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    below Arts & Entertainment. these two blocks of sub forums occupy the most valuable real eastate on the website yet are nothingness. they are choking out the sub forums that draw and used to draw traffic.

    also move pillreports further down. people rarely post there and it’s usually a misplaced topic when there is a post.
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    so focus forums would be at the top? what do people think?

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    I've had similar thoughts...I feel sometimes Arts & Entertainment feels kinda buried.

    Newbies come to BL for the drugs and such, they will find what they need in that regard. But they may never even see some of the other forums at the bottom before they leave.

    It would be cool if we could have like a promoted forums section at the very top that would rotate monthly, or something. We could schedule it, for example, so that S&G could be included for September to coincide with the start of the NFL season. F&T during awards season maybe, January. You get the idea. Could help traffic, who knows?
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    ^ anyone agree/disagree ?
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    Agree with OP and mal3volent.
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    focus forums are the focus of bluelight, so it makes sense for them to be at the top.

    something like this makes the most sense to me, going something like focus -> official -> drugs -> community:

    Focus Forums
    Bluelight Feedback
    "Sister/Partner Site Forums" (merge the MAPS and Pill Reports sections; this could optionally be located elsewhere, like between Community and History, but also include a button at the top - Sister/Partner Sites; we dont want to hide it, but its not exactly bluelight's priority either; also include links to Pill reports in the MDMA forum and links to MAPS in psychedelics and mdma)
    Bluelight Basics
    Drugs Discussion (move Regional Drug Discussions to include here instead of being separate)
    Recovery Support
    Arts
    Community (because if you're legitimately interested in the community forums you've probably been around for a while, and having to scroll past everything first gives them more visibility)
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    Opiates need their own forum . Why does mdma have its own but opiates meth etc all together in other drugs
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    Thanks for the feedback folks, keep it coming. We have been discussing doing something like this for a while, so this feedback and all your ideas are helpful to read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    Opiates need their own forum . Why does mdma have its own but opiates meth etc all together in other drugs
    V interesting idea!

    Alcohol use and abuse might or might be enough to sustain a forum like "opiates" would, but I see it mentioned as a major issue all the time here.
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    I'd be interested to know what the OD mods think about it.

    I know the decision was probably made a long time ago, but what was the reasoning behind which drugs got their own dedicated sub forums and which drugs didn't? (Guess ali would know, not sure who else)
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    it started off as a raver board, so basically the focus forums were ecstasy discussion and psychedelics. within a few years, "other drugs" was created to cover everything else. several years after that, performance enhancing drugs got their own forum because their usage and purpose and such is so distinct from recreational drugs that it didnt really fit in OD. cannabis discussion came about kinda the same way, different enough from all the other recreational drugs. i might have the orders for the creation of PED and CD switched but thats basically how it went.

    you can group it by cultures even - ravers (mdma), psychonauts (psychedelics), roids (PED), stoners (CD), junkies (coke, meth, heroin, etc, they're all pretty much the same - OD), each one is pretty different from the others.
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    you can group it by cultures even - ravers (mdma), psychonauts (psychedelics), roids (PED), stoners (CD), junkies (coke, meth, heroin, etc, they're all pretty much the same - OD), each one is pretty different from the others.
    hmmm...makes sense when you put it that way

    ty for the info tathra
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    We are currently reviewing some forum merges and reshaping, so I'm going to bump this thread for additional feedback.
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