What's Cooking v Coffee Break

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Yummy

Coffee Break

I agree with Welsh Cookie, amalgamate the cooking related topics into one and have a Chatty Topic, i.e. Coffee Break.....That's what would happen if you were at work.....have your chats at COFFEE BREAK !!

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Queen of Puds

What's Cooking v Coffee Break

I don't like to disagree with James, but I am afraid I have to.

My vote is to call it 'Coffee break'.

I am newer to this site than most perhaps, & have never seen the threads called anything else & I therefore assumed that 'What's Cooking' was intended literally & it had to be about food!

So yes - I think it does matter, chiefly for new visitors, perhaps - but it matters nonetheless. Sorry James.

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jampling

Not sure about Coffee Break

In all my years in business, I have never had a job with a 'coffee break'! It seems somehow of another era to me. If a change of name is deemed essential, perhaps an alternative option might be 'The water cooler'.

Personally, though, I agree with James that any name change will likely be a waste of time and money.

I particularly agree with points made by Jon and Welsh Cookie. That is: "In my experience that often seems to more a matter of people liking lots of quick responses and not posting to quiet places because they are quiet" (Jon). And Welsh Cookie: "Forums that don't move for days don't invite contributions"

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Queen of Puds

What's Cooking v Coffee Break

You can't call it Water Cooler!! Ours are all on draft these days due to the expense.

And 'Coffee break' doesn't mean you have to have a break, or coffee for that matter ... it does however suggest that you are taking time out.

I also imagine that changing the name is relatively straightforward (I used to manage our public website & it was both quick to do & cost no more than my time to reset the titles & upload the thing.)

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Kilmory

What's cooking v coffee break

I vote for coffee break and also agree with Weshcookie about slow moving forums, particularly gardening and books.

Kilmory

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Esther R

Coffee Break for me

I vote for Coffee Break.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Woah there!

We won't be closing any of the forums down, it affects the home page. I simply need to know which name the majority would like to have at this stage.

Thanks for all your help!

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Honey

Coffee Break

We've been asked and so I will give my opinion, even though I'm not a regular contributor.

I also agree that a faster moving forum will be better and I feel the chat should be separate from food related threads.

I think it's worth giving Coffee Break a chance again. Perhaps it won't bring back the members from the past, but I think it will help you to build a new, thriving community. Particularly if you make any newbies welcome.

H x

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SonyaK

What's Cooking v Coffee Break

"I also agree that a faster moving forum will be better and I feel the chat should be separate from food related threads."

I agree with Honey and others who have said the same.
Separate the chat and food forums and also amalgamate the foodie forums (ingredients, help, cooking) as Welsh Cookie suggested.
Is changing the Home Page such a problem?

I think fewer, faster moving forums could work much better.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Sonya

Yes it is, Delia Online is very different to others as it is a bespoke site, so what may seem to be a minor change affects other parts of it. We are unable to just remove a section without it having major repercussions, it is extremely costly as we have to get our technical company to do it. Also, we have plans for the future so any changes would be done then.

For the present I just want to change the name if required as it is only a title and we are able to do it ourselves.

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Honey

Could you...

In the meantime, could you possibly change the title of say the 'Books' one to 'Books and Gardening' and then change the title of the 'Gardening' one to 'Coffee Break' and then it has it's own identity... not grouped with the other things that at the moment are discussed on What's Cooking?

The reason I'm suggesting this is because I can see that the chatter could annoy (or did in the past anyway) some people who just want to use the site to discuss food related issues and nothing else.

Just changing two titles wouldn't be a problem (expensive) from what you've said Nor.

H x

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Dottie May

What's Cooking v Coffee Break

Coffee Break for me. I also agree with Welsh Cookie's suggestions.

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Pan-tastic

Coffee Break

for me as well. And it would be great if everyone who wants the change to try to post a bit more regularly to try to regain some momentum. I know we are all busy but it would be good to see if we can inject a bit more energy into proceedings

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Biggles !

Coffee Break please

Hello and a Happy New Year to everyone. I remember that there was some slight confusion over the title 'What's Cooking' and what the posts should be under that heading.

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Thistledo

Could you ...

Sounds good to me.

 
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