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Thoughts on merging the forums in v3.
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:32 AM +

For a while now I've been thinking of merging almost all the sub forums into two forums. This is to try to solve three problems:

1) To further differentiate blogs and threads.
2) To "fix" inactivity in some of the less popular sub forums.
3) People keep posting threads on the wrong sub forums. >>;

The following would then happen:

General Chat, Computing, Entertainment, and Games would be merged into a single forum.
The Train Wreck and Forum Games will be merged into a second forum.
After hours will be removed.
Future introductions will be made as blogs and not on the forums.
Site Discussion will be merged into the main forum, announcements will get their own special, non-forum based section.
QoTW will be made into its own section. The suggestion thread will be moved to the main forum and stickied.

 

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Sat Oct 02, 2010 01:09 AM [Edited once ] +

Seems like a good idea. Should announcements be combined with QoTWs though?

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 01:29 AM +

This might also be a good moment to bring up the new distinction for blog vs. forums and the new rules about blogs.

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 01:41 AM +

MasterCheeze said: Seems like a good idea. Should announcements be combined with QoTWs though?


QoTWs will get their own non-forum page.

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 03:01 AM +

Vusys said:
MasterCheeze said: Seems like a good idea. Should announcements be combined with QoTWs though?


QoTWs will get their own non-forum page.
I see. So two regular forum sections and two non-forum sections overall? And what are the new blog rules mentioned by TarTar McGarGar?

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 03:28 AM [Edited once ] +

MasterCheeze said:
Vusys said:
MasterCheeze said: Seems like a good idea. Should announcements be combined with QoTWs though?


QoTWs will get their own non-forum page.
I see. So two regular forum sections and two non-forum sections overall? And what are the new blog rules mentioned by TarTar McGarGar?



Nothing hard and fast, but we were talking about relaxing the rules on blogs (word limits etc.) so that they can be a bit more casual. In V3, the distinction between blogs and a forum topic will be about whether the focus is expressing one's self (blogs) or creating a discussion (threads). In other words, is the focus on the person, or the community?

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 03:44 AM +

tarheel91 said:
MasterCheeze said:
Vusys said:
MasterCheeze said: Seems like a good idea. Should announcements be combined with QoTWs though?


QoTWs will get their own non-forum page.
I see. So two regular forum sections and two non-forum sections overall? And what are the new blog rules mentioned by TarTar McGarGar?



Nothing hard and fast, but we were talking about relaxing the rules on blogs (word limits etc.) so that they can be a bit more casual. In V3, the distinction between blogs and a forum topic will be about whether the focus is expressing one's self (blogs) or creating a discussion (threads). In other words, is the focus on the person, or the community?
Sounds good. A lot of blogs and new bloggers get shunned right away since their blogs are too small, and the approach that some people take might irk these newcomers a bit in my opinion.

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 03:49 PM +

sotru

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 06:17 PM +

Will there be a search function in V3?

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 07:44 PM +

Third-ed.

 
 
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:57 PM +

Will the removed userlist be returned? Will there be a new list of blogs or as Lith asked, a search function?

 
 
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:04 AM +

Lithium said: Will there be a search function in V3?


The first thing I start work on after release.

Arladerus said: Will the removed userlist be returned? Will there be a new list of blogs or as Lith asked, a search function?


User list, yes, eventually, if there is enough demand.

List of blogs... No. Though, there will be the ability to filter by tags.

 
 
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:35 AM +

Vusys said:
Lithium said: Will there be a search function in V3?


The first thing I start work on after release.

Arladerus said: Will the removed userlist be returned? Will there be a new list of blogs or as Lith asked, a search function?


User list, yes, eventually, if there is enough demand.

List of blogs... No. Though, there will be the ability to filter by tags.


Just do whatever. Usually your decisions turn out to be fine. In fact, usually your ideas work out the best anyway.

 
 
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:39 AM +

Vusys said: QoTW will be made into its own section. The suggestion thread will be moved to the main forum and stickied.


wat QoTW :(

 
 
Tue Oct 05, 2010 03:48 AM +

Can you assign someone or a group to come up with the Question of the Week?

 

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