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I don't understand why this Hobbit-related thread was moved to Main.

Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 4 2012, 4:31pm

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I don't understand why this Hobbit-related thread was moved to Main. Can't Post

http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=518736#518736

The title of the linked article is:
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Book a Flight Competition".

and the OP's subject line was very clearly a Hobbit related topic: "Win tickets for the Wellington premier."

There are arcane rules for subject placement on TORn, but shouldn't readers' focus be the guiding factor? People who are interested in The Hobbit movie will want to read about a competition for tickets to the premier, and they go to the Hobbit movie forum - first.

Come on, Esteemed Mods, Nov. 5 is today in NZ. Just a few more hours for the locals to see this and book a flight to Erehwon and win!Smile


Magpie
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Nov 4 2012, 4:49pm

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not an admin but... [In reply to] Can't Post

it's helpful to remember that not all news about the Hobbit is about the Hobbit movie. It's been my understanding that the movie board (LOTR and The Hobbit) are about discussions of the movie. Not about merchandise or contests or events concerning the movies. And not about the actors in the movies and what else they are doing. etc.

The different boards here cover a lot of territory and hopefully the members of the boards, no matter what their primary interest is, are visiting different boards to get different sorts of information.

Sometimes there is a real advantage to placing a topic on Main. It will reach people who are interested in a topic like The Hobbit or LOTR movies but not actively discussing the movies so that they watch those boards. (for example, I'm always tempted to place score news on Main rather than on the movie board)

The Hobbit board moves so fast that threads can drop to page two in a day. They will linger on page one much longer on Main.

I'll let a mod/admin address the issue of this particular thread and lots of topics are basically just a call at the moment. But I just wanted to give a broad perspective on why the 'other' boards are valuable and how they service a lot of people. There are people who are interested in The Hobbit who do not follow that board for lots of reasons and/or don't visit it often enough to catch a topic before it whizzes to page two. Sometimes rules don't make sense for some people but they serve a wider range of people than just one type.


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Ataahua
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Nov 4 2012, 5:57pm

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I moved it [In reply to] Can't Post

because the post was primarily about a competition rather than the movie.

Hobbit fans might go to Movie: Hobbit first, but Main is still a highly read discussion board and many people will read it. Another option was to move it to Moots but I chose Main which, as a catch-all Tolkien board, casts a wide net.

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

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DanielLB
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Nov 4 2012, 9:04pm

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I normally post them in Moots [In reply to] Can't Post

Just to check, shall I keep posting them there, or would main be better? Smile

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Ataahua
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Nov 4 2012, 9:10pm

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Honestly, it depends on the post. [In reply to] Can't Post

You can make a judgement call on the best board, considering the details of the topic.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 4 2012, 10:06pm

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Your call, of course, Ataahua. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the explanation.
Cheers


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Nov 4 2012, 10:08pm

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Thanks for the info, too, Magpie.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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