hey azlan, good to hear from you!<P>some FASCINATING answers: frankly, i think your explanation about the choice of the word 'critical' is SO interesting (and so unexpected!) that you should write it up, sort of like this, and put it somewhere that EVERYONE new will SEE it, like on your welcome page or something....<P>VERY interesting stuff...<P>(but as i say, not at all predictable or obvious unless one is told).<P>i agree that your site DOES have a feeling of camaraderie. and that it's activity IS higher than others that have been going longer (for example, the section of ballet.co.uk that i keep tabs on: "Topics in Teachers" has had literally NO activity for weeks now, which is disappointing).<P>since we're on constructive criticism, in the interests of advancing this board, can i say that i think your "Behind the Scenes" (backstage/technical) section is fascinating and, i believe, unique. here is an area of strength, i feel, that you could capitalise on. <P>i want to suggest that to make it easier for us people-with-limited-time (i.e. all of us) to take advantage of this section, that it might be broken up somehow...HOW? is the big question!<P>maybe:<P>1. strictly TECHNICAL: lighting, floors, and MAYBE also costume, makeup, shoes, props, OR maybe they should be separate. <P>2. PEOPLE, e.g. off the current board that would be threads like 'A Busy Life!', 'Benesh Notation', 'Backstage parents', 'Who's all behind' etc.<BR> <BR>3. maybe DANCERS ISSUES, which would include threads like 'Eating', 'Feet, Glorious Feet', and 'Anxious Moments?'.<P>4. Stuart's 'Terminology' thread - which i have only just now noticed : thanks (a sarcastic thanks!) Stuart
! ) strikes me as somehow out of it's element, (but valuable). i don't know how to make a category for it....<P>not sure that this is the right way to go about splitting up the section, but AM fairly sure that it would be better to do so !
<P>hope you might agree?<P>i will watch to find out.