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Author Topic: The Wider Picture - making it wider, but also clearer, hopefully  (Read 968 times)
Chris from Nailsea
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« on: July 31, 2017, 09:00:26 PM »

I note that the Coffee Shop forum's 'The Wider Picture' board now has some 17,554 posts in 1,584 topics.  Shocked

We have also received some very valid input in the past, to the effect that it's rather hard to find / track / update some of those topics of discussion on the forum, due to the acknowledged limitations of our search facility.

Having discussed this with grahame (it is his forum, after all!), we have agreed that I can split our existing one 'wider picture' board into two separate 'UK' and 'Overseas' boards.  I've done a quick review, and I reckon they'll probably turn out about equal in terms of topics / posts - but I think it would make them much easier to reference.

This is another fairly large project for me to undertake, so please do bear with me while I move a lot of existing topics here into those new boards.

Chris from Nailsea.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 09:52:30 PM »

I continue to work on this project (in my spare time), so thank you all for your patience.

I have (I think!) now set this particular board to be 'reply only to existing topics'.  I've done that simply so that no more new topics are started here, while I continue to migrate the existing topics elsewhere, as appropriate.

If you wish to start a new topic, please do so - either on the Wider Picture 'within the UK' board or the 'overseas' board.

Thanks, CfN.  Smiley

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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 10:34:28 PM »

As I continue to work on this project, I note that grahame has, quite rightly, raised a couple of queries as to where 'Eurostar channel tunnel' and 'journeys from the UK to overseas and / or back' posts should be made.

In the interests of simplicity, may I suggest that any such topics are added to the new 'wider picture in the UK' board.  If the journey starts or ends in the UK, then it's fair enough on the UK board.

The original intention (which remains valid) was to split off the many, very much wider, relevant, interesting and informative topics which cover rail and other transport issues elsewhere in the World, but which have no direct link to the UK - just for example, a bus crash in South Africa, or a level crossing near-miss in Bolivia.

I hope this clarifies things.  Wink

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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 04:48:36 AM »

As I continue to work on this project, I note that grahame has, quite rightly, raised a couple of queries as to where 'Eurostar channel tunnel' and 'journeys from the UK to overseas and / or back' posts should be made.

Always the one to ask awkward questions!

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In the interests of simplicity, may I suggest that any such topics are added to the new 'wider picture in the UK' board.  If the journey starts or ends in the UK, then it's fair enough on the UK board.

Sensible decision - just needed to know which way to go to avoid subjects being doubled up. Thanks CfN

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