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Dear members, 

 

After questions about a Modeling Forum I am making this thread where you can request a new Forum made or a whole Category or if you would like an enlargement of a Forum. If there is enough interest it can be considered to be made. Share here you ideas and requests.

Yours truly,

Bart V.

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Bart,

 

I really do like the idea to have such a modeling Forum here on HWMF too.

There are enough collectors and historical researchers who are builders of models too, although I have no idea how many modelers are a member here with us.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Bart,

 

I really do like the idea to have such a modeling Forum here on HWMF too.

 

 

There are enough collectors and historical researchers who are builders of models too, although I have no idea how many modelers are a member here with us.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Thanks for your input, the Modeling Forum is on the Update list!

 

To all members, don't be afraid to share your ideas or suggestions.

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I'm not 100% sure if there will be sufficient interest or if one would like a sub-section of this kind ... but how about postwar WW2 awards ?

There are plenty of good quality postwar Souval and St&L items out there, and the community collecting these is growing steadily.

 

Still, these are to be seen as "copies", not sure if we - as Forum - will be sending out the right signals to collectors though ?

But, on the positive side, Souval and St&L postwar made items have proven to show valuable links between wartime and 1957 awards ... :thumbup: !

 

Grtz,

Mathijs

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Great! How does a seperate Third-reich era cloth headgear section sound?

 

Cheers, Pat

Currently the cloth Headgear is counted under the Uniforms, Headgear and Insignia .... (related branch) .... no need at this moment for a separate cloth Headgear forum. Later on it can be counted under Helmets so all Headgear is under one Forum. Or if others have also ideas for such section? 

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I'm not 100% sure if there will be sufficient interest or if one would like a sub-section of this kind ... but how about postwar WW2 awards ?

There are plenty of good quality postwar Souval and St&L items out there, and the community collecting these is growing steadily.

 

Still, these are to be seen as "copies", not sure if we - as Forum - will be sending out the right signals to collectors though ?

But, on the positive side, Souval and St&L postwar made items have proven to show valuable links between wartime and 1957 awards ... :thumbup: !

 

Grtz,

Mathijs

 

Postwar WW2 Awards, only German or also from other Nations ? Currently they can be posted under "After World War II:.."

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I was also thinking to later structure the main forum in Timeframes + Nations and then choose such to come into the head Sections of that Timeframe Nations.

Example: (Main Forum)

 

Imperial Germany

 

German Empire

Third Reich

 

United States: 1914-1945

 

UK & the Commonwealth: 1914-1945

 

....

 

and when you click on of them, you will go to the Head Forums (Example):

 

= Imperial Germany (MAIN)

 

Awards & Decorations

Cloth Headgear

Steel Helmets

Uniforms, Clothing & Insignia

...

 

(Same for the other main forums than)

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Don't think there is a big collectorsscene for these, they can go in 57 awards, or as Bart says in After WW2 , (or if really bad marked as fakes?).

 

It does bring forward an interesting question, that is: "how to view these post-45 awards"? Don't think there is too much consensus between collectors on these. Thanks to people like Mathijs and Rudiger i got a slightly better understanding of 57 awards, although it still looks like a minefield for a non collector of those, but any post 1945 made awards with a swastika i would personnally call a fake. Of course different opinions exist.

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I was also thinking to later structure the main forum in Timeframes + Nations and then choose such to come into the head Sections of that Timeframe Nations.

Example: (Main Forum)

 

Imperial Germany

 

German Empire

Third Reich

 

United States: 1914-1945

 

UK & the Commonwealth: 1914-1945

 

....

 

and when you click on of them, you will go to the Head Forums (Example):

 

= Imperial Germany (MAIN)

 

Awards & Decorations

Cloth Headgear

Steel Helmets

Uniforms, Clothing & Insignia

...

 

(Same for the other main forums than)

 

 

 

 

I think its fine as it looks at the moment, as the TR section is the biggest and most viewed in this forum, so put a less active like imperial german is not too logical to me. Of course I understand the time frame but I dont think that every forums follow that..
 

 

 

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Gentlemen,

 

I prefer the forum as it is shown now, just my humble opinion.

 

I am with Hans on his time frame thoughts.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Hans,

 

It will not be sorted on timeframe but it will just be one Forum one the Forum's index. When you enter now you will see all forums at once. I was thinking to make just one Forum on the index for the Period / Subject you are interested in. Like Third Reich is one the index one Forum (ex. named "Third Reich") and when you click on that forum you will receive all Forums at once all related to the Third Reich without the Allied ones, Market (As the Market will stay on the Index). Or when you click United States or Allied you will receive all Allied militaria at once without seeing the Third Reich / Imperial / ... Fora?

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1.) "Military Modelling" in the next forum update (2.1.) a new section named "Military Modelling" (name still under consideration) will be created.

2.) Would it be nice to have a thread or section for Member's introduction? Would appreciate your inputs into this.

3.) To the current "Recent Posts" modification which is seen on top of our board will be removed and a new and almost identical modification will be added in place but this new mod will show BOTH new replies as new threads! So not only replies anymore which is now the case. Planned for next update (2.1.).

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Hi Bart,

 

We talked about it by email.

 

1.) Looks fine to me.

2.) A combination of "welcome to the forum" , "new to the forum" and "introduce yourself" is in my humble opinion most welcome, although I don't have a good title for it at the moment.

3.) "Recent posts" can easily and without any problems of use, be replaced by "View new content".

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Hi,

 

I feel like the bad guy here for having another opinion on most of these things, but here it it goes:

 

-1 Im with Hans, the forumstructure (the order of the sections) is ok, WWII is the most popular subject and it makes no sense to put that under all the impopular sections. It's not for nothing that other forums don't do this. A user friendly forum is more important than a logical historical forumstructure.

 

-2 A military modeling section: not against it, but..is it really that popular i wonder?

 

-3 On many forums i've been on i NEVER looked at the introduce yourself sections. The nicknames/persons in the collectorsscene that ARE known you easily pick out on any forum once they start to post (the idiots too by the way...). Even worse are forums were you are forced to first introduce yourself, whenever i had to do this i only typed a lot of nonsense to just make the forced topic. Who cares who anonymous member X from the middle-of-nowhere is? If he's a nice guy his posts will speak for him soon enough. If he's not nice also, and if he's not active no introduction or memberstopic at all will add anythng to the forum. Also, many/most people don't post under their real name and don't want to tell about their real life, and personal details. Why have then those useless introduction topics? It really don't adds very much and you only get the same Brunos and Kevins that now also already reply on every congratulation in the birthdaytopic (which again imho also adds nothing as most of the members i don;t know i ignore and the few i do know and appreciate i talk to in person or by pm).

 

-4 Regarding replacing the Recent Post feature. Im against it. For an explanaition see the topic about it. 

 

-5 Lastly, the forumstructure with outfolding subsections. I don't want to sound like i know it all, but this is not a good development. I've been on other forum's that after a while introduced this and always the activity in the subsection's got very low as people dind't want to go to the trouble to click more and look for subsections they couldn't see at first glance. Forumchanges should Always IMPROVE THE USE OF A FORUM, not make it harder to use it. If you hide everyhing in subsections they will be harder to find, also new members won't know them and overal the browsing or looking on the forum will be harder as for every step on the forum you have to click more. and the easy overview is lost. It's not an improvement i think. Again here: the attempt to make things better is much appreciated, but changes are not always a good thing. Please don't do this.

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In my opiniom the "Whose talking" topic in the Inn is enough for member introduction, I think a section for new member intro is not used by members also the old members not check it. If the new member like our forum our team etc, than he will comment on the whose "talking topic", but I don't expect that tons of new members will start their journey here by posting to the new member intro and tell infos about their life without knowing the members.

 

The modeling section can be implemented to the collectors community.

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Hi,

 

I feel like the bad guy here for having another opinion on most of these things, but here it it goes:

 

-1 Im with Hans, the forumstructure (the order of the sections) is ok, WWII is the most popular subject and it makes no sense to put that under all the impopular sections. It's not for nothing that other forums don't do this. A user friendly forum is more important than a logical historical forumstructure.

 

I think this point is wrongly understood, WWI will not go over WWII it was just an example that the biggest Categories were divided into time frames / country etc. but this is off the table now. Some sections will be enlarged instead. 

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Forum looks great to me so far! 

Many sections you don't find on other fora, and that is a strong point!

Here is a extra idea i would dye for; a button forum! Yes military buttons of all nations and all periods.

There are millions of them ! And quiet a lot of button collectors looking for a descent forum!

cheers

|<ris

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Forum looks great to me so far! 

Many sections you don't find on other fora, and that is a strong point!

Here is a extra idea i would dye for; a button forum! Yes military buttons of all nations and all periods.

There are millions of them ! And quiet a lot of button collectors looking for a descent forum!

cheers

|<ris

 

I think it would be best to post such collection on this board: http://www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/forum/154-my-collection-showcase/

 

Items like buttons are really miscellaneous so I don't think an entire new board would work out.

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They might look like miscellaneous to some ( no disrepect ment here!!) but i can asure you that they aren't to a button collector.

Like I said there might be well over a million different buttons world wide produced over all those years, so posting every single one for dicussion or just for identifycation might spoil the  given section.

Not every military button collector is a general militaria collector as well. And i could introduce a specialist regarding world wide buttons with a great knowledge of the subject who isn't active on any other militaria forum as well.

A button might be just a button, but let me tell you that some do fetch prices you could buy a Pickelhaube for! And I don't just mean the ϟϟ skull buttons.

There is kind of a forum I started a few years ago, but thise was just started because of my limited knowledge of the use of internet; I needed something to exchange pic's and messages with  a collector living 200km away from me !

No secrets about what we had to say or to show, so that is how we got a Flemish/Dutch forum and people did join us.

Feel free to have a look at;

http://internationalkn.forum2go.nl/

If inapropriate to put thise link feel free to remove!

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I know that people who collect certain items want the widest audience possible about those subjects, but in my honest opinion this forum is already the most extended I've seen so far with many different themes. At a certain point you have to realise that you can't make a board out of everything, else it becomes very scattered (which is quite annoying for me) with almost every board having only a few topics. So I think it's best if you find a nice spot for your collection of military buttons, which I think will interest many.

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Only trying to elaborade my point of view on thise matter! 

Each to his own opinion! 

But I will follow you directives!

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The only problem with a button section is where would you put, on its own or as a sub section by date and nation in each section?  Or perhaps start a button thread in each section which can be added to whenever any buttons are posted for viewing or for identification.  I am certainly happy to have a buttons thread in any of the areas in which I moderate.

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