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  • Craft fairs by county

    I'm relatively new to this forum but I have used other forums that have a similar layout. Today I've been browsing the UK craft fairs section and as a newbie I do find it a bit chaotic to search through all the different threads for craft fairs in my local area. I don't know if anyone else feels the same?

    Anyhow, I'd like to put the suggestion to admin/mods that there be separate sub-forums to help separate the craft fairs by county. Is that possible?

    Hope I've made sense

    Belinda

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    This does sound like a really good idea - the craft fair section is so busy with loads of new posts every day and it's so easy to miss them.
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    • #3
      That would be so ideal and time saving.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by wendy View Post
        This does sound like a really good idea - the craft fair section is so busy with loads of new posts every day and it's so easy to miss them.

        could not agree more!
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        • #5
          But then we would have to rely on the poster putting the fair in the correct place?????

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          • #6
            Originally posted by greannancrafts View Post
            But then we would have to rely on the poster putting the fair in the correct place?????

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            That's true, but they would be able to see the list of counties, click on the correct one, and then post the details. If they post in the wrong one, someone will notice and ask them to move it or ask admin to do it.

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            • #7
              Would be a bit annoying if like me you live near the border of several countys though. I'd have the same prob with regions, ie north east, east midlands, west midlands etc.
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              • #8
                By county would be useful, by region wouldn't be so useful - I agree with alibear! Oxfordshire appears in south, south-east, midlands, home counties and south midlands depending on whether its BBC, ITV or whoever! At least if it was by county I could look for fairs in surrounding counties and then make a decision if it was within reasonable travelling distance

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                • #9
                  Before we only had a few fairs but as always the run up to xmas it can get busy..

                  I think county is a step to far at it would take a long time to navigate imho..

                  North, south east and west could work but then we have stuff in the middle..

                  I'm up for the suggestions and if enough agree I'm change things..

                  You can search setions of the forum e.g. only uk fairs and the work Hertfordshire etc.. ?
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                  • #10
                    'By County' would be easy to go straight to i think ? a good idea .
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by alibear View Post
                      Would be a bit annoying if like me you live near the border of several countys though. I'd have the same prob with regions, ie north east, east midlands, west midlands etc.
                      Originally posted by HappySheep View Post
                      By county would be useful, by region wouldn't be so useful - I agree with alibear! Oxfordshire appears in south, south-east, midlands, home counties and south midlands depending on whether its BBC, ITV or whoever! At least if it was by county I could look for fairs in surrounding counties and then make a decision if it was within reasonable travelling distance

                      Cheers
                      Judith
                      I totally understand as I am in North Dorset, so I am close to Wiltshire and Somerset, which means I'd have to look under those counties as well for my nearest fairs. But it isn't too much hassle for me, it's probably easier than having to filter through all new threads to find the right ones for me.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 0103media View Post
                        I think county is a step to far at it would take a long time to navigate imho..

                        North, south east and west could work but then we have stuff in the middle..

                        I'm up for the suggestions and if enough agree I'm change things..

                        You can search setions of the forum e.g. only uk fairs and the work Hertfordshire etc.. ?
                        I used the search function today to find craft fairs in Dorset, but if the thread title doesn't contain the name "Dorset" then the search results can be a bit obscure, especially if someone has the name "Dorset" in their reply, even though the original thread was about a fair in a different county.

                        It wouldn't take too long or be too complicated to navigate at all if it is done the way I'm imagining it. For example:

                        Craft fairs --> UK Craft fairs --> Dorset (as an example)

                        And if you know which counties border the area you live in, then it would be very easy to find what you need.

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                        • #13
                          Fairs by county sounds like a fab idea! Like a lot of crafters on here I could travel to a number of counties so having an idea of the location before selecting it sounds great!
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                          • #14
                            What about a search on your postcode and how many miles you are willing to travel would be great.

                            Like on Ebay, you fill in a box for your postcode and choose from a drop down box for how many miles you will travel and it gives nearby listings.

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                            • #15
                              The postcode thing - I suggested that on another thread. Great minds...
                              We could do it ourselves if posters remembered to put the county in the title of their posts.............(or even in the post itself . There are a couple of posts where the poster forgot to tell you where the fair was...)

                              I'm OK with where counties are as I had a counties jigsaw when I was little but I haven't a clue where local village halls are as I'm new to this neck of the woods. I have resorted to a giant OS map plastered on my wall.

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