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Postby Harold_V » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:34 pm

Readers,

It would be in the interest of board harmony to have the Steam Forum reserved exclusively for discussion of the building and operation of steam devices. By observing this request, we will be paying due respect to those who have, for years, enjoyed the Steam Forum, and have observed the requirements regards subject matter. We have contributors on the Steam Forum who have extended knowledge and skills, so we don't want to chase them away by compromising the forum.

Please use the Riding Scale Railroading Forum for posting subjects not steam related. It has been created to honor those who have a wider interest, and have not had a venue in which it could be shared.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Harold

Edited to correct grammar. Thanks to Marv Klotz.

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Postby Bill Shields » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:09 am

The question that begs to be asked...

If posting something about riding cars, etc that can apply to any type of motive power....put them in Model Railroading, Live Steam or both?

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Postby Harold_V » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:22 pm

Make it your choice, but do not double post. That is the source of considerable confusion when readers are trying to find a given response. If it appears only in one place, there is no confusion.

If readers are so narrow of mind that they won't read both of the sub-forums, they'll simply have to risk missing what may very well be a good post.

I'm as busy as anyone can be, but I still manage to read every post, every day (the entire forum). Surely those with an interest can read anything posted that remotely relates to their hobby!

The separate forum was created to honor those who have no interest outside of steam. It isn't a perfect solution, but it's safe to say there isn't a perfect solution, so readers are going to have to learn to live with a little inconvenience if we want to serve the needs of the masses.

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Postby Dwight Ennis » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:37 pm

Harold_V wrote:Please use the Model Railroading Forum for posting subjects not steam related.
Harold
Where is this forum? I looked but didn't see it anywhere.

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Postby cbrew » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:25 pm

Dwight Ennis wrote:
Harold_V wrote:Please use the Model Railroading Forum for posting subjects not steam related.
Harold
Where is this forum? I looked but didn't see it anywhere.


IIRC it was renamed to "Riding Scale Railroading"
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Postby Harold_V » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:00 pm

Dwight Ennis wrote:
Harold_V wrote:Please use the Model Railroading Forum for posting subjects not steam related.
Harold
Where is this forum? I looked but didn't see it anywhere.

As Chris mentioned, it has been named the Riding Scale Railroading forum. I have edited the original post so it reflects the proper name.

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Postby Dwight Ennis » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:02 pm

Thanks.

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Postby apm » Tue May 08, 2012 4:48 pm

My apologies for violating this one, I had always had the site in my bookmarks and didn't even realize there was another section. If you want feel free to move the thread. That does beg the question. From my point of view it really seems to be the same hobby and such similar skill sets in a lot of areas, so why do we need 2 forms?

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Postby Harold_V » Tue May 08, 2012 5:04 pm

apm wrote:My apologies for violating this one, I had always had the site in my bookmarks and didn't even realize there was another section. If you want feel free to move the thread. That does beg the question. From my point of view it really seems to be the same hobby and such similar skill sets in a lot of areas, so why do we need 2 forms?

Very simple. Many in the hobby have no interest in anything not steam related. I'm one of them. If I had my own track, I would not permit anything but steam. I am not alone with this posture, as there are clubs that exclude such engines, the Riverside Live Steamers being one of them. Sorry, but that's the way it is.

Had a new forum not been created to allow those who have an interest in railroading in general, often not steam related, they wouldn't be able to post on this board at all. Those of us who moderate have a responsibility to the readers to keep the forum on topic. So then, no, it's not all the same. We need two different venues so folks who don't have an interest in non steam related engines don't have to dig through posts to find things of interest. The steam people have every right to not be put upon by a subject that likely has no value to them.

Please keep in mind, the steam forum has been in existence for more than a decade. Readers have come to expect what we do here. To force the whims of others on them would most likely result in a collapse of the forum. By cooperating, posting where it's appropriate, we keep everyone happy.

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Postby RET » Wed May 11, 2016 4:47 am

Harold,

I haven't read these notes before. Thank you. I appreciate what you do and you have been doing it for a long time.

Richard Trounce.

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Postby Harold_V » Wed May 11, 2016 3:20 pm

Thanks, Richard.
I've enjoyed being involved with the operation of the board, and have not lost sight of the fact that it takes all of us to make it successful.

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Postby neanderman » Wed May 11, 2016 3:59 pm

Hear, hear. Thanks for all you do, Harold.
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