Hex (or is that “He”?), you never fail to get my attention.
Yes, anyone can, but I’m hoping to recruit a moderator (or two? ) who will keep a bit closer watch than we do on the rest of the site.
I see the biggest impact of the templates to be merely a reminder. The templates remind posters that this is basic information many of us would like to know when viewing their listing. When you use a posting template, you can preview the post. This presents you with a standard posting form, filled with your input, along with BBCode formatting.
I hope diligent posters will use the templates to just get them started. By hitting the preview button, they can remove fields that are not relevant to their post to unclutter things up a bit. They can also add anything they want.
I don’t want to force template use because registered members who are logged in can post as they please – although I’m afraid they might log themselves out unintentionall if they use the posting templates.
I figure people should discuss positions in other forums. Teaching positions seem appropriate for discussion in the Teaching in Taiwan forum – I hope you guys haven’t narrowed your mandate to only curriculum and policy discussion.
The Living in Taiwan, Open and Misc forums may be suitable candidates for sharing insight about other types of positions.
I do have a specific motive for migrating the career database to the forums. Let me segue to your last question to tell you about it.
For a long time, I’ve wanted to publish an offline edition of the website – one whose sole purpose is to expand the website’s audience (that promotion thing I’ve been accussed so often of ignoring). There are scripts for phpBB to facilitate this. But, because my technical expertise is limited, I hadn’t found a way to put together this publication until now.
Hopefully sooner than later, people will start seeing a simple listing of the classified forums in popular bars and restaurants around Taipei. This will be a list of the latest threads, which readers can read by using the topic numbers. Here’s a sample of what I’m talking about: segue.com.tw/sample.pdf