Poll Who wants new Star Trek: Picard subforum?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by ITDUDE, May 24, 2019.


When should new sub-forum be up?

  1. Now

    55 vote(s)
  2. Yesterday

    41 vote(s)
  1. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

    May 27, 2009
    Daniels' Illinois
    Current Trek Shows
    - Discovery
    - Picard
    - Lower Decks
    - (other shows, in likely release order, as soon as they get a name)

    Previous Trek Shows
    - TOS/TAS
    - TNG
    - DS9
    - Voyager
    - Enterprise
    - (Discovery, Picard, etc. can be added as soon as they stop production for good)

    Future of Trek can probably remain here or go alongside GTD, since it covers all Trek future productions (like movies and so on), not just TV series.
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  2. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

    Nov 2, 2014
    I kinda' wish they would put DIS season 3 in an entirely different subforum than season 1 & 2 because of the time it takes place. Making it impossible for anyone to talk about the series as a whole.:guffaw:

    In all seriousness - I never thought the current system was a good idea. I like seperating the Kelvin timeline from the rest, because it's a different continuity.

    But apart from that, just go by production timeline? A Trek Forum should begin with TOS (not ENT), and end with the stuff that's currently on air. They're still free to put the years it takes place in next to the name of course!
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  3. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Seems right. Kurtzman Trek will soon have more shows than Berman Trek.
  4. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    Mixer left his home in Somewhere, Connecticut
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  5. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Every time I check in on TrekBBS now, I keep half-thinking the new forum will appear.

    I'm saying that and I'm firmly on Team Disco. So I can only imagine how much anticipation there is right now for those who are super-excited about Picard. They have to be chomping at the bit for the new forum.
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  6. yenny

    yenny Captain Captain

    Jul 14, 2005
    It probably will as soon they get to it.
  7. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    I have it on good word the forum will be appearing on Stardate 1064.82. It's Stardate 1924.5 right now, so it could be any time.
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  8. Uhura's Song

    Uhura's Song Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 5, 2017
    I have no issue with how things are laid out, just add Picard in.

    And for each new show when they get ready to air. Until then, have them in Future of Trek.
  9. Midquest

    Midquest Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 22, 2017
    I'd argue that general principles of usability/UX would call for a Currently Airing and a Finished/Previous division, as you don't want new users, who are coming here for the first time, to have to sort through a long list. Ideally, new stuff goes at the top and scrolling is kept to a minimum. As things end, they move out of the spatial limelight, so to speak.

    Organizing by stardate is fun, but not exactly welcoming to new folks.

    That's my two cents.
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  10. Cake

    Cake Captain Captain

    Dec 10, 2010
    I only added those categories as right now the Entertainment & Interests main category has the most subforums with 6. Having 10+ subforums under one big Star Trek Series category might be a bit much. My main point is to put the series in chronological order of the times when they started airing.

    Series made before 2006
    TOS / TAS

    Newer series
    Lower Decks
    Future of Trek

    However the main categories are getting named exactly, doesn't matter to me. I just think it makes way more sense to put them in the order the shows started airing than in the order in which time they are set in. That might have worked well in the past, but not really anymore.
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  11. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 14, 2001
    I disagree.
    When the shows are/have been produced has never really been part of the logic for how they are listed on the Trek BBS.
    (other than the natural flow of the way time goes in the Real World)

    Apparently, In my mind, ... it's always been done by Canon Chronological order.
    I see no reason to change it again that now.

    (Edited to reflect another Senior Moment on my part)
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  12. mdtauk

    mdtauk Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 9, 2012
    Original - Berman - Kurtzman
  13. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    Mixer left his home in Somewhere, Connecticut
    That's not true. Organizing them by in-universe chronology just happened two or three years ago, I think it was. Prior to that, TOS was at the top of the list of shows, for years and years.

    ETA: From September 2016, a QSF thread reacting to the change, which was apparently implemented when the Discovery forum was added:
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
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  14. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Jul 1, 2004
    Hotel California
    I would agree with this. We should design it for new users, not ones who have been here for years like me. If it were up to me, TV & Media and Miscellaneous should be at the top because I use those forums most frequently. But for a new user coming in, they are likely a new fan having just seen the new series' and will want to jump into that first, as it is the most relevant content to them. Then, they branch out to discussions of past shows and the other board content as they are here longer. This doesn't apply to everyone of course (I myself joined to read the Miscellaneous forum specifically), but I think it applies to most, so ordering by production date makes the most sense.
  15. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

    Jul 26, 2015
    Rigel VII
    It's not TNG but it has the same main character. Sub forum in the TNG section?
  16. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2003
    Some beach, east coast USA
  17. serabine

    serabine Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 14, 2019
    Yup. In seven seasons after 177 episodes to be precise.
  18. MrPointy

    MrPointy Captain Captain

    Nov 2, 2006
    I was thinking that, but Roddenberry Trek takes up 2 and a bit seasons of TNG.
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  19. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in its final stage
    If we take it too literally, Discovery season one would take up three forums by itself:lol:
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  20. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 15, 2001
    And this is why we still don’t have new forums. If regular folk can’t agree on the format, neither can the mods.