December 5, 2004 in Feedback
Firstly, I am obviously aware of that members can choose to view 'unseen' boards by subscription and as Admin I can create member groups that see certain boards and not others etc.
I just want to float an idea and see what develops....
A new member registers and sees the structure of the board like this:
---Forum 1 Football
---Forum 2 Rugby
---Forum 3 Cricket
---Forum 1 TV
---Forum 2 Radio
---Forum 3 Video Games
The member decides that he doesnt like the idea of all these different forums and instead prefers to have all sport in one Forum and the TV and Radio Forums he wants to see as one Forum.
so he sees the board as
---Forum 1 Sport
---Forum 1 TV & Radio
---Forum 2 Video Games
The benefit of this would be that those members who prefer a 'split out' board can leave things 'as is' and those who would prefer a 'customized' view would be happy too.
I can see the problems this would cause to the programmer (reading posting and viewing functions .. possibly more) but is it achievable and are the benefits worth it?
Can anyone expand on this idea?
If this were workable, I'd be strongly in favor of it.
As I understand it, one problem is where to assign new posts--i.e., when someone posts in "sports" (F1), where does the other user see the post? In football? Rugby? Cricket?
Yep, new Topics would need to be assigned to an existing forum perhaps using radio buttons in the posting process... Replies to existing topics wouldn't present the same problem.
There was a suggestion at one point that would let members show or hide forums of their choice (with the exception of forced viewed ones). I think that is more fesable then this and may just as well suit the need required here.
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