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  1. 1. Should we have sections relevant to our own areas?



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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire

I have been thinking,

Why can't we permenantely have dedicated areas for members from different parts of the UK?

It worked really well IMO last winter for the snow events, so why couldn't we make this a permanent fixture?

I believe it would be in the best interests of everyone if we could chat about weather relevant to our own areas.

I am not saying that we should segregate the forum completely but it would be good if we could have another place to go to if we wanted to have more of an idea what may be happening more local to ourselves.

Just a thought and I hope site development consider this.

Please vote on the poll so we can see what the general consensus on this is.

Please post your thoughts, positive or negative!!

Thanks.

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl

I voted yes but I think it's only a good idea as long as it's an optional extra. I like being able to see what's going on in other parts of the country, especially if it's snowy. There's a perverse sense of pleasure watching and waiting, knowing the snow's hit Devon and it's working it's way across to Somerset, or it's coming down country and it's now in Gloucestershire. I wouldn't want complete segregation.

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  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

It's fine as it is. When it's needed, separate threads can be made, when the forum is too busy. Otherwise there are too many posts to keep track of. But in less busy times, there won't be many members in each section, and the discussion could dry up.

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  • Location: Leeds (Roundhay) 135m
  • Location: Leeds (Roundhay) 135m

I would agree with that, use the separate threads in the winter as it is usefull for local however at other times of the year have it as it is now :ph34r:

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire

I agree, this is what I am saying. Sorry if I wasn't clear. It should be an optional extra.

James, you don't have any idea if the discussion would "dry up".

Maybe if people had a dedicated place they could post and receive information and responses that are more relevant to them then there would be greater post numbers outwith the exciting spells.

You should have a look around at times like now. There are much fewer posters from places outwith England in the Uk. This can be resolved IMO with the extra subforums.

And that is why it should be an optional extra if anything, so if there is little discussion on a certain day for example then the members can go elsewhere.

It's all about variety of choices and I firmly believe it could take Netweather further forward as many people come on here to only see what is happening where they are and nothing else.

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

Wow you can see who voted what now...sorry for that completely irrelevant comment :unknw:

I think it would be a good idea during notable events such as the Feb snow, but permanently I think it would isolate members from each other.

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire

I think a lot of people would use both sides of the forum as it's good to get an overall view as well IMO.

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  • Location: Godalming, Surrey
  • Location: Godalming, Surrey

Posted a no vote myself.

South west convective discussion?

Wales Convective discussion?

Borders summer discussion?

The above show just how many useless and wasted threads there would be.

The idea has some merit for the winter, when there are some very high numbers and maybe the odd day with the convective discussion but other than that I don't see any reason.

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

Exactly what I was thinking Dave. The forum could get too cluttered. As I said, during major events such as heatwaves or snow then yes I feel it is a good idea. But permanently - no.

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Why not Scotland, England, Wales and N/S Ireland? That's not too cluttered IMO.

Thank you for all of your feedback so far everyone.

It's certainly very divided in opinion for this topic!

Surely it could work in some way?

I would like people to give more suggestions that could make this more viable in there eyes.

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Hi weather09, we would need Northern and Southern Ireland as well though. I think with that it might just be too cluttered but there may be ways around this?

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland

for those who weren't members at the time, we did have a sub-forum of regional weather threads, but it didnt work IMO for three main reasons...1) it complicated the forum viewing and posting experience....2) diluted the primary discussion areas (storm/convection....winter/snow discussion etc) and 3) Some regional threads just ended up being 'banter' threads leading to 'reason 2'.....oops one other reason, sub-forum moderation could become a real nightmare, there's enough work for the site management/admin/moderator team as it is IMO... :nonono:

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