Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1033 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 58


Topic # 58684 17-Mar-2010 09:01
Send private message

Was thinking yesterday, would it be helpful to create two new headings under the OS section of the forum?

One for VMWare vSphere
and one for Microsoft Hyper-V

I know that they both fall under Linux and Microsoft, but I thought it may be helpful to seperate these out as they are virtualisation handling OS's

Just an idea :)

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
59587 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10762

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 308147 17-Mar-2010 09:02
Send private message

I haven't seen many topics about virtualisation (which I would expect to go into IT Pro)... If we do get more on these then yes we can create their own forums.






1033 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 58


  Reply # 308151 17-Mar-2010 09:07
Send private message

Sounds good, no point creating headings that will remain empty!

Cheers

 
 
 
 


3116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Subscriber

  Reply # 308155 17-Mar-2010 09:17
Send private message

Does the GZ site structure support sub-forums?
I'm just wondering if there is the facility to have, for instance, sub-forums of Windows Media Center, MediaPortal, GB-PVR, etc in the HTPC forum?
Or TVs, Projectors & screens, Audio, etc for the Home Theatre forum.

I do find some of the tech websites that do this are easier to navigate if you have a particular area of interest.

For your consideration Mauricio.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

BDFL - Memuneh
59587 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10762

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 308158 17-Mar-2010 09:24
Send private message

No we don't have, but could be done. The problem is that almost 100% of the forum traffic - and posts - are from New Zealand. You can see we do have a good number of posts, but nothing compared to similar sites in other countries.

And Geekzone is quite large for New Zealand - more than 700,000 unique visits a month, we are on the top five New Zealand sites visited from the UK, on the top ten New Zealand sites visited from the US, and on the top 25 New Zealand sites. But you can probably still count the number of people you personally know that have heard or visited Geekzone.

My point is that if we create subforums we will end up with some very thin forums, and a lot of people won't even know where to post (seriously, a lot of people post in the wrong forums and we move things all the time).





3116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Subscriber

  Reply # 308357 17-Mar-2010 16:10
Send private message

I see your point. When I look down the forums list you have already done a pretty good job of providing for subforums for a lot of subjects, but it all appears in one big list. Luckily for me most of the forums that I frequent are near the top of the list.

Is there any way to allow posters or admins to add tags to posts so they become searchable?

The ability to go 'new' and a specific tag would be great.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

BDFL - Memuneh
59587 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10762

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 308362 17-Mar-2010 16:16
Send private message

Tags are an idea - but seeing the spelling mistakes we fix around here they would be of no use really. Seriously there is some good content but some people type as fast as they think and don't worry about spelling - ok some don't bother at all.

We have Google search and next to the Quick Reply we have Related Links by Google - this is only on a handful of sites around the web since it's a very limited beta. "Related Links" is great because shows links to other forum posts on the same subject (or close).

Overall, I doubt tags would add anything else that we can't get from Google these days.





3116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Subscriber

  Reply # 308374 17-Mar-2010 16:40
Send private message

Thanks for that, just floating ideas really.

And by the way I like your mobile site. I spend a reasonable amount of time on the road and find it great to be able to browse GZ on my phone.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Apple’s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.