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Offline Chris Bergin

New Forum Sections
« on: 05/27/2015 11:28 AM »
Suggestions can be posted in the Suggestion Box below. ;D



Already thinking a section for all these space related media like TV shows and movies as we have a lot of threads on that and they are dominating the general section.

And that's the thing. A new forum section needs to have a good number of threads already, otherwise it would be a very bare section that would look out of place in the forum menu.

However, I do like the idea of perhaps a new section we can build for students and aerospace schools.


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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #1 on: 05/27/2015 01:09 PM »
An ESA (European) section to put in (ESA) European news other that rocket launches. (Other ESA news story's or DLR or CNES news)

So NON Ariane, VEGA news so to say.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #2 on: 05/27/2015 01:36 PM »
There are forty (40) open public sections already.

The students/schools idea is an interesting one.

Still waiting for the Shuttle Dependence Support section.  Coming up on 4 years post-STS and I still have STS-mission cravings.  The launch videos still raise the hair on my arms.  I mean come-on, a twang movement?-Pure awesomeness!

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #3 on: 05/27/2015 01:40 PM »
A Topic (at the extreme bottom) for discussion of space games like Orbiter Space Flight Simulator or Kerbal Space Program? probably not right for a forum of this caliber.
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #4 on: 05/27/2015 01:47 PM »
A separate ISS Live events section, and ISS General Discussion section, both as sub-forums under the main ISS section heading.

If it was up to Chris we'd have a York City FC section. :D
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #5 on: 05/27/2015 01:54 PM »
An ESA (European) section to put in (ESA) European news other that rocket launches. (Other ESA news story's or DLR or CNES news)

So NON Ariane, VEGA news so to say.
How about separate sections for ESA and Arianespace

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #6 on: 05/27/2015 02:14 PM »
You may as well re-architect the main menu while you're at it.

For instance, sacrilege it may be, does it continue to make sense to have "Shuttle" in-between Commercial and SLS/Orion?
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #7 on: 05/27/2015 02:33 PM »
A separate ISS Live events section, and ISS General Discussion section, both as sub-forums under the main ISS section heading.

If it was up to Chris we'd have a York City FC section. :D

York City FC section going live in an hour!!!!! ;)

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #8 on: 05/27/2015 02:38 PM »
You may as well re-architect the main menu while you're at it.

For instance, sacrilege it may be, does it continue to make sense to have "Shuttle" in-between Commercial and SLS/Orion?

We already moved it down once and that was painful enough. NO! NO NO NO NO!! ;)

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #9 on: 05/27/2015 02:47 PM »
Not sure if there are that many people who would be interested in these two sections, but I think they are the most glaring missing sections out there:

1. A section dedicated to the business uses of spaceflight that does not touch rockets or new "innovative" technology, such as telecommunications (comsat contracts), GPS usage, commercial Earth imaging etc. There are other websites which specifically targets them, but I think some discussion of these areas might be good and I don't think they will fit in the current "General Commercial Spaceflight" section.

2. Not sure if we can even attract those who are interested, but since we have a Space Science Section why not a dedicated "Earth Observation from Space" section? I don't think there are any forums out there targeting this area, maybe we can get geologists, environmentalists and others who are interested in EO & Spaceflight to here.  ;)
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #10 on: 05/27/2015 02:52 PM »
A separate ISS Live events section, and ISS General Discussion section, both as sub-forums under the main ISS section heading.

If it was up to Chris we'd have a York City FC section. :D

York City FC section going live in an hour!!!!! ;)

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #11 on: 05/27/2015 03:23 PM »
A Topic (at the extreme bottom) for discussion of space games like Orbiter Space Flight Simulator or Kerbal Space Program? probably not right for a forum of this caliber.

Oh, I don't know - put the modeling and 3d modeling simulation topics with it and call it some sort of hobbyist corner or some such.

games, crafts (paper models, plastic models), amateur (rockets, miniature 3d rocket engines), drones, etc.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #12 on: 05/27/2015 03:25 PM »
A Topic (at the extreme bottom) for discussion of space games like Orbiter Space Flight Simulator or Kerbal Space Program? probably not right for a forum of this caliber.

Oh, I don't know - put the modeling and 3d modeling simulation topics with it and call it some sort of hobbyist corner or some such.

games, crafts (paper models, plastic models), amateur (rockets, miniature 3d rocket engines), drones, etc.
better idea, I like this.
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #13 on: 05/27/2015 03:27 PM »
A Topic (at the extreme bottom) for discussion of space games like Orbiter Space Flight Simulator or Kerbal Space Program? probably not right for a forum of this caliber.

Oh, I don't know - put the modeling and 3d modeling simulation topics with it and call it some sort of hobbyist corner or some such.

games, crafts (paper models, plastic models), amateur (rockets, miniature 3d rocket engines), drones, etc.

That'd be nice. Throw in space books as well, fiction and nonfiction (maybe one thread for each? though that could get confusing)

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #14 on: 05/27/2015 04:25 PM »
A Topic (at the extreme bottom) for discussion of space games like Orbiter Space Flight Simulator or Kerbal Space Program? probably not right for a forum of this caliber.

Oh, I don't know - put the modeling and 3d modeling simulation topics with it and call it some sort of hobbyist corner or some such.

games, crafts (paper models, plastic models), amateur (rockets, miniature 3d rocket engines), drones, etc.

Interesting!

Good stuff, keep the suggestions coming!

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #15 on: 05/27/2015 04:47 PM »
I second the ESA / Aroanespace split.
I would also like a stargazing / sky observation section (is it tangent enough to space flight?)

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #16 on: 05/27/2015 04:50 PM »
I think a "Spaceflight Entertainment" would consolidate all relevant book/game/television/movies topics into one forum.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #17 on: 05/27/2015 05:07 PM »
I second the ESA / Aroanespace split.
I would also like a stargazing / sky observation section (is it tangent enough to space flight?)


Errrrrrr, I pulled a bit of a face at the stargazing element. We'd be moving into astronomy and that's not really our bag. Need to stay space flight specific.

Liking the Spaceflight Entertainment idea as a section header.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #18 on: 05/27/2015 05:30 PM »
I think reorganizing the three "Missions" sections in "HLV / SLS / Orion / Constellation" into a new BEO section "Missions Beyond Earth Orbit" would be a logical name and maybe add a couple more categories in there to address main belt asteroids and beyond, and other (Venus, Mercury, and eccentric orbits).

Maybe EM-Drive could be split out of Advanced Concepts into its own category.

And while it is probably to early, someday under commercial space, a stations section.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #19 on: 05/27/2015 07:10 PM »
I think a "Spaceflight Entertainment" would consolidate all relevant book/game/television/movies topics into one forum.

Call it "Hobbies & Entertainment" and include space modeling in it.  Maybe even a section intended as a help resource for writers looking for fact and "truthiness" checks for their projects.

I'd love to see a special section in which Jim takes on complex questions and issues.  The challenge is to see in how few words he can respond to, or dismiss, the most complex questions.  I know this is likely to not get approved, but it would be the most fun thread to follow in the entire forum... :D
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