BBQ Interest Poll
Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:00 PM
I'd visit it but how would you get a foothold? There are already a bunch of BBQ forums and other sites with a large head start are pretty huge already?
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:13 PM
The Beer/Homebrew forum is coming too. That one is a given.
I'm hoping to get these into action in the coming months. Thanks for the opinions.
Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:22 PM
Personally, THP is my BBQ site. I've learned so much here about barbecue that I see no need to go elsewhere. More categories would definitely be interesting.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:23 PM
I'm torn between A and C - I'd prefer C, but if people/mods are going to be uptight, librarian, ontologists ... then I'm all about A ...
I guess since I plan to participate in the homebrew one, having one for the BBQ wouldn't really be much "more" to deal with ...
Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:25 PM
The integration would be so seamless it would be more like an extension of the categories here existing on a branded domain. Click, and you are there, logged in. So spillover from those that use the BBQ forums here already. But more general BBQ talk for the serious.
The Beer/Homebrew forum is coming too. That one is a given.
I hoping to get these into action in the coming months. Thanks for the opinions.
I like THP. I don't need other sites.
Edited by hogleg, 16 July 2015 - 03:27 PM.
Posted 16 July 2015 - 04:55 PM
I went with 2 and expanding our forums here is necessary. I'm here to mingle with fellow pepperheads who are passionate about the BBQ.
I'm a member of a cast iron forum because I collected it
I'm a member of a knife forum because I collected house knives
I'm a member of a golf forum because I was also addicted to the game
I'm a member of a Christian Forum because I'm also interested in apologetics.
I'm a member here because I became curious how to make a better hot sauce than I was making on my own.
I'm not a member of a BBQ forum because well there are great BBQers here that I respect.
Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:05 PM
I voted separate site.
I was leaning towards no opinion since I really do not do it myself and actually have little interest in it, and this is pepper forum, not a BBQ forum after all. Therefore, I believe the BBQ should be separate and apart from the pepper forum.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:25 PM
I would possibly visit a new bbq forum, but then again I might not. I've never joined a bbq forum, nor do I read them much. Only if I'm looking for quick and specific info I occasionally stumble across one, but that's about it.
Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:54 PM
In the growing threads you have a "Growing - Other" category, so it's not entirely off-site to have something like "BBQ - Other" here in this forum. However, I can see that some people who aren't into hot peppers might not find the thread(s). If your goal is to expand total visibility, then I like the idea of a new forum with a seamless link here, but also a seamless link there to here. Some people who are into hot peppers and don't know about this site might then find it, etc. (C'mon guys, you KNOW there are peeps out there who don't know about THP!) So I guess my question back to you is what is your overall goal in creating these new things? That goal, IMO, should drive your action.
Vision w/o action is merely a dream. Action w/o vision just passes time. Vision with action can change the world. - JOEL BARKER
Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:17 PM
Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:47 PM
My tract and sphincter demand recovery between THP-hot meals, and like most others we've heard from, I opted to make pepper folks my online peers in terms of culinary pursuits ...
So, for me, I think the site should list the cooking with fire, growing, and hot product review areas as top forums in the layout - and the requirement for spicy can be enforced there ...
In the brewing/beer areas/cooking areas there should be no requirement ... nobody should try to say anyone's grilled cheese or mashed potatoes needs spicy anything, lol ...
I've noted before that the social subs aren't indexed by GOOG, so if you are concerned w/ brand/intent dilution, just alter the sitemap.xml and robots.txt to keep the crawlers out of the regular food area.
All decent-sized forums have a lounge/other/misc stuff because you want users to socialize and want to spend time clicking around (displaying ads) ...
There's a lot of incidental context I've developed here that would be lost in switching communities, and you can't expect people to follow you around whatsoever. For me, for what I want, it's to be able to share w/ people I've been communicating with, whatever I'm into ...
There's a lot of old faces here who stopped growing ages ago, stopped eating fresh pods a long time ago, and barely cook anymore it seems ... but that's going to be the way it goes w/ super's etc, and that's fine ... they may resume - many do - and they may not ...
The problem is that social media and topical content are somewhat divergent.
If you want info silo density, you have to limit fluff. If you want to increase participation, you have to relax constraints ...
I'd limit socializing in the three main indexed areas, and allow it more freely everywhere else (and stop it getting indexed).
Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:11 PM
smoking-meat forums, virtual weber bullet are my two 'goto' sites for all things BBQ. I love the different aspect of BBq here though, and the thin blue smoke knowledge dropped here is just as good as any on the net. Don't really see why you'd need a stand alone site, but I'm for anything that will grow this community.
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