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  1. Ian

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    I was wondering if it may be time to re-organise the forum categories, as there are questions posted in some forums that may be able to go in one or many of the existing sub-forums (and may are posted in "Introductions").

    How about having subsections such as "Browsers and Mail", "Networking, Internet and Wireless", "Sound and Audio", "Customisation", "Pictures and Video", etc... would that be an easier way of categorising things?

    I'd be really interested in your feedback on this :).
     
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    Hi Ian,

    With most people being 1st time caller long time readers, I'd say less is more.

    I'd move - Games, OS 9, Programming, down a Level.

    Merge Mac Desktops and Notebooks

    Move Apple TV into Hardware Peripherals.

    New to Macs? this is a bad heading, as it ends up with all manner of questions. I'd dump it completely.

    Your call, but KISS.

    cheers
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    Hi Ian,

    I know I am new here, and agree with what is being suggested also fully appreciate the difficulty re decisions about topic headings and sub-forums.
    Personally feel that possibly a sound/audio and movies/video forum heading might be helpful.
    Agree with new to Macs, and think you will always get users posting general issues here without browsing the forum for the appropriate heading.
    Its a difficult call.
     
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    They are very specialist topics. I don't know enough to try and help with those. iTunes and iMovie ok, but more than that not really.

    Don't want the headings to give people the wrong idea of the types of support we can supply. If we have a sound or video guru then sure give them a spot, but I'm for very general headings, less is more. IMO

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    Another thing to keep in mind is that over time focus changes.
    For instance: for the last few years Laptops have far out sold desktops, And iPads are bursting into the world.
    The order, heading and grouping could be changed to reflect these changes.

    And may need revising on a regular basis, maybe once a year???
     
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    Thanks for the ideas guys, I'll keep this thread going for a couple of weeks to get maximum feedback from members and moderators - then I'll draft something up and see what the consensus is :).
     
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    Any more thoughts on this one from other members, as I'll probably have a little change around when the forum software is upgraded. I agree with quite a few of the above suggestions and will be moving things like the "new to macs" section, etc...
     
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    Hi Ian,

    I see you have removed the new to macs forum and relocated the threads it contained :): took a little time revisiting them but now have them located under there respective forums.
     
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    Most threads should now be in the OSX category, but 10% are in other more suitable categories. If you're not able to find something, just let me know and I'll do my best to find it - although the search should get most things :).

    Just a mini-step toward the new design :D.
     
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