What Discussion Rooms Would You Like At Taekwondo Forums?

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by Kevin, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Administrator Staff Member

    One mistake that many forums make when they first launch is to add too many forum rooms. This isn't great for the forum as you force members to read 5-10 discussions over 20 forum rooms.

    It's much better to launch with just a few discussion rooms and then grow the forum according to member suggestions.

    At the moment I have created 3 discussions rooms:

    • General Taekwondo Discussions
    • Patterns
    • Off Topic (for feedback and other non-taekwondo discussions)
    What other forum rooms would you like to see here once the forum has more activity. Perhaps separate rooms for ITF and WTF practitioners, Taekwondo at the Olympics, Sparring.
    If you have any suggestions please let me know :)
  2. Dirk Ebener

    Dirk Ebener New Member

    It would be interesting to learn more about books and other helpful sources out there. I am often looking for specific details (i.e. books about the history of TKD).
  3. Dirk Ebener

    Dirk Ebener New Member

    One other topic, that would be very helpful, is communication about visiting other dojangs when traveling. I am always looking for WTF dojangs when I travel, and it is difficult to find that information for some cities and countries. A general list, with comments, contacts, hours, and other details would be tremendously helpful.
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Administrator Staff Member

    A book room could prove popular. Good suggestion.

    I'm not sure about building a list of Taekwondo clubs. You could work 40 hours a week for several months on a directly like that and it still wouldn't list all clubs. I've ran directories before. You would need users to submit clubs in order for a directory to grow. Unfortunately, directories always suffer from spam so listings would have to be approved manually.
  5. Dirk Ebener

    Dirk Ebener New Member

    Thank you for your response. I do not have an experience with running these kind of directories. Very good point!! It is just very challenging to find this information. Maybe a platform, like a forum, where member simply list their experience about locations they visited or know about themselves, or their own clubs might work? I travel all the time and it is difficult to find a place to train. The clubs often do not list if they are ATA or WFT or other schools. Thank you again for your feedback.
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  6. bowlie

    bowlie Well-Known Member

    I would like it if the health and fitness section was re-named strength and conditioning. I know it seems like a small issue, but strength and conditioning is the term used by professionals in sports development but its a term few have heard of. By re-naming it it strength and conditioning new members are more likely to look that up and come across the work of professional trainers and coaches, rather than entrepreneurs trying to sell their health and fitness programs which are usually based off of bad programming principals and yield limited results with the only concern being a quick buck for the creator. Congrats on a great forum though, you did a good job.
  7. UK-Student

    UK-Student Active Member

    I think you've done a good job.
  8. Nightwing

    Nightwing Member

    How about a Theory of Power or Fundamentals and Principles section.
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  9. Nightwing

    Nightwing Member

    Practical form applications
  10. John McNally

    John McNally Active Member

    Great Forum and great participants :)
  11. Fox

    Fox New Member

    A place to rave about what a great dojang my master runs would be great.
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  12. GokuMexicano

    GokuMexicano Guest

    A taekwondo history room would be nice.
  13. canadiankyosa

    canadiankyosa Active Member

    Clubs may also come and go so there would be many dead "links" to clubs.

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