OC Forums - High School - Football Only

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OC Forums - High School - Football Only

Postby ShaneFalco » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:46 am

JQP - Have you ever considered creating another index for non-HS football related posts? I noticed that between football topics, there is a track, wrestling or baseball post that gets buried pretty quickly. This could create an avenue for more traffic and wouldn't muddy up the HS football post/threads. Just a thought/suggestion.



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Re: OC Forums - High School - Football Only

Postby SK80 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:55 am

Once HSF season actually starts you won't have much to muddy.

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Re: OC Forums - High School - Football Only

Postby John Q. Public » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:55 am

It's a thought - and I'll stay out of the discussion for the time being, but my POV on it is "would it encourage or discourage participation?" Would it encourage growth or contraction? From the average visitor's standpoint, do the non-football topics get in the way of the football ones or do all of the football topics stifle the non-football ones? Or do they help them along?

As it stands, 80% of our visitors never look beyond the "High School" forum and many don't even seem to know we have others - even College (or Education or Orange County News, for those posts) - so would it help the non-football topics or kill them? Judging by the number of visits the "College" forum gets - and by all the college topics people finagle a way to post under "High School" my guess would be the latter.

I have my trepidations but I'm open to hearing people's opinions on it.

But also keep in mind that my own personal opinion is that on most message boards if your aren't using the "Active Topics" search you're using the site incorrectly. You wouldn't only look to see what your friend Bob has to say on a social media site; why would you do that here?
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Re: OC Forums - High School - Football Only

Postby ShaneFalco » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:35 am

SK80 - Agreed, football dominates this board, although we may see a few posts on Servite Basketball from Dailydose, that story never dies.
Maybe JQP can run a "High School- Other Sports" pilot beginning December or January where it can capture winter sports, then moving into the spring schedule. After 6 months, a decision to keep or scrap could be based on the traffic data.

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