March 12, 2011 in Feedback
Here is a feature request which is, in my opinion, at the core of a board usability.
Question : What is the goal of a forum ?
Answer : To let users create topics.
So the topic creation process has to offer great functionalities to organize them.
I started my community 8 years ago, and I realize only now that an often used process is still manually (and very poorly) done : the topic prefixes.
I can't count the pinned topics in each of my forums, where members are kindly asked to add some prefixes to their topics titles, depending on the content of their topics.
Let's take an example, with a forum of old cars.
The members would be asked to put prefixes before each of their topics titles, with , for instance, the name of the brand, like : [Chevrolet], [Chrylser], [Mercedes] or whatever.
Then, after this brand name, members are asked to put the model of the car : [SLK], [A Class] and so on.
Then, after this model, members are asked to put the matter of their topic : [Design], [Engine], [Tuning], and so on.
So, finally, a well-done topic title would be like this :
[Mercedes] [SLK] [Design] What do you think of the new 2012 model ?
This kind of classification is widely used in boards, and can be applied to very diversified subjects : cars, sports, games...
But, as you can guess, there are 3 issues to this method :
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