No idea which forum this should go in but can I suggest a new Wildlife forum. There seem to be countless threads of late that include non-gallery photos and discussions of wildlife (90% of birds).
Not everyone is interested in these so it would be useful to UKC users if they (we) could switch off this forum in their (our) preferences, whilst still allowing those who are interested in such matters to see and discuss these threads.
We already have Running, Biking, Skiing and Politics forums so having a 'Wildlife' one doesn't seem unreasonable. Any chance?
What does 'wildlife' cover ? For many it seems just to be animals, maybe only vertebrates, but there are many threads about 'nature' which are more about the flora or the ecology of the hills rather than "just birds".
> What does 'wildlife' cover ? For many it seems just to be animals, maybe only vertebrates, but there are many threads about 'nature' which are more about the flora or the ecology of the hills rather than "just birds".
Wildlife would/should cover all of nature.
Regarding wildlife animal posts, it's probably inevitable that birds feature most prominently since - as has been mentioned - among native animals, they're the ones which we most commonly see.
Feel free to (continue to) post anything of interest.
We understand there is an argument for the new forum, however we are conscious it could lead to lots more being suggested. Ideally we'd like to keep the number of forums to a minimum, as there are already quite a few
We will be discussing how best to approach this problem though.
> Ideally we'd like to keep the number of forums to a minimum, as there are already quite a few
I thought that might be the case. It would be interesting to know the viewing and responding traffic for the various forums already in existence, just out of curiosity. I know I have some of them switched off but I wonder how many others do too.
Do you think having another forum would further dilute the viewer numbers / interaction levels / advertising income or just be additional administration hassle to monitor and moderate?
See where you’re coming from, but if it was me I’d drop the “starting out” forum in favour of this.
It doesn’t get a lot of activity, anything posted in it can also be applied to one of the other forums, and it makes it easy for experienced climbers to ignore not follow it and not see posts from beginners, which is kind of the opposite of what you want really…
Also, rejecting something that’s a good idea because it’s a good idea, and that may encourage more ideas is a kind of a weird position no?
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