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#1 Champion of Cyrodiil

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:59 PM

there is no forum for discussion of "mobile" devices, software, producers, wireless providers, etc.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

IMO the forum categories should come about organically; if there are enough threads to warrant a category it should be created.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

I thought most of that fell under hardware/software anyways.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

IMO the forum categories should come about organically; if there are enough threads to warrant a category it should be created.

This will simply cause people to go elsewhere for categories that are not covered here.  Like http://androidforums.com/  



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:11 PM

I thought most of that fell under hardware/software anyways.

It could.  But with that reasoning, we could simply put everything under the 'Everything Else' Thread.

Obviously Senor Spleen will do what he wants... this is just a suggestion to encourage mobile nerds to use a separate thread.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:57 PM

This will simply cause people to go elsewhere for categories that are not covered here.  Like http://androidforums.com/  

No it won't.

 

Handsets go in hardware, OS's go in software, just like computers. 


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

This will simply cause people to go elsewhere for categories that are not covered here.  Like http://androidforums.com/  

Honestly, it's situational. If a user comes here to post solely about mobile devices they have come to the wrong forum and they're better off going to a niche place.

 

If a user comes here and wants to make a topic about a mobile device (though that is not their sole intent) and sees a nearly empty mobile device section I think they'd be inclined to believe the forum is inactive and move on elsewhere.

 

If they post it on hardware, for example, it isn't something barren - and since we don't have 20+ threads about mobile devices cluttering the first few pages of hardware it doesn't really need a section.

 

 

I guess ultimately the question you have to ask is "what is the purpose of a category?"

I would say that its to break information out to make it easier to find and navigate. Let's say I'm a movie fanatic and I have a bunch of shelves of blu-rays. Logically I would want to break it out by category - I have 200 action movies, 50 comedies, 10 dramas, 5 documentaries, 3 tv series.

 

Logically you'd want to break action out into more specific categories (war movies, cop movies, whatever) whereas the 10 dramas/5 doc/3 tv series can't warrant a shelf to themselves - I'd rather put them in a miscellaneous section than 3 nearly empty shelves.