The main category tags are probably always up for discussion. If there is a strong opinion about this in the community, I’m sure that you’ll be able to convince @joreg to ask me to add a new one.
Note that each selection also comes with a change in your adress bar. If you really want to access subforums fast, you can add them as a bookmark to your browser for fast access. Otherwise I personally think the tags work quite well this way. Also selecting a different forum on the old page meant hitting the back button first and then selecting a new forum, which takes way more time than just double clicking a tag.
We could of course think about a “only show new threads” or a “only show unread threads” button. Right now I’m not sure if this is easy to implement.
sub forum can sell advertising … you guys already do for free advertising for businesses indirectly billionaires like video cards, leap, processors, projectors … a site that has over 300,000 visits a year …
I am with u7 on this one, though I cannot really add any arguments to the conversation. It is just that all the other forums I visit still work like the old website did, and that speeds things up for me looking for answers.
A long list with posts that can be about anything is just messy for me.
The whole tag thing, the idea is awesome, but for some reason it is not working so well. (so I end up not really using it)
The resolved tag is nice I think, but when another person than the actual original person that asked the question, did the tagging, any follow ups or unclear answers are missed, cozz other people think it is answered and close. (weird sentence, hope you get the point).
@sebl: Yes I know, it’s sort of a technical issue why we can’t do that. We could completely remove the shouts from the activities. But that’s for joreg to decide.
@daniel: I’m not sure what you mean by that, could you explain what your point is?
@u7angel: I still believe the subforum tags are faster than actual subforums, so no, I don’t think adding bookmarks is a hack, it’s rather an alternative that you could’ve used on the old forum too :).
As I mentioned, the topics are probably up for discussion anytime if you think a category is missing.
Resolved/Unresolved is mainly used by plugin and core developers and for the guys like joreg that browse the whole list and try to answer open questions. The forums are also used as an issue tracker for things that the community finds.
The gray box next to reset tags indicates how long it will take until the page is reloaded. If you’re fast enough, you can select / deselect several tags before there is a reload.
I think I agree that the user created tags don’t work so well, but I don’t see any harm in leaving them in, because you can easily ignore them if you don’t want to use them.
You’re of course free to “unresolve” a topic that you think has not been answered properly yet.
what about two changes:
**first:**status quo is, i visit forums and all main tags are on, makes sense. but now i want to filter and just want to see only one topic like “using vvvv”. why not simply let the user click this filter once to solo it hence allowing him to dive into this topic. and use doubleclick for turning just one filter off. so basically the other way round. i guess ppl do solo more often compared to turning one filter off and this should be easier.
second change is main filters, i still find "statement question feature bug
open resolved " too much and probably only useful for joreg ? :)
“using vvvv” is pretty vague… patching questions was clearer
“graphics” i dont know what this is supposed to mean, again vague
“io” is nerdy, hardware was clearer
i miss “shader” and “plugins”
“devvvs” is trying to cover too much, addons, shader,plugins ,bugs,whishlist … i think this should just be the place for wishlist and bugs
and now i’m quiet, maybe some things make sense to you