FAQ: How New Forums are Created

Discussion in 'Comments and Suggestions' started by Kelly B, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

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    A new forum for a given language (or language pair) will most likely be created when ALL of the following conditions are met:

    1) There is a steady flow of serious discussions in the Other Languages forum demonstrating consistent interest in and commitment to the language (or pair) in question.
    2) Many active users - who are not just native speakers discussing their own language - are frequently submitting a fairly large number of posts about the language (or pair) on a regular basis.
    3) We have one or more good moderator candidates who meet(s) the requirements specified here.

    WR will not create a language forum under these circumstances:

    A) In the hope or the expectation that a forum will create activity.
    B) As a result of multiple requests for a forum here in Comments and Suggestions.

    Again, when there is enough existing traffic that demonstrates a serious interest in a particular language or pair, Mike Kellogg (WR administrator) may choose to create a new forum.
     
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  2. TrentinaNE Senior Member

    USA
    English (American)
    And regarding the request for other types of forums, such as general discussion, here is Mike's "definitive" response:
    Opening more threads in the Comments and Suggestions forum to plead for this type of addition to WRF won't change things.
     
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