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What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby CJ Greiner » Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:06 am

I’ve had several PM’s about ideas for new forums/categories… they’re all good ones and we’re looking at which ones will be implemented:

We’re looking for more input!

Please place your suggestions in this post, along with reasons why and how it should be implemented.

Please note: We will not be jumping on anything quickly until we are out of the initial BETA phase of testing. For now, we’ll stick to the General Discussion forum, and perhaps a separate Gear/equipment/sound/lighting forum.

In advance, thank you for your input!
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby Michigan DJ » Thu Sep 09, 2004 9:09 am

I, for one, would like to see a school dance forum.

As the season is upon us once again, it would be helpful for newer DJs (like myself) to hear from the experienced veterans on the subject.
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby CJ Greiner » Sat Sep 11, 2004 6:19 pm

That sounds like a good idea!

Perhaps we'll find a way to include all teen/school/youth events under one forum, or maybe we need on specifically for Jr. High & High School dances.

Once we get a few different topics going under the General Discussion forum, it'll give us a pretty good idea of what other forums we could put together. Then we can move those discussions to the new forum--whatever it is. :idea:
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby jwg » Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:47 pm

I would like to see a Weddings Forum since it comprises about 75% of my business.
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby MusicDoctorDJ » Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:31 pm

Perhaps a 'Bar Gig' forum instead of 'Da Club' . . .

There are far more bars in this world than clubs . . . which probably means there are many more of us doing plain 'ol regular bar gigs than clubbing!
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby Mike Bendavid » Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:03 pm

I would like to see a Country Music DJ Forum. To cover all the aspects of Country Music.

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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby audiopulse » Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:38 pm

Hey CJ,

I'm going to second the addition of "School" and Wedding" forums... it would be a great place to get general ideas, music selection ideas and activity ideas for these type of events...

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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby djwildb » Sat Oct 09, 2004 4:14 pm

I would like to see a forum about games and contests, and other unique interactions!!!!
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby CJ Greiner » Sun Oct 10, 2004 6:57 am

All right,

So far we have already implemented a Gear - Equipment - Sound & Lighting forum,

and you guys have requested:
  • School Dance (this would probably include all teen/schools/youth events)
  • Weddings (this would probably also include any type of formal event)
  • Bar Gigs (including Karaoke?)
  • Country Music (Mike -- Is that Country? Western? or Both? :hahaha: )
  • Games & Contests (Interactive events)

Keep the ideas coming!

Until we have several threads going in the General Discussion forum that could fit under these topics... I don't really see us just making an empty forum to start them up... hmmmmm. We'll see what happens over the next couple of months as more DJ's join the board and we get more active.

If you think this should be implemented in a different way, let me know!
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby djradatz » Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:46 am

i think we should start some polls to get opinions as a whole. what they are about... well i have no good ideas.
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby MusicDoctorDJ » Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:42 am

There have also been digital photography boards popping up on the DJ chat boards as well!
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby djmc » Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:30 am

I'd like to see one about Feng Shui for DJs :lol:
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby MusicDoctorDJ » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:11 am

How about a 'Rant' board . . .

A place where we can pi$$ & moan or biotch about anything . . .

And not get removed from the board!

Nahhhhhh . . . :hahaha:
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby djmc » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:40 am

we could call it the Post *'s Board...hehe
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby CJ Greiner » Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:44 pm

There are several new forums & categories coming in the near future, but the one that's had the most posts in the General Discussion forum is what we'll add next:

    Weddings & Formal Events
    Open Discussion for Weddings and other Formal events:
    Photos, Videos and success stories are welcome!
    Ask questions and learn from the best.
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby djmc » Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:58 am

djradatz wrote:i think we should start some polls to get opinions as a whole.


as a whole, opinions are like @$$holes....EVERYBODY'S got one!


Another forum category suggestion:

"Bar/club" (did someone already mention that one?)
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby jwg » Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:02 am

Bringing an old thread to life. Why not a music forum to talk about the current top 40, country etc. along with those questions about those music classics.
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Postby CJ Greiner » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:38 am

Sounds good....

That one would need a dedicated, knowledgeable moderator... :winkatu:
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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby jbrown157 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:05 am

CJ,
How about an area to discuss ethics? There are a lot of different issues that could come under this category such as general business ethics, dealing with clients (cancellations, quoting, salesmanship, etc.), handling of events, tipping, what kinds of gigs to refuse, music play lists and the list goes on...

For example. I had a verbal agreement with a wedding client for a standard 5 hour reception (contract was not done yet). The bride has changed her mind on the wedding time and now wants a seven hour reception but only wants me for the five hours... starting after dinner. Paying my discounted fee for the additional two hours was "not in their budget". They just want me to show up and play dance music. I declined, because I feel that not having me do cocktail & dinner music and handle a grand entrance / toast will not make for the type of party that I stake my reputation on. I would rather see them hire a bottom feeder to do their low budget affair. I feel badly for the couple because I know that their reception is an accident waiting to happen but it's their decision.

I am quite sure that I'll be able to book that date for a "real" wedding. I wonder how others would have handled that. Who else would have turned that gig down? Who would have just grabbed the cash and went with the flow... and why?

I also recently had a discussion with another DJ from my area who allows his DJs to openly solicit tips. Personally, I think it's tacky and don't allow it.

Comments anyone?

Enough to have an entire forum category or would it fit in elsewhere?

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Re: What new forums/categories would you like?

Postby Dave Miller » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:36 pm

I have several replies to Jack's questions, but I'll hold off until this gets moved to a seperate forum, or at least a seperate thread.

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It is a job that you have done well. Compared to moderators on other boards, that adjective could be upgraded to 'fantastically well'.
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