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Anje
October 4th, 2013, 09:25 AM
There have been a few calls for a sticky with links to important threads. Sounds like a good move, but it'd be better if some of our other members add their voices!

Post the names of threads and links to them that you think would be particularly useful for a newbie stumbling in to this forum and trying to figure out what everything is.

I'm inclined to say that it'd be best to leave most of the fun threads out -- they're great, but there are going to be so many informative threads already that it could get bogged down with the fun stuff. Besides, the fun threads tend to stay within the first few pages of the forum as it is.

Thanks!

ETA: This is largely directing to "Index to Important Threads and Resources (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/announcement.php?a=11)" announcement that appears at the top of all forums. Forum specific stickies can also be added.

peepopowitz
October 4th, 2013, 11:11 AM
I think most of the ___length to ___length threads should be stickied. Possibly the show us your ___ pics threads, too. Maybe have a sub-board in the Mane Forum for ongoing threads (the big, years-long ones), so that the entire first page of the Mane Forum isn't just stickies. It seems like a good way to introduce new users to the wild world of ongoing threads that LHC hosts, too.

Gumball
October 4th, 2013, 11:18 AM
I think most of the ___length to ___length threads should be stickied. Possibly the show us your ___ pics threads, too. Maybe have a sub-board in the Mane Forum for ongoing threads (the big, years-long ones), so that the entire first page of the Mane Forum isn't just stickies. It seems like a good way to introduce new users to the wild world of ongoing threads that LHC hosts, too.

It's going to be a single master thread/post. Instead of each individual thread being a sticky (oh the clutter!), if we all determine it should be included, will be a link in an organized list. Much easier to look into and navigate versus having, say, 10 threads suddenly stuck on one board.

Anje
October 4th, 2013, 11:18 AM
Oh, I'm thinking of just making a single post with links to the threads, not stickying each important thread separately. You're right, we'd probably have about a page of stickies then, and that'd be annoying.

battles
October 4th, 2013, 11:19 AM
I think most of the ___length to ___length threads should be stickied. Possibly the show us your ___ pics threads, too. Maybe have a sub-board in the Mane Forum for ongoing threads (the big, years-long ones), so that the entire first page of the Mane Forum isn't just stickies. It seems like a good way to introduce new users to the wild world of ongoing threads that LHC hosts, too.

I like the idea of a sub-board for ongoing threads. :)

peepopowitz
October 4th, 2013, 11:50 AM
Any method of organization is fine. I just think they need to be out of the way yet accessible. Good times.

Panth
October 4th, 2013, 12:35 PM
I think it would be good to have a big master-post of "If you want your hair typed, post here". The first post should include a description of Fia's hairtyping system and how to correctly prep your hair for a hairtyping photograph (i.e., no manipulation when drying in particular).

It would have several benefits:
1) Newbies will learn about hairtyping early on and will learn how to do it properly
2) The boards won't fill up with hairtyping posts, as they sometimes do
3) Newbies (and older members) can refer back to all the hairtyping decisions made before, to help them learn what each hairtype looks like.

jacqueline101
October 4th, 2013, 02:09 PM
I know I'm the poster child of evil my opinions mean squat why not close out all old threads and archive them. It's a suggestion. Not a bright one look at the source that spoke it.

CurlMonster
October 4th, 2013, 02:30 PM
I think the different washing methods threads (CO, WO, NW) would be good stickies. I know I was very interested in those when I first came here.

gingerclip
October 4th, 2013, 02:38 PM
I really like the idea of creating subforums, and then putting 2-3 stickies at the top of each forum

- Growing - has all the "___ to ____" threads
- Washing - has the CO, WO, CWC threads
- Styles - has all the "Show me your bun/braid/ribbon" threads
- NEW? START HERE! - hair typing thread stickied
- Toys

But if you just want to create one post with list in it, then those topics would be my vote for being in the lsit.

Charybdis
October 4th, 2013, 02:44 PM
Threads for people of different hair types (especially different levels of curl - 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s) - they're good for sharing tips. A thread for thick (iii+) and a thread for thin/fine (i) hair would be good too. I'm not sure how you'd select which existing thread to use in each case, though.

Anje
October 4th, 2013, 02:47 PM
Cool, thanks. Keep the suggestions coming!

Links to these threads would be really useful, btw. Searching for the threads alone (especially with a 30s wait between searches) would take longer than if I can crowd-source it from you all. :D

gingerclip
October 4th, 2013, 02:52 PM
It might also be useful to put a tip in the post about how you can subscribe to certain threads, which will basically keep them all "stickied" in that person's own Settings page. I know that's how I keep track of the ongoing threads that I care about, anyway.

shutterpillar
October 4th, 2013, 02:59 PM
Agreed on all ideas mentioned. When I first came here, I was most interested in:

- finding people with the same hair length as me
- finding those with the same type
- different washing methods
- different bunning and braiding methods.
- hair friendly tools (sticks, forks, combs, brushes, etc)
- heatless styling methods (which is what brought me here to begin with)

Maybe a reminder of the groups that we have here? Are those even up and running anymore? I have not visited since the shutdown a few months ago, but it was great to see groups specifically for my hair type and other things that pertained to my interests.

WilfredAllen
October 4th, 2013, 03:33 PM
everything that has already been mentioned is great. and maybe some of the more hair science-y ones. Those were the once that were really helpful for me when I got started!

faellen
October 4th, 2013, 03:41 PM
NONE! Stickies clutter forums in my opinion. With all the different topics around, I think that we'd soon be inundated with stickies, a problem on many forums I frequent. You only have to look at the amount of suggestions in this thread. I don't think stickies will solve the necro thread issue either.

I subscribe to threads I want to find later on, including many mentioned here. It's easy enough, no need for stickies.

So that's my suggestion.

Nae
October 4th, 2013, 04:22 PM
The SMT thread for sure, people get directed there all the time.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=128

cathair
October 4th, 2013, 05:51 PM
For what it's worth, I don't really think anything should be stickied. I prefer to see things in order of when they were posted to last. I imagine they would also end up a few hundred pages long, which makes them unreadable almost. Or locked and stuck at the top, which is kind of annoying when you are done with the content in that thread.

I would just prefer it if important things like hair typing, length typing, ways of washing and things that everyone agrees on had their own place on the site. It would be good if it was really prominent and easy to get to, like on the top menu in between forum and blogs or something. And that all the old content in them was restored, so it didn't have to be dredged up from cached pages.

mscm
October 4th, 2013, 05:57 PM
I really like the idea of creating subforums, and then putting 2-3 stickies at the top of each forum

- Growing - has all the "___ to ____" threads
- Washing - has the CO, WO, CWC threads
- Styles - has all the "Show me your bun/braid/ribbon" threads
- NEW? START HERE! - hair typing thread stickied
- Toys

But if you just want to create one post with list in it, then those topics would be my vote for being in the lsit.

Agree with this one :)

Jenny31557
October 4th, 2013, 06:22 PM
I definately think LHC terminology is a must. Abbreviations like APL, BSL etc. don't mean anything to newbies.
Side note: I've heard people say that hair type info is back under the avatars, but on my iPod touch I can't see it. If there is any way you guys could maybe fix that I would be very grateful! :)

melusine963
October 4th, 2013, 06:32 PM
I think The Official NW/SO Thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=144) should be stickied.

ETA: And the (Official) Water Only Thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3412).

truepeacenik
October 4th, 2013, 06:45 PM
Might be a good time to redo the hair toy source page.

Quixii
October 4th, 2013, 08:03 PM
I think having a few sections in the sticky with clear headings, like:
The Length Threads
Super shorties
APL-BSL
Classic to Knee
Knee +
etc.
The Hair Type Threads
Type 1c/2a
Type 1s
Type 2s
Wavy and Wurly
Wurly and Curly
Type 3s
Type 4s
etc.

And then a general "Important Info" type heading, that would contain links to stuff like Fia's hairtyping, SMT, LHC abbreviations, the KNIT policy, etc.

If I get some time later I'll try to go dig up those links for you, since you asked. :)

TheLuckyLurker
October 4th, 2013, 08:46 PM
I would say the hair typing thread, the SMT thread, and Feye's self-trim thread.

melusine963
October 4th, 2013, 10:35 PM
- Microtrimming and Maintaining Club! (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=75468)
- The Wavy and Wurly thread! (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=31563)

- from APL to BSL come grow with me! (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=170)
- The knee-length and beyond thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54031)
- Floor Length Hair and Beyond:-) (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=36118)

Oh, and a sticky for Feye's self-trim method. :)

melusine963
October 4th, 2013, 11:15 PM
- 'Cone Free Conditioners (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=2216)
- What is your favorite sulfate free shampoo? (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=87347) (unless there's a better thread)
- Supplies for UK LHC-ers!! (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1474) (so much of the forum is US centric, and it can be hard for other members to find useful product information)

- ~ List of Etsy Sellers (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=111783)

hypersensitive
October 4th, 2013, 11:38 PM
I think you should update the links that are already posted in stickied threads. For example, the Ursula's Standard Newbie Advice article is a good one. As you know, right now this article cannot be accessed (database error)but use the waybackmachine! Change the link to http://web.archive.org/web/20120307010120/http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=39

I feel like all those new members are missing out on information basic and important to this community like the LHC Terms and Abbreviations, The new VISUAL hairtyping guide and how to contribute with your typing picture, and Standard Hair Lengths Guide. These are posted in the "Announcement: Useful links - hair help" banner but I think they should be moved and stickied to the "New? Start here!" Thread since they will be the most practical and sought out for information for newbies.

melusine963
October 5th, 2013, 10:35 AM
I think you should update the links that are already posted in stickied threads. For example, the Ursula's Standard Newbie Advice article is a good one. As you know, right now this article cannot be accessed (database error)but use the waybackmachine! Change the link to http://web.archive.org/web/20120307010120/http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=39

I feel like all those new members are missing out on information basic and important to this community like the LHC Terms and Abbreviations, The new VISUAL hairtyping guide and how to contribute with your typing picture, and Standard Hair Lengths Guide. These are posted in the "Announcement: Useful links - hair help" banner but I think they should be moved and stickied to the "New? Start here!" Thread since they will be the most practical and sought out for information for newbies.

^^ I think this is a great idea. It would be nice if the Newbie Advice article could be re-written to include hyperlinks to various threads, but probably pretty complicated to do.

Other useful threads are:
- The Classic to Knee Thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=34987)
- The CO (conditioner only) washing thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=2898)
- 1c/2a hair (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54163)

BlazingHeart
October 5th, 2013, 11:11 AM
I was also going to suggest Ursula's Standard Newbie Advice. I remember it being very helpful when I first joined and wanted to do everything, which wouldn't have been very productive.

Peggy E.
October 5th, 2013, 07:03 PM
I think the different washing methods threads (CO, WO, NW) would be good stickies. I know I was very interested in those when I first came here.

I like this one, too. would be nice to be able to find them when I need them (SO/NW, anyway....)

Peggy E.
October 5th, 2013, 07:08 PM
Interesting, sounds like pretty much the individual members' favorites should be stickied! ;o) (Why I liked the SO/NW thread!)

hypersensitive
October 5th, 2013, 11:35 PM
Most popular hair toys threads:
Flexi-8 Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=17757

Showme your Ficcare color thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3005

60thstreet thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=6932

Show me your Paranda/Parandi
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=91490


self made hairtoys thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=131

Supplies for UK LHC-ers!!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1474

My NightBlooming's (Nightshade) set and Hair Stick
forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1652

The Official LadyIdun thread!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=55094

Questions about Pacific Merchantile
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=61471

Tangle teezer
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=9334



Milestone threads:
The Mini-Milestone Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=41971

Any Super-Shorties Out There???
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=18405

Growing Chin to Shoulder-length? Post here!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=96954

Calling all who are growing shoulder to APL!
forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=33961

from APL to BSL come grow with me!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=170

BSL to WAIST take 2
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=11219

waist to hip
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=17576

waist to tailbone
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=5483

Tailbone to classic thread!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=34877

The Classic to Knee Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=34987

Floor Length Hair and Beyond:-)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=36118

Growing as Long as It will Go! (The Terminal Goal Thread)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=90499


Hairtype threads:
Straight and Silky Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=22766

1c/2a hair
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54163

The New - 2a F Support thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=36484

Show me your 2C-3A hair!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=26387

Wurly and Curly thread!!!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=369

The Official type 3 hair club!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=96338

Kinky 4s' thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1881

The Salt & Pepper Thread!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=16951

Are you Blonde? Share your tips and tricks (natural and bottle welcome!)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=6310

Blonette Pride :)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=80416

Ash brown hair pride
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=112776

Auburn Pride!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=80861

the Tawny Support Group
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=6685

Dark Hair Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=59231

Black Hair!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=56329

Growing Out Layers- A place to complain
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=47351

Fairytale ends pics
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=40313

Gentlemen... Start your postings!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=110732

Thin/Fine Hair Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=17115

Fine AND thick hair thread ^.^
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=24724

The THICKNESS thread. Are you THICK?
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=115699

Thick haired folk, unite!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=43020

Coarse hair care?
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=45554

Hairloss Support Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1124


Popular Hair wash methods:
(Official) Water Only Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3412

The Official NW/SO Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=144

The Official "Stretching Washes" Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=56574

The CO (conditioner only) washing thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=2898

The CWC (condition-wash-condition) official thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=53421

The Shampoo Bar Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=74

The Benign Neglect Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=23540

Microtrimming and Maintaining Club!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=75468


Hairstyle threads:
The braid picture thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=45350

The bun picture thread!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=98504

The half-up thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=100439

OFFICIAL heat free curl method thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=90030

Braid waves are us!!!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=96136

Show your braid waves
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=96136

Show me your beribboned hair!!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=81073



Phew! =)

CurlyCap
October 6th, 2013, 01:01 AM
hypersensitive, that was amazing. THANK YOU for all that hard work!

faellen
October 6th, 2013, 12:12 PM
For what it's worth, I don't really think anything should be stickied. I prefer to see things in order of when they were posted to last. I imagine they would also end up a few hundred pages long, which makes them unreadable almost. Or locked and stuck at the top, which is kind of annoying when you are done with the content in that thread.

I would just prefer it if important things like hair typing, length typing, ways of washing and things that everyone agrees on had their own place on the site. It would be good if it was really prominent and easy to get to, like on the top menu in between forum and blogs or something. And that all the old content in them was restored, so it didn't have to be dredged up from cached pages.


Completely agree, glad I'm not the only one!


As for hypersensitive's massive list - what about a mod starting ONE thread for each 'topic' with all the other threads linked inside it (e.g. all the hair wash methods)? Much less clutter!

hypersensitive
October 6th, 2013, 01:00 PM
hypersensitive, that was amazing. THANK YOU for all that hard work!

You're welcome! No worries!


Of course, I'm not saying you must put ALL of those links up. In my research, I found quite a few dead threads for hair types/hair colors that someone might want to revive in the future but the threads I linked are the ones I deemed most popular.




Links to these threads would be really useful, btw. Searching for the threads alone (especially with a 30s wait between searches) would take longer than if I can crowd-source it from you all. :D

I don't know if you know about this feature, but you can filter for the most viewed threads withing a main topic instead of individually looking for the particular thread. Go to your main topic page i.e. Mane Forum. Scroll all the way to the bottom. There is a box that says Forum Display Options. There, you can sort threads by Number of Replies, Number of Views and other options.

Unicorn
October 7th, 2013, 01:50 PM
I know I'm the poster child of evil my opinions mean squat why not close out all old threads and archive them. It's a suggestion. Not a bright one look at the source that spoke it.

Your necro bumps and the responses to them have been giving me a good old giggle. The bolded comment started me off again... :rollin:

Unicorn

Charybdis
October 7th, 2013, 02:00 PM
As for hypersensitive's massive list - what about a mod starting ONE thread for each 'topic' with all the other threads linked inside it (e.g. all the hair wash methods)? Much less clutter!

Or maybe we could have a "Reference" sub-board (like the Off-Topic area) where you can't start new threads without mod approval, and all of these threads are crosslinked or stickied from The Mane Forum (if that's possible). I don't think it would be a good idea to hive them off from The Mane Forum into an entirely separate area, and they would get a lot less traffic then.

Did that make any sense? I feel like it wasn't very clear.

Gumball
October 7th, 2013, 07:44 PM
Completely agree, glad I'm not the only one!


As for hypersensitive's massive list - what about a mod starting ONE thread for each 'topic' with all the other threads linked inside it (e.g. all the hair wash methods)? Much less clutter!

It's going to be a single thread/post with organized lists of links in them. :) That sounds along the lines of what you were looking for as well. No clutter at all.

lacefrost
October 9th, 2013, 04:25 PM
I really like the idea of creating subforums, and then putting 2-3 stickies at the top of each forum

- Growing - has all the "___ to ____" threads
- Washing - has the CO, WO, CWC threads
- Styles - has all the "Show me your bun/braid/ribbon" threads
- NEW? START HERE! - hair typing thread stickied
- Toys

But if you just want to create one post with list in it, then those topics would be my vote for being in the lsit.

THIS! Also, we need to redo the Fia's Hair Typing Article/Thread and expand it to include the full range of hairtypes with pictures from 1a-4c.

Gumball
October 9th, 2013, 05:17 PM
THIS! Also, we need to redo the Fia's Hair Typing Article/Thread and expand it to include the full range of hairtypes with pictures from 1a-4c.

We're already in the process of getting that revived (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=62516&p=2535773#post2535773). :)

woodswanderer
October 9th, 2013, 05:36 PM
I would think a sticky on how to best search for information would be useful. I must be doing something wrong, but I rarely get awesome results using the search function in the forum. I personally have learned that searching whatever my question is + long hair community on google works better for me.

lacefrost
October 9th, 2013, 06:16 PM
We're already in the process of getting that revived (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=62516&p=2535773#post2535773). :)

Cool!

10char

truepeacenik
October 9th, 2013, 07:58 PM
Completely agree, glad I'm not the only one!


As for hypersensitive's massive list - what about a mod starting ONE thread for each 'topic' with all the other threads linked inside it (e.g. all the hair wash methods)? Much less clutter!

She suggested five stickies.
Sme can be in Mane, some in Henna/natural, others in conventional, etc. so it would not even be five on the same page.

walterSCAN
February 11th, 2014, 05:54 PM
Love the idea of a single sticky full of links!

Could I humbly suggest that The (tentative) Bun and Braid Reference Thread (forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=112682) be added? Preferably in a 'Styling' subsection, and is there any way to link directly to post #23 in that thread? I couldn't figure out how to do it. That way they don't have to wade through our discussion to find the list that's still being updated periodically.

sumidha
February 11th, 2014, 06:17 PM
I like this idea, regardless of the little details of how it gets carried out. :)

Seems like there's two main categories of threads being mentioned here, threads that contain important information but are not necessarily active all the time, and threads that are super popular and always active. I'm not saying they need to be arranged that way, just making an observation. Along those lines, IMO I'd like to see the different cleansing/conditioning/recipe type threads there, like CO, NW, oil shampoo, SMT. Also the big 'show me your...' picture threads and standard newbie advice threads. A lot of the information that was laid out really nicely in the articles section is still available in forum threads, that kind of stuff.

P.S. In the vein of 'recommending personal favorites' :D I'd love to see some kind of hairtoy crafting specific type of sub forum with multiple threads on different types of crafting. The ficcare modification thread could go there, and the massive, single, hairtoy making thread could be multiple more specific threads (like 'making things with wood' 'making flexis' 'sticks with beaded toppers' 'working with metal' etc). A girl can dream... :)

ETA: Hahaha, and there was even a post further up this page about threads getting necro'd. :doh:

Scarlet_Heart
February 11th, 2014, 06:29 PM
Looking at the Clubs and Challenges section of the Index to Important Threads (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=120052) I think the "Wear All of My Toys Once" (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=22367) thread belongs there as well.

Thanks!

Cowgirl16
February 11th, 2014, 06:51 PM
I Dont see the knee length and beyond thread:cool:

Anje
February 11th, 2014, 07:15 PM
Could I humbly suggest that The (tentative) Bun and Braid Reference Thread (forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=112682) be added? Preferably in a 'Styling' subsection, and is there any way to link directly to post #23 in that thread? I couldn't figure out how to do it. That way they don't have to wade through our discussion to find the list that's still being updated periodically.
I can do that.

To link to a post, by the way, look for the post number in the upper right of the post. That's a link. :-)

walterSCAN
February 11th, 2014, 07:44 PM
I can do that.

To link to a post, by the way, look for the post number in the upper right of the post. That's a link. :-)

Oh good lord, I never noticed that... thanks for pointing it out! (And thanks for adding it to the sticky! :))

Aderyn
February 11th, 2014, 08:05 PM
Thanks for adding the braid/bun reference thread to the sticky, I was just about to suggest it myself! :D

GoddesJourney
February 11th, 2014, 10:13 PM
I think we should organize information about products, combs and accessories again. We used to have a thing I could go to if I wanted to try a new product and I could see LHC reviews about it and contribute my own. That was way easier than searching through 15 threads the name came up in. It had organized pros and cons, ingredients, pictures, pricing... That would be my suggestion.

jacqueline101
February 11th, 2014, 10:35 PM
Your necro bumps and the responses to them have been giving me a good old giggle. The bolded comment started me off again... :rollin:

Unicorn

Im glad you liked my evil poster child comment. It was a good one looking back I think it's my best one.

dulce
February 12th, 2014, 08:36 AM
I would love to see the'' ficcare modifications /repairs and beautifications'' thread and also the'' ficcare data base'' thread added.They are both detailed reference/info threads, so I feel they are both really valuable and therefore should always be easy to find and I am tired of bumping them to make sure they both stay on the first page!They are not quite as active as the ''ficcare colour thread'' so need bumping fairly frequently.Love this idea of putting groups of threads under stickys.I liked the idea that was mentioned of separating info threads and super popular threads and having them here.If that were to happen,super popular threads like''show me your ficcare colour'' thread could be added also..Adding a specific ''reference section'' could be good..

Nightshade
February 12th, 2014, 08:46 AM
I think an herbal section would be good
- The Henna Thread
--Henna removal thread
-- Lightening henna with sun in thread

- The cassia Thread

- there's a few threads on oiling/essential oils that could be added too

Unicorn
February 12th, 2014, 08:47 AM
Im glad you liked my evil poster child comment. It was a good one looking back I think it's my best one.

Yep, highly amusing, I'm giggling away again from being reminded of it. :laugh:

Unicorn

lapushka
February 12th, 2014, 09:11 AM
The common (and perhaps not so common) abbreviations.

jacqueline101
February 12th, 2014, 11:35 AM
Yep, highly amusing, I'm giggling away again from being reminded of it. :laugh:

Unicorn

Did I wish you a happy birthday? I know it was some months ago. If not happy birthday. Maybe I should put evil poster child where mine says tries to help everyone.

jacqueline101
February 12th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Product rating deal we use to have. I liked it.
Hair toy repair thread. Not just for ficcar one for flexi8 and others
Picture guide of bun braid styles. Like a step by step guide

jacqueline101
February 12th, 2014, 11:41 AM
I forgot one:
How to upload pictures guide with pictured steps
How to set up your page where you can see who commented on your thread or post. That would help people who are new that's never been on a group like this.

LauraLongLocks
February 12th, 2014, 11:42 AM
I like Gingerclip's idea of categorizing them.

Unicorn
February 12th, 2014, 03:01 PM
Did I wish you a happy birthday? I know it was some months ago. If not happy birthday. Maybe I should put evil poster child where mine says tries to help everyone.

Oh goodness so you did. I've now responded to all who wished me a happy birthday. Sorry for not responding sooner. :( my computer had an accident around that time which damaged the screen, so I had to tinker around with it a while to be able to view again. Hopefully you now have my response /OT

I second the instructions on how to view subscribed threads. It can take newbies a while to find their way around the board. To my knowledge there's no help page on the forum, so this would be really helpful.

Unicorn

flemeister
February 13th, 2014, 04:17 AM
Gentlemen... Start your postings!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=110732

Hairloss Support Thread
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=1124


I second these to be added to the sticky!

Maybe the first one under an "Eye Candy" category. :cool:

And the second one under a "Support" category. :)

jacqueline101
February 14th, 2014, 12:21 PM
Oh goodness so you did. I've now responded to all who wished me a happy birthday. Sorry for not responding sooner. :( my computer had an accident around that time which damaged the screen, so I had to tinker around with it a while to be able to view again. Hopefully you now have my response /OT

I second the instructions on how to view subscribed threads. It can take newbies a while to find their way around the board. To my knowledge there's no help page on the forum, so this would be really helpful.

Unicorn

You're right there is no help page or sticky. If you've never been on a forum you're lost. No one is there to help you.

browneyedsusan
February 15th, 2014, 09:48 AM
I really like that the "braid and bun" reference thread is stickied, but would also like to see a length guide? Some of the buns aren't possible with shorter lengths, and some aren't possible with longer ones. Also, a lot of the links to pictures /tutorials are broken?

walterSCAN
February 15th, 2014, 10:48 AM
I really like that the "braid and bun" reference thread is stickied, but would also like to see a length guide? Some of the buns aren't possible with shorter lengths, and some aren't possible with longer ones. Also, a lot of the links to pictures /tutorials are broken?

Did you go down to the updated lists? (starts at post 23) If so, can you let me know which ones are broken so I can try to fix them? I've been wanting to work on a length-sorted list, but haven't had time recently. It'll be a little complicated to put together because of the way hair thickness plays into it as well; I'm still thinking of ways to get around that.

ETA--> Reply to the reference thread with any broken links, if you would, so we don't clutter up this one. :)

Gumball
February 15th, 2014, 11:36 AM
You're right there is no help page or sticky. If you've never been on a forum you're lost. No one is there to help you.

I believe that may be subjective based on the user, but if anyone has any questions they're always welcome to start a thread on Site Support or ask/PM a mod. We're definitely ready and eager to help out, so everyone is always welcome to contact us with questions! I personally haven't seen that question about subscriptions pop up much, but it's always possible something may have been missed. Finding subscribed threads hasn't been something I've personally added to the large common questions and how-tos thread, but that is due to my not seeing that topic as something very prevalent.

On the chance someone is reading this with curiosity on how to find their list of Subscribed Threads, below the primary navigation links at the top (Home, Forum, etc.) is a secondary row that contains "Quick Links" on the far right. There is a link to Subscribed Threads (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/subscription.php) if you click on Quick Links. :)

A secondary way to view traffic on subscribed threads, if not just links to the threads, is to visit your profile. Normally when a user visits their profile, the "My Activity" tab is the default active tab. On a row below that there are options to refine which activity is viewed, and by default it's set to "All",. Activity on subscribed threads is one of the options that can be toggled by clicking on "Subscriptions". This serves to show activity on both subscribed threads and subscribed blogs if you have any friends whose blogs you are subscribed to.

jacqueline101
February 15th, 2014, 12:59 PM
I believe that may be subjective based on the user, but if anyone has any questions they're always welcome to start a thread on Site Support or ask/PM a mod. We're definitely ready and eager to help out, so everyone is always welcome to contact us with questions! I personally haven't seen that question about subscriptions pop up much, but it's always possible something may have been missed. Finding subscribed threads hasn't been something I've personally added to the large common questions and how-tos thread, but that is due to my not seeing that topic as something very prevalent.

On the chance someone is reading this with curiosity on how to find their list of Subscribed Threads, below the primary navigation links at the top (Home, Forum, etc.) is a secondary row that contains "Quick Links" on the far right. There is a link to Subscribed Threads (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/subscription.php) if you click on Quick Links. :)

A secondary way to view traffic on subscribed threads, if not just links to the threads, is to visit your profile. Normally when a user visits their profile, the "My Activity" tab is the default active tab. On a row below that there are options to refine which activity is viewed, and by default it's set to "All",. Activity on subscribed threads is one of the options that can be toggled by clicking on "Subscriptions". This serves to show activity on both subscribed threads and subscribed blogs if you have any friends whose blogs you are subscribed to.

I didn't know about the link where you could view posted in threads. I don't think unicorn knew it either. What I meant was we have more people then mods you can't be there like Johnny on the spot to help us.

Gumball
February 16th, 2014, 12:42 AM
I didn't know about the link where you could view posted in threads. I don't think unicorn knew it either. What I meant was we have more people then mods you can't be there like Johnny on the spot to help us.

Most definitely true! :) For that, Site Support is a really great place to use as a help resource if a mod isn't available since there is a very good chance other forum members may be able to answer questions for things such as site navigation, user permissions, and many other topics. Before I became a mod, I liked checking Site Support to see if any other members had a question that I was able to help by answering. I still do, but usually another member has beat me to the answer. (Thank you all of you who are just as eager to provide all of that help! :thumbsup: You're all incredibly amazing.)

For most things people ask on Site Support you'll find an absolute ton of totally helpful people here ready to jump in and help figure out problems people might be having. :agree:

jacqueline101
February 16th, 2014, 06:42 AM
Most definitely true! :) For that, Site Support is a really great place to use as a help resource if a mod isn't available since there is a very good chance other forum members may be able to answer questions for things such as site navigation, user permissions, and many other topics. Before I became a mod, I liked checking Site Support to see if any other members had a question that I was able to help by answering. I still do, but usually another member has beat me to the answer. (Thank you all of you who are just as eager to provide all of that help! :thumbsup: You're all incredibly amazing.)

For most things people ask on Site Support you'll find an absolute ton of totally helpful people here ready to jump in and help figure out problems people might be having. :agree:

I agree we do have helpful members on here and site support is good. I've read it afew times especially when the site is glitchy. I always wonder if I'm the only one with these issues. Most of the time nope others have them too.

mrs_coffee
February 16th, 2014, 10:19 AM
As few things as possible. A forum with a ton of stickied threads is annoying.

LMB
February 16th, 2014, 01:38 PM
Although I lurked a long time before I joined, I just wanted to say I really like what has been stickied, it is a really useful guide, especially for newbies. Little things like abbreviations etc can be overwhelming when new on a forum but I like the way the thread has been separated into the 'sections' too so I am really grateful for it :)

MeowScat
February 19th, 2014, 10:56 PM
There was a thread called "Brunettes Unite" that I really enjoyed. I think it's 13 pages long. :)

juliaxena
February 19th, 2014, 11:45 PM
If noone said it yet, this thread should be in: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=112682

It should also be updated with some of the videos.


ETA: Whoops, it is there and people said it already, sorry :oops:

Ambystoma
February 20th, 2014, 04:02 AM
I really like the idea of creating subforums, and then putting 2-3 stickies at the top of each forum

- Growing - has all the "___ to ____" threads
- Washing - has the CO, WO, CWC threads
- Styles - has all the "Show me your bun/braid/ribbon" threads
- NEW? START HERE! - hair typing thread stickied
- Toys

But if you just want to create one post with list in it, then those topics would be my vote for being in the list.

I like this approach too, I would add to the Growing subforum a sticky at the top with an explanation of what the milestone abbreviations mean, and a few reference pictures (including that one I see around here all the time with the skeleton shown) showing exactly where the milestones are, since hip and tailbone seem to cause so much confusion, wailing, and gnashing of teeth :laugh:

I would also include a Troubleshooting subforum, with the sticky containing advice to chelate/clarify, do an SMT/deep condition (with a link to the SMT recipe thread) and airdry without product or leave in first, since so often that seems to solve the problem :p

monsoonstorm
February 20th, 2014, 04:12 AM
Another vote for SMT and Feye's self-trimming.

They are the two I tend to dig for repeatedly (and the search system here is terrible!)

monsoonstorm
February 20th, 2014, 04:18 AM
For what it's worth, I don't really think anything should be stickied. I prefer to see things in order of when they were posted to last. I imagine they would also end up a few hundred pages long, which makes them unreadable almost. Or locked and stuck at the top, which is kind of annoying when you are done with the content in that thread.

Easiest way to do that is click on "new posts" on the white bar at the top of the forum. It's what I do. I rarely see the actual forum structure any more.

I think this sticky thing is more for reference/newbies. I admit when I first came here I was COMPLETELY lost, so many abbreviations, so many techniques talked about, no idea what was what or where and no easy way to find that information without trawling.

MaryO
March 21st, 2014, 08:23 AM
Sorry if I missed it but is there perhaps a place to look at the different ways to colour hair- LHC approved of course! As well of heatless styling? Thanks! :-)

flemeister
March 21st, 2014, 11:44 PM
The way it's done at the moment, with a single stickied "Index to important threads" thread is the best way to do it IMO. A collection of useful links in a single, easy to find thread. All the goodness of a stickied thread, without the bloat of too many stickies. :)

browneyedsusan
April 3rd, 2014, 07:42 AM
Please consider adding trimming techniques.
Spidermom's trimming (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=121587&p=2682424#post2682424) method, and the compact cut (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=117777&highlight=compact) method.

I would have never cut own my hair before TLHC, and these two techniques have saved me a small fortune.

beraemcclary
June 13th, 2016, 03:33 AM
I would love to see a stickied thread for baby fine hair. I noticed a lot of comments in the fine/thin hair thread where there is a distinct divide between people with fine/thin hair and people with baby fine hair. I think the people with extremely fine hair (like me!) could benefit from their own spot.

nekosan
June 13th, 2016, 12:11 PM
Do we have a thread for "stuck at terminal length"?
Or a thread for "here's a bun i do; does it have a name"?

Anje
October 5th, 2016, 12:23 PM
I need to remember to check this thread occasionally!


I would love to see a stickied thread for baby fine hair. I noticed a lot of comments in the fine/thin hair thread where there is a distinct divide between people with fine/thin hair and people with baby fine hair. I think the people with extremely fine hair (like me!) could benefit from their own spot.

Do we have a thread for "stuck at terminal length"?
Or a thread for "here's a bun i do; does it have a name"?

I'm not sure if we have threads for any of these. If we do, I'll happily stick them in there. :)

HairPlease
October 5th, 2016, 01:15 PM
I didn't take the time to read all nine pages but I agree with the earlier posts about the length to length threads being compiled into a sticky so newcomers can find them right away.

Edit: nevermind, you're way ahead of me. Disregard this post. :rollin:

Anje
October 5th, 2016, 03:24 PM
Lol !

ynne
April 12th, 2019, 07:31 PM
Hi! Still quite new here, but this thread seems closest to what I wanted to ask about. :)

Has it ever been considered to make sub-forums for the "mane" forum, just like off-topic forum has?
EDIT: I see now that is has been suggested!

My reasoning:
The index of important threads is separated nicely; some of it overlaps (e.g. something might be relevant to straight hair + short hair + wearing an updo), but generally speaking, I think several categories are specific enough (at least hair types like straight, curly etc.; growing from/to hair lengths; dyed hair; but that's just my impression!).
When I first got here, it was... overwhelming, to say the last, to find the list of 45,697 (!) threads. The search function is OK, but not for advanced filtering. I couldn't help but think, how easier it would be to search within a smaller sub-category.

So I was hoping this is something that could be considered.
EDIT: So I'm now wondering why the idea didn't pass before?

neko_kawaii
April 12th, 2019, 07:49 PM
Hi! Still quite new here, but this thread seems closest to what I wanted to ask about. :)

Has it ever been considered to make sub-forums for the "mane" forum, just like off-topic forum has?
EDIT: I see now that is has been suggested!

My reasoning:
The index of important threads is separated nicely; some of it overlaps (e.g. something might be relevant to straight hair + short hair + wearing an updo), but generally speaking, I think several categories are specific enough (at least hair types like straight, curly etc.; growing from/to hair lengths; dyed hair; but that's just my impression!).
When I first got here, it was... overwhelming, to say the last, to find the list of 45,697 (!) threads. The search function is OK, but not for advanced filtering. I couldn't help but think, how easier it would be to search within a smaller sub-category.

So I was hoping this is something that could be considered.
EDIT: So I'm now wondering why the idea didn't pass before?

How would you define the sub-categories?

ynne
April 12th, 2019, 10:40 PM
How would you define the sub-categories?

Someone who's been here longer can probably see the flaws in those or suggest better ones, but my ideas are along these lines:

Anniversary posts (they don't happen often, they are quite specific and valuable)
Growing (from X length to X length, reached milestones, goal lengths, ...)
or, more broad,
Progress (anniversary + reached milestones + from X length to X length + cutting hair ...)

Or just like its in the sticky:

Hair by type (Straight and Silky, Wavy and Wurly, Wurly and Curly, ...)
Hair by length
Hair by colour (natural, dyed)
Washing

I'm thinking that even 1-2 extra sub-categories would make a big difference and be helpful. It would require moving some threads if that is possible but I bet people could help link them (at least I would).

Begemot
April 13th, 2019, 01:11 AM
Ohh I would love it if all the anniversary posts were in the same place! Those are my favorite. Good ideas ynne :)

Corvana
April 13th, 2019, 01:48 AM
Someone who's been here longer can probably see the flaws in those or suggest better ones, but my ideas are along these lines:

• Anniversary posts (they don't happen often, they are quite specific and valuable)
• Growing (from X length to X length, reached milestones, goal lengths, ...)
or, more broad,
• Progress (anniversary + reached milestones + from X length to X length + cutting hair ...)

Or just like its in the sticky:

• Hair by type (Straight and Silky, Wavy and Wurly, Wurly and Curly, ...)
• Hair by length
• Hair by colour (natural, dyed)
• Washing

I'm thinking that even 1-2 extra sub-categories would make a big difference and be helpful. It would require moving some threads – if that is possible – but I bet people could help link them (at least I would).

Of these the only one I'd like would be the anniversary posts, to be honest with you! I'd worry moving the growth threads or the type threads to a subforum of their own would end up with less traffic to the Mane forum or to the subforum! And in general I don't think they really would need to be moved at all anyway, as they're sort of integral to the place. I mean, that's the mane purpose of the forum, is it not? To grow, and talk with people who are there or who have been there? And with the types, that's not so proliferous that it needs to be off in its own place (and that subforum would likely not see a whole ton of traffic).

But the anniversary threads? They're lovely, one of my favorite things, but not necessarily needed in the Mane forum. A place for them as a subforum would be really nice! You could even go through the whole Mane forum (or have us do it, and report the relevant threads) and move all the anniversary threads to their own subforum and you could just have this little pile of celebrations and history. Oh it'd be lovely!

I feel like, of all the threads in the Mane forum, the anniversary ones are the only ones that are sort of disconnected. They're connected in some ways, yes, but overall moving them to their own subforum wouldn't really be any sort of loss to the Mane forum at all, and would be IMO a bit of a gain (if we were to go through and move all of them).

ynne
April 13th, 2019, 03:14 AM
I feel like, of all the threads in the Mane forum, the anniversary ones are the only ones that are sort of disconnected. They're connected in some ways, yes, but overall moving them to their own subforum wouldn't really be any sort of loss to the Mane forum at all, and would be IMO a bit of a gain (if we were to go through and move all of them).

With some patience + search function, I bet we could locate most of them, and if some was missed, it could be moved later when re-discovered, probably? :)

I'm glad you and Begemot liked this suggestion! I also love seeing the anniversary threads (especially as a newbie who wasn't here on people's previous anniversaries) :)

lapushka
April 14th, 2019, 04:47 AM
With some patience + search function, I bet we could locate most of them, and if some was missed, it could be moved later when re-discovered, probably? :)

I'm glad you and Begemot liked this suggestion! I also love seeing the anniversary threads (especially as a newbie who wasn't here on people's previous anniversaries) :)

A lot of people "search" this site a bit wrong, IMMHO.

You need to put the words in that you want, then select (from the drop down menu) "titles only" - it is a *huge* help!

HTH. :flower:

neko_kawaii
April 15th, 2019, 10:46 AM
I read back through this entire thread and I have suggestions for what I think could be useful sub-forums:

Anniversaries
Hair Typing
Challenges (Don't Touch, Don't Trim, 1 Month Photo, etc)
Milestones (APL to BSL, BSL to Waist, etc)



What I'd like to hear from as may people as possible is why they think this would help them find threads, if it would make it harder, or if they are neutral.

I'm neutral. I don't use the forum/sub-forum structure to find threads, I use the What's New activity stream to scan current conversations and my Subscriptions to follow old ones.

hollygolightly
April 15th, 2019, 10:54 AM
I was thinking a while ago that it would be a good idea to make a LHC dictionary for newbies with commonly used terms in the forum like SMT, CWC, BCL, etc. That would be really useful

Sarahlabyrinth
April 15th, 2019, 10:59 AM
My vote is for a subforum for anniversary threads! They are such fun to read, and I'm sure I sometimes don't always see them.

MusicalSpoons
April 15th, 2019, 11:00 AM
I was thinking a while ago that it would be a good idea to make a LHC dictionary for newbies with commonly used terms in the forum like SMT, CWC, BCL, etc. That would be really useful

Here it is: https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54874

It's in the Index to Important Threads and Resources (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/announcement.php?f=9&a=11) announcement, above the board.

neko_kawaii I think those look good. I think it will help newer ones find things a bit easier, and as 'decluttering' was mentioned a few times on the thread that blew up a while ago, would serve that purpose too :)

Edit: I too like the idea of an anniversaries sub-forum, and the Challenges idea is great - currently some are in the Projects and some in the Mane forum so it would be cool to have them all together.

Edit 2: slightly less sure on the Milestones one; the content of those threads is so varied that to me they feel an integral part of the Mane forum. However they are big threads so some might prefer that they are moved, with specific questions still being asked and not buried within the thread :shrug:

Corvana
April 15th, 2019, 02:17 PM
I read back through this entire thread and I have suggestions for what I think could be useful sub-forums:

Anniversaries
Hair Typing
Challenges (Don't Touch, Don't Trim, 1 Month Photo, etc)
Milestones (APL to BSL, BSL to Waist, etc)



What I'd like to hear from as may people as possible is why they think this would help them find threads, if it would make it harder, or if they are neutral.

I'm neutral. I don't use the forum/sub-forum structure to find threads, I use the What's New activity stream to scan current conversations and my Subscriptions to follow old ones.

I tend to have the main forum page pinned, and so I use it to see what's new.


Anniversaries - yes! I think it'd be an addition that's all around positive
Hair Typing - This one could actually be pretty good. "What's my hair type" is a common new thread, and it wouldn't hurt to have a place to direct people when asking. It could also be nice to just have a pool of older hair typing threads, so the shy or even the non-members could look and get an idea of their hair type without having to be able to post any photos. But I wouldn't necessarily lump in threads like "wurly and curly" to this, as they're also just for talking to people with a similar hair type, and not always for active hair typing.
Challenges (Don't Touch, Don't Trim, 1 Month Photo, etc) - I certainly wouldn't be against it! They tend to get lost in the general hustle and bustle of the Mane forum (can't tell you how many times I've had to just go and search for the 3 or 4 monthly photo thread or the waist by christmas thread). Could also help with less duplicate challenges, as they'd be easier to look through.
Milestones (APL to BSL, BSL to Waist, etc) - I've been thinking about this one a lot since my last post in here about it. I think that some of the negatives I'd brought up about it wouldn't actually be very big in the grand scheme, and may even be entirely outweighed by the positives. The positives being: They're all there to see in one place, and not getting hidden by other things. This would be good for the less active milestone threads, which tend to drop regularly to page 3 and in some cases (such as the waist to hip thread) all the way on page 7. And for this sub-forum there could be a sticky listing all of the milestone growth threads, for bigger ease of finding. (And on another hand entirely, a sticky like that could be useful on the Mane forum with no sub-forum introduced at all!)

MusicalSpoons
April 15th, 2019, 04:05 PM
^ the length/milestone threads are in the Index to important threads and resources announcement, above the top of the board :)

Corvana
April 15th, 2019, 05:18 PM
^ the length/milestone threads are in the Index to important threads and resources announcement, above the top of the board :)

:doh: Of course they are.