Check the 8/19 FCST: Ohio Valley thread please... Two posts talking about the SPC outlook, and one saying storms are forecast.
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I recommend that we encourage the membership to pass on non-compliant posts (particularly in Map Room) to the staff as part of a solution to contributing to the quality of StormTrack.
Which reminds me of an idea I had. It is sort of difficult to contact mods here. You have to search around for one and pm them, and then hope that particular mod signs on in the near future.I agree, but it may be more effecient and less cluttersome to do so via PM instead of by opening a new thread.
Is there a way to install a button that sends a message to all moderators so that the first one to sign on will receive it? We have that option on some mailing lists I am on or moderate, and it really streamlines the process. Also prevents people from posting their complaints publicly.
it may be more effecient and less cluttersome to do so via PM instead of by opening a new thread.
I agree with Glen, having the forecast post limited to 5 days out.Any chance there could be a limit on just how far out a forecast post can be made? I'd be all for making a 5 day out maximum on forecast threads
I think that's a good idea, Glen. In their competetive zeal to be the first to start a topic, some people get way too ahead of the event. I think starting a forecast for a tropical storm in the Gulf when you live in the Midwest or Great Lakes and have zero intention of chasing the event even if it DOES make landfall seven days from now is the very definition of wishcasting. It's noise. It's weather weenieism. It's what I thought the new chaser-centric atmosphere was attempting to eliminate.Any chance there could be a limit on just how far out a forecast post can be made? I'd be all for making a 5 day out maximum on forecast threads - and a requirement for tropical systems that NHC forecast has landfall within 5 days before a thread can be opened.
It doesn't matter if a FCST post is for an event thats several hours, or several days - if it's a quality post, then it is plenty fine with me. Naturally, there is more uncertainty the longer away the particular event is, but it's still forecasting...
(7) Chase topics spanning multiple or ambiguous dates are prohibited, such as "FCST: This Weekend". Map Room is chronologically organized and is dependent on exact dates. Pick the most representative calendar date and post your message there. Commit to a date, and if it changes you can always move to another thread or start a new one.
4/22/06 - 4/27/06: LONG-RANGE: CENTRAL STATES (started on 4/18/06)...
Ah, well I can go with that. There certainly should be a place for such discussion. I just don't think the Map Room should be that place.I realize that it's not permitted in the Maproom, and I didn't know if it was still permitted in Weather Lab... So, that is why I asked if we should have a place for it...