER keys.
(You know who you are)

Thank you.
"2001"


Big bump but.

Exterminate all international forums after all this is Railpage AUSTRALIA not Railpage international cut and paste.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Exterminate all international forums after all this is Railpage AUSTRALIA not Railpage international cut and paste.
Black Hoppers
You and others have said this many times previously. It has been explained many times previously that this is NOT going to happen. Get over it, nobody is forcing you to look at it if you don't want to (I don't).
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Maybe a usergroup could be formed for access to all international forums - This would fix this problem once and for all.
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Maybe a usergroup could be formed for access to all international forums - This would fix this problem once and for all.
"s3_gunzel"


Yeah not a bad idea at all.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Personally, I'd prefer that the international part of the forum was disposed of. It's far easier to come by international news elsewhere using social media, and also have far greater depth of detail to the information than you'd get from an article posted here. It would also make the moderators/admins jobs a bit easier too.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
I would like to suggest replacing Armchair Operators with a proposals forum where members can present their unusual ideas for discussion. The existing Armchair Operators threads could be moved to the Archived Threads Sections.

I think that the International News section has its place although I would like to see more discussion as well as news items.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
The problem is that any discussion is all too rare in the international side of the forums, because quite simply put people come here to discuss current events within Australia (and to a lesser degree, New Zealand). People know they can go elsewhere for any international news where it's more reliable, and there are people that can answer them from a particular country with the correct and current information. Why keep something that is only used as a spot for one person to spam with news articles, and that barely any of the membership will read or use? Perhaps providing links to some good international forums would be a better idea than having dedicated forums here. All they do is clutter the joint up.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
Maybe there could be the option of excluding certain forums when one has a look at the "New Forum Posts" eg a user could adjust the settings so that they only look at Australian Forums etc.
  Black Hoppers Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Maybe there could be the option of excluding certain forums when one has a look at the "New Forum Posts" eg a user could adjust the settings so that they only look at Australian Forums etc.
"GeoffreyHansen"


As Barrington said just dice it all together.

If you truly need to read stuff from around the world there is Google.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I'm perfectly happy to read international stuff here - while there is google it won't send me anything when something new occurs.

But, can I suggest that all this discussion is way off topic for this thread. Way, way off-topic.  Perhaps a moderator could shift it all into the suggestions thread. There is a moderator contributing - perhaps he might arrange something.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
all this discussion is way off topic for this thread.
duttonbay
The purpose of this thread is clearly defined in the opening post. The current discussion would appear to be on topic to me...

If the International forums disappear where will I post the railway related info from my recent overseas travels?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The purpose of this thread is clearly defined in the opening post. The current discussion would appear to be on topic to me...
"Graham4405"

The opening post is from more than ten years ago. and more than half of the 22 posts have been made since Black Hoppers wrote his "exterminate" post.  In other words, it's effectively a dead and buried thread. In many forums it would have been locked due to inactivity years ago.

I would have thought the very top post in the "Railpage Australia" forum, titled "Suggestions", and with more than 200 posts, would be a much more logical place to, umm, make a suggestion...
  sydnytrains Chief Commissioner

Location: McDonalds Front counter serving customers
I don't personally see what is so necessary to remove the International forums. I always skip them, what's so hard about doing that? If your not Tonymercury, Wanderer53, RTT_Rules or any mod/admin, then you shouldn't really care about the International forums in general.

Just some food for thought.

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