SymbOS forum instead of just one overcrowded thread?

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Por AuroraMSX

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28-07-2007, 10:24

Just a thought...
The SymbOS thread is getting ridiculously long and, most of the time, runs several SymbOS related discussions at the same time. I've given up on trying to follow the complete thread ever since it became more than about 50 pages long. Not because the subject doesn't interest me, but simply because I got lost in all those threads-within-one-thread and could not be bothered to filter out the one posting i might have wanted to read between all the others.
Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way, but I'd say it is time for a separate SymbOS forum :)

2cts spent,
/me off :RNFF:

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Por Edwin

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28-07-2007, 13:06

It is getting a bit messy. Especially finding something like the latest information about a driver or preview is difficult when it could be in a couple of dozen pages.

Por wolf_

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28-07-2007, 13:31

Ppl will still post in that one single thread tho. The idea was proposed earlier in that same thread. (*here*)

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9892)

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28-07-2007, 13:36

Might it be an idea to add the most recent state of affairs (drivers, features etc.) into that sticky SymbOS images thread?

Por Bart

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28-07-2007, 13:41

We could close the current thread and open up a new one with the same title, but adding "#2" to it. That's quite common practice at busy forums.

Por wolf_

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28-07-2007, 13:45

hm.. I think someone's about to cry then Tongue

Por Edwin

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28-07-2007, 14:38

Normally a big project would have it's own forum where multiple topic are discussed in parallel. Of course, this being a retro project, big is always relative. On top of that, coders want to be coding, not running website. Let alone maintaining a forum. As a community site, mrc could step up here to provide this as everything is already in place. Maybe something like a "Community projects" section in the forum where large projects could have a forum for discussion.

Por Patsie

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28-07-2007, 15:20

What's stopping people to make new threads?! Anyone can make a new thread if they have something to say, So if you've got something new to report about SymbOS, you can make your own thread. Apparently nobody seems to want to, because everybody is posting in this one thread. I don't care either way (1 big thread, or a lot of small ones) so I stick with the majority and keep posting in the available thread(s)

Por Prodatron

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28-07-2007, 15:38

To me the main SymbOS thread here is somehow very mailinglist like. The advantage is, that you have all information collected at the same place, and you stay informed about everything around SymbOS by only reading one thread. The disadvantage is, that you loose the overview if you don't read it regulary. Another disadvantage is, that you may not be interested in every topic about SymbOS but only in a few ones - but as there is only one thread you are still forced to read everthing.
Anyway personally I like the way it is right now, but I don't know the opinion of the majority.

Por wolf_

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28-07-2007, 16:05

What are the interesting parts of the long thread? The discussions or the outcome? How about another thread (sticky/locked?) with a summary of each page?

Like so:

page summary
000  start
001  ..
002  ..
..
139  ..
140  single thread discussion
141 ..

etc.

Por Prodatron

Paragon (1797)

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28-07-2007, 16:40

Cool idea! Will someone else help here? I don't have time for that this weekend, but during the next 1-2 weeks I could be able to do such a summary.

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