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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: runaway_pancake on May 27, 2013, 01:31 am

Title: Back to The Top!
Post by: runaway_pancake on May 27, 2013, 01:31 am
For almost a week, last week or so, "General Discussion" was at the top of the page.
I liked that.
I have no metrics, but it probably got a lot more attention then, however briefly.
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: CrossRoads on May 27, 2013, 02:30 am
Not from me. I mainly use "unread messages"
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: GaryP on May 27, 2013, 08:56 am
I use RSS reader, so no problem... but that wasn't the case always.

Changing category order in forums is almost always a bad idea, you can't please everyone.

Cheers,
Kari
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: nickgammon on May 29, 2013, 05:44 am

For almost a week, last week or so, "General Discussion" was at the top of the page.
I liked that.
I have no metrics, but it probably got a lot more attention then, however briefly.


I didn't like it. It is supposed to be "Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board. ".

In other words, general chit-chat.

However being at the top it was getting lots of posts about "can't get my board working", programming questions, libraries, networking, electronics, and so on.

If you put "General" at the top of the board, you may as well throw away all the other sections, because everything could be called "general".
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: dannable on May 29, 2013, 10:50 am
So what is the difference between this and Bar Sport? They both seem to be 'general'.
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: nickgammon on May 29, 2013, 01:14 pm
Don't know.
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: Riva on May 29, 2013, 01:26 pm
I though General was for arduino related general discussions that might not fit into a category and bar sport is to discuss anything arduino/non arduino.
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: robtillaart on May 29, 2013, 09:48 pm
General Discussion is for the higher officers and Bar sports is for the average soldier?  :P
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on May 29, 2013, 09:51 pm

For almost a week, last week or so, "General Discussion" was at the top of the page.
I liked that.
I have no metrics, but it probably got a lot more attention then, however briefly.

I think it was a bit of an accident when they were reconfiguring the forum, they somehow lost the order and the software made its own mind up.
Title: Re: Back to The Top!
Post by: runaway_pancake on May 30, 2013, 03:39 am

I think it was a bit of an accident when they were reconfiguring the forum, they somehow lost the order and the software made its own mind up.


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