FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

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Should the South Africa 1834-53 and Sekukuni & Zulu Wars 1877-79 sub-forums be amalgamated?

Poll ended at 05 Dec 2008 23:27

Yes
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No
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Total votes : 12

FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby Mark » 25 Nov 2008 23:27

POLL: Should the "South Africa 1834-53" and "Sekukuni & Zulu Wars 1877-79" sub-forums be amalgamated into a single forum called "South Africa 1835-1879"?

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The above question has been raised/mentioned by several forum members so please take time to vote in this poll and post your thoughts below.

The poll will be open for 10 days!

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Re: FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby mike snook » 26 Nov 2008 17:15

I would suggest that the neatest way of sweeping up Southern Africa would be as follows:

1.The Cape Frontier Wars 1835-1878 (which would embrace the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th CF wars with the Xhosa - a neat entity if they kept together instead of being separated as at present)
2. The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.
3. Southern Africa Miscellaneous. (here is the place for Sekukuni, Boer-Zulu, Boer-British in Natal, Anglo-Basuto, the Diamond Fields 'rebellion', Matabele War, Jameson Raid, Bechunaland Field Force etc etc)
4. The Transvaal Rebellion 1880-81 (this is the name more commonly applied these days to the so-called 'First Boer War' - we are a bit behind the power curve on this on the forum as it wasn't the first war with the Boers anyway!)
5. The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902.

I like to separate out the 1880-81 Boer conflict and the 1899-1902 conflict as they are 20 years apart and fundamentally different in their causes and their nature - inlcluding being greatly different in their tactics and technology. The Transvaal Rebellion is an old style redcoat war, whereas the ABW is, in my view, the first 'modern' war and for that reason deserves a header of its own.

But that's just what I think - I'm sure any number of combinations could work.

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Re: FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby Mark » 08 Dec 2008 21:36

Thank you to all those who voted in this poll. It appears that the majority of voters are not in favour of amalgamating the two sections.

I read Mike's suggestion above with interest and think it might work well. What do other forum members think? - suggestions welcome.

Remember this is your chance to have a say in the forum structure so please do let us know what you think if these campaigns are of interst to you.

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Re: FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby Berkshire Dragon » 09 Dec 2008 13:41

Mark,

Missed this earlier so hope I can add my two cents worth at this late stage

I have to say that I think that the format that Mike suggests would probably ultimately satisfy everyone as it seems to cater explicitly with all the campaigns that fall within the remit of the forum. I would also guess that with the recent hosting move, there would be room to allow this expansion of topics.

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Re: FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby Mark » 09 Dec 2008 15:52

I wonder if a second poll based on Mike's suggestions would be helpful?

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Re: FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby Berkshire Dragon » 09 Dec 2008 16:08

I think that would be a sound idea.


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Re: FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby willandtom » 09 Dec 2008 16:13

I would like to vote for Mike s suggestion

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Re: FAO All Forum Members - Forum Structure Poll

Postby Mark » 09 Dec 2008 18:36

Ok guys, I will set up a poll shortly for members to vote.

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