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Topic # 58684 17-Mar-2010 09:01
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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 :)

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  Reply # 308147 17-Mar-2010 09:02
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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.






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  Reply # 308151 17-Mar-2010 09:07
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Sounds good, no point creating headings that will remain empty!

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  Reply # 308155 17-Mar-2010 09:17
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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.




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  Reply # 308158 17-Mar-2010 09:24
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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).





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  Reply # 308357 17-Mar-2010 16:10
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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.




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  Reply # 308362 17-Mar-2010 16:16
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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.





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  Reply # 308374 17-Mar-2010 16:40
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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.




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