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    ....if the home page reflected links to DIFFERENT forums for different diseases, that could be cool.
    I don't think anyone would care if you went ahead and did that, Mike. Normally, if you register a domain, the registrar will allow you to forward the URL to an active domain.

    For instance, several years ago when they renamed wegners as GPA, I registered the name wegeners-gpa just in case we ever wanted to use it. Last year, I transfered the domain to Andrew and it remains parked and unused. However, the domain does redirect to this domain. Click here --> http://www.wegeners-gpa.com and you'll be redirected to this forum.

    As long as any redirected URLs were tasteful and previously approved by Andrew, you could buy and redirect as many as you wanted. However, before you start doing that, even parked domains have cost associated with them (about$15/yr) and the tactic probably wouldn't reap the results you're looking for. How a site is ranked on a search is a little more complex than that. There are entire businesses devoted to search ranking for web sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdub View Post
    I don't think anyone would care if you went ahead and did that, Mike. Normally, if you register a domain, the registrar will allow you to forward the URL to an active domain.

    For instance, several years ago when they renamed wegners as GPA, I registered the name wegeners-gpa just in case we ever wanted to use it. Last year, I transfered the domain to Andrew and it remains parked and unused. However, the domain does redirect to this domain. Click here --> http://www.wegeners-gpa.com and you'll be redirected to this forum.

    As long as any redirected URLs were tasteful and previously approved by Andrew, you could buy and redirect as many as you wanted. However, before you start doing that, even parked domains have cost associated with them (about$15/yr) and the tactic probably wouldn't reap the results you're looking for. How a site is ranked on a search is a little more complex than that. There are entire businesses devoted to search ranking for web sites.
    Just to clarify, I'm not the one looking into this, Andrew was the one thinking out loud in the original post. I'm well familiar with websites and domains Vdub (I have a dual degree in Graphic Design and Web Design). (-8
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    I think that by staying a single disease site, everything is consolidated under a single site. If more are added, then information which may be important could be discussed on a different thread and missed ( not explained that well but hope you can understand what i mean)
    Also there are Vasculitis sites readily available so why be just one of a few when you can be No.1 for WG?
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    Maybe we should look and see if there are already some good forums for the other kinds of vasculitis, and refer people to them if there are. As for the more well known AI diseases such as lupus or RA, there must be some good forums, I'd think. And although Facebook groups are cool, and there is a place for them, it is clear to me that the forum format is much preferable in general, with all of its various functions.
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    I think some of you are misunderstanding. I was proposing the idea to Andrew that This site would be completely the same.

    a new forum could be built for other AI diseases, each of them operating independently, just like this one. They would be on a completely different forum than this one, but for their specific disease.
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    Sounds like you are proposing an AI ring.....
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    I was just wondering if maybe some of these other forums already exist. I think having a separate forum(s) for directing people to the info they need is a good one, if someone wants to go to the work of creating it. For the more rare AI diseases, there may not be good forums to fulfill this need. But I'm still among those who would like to see this forum stay the same, which seems to be the consensus. Occasionally we get a member who doesn't turn out to have WG or who has something similar. I don't have a problem with that, as it doesn't happen much and they usually turn out to have something to contribute. But I am for officially keeping this forum the WG/GPA forum.
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