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    Default different section / category layout

    Hi,

    would it be an idea to slightly change the layout of the forum categories? I have noticed that I miss nearly all threads posted in sub-forums. like help/hardware/laptop or help/applications/multimedia. These are not expanded and easily browsable by default so I hardly see any posts there.

    Would it not be better to change the layout a little like for example more headings like so:

    NEWS
    tech
    staff
    ...

    HELP
    install
    ...
    ...

    APPLICATIONS
    multimedia
    Windowmanagers
    ...
    ...

    HARDWARE
    laptop
    desktop
    server
    ...
    ...

    COMMUNITY
    ..
    ...


    FORUMS COMMENTS
    ...
    ...
    etc.

    so in short more headings with forum categories below them and no subcategories?

    just an idea,
    stefan
    "The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is the day they make a vacuum cleaner"
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    Default Re: different section / category layout

    I'd also put in my vote for more categories. This forum is getting rather succesful it seems and the posts in a single categorie are hard to follow, in applications alone the posts of today cover over 4 pages I believe.

    and personally I think it would be fun if one could see who is online and how many users are online, this is totally unimportant for the proper functioning of the forum but I've seen that elsewhere and noticed I liked that.

    stefan
    "The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is the day they make a vacuum cleaner"
    OS: Fedora9, RHEL5, CENTOS5, Arch, OpenSuSe11
    Hardware: Dell Precision M65

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    Default Re: different section / category layout

    stefan1975,

    Thanks for the suggestions. FYI we brought together all the admins and
    moderators and put a lot of thought into the layout of these forums when we
    were putting them together based on experience gained in
    moderating/administering previous forums. The current layout is what was
    agreed to. That's not to say it can't be changed, but I think we'll give
    it some time to see how it works. We've only been online for two weeks now
    which isn't really enough time to tell if we need to make any adjustments
    or not.

    > it seems and the posts in a single categorie are hard
    > to follow


    You have the option to subscribe to a forum or a thread to keep track of
    discussions you are interested in. The search function is also very useful
    in this.

    > personally I think it would be fun if one could see who is online
    > and how many users are online,


    Under the QUICK LINKS tab, you'll see a "Who's Online" link.


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