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  1. #1
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    time to reorganize forums

    Another user asked the question of there why isn't there a separate Transporter subforum, http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=65280, and I can see there is a need for forum reorganization to enhance the value of this great forum.

    At a high level I suggest this type of structure;
    Category
    - forum
    * subforums
    * subforums

    My first cut....

    General
    - announcements
    - presales
    - feedback
    * feature requests (direction to the bug tracking/feature request system)
    - marketplace
    - system photos
    - music

    Support
    - FAQs
    - hardware
    * pre SB2/3
    * SB2/SB3
    * Duet
    * SBReceiver
    * SBController
    * SBBoom
    * Transporter
    - software
    * SqueezeCenter
    * UNIX/Linux
    * Windows
    * Apple
    * NAS e.g. QNAP, Netgear, Buffalo Linkstation
    * add-ins/plugins
    * SqueezeNetwork

    Ripping/Encoding/Transcoding/Tagging

    Music Services
    * Rhapsody
    * Napster
    * MusicIP
    * Slacker
    * Pandora

    Other languages
    - Espa˝ol
    - Deutsch
    - Franšais

    Beta & Developer
    - beta SC releases
    * 7.4
    * 8.0
    - developers
    - SqueezeOS software platform.

    I am sure there are thoughts others will have though the important issue is if Logitech SMBU is willing to undertake the effort to implement a new structure as it will require active moderation to keep threads in the most appropriate place.
    SB Receiver, 3 x SB Boom, SB Touch, SqueezeCommander running on Samsung Galaxy S2 phone & Nexus 7 tablet.

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Another user asked the question of there why isn't there a separate Transporter subforum, http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=65280, and I can see there is a need for forum reorganization to enhance the value of this great forum.

    At a high level I suggest this type of structure;
    Category
    - forum
    * subforums
    * subforums

    My first cut....

    General
    - announcements
    - presales
    - feedback
    * feature requests (direction to the bug tracking/feature request system)
    - marketplace
    - system photos
    - music

    Support
    - FAQs
    - hardware
    * pre SB2/3
    * SB2/SB3
    * Duet
    * SBReceiver
    * SBController
    * SBBoom
    * Transporter
    - software
    * SqueezeCenter
    * UNIX/Linux
    * Windows
    * Apple
    * NAS e.g. QNAP, Netgear, Buffalo Linkstation
    * add-ins/plugins
    * SqueezeNetwork

    Ripping/Encoding/Transcoding/Tagging

    Music Services
    * Rhapsody
    * Napster
    * MusicIP
    * Slacker
    * Pandora

    Other languages
    - Espa˝ol
    - Deutsch
    - Franšais

    Beta & Developer
    - beta SC releases
    * 7.4
    * 8.0
    - developers
    - SqueezeOS software platform.

    I am sure there are thoughts others will have though the important issue is if Logitech SMBU is willing to undertake the effort to implement a new structure as it will require active moderation to keep threads in the most appropriate place.
    I do kind of like Pat's answer to my question in the poll I started about a Transporter section. There is good sense in limiting the Forum so there is not a huge drill down which I hate on some Forums. Now for the but:

    But after looking at your example, I am more of the opinion that it doesn't need to go that far, but rather maybe re-think the organization and headers by only having to drill down one layer off the main topic. And by main topic, I mean more general topic headers being less specific instead of actual product names (Linux, Boom, SC).

    General - Kitchen Sink
    Software - SC/SN/Linux/Windows/Apple/ ...
    Hardware - Sections for Old hardware, then one for each current player
    Beta - Software/Hardware/Development
    3rd Party - DIY/Mods/Music/Hardware/Plugins/Music Services/ ....
    Languages - Espa˝ol/Deutsch/Franšais

    Now you're basically down to 6 main sections. Then select from the specific sub topic under that, as an example:

    Hardware:
    - Legacy Players
    - Transporter
    - SB3 (Classic)
    - Duet (SBR & SBC)
    - Boom
    if new hardware comes out add it and as a player is no longer in production/being sold move it to Legacy Players. Example: add SB4 move SB3 to Legacy.

    Just some things to think about, or maybe even just the Engineer in me wanting order when I see separate main section for Boom and Duet without a Transporter while thinking they should be under either Hardware or Products.
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    Living Room:
    Transporter, ADCOM GTP-870HD, Cinepro 3K6SE III Gold, Vandersteen Model 3A Signature, Two 2Wq subs, VCC-2, Two VSM-1

    Office: Touch with Vandersteen VSM-1s
    Kitchen: Touch in-wall mount w/ Thiel Powerpoint 1.2s
    Bedroom: Squeezebox BOOM
    Bathroom: Squeezebox Radio
    Around the House: SliMP3, SB1, SB2, SB3
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    Ford Expedition: SB Touch, USB drive

  3. #3
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    Unfortunately the formatting limitations of this forum didn't allow me to accurately represent what I was suggesting.

    Take a look at the Netgear Readynas forum http://www.readynas.com/forum/index.php to get the gist of what I was suggesting, which is basically the same as your suggestion.
    SB Receiver, 3 x SB Boom, SB Touch, SqueezeCommander running on Samsung Galaxy S2 phone & Nexus 7 tablet.

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    I don't have much of an opinion of re-organising the forums (I use New Posts almost exclusively).

    But I do sometimes think we need a more defined Administrator/moderator list, and some way to tell for sure who those poeple are. it doesn't feel like the forums are 'managed' with a great deal of thought, just something that one of the Logitech guys has to do along with a multitude of other stuff.

    I would like to see some mods applied to the standard vB install and some consistency to the options for the different sub board (for example, below this reply there are no smilies, below the last reply I made there was). As the forums have grown, no-one has check to make sure options are the same between the new aditions and existing boards.

    [Project Log] Funkstars Digital Lifestyle - HEXUS.Community

    In use: 1x Touch, 1x Boom, 2x SB3, 1x Controller
    In a box: 1x Radio, 1x (Beta) Controller, 1x Receiver, 1x SB2 wired (silver), 1x SB (black), 1x SliMP3 (with rear shield)

    If you have any others, let me know, I'm interested!!

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    Now you know

    Quote Originally Posted by funkstar View Post
    I don't have much of an opinion of re-organising the forums (I use New Posts almost exclusively).

    But I do sometimes think we need a more defined Administrator/moderator list, and some way to tell for sure who those poeple are. it doesn't feel like the forums are 'managed' with a great deal of thought, just something that one of the Logitech guys has to do along with a multitude of other stuff.

    I would like to see some mods applied to the standard vB install and some consistency to the options for the different sub board (for example, below this reply there are no smilies, below the last reply I made there was). As the forums have grown, no-one has check to make sure options are the same between the new aditions and existing boards.
    WHAT? Go to the main page, scroll down, click on View Forum Leaders and then you know. Doh!
    iPhone
    Media Room:
    ModWright Platinum Signature Transporter, VTL TL-6.5 Signature Pre-Amp, Ayre MX-R Mono's, VeraStarr 6.4SE 6-channel Amp, Vandersteen Speakers: Quatro Wood Mains, VCC-5 Reference Center, four VSM-1 Signatures, Video: Runco RS 900 CineWide AutoScope 2.35:1, Vandersteen V2W Subwoofer

    Living Room:
    Transporter, ADCOM GTP-870HD, Cinepro 3K6SE III Gold, Vandersteen Model 3A Signature, Two 2Wq subs, VCC-2, Two VSM-1

    Office: Touch with Vandersteen VSM-1s
    Kitchen: Touch in-wall mount w/ Thiel Powerpoint 1.2s
    Bedroom: Squeezebox BOOM
    Bathroom: Squeezebox Radio
    Around the House: SliMP3, SB1, SB2, SB3
    Ford Thunderbird: SB Touch, USB drive
    Ford Expedition: SB Touch, USB drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone View Post
    WHAT? Go to the main page, scroll down, click on View Forum Leaders and then you know. Doh!
    Well you learn something new every day

    Other forums are a lot clearer on this. See the "What the user colours mean" section of Hexus as an example.
    http://forums.hexus.net/welcome-hexu...r-rewards.html

    Other things could also be implimented, "thanks" buttons for example as well as quick post boxes at the bottom of threads.

    [Project Log] Funkstars Digital Lifestyle - HEXUS.Community

    In use: 1x Touch, 1x Boom, 2x SB3, 1x Controller
    In a box: 1x Radio, 1x (Beta) Controller, 1x Receiver, 1x SB2 wired (silver), 1x SB (black), 1x SliMP3 (with rear shield)

    If you have any others, let me know, I'm interested!!

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