We are going forward with new forum software in the near future and I would appreciate a little help from the community. There are far better minds when it comes to organizing than mine and I’d love some input.
Forum leader Elk and I, along with a handful of others, have been playing with new forum software that we like a lot. It’s the same platform Roon uses, called Discourse. It’s really cool, has many more features, mobile friendly, contains all that this forum software does not. And much that it does.
All the posts will be saved and one day there will just be a new look to the forums. So, don’t worry.
The forums currently organized in two groups: forums and topics. The new discussion forum offers one more layer of organization than we’ve used here. So, the new forum will have categories (same as forums), subcategories, and topics. This greater division will help navigation. If you look atthe existing forum structure you’ll note that some forums (categories) have 1,000 topics. Yikes! How does one figure out what to read from 1,000 topics?
Instead, we want to see a category, like DACs, and under that category, subcategories like DirectStream, DirectStream Junior, Ladder types, FPGA types, etc. We kind of have a start that makes sense on the existing fourms, but fewer categories might be cleaner.
Right now the categories (forums) are:
- DirectStream DAC
- Accessories, cables tweaks and tuning
- AC power
- Latest ideas
- General discussion
- BHK power and pre
- DirectStream Memory player
- Need help?
- Network audio
- PWT transport
- Forum issues
- Buy and sell marketplace
- My system
- PWD DAC
Some of what I am asking is obvious: all the DAC related forums could be combined into one DAC Category, with subcategories organizing appropriate threads. But, do transports get their own category? Or do we want a more generalized Digital Audio Category?
Better organized minds than mine can and will hopefully jump into the fray.
Your help is much appreciated.