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Old 05-02-2006, 03:32 AM   #1
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Linux Software subforum suggestions

You have implemented the games and kernel subforums...
Why not use general application categories for a full set?
[ software focus, not hardware where it is a possible confusion ]
Sound / Audio ,
Office Suites,
Internet Tools,
Utilities / Configuration Tools.

This would group peoples questions into related questions in a natural way, allowing for easier searching to see if your problem has been encountered and answered already.
Old 05-02-2006, 06:39 AM   #2
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and who will decide the problem " What sub forum does this soft belong to ? "

IMO, we should have a few sub forum for some very popular softwares, indeed the games sub forum is for wine
Old 05-02-2006, 08:43 AM   #3
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We don't want to create too many subforums. If we can get a couple that are both clearly definable and will draw sufficient traffic, that's the aim.

Old 05-02-2006, 11:44 PM   #4
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Sub Forums

Originally Posted by jeremy
We don't want to create too many subforums. If we can get a couple that are both clearly definable and will draw sufficient traffic, that's the aim.

I think it would be a good idea to add more sub forums. My suggestions would be Emulators/ Virtual Machines, SAMBA, and Programming tools. I think it would make the site itself more useable and searchable. One of the things I look for is how easy it is to find information on a aspect of Linux not just Linux in general. If I am trying to find a good back up utility for Linux I search for Linux Back up programs. If this forum had more specific areas it might get more hits from search engines and be easier to find information on the site for the issue being had.

But that is just my on the subject, kick it or keep it .
Old 05-03-2006, 06:39 AM   #5
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search- this has been discussed ad nauseum. I guess since "kernel" is new, we'll get a couple threads like this...

if there are two many subforums, people think: "hmm.. it's a networking question, but it's also to do with Samba, and *etc*" so they double/triple/multiple post, which is against LQ rules.

the best in between thing is the new tagging system. Tag a post to what it's relevant to- say "SAMBA" and then others will be able to find samba related posts etc etc.



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