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Old September 5th, 2003, 09:38 AM
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Default Plans to merge 2 Access VBA forums

Due to continued requested from users, I am planning to consolidate this forum into the Access VBA forum (http://p2p.wrox.com/access-vba-80/) in the Visual Basic and VBA category. (http://p2p.wrox.com/visual-basic-13). The two forums appear to have been unintentional duplications on my part when we created the forum list.

Here is the plan:
1. On Wednesday September 10, I will move all of the topics from this forum to the other forum.
2. If you are subscribed to topics in this forum, those topic subscriptions will remain intact.
3. If you are subscribed to this forum and not the other and want to continue the subscription, you'll need to subscribe to the other forum (http://p2p.wrox.com/access-vba-80/).
4. Once I've moved all the topics, this forum will be deleted.

If you object to this change, please speak up now, before we make the change. Thanks to everyone for your input and for making P2P so successful.

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Jim,

Is there any way to maintain both references
  • Database / Access VBA
  • Visual Basic and VBA / Access VBA
and have them both point to the same forum.

If I were looking for an Access VBA forum I would look under Database / Access VBA before I would look under Visual Basic and VBA / Access VBA.

Thanks,

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Unfortunately, there’s not a way to have 2 links to the same forum. However, what I could do after moving all of the topics is post a single message here referring users to the other forum and lock this forum so no one accidentally posts to it. Would that workaround address this issue?

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I agree with Rand. I found the Database Access VBA before finding the others..

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Gotta agree with Rand and Beth. People are typically looking for an Access site, not an Access VBA site.

Databases -> Access -> Access VBA is a natural drill down.

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My initial gut reaction was the same too. Until I looked at the post volume and saw that the other forum is generating about 40% more threads and 25% more posts than this one is. I used that to base my decision on which of the two should be kept active.


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I guess it's a matter of perspective or viewpoint.

Are we Access Developers who happen to use VBA (as opposed to the older Access Basic) or are we Visual Basic Developers who happen to use Access (as opposed to SQL Server or Oracle)!

My perspective is more from the database side and the specific language is less important.

I used dBase and Paradox (along with their specific programming languages) long before I started using Access. I'm also using SQL Server and its (non VBA) language.

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Goes to show you (or better yet, me)... I didn't even realize there was a forum under:

Visual Basic and VBA > Access VBA

I had thought this all started from the following two groups:

Database > Access VBA
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Database > Access

Sheeesh. Now another one to join since this one is going bye-bye... maybe I'll just stick to the yahoo groups and avoid all of the confusion that seems to have surfaced since the reorganization in what? Mid April?

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I agree with you, Jim

I think a lot of the questions I've seen so far here were geared more towards VBA coding and so thus, I think consolidating the forums into one would help. I also agree on posting a message to refer other users to THAT forum but, you should keep it up so new users will be able to find it


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 Unfortunately, there’s not a way to have 2 links to the same forum. However, what I could do after moving all of the topics is post a single message here referring users to the other forum and lock this forum so no one accidentally posts to it. Would that workaround address this issue?

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I agree with you Jim. Let's just have one forum to cover the subject - it doesn't matter where it is. Lock the old one with the message you suggest so others can be redirected. Sorry, beth, don't agree with you on the yahoo forums - prefer these anyday.

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