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Thread: Too many Sub-Forums!

  1. #11
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    No, make Keyword Research a subforum of the subforum SEO, and Graphics a subforum of the subforum Web Design.
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    I still think we need a 'Freebies' forum under Marketplace section

  3. #13
    I still think we need a 'Freebies' forum under Marketplace section
    Yeah. Nice idea.

    But it should be a real "Freebie" form. Unlike Dp's, where you can post stuff that costs less than $6.
    Last edited by farooqaaa; 13 August, 2009 at 18:21 PM.

  4. #14
    We need more. Like Software subforum so I can open random Opera fanboy threads

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post
    I still think we need a 'Freebies' forum under Marketplace section
    I'm not a fan of it, Will explained why already and I'm following him in his opinion. Now people will also post their own prices, not like on DP that they're lowering their 55,99$ price to 5$ just to have a possibility to post it in the freebies section

    But ofcourse if the freebies section would contain 100% free stuff only it would be cool to browse that category
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    Quote Originally Posted by farooqaaa View Post
    Yeah. Nice idea.

    But it should a real "Freebie" form. Unlike Dp's, where you can post stuff that costs less than $6.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    I'm not a fan of it, Will explained why already and I'm following him in his opinion. Now people will also post their own prices, not like on DP that they're lowering their 55,99$ price to 5$ just to have a possibility to post it in the freebies section

    But ofcourse if the freebies section would contain 100% free stuff only it would be cool to browse that category
    Sure, sure! Freebies is where the free stuffs is listed, at no cost! That's the real meaning of 'Freebies'

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    I think it is good enough

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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post
    I still think we need a 'Freebies' forum under Marketplace section
    I also think like that !

    Also, there are many sub forums in NB INDIA.

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  9. Much like our recent discussion regarding too many fields in the postbit, the issue here is that every forum is individually defensible.

    The mergers have brought us a lot of new forums, but largely these were forums that members had already requested.

    As Aquarezz has stated "I don't like to search too much after topics in a specific forum. That's why it's good as it is IMO. Imagine you're searching for topics about keyword research but they are between the hundreds other topics."

    Right now, we don't have very many threads. But in the future, we will have a lot more threads. This will make having more focused subforums even more critical.

    Moreover, we're hoping to recruit specialists in each of these fields to manage the forums in their own niches.

    Specifics:

    • "Building" can't be "SEO & Marketing" -- "Promoting" is "SEO & Marketing"
    • "Site Reviews" is about "how do I build my site", so it should stay under "Building".
    • "Social Bookmarking" and "Social Networks" are very different topics. Social networks (Facebook, MySpace, etc...) are primarily about people. Social bookmarking sites (Digg, StumbleUpon, etc...) are primarily about URL's.
    • "Keyword Research" is an on-site task -- not a promotional task. Keyword research is critically important to making money on the web and is so complex that it requires it's own subforum.
    • "Web Design" and "Web Graphics" are two very separate topics. They could be combined, but would you really want to confuse Dreamweaver with Photoshop?
    • AdSense doesn't need it's own forum, but it has it's own area primarily for promotional reasons.
    • Opera fan boy threads go in the Tech-Talk forum.
    • Adding a Freebies forum is a separate topic.
    • NB India is a private forum. Discussions about private forums should occur inside the private forums.
    • The Blogging, Freelancing, and Webmaster Lounge forums are being considered for merging. These are not decisions to be taken lightly. Merging is easy, unmerging can be very time consuming.


    One important reason for maintaining granular subforums is the feature of NetBuilder's UserCP which enables members to remove forums from their New Posts scan. I have removed "General Chat" from my New Posts scan, but I keep "Tech Talk" and "Forum Life" in my New Posts scan. Merging forums would reduce the ability of people to automatically avoid topics in which they have no interest. This will cause problems as the forum grows.
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