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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Perhaps; but I've decided to be magnanimous in this instance.
    And for that reverse order there maybe a need for a reverse order for the first category otherwise you may come first as I concluded from the wit society. Hence making the first category more favourable and perhaps this is what your subconscious mind realised?

    edit: yea tech forum looks cool already
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    I would like to see an AV subforum, there have been quite a few threads on headphones, tvs, speakers and other separates recently.
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    (Original post by Alan Partridge)
    • Mac
    • PC
    • Dev/Open Source
    • Portable technology (phones and mp3)
    • Gaming (PC and consoles)
    Where would you post if you weren't sure what computer to buy and you were thinking about either a Mac-based or a Windows-based computer? Post in the "PC" forum and you won't get a response from the Mac users, post in the Mac forum and you won't get a response from the non-Mac users.

    And also, where would discussion about the PSP/Nintendo DS go? It's portable technology (heck, so are laptops!), but also gaming.
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    tech should be like this imo

    >tech
    --> operating systems (locked, just so as not to clutter the main page with 3 subforums)
    ----> windows
    ----> mac
    ----> linux
    --> dev
    ----> web dev (whether a sub-forum of dev or on it's own i dont care, but they should be different)
    --> gaming (possibly split in to console/pc but not rly that necessary)
    --> hardware
    ----> laptop
    ------> reviews
    ----> desktop/server/whatever
    ------> reviews
    ----> mobile phones
    ------> reviews
    ----> mp3 players
    ------> reviews
    --> how to's and tutorials


    something of that order... maybe all the hardware review sections could just be a single subforum...
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    (Original post by thomasp)
    Where would you post if you weren't sure what computer to buy and you were thinking about either a Mac-based or a Windows-based computer? Post in the "PC" forum and you won't get a response from the Mac users, post in the Mac forum and you won't get a response from the non-Mac users.

    And also, where would discussion about the PSP/Nintendo DS go? It's portable technology (heck, so are laptops!), but also gaming.
    posts like that go in the parent forum imo. ie the main tech forum
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    That How to's section you mentioned is a really good idea. At least that alone should be added.
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    even tho my one looks confusing it makes it simpler... well less forums on the main page and more structured



    see... much better
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    (Original post by -hybrid-)
    And for that reverse order there maybe a need for a reverse order for the first category otherwise you may come first as I concluded from the wit society. Hence making the first category more favourable and perhaps this is what your subconscious mind realised?
    Well, duh.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Well, duh.
    I so lol'd when I read that. :p:
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    (Original post by Choad)
    tech should be like this imo

    >tech
    --> operating systems (locked, just so as not to clutter the main page with 3 subforums)
    ----> windows
    ----> mac
    ----> linux
    --> dev
    ----> web dev (whether a sub-forum of dev or on it's own i dont care, but they should be different)
    --> gaming (possibly split in to console/pc but not rly that necessary)
    --> hardware
    ----> laptop
    ------> reviews
    ----> desktop/server/whatever
    ------> reviews
    ----> mobile phones
    ------> reviews
    ----> mp3 players
    ------> reviews
    --> how to's and tutorials


    something of that order... maybe all the hardware review sections could just be a single subforum...

    Is it not feasible to implement some form of recursive hierarchy whereby submissions made within specialised sub-fora are escalated automatically to the higher categories? E.g. Any post to 'Reviews' will generate facsimiles under 'mp3 players', 'hardware' and 'tech' respectively, but not vice-versa. This would harness all the benefits of demarcation [viz. comprehensiveness], without disadvantaging, excluding or otherwise alienating those users whose queries are more ambiguous in nature.
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    I know a litte about a lot :p: and am happy to offer any help but I really only bother reading the main forum so i dont think its a good idea to have TOO many seperate forums personally.
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Is it not feasible to implement some form of recursive hierarchy whereby submissions made within specialised sub-fora are escalated automatically to the higher categories? E.g. Any post to 'Reviews' will generate facsimiles under 'mp3 players', 'hardware' and 'tech' respectively, but not vice-versa. This would harness all the benefits of demarcation [viz. comprehensiveness], without disadvantaging, excluding or otherwise alienating those users whose queries are more ambiguous in nature.
    A reasonable suggestion, but surely the plan to further section the Technology forum is to reduce the number of threads submitted to the main category (i.e 'Tech')? Your solution, neat as it is, would only aggravate this problem. Furthermore, there is the fact that the implementation of such a system would be significantly less trivial than the addition of new sub-forums.
 
 
 
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