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Postby Duncan » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:21 am

hi

As there is so little traffic on here these days at the back of my mind I have been thinking about making this a read only forum so people can still see the data

to be honest I would like your opinion on the matter

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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Dave Collins » Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:22 am

Somewhat surprised by the lack of response but I suppose that is an answer in itself.
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Manky Sanke » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:18 pm

I haven't responded because, like Duncan, I would like the opinion of the forum users.

My thoughts are that Duncan has a huge amount of knowledge and experience in koi health and related matters that he is eager to share and I can also waffle a bit about anything that's water related. There are also quite a few users who have advanced knowledge who could contribute to a thread but, although new members are joining all the time, few seem to want to ask questions or want the information that is available. Why not?

This forum has never had a reputation for being a place where the users just chatter about topical events, Duncan built it up as a site where advanced information could be had. Does it's reputation put people off from asking questions in case they look silly? There are no silly questions - only the ones that weren't asked and then ended up causing problems due to lack of knowledge.

Everybody knows something that they could talk about or has a question (even if they already know the answer) that they could ask that would get an answer or responses that would add to the general pool of knowledge. So ask, see if you can catch us out.

Or, as Duncan said, maybe you just want a static site that you can only read - let us know what you want.
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Glenn » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:14 pm

Hi Duncan,

Leave it as it is, this is still the most informative site

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Re: koiquest forum

Postby fisherman » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:21 pm

Duncan
It would be a sad loss to the koi world :( if you decided to go that way I myself have been helped by you with the forum that you have got me out of problems in the past and hopefully in the future
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Duncan » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:21 am

my thanks to those who have answered

but this just about sums it up the apathy of site that's a shadow of what it once was

some thinking to do me thinks

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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Russ Little Pond » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:49 pm

Duncan

I would like it kept as an open forum.
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Manky Sanke » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:41 pm

There wouldn't be a problem keeping the forum open if it was being used. Anyone who wants to keep it open can help by posting something. As I said before, ask a question about anything related to koi health/physiology or water and see if you can catch us out. It doesn't need to be something you need to know or don't already know, it can be something that you think might have an answer that others might find informative. Or feel free to add comments to something that has already been posted.
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Pondwithnoname3 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:03 pm

This is a great professionally footed forum that would be a great loss should it become a read only forum, in my humble opinion.
I don't take a peek very often for the sheer fact there's not much traffic, chicken egg thing, plus I like a bit of chit chat.
I find forums a live entity even if there's not much traffic, a read only forum would for me be just another one dimensional website and I'd be even less inclined to visit.
I can pick up most of the information I need through static web sites but the beauty of a forum is that I can ask questions and get replies in a way I can understand, and if I don't understand I can ask again.......and again and bore everyone to death. :wink:
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby kayoss » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:49 pm

Hi Dunc

I've not replied to this before because, other than saying that the forum has helped me no end, is still a great source of information, but is sadly under used, I've not known what to add that may be constructive.

Undoubtedly, the dreaded facebook groups have overtaken many traditional forums but, TBH, I think the forum has been a victim of your (and lately Syd's) success. The people who visited frequently a few years back have all benefited greatly and learned so much that they now have the knowledge and experience to a) maintain their ponds so as to avoid many problems arising in the first place and b) deal with most problems they do encounter without the need for additional help.

Whatever you decide, I (and I'm sure many others) will always be very grateful that the forum existed and prevented me from packing it all in on more than one occassion - thank you!

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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Geoff9 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:11 pm

Hi Duncan
Sorry I haven't spotted this post till just now, I only visit this forum every 3 days or so as you say it's very quiet but the all the forums are the same at the moment, I read the ******, koi mag, chatter and Extremekoi forums and their all the same so don't be discouraged as the nights draw in I hope more people will visit and post, we don't want to loose any more forums.

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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Jules » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:30 pm

I pop on very sporadically and I admit its the only Koi page I visit these days. Happy to contribute where possible and happy to read too.
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby StuW » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:50 pm

Still look in mate, would be a las to the koi community f this was read only, especially when I read some of the garbage on other forums and Facebook pages which seem to be mad keen on wheat germ, salting ponds and mfg for every koi ailment going.
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Airlite » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:59 am

I'm a brand new hobbyist and am still finding my way around the various forums. To newcomers like me, this forum is an invaluable resource where I know I can get excellent advice from you and your contributors if and when I need it. It'll be a shame if the current access/format changes and I hope you would consider keeping the forum open as it is for the benefit of newcomers like me who are naturally somewhat reluctant to jump in amongst all you experts but I do understand if there are costs incurred and you are thinking that these outweigh the benefits from your perspective. While you make up your mind, can I just say thanks whichever way you decide to go with it as, like I said above, it's a superb resource and I've learnt a great deal despite not chipping in with many posts. Regards
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Re: koiquest forum

Postby Duncan » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:17 am

yes

I plan to keep it as it is for the time being anyway
thank you all for your input

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