Convert Katrina forum to Disaster forum?

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posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 10:54 PM
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Please turn the Katrina conspiracy speculation forum into Disaster Conspiracy Speculation forum.

With the recent events that have taken place in Haiti the boards seem to be flooded with Haiti threads. There are many on each page and even though yes it is a tragic event I am getting a little tired of every other thread being about Haiti this or that. At least if the Katrina forum was converted to accept all disaster threads we could conduct further discussions of future disasters there as well (we all know more are to come).

In such a forum we could add in the past tsunamis and other disasters that have taken place.

I am not sure how many others would be for this but surely I am not alone with this idea.

Raist




posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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I think this is a great idea. I will second this suggestion. There have been many threads discussing conspiracies about many disasters and it would be nice to see cohesion.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:30 AM
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I think you're right, it makes sense. We should also have an anything go's forum where no rules apply. That would definitely be a money machine for ATS in advertising revenue. A place to spit and duke it out with all your new best friends, because, as we all know, nothing makes new best friends like spitting and fighting.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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I think this is a good idea ... the Katrina forum seems less relevant these days, but the underlying subject matter is not. Also this wouldn't require any additional coding which is always a big hurdle for new forum suggestions. I like it.


Edit to note: This is actually very similar to when the topic specific H5N1 forum was expanded to include all pandemics.


[edit on 20 Jan 2010 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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I think this is a good idea too, help people learn about other disasters, learn how to help save lives and learn about issues surrounding the disasters such as HARPP or money/resource management.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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I fully agree, and it is probably just the beginning of the disasters we are going to be facing globally in the next few years.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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Thanks for the support so far. Hopefully more will chime in to agree and maybe this will come about.

schrodingers dog is right, this would be just like the merging of the avian flu forum into the disease and pandemic one after the H1N1 ordeal.
Besides it is not like we are not going to have more major disasters in the future. Not that I am hoping for them or predicting them mind you.

Raist



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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Count me in, it sounds like a great idea.
To be honest, I am surprised this hasn't been raised before.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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Long time lurker here and I really felt like I had to come out and give my support for this idea.


I have wanted to start contributing to this forum for quite some time on many topics that many here might be interested in but have not quite found out where to put it all and I feel like this change in boards would provide for such an environment. If this board does get changed I would like to share my knowledge of real life disaster management skills and insight into "how things really work" when it comes to disasters at least here in the U.S.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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I think it's a great idea too: you have my support.
There's to say that there are also forums like "fragile Earth" and "Current events" which often cover natural disasters, but a forum entirely dedicated to disasters is a good idea: the subject matter would deserve its own forum, in my humble opinion.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:18 AM
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I think its a timely idea



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:19 AM
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I'm all for it too! Good idea Raist



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:23 AM
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Makes sense to me. As Antar said, this is going to be the first of many in the coming years, I fully support the switchover. It would be good to have one spot to gather all of these threads.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 06:26 AM
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agreed and a fine idea. If this is taken up by ATS, I'm certain it will prove to be a very busy board... and that's a little depressing isn't it..



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by Chonx
agreed and a fine idea. If this is taken up by ATS, I'm certain it will prove to be a very busy board... and that's a little depressing isn't it..

You know, what is changing is not the phenomenon, but our general perception of it. The more we get evolved, the more we grow in every sense, the more we feel useless whenever it happens something like what happened to Haiti. When i've realized what was really going on, after reading data and listening to the first reports, i thought to myself "there should be a some place dedicated to emergencies on ATS", but not a forum whatsoever, I mean some priviledged channel, possibly with some option to activate some chat by staff or site owners: Internet has been the only working link between Haiti and the rest of the world in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake: on a scale between zero and ten i vote ten.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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I am in agreement, you got my vote.

Sad to say that yes, it probably will be a busy old forum in the coming years.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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I agree, this is a great idea.

Maybe it will come to fruition sometime soon.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:05 PM
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[edit on 20-1-2010 by LadySkadi]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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Great to see so much support for this so far, even from moderators.

Of course it will mean a little extra work for the mods at first with moving threads and all but in the end it will clean things up a bit.

Thanks for the support of the idea.

Raist



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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Disaster Relief

The final call has to be made by the admins, who are the only ones who can create or change forums and other basic board characteristics. Sometimes what may seem like an obvious decision may be trumped by not-so-obvious factors known to the admins, who often work in strange and mysterious ways.

As for moderator workload, I may be overlooking something (wouldn't be the first time), but that's probably not going to be a big deal. In the past, even when large numbers of threads had to be moved, things were usually worked out within a few days and without too much pain. Again, that's something the admins can help with as they may see fit.

Having said all that, I personally think this is a great idea and recommend going for it.

Thanks for an excellent suggestion.





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