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Hi guys,

There has been much discussion on the Forum recently about having an enhanced, revised Aneros Wiki, with guys like @Crimsonwolf and @neros contributing to this enhanced, revised enhancement. I am all for it.

Also I think that guys who have amazing Aneros treatises like @Crimsonwolf and @neros should also have separate pinned, "cherry-picked" posts on the Forum similar to Brian Mayfield's. Hence these treatises and others like it can be used for easy reference for beginner and advanced Aneros users. @rumel had used the term "cherry-picked posts" in Aneros Chat with me about a week ago. I believe that @G-Force had mentioned this suggestion recently too.

Thom./BigGlansDC


   
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BigGlansDC,

With the advent of the revised forum software I was able to re-instate the Cherry Picks community group which can be a repository for links to the very types of posts you are referring to.

In my initial post to that group, I listed posts by the two authors you mentioned.

Good Vibes to You !

 


   
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@rumel, thank you reinstating the "Cherry Picks" community group. I did find a post there that had close resemblance to Aneros "Directions for Use" of the recently retired Aneros.com web site. Tonight, it being the Memorial Day holiday, I will explore other links there. There is some really good stuff there. Thank you very much for your hard work! Also, am I one of the four members of this group?

Thom./BigGlansDC


   
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Can someone say where this effort might have left off?  It’s interesting to think if a “Cherry Picks” could exist again.  I know having been here since only May, I have run across remarkable posts and threads.  It would be cool to save a subset.

Tricky matters (if starting this up now)

  • Who would be the arbiter(s) of whether a post/thread met criteria?  Should there be nominations for votes?  Should there be dispute resolution for disagreements?
  • What could be the criteria?  What is highly-useful or tickles the fancy of one may not do it for someone else.  It could be awfully subjective.  I know what (I) like.
  • Many posts/threads are a labor of love and took much thought.  Could someone be very disappointed if their contribution wasn’t chosen?

Implementation matters (if starting this up now)

  • How should this best be done?
  • Implement selected ones with tag?
  • Implement selected ones say older than 1 year by relocating to a new sub-forum.  Lock them.  People could reply by linking to them.
  • (Perhaps best?) Implement selected ones  by way of posting pages listing links or thread titles.  I’ve seen rotted links though (frustrating), so titles, although less convenient, may be the more robust option in the long term.  A more complete list could be compromised of entries as title, author, and first-post date.

Tangential matters

  • Search results currently appear to top-out at 4 pages.  Could there be more out there?
  • Can Search be enhanced by allowing both keyword(s) and an author?  Currently it seems to be one or the other.
  • I can appreciate people have been communicating for what, like 20 years now, and with various data migrations, some data might not have been preserved or perhaps the pile of it is too ‘durn big.

   
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Posted by: @helical

Can someone say where this effort might have left off?
I have run across remarkable posts and threads. It would be cool to save a subset.

It is unfortunate that the "Cherry Picks" group was lost in prior transitions of forum software. If I had envisioned that possibility I could have personally kept a record of the URL's pointing to these resources (both internal and external to the Aneros Forum) but, alas, I'm only mortal and do not have clairvoyant abilities. However, over the years, I have been keeping a list of particularly interesting, informative resources I have found in my internet adventures. Some of the items on my list were a part of that "Cherry Picks" group. I also have my own list of personal favorite Aneros forum posts that I often refer to in my responses to members postings.

You have raised some good questions and I don't have definitive answers.
Who would be the arbiter(s) of whether a post/thread met criteria?
I guess, to be equitable, any member could propose "Cherry Pick" status for any particular post. 
Should there be nominations for votes?
While I support the democratic process of decision making, it is slow and awkward, especially when it comes to the subjective nature of the topics we discuss here on the Forum. I don't think a formal nominating process would really help.
Should there be dispute resolution for disagreements?
Yes, I think there should be, ultimately the Aneros company can make the final determination, but my intuition tells me they do not want to become the arbiter of opinions. For the most part, the Aneros company recognizes that there are no explicitly right or wrong opinions and disagreements are inevitable. All that being said, I suppose they could allow the membership to determine things by using the 'LIKE's button.
What could be the criteria?
I suppose anything the member considers useful, helpful or important. It is highly subjective as most opinions are. I think it is important to remember that 99% of what gets discussed here is merely opinion, there are few objective facts when it comes to prostate based orgasms.
Could someone be very disappointed if their contribution wasn’t chosen?
Probably.
How should this best be done?
I don't know if there is a "...best..." way. What I have done is broken my blog into related sections. Parts I & II are my personal notations, Part 3 was a PM I tried to send to new members. Rumel's Ruminations - Part IV contains several posts I authored which I had hoped would significantly help new users learn about the Aneros journey, being the author I am naturally biased so I will have to let others judge the information's relevance. Rumel's Ruminations - Part V contains links to blogs, videos and articles I found to be particularly relevant and or interesting. Rumel's Ruminations - Part VI contain copies of two blog entrys I found many years ago that I thought were particularly well written.
Implement selected ones with tag?
I don't think this will work because the author of the post assigns the tag.
Implement selected ones say older than 1 year by relocating to a new sub-forum.  Lock them.  People could reply by linking to them.
That's a possibility but it would require Aneros to create that sub-forum.
(Perhaps best?) Implement selected ones  by way of posting pages listing links or thread titles.  I’ve seen rotted links though (frustrating), so titles, although less convenient, may be the more robust option in the long term.  A more complete list could be compromised of entries as title, author, and first-post date.
That's essentially what I did in Rumel's Ruminations - Part V, thus creating my own personal 'cherry pick' list.
Search results currently appear to top-out at 4 pages.  Could there be more out there?
Probably.
Can Search be enhanced by allowing both keyword(s) and an author?
I don't know, that is something the tech people would have to resolve.

Good Vibes to You!


   
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@rumel

Thank you for your response including links.  As this forum is a community-driven effort, I may need to take a page from your book and create & post a list of some of my favorite forum posts in a blog.  My own personal process is evolving- lately I have been collecting interesting snippets and pasting them into a file.  There's no need to wait for magic to occur, or forums to be established, when we can create our own good fortune.

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I think it is important to remember that 99% of what gets discussed here is merely opinion, there are few objective facts when it comes to prostate based orgasms.

This allows me to release some of the desire to curate a best-of, in a quixotic quest, nice as it may be to have.

 


   
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