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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

    11 20.75%
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Thread: A New DR1 Forum?

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose 777 View Post
    It won't happen because there aren't enough who post on here? Or something else? If its because so few post on here consistently there is a reason for that. I have found some of the most insightful postings to be either from actual Dominicans or from people like yourself, JD Jones and AZB who have lived here longtime. However the 3 of you and other long time residents rarely post anymore.
    We have never attracted Dominicans in any numbers and that will never change, for obvious reasons.
    Boards change, posters come and go, that's the nature of the beast. New blood is the life blood of message boards. If the board was full of "old timers" it would get boring very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaC View Post
    I read the post again and it's not just a separate forum that is being asked for but a whole message board. Maybe they meant forum
    Yes, forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    That will never happen, so you might as well stop wasting your time now.
    What would be the downside? Is there a worry that those born and raised here would simply stay on that designated forum and the other forums would lose their input? That would be a point against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4*4*4 View Post
    What would be the downside? Is there a worry that those born and raised here would simply stay on that designated forum and the other forums would lose their input? That would be a point against it.
    Off the top of my head I can't think of a dozen posters who were born and raised here that post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4*4*4 View Post
    What would be the downside? Is there a worry that those born and raised here would simply stay on that designated forum and the other forums would lose their input? That would be a point against it.
    Find me 5... As i said, it will never happen, move on.

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    I favor it.......

    too many times a resident will post something that he/she experienced yesterday and a visitor form last year will contradict -
    Oh, that didn't happen to me...
    And then an argument ensues.

    The new news the resident posted (potentially very valuable) get buried in the chit chat.

    Witness ju10's recent trips at SDQ... many contradict him.
    Hesus, he went through 12 flights in the past week.... he knows of which he speaks, but last March's traveler will over rule him.

    Residents will be giving fresh, accurate insight to visitors - snowbirds, 1 weekers

    I see it as 'expert' vs 'amateur' advice/knowledge.

    Count me in

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    I favor it.......

    I see it as 'expert' vs 'amateur' advice/knowledge.

    Although I understand what you are saying WW, that still doesn't stop anyone, whether resident or otherwise, from spewing B.S. I have more than once read things from "Residents" that were incorrect on this website...

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    I still don't understand if this is about DR1.v.2 or a sub forum within DR1?

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    It looks like some may be making a mountain out of a mole hill. From the info provided I do not see any way that this new forum will dramatically change anything. It appears to be just another choice for users to make from the main menu. Those who want to participate are free to request access and those who choose not to are not being forced to. It appears that everyone will be able to read what is posted so we needn't worry that people are saying "not nice" things about us behind our backs.

    I don't think this new forum will require annual dues or living sacrifices, just that posting will be limited to Citizens-Residents of paradise. This requirement might very well result in low traffic volume. None-the-less, it will be interesting to see how it develops over time.

    Who am I to say I don't like your sandbox so you shouldn't be allowed to 1) have one or 2) Play in it. I support the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    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.
    What does this Forum lack that requires another? I think someone is just looking to start a business and using the backs of those who began this open forum to get it launched.

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