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View Poll Results: Separate sub-forums for Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Yes 28 63.64%
No 16 36.36%
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 5:19 AM
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Separate sub-forums for Manitoba and Saskatchewan?

This arrangement was discussed a few years ago, and if I recall correctly, support was minimal. Have things changed since then? I think so. It feels like there has been an increase in activity in terms of construction and development, as well as more members posting, and creating threads.

Comment in this thread on whether or not you want separate sub-forums for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, or simply respond to the poll.

Thank you.

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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 6:41 AM
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I don't think so. Sure, both provinces have grown since the last time we had this sort of discussion (if I recall, it was 2 years ago). This particular section has been bustling a lot more before, but not as busy as the AB/BC section. Then again, they were merged recently, so I don't know.

Still, I'd keep it the way it is, at least for a little while longer.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 8:18 AM
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Why does this have the vibe of being a response to that proposal thread I made a few weeks back XD;;
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 10:32 AM
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I don't think it is a problem. Winnipeg drowns most things out but if you remove it, the area will be quite quiet. At most, I would give Winnipeg threads their own subsection (not a local forum, just a section), but I don't think even that is really warranted.

What we could do is institute a system like the building projects section where locations of projects are denoted by a smilie icon that corresponds with the thread. Winnipeg could be , Regina could be and Saskatoon could be , something like that. It would make specific threads easier to spot, perhaps.
     
     
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I dont think it needs separation
     
     
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I dont think it needs separation
That's because you're looking at it from a Winnipeg perspective. With the exception of the stickied city threads, Saskatchewan threads tend to get drowned out by the very active Manitoba discussion.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 9:58 PM
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I would like to see Manitoba have it's own section. Winnipeg is a large enough city to keep the new section busy enough on it's own.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2010, 12:37 AM
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That's because you're looking at it from a Winnipeg perspective. With the exception of the stickied city threads, Saskatchewan threads tend to get drowned out by the very active Manitoba discussion.
From the Saskatchewan perspective, I don't think there needs to be separate sections either.
     
     
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If you use the thread icon system, they won't get drowned out.
     
     
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IF we do split up this board, then it would be nice. However, I don't think it's what we NEED at the moment.
     
     
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I'd prefer to have all the prairie provinces back together, maybe even with BC for a fuller Western Canada board.

Its good for Manitobans to get a better sense of what else is going on in the world, rather than this isolationist thing.
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I don't think so. Sure, both provinces have grown since the last time we had this sort of discussion (if I recall, it was 2 years ago). This particular section has been bustling a lot more before, but not as busy as the AB/BC section. Then again, they were merged recently, so I don't know.

Still, I'd keep it the way it is, at least for a little while longer.
Yeah, I think we'll revisit this on an annual basis or something. The poll results and comments do not motivate me enough to do this at the moment.

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Why does this have the vibe of being a response to that proposal thread I made a few weeks back XD;;
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I don't think it is a problem. Winnipeg drowns most things out but if you remove it, the area will be quite quiet. At most, I would give Winnipeg threads their own subsection (not a local forum, just a section), but I don't think even that is really warranted.

What we could do is institute a system like the building projects section where locations of projects are denoted by a smilie icon that corresponds with the thread. Winnipeg could be , Regina could be and Saskatoon could be , something like that. It would make specific threads easier to spot, perhaps.
Great idea with the emoticons. I suspect it would require regular maintenance on the moderators part as people fail to adhere to existing forum standards (sourcing photos, articles, etc...). I'll give it more thought over the next few days.

Winnipeg has a very active membership, with regular contributors to several mega threads. The same cannot be said for Saskatchewan. It's analogous to how most mega threads in the Canada section operate with larger cities dominating discussion and image posting threads -- supersaturation is not a healthy state. A predictable outcome given there is more activity in the larger centres, and a larger pool of geeks to draw from.

Where is the Sask. ADHD contingent!?!?!

As many have already expressed, I'm content to leave things as is. We can revisit this topic in the future if necessary.

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That's because you're looking at it from a Winnipeg perspective. With the exception of the stickied city threads, Saskatchewan threads tend to get drowned out by the very active Manitoba discussion.
My position as well.

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I'd prefer to have all the prairie provinces back together, maybe even with BC for a fuller Western Canada board.

Its good for Manitobans to get a better sense of what else is going on in the world, rather than this isolationist thing.
I shared your preference (for the same reasons) while the Western Canada disaggregation process was being discussed and acted upon. I am not sure I would still support a unified Western Canada section -- too messy to navigate, and it suppresses active thread diversity. I want to believe if Saskatchewan and Manitoba had their own sub-forums, there would be a noticeable increase in thread topics for each respective province. More thread topics = appeal to more people = more members contributing = improved SSP forum viewing experience!

That is all for now -- G'nite!
     
     
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I dont think it needs separation
The main question should be, why are they even together? I personally don't care about Manitoba issues and construction so why is it paired with Saskatchewan when most other provinces have their own forums? Each province is doing well enough on its own and IMO deserves its own sub-forum.
     
     
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The main question should be, why are they even together? I personally don't care about Manitoba issues and construction so why is it paired with Saskatchewan when most other provinces have their own forums? Each province is doing well enough on its own and IMO deserves its own sub-forum.
I'm with Migs on this. I couldn't care less about what is going on in Saskatchewan (unless it involves my too much of my hard-earned tax dollars going towards an over-priced stadium ). Manitoba has enough of an active membership to keep it active on it's own. Or at least give Winnipeg it's own subsection within the Sask.-Man. forum, similar to what is done for Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, etc.
     
     
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I'm with Migs on this. I couldn't care less about what is going on in Saskatchewan (unless it involves my too much of my hard-earned tax dollars going towards an over-priced stadium ). Manitoba has enough of an active membership to keep it active on it's own. Or at least give Winnipeg it's own subsection within the Sask.-Man. forum, similar to what is done for Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, etc.
iam with migs also lets get a divorce, i never look at any of the man forums ever , unless its our tax dollars funding there museum it is also tax dollars , a divorce now
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2011, 5:24 PM
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If BC and Alberta are still stuck together then I think we should be as well.
     
     
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I'm with Migs on this. I couldn't care less about what is going on in Saskatchewan (unless it involves my too much of my hard-earned tax dollars going towards an over-priced stadium ). Manitoba has enough of an active membership to keep it active on it's own. Or at least give Winnipeg it's own subsection within the Sask.-Man. forum, similar to what is done for Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, etc.
The results of the poll speak for themselves. Manitoba is a good province and it doesn't need to piggyback Saskatchewan just to get a little traffic.
     
     
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The results of the poll speak for themselves. Manitoba is a good province and it doesn't need to piggyback Saskatchewan just to get a little traffic.
Hmm..........I think you need to rethink that comment again Migs. The Manitoba threads are what keep this forum alive; I would guess a good 60-70% of the traffic around here is with regards to the Manitoba topics. But don't worry, Saskatchwan is doing very well right now, and we are all rooting for a little more traffic on the Saskatchewan side of things to come...........eventually
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2011, 5:47 PM
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Hmm..........I think you need to rethink that comment again Migs. The Manitoba threads are what keep this forum alive; I would guess a good 60-70% of the traffic around here is with regards to the Manitoba topics. But don't worry, Saskatchwan is doing very well right now, and we are all rooting for a little more traffic on the Saskatchewan side of things to come...........eventually
I was just joking around RTD, hence the smilie. Fact of the matter is this, both cities and provinces are doing well on their own, you don't see a Patriots forum and a Jets forum linked together on a NFL website, why that scenario here?
     
     
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