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Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?

Yes, it's a major part of what I pay my dues for.
177 (63.4%)
No, this forum more than replaces what TT provides.
85 (30.5%)
Pantless, not clueless.
12 (4.3%)
I'm not an AHA member.
5 (1.8%)

Total Members Voted: 278

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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #75 on: August 19, 2010, 04:34:17 PM »
Second, as soon as they take thier eyes off of what gets posted we will be hip deep in ads for either porn, penis enlargement, get-rich-quick schemes or all of the above.

Not a chance, we moderators are eagle eyed and move all that stuff to a private forum for our own use. huh? :)

Seriously, we have a fleet of volunteer mods and we're quick on thr trigger and we're well spread out timewise.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #76 on: August 20, 2010, 05:23:46 AM »
Second, as soon as they take thier eyes off of what gets posted we will be hip deep in ads for either porn, penis enlargement, get-rich-quick schemes or all of the above.

You say that like it's a bad thing  ;).

If by some miniscule chance something like that does get by the moderator, everyone on the forum can click the link to "Report to Moderator" so that it is flagged.  I've done it several times on other forums.

And finally, I just unsubscribed from Tech Talk...just haven't gotten much from it over the last few months and especially the past couple weeks with some of the insults and remarks.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #77 on: August 20, 2010, 05:31:20 AM »
Second, as soon as they take thier eyes off of what gets posted we will be hip deep in ads for either porn, penis enlargement, get-rich-quick schemes or all of the above.

Yeah, that's a terrible excuse. Not going to say you won't ever seen something like that here but it will be cleaned up quickly, I can promise you that. We've had a few spam attacks and we have been all over it before most of you ever saw a thing. And had a few reported to us from users as well (thanks guys/gals).
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2010, 05:47:43 AM »
We won't even allow a blatant advertisement for brewing software or equipment, even if we like or support the product (may be mentioned in support of another topic, so no flooding over here.

Feel free to use the Report to moderator on any suspected post.  just state why but no matter what we will look into it.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #79 on: August 20, 2010, 05:50:54 AM »
I consider it to be like junk my that I get in my mail box on a regular basis.  It immediately gets filed into "File 13"

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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2010, 07:30:29 AM »
Second, as soon as they take thier eyes off of what gets posted we will be hip deep in ads for either porn, penis enlargement, get-rich-quick schemes or all of the above.

Not a chance, we moderators are eagle eyed and move all that stuff to a private forum for our own use. huh? :)

Seriously, we have a fleet of volunteer mods and we're quick on thr trigger and we're well spread out timewise.

If it makes any difference, when I led a large (9,000+) discussion group from moderated to unmoderated status about a decade ago, this was a great concern, but it didn't pan out. Moderation after the fact works out pretty well in many cases, especially where there are strong volunteers as there are here.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2010, 07:56:04 AM »
Based on what I'm reading here, TT should stay. A lot of people still use it, so why not?

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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2010, 08:41:03 AM »
A lot of people still use it, so why not?

There's more to it than that.  Yeah, people still use it but it's costing way too much money.  Drew posted a request for help with cheaper alternatives but I don't know how that's going.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2010, 08:57:21 AM »
Second, as soon as they take thier eyes off of what gets posted we will be hip deep in ads for either porn, penis enlargement, get-rich-quick schemes or all of the above.

I don't know who you think "they" are, but as "one of them", that ain't gonna happen.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2010, 10:23:58 AM »
Personally, I love TechTalk, the reason being that I generally read it as a digest on my Droid. The Forum doesn't work so well on my phone, I like the 15-20 minutes I spend every afternoon/evening reading posts and learning new things (I would've never thought of Rhubarb beer otherwise). Is there a daily digest feed that I could subscribe to through the Forum?? I am so bad about regularly checking website, I do much better if I get a reminder email (with the information I need/want in it).
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2010, 10:31:11 AM »
It took me a considerable amount of time to login and find this discussion to post and I still am not sure if I posted as response to another post or I am adding. Can't find the poll. PLEASE KEEP TECH TALK!!!

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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #86 on: August 20, 2010, 10:45:53 AM »
So I registered to vote on this poll. It is most confusing is that you need to login to both the AHA main site, and then login *again* to the forum. It's not a transparent operation and seriously fails on a UX scale - a registration/login process should not be so convoluted, and I think you'd be seeing a lot more votes if it wasn't. As someone in the field, I realize that system/database integration isn't everyone's cup of tea - so let's just put that on the wish list.

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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #87 on: August 20, 2010, 10:46:50 AM »
(I would've never thought of Rhubarb beer otherwise).
i personally have brought up rhubarb twice in the forum.  it started after eating a rhubarb jelly and peanut butter sandwich with rye bread.  and shortly after that found a recipe with rye and rhubarb.  so even something that off the wall is in the forum.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #88 on: August 20, 2010, 10:50:55 AM »
(I would've never thought of Rhubarb beer otherwise).
i personally have brought up rhubarb twice in the forum.  it started after eating a rhubarb jelly and peanut butter sandwich with rye bread.  and shortly after that found a recipe with rye and rhubarb.  so even something that off the wall is in the forum.

I know this stuff is on here, it's a matter of me finding it. With TT it just popped into my inbox, no effort required on my end, which I like! I've found a lot of really useful stuff on the Forum, but it's all questions that I have. TT brings to my attention others questions which I may have never thought of - if that makes sense.
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Re: Should the AHA Keep TechTalk?
« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2010, 11:01:49 AM »
It is not a question of either / or, it is a question of whether or not to keep TT.  The forum is a great resource, but I love tech talk.
And I agree about the poll.  Lets have a poll that everyone in tech talk can reply to without going to the forum. The current one is biased towards those who either can find it, or use the forum.

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