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Sub Topic Forum just for Seniors

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Sub Topic Forum just for Seniors

With 16% of Canadians 65 and over, why not have a Sub Topic in the Forums dedicated to Seniors and Senior issues that include:
Senior Deals
Senior issues
Senior Health & Medical
Senior hours
Senior benefits
etc etc
Instead of having to search in each subtopic for senior related posts.
and not just over 65 years of age but older Canadians.
Last edited by UFOcoin on May 11th, 2020 6:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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This is not an official reply, TomRFD would be best able to respond as only the admins can create forums (etc).

Based on previous suggestions my guess is that a sub-forum would be created only if there was sufficient demand and it made sense from a site operations perspective.
I'm also guessing that when the planned roll out of improved filtering users will be able to select the content they want to see, like perhaps senior related topics.
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UFOcoin wrote: With 16% of Canadians 65 and over, why not have a Sub Topic in the Forums dedicated to Seniors and Senior issues that include:
Senior Deals
Senior issues
Senior Health & Medical
Senior hours
Senior benefits
etc etc


Instead of having to search in each subtopic for senior related posts.
I like this idea.
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Might be sub forum in family forum
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As MrD mentioned, this is just my opinion. This is one of those things that I think will be much easier with the filtering revamp Tom has mentioned in the past. It's not a bad idea UFOcoin but I think it's something that is unnecessary in the long run, I doubt a subforum would generate enough traffic and the filtering system will help isolate 65+ deals later this year. In terms of other senior discussion I feel like that can be already be represented in the Parenting and Family sub. That said I am not a senior so perhaps I am missing that perspective on this.
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Redmask wrote: I doubt a subforum would generate enough traffic and the filtering system will help isolate 65+ deals later this year. In terms of other senior discussion I feel like that can be already be represented in the Parenting and Family sub.
I'm fully in support of content geared towards seniors, but like Redmask said, it's not likely that there's enough demand for any seniors sub-topic to warrant being separated out into a new forum. We don't discourage the sharing of any senior related deal, or general discussion topic, but for the most part users here are not seniors and the amount of and interaction within those threads/forums would be minimal when compared to the overall site and possibly even reduce the amount of people seeing it.

That being said, we are working on a new personalization/filtering project for which a "seniors" tag/filter can be created. It should in theory create an easier way for seniors to find deals/threads geared towards them. When we launch it later this year it'll only apply to the deal forums at first, but we're building it keeping all forums in mind so that it can eventually be expanded for use in Home & Garden, Personal Finance, Health & Wellness, or any other forum as well.
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But on the other hand, we don't necessarily cover every demographic. Like seniors might not like RFD environment, they might prefer some Forum that are specifically designed for seniors or simply meet in tim Hortons

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