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    Default Salt/fresh segregation...

    No disrespect to the webmaster and mods, but am I the only one who finds this recent change cumbersome?

    Just adds more places to look for or post stuff, esp subjects/topics that apply to both types of fishing.
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    Thumbs down Agreed

    I agree wholeheartedly.

    Where do you post something like, "What's the best reel to use for king salmon?" Or, "When's a good time to come to Alaska for kings?" Or.....

    I'm tired right now after 11 hours out on the water, so I can't think of many more off hand, but there are WAY too many questions that really aren't salt or fresh specific.

    Should there be a whole new section just for the Kenai? And one for just Southcentral? And then one for Southeast? And Parks Highway? I think it should just be a "Fishing" forum.

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    I agree as well.

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    I have to disagree but with no diss-respect. As a fresh water fisher with hardly any desire to the salt (at least this point). Not having to weed through the salt entries on a thread I find interesting will be good. Plus it gives me another section to visit... Salt, Fresh, Fly and Ice, I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riddle View Post
    I have to disagree but with no diss-respect. As a fresh water fisher with hardly any desire to the salt (at least this point). Not having to weed through the salt entries on a thread I find interesting will be good. Plus it gives me another section to visit... Salt, Fresh, Fly and Ice, I love it.

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    Default bussing

    The next thing you know we will have to click onto a little bus that will navigate us to the proper and correct sub forum!

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    I dislike it more than I like it. But for the most part I only saltwater fish so most of what I'm interested in may be in the saltwater section.

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    Check one for the don't really care for it column. It made sense to me to have a ice fishing & fly fishing section but there are two many topics that fit into both fresh/salt water fishing for this one. Not a major deal but...

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    Default when did it happen?

    i didn't even notice.....
    guess that puts me in the "don't care" camp.
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    I am a member to a LOT of different types of forums and i think the best solution are sub-forums. Check this out.
    You would have a FISHING forum and within the fishing forum you would have a general forum with topics that are not specific and then sub forums for Fly-fishing, Salt, Fresh, Ice, etc. and since it’s a V-Bulletin Forum you can easily search all them if you are looking for a certain thread in the main section. Additionally it simplifies the whole forum... Just my 2 cents.

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    Default I like it

    I hardly ever fish fresh water so now I don't have to wade through Kenai River threads
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    Default Ummmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by Abu_Garcia View Post
    You would have a FISHING forum and within the fishing forum you would have a general forum with topics that are not specific and then sub forums for Fly-fishing, Salt, Fresh, Ice, etc. .
    This is how it is set up now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanmutt View Post
    This is how it is set up now.
    No it would be, if there was a general fishing forum with its group of threads, and within that there is sub-forums for the indivdual catagories.
    The way it is set up now is different forums with no sub forums. its true that is under Alaska Fishing Forums, it is not really a sub forum because thier is not a general board with individual threads.
    heres an example

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskanmutt View Post
    I hardly ever fish fresh water so now I don't have to wade through Kenai River threads

    +1, no interest in the Kenai, Kasilof, Nush or any other river, just the salty stuff.

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    I didn't even know we had a freshwater forum until this thread. Cool...

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    I've never been a fan of having a bunch of semi-related sub forums. Sure, splitting hunting and fishing makes sense. But fragmenting a "main" forum like fishing into a bunch of sub-forums tends to dilute the knowledge base. For instance, I'll probably spend the majority of my "fishing forum" time in the new salt water section. So I'll never even see fresh water topics (or ice fishing, or fly fishing) that I may have been able to contribute to. Yeah, people will likely get their questions answered, but it limits my participation in those discussions. And, believe it or not, I, and others like me may have valuable insight or knowledge on subjects that we will no longer see.

    So, in my opinion, the new sub-forum may make it easier for people browsing (as opposed to searching) to find answers to specific fresh water fishing questions, but there will be fewer people providing answers. Of course, this is all moot if there are enough people frequenting the fresh water forum that my knowledge won't be missed, which very well may be the case.
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    Default Therin, the analogy...

    It seems the moderators on this site are mini-editors and can move postings as they see fit.

    If you participate in the forum and post, you are then a writer, albeit in that same mini-fashion.

    Writers and Editors; if you ever become a paid professional in the communication industry, you surely will then recognize the association. I've been a part it for over 8 years, and trust me when I say it's an oil and water mix.

    I don't fault anybody here, but I thought it might be helpful to point out that this forum has evolved somewhat to that association parameter. This simply transpires due to the business of communication.

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    Default Good change

    Breaking up the boards makes it easier to find what you're looking for when you have a specific topic in mind. Each has a shorter list to search through so your results are more accurate and on-topic.

    For those who stop in here at least once a day, you're better off to just click the "New Posts" link on the top menu bar upon arrival at the site. By scanning down only a couple pages of threads, you'll see what is going on on the ENTIRE forum. It is so much easier than loading up every single board to look and see if anything is new. You can scan over the entire site in a matter of 5 minutes in one sitting (not including any time you spend responding to threads).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    Breaking up the boards makes it easier to find what you're looking for when you have a specific topic in mind.

    I'm kind of new to this forum, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but if everything is under one heading of just "Alaska Fishing" can't you just do a "search" for a specific topic you're interested in in just one forum instead of having to jump between "Fresh" and "Salt" to see what is in each one? Or does a search search ALL of the forums? I've never tried it. Maybe I should!

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