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mouser:
Just a thought.. should we add child subforums for people to discuss such software?

cthorpe:
Just a thought.. should we add child subforums for people to discuss such software?

-mouser (June 12, 2008, 09:26 AM)
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I just assumed that http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?board=215.0 was for posting about Macs and all other things Apple...

But seriously, are there enough users to warrant a child board, and would those few posters on those boards miss out on community input and discussion due to smaller numbers of people seeing their threads?  For example, if someone wanted to discuss web design and they are a mac user, they may feel that they are required to post in the mac child board. They would miss out on input from users who might have a lot of ideas for mac programs in that areas, but don't visit the mac board because they are primarily pc users.

Josh:
Mouser,

This forum will do fine:

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?board=55.0

Josh

Darwin:
I just assumed that http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?board=215.0 was for posting about Macs and all other things Apple...
-cthorpe (June 12, 2008, 09:39 AM)
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This forum will do fine:

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?board=55.0
-Josh (June 12, 2008, 09:40 AM)
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It might be an idea to do a poll to get an idea of the number of users this might appeal to... There are some pretty vocal linux (Gothic and Zaine spring to mind) and Mac (nontroppo for example) users here, so dedicated boards might not be a bad idea. Personally, I actually like having discussions about Mac and Linux integrated into the general mix.

steeladept:
Just my two cents -

The boards categories are great when posting a new thread, but when it comes to READING threads, I always use the "Show unread posts" link.  This way it doesn't matter where it posted, I will at least see the subject line.  From this perspective, I think it is a great idea - however, if people don't read the forums this way, it will, indeed, have a high potential to isolate users who navigate the individual areas manually.

EDIT:  I also think that people who read the threads like I do may respond without noticing the area of the boards they are in, so at that point having them separate doesn't accomplish anything.  I guess all I am saying is it may help some and may hinder others.  In the end I would propose it is not really worth the effort.

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