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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #100 on: 06/02/2017 09:15 am »
If there is an asteroid that is discovered heading toward earth,

...it would not only get its own section, but its own group of sections. Chris might even bump the L2 forums from the top of the main page.
Huh. Ironically, the aim of utilising cheap-launch is to make launch costs significant again.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #101 on: 09/03/2017 09:16 pm »
I wonder whether we could have something live "Space Coast Life" -section, where hurricane threads and other similar event threads could be moved, and more easily located.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #102 on: 04/05/2018 11:37 pm »
I suggest we rename “HLV / SLS / Orion / Constellation” to include “Beyond-LEO HSF” as there are 3 such subsection (HSF NEA, Moon, Mars) that aren’t explicitly included in the old title. This does cause some confusion as everyone just puts anything General HSF Mars related in the SpaceX Mars section.
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #103 on: 04/06/2018 05:44 pm »
I suggest we rename “HLV / SLS / Orion / Constellation” to include “Beyond-LEO HSF” as there are 3 such subsection (HSF NEA, Moon, Mars) that aren’t explicitly included in the old title. This does cause some confusion as everyone just puts anything General HSF Mars related in the SpaceX Mars section.

Yep. Let me see what fits.
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #104 on: 04/06/2018 10:28 pm »
Speaking of renaming sections: "NSF 2017 - Taking NSF into the next era". Ahem.
Huh. Ironically, the aim of utilising cheap-launch is to make launch costs significant again.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #105 on: 04/08/2018 09:18 pm »
All done.

Wondering if we could merge NEA into SLS general and move change the NEA section to the Lunar Gateway stuff. Maybe in the future when we've got more threads on the latter.
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #106 on: 04/09/2018 05:23 am »
All done.

Wondering if we could merge NEA into SLS general and move change the NEA section to the Lunar Gateway stuff. Maybe in the future when we've got more threads on the latter.
Maybe create a shelved projects section to hold all cancelled projects so they dont clog current sections and subsection with unrelated threads.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #107 on: 04/12/2018 09:18 pm »
Polite suggestion for removing a section:

With Dream Chaser now with its own section there is a lot of overlap between the content in the Commercial Space forum and the Commercial Crew Vehicles forum. Those two could probably be rolled together without losing anything.

A little redundant perhaps, but I wanted to bring this suggestion forward again.

I still think these two could merge very easily, especially when you consider that the first page in the commercial crew forum goes back 3 years.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #108 on: 06/14/2018 03:43 pm »
We're going to start a new Virgin Galatic/Virgin Orbit section next.
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #109 on: 06/14/2018 04:45 pm »
Maybe a new dedicated section for US Commercial Launchers in the Commercial and US Government Launch Vehicles Board to separate Firefly (FAI), Astra, Rocket Lab, VSS et al from the other international content in the existing Commercial Space Flight General section as these launch companies are gaining contracts and launches. To emphasize the US part of the board name better Commercial should be relocated after US Government to become US Commercial and Government Launch Vehicles. I recommend moving the existing Commercial Space Flight General section down to the International Space Flight (ESA, Russia, China and others) Board.

A separate set of corrections to make to emphasis better clarification:
Other Launchers (Korean, Brazilian etc.) Section Description was not updated when the newer Suborbital Missions section was added and no longer accurately reflects to the fullest the current uses of these sections:

Current text:
Other Launchers (Korean, Brazilian etc.)
Coverage of all other launches, ranging Korean to suborbital etc.

Proposed text (Changes in red):
Other Orbital Launchers (Korean, Brazilian etc.)
Coverage of all other orbital launches, ranging Korean to Brazil etc.

Current text:
Suborbital Missions
A New board for Suborbital missions - such as Wallops sounding rocket missions through to Copenhagen Suborbitals, etc.

Proposed text (Changes in red):
Scientific | Civilian | Military Suborbital Missions
A New board for Scientific | Civilian | Military Suborbital missions - such as Wallops sounding rocket missions through to Copenhagen Suborbitals, etc.

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #110 on: 06/19/2018 12:42 pm »
Virgin section set up.
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=81.0

Looking at the amount of threads and interest, I think we need one for Rocket Lab too! Will get on that while I'm in the admin office ;D
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #111 on: 04/28/2020 01:39 pm »
Along the lines of the Hobbies and Science Fiction section, I wonder if a Wailing and Gnashing of teeth section may be in order. It could work as a place to create threads into which series of kvetching posts are exiled instead of leaving them in the misbegotten threads where they are born.

Case in point are the posts fretting over whether one company or another are wasting time/capital/resources developing new capabilities using new or old or novel methodologies.

Some people just can’t help themselves.

Maybe this post is another example that should be exiled to such a section.
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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #112 on: 07/01/2020 07:10 pm »
The concern was that on a 150 page thread. So we started a new update thread to solve that.

Hi Chris,
Considering this entire forum(NASASpaceFlight) doesn’t have any type of suggestion/feedback area in any section, the only spot to put it is in other threads/where people will see it. As we know sending a PM is private, and not public, thus doesn't allow the community to respond, have feedback and make suggestions to hopefully create a better community. (Additionally PMs don't seem to do very much) As you know, the posts that you have deleted that voiced these concerns had a good amount of likes, showing you that maybe the community likes an idea and maybe YOU(NSF) should try and implement it and not ignore it. Creating a new update thread does not solve problems, but eventually turn into another 185page thread. The fact that members have been asking for separate threads for awhile and many seem to agree, but with no community implementation from the mods seems like you are ignoring us, thus problems will arise, including off topic discussions, and 180 page threads.

We are simply asking for 3 threads instead of 1, to make the place more organized.

1) A Main thread for Photos and Updates (Already Have)
2) A Main thread for Road Closure Updates
3) A Main thread for Testing Campaign Updates (Before every test, a mod can post something similar to below, maybe center and bigger lettering)

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Cryo Proof Testing
Monday July 1, 2020
Road Closures 7pm-7am EST
Updates will be posted below

« Last Edit: 07/01/2020 08:06 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #113 on: 07/29/2020 09:30 pm »
The following is a proposed draft of changes to existiing boards and sections:

I would like to expand the Robotic Spacecraft (Astronomy, Planetary, Earth, Solar/Heliophysics) board and redfine it and its sections. The board should be renamed to Commercial and Government Robotic Science Spacecraft. Motivation to redefine the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and Mars 2020 Rover Section is due to the fact that this section foreign Mars planetary missions and other active NASA missions other than the two rovers. The section title should be changed to the Mars Missions Section. The current section description should be changed to Mars planetary mission coverage and discussion. Mars planetary spacecraft threads currently exist in both the Space Science Coverage Section and the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and Mars 2020 Rover Section. The Space Science Coverage section will be split up expanded as shown below while also absorbing and renaming the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) and Mars 2020 Rover section.

Proposed Sections of the redefined Commercial and Government Robotic Science Spacecraft board:
Inner Solar System:
-Mercury Missions
-Venus Missions
-Earth/Lunar Missions (EO, Lunar Science Etc)
-Mars Missions
-Asteroid and Comet Missions

Outer Solar System:
-Jupiter Missions
-Saturn Missions
-Uranus, Neptune and Beyond
Interplanetary and Beyond Missions
Astronomy (List types)
Physics (List Types)
Biology (List Types)
Theory Probes
Other


As a separate proposition I also propose to add a separate post launch mission updates and discussion board for commercial communications satellites that are defined into section either by operator or nation/block. In addition I also propose to add a separate mission updates and discussion board for government satellites such as GPS/NAVSTAR that are defined into section either by operator or nation/block. That way launch threads remain launch threads remain launch threads and construction, testing, and mission updates and discussion remains separate. They can either be separate boards or can be a combined board. It can be difficult to locate a thread when you forget which company launched the payload you are looking for.


EDIT: updated text for section names.
« Last Edit: 07/30/2020 12:29 am by russianhalo117 »

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #114 on: 07/29/2020 09:40 pm »
Sounds reasonable but no section for probes to Comets, like Giotto/Halley?
Maybe something like
-Asteroid Missions  (no Belt, as there as asters outside of the Belt :)
-Comet Missions

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Re: New Forum Sections
« Reply #115 on: 07/30/2020 02:02 pm »
I don't see enough need for the individual forum sections.

I could see something like

1. Inner planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, asteroid belt)
2. Mars (Already enough threads for its own section)
3. Deep space (Gaseous planets, comets, Voyager Probes...)

Splits the science into one more section. I think that's all it needs at this point
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