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    In the coming month we'll hopefully have an article section added to GPF, I'm just waiting on a little bit of free time to get the coding done :D.

    I've had some PMs about content that we can add to the new section already, but if you've got any ideas about articles that you'd like to see, or think you could write some articles that would be of interest, please do let me know in this thread :).

    I'm hoping that the new section will prove especially useful to new ponders, as we've got some really useful information on the forums that would be great to highlight.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    A great place to put info. Thanks
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Good idea Ian!
     
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    Got a stack for you Ian :LOL:

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    I'm in the process of adding the article section now, but it would be really helpful to get some category suggestions so that articles aren't lumped all together.

    If you've got some ideas on how to categorise things, I'd really like to hear your suggestions. For example:

    • Illness and Disease
    • Pond Maintenance
    • DIY and Pond Construction
    • etc...
    All of the articles will be in the same place, but these categories will help people locate a specific article more easily as the numbers grow.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Are you going to have the articles not allow responses? I would think locking the articles with the statement to make responses, ask ?? start a thread on it. I think that would keep them a lot cleaner.
     
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    It's a whole new section to the site, not as part of the forum itself - so the articles won't be able to have direct replies, there will be a separate "discussion" button to take you to a linked thread on the forums :). Once I've got the article categories sorted I'll open up the article section so you guys can see what I mean.

    You'll like how it works, I'm sure :D
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Sounds neat, thanks for working on it
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I think this is really going to be a great addition to the forum. Thanks Ian :smuggrin:
     
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    Posting rules?
     
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    Sounds like a good plan Ian cant wait to see it up and running

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    At the moment the thinking is as follows: All members will be able to submit content, but it is placed into a moderation queue for editing. This is to make sure that spelling, grammar and formatting are correct and that the images are uploaded correctly, etc. I'll do the editing for now, but if anyone has good English skills and wants to help out then it could be open to a few of us. This will also weed out spam or promotional posts, as the article section would be more appealing a place to spam if it was able to be accessed instantly.
     
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    Would like to see articles on wintering ponds.
     
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    Thanks, that's helpful to know. I've added that to the list :).

    Any more?
     
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    How about the different types of pond filters and how they work?
     
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    This is a great idea! And I'm happy to hear the articles will be edited before posting - nothing frustrates me more than knowing someone has good ideas to share but their grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. make it impossible to read!
     
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    Sounds like a good topic. Perhaps if I add an equipment section it could do under that?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I would think so, anything equipment would fit under the topic, filters, skimmers, pumps etc
     
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    sounds really good. How will articles be screened for incorrect infomation?
     
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    Kind of hard to screen for incorrect information when everyone has their own idea's on how to do something and what is right or wrong. Unless it is something very obvious on something like please be sure to feed arsenic to your fish every morning w/a side order of shredded sheet metal screws :)
     
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