A question for Allen, Paul or any other mods

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Hey Allen/Paul/Mod,

My attempts at hitting the sack have been futile, for I've been bugged
with a burning question.

This is with regards to the Warriors For Hire sub-forum.

D'you think it would be a good idea to, er, divide the forum into "sub-sub-forums?"

As far as I can see, there are 3 (maybe a couple more) main categories on there anyway: Content, Design, Programming.

As such, wouldn't it make sense if there were sub-sub-forums dedicated to the categories? That way:

1) Folks looking for content providers wouldn't have to go through a flood of threads (likewise for folks looking for other services)

2) Service providers wouldn't have to bump their threads as frequently (and save a bit o' cash as well) simply because an unrelated "non-competitor" (i.e. a web designer vs content provider) posted/bumped their thread

Is there a reason this wouldn't work out/isn't being implemented?

I just figured it would make an already very organised forum (seriously, no sarcasm) a tad more focused.

Cheers,
Prashant
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Prashant,
    Is there a reason this wouldn't work out/isn't being implemented?
    I don't recall it having been suggested before. That said, I doubt it would be considered a great idea. I suspect most of the people looking for something specific will either find it via a link in a sig file or through using the search function in that section.

    It doesn't take that long to scan thread titles, especially if you use the [TOPIC TAGS] at the beginning of each title.


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  • Profile picture of the author danr62
    You can do it yourself without needing to have any more subforums there. Simply scroll to the bottom where it says "Display Options", select the box marked "Prefix", and choose which category you want to display. Hit the "Show Threads" button and you're good to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author Go4DBest
      Originally Posted by danr62 View Post

      You can do it yourself without needing to have any more subforums there. Simply scroll to the bottom where it says "Display Options", select the box marked "Prefix", and choose which category you want to display. Hit the "Show Threads" button and you're good to go.
      Very well stated! Thank you, Sir.... ,

      The OP has some good points too. However, this place is becoming bigger and bigger and the mods have already lots of things to do. So having that sub categories will require another burden to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
      Originally Posted by danr62 View Post

      You can do it yourself without needing to have any more subforums there. Simply scroll to the bottom where it says "Display Options", select the box marked "Prefix", and choose which category you want to display. Hit the "Show Threads" button and you're good to go.
      I see. Thanks a bunch to you and Paul. Never thought of that.

      Cheers,
      Prash
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  • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
    It's not really needed. I don't think anyone is constantly lurking in that section of the forum for it to be a real problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    Personally I've always hated having to navigate forums with different sub categories. I also feel (based on my experience) it leaves some "categories" with little to no audience and thus some threads that are seen in a forum like this one (with no categories) would be overlooked on a forum with many categories.
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  • Profile picture of the author abuhanifa
    i second OP , it would be easier to navigate through the forums .
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Yes, I think Prashant has hit on a great idea here! I'd say instead of dividing by topics though we should just create one more subforum for my services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
    What d'you want to call it? The Special Warrior's Offer?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by Prashant_W View Post

      What d'you want to call it? The Special Warrior's Offer?
      That or "Joe's section for shamelessly self-promoting under the guise of reorganization" :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
    Sub-forum within forum, sub-sub-forum within sub-forum! People will get lost while navigating.
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    • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
      Originally Posted by eternalwarrior View Post

      Sub-forum within forum, sub-sub-forum within sub-forum! People will get lost while navigating.
      I really doubt that. It's not that hard to follow a few links. They'd have to be pretty dumb. Regardless, I no longer really think there's much of a need given Paul's and Dan's answers.

      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      That or "Joe's section for shamelessly self-promoting under the guise of reorganization" :rolleyes:
      Not creative enough.

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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    Too many subforums will hamper normal users I think. THough it seems to you that it will help but that is for you.
    For buyers, they like things simple and quick without much clicking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    I've found that it's much easier to let Google handle the searching when you're looking for something specific in the hire and WSO forums.

    Google.com > "highly recommended" intitle:writer site:warriorforum.com/warriors-hire/

    It cuts out a lot of the false positives the built in search engine has.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Gold here.

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      Originally Posted by Fraggler View Post

      I've found that it's much easier to let Google handle the searching when you're looking for something specific in the hire and WSO forums.

      Google.com > "highly recommended" intitle:writer site:warriorforum.com/warriors-hire/

      It cuts out a lot of the false positives the built in search engine has.
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