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Old 02-02-2020, 12:49 PM   #1
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Poll, Should we have a separate Forum Catagory call Medicare questions ?

I see a lot of Medicare topics discussed and just wonder if a separate category would be a worthwhile addition.

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Old 02-02-2020, 12:52 PM   #2
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I think the health forum is all that's needed.
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:18 PM   #3
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Just to point out a few things. Creating a new forum topic category is at the option of site staff. In order to enable sub-forum specific searches, when a new forum is created individual threads need to be identified and relocated, going back a number of years, which is a lot of work.
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I think the health forum is all that's needed.
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I would also remark that we have a fairly robust search function in the forum, particularly if you use the Advanced Search feature.
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Just to point out a few things. Creating a new forum topic category is at the option of site staff. In order to enable sub-forum specific searches, when a new forum is created individual threads need to be identified and relocated, going back a number of years, which is a lot of work.

I certainly I wasn't going to do it, but if it was something members wanted, I would mention it to the staff with the poll data.
Turns out members overwhelmingly do not want it. At least so far.
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I certainly I wasn't going to do it, but if it was something members wanted, I would mention it to the staff with the poll data.
Turns out members overwhelmingly do not want it. At least so far.
I will join the members who overwhelmingly don't want it. I think finding Medicare threads is easiest to do by simply using our convenient search function. Have you even tried it? Try the "Advanced Search", restricted to the "Health and Early Retirement" subforum if you wish, and search on the word "Medicare" or similar, depending on what you want.

Also, I agree with MichaelB that this type of decision is not relegated to our members, and there are good reasons for this.
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No thanks. If you expand the same logic we'd also have a "When to take Social Security" sub.
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No thanks. If you expand the same logic we'd also have a "When to take Social Security" sub.
Or a "Total Knee Replacement Surgery" subforum! Or how about a "Men's Health" sub-forum for discussing prostate issues or little blue pills.
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I apologize.
I promise I had no plans to to do this my self!

Ever!

Even if I knew how, I would not do it.
It's not for me to do on my own.

I"m going to go kill myself now.
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Oh my. Donít do that!
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Yeah, then you will get no Medicare benefits
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Yeah, then you will get no Medicare benefits

Oh! Forgot about those, Ok, I'll try to hang around long enough to spend the kids inheritance.
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Oh! Forgot about those, Ok, I'll try to hang around long enough to spend the kids inheritance.
Now that's a PLAN!
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Yeah, then you will get no Medicare benefits
Plus we will then need a separate suicide subforum.....
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Oh! Forgot about those, Ok, I'll try to hang around long enough to spend the kids inheritance.
Or long enough till you hit the breakeven point!
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Plus we will then need a separate suicide subforum.....

That would probably have short threads!
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That would probably have short threads!
So true!

If I seemed overly critical, I am truly sorry. Apparently I was because Karma bit me in the rear right after I posted. I had to hassle with my phone company and bank, just to continue my autopay as always after getting a new card with everything the same except with a new expiration date. Apparently when I activated the card by phone, and it said happily that it was activated, really it wasn't so I had to do it again online. There's a wasted hour I'll never get back.
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That would probably have short threads!
Perhaps, unless one is going through OMY syndrome......
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So true!

If I seemed overly critical, I am truly sorry. Apparently I was because Karma bit me in the rear right after I posted. I had to hassle with my phone company and bank, just to continue my autopay as always after getting a new card with everything the same except with a new expiration date. Apparently when I activated the card by phone, and it said happily that it was activated, really it wasn't so I had to do it again online. There's a wasted hour I'll never get back.

ahh, I got a little testy when more than one person told me I couldn't do that on my own. Well ya!!
My memory is to short to hold a grudge, my wife on the other hand...
This an Early retirement group, so Medicare may not be on the curve, but clearly a lot of questions are posted. I still think it is a good idea to have a separate category, after all, Why would you put a Medicare question in a category named health and 'Early Retirement' people that retire early aren't on Medicare. But, I was out voted, it happens. :-)
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