Forum Rearrangement Announcement

Jan 06 2011

In case you haven't visited our forums lately, you may have noticed quite a significant change...there's only 5 forums now! In an effort to assist all our readers, both super techy and absolute rookies, we felt that a more consolodiated approach to our forums would help everyone worry more about just asking their questions or posting their topics without having to worry about which forum (we use to have 25!). So, feel free to head on over there and start posting.

And here they are (remember you can always get to the forums from the menu bar at the top):

Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

Comments

Sealed  yah!!

Thank you!

Perhaps a description under the forum title would help. Where would a question about WHS go?

IMO, I don't think we had enough categories and sub categories.  

PAPutzback wrote:

Perhaps a description under the forum title would help. Where would a question about WHS go?

IMO, I don't think we had enough categories and sub categories.  

I'd probably stick that in Home Theater Computers, since technically a WHS *is* a computer. The biggest point to the consolidation is, there's really not a *huge* deal in where you post your question/discussion. Maybe as traffic increases and we start getting a lot of posts for topic A, or B, etc, then we can look at expanding again. But I think having all those sub-categories was hurting more than helping.

I dont think this forum has enough traffic to warrant any categories. I suggest going to a single forum. But, any reduction in number of categories is better than nothing! so thank you for the work of trying to make this place the best it can be.

DavidStein wrote:

I dont think this forum has enough traffic to warrant any categories. I suggest going to a single forum. But, any reduction in number of categories is better than nothing! so thank you for the work of trying to make this place the best it can be.

Thanks David. I think that's been part of the reason for the lack of activity, is people get confused or unsure of where to post their question, and then end up not posting anything. So hopefully this helps make things very comfortable for everyone.

Definitely win-win situation. I liked this new changes.

Is there a working RSS feed for new posts? And when I click recent posts underneath my name it shows me posts from enws, blogs and forums. Is there a page for new forums posts, because when I click "Mark All Read" in the forums it does not mark all recent posts as read.

I'm getting caught up from CES today but I'll look at both in the next few days.

I still can't get over that it looked like the new format was chosen by putting all the frames in a shotgun and then where ever they landed on the page is where they stayed. If I am not logged in and scroll by my login panel at the top I get an option to login if I hit reply towards the bottom of the page. But instead of taking me to the login window where my browser remembers the information, I get a popup window. But it doesn't work the same as if I scroll backup to the top of the page and login. 

And I still can't clean up recent posts. I can mark all forums as read but when I click recent posts I still get a list of 20 items. 

I appreciate constructive criticism but nothing constructive in there...

We have a list of items to improve but there is no ETA at the moment.

Sorry about the criticism but the one thing I liked about HTPCNews\missingremote site was the simplicity and the speed at which I could get the information. I had a shortcut to unread posts and that is what it gave me. I could scan through and when I was done I could like the "mark all as read" button, now I have to rescan every news article, blog and post on each visit. 

Unlike TheGreenButton which always gave me login problems, has the worst search and looks like it was done in Frontpage. 

Now, THAT'S something we can actually work with!  Smile

What's the issue with linking to this?  http://www.missingremote.com/tracker

Personally, I just use the "Recent Activity" section on the right-hand side of the page, but the tracker page works great, too.

Also, I can definitely see a benefit to having a "mark all read" button on the tracker page.  What do you think Mike?  So, if that's the only issue with the tracker page, we can probably fix that pretty easily.

If the tracker page had a "mark all read" that would be awesome. 

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