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    Private posts?

    I see some awards forums have got "private" threads or posts showing. What are they?

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    Re: Private posts?

    They are the posts that others have made to claim awards.

    Only the award moderators can see who is claiming and the content of their posts. I'm working on a change to the forums so that everyone can see who is claiming and has been awarded but can't see the content. I'm also building an "Awards Table" which will show which awards have been issued and to who.
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    Re: Private posts?

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    surely the whole point of posting photos etc is so that we can all see all the content? I take the photos I do because I think they'll be of interest to all. I want to see other peoples efforts too. Why the need for secrecy ?

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    Re: Private posts?

    Not everyone will see it that way. I'm sure some will want to keep their favourite /P spots to themselves. Some of them may not be on public land either.
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    Re: Private posts?

    That's the feedback I received when setting up the scheme.

    The images in the award forums are so that award moderators can verify a station was set up.

    Members can post photos that they want public in the main forums.
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    Re: Private posts?

    It renders it pointless. We should drop the requirements for grid refs then so that locations aren't discernable. But it's the photos for claims that'll make it interesting surely?
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    Re: Private posts?

    There's nothing stopping you posting your pictures in another thread if you want to .
    If you think it is pointless then don't bother applying for any awards !
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    Re: Private posts?

    Thanks Peter. Most constructive. as an awards curator I'm trying to enhance the value of the group by increasing General interest. I understand people's demand for privacy of qth but the photos will be of interest I am sure. If we drop the locator requirements the secrecy is preserved but we can at least see how people do it. I accept that I could repeat posts in another forum but what a waste of time and bandwidth.

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    Re: Private posts?

    I've been through it from all sides and the closed thread side wins. Members post images in the award forums that they don't want on the public board. I feel that opening the posts up will discourage members from applying for awards.

    Don't worry about the forum bandwidth, there is plenty!

    I can propose another solution...

    Maybe, just maybe, I can write a bit of code so members can choose to make their award claim post public. How does that sound?
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    Re: Private posts?

    Excellent compromise Matt
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