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Diane Whitehead

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organize plant breeding posts
« on: 2020-02-05, 07:52:50 PM »
In a few days there will be 3000 posts in the Plant Breeding section, all scrambled.  Yes, there is a search function, but it would be a lot easier to navigate if we had all the pea, tomato, sweet potato, etc. posts in separate groups.

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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #1 on: 2020-02-05, 08:18:32 PM »
I can think of a few ways to address this.  If you had a choice between tagging posts or dividing the forum into crop-specific subforums, what would you prefer?

William S.

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« Reply #2 on: 2020-02-05, 08:44:58 PM »
I kinda miss the organization on homegrown goodness where it was by crop or family.
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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #3 on: 2020-02-05, 11:53:28 PM »
Divide into crop/family specific sub-forums

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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #4 on: 2020-02-06, 06:10:22 AM »
Another voice for by crop family here.

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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #5 on: 2020-02-06, 07:58:56 AM »
Thanks for the feedback. We'll work on dividing the forum over the next couple months. We have enough posts now that it makes sense.

Suggestions welcomed regarding how to do that...

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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #6 on: 2020-02-06, 08:28:12 AM »
So how about all those messages that say that a thread has been moved to a new category? Skip them?

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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #7 on: 2020-02-06, 08:33:14 AM »
Yeah
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« Reply #8 on: 2020-02-06, 08:34:17 AM »
If possible, yes. They are just going to bury recent responses.

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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #9 on: 2020-02-06, 06:04:32 PM »
Bill,

You are sure fast.   I am impressed!

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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #10 on: 2020-02-06, 06:10:02 PM »
That was mostly Joseph.  We'll continue to break things out as much as it makes sense to do so.  I doubt that we need to make a forum for every last obscure crop, but if you have suggestions about which ones are most important, please let us know.

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« Reply #11 on: 2020-02-06, 07:37:13 PM »
Of course, with this group, who knows which crop is going to be pulled out of obscurity.

Look at all the interest in persuading sweet potatoes to produce seeds.
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Re: organize plant breeding posts
« Reply #12 on: 2020-02-06, 08:24:54 PM »
Nice!. Thanks.
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