Forum reorganisation

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Post » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:22 pm

There's been talk of reorganising the forum so I thought I'd put a separate thread here.

I don't want to sub-divide forums such as splitting 'Your Creations' in to 'Work in progress' vs. 'Completed creations', because I don't see any point until the forum is literally bursting at the seams, and none are just yet. But this might make things a little simpler and more straightforward. Here's the new organisation I propose:

[size=150:1sk5ohaa]Construct forums[/size:1sk5ohaa]
Help & Support using Construct (previously Help / Tech Support, moved to top)
Construct Discussion
Remove 'Feature Requests' - move all posts in to Construct Discussion which will contain combined feature requests, announcements, plans, polls, etc)
Your Tutorials & Example files
Remove 'Uploads' - despite the description, bug report files should actually be put on the tracker, so the real purpose of this is examples/guides/nice effects/tech demos etc that people find interesting - this can all go in 'Your Tutorials & Example files', propose all posts be moved there as well
Completed Addons (currently subforum to Uploads, make top level forum)
---- Work in progress addons (subforum)

[size=150:1sk5ohaa]General[/size:1sk5ohaa]
Your Creations (OK as it is IMO)
Open Topic

[size=150:1sk5ohaa]Developers[/size:1sk5ohaa]
Construct Engineering

I think this will make things less confusing. Sound like a good plan?
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Post » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:36 pm

I'm pretty much in 100% agreement with those propositions.

[quote="Ashley":3usmbayo]Completed Addons (currently subforum to Uploads, make top level forum)
---- Work in progress addons (subforum)[/quote:3usmbayo]

Yay, completed addons are ever so important! :)
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Post » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:54 pm

When I was trying to find something I had seen before, I would always forget if it was in the uploads or my creations forums. I like the new look helps with clarification, looks good.
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Post » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:57 pm

Sounds good. Is the 'Your Tutorials & Example files' section going to allow uploads? I think that would be a good idea.
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Post » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:27 pm

Personally, I think uploads should be a sub forum of 'Tutorials', called 'Example CAP Uploads' or something like that.

There are so many threads on the Uploads board, proper tutorials would soon be swamped by a multitude of small demos, examples, support requests, etc. I really like the fact that only proper tutorials tend to end up on the Tutorials board.

And while you're at it, why not rename 'Tutorials' to 'Learning Construct' - that way it makes more sense to have a mixture of tutorials, tech demo, examples, etc.

My proposal for the forum layout:

[size=150:2ex4bdr8]Construct forums[/size:2ex4bdr8]
Help & Support using Construct
Construct Discussion
Learning Construct
- Example CAP Uploads
Addons
- In Development

[size=150:2ex4bdr8]General[/size:2ex4bdr8]
Your Creations
Open Topic

[size=150:2ex4bdr8]Developers[/size:2ex4bdr8]
Construct Engineering
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Post » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:32 am

I'm not a big fan of subforums. I think they hide their contents too well, I'd guess top level forums get a lot more viewage.
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Post » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:59 am

What about a forum that looks like this one?:

http://blenderartists.org/forum/

It's subdivided on topics, and also shows the name of the latest active thread as some kind of preview of that topic, I find it quite useful. Just saying.
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Post » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:32 am

This is a phpbb3 forum - it's been enough of a headache in the past I'm not really keen to change it :P
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Post » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:14 am

What are you going to do when C2 is released?
Not that there will be a great difference in how things are done, but I would imagine there could be some confusion, especially in the tutorials section.
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Post » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:02 pm

Don't know, no need to worry about that till the time.
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