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  • YES: I object to the creation of the proposed forum

    22 41.51%
  • NO: I support the creation of the proposed forum

    27 50.94%
  • YES: I would request access

    31 58.49%
  • NO: I wouldn't request access

    17 32.08%
  • I support a LIMITED OPEN forum

    29 54.72%
  • I support FULLY RESTRICTED forum

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Thread: A New DR1 Forum?

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    Default A New DR1 Forum?

    This poll was suggested by a forum member who expressed a desire to remain anonymous.

    The following text is a word-for-word copy of his proposal.

    Please note that the poll is multiple choice but anonymous, pick all that applies and then submit. You must pick three choices. Once the votes are in, they are final.

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    DR1 is considering a proposal for the creation of a new limited access general topic message board primarily targeted to and for use by Residents and Citizens of the Dominican Republic. This poll is an attempt to quantify the level of user interest/support for this concept. As with all message boards on DR1, participation in this new board will be voluntary, the threads will adhere to the general rules as they pertain to all message boards on this site, will be moderated and general user access will be restricted to some degree to ensure that the content remains focused on the subset of DR1 user community the new board is intended to serve.

    Would you object to the creation of such a message board on DR1?
    Yes: I object to the creation of this proposed message board
    NO: I do not object/I support the creation of this proposed message board

    Would you consider requesting access to the new message board if created?
    Yes: I would consider requesting access
    No: I would not request access

    Based on the proposed focus and scope of the new message board, do you feel that it would be most useful if the threads are readable by everyone with posting restricted to qualifying users (LIMITED OPEN) or do you feel that this new board would be more useful if it is fully restricted with access granted only to qualifying users (FULLY RESTRICTED)?

    I support a LIMITED OPEN message board & thread model
    I support FULLY RESTRICTED message board & thread model

    Thank you for offering your input.

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    I dont really understand the topic of the proposed new board.....
    A board for residents and citizens ?? For real ? Do we need fo email cedula # ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malko View Post
    I dont really understand the topic of the proposed new board.....
    A board for residents and citizens ?? For real ? Do we need fo email cedula # ?
    Good question - how will we know if they are legal residents/citizens?




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    Has this arisen following the 'Roll Call' thread which has shown that very few of the regular posters are DR based most of the time?

    I am not going to respond to the poll because I am indifferent on limiting access. There are posters who have lived here or visit and offer good opinion/comments and up to date information and I welcome that.

    There are a few who come to DR from time to time and stay in one particular area and have many opinions, sometimes very negative on all of the country, its governance and it's people. This can provoke dismay to those of us who have chosen with due thought about our reasoning to relocate and reside here and who often have travelled around and experienced the good and the bad of developing DR more widely.

    There is no easy solution other than a tougher more time consuming effort from moderators imo.

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    I don't see the need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose 777 View Post
    Should be an honor system based. I see a need as those who live here fulltime often do have very different perspective than those who visit.
    No

    There is a whole section on 'travel' and a visitors report may offer very useful information.

    Were you the person requesting this change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose 777 View Post
    No, I did not request the change, but I can see the benefit of it as again those of us living here think different about things then the visitors do. I would also love to see a forum of just Dominicans (not Dom Yorks) speaking about various issues. Membership would be restricted to ethnic Dominicans raised on the island. Gringos should be allowed to lurk, but not comment so as to not disturb the flow of the conversation. The conversation should of course be in English still. This would allow gringos to become the fly on the wall and would allow for tremendous insight into the culture. I find it ironic that a forum about the DR often is so adverse/ hostile to the opinions of Dominicans that they rarely comment or stay. Just my 2 cents.
    Terrific idea, mongoose! Many would benefit from such a forum. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, "I would prefer reading a forum that would never have me as a member."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose 777 View Post
    ........ I would also love to see a forum of just Dominicans (not Dom Yorks) speaking about various issues. Membership would be restricted to ethnic Dominicans raised on the island.......
    Why not just join one of the existing message boards dedicated to Dominicans only?

    Are you by chance familiar with the origin of DR1 and who it was intended for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    Are you by chance familiar with the origin of DR1 and who it was intended for?
    Chip?

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    Why not create two separate forums?

    One for residents, one for visitors.
    I don't think that there would need to be any prerequisite to enter the residents one. I'm pretty sure that it will controlled by the members within. Imagine someone posting in the residents section that they are going to the Dominican! They won't last long!

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