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Merge together Early Aircraft Projects and Postwar Aircraft Projects?

No! Keep them separate!
3 (33.3%)
Not bothered either way
2 (22.2%)
Yes! Its a good idea!
4 (44.4%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: February 16, 2019, 11:57:00 am

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Offline steelpillow

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #105 on: February 23, 2019, 08:41:57 am »
Missed the poll because I actually want a third section, with the early aircraft projects split between prewar and 1939-45. It wastes time having to trawl through posts about the wrong era. But there was no option for that, it was a bit of a Hobson's choice for me.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #106 on: February 23, 2019, 11:51:52 am »
Paul,

As I proposed in Reply #71, will there be a capability to view only the attachments in a thread or those posted by a member?

Thanks,

Richard

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #107 on: February 23, 2019, 12:02:55 pm »
Viewing all attachments in a topic is a paid addon, not built in functionality to the forum. Also, the developer for that addon is sick and not selling addons right now. We can revisit it later but at present, the answer is no.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #108 on: March 01, 2019, 04:32:56 am »
Hi,

also I suggest that we can make a seperate section for actually built aircraft,instead off put
it in Aerospace section,and it will be only one section from the year 1900 up to 2019 and
more.

Believe me,that's suggesting will clear the Aerospace section from many un-wanted topics.

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #109 on: March 05, 2019, 11:10:58 am »
Did the rollout get delayed?

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2019, 07:46:59 pm »
I'd actually split it further to make things easier to navigate:
- Pre-1918
- 1918-1945
- 1945-2000

I would also split off helicopters/rotorcraft.

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #111 on: March 06, 2019, 01:15:08 am »
Yep I'm trying to resolve the private message import issue.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #112 on: March 06, 2019, 01:16:54 am »
I considered

Prewar
World War 2
Postwar
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #113 on: March 06, 2019, 02:39:09 am »
I thing Pre WWII and Post WWII work pretty well. Can't see how other proposals could be more efficient.

There is an after and before with WWII I the aerospace technology.

I shouldn't add more categories like rotor craft?. Why not VTOL or Flying Boats then... I'll keep it simple as it has been until now.

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #114 on: March 06, 2019, 03:30:07 am »
I am not sure what further splits would achieve in terms of efficiency or navigability?
Fragmentation just makes it harder to follow and increases the chance of oddities and once you go down spiltting up things there is no end to it (civil, military, decade, engine type, biplanes, flying boats etc.).
A binary choice is at least very simple and meaningful topic title should suffice to indicate what a thread contains.

Pragmatically the scope for major changes is limited, there are 137 pages of pre-1945 projects and 218 pages of post-1945 projects (19 threads per page = 6,745 topics!) that would have to be sifted through if we were to start classifying for a new system.
While I liked the idea of the Prefixes, the work in applying them correctly would have been massive to the moderator team.