Originally posted by asg_admin:
We need your feedback!
How can we better support this community? What suggestions for improvement do you have?
1. Create a process to appoint additional moderators.
2. Allow moderators to delete all posts from spammers in one step.
3. Integrate a spam management tool such as http://www.stopforumspam.com/
4. Cap the number of posts by new members (e.g. 5 posts per day until 15 Karma points reached)
5. Limit BB code permissions of new members.
6. Put additional registration restrictions (CAPTCHA, mod approval, whatever) for those accessing the site from IP address that originate from countries where the U.S. Army (including Guard and Reserve) does not maintain a significant presence and
not using a .mil email addressCommunity Structure
1. Consolidate unused and redundant subforums. Please don't delete old content, a lot of soldiers find it through search engines and it is often relevant.Owner Participation
1. Introduce yourselves as a company to the community. Tell us your background, and goals.
2. Let us know your plans for site changes, or at least announce when the changes are made. Community Participation
1. I would very much like to see the study material transition to a community maintained, open licensed (GNU, CC, etc.) model. Key leaders within the U.S. Army have denounced the use of online board study guides (which specifically means ArmyStudyGuide.com) because the information may be inaccurate or outdated. The last .pdf edition was in 2007. The audio version is from 2005. The material is not static.
A community of volunteer contributors could quickly react to changes in policy and doctrine. The members of this community are among the most knowledgeable soldiers I have ever encountered; they are ideally suited to the task. We can provide you with attractive content so long as we have proper guarantees that our efforts will perpetually be available to our fellow soldiers without charge.
With proper citation and database integration, study material could be compared to DA PAM 25-30 (the desktop version downloads a .mdb file; could probably wget it with some snooping) for supersession and obsolescence then flagged for review.
2. If an update to the audio version is not feasible through text to speech software, let us record, upload, and remix study guide questions.
3. A community driven cadence recording project would be awesome.
This is a ten level task