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    Hi guys,

    On the occasions Ive been looking for something in a new coffee-related area, the site sponsors come to mind as being the first place to look. However, as Im not familiar with most of them I have nothing to go on apart from any clues in the name, or visiting their sites one by one.

    It would be handy to have a page with a listing of all the site sponsors, and the categories of products / services they supply. So if I was looking for say, a coffee roaster, Id know straightaway that sponsors a, b and c are in this field, without wasting time checking the portfolios of sponsors d through q. Having it displayable as sorted by product or by sponsor would be a bonus, or as two static lists of same.

    Not only would it help us who are looking for things, but it would increase the chance of sponsors getting returns on the investment they make to keep CS running. Win-win.

    What do you reckon? Or is this already out there despite my looking? (If so it needs to me made more obvious)
    Greg

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    Sounds like a damn fine idea Greg!

    but how to do it?


    Belinda

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    • #3
      Re: List of products/services available from spons

      Firstly the thread was to determine if such a thing already existed. Presuming it doesnt then your question becomes exceptionally valid!

      Sponsors could all post their stuff here, but I reckon itd be simpler for Andy to collect their particulars offlist and then display them in whatever format he feels is best. Alternatively part of a sponsors profile could include the services they supply, and that info could be pulled together into a single page somewhere.

      I expect at some time well hear from Andy, in fact I might just PM him to flag this thread with him.

      Greg

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      • #4
        Re: List of products/services available from spons


        maybe, a link like Beanbay, but Site Sponser Bay :-)


        Belinda

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        • #5
          Re: List of products/services available from spons

          Exactly!

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          • #6
            Re: List of products/services available from spons


            Yes, this is coming soon.

            I expect it will be a section under the NEWS at the top of the forum.

            One thread per sponsor to show specials, products and services.


            There are a few "gotchas" that need to be sorted before doing this... and they are in-progress.



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            • #7
              Re: List of products/services available from spons

              While were on new sections,
              is there any thought about an area specifically where modifications to machines could be discussed.

              There are many who have PIDd their espresso machines, changed steam wands/tips, etc, and a number of modifications that have been posted for various issues with grinders.

              Im thinking it could contain a general disclaimer at the top, maybe even compulsary to see first before you can read the posts, or is this making things too complicated?

              Regards
              Bullitt

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              • #8
                Re: List of products/services available from spons

                Interesting you mention that, I was just thinking of the same with roasting techniques. Pages and pages of different threads. A set of short locked sticky threads on the different methods, for example, would be handy to save heaps of searching.

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                • #9
                  Re: List of products/services available from spons

                  Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1161913666/0#5 date=1161923029
                  Yes, this is coming soon.

                  I expect it will be a section under the NEWS at the top of the forum.

                  One thread per sponsor to show specials, products and services.


                  There are a few "gotchas" that need to be sorted before doing this... and they are in-progress.


                  Thanks Andy!

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                  • #10
                    Re: List of products/services available from spons

                    Originally posted by Bullitt link=1161913666/0#6 date=1161923812
                    While were on new sections,
                    is there any thought about an area specifically where modifications to machines could be discussed.

                    There are many who have PIDd their espresso machines, changed steam wands/tips, etc, and a number of modifications that have been posted for various issues with grinders.

                    Im thinking it could contain a general disclaimer at the top, maybe even compulsary to see first before you can read the posts, or is this making things too complicated?

                    Regards
                    Bullitt

                    Weve been discussing this one too. As well as a list of FAQs for the site. I think its only just a matter of time!

                    And we appreciate your input too!

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                    • #11
                      Re: List of products/services available from spons


                      Sorting the Breadmaker posts from the Popper posts from the Drum roasting posts etc etc would be a fantastic idea too :-)



                      Belinda

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                      • #12
                        Re: List of products/services available from spons

                        Aye!

                        And maybe a profile section for all the roasting profiles.

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                        • #13
                          Re: List of products/services available from spons

                          Originally posted by grendel link=1161913666/0#11 date=1162082186
                          Aye!

                          And maybe a profile section for all the roasting profiles.

                          Thats a must. I suggest it is attached somehow to the cupping room though.


                          Belinda

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                          • #14
                            Re: List of products/services available from spons

                            Yeah - with a few of us collecting lots of data it would be good to have it discussed all in the same place.

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                              Re: List of products/services available from spons

                              Originally posted by Corretto link=1161913666/0#12 date=1162082256
                              Thats a must. I suggest it is attached somehow to the cupping room though.
                              Roasting profiles I would think would be more properly located in the Roasting section (or in their own Profiles section should that happen) then when a tasting report is put in the Cupping section put a link in the post to the profile used on the bean. Perhaps a new forum named Roasting Profiles under The Art of Coffee catagory.

                              Something to keep in mind is that with the current version of Yabb we can not nest forums with-in forums. In order to add a new forum it would appear on the home page, where theres always the worry about it getting too cluttered or long.


                              Java "Isnt brainstorming fun!" phile
                              Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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