I quite like and dislike this idea all at the same time. I like the way everything is split at the moment, and would look at less if it were all tucked away in separate discussion. What I'd really like to see would be tags or filters. So we could look at topics by OS if we wanted and it would just show the relevant topics within the forum we are currently browsing.
I'm with Dormouse
on this. If you provide an area for iOS/OSX, for instance, the Mac folk (both of 'em
) will tend to congregate there. Ditto for Linux, Mobile, whatever. Methinks ye'd loose the cross-fertilization
that occurs so often now. Since I use tags a lot on a daily basis, I'm naturally in favor of the tag concept
. Admittedly, tags would likely be a lot more difficult to implement. But I really believe you'd start to see clique
-ish behaviours (much like the way all the varied Linux distros have fragmented the Linux community) if you separate the software and living room discussions by OS groupings.