i borrowed this heading from another board: sorry all - it's completely irrelevant here, except to get your attention
. now that i've accomplished THAT, please read on...<P>the winds of change may be about to blow...from what i hear: rustling in the trees, etc. so i thought it would be good to put it right up front for everyone...hope that's OK, stuart? (if not, please delete!)<P>i got tired of waiting for hanna's thread to load (thanks for kicking it off, hanna...where are you now?), so i'm starting this new one.<P>if you want the FULL story, please read 'nice site' thread. to summarise, some suggestions have been put forward by various people (but i'm to blame for more than a few of them). <P>they include:-<P>1) a new name for criticaldance (see 'nice site' for suggested options)...<P>2) action to get higher priority on the search engines,<P>3) change of title for the ballet and the modern dance 'performances' topics, to be more inclusive, rather than just reviews,<P>4) possibly splitting 'Behind the Scenes' into at least 2 topics - one practical, as in for the dancer/teacher etc., the other technical/production stuff, which is an area that seems to be unique to this board,<P>5) new appropriately qualified moderators for the abovementioned two areas,<P>6) trina suggests a younger dancers forum, (but i personally would like to see that stay within the 'older' dancers topic area, at THIS point in time...maybe later if the need becomes evident?)<P>7) pages to be split, with the moderator adding a 'turn the page' reminder/instruction to readers whenever they split a page,<P>8)trina suggests "Dance Education' as a topic area heading, but i would like to let you know that that specific phrase has a connotation in australia (and i think maybe in england, too) of general education in the schools ABOUT dance, rather than actually dancing. there is a slight negative perception about it, because it isn't thought of as actual DANCE, but as theorising and playing at it, rather than serious application.<P>if i've missed anything, please feel free to add. <P>my reason for doing this thread is in the hope of eliciting feedback from some of the people out there who are reading and may be appreciating and enjoying the board, but have so far been reluctant to voice opinions...it IS your board...please say what YOU want. from my experience here, i feel confident that you WILL be heard!<P>thanks in advance for any participation!
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