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Jun042013

New Forum Categories

One of the best parts of our new website will be our brand new Reader’s Fourm with categories. No more one space for everything. But I’m looking for suggestions for categories. This is the place where you’ll be posting. So far, we have:

 

TRAVEL GOODS

Travel Bags

Day Bags

Travel Accessories and Gadgets

 

TRAVEL TIPS

Travel Tips

Trip Reports

Gear Reviews

Packing Lists

 

GENERAL TRAVEL

General Travel Questions

 

ITEMS FOR SALE

Items for sale

 

What am I missing?

 

Reader Comments (10)

What's the difference between Travel Bags under Travel Goods and Gear Reviews under Travel Tips? Seems like sort of the same thing. If I want to see discussion about a particular bag (or type of bag), I wouldn't want to have to check two different forums.

Also not sure what the difference is between General Travel Questions and Travel Tips.

I think you should add a deals and sales forum, for posts about special deals going on. Otherwise those will get lost in Travel Bags or Items for Sale. I'm assuming Items for Sale is really about readers wanting to sell items, not sales at retailers.

Where would I post questions about finding the lightest / smallest item for a product that is not really a travel accessory (perhaps like a camera or headphones or whatever)? Would that still be under Travel Gadgets and Accessories?
June 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkbob
When you get to the actual forum, each category has an explanation as to what goes there. That will probably answer most of your questions.

I did add a deal/special category.
June 4, 2013 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW
Travel clothes and footwear under the Travel Goods heading?
June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula Bag Lass
It probably does need its own forum. I originally was going to include it in Travel Accessories & Gadgets but it really doesn't fit there.
June 4, 2013 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW
Technology as a category under Travel Tips. I follow a few tech/nerd sites for technology, but they tend be high on theory or seem to have an unlimited budget for toys. The tech-tips found on this site are normally real down to earth
June 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstevenshytle
What I'll do is change "Gear Reviews" to Travel Products and in the description say: Tell us about any travel products, gadgets or gizmos you've used and whether you've liked them or not. Full gear reviews are fine.

I don't want too many categories or it will get confusing.
June 6, 2013 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW
Where does the section for wheeled bags go? ;-)

Ducking and running!!!!
June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank T.
There's no need to run....there is a place for wheeled bags. Shocked? Surprised? In fact, I'd like you to check it out t but everyone else has to promise not to peek:

http://www.flyertalk.com
June 6, 2013 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW
Actually I like this section better: http://www.onebag.com/wheeled-bags.html
June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank T.
Wheels war ignored, when it comes to item selection, packing technique, and overall travel ATTITUDE, content and advice on this board remains invaluable for ALL travelers...thank you Frank and everyone else.
June 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan B

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