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Old 08-20-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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I wonder what others think of the chagnes that are being made to the forums (or is it fora ... oops, have to post that under words).

I like it, particularly that there are now three web based sections. The subheadings are nice as well.

Good work to those involved.

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Old 08-21-2005, 11:46 AM   #2
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Don, I really like the new categories for web development since that is really more what I am interested in rather than publishing.
But I wonder if it is possible to set up forum subcategories to group the different areas of interest? I know they do it over in the Pets Forums, which are also on vBulletin.
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But I wonder if it is possible to set up forum subcategories to group the different areas of interest? I know they do it over in the Pets Forums, which are also on vBulletin.
It is possible. But we decided not to do that to avoid duplication of topics of relevance to both sorts of endeavor (including Photos, Scans; /Drawing, Béziers; All About Fonts; and Running Your Business), not to mention the general sections (Words and The Corner Pub).

Give this a try for a while and then let us know what you think.

   
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But I wonder if it is possible to set up forum subcategories to group the different areas of interest?
I belong to several forums that make heavy use of subcategories and it annoys the bejeezus out of me--I find the navagation tedious--it takes three clicks(with waiting for new pages) to get anywhere.

   
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Don - the girls (and boys) in the back room have done a great job, haven't they? I think all us INETPUB refugees will feel very welcome here. I might send emails to some old CIS aquaintances and ask them to drop by too. (But not all - this is a nice quiet place!)
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I belong to several forums that make heavy use of subcategories and it annoys the bejeezus out of me
It doesn't have to. I assume that you are annoyed because you have to click and wait to navigate to the subcatagories.

Instead have all the catagories on the same page, but arranged heirarchaly, like <h1>, <h2>, <p>.

Here is an example.

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Snarkish is not too bad..two levels deep, like here. vBulletin is capable of nesting subforums at least two additional level--and those are what make me crazy.

   
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It seems to me that Latin plurals are slowly fading away in English usage. Forums, not fora is generally accepted.
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It seems to me that Latin plurals are slowly fading away in English usage. Forums, not fora is generally accepted.
I hope so. I made the comment in jest. (I'm not even sure that fora is correct. I think my Latin mark in Grade 10 was 27% or something of the sort.)

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Don - the girls (and boys) in the back room have done a great job, haven't they?
They have, haven't they?
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