RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Site Administration Forums > Forums Administration

Forums Administration For administrative questions about the forums or problems with its use. Before you ask, did you read here first?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-08-2014, 10:20 PM
Administrator
   
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 241
Default Upcoming forum additions

I'd like to promote a little more transparency as far as forum additions go. The Uniden forum additions were going to happen regardless of discussion and I felt it was best to get it done quick and fire fight later. These upcoming changes are on slower areas - compared to Uniden.
  1. Expanding the Software Category to add more forums similar to what was done with the Uniden forum.
  2. Expanding the International Radio Discussion Forums
  3. Adding islands and territories to the US Regionals.

( 1 ) The software programming forum includes software that isn't used for programming such as the popular "ID Tracker". A forum will be created for non-programming software that is not related to digital decoding in some form (e.g., remote control). Larger developers such as Butel and Starrsoft will get their own forums. Since they support multi-vendor and multi-scanner we want one place for them to go to support their software. I'll be adding thread prefixes for the various software titles too.

( 2 ) This one I'm certainly soliciting feedback for. The International forums are not that busy and I'm not sure if that's because of the vague geographical references or lack of visitors from that area. So consider this a Request For Comments.

( 3 ) For the US Regional forums I want to add a forum for the US territories (P.R., Guam, etc).
__________________
To contact me please use the forum email function as I do not accept Private Messages unless you're on my contact list.

All rules and guidelines are covered in this forum. These are required reading for new members and all existing should follow for any updates.

Last edited by Forums Manager; 03-16-2014 at 8:28 PM.. Reason: Removed Software category changes date. It's been delayed.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2014, 4:01 AM
Member
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 621
Default

I would certainly like to see the "MPT-1327 and TETRA Forums" split up, as they are two totally different protocols.

--
Comint
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2014, 4:11 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Tasmania
Posts: 159
Default

As far as number 2 goes, I think most of the discussion for other countries (I am speaking from an Australian point of view) happens on other forums which are just for these locations. I come on here for a "world wide" view on things and leave anything "local" to the various forums which cover this.
__________________
Paul
http://ultralightdxing.blogspot.com.au/
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2014, 6:12 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Monroe County, PA
Posts: 46
Default

Regarding #1; I am unsure where transceiver programming questions are supposed to go. Perhaps this would be the spot? I believe that right now the software category is strictly for scanner programming. I might be mistaken. I was going to post a thread awhile back with a Yaesu FT-7900 programming question but wasn't sure where it should be posted.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2014, 6:48 PM
Administrator
   
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Comint View Post
I would certainly like to see the "MPT-1327 and TETRA Forums" split up, as they are two totally different protocols.
If they generated enough traffic between the two I'd be for it. Since they haven't I've left them with their legacy name.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cunnerman View Post
Regarding #1; I am unsure where transceiver programming questions are supposed to go. Perhaps this would be the spot? I believe that right now the software category is strictly for scanner programming. I might be mistaken. I was going to post a thread awhile back with a Yaesu FT-7900 programming question but wasn't sure where it should be posted.
Transceivers are going to go within their designated hierarchy categories: Amateur or Commercial and Professional. Considering the 7900 is an amateur radio the first thought should be the Amateur forums, then since it's a question about equipment, the Amateur Radio Equipment forum.

Basically my logic goes, the more traffic the more forum splits there will be.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 4:49 AM
W9BU's Avatar
Lead Wiki Manager
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brownsburg, Indiana
Posts: 2,847
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cunnerman View Post
I was going to post a thread awhile back with a Yaesu FT-7900 programming question but wasn't sure where it should be posted.
For the time being, in Amateur Radio Equipment.
__________________
Lead Wiki Manager and Moderator for the Radio Reference Amateur Radio Forums.

"The whole world's living in a digital dream. It's not really there, it's all on the screen." -- Joe Walsh WB6ACU
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2011 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions