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DMXX
06-22-2019, 10:37 PM
Hello All,

Evidently, we've given Anthrogenica quite the face-lift this evening!

Please find the changes to the site below, which are listed in order of magnitude.


1. International Area Expansion
The most substantial changes from our upgrades relate to the International Area (https://anthrogenica.com/forumdisplay.php?161-International-Area) (IA). This section was an admittedly haphazard combination of language and region-specific sections. Furthermore, we received multiple requests (https://anthrogenica.com/forumdisplay.php?103-Suggestions) since the last upgrade to make additions to it.

The IA is now largely region-specific, with all areas of the world now being represented through it. The geographical designations are predominantly based on official definitions (African Union for Africa, European Union for Europe, Wikitravel for Asia, United Nations for Oceania). Language-specific sections now co-exist alongside these and are highlighted in dark gold to maintain a clear distinction from the region-specific ones on the site's index.
This scheme has fulfilled earlier requests from our community regarding a Central American (https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?15943-American-Forum-section-reorganization) and a Southeast Asian (https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?12591-A-thread-to-mobilise-more-support-for-starting-a-SE-Asia-sub-forum)-dedicated area. We're glad to finally provide these to you.

Per the criteria established in this thread (https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?17549-International-Area-Design-amp-Implementation-Summary&p=576278#post576278), several language-specific IA subsections have either been shelved, or have been merged to create the new region-specific subsections. Please click the Spoiler tab at the bottom of this announcement for details.

We have added a "Diasporan (https://anthrogenica.com/forumdisplay.php?223-Diasporan)" section, which is currently represented by a new Jewish subsection (https://anthrogenica.com/forumdisplay.php?224-Jewish). Additionally, we have added a Greek language subsection (https://anthrogenica.com/forumdisplay.php?215-Greek) under the European section.

Hundreds of threads have been moved to either populate new subsections or to better characterise the reimagined ones. All threads from existing sections have a one month expiring redirect in place. If you notice any recent threads (active within the past two years) that are best suited in a different area, please contact one of the Global Moderators or Administrators.

We had previously clarified our approach with IA language-specific sections (see my post here (https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?7141-Can-an-Arabian-section-be-formed&p=296426&viewfull=1#post296426)), which we've re-posted for the community's convenience as a stickied thread under Announcements (see here (https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?17549-International-Area-Design-amp-Implementation-Summary&p=576278#post576278)). Furthermore, if you have any suggestions or requests to introduce new (or revive) shelved sections, please see this thread (https://anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?17548-International-Area-Request-Thread).

Finally, some of the new IA subsections lack a unique icon to represent them. Their continental antecedent's one has been used temporarily. If you have any suggestions for a neutral regional icon for a given subsection, please feel free to volunteer these in the Request Thread linked above.


2. Colourising of Forum Section Titles
You've no doubt already seen this, but I'll list it nonetheless for the record.


3. Commercial Pet Testing Subsection Addition
We have added this new subsection (https://anthrogenica.com/forumdisplay.php?209-Commercial-Pet-Testing) under the Fauna section of Non-Human Genetics.


4. SASCA Ancestry Project Subsection Shelved
We have removed the discussion section for this initiative, due to a complete absence of activity since 2015.

We hope you enjoy all of the latest changes we've made to Anthrogenica today.

Have a great weekend!




African
- All new sections
European
- Scandinavian -> Northern, Slavic -> Eastern, Balkan -> Southern, Celtic + German -> Western, Central (new creation)
Asian
- Northern (new creation), Eastern (new creation), Southeastern (new creation), Hindi -> Southern (rename only), Kurdish + Caucasus + Persian -> Western, Pashto -> Central
American
- Northern (retained), Central (new creation), Southern (retained)
Oceanian
- All new sections
Diasporan
- New section

poi
06-25-2019, 12:01 AM
Great series of updates. The color coding is really nice as well! The pet section is really interesting and could be useful to those who adopt rescues as well as those that pay the breeders big bucks.