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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
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Forums go dead??

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I agree that the forums have gone dead. I've been a member for years but when the format changed I couldn't log back in and it took weeks to get a reply to my inquiry regarding this. Therefore, I rejoined under a new username. I've always participated in the Photo Sharing and Bird Watching forums. Years ago, it was common to get a dozen or more replies to an informative post or a photo that I took. Now, even though there may be 100 or more views, it's shocking to get more than a couple replies. It's not even unusual for mods to seemingly be off the grid for months at a time. Now that I have a place near Park Rapids, I was hoping to find some fishing info on that sub forum but nada. Another dead area. I think a lot has to do with laziness. If a person has the time to read a post, they have time to reply to a post. Anything to encourage a person to continue posting would help. Just a reply such as "that's interesting info, thanks" would be encouraging. Anyway, it is what it is unfortunately. Personally, I find FB is only good for businesses promoting, nosy people and people that like to brag. 

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Unless you want to talk endlessly about Donald Trump there isn't much going on here on a typical day.  I frequent a several forums and several have really hit a brick wall and are clearly in a decline, the speed of which seems to vary but not the direction they are headed.

 

I have also seen a few that have good content but they tend to be a little more focused on a select topic, for instance bow hunting. 

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